BC Winter Games – Feb. 20-23 2019

Dear Parents,
The City of Fort St. John and region are excited to host the BC Winter Games February 20-23.  School District 60 is a partner group in this substantial community initiative and will be supporting the games through the use of our facilities and volunteers.  
On Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st, there will be no regular instruction at any school sites nor will there be any busses transporting students.  Students are encouraged to participate and support the games through competition, volunteering and spectating. 

Have a Great Summer

As we head into the summer we wanted to thank everyone for helping to make this another fantastic year at Central. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing summer.

Just a reminder that Ecole Central will re-open for the 2019/20 year on Tuesday September 3rd 2019 for Grade 1-6 students and they will be dismissed on the first day at 10:50am.Those returning to Central will start by coming to the gym when the bell goes in the morning. At that point students will be placed in their classrooms and they will head there until dismissal. The first day for our Kindergarten students will be on Wednesday September 11th 2019 and will be a full day. Kindergarten teachers will be in contact with you prior to this date.

School Summer Office Hours

August 26th – 30th, 2019 – Office is Open

School Start Date (Gr. 1-6)

September 3rd 2019,  8:50am – 10:50am

Kindergarten Start Date – Full Day

September 11th 2019, Full Day

Festival of Colours 2019

Today we celebrated our fourth annual Festival of Colours. It is a time to celebrate each other, our uniqueness, diversity and the year we had at Ecole Central by throwing chalk in the air. Thank you to all our community that came out today to join us, to the Gr. 5’s for putting together some activities that added to the celebration and to the weather for once again cooperating long enough for a fabulous event.

Final Week 2018/19 – Important Reminders & Dates

Final Week 2018/19 – Important Reminders & Dates

Here are a few dates and reminders heading into the final week of the 2018/19 school year.

1) Tuesday June 25th 2019 – FUN Day – Our annual end of the year fun day will start after recess and run for the remainder of the day. Students will be outside for the majority of the day so remember water and sunscreen. PAC will also be providing a burger for lunch. Hawaiian Day – This will also be Hawaiian Day so students can come to school in their best Hawaiian Outfit. 

2)  Wednesday June 26th 2019 – Festival of Colours – We will be once again be celebrating the Festival of Colours. For those that have not participated before the Festival of Colours is an event where we celebrate Diversity by throwing chalk in the air. We ask that students bring clothes on that day that they don’t mind getting dirty. On this day we will set expectations/ get classes ready to head outside at around 2pm. Classes will then head out to the designated area for Festival of Colours (Primary line-up area) and celebrate with coloured chalk and music. We will be having the festival of colours out in the primary courtyard with lots of space for all families interested in coming and taking part.

3) Thursday June 27th 2019 – Last Day of School for students. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 am. On the last day we will have students go to their classrooms first thing in the morning. Our graduation/final assembly will take place starting at 10:50am Students will then return to classes to receive report cards.

A reminder that no report cards will be given out early. If you are not able to pick it up on the last day you can leave a stamped self addressed envelope at the office and we can mail it out.

2019/20 School Year

Tuesday September 3rd 2019 – First Day of school for the 2019/20 School Year. Students will be dismissed at 10:50 on this day. Those returning to Central will start by coming to the gym when the bell goes in the morning. At this point students will be placed in their classrooms and they will head there until dismissal.

Wednesday September 11th 2019 – This will be the first day for kindergarten students for the 2019/20 school year. Kindergarten teachers will be in contact with you prior to this date.

XploreFest 2019

On Friday June 14th 2019 our Gr. 5 Students at Ecole Central got the opportunity to participate in School District 60’s first annual “XploreFest” at the Pomeroy Sports Centre. XploreFest is an interactive hands on experience for students where they can get their hands dirty making something or completing a task. The day is meant to inspire students about future careers.

Jump Rope for Heart – 2019

On Thursday June 13th 2019 we had our wind up assembly for Jump Rope for Heart. It was an exciting event where we shared our accomplishments, recognized a couple individuals for the amounts they raised and enjoyed some excellent skipping skills on display. Congratulations goes out to all members of the Ecole Central Community for collectively raising $9571.60.

Upcoming Dates in June 2019:

June Dates

3rd – 7th – NEAT Garden Project – Final Week of Program

6th – Jump Rope for Heart Donations Due

7th – Pink Shirt Day

7th – District Track & Field

13th – Jump Rope for Heart – Final Assembly

18th – Library Summer Program Classroom Visits

20th – K grad – 11am in the gym

25th – Fun Day

25th – Beach Day / Hawaiian Day

25th – Grade 6 Celebration – Evening, Location TBD

26th – Festival of Colours

27th – Last Day for Students

27th – Report Cards go home

ADST Values Modules Spotlight – Diversity

Diversity – M. Charles & M. Louis

Today we had another one of our monthly ADST values modules. Our next value spotlight from our ADST Values Modules is DIVERSITY. During this module students created a collage representing the earth, the sky and the sun (the world). The groups discuss what the world would be like if everyone is identical and how Diversity makes the world interesting. They discuss our differences which include things like eye color, height, skin color, hair color, languages, etc. The students then begin to create their own collage. On the collage, a string of four people are glued holding hands.  Students then color their characters different skin tones, eye colors, hair colors and make each unique in their own way. The goal is to celebrate our diversity and uniqueness at Ecole Central. Without Diversity life would be boring.