December Newsletter

 

December 2, 2015

Food Bank Donations and Gift Basket

Food Bank donations will be accepted from December 1st – December 18th.

For every donation brought, students can put their name in for a draw for a chance to win a gift basket. Please have your child bring food bank items to their classroom, and we will make sure they receive a ticket for each item brought for the draw for the gift basket. The winning name will be drawn the evening of the Christmas concert!

Coles Book Store Adopt a School Program

This year the Indigo Adopt a school program through our local Coles Book Store has chosen Duncan Cran School as a recipient. In this program, Coles raises money through their generosity and the generosity of our Fort St John community. As a result of the program, Duncan Cran received $1900 in gift certificates to go towards books for our Library. In addition, Coles gave us 10 favorite “staff pick” books as a bonus. When we went down to Coles to receive the books, they surprised us by generously giving us an additional $5000 in books. On behave of all of the students and staff at Duncan Cran we want to thanks Coles Book Store for their amazing generosity!!!! Thank you!!!

Pajama Drive

Duncan Cran School once again, will be collecting new Pajamas for a Christmas Pajama Drive. If you have ever received a new pair of Christmas pajamas as a child you know how great it feels to snuggle in for the night and wait for Santa in your new pj’s. Many needy children have never experienced this. Thus began, THE CHRISTMAS PAJAMA DRIVE.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP… by DECEMBER 11th We changed the date to make it longer!!

  • Purchase NEW PJ’s (sizes newborn to 16yrs) and drop them off at Duncan Cran under our Christmas tree. Thank you for helping and teaching our children about philanthropy.

 Christmas Concert:

This year, Duncan Cran students will be putting on a traditional Christmas concert, all classes will be performing your favorite Christmas songs. The concert will be on Thursday, December 17th, with two performances; at 1pm, and 7pm. Parents/Guardians are welcome!!!

Next PAC meeting;

The next PAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm in the Duncan Cran library. As always, babysitting will be provided.

Is Your Child Absent?  Is Your Child Late to School?

We have the Kid Check Program at our school.  This means if your child has been marked absent our secretary will call each home to verify the absence.  This is a very important but time consuming job.  Please ensure that you phone in any absences and if your child is late, they need to check in at the office! 

Thank you, we appreciate your support.

Christmas Holidays

Please note that the last day of classes before the Christmas break is Friday, December 18th. First day of classes after the Christmas break is Monday, January 4th, 2016.

We would like to wish you a very merry Christmas!

 

Brent Ranger,                                                        Christine Todd,

Principal                                                                  Vice Principal

November Newsletter!

November 4, 2015

Remembrance Day Assembly:

There will be a Remembrance Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 in the gymnasium at 10:45am. Parents are welcome to attend.

Remembrance Day – Holiday

Just a reminder to parents that Wednesday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day and there is no school on that day.

Report Cards:

First term report cards will go home on Tuesday, November 24th.

Early Dismissal, Non-Instructional Day and Parent/Teacher Interviews:

Just a reminder to parents that Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th are Early Dismissal Days and students will be dismissed at 1:44pm. Friday, November 27th is a Non-Instructional Day and there is no school for students on the 27th. Both early dismissal days and the non-instructional day are for parent/teacher interviews. Please contact you child’s teacher to set up a parent/teacher interview time.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser:

Cookie Dough Fundraiser from November 2-18th. All orders are due on the 18th and NO lates will be accepted.  Orders will be delivered the week of December 7th. Students have a chance to win some cash prizes.   The top seller will receive 100 dollars, second place 75 dollars, third place 50 dollars. The classroom that has the top sales will receive a pizza party!

Traffic Fines for parking on Crosswalk:

Duncan Cran Parents: Reminder Cross Walks are for safety purposes–to help children safely cross the road. They are not for parking in, nor when someone asks you to move out of the cross walk to get angry about. Please be mindful of the crosswalk. You will get a fine for parking in a crosswalk. Please note the by-law officers do patrol the schools and have handed out fines already to parents at our school. You do not want a fine! Thank you for your cooperation.

Students Late for School:

Just a reminder that the morning warning bell is at 8:45 and classes begin promptly at 8:50am. It is important that students start their day ready to begin and are at school on time. Thanks for ensuring that your child gets to school on time!

