Hello Silverdale families,
I hope this email finds you enjoying the beautiful weather that the month of August has broughtus.
As many of you are aware the Job Action is currently ongoing and may impact the start up of school.Attached to this email is a note fromSuperintendentBill Fletcher which details two possibilities and how things will proceed accordingly. We will email parents with further information as soon as it is available.
On another note, Silverdale was very fortunate at the start of thissummer to be selected to have a building envelope renovation completed. This is a substantial investment in repairing the exterior of the school and ensuring Silverdale Elementary is here for many years to come. Silverdale will be operating, and open,as this construction completes, however there will be some temporary adjustments at the school to ensure students learning is not disrupted.
As of today, andintoSeptember,the front entrance of the school will be closed and we will be asking everyone to enter the school from the East entrance, the Old Summit Learning Centre entrance. There will be signs posted to clarify.
Our school office has been temporarily moved to the old Summit office and we will be working out of there as school starts up.There will alsobe afew areas of school property that are off limits and fenced while the construction wraps up. We are working closely with the contractors to ensure that this process causes the least amount of disruptions as possible.
If you have any concerns or questions about this please contact the school.
Have a great week!
Jason ObertPrincipal, Silverdale Elementary School
Welcome to Silverdale Elementary School. Silverdale has a hardworking and knowledgeable staff, supportive and energetic parents, and students who work and learn to the best of their abilities.
Silverdale Elementary School is located in the west side of Mission, a part of the community of Silverdale. The school is a rural school which has approximately 101 students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. The setting of Silverdale Elementary is very distinctive, as it is surrounded by forest and neighbouring farms. The students see horses at the fence of the property on a daily basis, in addition to occasional wildlife.
Silverdale Elementary is a central piece of its community. The school is able to utilize the community fields and the walking track across the street. It is located near the Silverdale Hall, and the school even contributes its well water to the community hall for its functions. The school has a special history for families who have attended its classrooms. Currently, we are in the third generation of learners. Even the street on which the school is located is named after one of our attending families. The school playground is the only playground in the community and its equipment and picnic tables are used by many neighbouring families.
Silverdale Elementary shares its facilities with Summit Learning Center, Mission Public School’s home learning program. Both schools have benefited by being connected in this way.
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Families are advised that registration of students who will be seeking bus transportation for the 2014-15 school year will run from April 22 through June 30, 2014. In order to ride a district school bus all new and returning riders must register. School District policy applies to all applications and can be viewed here on our website.
Students that qualify to use district transportation services but who have not registered by June 30th will not be guaranteed a seat on a bus. Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge fee.
Registration can be done in person at the School District Office at 33046 Fourth Ave during regular business hours 8:00am – 4:00pm M-F. If you are unavailable during those hours, alternate arrangements can be made by calling 604.826.6286 ext. 3246
A place where…families are valued and recognized as their child's very first and most important teacher
A place that…models and supports family literacy
A place to…meet other children and their families
A place which… reflects the language and cultures of the community
A place where…information on parenting concerns, child development, school facilities, and local community resources are readily available
A place where…learning is fun. Parents and caregivers play alongside their child, therefore encouraging early learning.
A place where…children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively
StrongStart is designed for preschool aged children and their parent/caregiver; however children from birth to six years of age are very welcome. We encourage the whole family to join us.
One of the objectives of StrongStart is to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten. Families
who attend StrongStart become very comfortable in a school setting.
Their active involvement in their children's education is ensured through the early positive connection. Through play based problem solving activities found at StrongStart children can develop the literacy and numeracy concepts they need to have in place for success in kindergarten.
Children are given opportunities to learn about relationships. Through role playing they begin to understand others’ needs, wants, ideas and feelings; therefore they begin to explore the concept of empathy. They are encouraged to develop their imaginations enhancing their understanding of another person’s perception. The drama station encourages children to learn the social graces/niceties such as taking turns, listening to others, and sharing materials and space.
Children can construct and reconstruct their world. They’re encouraged to learn about shape, design and structure. Develop mathematical concepts such as size, measurement and weight and show pride in the structures they create.
Children are encouraged to learn how to discriminate and classify using clues of sizes, shape, colour and detail. They learn to count materials, relay patterns and to sequence. Children are also given opportunities to develop their small muscle control through manipulating small objects, a skill needed in the future when they are learning to print.
Strong Start is a drop-in- program, parents and caregivers can come with their children to any location, at any time, during the hours posted below.
29715 Donatelli Road
Mission, B.C. V2V 1H6
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:30 am
During school days
There is no cost to families to participate
This Mission School District International Program is currently accepting applications for caring homestay families who want to provide a “home away from home” for our elementary and secondary International students. Student placements can range from 2 weeks to 2 years or more! These paid positions are a wonderful way to learn about another culture and to share Canada with students from another country.
Most International students are looking for a host family that includes Mom and Dad, as well as school-age children. We are particularly in need of families with children in Grades 4 – 7.
If you are interested in hosting students, please apply on-line:
Phone: 604-826-6286 ext 3336
Mission School District Office: 33046 Fourth Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 1S5
"Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfillment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. literacy... means far more than learning how to read and write ... The aim is to transmit knowledge and promote social particiapation."
UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany
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7650 Grand Street, Mission, BC, V2V 3T3
Phone: 604-820-5368 | Fax: 604-826-4396
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SEPT 19 - Non-Instructional Day