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  • Our Whole School Mural Project - completed and hung up!!! Take a moment to stop and have your student spot theirs!

Thanks to our fabulous PAC for organizing the Halloween Dance last night. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time and helped make the event a success – Hy’ch ka!

  • Tennis: Earlier this week I sent home a tennis information form with students in grades 1-5. Please send the completed form back to school ASAP. This information is vital for the continuation of the tennis program at our school. We’re grateful to KATS for sponsoring tennis for the third year in a row. I’m attaching the form with this memo just in case you missed the paper copy. You could send it back to me as an attachment if you wish.
  • Please watch out for information on our Remembrance Day Assembly next week; the assembly will take place on Friday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. to accommodate 3 divisions who are off on a field trip to the Salmon Interpretive Centre in the morning

Here’s what’s happening next week:

Tuesday, October 31 – Costume parade & sock hop at 2:00 p.m.

  • Students are welcome to wear costumes for the day. Please remember no weapons, masks or overly gory costumes – thanks for your help!

Wednesday, November 1 – swimming for Divisions 1 & 2 in the afternoon

  • Reading Strategies for Parents! If you have a child in Kindergarten, grade 1 or 2 and are keen on learning some new strategies to help your child with reading & math, these workshops are for you!! Mrs. MacDonald, Ms. Walling and I will be offering 45 minute workshops on the basics of helping your child with reading and math. Our first session is on reading on Wednesday, November 1st in the library starting at 2:00 p.m. We hope to see many of you!!

Friday, November 3 – Tennis

Wed. November 8 – Photo retakes

Mon. November 13 – Remembrance Day


Please find the Saseenos Elementary School on-line parent teacher interview booking system at saseenos.schoolappointments.com.  You will be able to create an account, enter your children and then schedule interview times for you to meet with their teachers for the upcoming Parent Teacher interviews taking place Thursday, October 19th.

Appointment scheduling will start on October 5th at 6:00 am and close on October 18th at 11:00 pm. You will find the system very easy to use and it will take only a few minutes to set up your account, your children and your appointments.  For more instructions please click on the instructions below:

Condensed Parent Instructions

Parent Instructions

Please note:  If you are unable to meet with your child’s teacher on Thursday, October 19th please feel free to contact them to arrange for an alternate time.

And please contact our office if you have any questions!


Saseenos PAC Fall Fair/ Meet the Teacher Night

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017

This year we are combining ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ with our PAC Fall Fair.

The PAC Fall Fair will take place between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Saseenos staff will be here to meet and greet with families between 6:00pm – 7:00pm

This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and visit his or her classroom.




The first fundraiser of the year will be Save-Around-Coupon books.

 1 book per family will be going home

This great book is filled with hundreds of 50% off and 2-for-1 discounts on the things you do everyday.

The cost of these books are $25.00.

Sell 5 books and receive the 6th book FREE!

Join us on September 28th between 5:30-7:30pm

For the Saseenos Fall Fair.

Admission is $5 per child

Concession available for purchase.

More information to follow.



It’s time for school!

Tuesday, Sept. 5th

8:45 -11:45

New Saseenos Students in Grades 1-5

Welcome! Please bring your family to the office to meet with Mrs. McArthur. New students will spend the day in classrooms with grade level peers.

  • New classroom placements will not be assigned until the end of the week for all Sooke School District students. Please return to last year’s classroom.  


  • Full days for Kindergarten & Nature K students begin Wednesday, Sept. 13th

Kindergarten students attend half day classes on Monday, Sept. 11th & Tuesday, Sept 12th. (Please see your child’s mail out or check the office for your child’s am/pm schedule)

Grades 1-5

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5th       8:45 – 11:45
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6th 8:45 – 2:51 

Grade 1

  •  Last year’s Kindergarten class will meet in last year’s Kindergarten class. Mrs. Talman will be your teacher for the next few days.

Grade 2-5

  •  Students will spend this week with last year’s classmates. Please return to last year’s classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.

Have a great week at school!


School Supply Lists:  Please click on the link below

School Supply Lists 2017-18

District Calendar:  Please click on the link below

Calendar 2017-18 – Final Revised






Dear Parent/Guardian

Saseenos staff invites you

to our

Parent Appreciation Coffee/Tea

Friday, June 9th

8:15 am



2017/18 School Bus Registration


Sign into your account

Click on Items tab and choose the 2017/2018 School Bus Registration Form

The registration window will be open from May 4 – June 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm.

Students must be registered during this period to ensure a seat on the school bus.

Bus Routes

Bus routes for the 2017-18 school year will be established based on online bus registrations received on or before Friday, June 2, 2017.   Registration will remain open, however all registrations received after June 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm PST, will be placed on a wait list until it is determined that there is a seat     available on their designated bus.

Questions about current routes? Find your bus route now!

Bus Fee Update

Due to anticipated government funding, the SD62 Board of Education has decided that bus fees for all SD62 school bus riders will not be charged for the 2017/2018 school year.

Since bussing is “free” can my child just take the bus? No. ALL riders must be registered for the school bus in the SD62 School Cash Online program.

Any student not on a driver list or without a pass may not be let on the bus.



The Saseenos PAC is excited to offer PAPA Murphy’s Pizza for the next fundraiser!!

Order forms went home last week.  Please contact the office if you would like another order form sent home with your child.

The PAC is always looking for new fundraising ideas.  If you have an idea please let us know.



Parent/Teacher Interviews March 9th

Please visit saseenos.schoolappointments.com

Appointment scheduling will start on February 27th, 2017 at 6 am and close on March 8th, 2017 at noon, but you can login now and set up your account and enter your children into the system in preparation. You will find the system very easy to use and it will take only a few minutes to set up your account, your children and your appointments.