EDI NEWSLETTER - click here to view
CURRENT FORMS- Below are links to copies of current forms:
CLES YouTube Music Channel
CLES Code of Conduct
Bus Route 5 - East Christina Lake
Bus Route 6 - Golf Course-Ponderosa
Save-On Foods Fundraiser
Growth Mindset Letter to Parents
Blanket Permission Slip for 2018-19
2018-19 School Calendar
6/7 Sports Uniform Rental
WINTER FUN AFTERNOON - Next Thursday, January 24 is our annual Winter Fun Afternoon. Students will rotate through six different activity stations (Luge, Toboggan Relay, Ringette, Tug of War, Biathlon Shoot, Obstacle Relay, Snow Painting/Sculpting) in groups of big/little buddies. A snack of hot chocolate and rice krispie squares will be served during the afternoon. ***Donations of rice krispie squares are needed for the snack.*** We could use some parent help at various stations and to help serve the snack. Please email or call the office 447-9423 if you can help. Activity stations will run from 1:00 to 2:10 pm, followed by snow painting.
Things to bring:
- coloured water for snow painting
- extra mittens (please label with your child’s name)
- extra socks (please label with your child’s name)
- clothing to be outdoors for the afternoon
PAC MEETING - Click here for the Minutes from the December 2018 meeting. The next PAC meeting will be Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 pm in the CLES staff room.
PAC EXECUTIVE 2018-19:
President: Janina Mallach
Vice-President: Raelene Sherry
Secretary: Samantha Manwell
Treasurer: Shannon Hall
DPAC Representative: Janina Mallach
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - If your child will be five years old before December 31, 2019, he or she is eligible to register for Kindergarten. Please bring a completed registration form (click here) your child's birth certificate, BC care card to the CLES office along with a copy of your BC Driver's Licence, care card and utility bill.
6/7 BOYS' BASKETBALL - Boys' basketball practices will be held from 6:30-8 pm Mondays and Wednesdays in the CLES gym beginning Monday, January 14. Thank you to Jeff Moss for coaching the team!
HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS - Click here to view
DASH BC HEALTHY SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER - click here to view the latest issue
BREAKFAST PROGRAM - Thank you to Huckleberry Mountain Market and President's Choice Children's Charity for supporting our breakfast program. The program is available to all students each morning from 8:05-8:25 am.
STUDENT ABSENCES - We ask parents to please call the school when students are going to be absent at 250-447-9423. If calling before office hours please leave a message. Thank you for your assistance.
MOVED? NEW PHONE NUMBER? ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS? - We must have up-to-date information in order to contact parents in an emergency. Please call or email the school office if you have changed addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Also, please let us know if there has been a change to your child's health or home situation that the school needs to be aware of.
SAVE-ON FOODS FUNDRAISER - Please keep buying Save-On Foods gift cards to purchase your groceries! Our PAC receives 5% of all gift cards sold--remember to say the gift card purchase is for the Christina Lake PAC.
BC's NEW CURRICULUM - click on the links below for more information:
- Letter to Parents
- Changes to Provincial Assessment Chart
- Questions and Answers Re: New Curriculum
BC TRAINING & EDUCATION GRANT - Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). Click here for more information.
School District No. 51 Board of Education Meeting Dates:
NO NUTS PLEASE - 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.
WALK-WHEEL TO SCHOOL SAFELY - Below are safety tips for walking/wheeling safely:
- Walking Safely
- Wheeling Safely
FREE CRIMINAL RECORDS SEARCHES AVAILABLE - Criminal record searches are required for those who are helping with children in the school. Parents and volunteers are now able to enter and submit criminal record searches online free of charge. Please contact Mrs. Bartlett for more information.
RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH BULLYING: Parents and students may find the following websites helpful with providing facts on what bullying is, why people bully and who they target and how parents can deal with their child, whether they are being bullied or are the ones doing the bullying:
Call it Safe - Elementary School - click here
HEAD LICE - Please check your child's head for lice and nits on a daily and weekly basis. (Students should be lice-free and nit-free at school.) Interior Health's website has information on how to check for and treat head lice:
Interior Health Head Lice Information
Head Lice Information:
(We do not endorse any of the products listed).
What do lice and nits look like in the hair? - youtube video
Head Lice, Louse & Nits - youtube video
Head Lice Removal Combing Techniques - youtube video
Interior Health Head Lice Information
Frequently-asked questions about lice. (Dept. of Health, AU)
HEALTHY EATING - click here to view Interior Health's "How to Feed Children of All Ages"
SCHOOL DISTRICT #51 FACEBOOK PAGE:
BUS INFORMATION - Please send a note with your child if he/she will be getting off at a different stop, taking a different bus, or taking the bus if he/she is not a regular bus student. Your child must bring the note to the school office so that a Bus Permission Form may be completed by office staff for the bus driver.
BUS COLOURS - Our district school buses display specific colours for each route. The colour bars are displayed immediately to the rear of the entrance door and under the first passenger window. The colours are as follows:
RED - Route 5 (East Christina Lake, Grand Forks) - spare driver
PURPLE - Route 6 (Christina Lake, Ponderosa, Valley Hts) - Debbie Dierckens
BUY LOW TILL TAPES / CANADIAN TIRE MONEY - CLES has collection boxes at the school office for Buy Low till tapes and Canadian Tire money. The funds from these are used for student snacks/lunches and outdoor play equipment.
VOLUNTEERS - We are very fortunate at CLES to have so many supportive families. In keeping with district policy and in order to keep our children as safe as possible, we must receive criminal record checks and signed volunteer policy forms from those who are assisting in the school with our students. We realize this may be an inconvenience to some and we appreciate your understanding in this matter. Free, online criminal record searches are available for our school volunteers. Please contact the school office if you would like to receive instructions how to complete the online search.
INTERNET SAFETY - We want our students to be safe at school, at home and on the internet.The following is a website that has safety information about personal boundaries and internet safety for families: www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca
STRONGSTART - Click to here to view/print a registration form.