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WAAG- Week at a Glance September 28- Oct 2

September 11, 2020
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WAAG- Week at a Glance Sept 28 th – October 2 nd , 2020 Coming up:   Thanksgiving Holiday October 12 th ProDay October 23 rd
 

Monday- September 28 th

Tuesday- September 29 th   Wednesday, September 30 th        Orange Shirt Day ​Thursday,...

Creating Calm- a group for Kids

August 27, 2020
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Year End Video

June 23, 2020

Welcome to Kindergarten- A Tour of Courtenay Elementary and some Welcome Faces!

June 05, 2020
​ ​ We've created a couple of videos to help our new K students feel welcome at Courtenay Elementary. 

A tour of Courtenay Elementary

And 
Some Welcome Faces!​

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Welcome to Kindergarten June 10th

May 28, 2020
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​May 28, 2020
Dear Parents of new Kindergarten students for the school year 2020-21; Kindergarten is an exciting year for both parents and students, and the staff at Courtenay Elementary are really looking forward to meeting all our new students. We are very disappointed that we cannot hold our...

Welcome back to School June 1st

May 28, 2020
​ ​​Dear Courtenay Elementary Families, 
As you know things are changing again in British Columbia schools. You have chosen to have your child (children) in school 2 full days a week. As of June 1 st , our school day will be extended to regular school hours, 8:40am-2:30pm. Students will be...

Our New Sensory Pathway

May 28, 2020
​ Have a look at our new Sensory Pathway!
Thanks PAC!
Sensory Pathway Video​


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World Dance Day Video from Staff!

April 29, 2020
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It's World Dance Day!
Come Dance with Us!​
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We Miss You Courtenay Elementary

April 24, 2020
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A wonderful Video from our PAC.
We Miss You Video​
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Maggie says Hi!

March 27, 2020
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Maggie has been busy and wants to say Hi to everyone!​​

Maggie says Hi!​


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Multicultural Welcome Event

September 13, 2019
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WAAG- Week at a Glance March 9th - 13th, 2020

August 30, 2019
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WAAG- Week at a Glance March 9 th -13 th , 2020 Coming up:   March 16 th -27 th Spring Break April 7 th Volunteer Recognition Banquet April 8 th Family Resource Fair in Courtenay Elementary Gym 9-12pm

Monday, March 9 th       Div 9 and...

Counsellor's Corner Newsletter

April 09, 2019
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Newest version:
Counsellor's Corner   Tara Ryan, B.Ed. M.Ed. (and Sam) District Outreach Counsellor     A brief and virtual β€œhello" to each of you!  I truly hope you are all well during this time of re-invention!   I've been so inspired to see how hard all of your...

1000 X 5 Early Literacy Program requests book donations

March 06, 2019
​ DEAR PARENTS: The β€œ1000 x 5" Early Literacy Program is attempting to keep up with the demands for books.  Our shelves are very empty at this time.  If you are cleaning out after the holidays and have books suitable for children up to 5 years of age, we could certainly...

Badminton- Drop in for grades 3-5 on March 7th

March 01, 2019
​ ​ Slowly but surely, spring is arriving, but the weather is still chilly outside. So, let's get some exercise! Did you know that Courtenay Elementary has a huge collection of badminton equipment? Let's try it out! WHO:  Open to all Gr. 3-5 Courtenay Elementary students of all skill levels. (Limit:...

February Strong Start Calendar

February 04, 2019
​ 2019-02-04 08_22_50-Feb Strong Start Calendar.docx - Word.png February 2019   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat       ​ Thurs 1115-215   1 2 Open     Mon   830-1130   Tues 830-1130  Wed 1115-215   CLOSED   3 4 5 6 7 8 9    ...

Cannabis Legalization and the impact on K-12 education in Comox Valley Schools

October 15, 2018
​In advance of the cannabis legalization, which comes into effect Wednesday 17 October, the following school bulletin has been created to keep our school communities well informed on the district’s position regarding the use of cannabis on or in school property. We have included a few helpful links regarding the new...

Strong Start December Calendar

September 28, 2018
​ december calendar.docx
December 2018   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat             1 Open 830-1130 Mon, Tues Open 1115-215 Wed and Thurs             2 3 4 5 6 7 8   Gym @1015 Lets make GB playdough Aboriginal...

1000 x 5 Literacy Program

September 18, 2018
​ DEAR PARENTS: The "1000 x 5" Early Literacy Program has been running very successfully in this district for several years now.  We collect gently used books suitable for preschool children throughout the school district, clean, gift bag and donate to children in need of literature through local agencies and daycares. ...

