Coyote’s Howl Feb 14 – 18

Dear Parents and Families,

It has come to my attention that there have been some recent conversations on social media with regards to Braid Rd. My understanding is that residents who live on Braid feel that they are often met with hostility as they drive to and from their home. To be honest, this is not the first time I have heard of this. I do get the occasional phone call from a Braid Rd resident describing similar experiences.

I imagine that such interactions are stemming our school community wanting to keep our walking route as safe as possible. I do ask though that we are courteous to those who live on braid and share the road in the safest way we can. Although it is a walking route, people who live on Braid will need vehicle access in and out throughout the day.

I thank you for your understanding and help with this.




Our student teachers (Ms. Ang, Ms. Dykstra, Ms. Van Ryk, Mr. Meech, Ms. Virk and Ms. Steenwyk are hosting a Virtual Family Math Fair as part of their math course at UBC. If you are interested, the registration link:

The event is free and through Zoom on Saturday, February 26 from 10:00am – 11:30am. Our amazing student teachers are excited to share hands-on math activities with our kids and their families.


Kindergarten registration – February 14-20 (on-line only)

Kindergarten registration takes place mid-February each year. A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31st of the current year.

Kindergarten registration for the 2022/2023 school year will be held from February 14-20, 2022. Please register ONLINE for your catchment area school. For verification of your catchment area school, please check the School Locator.

Instructions on how to register will be posted on the District website in early February.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your child’s registration (all documents must be received for registration to be accepted):

1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport) (application will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received)

2. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card)

3. BC Services Card

4. Proof of Residency (Property Taxes – current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt)

If a parent wishes for a child to attend a school other than their catchment area school, an online non-catchment application form must be completed. Non-catchment applications will be accepted online only commencing February 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Applications received prior to March 4, 2022 will receive priority in their respective category. Approvals will be processed as soon as possible, but may be held until the second week of September, therefore, parents should register their child at their catchment area school the week of February 14-20, 2022 to ensure a placement. Schools will hold non-catchment forms until approved by the Assistant Superintendents’ Office.




  • Students, staff and parents are encouraged to wear Red or Pink on Feb 14.
  • Feb 14 is also “I Love To Read Day”. Students are encouraged to bring one of their favourite books to school. We hope that they will be able to enjoy a page or two from it sometime during the day.



The PAC is selling a limited number of T-shirts for Pink Shirt day.
Shirts will be delivered to student’s classrooms before the 23rd and you must pre-order at



  • Monday, Feb 14 – Valentines Day
  • Monday, Feb 14 – Red and Pink Day
  • Monday, Feb 14 – I Love to Read Day
  • Monday, Feb 14 – Online Kindergarten Registration Begins
  • Tuesday, Feb 15 – Div 1 and 2 Dyke Walk at 9am
  • Tuesday, Feb 15 – Gr. 7 Leadership Club at Lunch
  • Wednesday, Feb 16 – Div 1 and 2 DPA Walk
  • Friday, Feb 18 – Non – Instructional Day 
  • Monday, Feb 21 – Family Day Holiday 
  • Tuesday, Feb 22 – Div. 1 and 2 Dyke Walk
  • Tuesday, Feb 22 – Gr. 7 Leadership Club at Lunch
  • Wednesday, Feb 23 – PINK SHIRT DAY 
  • Friday, Feb 25 – Walk and Roll Day 
  • Friday, Feb 25 – DPA Walk Div. 1 and 2