Winter Weather

Please make sure your child comes to school with all of the appropriate items for winter weather! Scarves, mittens, hats, winter coat, snow pants and boots!  The days are getting chilly and we want to make sure students are warm when they go outside for recess.  We send students outside if the temperature with the wind-chill is -18 degrees Celsius or warmer!

 PAC Info:

Our next PAC Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17th at 7 pm in the library. At the meeting, child minding will be provided by a fun, responsible Duncan Cran student. See you there!

Sincerely,

Brent Ranger,

Principal

Christine Todd,

Vice Principal,

Duncan Cran Elementary School

(250) 787-0417

 

June 2014 News Letter

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

PAC INFO:

Our next PAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:30 pm in the school library. FREE babysitting is always provided by a responsible, fun Duncan Cran student. Even if you’ve never been before, please feel free to come out to a meeting at any time. Every parent is a welcome part of our PAC.

LAST DAY FOR MEALS PROGRAM:

The last day for meals program is Friday, June 12th.

GRADE 6 GRAD:

There will be a grade 6 dinner and awards ceremony on June 24th at Duncan Cran, in the gym. Parents can arrive at 5:30pm, dinner will be from 6:00-6:30pm. Awards ceremony from 6:30-7:30pm. Following the awards there will be activities from 7:30-8:00pm. The theme this year is “the 80’s”.

FUN DAY:

On Tuesday June 16th, Duncan Cran will be having a Fun Day. Classes will be moving from station to station doing activities like balloon toss, three legged races, etc. This will be happening from 10:00am- 2:00pm.

LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS & FINAL REPORT CARDS:

The last day for students is on Thursday, June 25th, dismissal at 11:41am. Students will receive their final report cards on this day. Please note, report cards will NOT be given out early to students.

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES IN SEPTEMBER:

Students first day of classes in the fall will be on Tuesday, September 8th. It will only be for 2 hours and students will be dismissed early at 10:41am.

BUSSING FEES:

Just a reminder that for those students that ride the bus, fees for September can be paid at the school or at the school board office, it is $100 and should be paid ASAP.

KINDERGARTEN FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:

The first day of school for Kindergarten will be on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. It will be a full day.

February News Letter

Parents/Guardians:

FAMILY DAY

Monday, February 10th, is Family Day, which is a BC Statutory holiday, and there is no school on Monday.

SCHOOL INFORMATION SIGN

Just to let parents know that we have an information sign outside of the school (you can’t miss it!), which has important dates for upcoming events. We will update it once a month.

DANCE RESIDENCY & FAMILY DANCE

Angie Pomeroy will be putting on a week long dance residency at Duncan Cran (Feb 24-27th). She will be teaching every class various forms of dance. The weeklong residency will culminate in a family dance on February 27, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Duncan Cran Gym. Everyone is welcome, students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Be prepared to kick up your heels and have some fun!

 PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (PAC) MEETING:

Our next PAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 18th at 7 p.m. in the library. Free child minding is always provided by a fun, responsible Duncan Cran student.

 SCIENCE FAIR

The school Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 19.  Students’ projects will be judged in the morning and parents can go and view their child’s projects at 1pm.

ANTI-BULLYING BULLYING DAY

Anti-bullying Day is Feb 26th in BC.  We are selling pink T-shirts, sling bags, and silicone bracelets. We will be selling them prior to Feb 26 on a first come first serve basis.  Please see your child’s teacher for an order form.

 NID – NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 28th is a Non-Instructional day, therefore no school for students on that day.

IMPORTANT DATES:

February  10th –                                               Family Day – No school for students

February 18th –                                                PAC Meeting  @ 7 pm in the Library

February 19th –                                                Science fair, 9am in the gym

February 24-27th –                                           Dance residency

February 27th                                                   Family Dance 6:30-8:00pm

February 26th–                                                 Anti Bullying Day

February 28th –                                               NID – no school

                                                                                                                                   

 

Since we are going paperless for our newsletters to let us know that you have read the newsletters please sign your child’s agenda and put the code word for this month:

 

Valentine!

 

There will be a new code word for each newsletter!