Bounce Day Care Information

August 31, 2018
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WAAG- Week at a Glance June 24th – June 28th , 2019

August 31, 2018
​ WAAG- Week at a Glance June 24 th   – June 28 th   , 2019 Coming up:     SUMMER! School starts September 3 rd , 8:43-11:45am (a half day) for all students except new K students     Monday, June 24 th Fine Arts Club 2:35-3:30 Garden Club...

WAAG- Week at a Glance June 25th - June 29th , 2018

June 22, 2018
​ WAAG- Week at a Glance June 25 th - June 29 th , 2018​ Coming up:   Summer!!! Please check the school web page for start-up information. School reopens Tuesday September 4 th from 8:45- 11:45- a half day.   Monday, June 25 th            ...

WAAG- Week at a Glance June 4th - June 8th , 2018

June 01, 2018
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WAAG- Week at a Glance June 4 th - June 8 th , 2018  Coming up:   June 12 th AquaVan at Courtenay Elementary June 15 th Beach Day for all classes June 18 th PAC meeting 6-7pm June 19 th Grade 5 leaving Ceremony 5:30 pm June 20...

WAAG- Week at a Glance May 14th – May 18th , 2018

May 12, 2018
​ WAAG- Week at a Glance May 14 th   – May 18 th , 2018  Coming up:   May 22 nd Highland Band 9am May 23 rd District Track Meet May 28 th PAC meeting 6:00pm Bike to School week May 28 th to June 1 st Bike ID June...

WAAG- Week at a Glance May 7th – May 11th , 2018

May 04, 2018
​ WAAG- Week at a Glance May 7 th – May 11 th , 2018  Coming up:   May 15 th , 3pm welcome to Kindergarten May 17 th Grade 4 Big House Trip May 22 nd Highland Band 9am May 23 rd District Track Meet May 28 th PAC meeting...

WAAG- Week at a Glance April 30th – May 4th , 2018

April 27, 2018
​ ​ WAAG- Week at a Glance April 30 th   – May 4 th , 2018  Coming up:   May 8 Track Jamboree for grade 4 and 5 May 15 th , 3pm welcome to Kindergarten May 17 th Grade 4 Big House Trip May 22 nd Highland Band 9am...

Strong Start Calendar April 2018

April 11, 2018
​ Strong Start Calendar April 2018 monthLSf1-Apr-2018-1BSR.rtf

April 2018   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 April Fool's Day Easter Open   Mon, Tues & Fri   8:30-11:30 Wed, Thurs: 11:15-2:15           8 9 10 11 12...

Spring Break March 23 to April 9th

March 23, 2018
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Letter to Parents Re: West Courtenay Configuration

March 06, 2018
​ Letter_WestCourtenayGr6.docx   School District No. 71 (Comox Valley)                                                                                    ...

Strong Start March 2018 calendar

March 02, 2018
​ March 2018   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat         1 2 3 Mon, Tues, Fri 830-1130   Wed & Thurs 11:15- 2:15           ---------------------- Open 11:15-2:15   Dr. Suess' Birthday fun!   4 5 6 7 8 9 10    ...

WAAG- Week at a Glance Feb 26th – March 2nd , 2018

February 23, 2018
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WAAG- Week at a Glance Feb 26 th – March 2 nd , 2018  Coming up:   Swimming- grade 2 and 5 start Feb 20 th - runs every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for 4 weeks (until  March 15 th   8 sessions) DPAC meeting at Courtenay Elementary March...

Kindergarten Registration

February 17, 2018
​ Kindergarten and Other Programs for 2018/19 ​​School District No. 71 (Comox Valley) will be enrolling kindergarten students (Neighbourhood, French Immersion, Montessori, Aboriginal, Fine Arts and eClasses) in district schools for attendance in September 2018.​ Please see the information poster below for details on orientation dates and registration dates.​ Kindergarten...

Ministry Parent Satisfaction Survey

February 16, 2018
​ Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 4 students,  Each year the Ministry of Education asks all parents of Grade 4 students to complete a Satisfaction Survey. I've included the link to the survey below. You scroll down to the 'parents' sign on box and enter our School District- #71 and...

WAAG- Week at a Glance Feb 19th – Feb 23rd , 2018

February 16, 2018
​ WAAG- Week at a Glance Feb 19 th – Feb 23 rd   , 2018  Coming up:   Swimming- grade 2 and 5 start Feb 20 th - runs every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for 4 weeks (until  March 15 th   8 sessions) Feb 28 th - Pink shirt...

