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After 4 years at Wishart Elementary, Mrs. McArthur will be moving to David Cameron Elementary in September 2024 as principal.  Mr. Preston Lowther, currently principal at Colwood Elementary, will be taking over, and Ms. Jane Sinclair will continue to be the vice-principal.

Mrs. McArthur would like to thank you all – staff, students and parents -for the love and support she has received over her time at Wishart. Wishart is an incredible school community and she feels blessed to have had the opportunity to be part of this school.


Cross Country for students in grades 2 and up! Royal Bay Family of schools’ students, including Wishart, will be running at JDF on Thursday, April 25th; permission forms have been sent home with interested students.

Grade 5 students will be playing soccer against neighbouring schools and the season will culminate in a jamboree.

Grade 4 and 5 students will be participating in track and field event and will begin practicing for the events in May. Track and Field will take place on Friday, June 7th at Royal Bay Secondary School. As always, thank you to our staff for coaching and sponsoring these events.


EARLY DISMISSAL AND CELEBRATION OF LEARNING April 18th is an early dismissal day with school giving over at 11:45 a.m. to allow teachers, parents and students to meet and celebrate student achievements. Classroom teachers will be sending information to families regarding Celebration of Learning for their classes.

School bus will be here at 11:45 a.m. for pick-up. Parents please remind daycare providers of this change. Please remember Friday, April 19th is Pro D Day and school is not in session for students.


We are very excited to be celebrating our Literacy Week next week! We sent a “sneak peak” before Spring Break, telling you about some important items:

  1. Oh, the Places You Read! – Send a picture of your child reading in a strange place to Ms. Walkey (kwalkey@sd62.bc.ca) before Sunday, April 14th to be in our slideshow!
  2. Dress Up like a Book Character – Our favourite day of the year! Monday, April 15th
  3. Wishart Family Literacy Event – Before or after attending your child’s Celebration of Learning on Thursday, April 18th… come on down to the gym where we will have activities and information available about how to encourage literacy at home!  Please make sure that you attend the gym with your child, they may not attend without parent supervision.  The intention is to do these activities together with families!

Please see the calendar attached for other exciting events happening in our school next week for Literacy Week!


Wishart yearbooks are on sale starting today, April 4th . They will be sold using the School Cash Online system- https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/ .Please use this to order and pay for your yearbook – Cost is $25.00 each. If you have any questions please contact the office via email only (nolsten@sd62.bc.ca).



Please contact the school as soon as possible to inform us if you have a move coming up. If you know that your child/ren in Kindergarten – Grade 4 will not be attending Wishart next year, please let us know for planning purposes. Thanks in advance.




Our Fun Fair is back, bigger and better than before, taking place this year on Thursday, May 23 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.  This one-day event raises funds for the school that goes towards reading programs, new technology, field trips, playground equipment and much more.

We have started to collect items for the Fun Fair and Silent Auction. Please, if you can, send your child with a new-unused item that fits the theme of your classroom.  PAC will collect the donations on March 15 before spring break and create the baskets.

Here are the themes:

Div 1 & 13 – Family night: movies, popcorn, board games, skip the dishes gc, etc
Div 2 & 14 – Spa/pamper: cozy socks, face masks, candles, nail polish, bubble bath, gift cards, a book
Div 3 & 15 – BBQ: bbq utensils, aprons , bbq sauce , rubs , spices , backyard games
Div 4 & 16 – Night out: restaurants gift cards, movies tickets, Picnic items,
Div 5 & 17 – Craft day: paints, canvas, acrylic, pens, etc
Div 6 & 18 – Beach day: sand toys, towels, umbrellas etc
Div 7 & 19 – Cooking: epicure packs, seasonings, spatulas, bowls etc
Div 8 & 20 – Puzzles: word searches, sudoku, puzzles, janga
Div 9 & 21 – Sweet tooth: chocolates, candies, treats, s’mores fondue, etc
Div 10 & 22 – Kids fidgets: slime, Rubik’s cubes, fidget spinners
Div 11 – Camping: flashlights, coolers, s’mores, thermos, insect repellent etc
Div 12 – Gardening: seeds, pots, garden tools, bird feeder, etc

In addition, we are also looking for donations of large empty baskets and things that could be used in the prize room like stickers, tattoos, stuffed animals, candy, fun pencils, etc.

Any questions, please reach out to Stacy at WishartEvents1@gmail.com.

Wishart PAC


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 – nolsten@sd62.bc.ca



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.


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: nolsten@sd62.bc.ca