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  • Division 1 and Division 7 have been working as buddies to build STEM projects. These are waterslides!

We are looking forward to next week’s Literacy Week!  In addition to engaging in lots of literacy activities, each day will have a special theme.  We hope students and staff will participate in the following themes:

Monday:  Wear your favorite colour from head to toe

Tuesday:  Dress mismatched and fun

Wednesday:  Wear pajamas and bring a stuffie

Thursday:  Come to school with some fun, wacky, and crazy hair

Friday:  Dress up as a storybook character

 
 

Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020

Registration:  January 28th to February 1st, 2019

Where to Register: Parents can register online or in-person at your neighborhood school. Registration opens at 8am on January 28th.  To register online visit: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

To register your child into any SD62 school, parents/guardians must present proof of child’s age, citizenship and residence. Kindergarten students begin school in the September of the same year they turn five.

French Immersion Kindergarten students register directly at the French Immersion school within their catchment (i.e. Millstream Elementary or John Stubbs), this can be done online by selecting the school that populates once the home address has been inputted. For further information on how French Immersion registration will work this year, please visit the district website at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

Documentation:  We will accept original documents only no exceptions within 7 days of registering. Students will not be officially registered until all documentation has been received.

1.    Proof of citizenship for both parent and child
Please provide at least one of the following documents for parent/guardian and one for child:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Permanent Resident card
  • Status Card

Proof of Guardianship/custody may be required in certain cases. Proof shown on child’s birth certificate, landed immigrant document or guardianship order pertaining to separation, divorce and guardianship orders, adoption orders, etc.

2.    Proof of Residence
Every address in SD62 belongs to a catchment school. To find out which school is in your catchment, please use our School Locator Tool online at www.sd62.bc.ca

Home Owners

Please provide two of the following:

  • Home purchase agreement (if recently purchased, must also show subject removal and deposit receipt)
  • Property tax statement
  • House insurance
  • Notice of assessment

If only one of the above documents above can be produced, the homeowner must also provide two of the following:

  • BC vehicle registration
  • Canadian bank or credit card statement
  • Income Tax statement
Renters

  • Rental agreement signed by landlord with landlord’s contact information

AND two of the following showing address:

  • Canadian bank or credit card statement
  • BC vehicle registration
  • Income Tax statement
  • Renter’s insurance

 

 
 

There is a PAC meeting tomorrow – Tuesday, January 8th – at 6:30 PM in the library.  All parents are welcome!

 
 

Happy New Year.  There was a lot of positive energy at the school today, and we were excited to see our students again.  We look forward to a great year of learning, and wish you all the very best for 2019!

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

If you have a child who will be heading into kindergarten this coming September, here is some important information for you.

Registration period: Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 1.

Register online here: SD62 Registration

https://registration.sd62.bc.ca/apps/SookeStudents

Student enrollment is based on the following:

  1. re-enrolling students
  2. a catchment area child with a sibling currently attending the school
  3. a catchment area child
  4. a non-catchment child with a sibling currently attending the school
  5. a non-catchment child
  6. a non-school district child

These enrollment priorities apply to all new registrations, transfer requests, elementary to middle and middle to secondary transitions.

NEW – Documentation requirements

The district has updated the documents required for registration. Please take a look at the SD62 Registration Guide for details on what types of documentation you will need to provide in order to register your child successfully.

FRENCH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN

NEW- Lottery system for French Immersion Kindergarten registration

Due to high demand for French Immersion kindergarten, we often receive more registrations than we can accommodate for. If this is the case, a lottery will take place. The lottery will follow the Student Enrollment Priorities and students will be placed in the order in which they are drawn.

Example: A school has 40 seats available, but 41+ people apply, a lottery will take place.

A wait list will be established according to the lottery. The lottery process will be based on a school-by-school basis.

Please visit the French Immersion Kindergarten registration page on our website for more details and FAQ about the lottery. http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/french-immersion-kindergarten/

Twins: In the event of a draw, one ballot will be entered into the draw for families with twins. If drawn, both twins will be offered placement in the program at the same school.

New immigrant families (permanent residents, refugees or those on work/study permit or diplomatic visas):

Please contact the SD62 International Office at 250-474-9818 or in person at 200-814 Goldstream Avenue before completing the online registration.

Please visit the Registration page on our website for more information. http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school.

 
 

November 22nd is an early dismissal day.  Students will be finished at 11:38 am.

November 23rd is a professional development day and school will not be in session.

 
 

Dear Parents / Guardians of Millstream students,

Here are some updates from our office…

  • Lost and Found will be on display tomorrow. Please have a look as all items will be donated on the weekend
  • Tomorrow, Thursday , is an early dismissal day. All students will be dismissed at 11:38am
  • Parent/Teacher & Student-Led Conferences take place from 1-7pm tomorrow. Appointments need to be made in advance
  • There is no school on Friday November 23rd
  • In lieu of a Winter Concert, an open house will take place on the afternoon of Dec. 18th in many of our classrooms. More information will come to you  from classroom teachers

Enjoy the long weekend. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

 

Millstream Office

 
 

Dear Strong Start Participants,

The Strong Start Program will not be running on Wednesday November 21st.

On Thursday November 22 the program will be located in the gymnasium and will run from 8:45am-10:30am.

Thank you,

Millstream Office

 
 

Parent Teacher Interviews 2018.doc

Dear Millstream Families,

Starting on November 16th at 9:00 am we will be opening up our booking system for the Parent-Teacher Interviews and Student Led Conferences until Wednesday, November 21st at 10:00 pm.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, November 22nd from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Teachers will have a scheduled dinner break from 4:00 to 5:00pm.

1. Go to: https://millstream.schoolappointments.com/
2. Register under login
3. Follow registration prompts
4. Book the appointment
Thank you for taking the time to meet with your children and their teachers.
Please call the office if you need assistance with the online booking.

Sincerely,
Frances Krusekopf
Principal

 
 

Jess Dexter, with 19 years teaching experience has come from Vancouver to work with us this week, teaching Hip Hop (Old School and New Style) and other street styles of dance.

Jess encourages the students to not only practice the moves they have learned (as well as have spontaneous dance parties at home or with their friends,) but to also be a teacher themselves…By teaching the movements to someone else, the moves will become easier for them to remember as well as proficiency will be achieved faster!

All students in the school have been put into 4 groups and are practicing a routine from Tuesday to Friday. On Friday afternoon (at 1:05pm), families are invited to the gym see a showcase of the Hip Hop skills the students have learned over the previous four days.