The Wishart Choir has been invited to participate in the Colwood City Hall Christmas Tree Light Up. This event will include choirs and bands from all across Sooke School District 62. There will be plenty of festive activities, including a visit from Santa himself! This is not a mandatory concert however it would be wonderful to see Wishart Students sharing their music with our community.
When: December 5th from 6pm-8pm – Wishart performance starts 6:50pm
Where: Colwood City Hall (across the street from Wishart)
What to wear: Something cozy!
Please see below the information regarding our students upcoming Winter Concert – Tickets will go on sale today and will be up on the school cash online system until November 28th. This is a paperless ordering system with no payment required – https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/
We are getting closer to our fabulous Wishart Winter Concert! We will be holding four performances for our Winter Concert: Each day will have a matinee concert from 1:30-2:30pm and an evening concert from 6:00 – 7:00pm (please ensure your musicians are at the school before 5:45pm so we can get into our places!) Watch school cash online for tickets going up for Parents today – there is a limit of two tickets per student due to fire regulations.
Performance Dates and Division
November 29th will feature even-numbered divisions.
Div 2 – Mr. McLeod
Div 4 – Mrs. Brown
Div 6 – Mrs. M. Bowen
Div 8 – Ms. Falzon
Div 10 – Mrs. Bevan
Div 12 – Mrs. McEachern
Div 14 – Ms. DeJongh
Div 16 – Ms. Bowen/Ms. Russell
Div 18 – Mrs. Stewart
Div 20 – Ms. Davidson
Div 22 – Mrs. New
November 30th will feature odd-numbered divisions
Div 1 – Ms. St.Jean
Div 3 – Ms.DeGirolamo/Ms. Cobb
Div 5 – Ms. Hamilton
Div 7 – Ms. Lovett
Div 9 – Mr. Moro
Div 11 – Mrs. Walkey
Div 13 – Ms. Agnew
Div 15 – Ms. Hunt/Ms.Gustavvson
Div 17 – Ms. Bryant/Measor
Div 19 – Ms. Veuger
Div 21 – Mrs. Lewis
GOLDSTREAM FOOD BANK
Again, this year Wishart will be supporting the Goldstream Foodbank Hamper program by participating in 12 days of giving. Each day from November 27th – December 12th we will be collecting items around a specific theme. Within each day’s theme we have given some ideas of items to bring in for the foodbank.
Monday, November 27 – Pasta and Grains – noodles, sauce, rice, oats, quinoa
Tuesday, November 28 – Toiletries – toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine hygiene, razors
Wednesday, November 29 – Drinks – coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice
Thursday, November 30 – Breakfast- cereal, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal
Friday, December 1st – Snacks – crackers, cookies, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups
Monday, December 4th – Pets – because they need stuff too
Tuesday, December 5th – Baking – flour , sugar, cake, mixes, vanilla
Wednesday, December 6th – Condiments – ketchup, peanut butter, mayo, mustard, pickles, jam, salad dressing
Thursday, December 7th – Treats – Candy, chocolate, cookies, Christmas treats
Friday, December 8th – Christmas Dinner – all the various fixings
Monday, December 11th – Keep Warm and Dry – socks, scarfs, gloves, toques, and everything else needed to stay warm and dry
Tuesday, December 12th – Gift Cards, Monetary Donations, Everything else – gift cards and money can go a far way to get the fresh food needed and as a nice addition to hamper
Just a gentle reminder to parents to check their students information on the parent portal- https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do. If you require any updates to be done regarding phone numbers, addresses and authorized pick up people please email the information that needs to be changed in to the school – email@example.com
Please ensure you have your school cash online account up and running for your student/s. All school field trip permission forms and school fundraisers are done through the school cash online system. Cash and/or Cheques are no longer accepted into the school. When students are going on school field trips please note that all permission forms must be completed 24 hours PRIOR to the field trip taking place.
PARENTS NEEDING TO CREATE A SCHOOL CASH ONLINE ACCOUNT:
If you need to set up a school cash online account please follow the instructions below:
Use this link to access school cash online: https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/
#1 Please ensure you use the consent link to “consent” to the use of the school cash online program PRIOR to registering for an account: Consent for use can take up to 48 hours; once this step is complete you can register in the school cash system.
