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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    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!

     
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    Beattie Information for parents and students
    by Blair Lloyd - Thursday, 26 October 2017, 3:33 PM
     

    Dear Parents/Guardians: due to the high level of interest and stakeholder participation from the Beattie Facebook page (Beattie Elementary-official page), news and updates will only be posted on the Facebook web page.  This page will still have basic information including newsletters and district information.  I encourage parents to join our Facebook page for up to date information and reminders from our school.

    Please contact the office at 250-374-0608 if you have any questions or concerns.

    Regards,

    Blair Lloyd, Principal

    Beattie Elementary

     
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    Stranger Danger
    by Blair Lloyd - Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 5:27 PM
     
    Hello all - This post is to inform you about an incident that occurred at David Thompson Elementary School yesterday. Yesterday, between 2:30 and 2:50 pm, a girl was waiting in front of the school. A man approached her and said he was there to pick her up. The student challenged him by asking what her mom’s name was, the male wasn’t able to provide a name and said he worked with her dad and had been asked to pick her up. The male was not able to provide her dad’s name either when asked by the student. The male walked away without ever touching the student or making any attempts to touch or grab her. The male walked to an older dark burgundy Chevrolet truck with two doors and extra seats in the back. It had a matching coloured canopy with some scratches and rust on it. No licence plate was obtained. The girl then went into the school and called her mother to report what had happened. The male is described as: Caucasian, in his 20’s, has a lip and eyebrow piercing, he was clean shaven with dirty blond shaggy length hair. He was wearing tighter blue jeans that rode low on his waist, a dark shirt and red flat-brimmed hat. He also had a chain on his pants, presumably connected to his wallet. Police are encouraging parents and caregivers to speak to children about safety precautions, including: - Being aware of surrounds and note suspicious people or vehicles and report them promptly to teachers or parents; - Not approaching a vehicle if you don’t know the person inside; - Not talking to strangers - Walking with a friend, if possible; and - Having a code word or phrase to be used if parents must send an unknown person to pick up their child.
     
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    October newsletter
    by Blair Lloyd - Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 2:01 PM
     

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