 

 

January Newsletter

Duncan Cran Elementary School

8130 – 89th Avenue

Fort St John, BC  V1J 5S5

Telephone: (250) 787-0417     Fax: (250) 785-1581

January 21st, 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! It’s been a couple of weeks back at school and I hope your family had an excellent holiday and that 2014 will be a great year. This term is a very busy and an important learning time for the children.  Please make sure they are here on time, as it affects their learning when they come in late and it disrupts the learning of the other students in the classroom.   Classes start at 8:45.

Please make sure your child is dressed to go outside at recess and lunch time, as students are sent outside with temperatures -15 and warmer. Also, shoes, boots, jackets etc. should have their names on them for easy identification.  All students must have inside shoes for safety reasons.

DUNCAN CRAN WEBSITE

Just a reminder that we are trying to save paper and are posting all of our newsletters on the Duncan Cran website, which can be found at – http://www.duncan.prn.bc.ca

TWOONIE FOR A TEDDY AND A TREAT

Our librarian, Mrs. Flury has organized a very special fundraiser; students bring in $2 (a TWOONIE) and they will receive a Stuffy (Teddy) and a treat. If you have any slightly used (but not abused) stuffies to donate could you please send them to our librarian. The Toonie for a treat will happen in the sping. We will send specific dates in the near future.

FOUNDATION SKILLS ASSESSMENT (FSAs)

The FSAs are a mandatory provincial assessment for all grade 4 students in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Numeracy. We will be completing the assessments from January 21st to Feb 8th so it is important that your child is here for these dates. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Here is a link that highlights the FACTS about the FSAs from the Ministry of Education:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/assessment/fsa/pdfs/fsabrochure.pdf

PAC MEETING:

Our next PAC Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:30pm in the library. At the meeting, child minding will be provided by a fun, responsible Duncan Cran student. See you there…

 SCIENCE FAIR DAY

The school date for the Science Fair is Feb 19th.  Intermediate students will need their projects completed by this date; as we will be having judges come to our school that day to examine the projects. All students from grades 4-6 must complete a science fair project. Primary students are welcome to participate.  They can see Mrs. Todd for more information or Mrs. Lowther (depending on who teaches your child. The District Science Fair is April 9th.

ANTI-BULLYING BULLYING DAY

Anti-bullying Day is Feb 26th in BC.  We are selling pink T-shirts, sling bags, and silicone bracelets. We will be selling them prior to Feb 26 on a first come first serve basis.  Please see your child’s teacher for an order form.

 DANCE RESIDENTCY & FAMILY DANCE

Angie Pomeroy will be putting on a week long dance residency at Duncan Cran (Feb 24-27th). She will be teaching every class various forms of dance. The weeklong residency will culminate in a family dance on February 27, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Duncan Cran Gym. Everyone is welcome, students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Be prepared to kick up your heels and have some fun!

 2014/15 REGISTRATION

We are now accepting registrations for next year’s kindergarten class. Please bring in the child’s birth certificate and proof of residence when registering.  Please let your neighbors know if they have children of kindergarten age.

BASKETBALL

Basketball season has started. Permission forms and schedules will be sent home with players.

IMPORTANT DATES:

January 21 – Feb 8th –                                     FSA Assessements for Gr. 4 Students

January 31st  –                                                  PRO-D- Professional Development Day, No            school for students

January 28th –                                                  PAC meeting, 7:30pm

February 10th –                                                Family Day (provincial Holiday- No school

February 19th –                                                School Science Fair

Feb 24 – 27th                                                  Dance residency

Feb 26th                                                           Anti-Bullying Day

Feb 27th                                                           Family dance (6:30 – 8:00pm)

Feb 28th                                                           NID- Non-Instructional day- No school For Students

March 17 – March 28th –                                Spring Break

March 31st –                                                    First day back from Spring Break

Since we are going paperless for our newsletters to let us know that you have read the newsletters please sign your child’s agenda and put the code word for this month:

Resolution!

There will be a new code word for each newsletter!

Brent Ranger,

Principal,

Christine Todd,

Vice Principal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER!!!!

 

Duncan Cran Elementary School

8130 – 89th Avenue

Fort St John, BC  V1J 5S5 

December 9, 2013

Library News – Scholastic Book Fair December 9-13th:

 

Monday December 9th to Friday December 13th.  Brand New Books!  Great Gift Ideas!  Students are welcome to come and purchase during book exchange times. Books cost: $5- $30.

