February 2018 Newsletter

Principal’s Message

Special thanks to parent council for supporting our tubing trip to River Valley on January 24th. It was an exciting day, and I know the kids absolutely loved it!

A reminder that February 2nd is a PA Day and there is no school. Also, March Break takes place from March 12th – 16th this year.

The character attribute for the month of February is Perseverance. Perseverance is defined as the ability to demonstrate continuous effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Students can demonstrate perseverance at school by:

  • staying with the task and not giving up.
  • trying again and again and again.
  • showing pride and a positive commitment to completing tasks.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it”.

-Maya Angelou

Mr. Charles Longston

Dates to Remember

February 2nd – PD Day (No School)
February 12th – Grade 8 Grad photos in the a.m.
February 13th – Cinnabon pick-up 3-5 p.m.
February  16th – Winter Carnival at 2 p.m. (Please make sure to dress warmly)
February 19th – Family Day
February 20th – Report Cards go home
February 23rd – Pizza, Sub, and Milk orders due
February 26th – Parent Council @ 7 p.m.

School Council Update

Thank you for your support of the recent Cinnabon fundraiser. Just a reminder that order pick up will take place on Tuesday February 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the school. All fresh baked buns need to be picked up, but certificates can be sent home with your student on the bus.

Plans for the spring edition of Electives Day are well underway, however new ideas are always appreciated. If you have any thoughts for new and exciting activities that students of various ages would enjoy, please let us know.

We are also in need of additional volunteers for Fun Fest that will take place in May. Please contact Lisa Sheldon or Ashley Swarthout to let them know how you can help.

Our next school council meeting will take place on Monday February 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the library. I hope to see you there.


Katharine Found
School Council Chair

Power Of WE News

The Power of We would like to thank the South Perth school community for their generous support in helping us to surpass our goal of raising $1000.00 for our “Education for Ethiopia” campaign!  After the “Bobcat Day,” we had raised over $1066.00.  We still have a few more spirit days planned for this year and we will still gladly accept any donations.

We are planning a used battery drive for the “ZINC SAVES LIVES” cause and are collecting used household batteries from February 5th – February 16th!  We send the used batteries to a collection agency who then gives the batteries to TECK who extracts the zinc from these batteries.  The zinc is used for children with zinc deficiencies.

The other project that the Power of We is organizing this year, is a gently used book sale.  We are looking to collect used books that would be appropriate for elementary school children from March 19th – 23rd.  We will then sell these books on the 26th and 27th of March!

JK Registration

Just a reminder to please remind family and friends to register their children for Junior Kindergarten next year if they were born during 2014. We are trying to finalize our numbers and we have had several new registrants in January.