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                   Last Updated: October 17, 2017 1:16 PM

Bus Schedules
Bus riding rules and registration

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School District #51
Christina Lake Elementary
Hutton Elementary

Sept 2017


Healthy School Newsletters
October 2017

PAC Minutes:
see PAC tab on top bar

Handbook and Code of Conduct - 2017-18

School Growth Plan


Click here to visit this helpful site: Healthy Eating at School


meetings HUTTON HOEDOWN: Mark the calendar! Thursday, October 26, 6:00 - 7:30.
Dancing, games, food and an area for photo ops. Always a great event that our PAC puts so much energy and planning into.
Thank you PAC!!!

- We will be dismissing students at 2:05 pm on Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th to accommodate parent/teacher conferences. Conference Forms have gone home with your appt time with your children's teachers. If this doesn't come home please call the office to get your time. If you cannot make your scheduled time, please contact the office so the teacher is not waiting for you.

meetings PICTURES - We are expecting the proofs back from Picture day any day now. Once those come back, you will know if you need retakes or not. The retake day is November 7 in the afternoon. Also, if you were not here for the first picture day, you are welcome to have your picture taken then.

meetings Updated Safety Requirements

  1. All visitors* must sign in at the office during school hours
  2. Exterior doors will be locked during school time.  If you need in the building please use the office entrance to the school.
  3. For pick-up of students (ill, dentist…) or drop-off of items (lunch, sneakers…) during school time, please come to the office.
    *Visitors refers to persons…
                    who are not staff members OR
                    who are not on the pick-up/drop off list for students

    In order to keep our student files current, please let the office know if there are any changes to the pick-up/drop off list.
    As well, due to staff on call and new staff in the school, not everyone may know you, so do not be surprised or offended if a school staff member approaches you to ask if you have checked in at the office.
    Many thanks for your cooperation with our new safety requirements.  Your child’s safety is our top priority.

meetings HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER - Click here to access the newsletter

meetings HANDBOOK AND CODE OF CONDUCTS - A read that might refresh, remind or educate you on some things around our school. Of particular interest is the Reserved Parking paragraph on page 5. Check out the updated link on the left side of this page.

meetings HEAD LICE - Please check your child's head for lice and nits often. With toque, scarf and hat season upon us, please remind your children not to share these items with classmates. Interior Health's website has information on how to check for and treat head lice: Please click here for the link.

meetings CHECK THE CALENDAR TAB - The calendar tab (above) has been updated with lots of important activities. Check the calendar often for more additions or changes/deletions

meetings OVERWAITEA FUNDRAISER - Continue buying Overwaitea gift cards to purchase your groceries and our PAC receives a percentage of the gift card value.   Remember to say the gift card purchase is for the Hutton Elementary PAC.

meetings NUT AWARE- We have students with life-threatening nut and peanut allergies in the school. As such, we ask parents to please send nut-free lunches/snacks for their children. Thank you for helping keep our students safe.

meetingsSTUDENT ABSENCES - Please call the school (250-442-8275) when students are going to be absent. 

meetings Moved? New contact Information?
 - Please make sure that the school has your proper contact information. If you have moved, changed your phone number or your family circumstances have changed, please let the school know, as this is important information to have on file in case of an emergency.

meetings SCHOOL BUS COLOURSThe District school buses display specific colours for each route. The colour bars will be displayed immediately to the rear of the entrance door and under the first passenger window. The colours are as follows:
GREEN - Route 1 (Eholt, Carson, Reservoir) - Rick Kost
BLUE - Route 2 (Almond Gardens, Gilpin, Nursery, Hardy Mountain) - Joanne Rooke
WHITE - Route 3 (North Fork, Brown Creek, Granby) - Pete Kootnekoff
BROWN - Route 4 (Almond Gardens) - Deb Dierckens
RED - Route 5 (Texas Point, Christina Lake) - Darryl Hunt
PURPLE - Route 6 (Valley Heights, Christina Lake, Ponderosa) - Tamara Clark

meetingsHutton Strong Start Centre: Our StrongStart Centre is open 5 days a week.
Monday - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday - 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday - 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
StrongStart is open to all children who are 5 and under (until they begin Kindergarten). The children enjoy playing with other children, playing in our gym, and using the library to find a special book. A parent or caregiver must accompany the child. Watch for new programs and feel free to phone 250-442-8275 for more information or drop by and speak to our coordinator, Brenda Plotnikoff.

meetings Criminal Record Checks -
When accessing the online site https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/ for Criminal Record Checks, you will be asked for a code. This code is specific to our school ONLY.


When complete, the results will be emailed to the school directly. There have been circumstances where the applicant has been asked to print the application and bring it into the school to be faxed in. This DOES NOT mean there is a problem with your application, it is just a glitch in their system.Thank you for taking the time to fill this out and thank you for volunteering at our school!

meetings Volunteer Driver Requirements and Driver's Abstract: a minimum of $2,000,000 liability is required before the School District's policy will come into effect if there is an accident while driving children. All drivers are asked to obtain a new driver's abstract in September or before the first field trip.To obtain a drivers' abstract please call 1-800-464-5050. Have your driver's license # ready. When the phone picks up, press "0" right away. A representative will answer and you tell them you need a driver's abstract. The email address to have it sent to is: sheryl.mciver@sd51.bc.ca




Bell Schedule

8:25 a.m. - Warning Bell
8:30 a.m. - School Begins
11:52 a.m.- Lunch Bell
12:25 p.m.- Eat Lunch Bell
12:45 p.m.- Classes Begin
2:05 p.m. - Recess Bell
2:20 p.m. - Recess Ends
3:20 p.m. - Dismissal