BEATTIE ELEMENTARY

492 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1M3

Principal: Mr. Blair Lloyd
Administrative Assistant: Stacey Gilbert

Phone: 250-374-0608 / Fax: 250-377-2242

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    April newsletter
    by Blair Lloyd - Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:47 AM
     

    Please click here to learn about all the things happening at our school this spring! 

     
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    RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE LEARNERS
    by Blair Lloyd - Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:06 AM
     

    YOU ARE INVITED!
    Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where cell
    phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into
    the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly
    developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need
    to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family
    tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring
    your teen’s digital life.
    As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help
    your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding
    them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online
    selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their
    independence, including cyberbullying (and more commonly –
    cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate
    images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to
    provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to
    better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the
    current trends and concerning apps will be provided.

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    PAC Updates
    by Blair Lloyd - Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 9:45 AM
     

    Good afternoon, please see below a copy of the synervoice that will go out to parents at 6:30 pm, February 6th.   If you are not receiving messages from the school, please contact the school (250-374-0608) to update your contact information.



    Good evening parents, this is Mr. Lloyd with important reminders for the families here at Beattie Elementary.

    A reminder that there is dinner and a movie night coming up this Thursday, doors open at 5:30 and the movie will start at 6 pm. There will be pizza/juice boxes being sold starting at 5:30 pm



    Secondly, the PAC will be hosting a pub night at the Fox and Hounds on Monday, February 26th. I encourage parents and friends of Beattie Elementary to come out and join in the fun this night; roasted rosemary chicken and BBQ back ribs with Caesar salad will be served for just $15 per person. Tickets are available at the school office, or from PAC executive member, Candace Morrison. You can reach Candace by calling or texting 778-220-9142. Along with dinner, there will be 50/50 draw, and classroom basket raffles. PAC members will be selling tickets tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7th, after school in front of the school and on McGill road during pick up time.



    Thank you for listening to this message, have good evening.


     
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    Stuart Wood Elementary Bus Drop Off/Pick Up Site
    by Blair Lloyd - Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 4:31 PM
     

    Dear Beattie parents,

    Further to my letter from last week, this email is to remind you about an informational event SD 73 will host to talk about the City of Kamloops’ recently opened Stuart Wood emergency winter shelter for the homeless.

    The meeting will be held at Beattie Elementary on December 6 starting at 6:30 pm.

    The shelter opened in the Stuart Wood building on November 1. The former school is the site where some of our students catch the bus to school in the morning. They are also dropped off at the school in the afternoon.

    As you know, there have been some unfortunate incidents at the shelter. We met with the City and others last week to discuss concerns we had for student safety. The details of that meeting were shared in my last letter.

    This event is being held in case parents have further concerns. We have invited representatives from the City and the Canadian Mental Health Association to attend the meeting as well.

    Our hope is to hear your thoughts about what else might be done to lessen the impacts on our children, as well as to provide you tools you might use to help them better understand what is happening at the shelter.

    Again, the meeting will be held at Beattie Elementary on December 6 starting at 6:30 pm. We would appreciate an RSVP to this email if you plan to attend so that we can better prepare for the meeting.

    Regards,

    Blair Lloyd

    Principal, Beattie Elementary


     
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    Beattie Book Fair
    by Renae Gartrell - Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:52 AM
     


    Beattie Elementary Book Fair

    November 7th - 9th 2017


    Beattie elementary's annual book fair will run from Tuesday, Nov. 7 until Thursday, Nov.9 this year in the school library.  Come out and support this worthwhile cause - 100% of the profits are used to buy books for the library at Beattie, benefiting all students at the school.  There will be books available for all ages and also many gift items for the upcoming holidays.  The book fair will run during the following hours:

    Tuesday, Nov 7th:  12-4

    Wednesday, Nov 8th:  8-4

    Thursday, Nov 9th:  8-4

    If any parents/guardians are available to volunteer with any part of the book fair (set up, cashier, take down) please contact Mrs. Gartrell at the school (250) 374-0608 or send me an email rgartrell@sd73.bc.ca.

    Hope to see you there!