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September Newsletter

Silverdale Bell Schedule

8:19 am  Warning Bell

8:24 am  School Begins         

9:55 am  Recess

10:10 am Classes Resume

11:50 am Outside Timeschool bell

12:15 pm Lunch

12:35 pm Class in Session

2:15 pm  Dismissal for the Day

2015/2016 School Volunteer Form


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Bus Transportation for 2015-16bus

Families are advised that registration of students who will be seeking bus transportation for the 2015-16 school years will run from May 4st through June 30th, 2015. 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

Strong Start - Silverdale School


What is StrongStart?

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.

Why StrongStart?

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.

What We Do at Strongstart!

We play! - Play is the most effective way for young children to learn.

Drama station:
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.

Construction station:
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.

Math/Manipulatives station:
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.

When and where is StrongStart?

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.

Silverdale Elementary
29715 Donatelli Road
Mission, B.C. V2V 1H6
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:30 am
During school days

What is the cost of StrongStart?

There is no cost to families to participate

Please click HERE for Silverdale's

2015/2016 School Growth Plan

Club Kids

Have your child come and see what Club KIDS is all about! Club KIDS is a recreation program and doesn’t necessarily have to be used as after school care/daycare- registering your child in Club KIDS is a great way to get your kids off the couch, engaged in physical activity and an opportunity to make new friends and be social!

Pre-registration still applies for this week- we have space for a maximum of 17 children per day.  Register for 1 day or as many as you like.  Please note:  because we are a licensed childcare provider your child MAY NOT drop in without being pre-registered.  Club KIDS registration forms MUST be filled out at the Leisure Centre prior to your child being permitted to register -please bring photo and immunization record (if child is immunized) at time of registration.
Please contact Club KIDS Coordinator, Stephaney McCormick at 604-820-5360 or for more details! 

Mission International Student Program:International Students

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

Email: Website:

Mission School District Office: 33046 Fourth Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 1S5

Literacy in Mission

"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

To see Mission's Community Literacy Plan, click on the following link:

Bullying... E.R.A.S.E. Bullying
Be in the Know

What is bullying?
Learn about the different types, the risk factors, and the effects


Learn more @ Erase Bullying !

Snow Closures Email List

Sign up for the MPSD Snow Closures mailing list and be notified via email when schools are closed due to inclement weather.

(If you are a MPSD Staff member, please do not sign up for this mailing list with your '' email address. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, email notification is sent out via an All Staff bulletin. Thank You.)


Unscheduled School Closures.

In case of problematic weather, Mission Public Schools will notify parents of unscheduled school closures through the following media:

Snow Closures Email List

Sign up for the MPSD Snow Closures mailing list and be notified via email when schools are closed due to inclement weather.

(If you are a MPSD Staff member, please do not sign up for this mailing list with your '' email address. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, email notification is sent out via an All Staff bulletin. Thank You.)

How to prepare for an EARTHQUAKE:

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Click on the link below:

Prepare now for an earthquake in British Columbia


A reminder to parents that head lice is an ongoing issue that may arise anytime throughout the year. Please click here for information on head lice from Fraser Health.


Read the latest Water Quality Report for Silverdale.








Contact Us:

Silverdale Elementary
29715 Donatelli Road,
Mission, BC, Canada
V4S 1H6

Tel: 604-826-2526

Fax: 604-826-3610

School Directions



Angela Condon


Laura Miller



District of Mission - Parks, Recreation & Culture

7650 Grand Street, Mission, BC, V2V 3T3

Phone: 604-820-5368 | Fax: 604-826-4396

Email: Website:


Please remember to call the school if your son/daughter will be absent.


2015/2016 Silverdale School Handbook


Important Dates

Sept 2015

Sept 30- Orange T-Shirt Day

Oct 2015

9- Pumpkin Patch School wide Fieldtrip (am)

12- Thanksgiving Monday (no school)

14- School Photos (individual)

19- Silverdale Polling Station

19- Interim report card week

20- Kindergarten Vision Screening

21- Gr. 6 Immunization

22- PAC Meeting (7pm in the Library)

23- Provincial Pro-D (no school for students)