Devereaux Elementary School Digital Newsletter

Donut Day

Thank you to the Devereaux PAC for buying donuts for the entire school on Donut day!

Bike Week

Mrs. Klein, Ms. Major, & Ms. Tarkington's class' are having a bike week from June 21-25. If possible, can you please deliver your child's bike and helmet on the morning of June 21st. If your child does not have a bike, but would like to participate, please let your classroom teacher know and they can ask around for a loaner.

Due to Covid Safety Protocols that will remain in effect until the end of June, Devereaux will not be able to host parents at the school or hold our traditional events, assemblies, gatherings, or celebrations in the same way we usually would. We look forward to the day when things get back to normal and we can share good food and good times to celebrate together the wonderful children we have at Devereaux .

Please know that we are so very proud of all of our students’ academic, artistic, athletic, social and emotional growth this year. We have a fabulous group of grade 7 students leaving us soon as well.

Normally, we would be involving students and parent volunteers in the planning and participation of many special June activities. This year, we cannot. Please see the attachment from the Ministry of Education for more information.

Please have all Munch-a-Lunch accounts paid in full no later than June 15th.

Online and Distance Learning Programs Will Continue

SD 59 Learn at Home Options for September

In response to the needs of families navigating the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, School District 59 (Peace River South) reintroduced a K – 9 Distributed Learning option in September of 2020. The program offers a blend of paper-based and online instruction for K – 3 students and online learning for students in grades 4 – 9.

SD 59 is pleased to announce that the program will continue in September for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

The K – 3 programs, while using paper-based resources, have introduced online resources for mathematics and language arts. Weekly check-ins, read-alouds, and reading assessments using video conferencing (Zoom and Teams) has added a critical element to the programs, providing a virtual connection between the students and the teacher. The grade 4 – 7 programs are also benefiting from similar virtual connections.

South Peace Distributed Learning School’s elementary and middle years programs are now taking registrations for the 2021-2022 school year. Information about the school and school programming, as well registration can be obtained by calling:

  • For Elementary (K-7): 250-782-0122
  • For Middle Years (Grade 8 - 9): 250-782-5585

Mike Readman, Assistant Superintendent, SD59 (Peace River South)

T: 250-782-8571, C: 250-219-1948


Parents of all new students or siblings of existing students that require bus service for the fall please contact the school bus garage at 250-782-2106 to register.

Tower garden season is finished and outdoor planting has started!

We are looking for some rhubarb plants. If anyone has any that they would like to donate, we would appreciate it.

Do you know any students who would like to spend their summer learning about animals, rubbing noses with furry friends and engaging with fellow animal lovers and animal experts from across the province? Camp@Home brings the fun and learning of summer camp online, for youth ages 6-16!

Our team of Humane Educators has developed a one-of-a-kind program, offering week-long camps, three-day mini-camps and specialized one-day workshops throughout July and August. From pet care and careers with animals to protecting endangered species and using our voices to advocate for animals, there’s bound to be a topic to get everyone’s tail wagging this summer.

A mixture of live sessions with games, animal friends and guest speakers as well as offline self-paced activities makes this unique experience ideal for kids and families with varied schedules. For kids who are shyer, or simply prefer to learn on their own terms, Camp@Home provides the flexibility to discover the world of animals from the comfort of their own home!

Virtual events allow us to bring humane education to kids in all corners of the province, and word of mouth is a powerful tool in helping us to do this. Please consider forwarding this email to parents and fellow educators or putting up our poster. Your support is valuable in helping us to foster the next humane generation of animal advocates.

If you have students in mind for whom cost may be a barrier, we are pleased to offer bursaries to welcome them to camp. Please email us at camp@spca.bc.ca for more information.

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