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    Mr. Hembling
    October Newsletter
    by P. Hembling - Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:45 PM

    Please find attached the October edition of the BEST school newsletter.  To reduce our ecological footprint, we do our best to distribute our school newsletter electronically rather than in paper form.  However, paper copies are always available at the school for those who would like one.

    Parents please take a moment to read the letter on page 3 regarding Hallowe'en costumes for October 30.  Thank you.

    Mr. Hembling
    Fall at the Big Little Science Centre
    by P. Hembling - Sunday, 27 September 2015, 4:03 PM

    The Big Little Science Centre has asked us to spread the word about their fall programs with families of BEST:

    BIG Little Science Centre is super excited to inform everyone of all the fun that we have planned for you, in October.

    From construction and LEGO activities on the district in-service days, to a celebration of MUSIC with live musicians while discovering how sound and waves work on Saturday September 26, and even a Gross Science day on Halloween October 31.

    Fresh and exciting activities are happening all month. Please join us and why not invite your friends along too?

    If you are heading to the coast and wish to visit Science World, consider a membership to the BIG Little Science Centre here in Kamloops. Your membership here gets you in FREE to science centres across Canada, including Vancouver!!!

    Located at 655 Holt Street in the Happyvale School, the BIG Little Science Centre is open all year round Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. With over 140 different interactive science exhibits in the Exploration Room, expect to have a great visit, with items to engage people from 2 and up.

    Please see attached PDF for more info.

    Have a wonderful autumn everyone.



    Mr. Hembling
    Welcome back!
    by P. Hembling - Sunday, 6 September 2015, 2:34 PM

    Welcome back to the new school year at BEST.  We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer holidays and that students are excited to be coming back to school.  The staff at BEST is certainly excited to see all your smiling faces!

    Tuesday, September 8th is the first day of school for students, although the day follows a modified schedule as is the case at all district elementary schools.  Full details can be found on the district website at

    The start time for all students on Tuesday is 10:30am (except Kindergarten students - please read on for K schedule details).  We will begin with an assembly in the gymnasium for staff introductions and class placement which will happen at that time.  Parents are welcome to join us for this initial assembly at 10:30.

    Following the assembly students will proceed with their teacher to their new classroom and classes will continue until our 12:00pm dismissal.

    Kindergarten students follow a modified schedule of "graduated entry" and received a letter in August detailing interview dates and times, small group sessions as well as larger group sessions.  The first full day for all Kindergarten students will be Wednesday, September 16th.  Please call the school if you have any questions or if you did not receive this letter in the mail.

    The school supplies your child will need this year are available from the school at very reasonable prices (likely better than what you could find on your own because we purchase in bulk); there is no need for parents to purchase them in advance.  We even have a monthly payment plan for parents who may prefer that option.  Please speak to your child's teacher for more details or inquire at the office.

    Parents are welcome to park anywhere around the perimeter of the school except in the zones reserved for buses and daycare vehicles.  We ask parents not to use the school's parking lot for pickup or dropoff of students for safety reasons, particularly at the start and end of the school day.  Your cooperation in following parking signage is appreciated.

    Again, welcome back to school and we look forward to meeting you and your child this week!