February Strong Start Calendar

February 01, 2018
​​​ February 2018   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat         1 2 3 Mon, Tues & Fri: 8:30-11:30   Wed & Thurs 11:15-2:15         -------------- Open 11:15-2:15  K partnership       4 5 6 7 8 9 10   Visit our friends...

1000 x 5 Recycled book program

January 22, 2018
​ DEAR PARENTS: The "1000 x 5" program is running smoothly this year.  However, the demand for gift bags of recycled books is even greater than last year.  So this means we really need your help with donations.  Any books you have to donate that are appropriate for children ages 0...

Strong Start January Calendar

January 12, 2018
​ January 2018   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat   1 2 3 4 5 6 Mon, Tues, Fri  8:30-11:30am Wed, Thursday 11:15 – 2:15 New Year's Day           7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Winter fun!   Gym @ 10:15 Snowmen snacks  this...

Parent Session with Dr. Schonert-Reichl

January 11, 2018
​ Strengthening the Social and Emotional Development and Well Being of Children and Youth

WAAG Jan 8th - Jan 12th, 2018!

December 22, 2017
​ ​​​ WAAG- Week at a Glance Jan 8 th – 12 th , 2018  Coming up:   Jan 23 rd - Grade 4 symphony Feb 7 th 9am- cultural Event- Teddy Anderson Feb 14 th - school wide Skate Feb 15 th – Valentine's Dance Swimming- grade 2 and 4...

Christmas lunch Video

December 21, 2017

​Check this out and thank our local Rotary Club for organizing our Turkey lunch.  https://youtu.be/iCTp9Pt352s


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Winter Break Schedule

December 11, 2017
​ ​Winter Break-  Friday Dec 22 until Monday Jan 8th, 2018

Strong Start December Calendar

December 04, 2017



December 2017   Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat           1 2 Mon, Tues, Fri-         830-1130 Wed, Thurs 1130-230             3 4 5 6 7 8 9   Gingerbread Fun Gym @ 1015 Gym @ 1015 Yoga...

Information on Communicating Student Learning

November 03, 2017
​ ​ School District 71 parents and guardians:   A new curriculum with enhanced, innovative methods of teaching was rolled out by School District #71 (SD71) in 2015 in response to BC's New Curriculum (detailed information can be found at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum.     As the curriculum changes, so must the assessment...

School Start Up 2017-18

August 28, 2017
​ School District No.71 (Comox Valley) 607 Cumberland Road Courtenay, B.C., V9N 7G5                                                                                                                             Fax: (250) 334-5552 Media Release                                                                                         Telephone: (250) 334-5528   SD71 Welcomes Students Back to School   August 28, 2017   Summer is passing by quickly and students will soon be returning back to school.  We welcome...

School supply list for 2017-18

June 29, 2017
​ Supply List K to 5 2017-18.docx School Supplies for 2017-18 School Year September 5 th is the first day of our new school year. School will run from 8:45 until 11:45. Wednesday, September 6 th will be our first full day. Kindergarten students do not come on Tuesday, September 5...

Family Appreciation Barbeque

June 08, 2017
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Instructional Week 2017- 2018

April 27, 2017
​ Below is the recommendation regarding the Instructional Week for 2017-18, as passed by the Board of Education at the April 25, 2017 regular public Board meeting. School District No. 71 (Comox Valley)
607 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, B.C., V9N 7G5 Fax (250) 334-5552
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Media Release
Instructional Week 2017-18
A week at a...

Changing the Face of Education

March 09, 2017
In consideration of the feedback we received from the forum at Isfeld, we will be changing the format for the upcoming April 5th session at Highland to be far more interactive. The new format will allow parents to voice their thoughts and opinions regarding our current structures as well as helping...

1000 x 5 Literacy Program

February 07, 2017
​ PARENTS: Thank you for the wonderful response to our appeal for books. Congratulations, your school ranks as one of the highest donors of books this year!   Our program depends on your generosity.   If you have books in the 0-5 year age category that your children no longer use,...

New Friday Afternoon Program

December 09, 2016
​ Those in grade 4 through 6 are invited to take part in a free after school gym program, sponsored by Youth Unlimited on Fridays, beginning at school's dismissal at 12:01pm, and ending at 2pm, beginning January 13th. The program will include sports, games, and a free healthy snack. Students are...