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September 20 Update

Important Dates

Terry Fox Run – Toonies for Terry

Our annual Terry Fox Run will be held on Thursday, September 26th. Students are encouraged to bring in a donation of $2 in support of cancer research. Our goal is to raise $1000.  Students will start the run at 1:45 pm.   Parents are welcome to participate in this event.  If your kindergarten child is in the Monday/Wednesday program, feel free to accompany them to this event. Thank you! Thank you, Mrs. Kellough and Mrs. Crockett for organizing!

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day will be held on September 30th.  It is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools.  Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

First Point of Contact

If you have concerns regarding your child's class or the school in general, please contact the teacher or the school before you post on Social Media.  This allows us to address your concerns directly.

Joan Marie Galat Author Visit

Joan Marie Galat will be presenting to our Kindergarten to Grade students on October 1st.  A list of books and prices are available for students to pre-order as they often like to have an opportunity to purchased autographed copies. Please have order forms into Ms. Eng (Librarian) by September 27th.

Active School Travel (AST)

DCE is partnering with Ever Active Schools with a program called Active School Travel and Stepping Towards a Greener Tomorrow.

Our goal is to make it safer for students to come to school while increasing their activity as they travel to school.  Another benefit from this program is the positive environmental impact as we reduce the amount of traffic and pollution around the school.

Thanks to those who filled out the "What's Your Route to School?" map at Meet the Teacher last Thursday. The information gathered will be used to determine the most popular routes.

DID YOU KNOW? The most popular routes are the most travelled and, therefore, the safer choices for young, active walkers and wheelers.

Check out this information on the benefits of having your child walk or wheel to school.

Our WOWW (Walk or Wheel Wednesday) this week was a huge success! We had 123 walkers, 64 scooters and 105 bikers. That’s 291 students, which is 54% of our school, who chose an active way to travel to school! Amazing! 

Let’s see if we can get even more students on October 2nd, International Walk to School day! 

If you have any questions or concerns please email, dcewellness@gmail.com

Wellness Committee

Now that kids are getting settled into routines of back to school, remind your child that our school has a Buddy Bench in front of the playground with a plaque that reads:

Davidson Creek Elementary Buddy Bench 

Choose kind and make a friend.

Thanks to Our Friends at Fix Auto Sherwood Park

If your child is feeling lonely at recess or in need of a friend to play with, encourage them to use this bench. Also let's remind our children that when they see another child sitting on this bench, they should go over and talk to them and invited them to play. With Orange Shirt Day approaching, September 30th, let’s look out for one another and spread kindness!

For those that ordered Orange Day shirts, they will be delivered by September 27th.

Our first meeting of the year will be on Monday, September 23rd at 6:30 in the school library. All are welcome!

If you have any questions or feedback, please email dcewellness@gmail.com.

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