CC Update

Last Updated April 12, 2024

Thank you!

  • For your ongoing support.  We are excited for Term 3 at Cougar Canyon.  Lots will be happning this final term.   Please be in touch with your child’s teacher to stay up to date!

New & Important Information:

  • Upcoming Hot Lunch Day – Tuesday, April 16th (Chopped Leaf) : The Grade 7 Parents are fundraising again for the year end celebration.  All funds raised from this hot lunch will go to the Grade 7 Celebration in June. Ordering is NOW OPEN until Friday, April 12th. Click here to order: https://cc.deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/daily-announcements/hot-lunch/
  • Please read this Letter for  families/guardians of students in kindergarten to Grade 4 to find out about how your child might be eligable for a Grant for their post-secondary education.   B.C. Training and Education Savings Program Grant

  • Our Scholastic Book Fair will be open to students during their classroom library visits from April 8 to 19.  If your child is absent when their class comes down, we will find another time for them to enjoy visiting the book fair.  The fair will be open for parents to come in with their children before school from 8:30 to 8:55am April 9 to 19 (except April 10, 16, 17) and after school from 3 to 3:30pm April 9 to 18 (except April 16).  As always, all students are welcome to enjoy the book fair during class visits – no purchase necessary.  To see photos of our Book Fair, please check out the photo carousel on the library website:  https://sites.google.com/deltalearns.ca/cougarcanyonlibrary/home

  • Online Plant Fundraiser: The Grade 7 Parents are doing a plant fundraiser for the Grade 7 Celebration.  Orders will be closing Thursday, April 24 and pick up will be Friday, May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day!
    https://cougarcanyon.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home
  • Are you moving? If you are moving and your child(ren) won’t be attending Cougar Canyon in the Fall, please email the office at this address ASAP:  cougarcanyon.elem@deltaschools.ca
  • Kindergarten Registration OPEN!  If you know anyone who lives in Cougar Canyon catchment, please let them know to register online.  We do have some in-person times available as well.  Check it out here:  https://cc.deltasd.bc.ca/student-life/kindergarten-information/
  • Delta District Parent Advisory Council Annual Open House and Social:  The Delta District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) would like to invite all parents and caregivers to attend their Annual Open House and Social: Date:  Monday, April 8, 2024, Time:                                    7pm – 8:30pm, Location: School Board Office, 4585 Harvest Drive, Delta, Contact Name:        Jennifer Rak, Chair, DPAC, Email: deltadpac@gmail.com, RSVP by:  Friday, April 5th.  ***This is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and those in our school community to meet district employees, community partners and of course, your DPAC Executives. The evening will start with short introductions before opening up the floor to socialize, gather information and enjoy a snack. Children are welcome since this will not be a formal meeting.   It is also the last meeting before the DPAC AGM on Monday, May 13th where the elections for the 2024/25 DPAC Executives will happen. If any parents or caregivers are looking to get more involved at the district level, this event will be an opportunity to speak to the DPAC Executives regarding positions and ask any questions they may have.  Please RSVP to deltadpac@gmail.com by Friday, April 5.

Upcoming Important Dates:

April
1-Last Day of Spring Break (Easter Monday)
8- DPAC Open House (see information above to RSVP)
2- School Re-opens at 9am (warning bell at 8:55am)
11- Grade 7 Parent Camp Information Meeting (6pm in Library)
17- PAC Meeting in the Library (6:30pm-7:30pm)
19- Hot Lunch (Ask PAC if you have any questions)

May
8- Regional Track Meet (stay tuned as date is being reconsidered)
15- Hot Lunch (ask PAC if you have any questions)
17- Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL for students)
20- Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)
22- Grade 6 Immunizations
29- PAC Meeting/AGM in Library (6:30pm-7:30pm)

June
7- Outdoor Band Concert in the Park (backup location – gym)
14- Sports Day/Hot Lunch
17-19- Grade 7 Camp
27- Last Day for students **EARLY DISMISSAL at 10:30am (students attend 9am-10:30am only)

