CC Update

Thank you!

  • For working so hard to get your children here on time to school.  Many of the staff here at Cougar Canyon are parents too and we understand the hard work it takes to get students up and going each day – thank you!
  • To all our Parent Volunteer Drivers – field trips are happening this year and we appreciate your help!

New and Important Information:

  • Crossing Guard: We are still in need of a crossing guard to work any morning or afternoon.  This is a paid position and is perfect for a member of our community.  If you know of anyone who would be willing to help out on casual, part-time or full-time basis, please reach out to Kristy Larson, the Vice-Principal on the school phone or klarson@deltaschools.ca
  • Be Safe, Be Kind, Show Integrity: At Cougar Canyon, we value safety, kindness and integrity.  We try to talk about all three of these important values often at school…and we wanted you to know! Safety comes first and is especially important when we are together as a community of over 500 people on a daily basis.  We ask for students and staff to show kindness to our world, to themselves and to one another.  We also teach students to show integrity be “doing the right thing, even when no one is looking”.
  • Primary Winter Concert:  As we start to prepare for the upcoming Winter Concert at school, we ask that you save the date of Wednesday, DEC 14th.  We will be having one afternoon performance as well as an evening performance (likely around 6pm or 6:30pm – time still TBD) that we will be welcoming families to attend. Save the date if you’d like to see your Primary child perform (Grades K-3 only).  Thank you!
  • Non-Perishables for the Food Bank: On Tuesday, November 29th, Division 5 will begin collecting donations for a food drive until December 9th. We will be accepting unexpired non-perishable canned or boxed foods which will be sent to Deltassist. These items will be used to create food hampers to support Delta families and will be distributed on December 24th. Some suggested items include: rice, baby food (with an expiry date past 2023), peanut butter, canned soups, canned fruits/vegetables, and cereal. Thank you very much for your support!
  • Dress for the Weather:  At Cougar Canyon, students go out in all types of weather every day at least twice.  Please make sure your child is prepared for the weather.  We strongly encourage students to keep a change of clothes at school in case of emergencies (i.e. a fall in a puddle).
  • Illness: Please be sure to keep students home from school if they are ill.  We encourage students to rest up at home and come back to school when they are healthy.  It’s often hard for students to keep their germs to themselves – so we appreciate your support in this. Thank you!  Please continue to do do the Daily Health Check before sending your child(ren) to school.  Daily Health Check

Upcoming Important Dates:

November

16- 6pm Neufeld Farms pickup day – drive-thru at front of the school
17- Hot Lunch
25 – Jersey Day (Students can wear their favourite Jersey, team colours, team t-shirt!)
28- Food Donations Accepted!
28 – Professional Development Day (No school for students)
30- PAC Meeting 6:30pm-8pm in Library

December
1- Treat Day- PAC
2-Holiday Spirit Day – Dress in your holiday colours
9-Holiday Spirit Day – Dress in your holday colours (again)
9- Last Day for Food Donations
14- Term 1 Report Cards available for viewing on Parent Connect
14- Primary Winter Concert (Times: 1:15pm and 6:30pm) **Tickets coming soon!
16- Holiday PJ Day (or just PJ day)
19- First Day of Winter Break

January
3- School Re-Opens after Winter Break
25-PAC Meeting 6:30-8pm in Library
27-Pro-D Day (No School for Students)
30- Saleema Noon Parent Information Night (Via Zoom) – in class sessions will be Feb 1-2
26- Cougar Wear Day (Wear your cougar wear or Cougar Canyon Colours – Black/Red/Grey)

PAC News:Latest Newsletter: PAC Newsletter Oct 2022
Cougar Canyon PAC is on Facebook – Please search for “Cougar Canyon PAC”, request to be added and answer the questions to be successfully added to the group.  This is an easy way to stay in touch with what is going on around the school!
PAC Meetings:
All Cougar Canyon Parents are encouraged to attend the PAC meetings.  You’re welcome to come and hear about what’s going on at the school and how you can become involved!
Meeting Location: Cougar Canyon Library
Meeting Times: 6:30pm-8pm
Meeting Dates: Oct 19th, Nov 30th, Jan 25th, Mar 8th, Apr 19th, May 24th

MUNCH A LUNCH Information:

New Families: HOW TO REGISTER FOR HOT LUNCH:

1) Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools
2) Click the “ Register Here ” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through
3) Next time, just click the “ Login Here ” button to access your account.

District News:

Communicable Disease Prevention The School District is in the process of reviewing the updated Provincial Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 School Settings that were released on August 25. Over the coming days, we will ensure that our school communicable disease prevention plan aligns with the latest public health advice. The health and safety measures in place for school start up on September 6 will likely mirror what was in place in our school prior to the summer break. If there are any changes, we will let you know before school begins. We anticipate that we will need to continue to be flexible and responsive to changes in transmission trends over the coming months.