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June 29th Final Letter

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June 29th Final Letter
by Leanne Lawson - Monday, 29 June 2020, 1:29 PM

Hello ḰELSET Families,

Wishing all our ḰELSET Families a wonderful summer, filled with lots of relaxation, laughter and fun!

Thank you to all of you for the support over this very unusual school year and especially during the past several months as we worked to navigate through these unprecedented times. Thank you for your partnership and all that you did at home to support our students and their new learning environment.

Please note a few reminders and updates below:

Bus Transportation - registration for bus transportation will be closed at 5:00 pm, June 30. Please click on the following link to register:

ELSET Office Hours - summer office hours this week will be 8:15 -3:15 until Friday, July 3rd with July 1st being a holiday. The office will be closed from July 6th-August 28th.

School Supplies - please see ordering information for the 2020-21 school year. Reminder - if you choose to be part of the ḰELSET School Supply Program - payment will be accepted starting on September 10th. Please see further information regarding this program on our website.

Grade 5 Students - the staff would like to wish all of our grade 5 students the best as they move into middle school next year. We are very proud of everything our students have accomplished while at ḰELSET and the impressive ḰELSET citizens they have become! Best of luck to all of them!

Retirement - Mrs. Julie McManus - we wish our beloved librarian a wonderful retirement. Thank you to Mrs. McManus for the many years she shared her passion for literacy to our students and the many exciting programs she brought into our school. The ḰELSET Family will greatly miss her! Happy Retirement Mrs. McManus!

Staffing for the 2020-21 School Year - as we work through the staffing for next year an update will be shared in early September.

September Start-Up- please continue to look on the Saanich Schools website for more information on school start-up in September. Parents will also be contacted through the email address we have on file for you at the school when more information from the province is available. Also, we ask that you check our school website for updates. If you have not done so, please subscribe on the main page of our school website so you will automatically receive this information. Please go to our web page ( and click on the ‘Subscription Button’ on the main page and follow the instructions there.

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) - the staff would like to acknowledge and thank the PAC for their ongoing support throughout the year. We are very grateful for all that they do! The many programs that the PAC support help to create a wonderful welcoming, supportive and positive learning environment for our students and their families. Thank you PAC for a wonderful partnership!

September 8th will be our first day of school. Reminder to all grade 1-5 students that this is a shortened day. Students will attend from 8:40- 10:15 only. More information will follow. Our new kindergarten students will receive their information letter by Tuesday, July 7th

Enjoy your summer everyone,

Cathy Crocket-Moore   Principal  <b></b>

Leila Sinclair-Wise   Vice Principal