November Newsletter

November 1, 2016

 Remembrance Day Assembly:

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

Remembrance Day – Holiday

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

Report Cards:

First term report cards will go home on Monday, November 21st.

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

Just a reminder to parents that Wednesday, November 23rd and Thursday, November 24th are Early Dismissal Days and students will be dismissed at 1:41pm. Friday, November 25th is a Non-Instructional Day and there is no school for students on the 25th. 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 1-16th. All orders are due on the 16th and NO lates will be accepted.  

Orders will be delivered the week of December 12-16th

Students have a chance to win some cash prizes.   The top 20 sellers will be put into a draw for one of three prizes ($100, $75, and $50).

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

Photo Contest

This year’s photo contest winner of a family movie package is Jenna Wigglesworth. Congrats, Jenna!

 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!

News From – Duncan Cran Parent ACCESS Community (PAC)

Thanks to all who signed up on our Volunteer listing at the Open House on September 22.

The winner of the $50.00 Gift Card donated it to the Duncan Cran Breakfast Program!!

Volunteering with morning Reading Program:  Adults can make a big difference in the school by listening to children read. Even if you have a few minutes per month, please contact Trista at: for more information.

Upcoming Events List:  Please see back side of this newsletter for a list of upcoming events or follow us on Facebook ( Volunteers are always welcome whether you can spare a little time or a lot!!


Our next PAC meeting is on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM in the library. Free babysitting is provided by a responsible Duncan Cran student.

Welcome to Duncan Cran – Events put on by PAC and how you can help!

Booster Juice- weekly

Students can purchase drinks from booster juice and we deliver them weekly to the classes

and also have a draw so random kids can get a free booster juice.

  • Deliver booster juice orders to students every week
  • Count booster juice orders (monthly)

Fall/Spring Sale – Proceeds go to NEW playground equipment

We hold a sale in our gym, the vendors sell children clothing and items. We have raffles, a

canteen, baked goodies, also a donation table.

  • Donate items for PAC table
  • Bake goodies
  • Canteen- sell chips, pop, candy and hotdogs, etc
  • Sit at tables; raffle table, sell tickets, sell baked goodies
  • Set up/ take down

Gift Basket (seasonal) – Raffle

Kids buy tickets for a gift basket. Filled with treats, toys, etc

  • Donate 1 or two items to the basket
  • Put basket together

Basketball Concession- March

Run the concession for Basketball tournament at the high school for two days. Sell water,

sport drinks, pizza, popcorn and candy.

  • Make candy bags
  • Buy supplies
  • Food safe people needed
  • Serve food, 2 – 3 people needed a shift.
  • Cashier

Sundae Funday- day before spring break

We give out ice cream and toppings to the students.

  • Scoop icecream
  • Hand out toppings
  • Buy ingredients

Teacher appreciation Lunch

We cook roasts and pot luck food for a teacher lunch. Also get gifts together.

  • Make food dishes
  • Make treats
  • Prep gifts

Parent BBQ- spring

This is for families to come out and enjoy the nice weather and spend time together with the

kids and other families.

  • Cook BBQ items
  • Pot luck food items
  • Set up tables
  • Clean up

Breakfast Program (put on by school)

Some students may not eat breakfast and that can make it hard to learn, so we try our best

to get them something to eat to start their day.

  • Donate food items
  • Make and serve food items