Grab Bag Challenge

During Earth Week 2019 (April 15-26), schools are challenged to learn and take action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags for recycling in their schools and beyond. A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one school in each province/territory that best embraces reduce and reuse and communicates their action to reduce plastic waste in their school community. Share how your school community is taking action to reduce plastic bag use and waste on social media using the hashtag #PlasticBagGrab.  So, let’s collect used plastic bags in your community for recycling.

 More than one billion plastic bags are handed out in Canada every year. They can all be reused and recycled so let’s make sure they are!

Prizes Grand Prize: Community Engagement • $1,000 (1 per province/territory) Social Media Prize • $500 (1 per province/territory) Recycling Participation Prize • $500 (1 per province/territory)

LUNCH LADY has arrived :)


We have the opportunity to try a new HOT LUNCH provider for the remainder of the school year – beginning April 29th.  The Lunch Lady has a TON of choices for students at a reasonable cost and is used by many other schools in the area with lots of success.  A package is coming home with your child today with instructions on how to set up an account and a copy of the menu.  We hope that for the month of May and June that you will give them a try and provide school council with your feedback so that we can determine how to best help with hot lunches in the Fall.  We understand that many of our families have been requesting a change from Kids Kitchen and hope that the transition is easy.


A few reminders about tomorrow…..

Tomorrow is International Day of Pink.  We have already had a PINK day, but love that there is a second opportunity to support inclusion and diversity.  Please join us to celebrate diversity and support our kindness initiative. Please feel free to wear pink clothing. Be Kind. Be Proud. Be Bakersfield.

Tomorrow is also WALKING WEDNESDAY. Please consider walking/biking to school. We have some fun things planned for our keen walkers – Look out for some positive messages to start your day on our tarmac and school sidewalks.