The following days are when students have book exchange and will be allowed to purchase books from the book fair:

Monday:  Mr. Davies, Mrs. Powers, and Mrs. Cooper

Tuesday:  Ms. Demers, Mrs. Holmes, and Mrs. Newth

Wednesday:  Mr. Read, Mr. Longley, and Mrs. Brody

Thursday:  Mrs. Zackodnik, Mrs. Oakley

Friday:  Mrs. Petuh, and public

Food Bank Donations

Food Bank donations will be accepted in the library from December 1st – December 17th.

For every donation brought, students can put their name in for a draw for a chance to win a gingerbread house (donated and made by Mrs. Ziebart)!

 Mingle Jingle December 17th and Silent Auction:

This year, instead of a Christmas concert, Duncan Cran will be hosting a Mingle Jingle. This will be a fun filled event where students and parents can visit different classes in the school for fun filled activities, such as marshmallow wreath toss, light bulb reindeer decorating, and many other activities. There will be a very special visit from Santa. Parents, bring your cameras for a free photo opportunity and a chance for the kids to see Santa.

Students can bring their parents and go from class to class participating in activities. The Mingle Jingle will be held on December 17th, from 6-7:30pm. There will also be a silent auction at the Mingle Jingle. If you have any new items that you would like to donate for the silent auction please drop them off at the school, before the 17th. Proceeds will go towards the dance residency which will be held in the spring.

Ted Sloan Productions School Play

This year we are very lucky to have Ted Sloan (actor, director, extraordinaire), do an acting residency with our students at Duncan Cran for the week of December 2-9th. The culmination will be a play that will be performed on Tuesday, December 10th, at 1:00pm (for students; dress rehearsal), and for the parents at 6:30. Free admission, so parents come out and enjoy an entertaining play with our Duncan Cran students!!!!!

Is Your Child Absent?  Is Your Child Late to School?

We have the Kid Check Program at our school.  This means if your child has been marked absent our secretary will call each home to verify the absence.  This is a very important but time consuming job.  Please ensure that you phone in any absences and if your child is late, they need to check in at the office! 

Thank you, we appreciate your support.

PAC meeting for December Cancelled:

The PAC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th, has been cancelled. The next PAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14th at 7pm in the Duncan Cran library.

Winter Weather

Please make sure your child comes to school with all of the appropriate items for winter weather! Scarves, mittens, hats, winter coat, snow pants and boots!  The days are getting chilly and we want to make sure students are warm when they go outside for recess.  We send students outside if the temperature with the wind-chill is -15 degrees Celsius or warmer!

Important Dates: 

  • December 9-13th – Scholastic Book Fair
  • December 10th – Ted Sloan Play – 6:30pm
  • December 17th – Mingle Jingle – 6:00-7:30pm
  • December 20 – Last day of classes before Christmas Break.
  • January 6 (Monday)- First day of classes after Christmas Break.

Sincerely,

Brent Ranger,

Principal

Christine Todd,

Vice Principal

 

Duncan Cran Elementary School

(250) 787-0417

 

Since we are going paperless for our newsletters to let us know that you have read the newsletters please sign your child’s agenda and put the code word for this month:

SANTA!

There will be a new code word for each newsletter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November News Letter

 

November 5, 2012

Remembrance Day Assembly:

There will be a Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday, November 8th, 2012 in the gymnasium at 10:45am. Parents are welcome to attend.

 

Report Cards:

First term report cards will go home to students on Tuesday, November 26th.

 

Early Dismissal, Non-Instructional Day and Parent/Teacher Interviews:

Just a reminder to parents that Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th are Early Dismissal Days and students will be dismissed at 1:41pm. Friday, November 29th is a Non-Instructional Day and there is no school for students on the 29th. Both early dismissal days and the non-instructional day are for parent/teacher interviews. Please contact you child’s teacher to set up a parent/teacher interview time.

 

Christmas Bazaar

On Saturday, November 16 we are holding a home-based business and craft Christmas Bazaar at Duncan Cran.  The craft bazaar will be from 9am-4pm in the gym.  We will have a canteen open and we are also having door prizes.  We have over 21 different tables!  We still have a few more spots if you are interested in having a table at the bazaar.  Please call the office to inquire.

