November 28 - Deadline for Essential Clothing and DeVry Poinsetta Fundraisers

December 4 - Tin Town Xmas Night Market and Studio Tour
December 6 - Children's Winter Faire 
December 6 -  Dadline to order Barefoot Books
December 18 - Last day of classes for fall term
December 19 - Advent Spiral

January 5th - Winter Term starts


February 9th - No School and Family Day
February 16-20 - Teacher Conference Week NO SCHOOL

March 28 to April 12 - Spring Break


April 13 - Spring Term starts


May 1 - May Festival 
May 18 - NO SCHOOL
May 19 to 22 - Greek Games Class 5-6


June 19 - Last Day of School

Winter Children's Faire - December 6

The Saltwater School Parent Advisory Committee is happy to announce Saltwater School's 4th annual Children's Winter Faire. The Faire will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 10-2 and is open to the whole Comox Valley community. This is the school's largest event of the year, in which classrooms are converted into magical spaces, crafting rooms, a cafe, a market place with silent auction, and a story theatre. Outside,  guests will find chestnuts roasting (on an open fire), and may even meet the Pocket Lady whose many pockets are filled with a multitude of wee treasures for sale.
The Faire is like a carnival in which tickets are purchased and used for the various activities, puppet shows and food items. Cash will be accepted at the cafe, ticket booths, market place and silent auction.
There are many areas to get involved as a volunteer. Contact Marcie to get involved:
We are so grateful to our local Comox Valley businesses for their generous support this year in donating to the silent auction, which will feature beautiful items, baskets and gift cards perfect for holiday gifting.

We would like to say a big thank you to the following businesses and people for supporting our school:
Blue Toque, Uptown Yarns, Shane Philip, The Tea Centre, Harmonic Arts, Lovebug Cafe, Marigold Natural Health, Rattan Plus Home and Patio, The Broken Spoke, Podlings, Long and McQuade, Laughing Oyster Book Shop, Planet Kids, Rawthentic Eatery, Delicados,  Island Alpine Guides, Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre, Flying Canoe West Coast Pub, Sock Soirée, Backdoor Gallery & Studio, MiskWill Jewelry, Ski Tak Hut, Jacob Teichrib, Jessie Schut, Signature Oil and Vinegar, Heavenly Goodies, Dawgin' It, Hairpins, be - Solely Canadian Clothing Boutique, Church Street Woodfired Bakery, Gold Silver Guy, Jalu Toys, the Kingfisher and the list is still growing!

If you have a donation that you think would be perfect for the auction, please drop it off with Julie in the office in the ECE building. Deadline for receiving is November 24. Thank you!

Tentative Winter Faire Schedule: 
10 am to 2 pm

Cafe at Kindergarten room: Healthy snacks, drinks and hot lunch options available throughout the event.

Crafting room at ECE building: Crafts for all ages

Blow the Boat: ECE building

Magic Cookie House: Grades Building

Wreath Making: Grades Building

Wood Working and Candle holder: Grades Building

Chestnut Roasting at the Grade Building: Gather by the fire and buy a bag of warm, freshly roasted chestnuts

Pocket Lady: The pocket lady will wander through the event and children can choose a treat from her pockets.

Market Place at ECE building: Art supplies, home-made tree ornaments, beautiful handmade items.

Silent Auction: An array of  items, baskets and gift cards perfect for holiday gifting.

Performances through the Day:

10:45 ECE puppet show: Grades Building
11:20 ECE Puppet Show 2nd showing: Grades Building
12:00 Grades School Choir: Grades Building
1:00 Silent Auction Closes: Grades Building
1:30 Holiday Singalong with John Gower and Emma Hutchinson: Cafe

A big thank you to those who have taken leadership in co-creating the vision and facilitating major areas of the Faire this year: Marcie Jamieson, Sara Harrison, Jen Brenner, Janice Forsey, Janet Smitheringale, Michelle Nagle, Grainne Roche, Emma Hutchinson, Jen Lavoie, Marussia Nesling, Amanda Howe, Stephanie Deitz, ECE faculty, Alison Hunting and Jen Irwin. And thank you to all of those volunteers who make the Faire a success every year!

Tin Town Christmas Night Market and Studio Tour - December 4

Please note that on December 4th, Tin Town is hosting an event from 4-9 pm. This event is in support of Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness. There will be arts and crafts for kids, Christmas lights, roving musicians, and a farmers night market. The Saltwater Waldorf School will be hosting an open house at the Early Childhood building from 4-6 pm. For more information check out the website at
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