#2 Register for your account. Follow the steps to register for an account by entering your email address. A confirmation email will be sent to the address entered. Please click on the link in the email to complete your registration
#3 Adding your student: Please add your student by using their PEN number. Once your student is added you will be able to see all permission slip and items for sale by the school.
If you have followed these steps and still require assistance please contact the office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure all consents are up to date each year. Please use this link https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent to consent to the following:
- General consent for school Fieldtrips/Activites-
this is for walking trips only; all bussing field trips will have online consent for each trip via school cash online
- Google Apps for Education
- Internet Access Consent
- Media Consent
- NA ‘TSA’MAHT Indigenous Education
- School Cash Online Consent
- SpacesEDU Consent
- Web-based Applications General Consent
Please complete your student consents as soon as possible
Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a Criminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering. Criminal record checks for the Sooke School District are to be completed through the Ministry of Justice.
Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance showing a minimum of $1,000,000 liability. These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips and must be in to the office at least 72 HOURS PRIOR to driving or attending a field trip. Please see the link with information below.
The school office will keep your CRC and Drivers abstract on file for three years from the date of its receipt. Vehicle insurance and drivers license must be submitted yearly.
Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.
Drop-off and Pick-up:
We ask that parents continue to ‘Park and Go’ their child/ren at the parking lot. This is working well for most part and we request that you continue with this practice. This helps
us ensure that students and staff are safe. We will also continue to have cones in the front and at the back of the building to prevent crowding during drop-off and pick-up times.
Morning supervision for all students starts at 8:15 am. Please do not bring children to school earlier than 8:15. Children who arrive at school on the bus have separate supervision. Thank you for your help with important student safety issue.
If you are going to be late picking up your child, please inform school staff and we will keep your child safe.
Wishart Routines and Reminders
- Please be respectful of the coned off areas around the school. We request that parents/caregivers stay behind the cones during drop-off and pick-up times. With over 460 students at Wishart, this creates a safe space for students, and ensures safety for our littlest learners.
- Thanks to all parents for adhering to our signage for reserved parking at all times. This includes all marked staff parking stalls, disabled parking and bus zone.
- When your child is late in the morning, upon arrival please bring them to the office and we will take them to their class.
- Our District Policy in SD62 states that dogs are not permitted on the school grounds. We have a large population of children and families at drop-off and pick up times and we ask that you not bring dogs onto the school property. Thank you for your help.
It is School Board Policy that animals are not allowed to be on School District property. The purpose of this policy and procedure is to ensure the greatest possible level of safety for students and staff with regard to animals on School District property and in school buildings. This general prohibition includes domestic dogs, cats, birds, and other pets, and especially applies to potentially dangerous exotic animals.
Some exceptions may be allowed, only with the prior approval of the Principal, and could include:
– Vision, hearing and service dogs.
– Police dogs under the control of a police officer.
– Pets for show-and-tell.
– Small pets kept in classrooms under the supervision and care of a teacher.
– A demonstration at a school assembly.
Prior to allowing animals in schools or classrooms, steps are to be taken to ensure that students and employees are not allergic to the presence of these animals, that the animals will present no physical danger to students or employees, and that the animals are free from any disease or parasites. Prior to introducing any animals into classrooms and using animals as part of the educational program, teachers shall make all efforts to ensure that students receive instruction in the proper care and handling of animals. Owners of animals will be responsible for the safe and sanitary removal of their pet’s excrement from buildings and grounds.
Before contacting the school regarding password re-sets please try this link – MyEd BC Parent Portal Temp Password Lookup Tool
The parent portal is now open. Any parents unable to log in – please try to re-set your password. If you are unable to re-set your password without assistance please email the school (email@example.com) to inform us. Once your passwords/usernames have been set up for you you will receive an email.
“MyEdBC” is a secured online portal used by most school districts in BC. Security is guided by BC’s School Act and FoIPPA. In the Family Portal, parents can:
- Check attendance
- Ensure contact information is up to date
- See assessments/grade information/transcripts
- View report cards and summary of progress reports (not in elementary schools at this time)
How to log in and access MyEducationBC: – use this link https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do
- For our initial log in you must use a laptop or desktop computer. After the initial log in, you can use your phone or other devices.
- Make sure pop‐ups are enabled for your browser
- Please follow the instructions on the attached document to login and change your password- SD#62 – MyEdBC Family Portal Instructional Manual