Ongoing Information

  • Needed: Noon Hour Supervisors & Crossing Guard:  If you or someone you know is interested in being an on-call/casual noon-hour supervisor or Crossing Guard at Cougar Canyon, we would really appreciate you emailing the Vice-Principal, Kristy Larson (klarson@deltaschools.ca).  Even if your availability isn’t every day, we do often need people replaced for a day at a time, so anything could be helpful!
  • Parking at Cougar Canyon:  The drive thru at Cougar Canyon is for Buses and cars of Parents with a Special Parking Pass that has been obtained from the Principal due to children needing special access to the front door due to the needs of the child(ren).  Please DO NOT enter the driveway between 8:45am and 9:15 am and 2:45pm- 3:15pm unless you have had a conversation with the principal and have received a Special Parking Pass that is displayed on your dash.  The goal is to keep students safe at all times.  Please pass this message along to anyone who will be driving your child(ren) to/from school.  If you have particular concerns, please let the principal know.  Thanks for your help in keeping all the students safe here at Cougar Canyon.
  • Dogs/Pets On School Grounds: Please remember that unauthorized dogs are not permitted on school grounds.  If you have a dog on a leash during drop-off or pick-up, please meet your child(ren) off school grounds.  Thank you so much.
  • Absent from school?  It is very important we know if your child will be absent from school.  Please call the office and leave a message with your child’s first and last name and teacher’s names so that we can record the absence.  As always, please remember to keep your child(ren) home if they are not feeling well.  Thank you!  Office Phone Number: 604-591-8676 (This is a good number to add to your contacts now :-))
  • Dress for the Weather: Student go outside at minimum twice per day at Cougar Canyon.  Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.  We also encourage them to have a spare change of clothes to keep at school.  Inside shoes/boots are strongly encouraged.  Your child’s teacher may have more specific expectations.  Umbrellas are helpful too!
  • Biking/Scootering To School: We encourage students to walk, bike or scooter to school.  A morning walk is great for students.  The fresh air and exercise is a wonderful way to warm up a child’s brain for learning.  Please be aware that we have a bike rack at the front of the school (to the left of the front door) for students to safely store their bikes.  Students should bring a bike lock to lock up their bikes while on school grounds. Scooters can be kept inside the school in classrooms or cloakrooms.
  • No Wheels on School Grounds: For safety reasons, we do not allow students to ride bikes/scooters/skateboards/roller blades/wheelies runners while on school grounds (in and out of the school).  Please remind your child that if they are bringing wheels to school, they must be walked on school grounds.  Wheelies shoes need to be changed into regular shoes on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Parent Connect:  Please make sure you have logged into PARENT CONNECT to authorize your child to attend walking fieldtrips and other forms such as google classroom (as needed).

 

Community & District Information/Opportunities:

  • Keeping Kids Safe Online and In School:  We welcome the BC Government’s announcement last Friday aimed at keeping kids and young adults safe from online threats, restrict the use of cellphones in schools and hold social media companies accountable.
    The Delta School District already has an administrative procedure in place to cover the use of Personal Communication Devices (Admin Procedure 145) that provides guidance for schools and educators. In the coming months, the district expects to receive more detailed guidelines from the government regarding the restriction of students’ cellphone use in schools. Once that information is received, the district will look at making any necessary changes for implementation at the start of the new school year in September.
  • Delta School District Winter Weather Procedures:  https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/news/winter-weather-procedures/.

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PAC NEWS:

PAC Meetings this year will be held in-person in the school library from 6:30-7:30pm.  All parents are members of the PAC (Parent Advisory Council).  Please don’t hesitate to reach out the the Executive Committee if you have any questions, ideas for fundraising or events!

Upcoming PAC Meeting Dates: Jan 17th, April 17th, May 29th *AGM

CougarCanyonPAC@gmail.com