 

Students Late for School:

Just a reminder that the morning warning bell is at 8:45 and classes begin promptly at 8:50am. It is important that students start their day ready to begin and are at school on time.  Thanks for ensuring that your child gets to school on time! J

 

Winter Weather

Please make sure your child comes to school with all of the appropriate items for winter weather! Scarves, mittens, hats, winter coat, snow pants and boots!  The days are getting chilly and we want to make sure students are warm when they go outside for recess.  We send students outside if the temperature with the wind-chill is -15 degrees Celsius or warmer!

 

PAC Info:

Our next PAC Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 12th at 7 pm in the library. At the meeting, child minding will be provided by a fun, responsible Duncan Cran student. See you there…

 

Important Dates:

  • November 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday – No School
  • November 12 – PAC meeting, 7pm in library
  • November 26 – 1st Term report cards sent home
  • November  27 – Early dismissal (Parent teacher interviews) – Classes out at 1:41pm 
  • November 28– Early dismissal (Parent teacher interviews) – Classes out at 1:41pm
  • November 29 – (Parent/teacher interviews) – No classes for students all day.

 

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Ranger,

Principal

 

Christine Todd,

Vice Principal,

Duncan Cran Elementary School

(250) 787-0417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October News Letter

 

Duncan Cran Elementary School Newsletter

8130 – 89th Avenue

Fort St John, BC  V1J 5S5

 

October 10, 2013:

 Terry Fox

A great afternoon was had by all for the Terry Fox run. All students ran, skipped or walked for our Terry Fox Run. As promised, if the school raised at least $1000.00, the principal would wear a dress at our Monday morning assembly. I am pleased to say that the Duncan Cran School community raised $1475 dollars, with our top two fund raising students, Amanda Shortman and Alyssa Comstock raising $600 between the two girls! Way to go!!!

 

Students Dress for Weather

With winter at our heals and temperatures already close to 0 degrees in the morning, we are encouraging parents to remind their child(ren) to dress for cold weather. Unless it is raining or -15 degrees Celsius, students will be outside in the mornings, before the 8:45 bell, at recess and at lunch. Thanks for your support with this.

 

Student Safety & Parking:

Student safety and Parking is a huge concern here at the school. Many people speed through our school zone much faster than the 30km/hr. We are very worried about student safety. Also, some people park right on the cross walks, which is illegal. Please ensure that you are not doing this. Finally, many of our staff have to park on the street because the staff parking lot is full of parents dropping off students or picking them up. If you live close to the school, please consider walking your child to school as it is good for you, good for the environment and gives you more bonding time with your child. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

Strong Start and Preschool:

There are 2 options available for a preschool experience at Duncan Cran:

1. Strong Start – Free drop in program, parents or care givers must stay. A birth certificate is required and times are Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30am. For ages 0-4.

2. We also have a licensed preschool on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursdays from 12:30-3:15pm. 3 spots are still available. Subsidies are available for the preschool.

Anyone that is interested

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, October 14th is Thanksgiving, and there is no school on that day!

 

Halloween Celebration:

Every year we have a Halloween celebration, typically regular classes in the morning; followed by fun activities in the afternoon. Right after lunch everyone goes to the gym for a Halloween costume parade, then we do 2 separate dances, one for the primary students; followed by a dance for intermediate students. When not in the dance in the afternoon, students will do fun activities in their classrooms.

 

Science Fair Launch Party

Open to all parents, teachers and students. The party will be held on Thursday, November 14th, from 7:00-8:30pm at the District Development Center (School Board Office, 10112 105th Ave., FSJ). This is an opportunity to network with the Science Fair Committee and Student Alumni on the benefits and rewards of Science Fair participation.

 

Important Dates:

  • Thank Giving – October 14th – No school for students
  • PRO-D – October 25th  – No school for students

Since we are going paperless for our newsletters to let us know that you have read the newsletters. Please sign your child’s agenda and put the code word for this month:  Halloween!  There will be a new code word for each newsletter!

 

Sincerely,

Brent Ranger,

Principal

Christine Todd,

Vice Principal

 

Duncan Cran Elementary School

(250) 787-0417