Coyote’s Howl Oct 21 – 25

Dear Parents and Families,

Many of you know that our election will take place on Monday and that our gym will be a polling station. As a result we are anticipating higher traffic than normal. Please help us by walking to school that day as well as walking to vote (if we are your assigned station). Also, as always, please avoid being on the school grounds during recess and lunch in order to avoid confusion for the students and supervisors on duty.




If possible please leave your dogs at home during drop-off and pick-up times. Please note that there are children at our school (and even adults) who have a phobia towards dogs. Unfortunately such phobias are present despite the size of the dog. If you feel that you must bring your dog to school during drop-off and pick-up times, please tie/leash your dog along the front fence close to the bike racks. Dogs should never be past the fenced area near our bike racks/on our school grounds at any time. We are finding that despite good intentions by dog owners, we are still finding dog-poo on our grounds. This of course, is of great concern as kids often step in it during recess and lunch. Please help us by spreading the word to your neighbours as well. We also encourag the use of the dog park as opposed to our school field/school grounds. 


We are looking for some parents who would be willing to spend a bit of time assembling some iPad Crates for us.

The instructions say that assembly may require a wrench or two. If you have those as well, we would love it if you can also bring them, since our tool selection at school is limited. Please email Mr. Douangchanh at if you can help us out.


We are excited that LEGO Club is finally starting! Thanks to all the families that generously donated. The Club will run every Tuesday, and will be grade specific. A schedule of dates with grades is available below and just outside the LST room. The grade twos had a chance to join this week, and the student leaders and myself enjoyed watching all their creativity shine. We are looking forward to all the creations that are to come.

Jessica Udy, CYCW

  • October 22- Grade 3s
  • October 29- Grade 4s
  • November 5- Grade 5s
  • November 12- Grade 6/7
  • November 19- Kindergarten
  • November 26- Grade 1


Please refer to the instructions that Mrs. Adam emailed in order to sign up for your Parent Teacher Interview. While you are at school that day, please also take some time to look through the lost and found. You can also click below to look through the current items we have that our looking for a home.

Lost and Found



Halloween Costume Parade and Costume Guidelines

Our Costume Parade will be after lunch on Halloween.

Please remind your children that…

  • costumes should not be too scary
  • toy weapons should be kept at home
  • if possible, try to avoid masks. If masks are unavoidable, they should be used during the parade only.
  • Some students may want to bring an extra set of clothes for after the parade.
  • Parents are welcome to attend 


Just a reminder of our traffic patterns for our school. Please help us by reviewing them and following them during drop-off and pick-up.


Safe Map to School Route




  • Monday, Oct 21 – ELECTIONS IN THE GYM
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Div 13 and 14 to Westham Island Herb Farm
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Gr. 7 VBALL: BG at English Bluff after school
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Gr. 6 VBALL: English Bluff at BG
  • Oct 23 – 24 – Bookfair 
  • Wednesday, Oct 23 – Early Dismissal at 1:58pm
  • Wednesday, Oct 23 – Parent Teacher Interviews 2:10 – 6:30
  • Thursday, Oct 24 – Grade 6 Immunizations
  • Thursday, Oct 24 – Div 12 to Pumpkin Patch
  • Thursday, Oct 24 – Early Dismissal at 1:58pm
  • Thursday, Oct 24 – Parent Teacher Interviews 2:10 – 4:00
  • Friday, Oct 25 – Non – Instructional Day 
  • Tuesday, Oct 29 – Individual Photo Retake Day
  • Tuesday, Oct 29 –  Div. 2 to Curling at 10am
  • Tuesday, Oct 29 – Div. 1 to Curling at 1pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 29 – Gr. 7 VBALL: South Park at BG
  • Tuesday, Oct 29 – Gr. 6 VBALL: BG at South Park
  • Wednesday, Oct 30 – Div. 9 and Div. 10 to Deas Island
  • Friday, Nov 1 – Student Art Orders open for parents to place orders
  • Friday, Nov 1 – Div. 3 to Kinsmen Community Centre

Have a great week!


Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Beach Grove Elementary