Saltwater Tides: September 2015
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Yellow the bracken,
Golden the leaves.
Rosy the apples,
Crimson the leaves. 
Mist on the hillsides,
Clouds grey and white.
Autumn good morning,
Summer goodnight! 
           -Traditional verse
           -Image: Ilona Bock
 Meet the Faculty of 2015/16!
PS - did you know our school website features official faculty bios
Top row, from left: Marussia Nesling (Assistant Administrator), Julie Mills (Administrator), Bobbie Boyd (Maintenance Manager, Educational Assistant for class 6/7), Melanie Devine (Educational Assistant for class 2/3), Wendy Poole (Preschool Co-Teacher), Rebecca Watkin (Class 4/5, Pedagogical Coordinator/Principal), Amy Wells (Class 2/3), Christine Pearce (Kindergarten Co-Teacher), Jennifer Irwin (Class 6/7, Music), Alison Hunting (Class 1/2). Bottom row, from left: Lucia Perez Britos (Preschool Co-Teacher), Sarah Mullin (Woodwork, Handwork, and Movement), Jean Ferderber (Kindergarten Co-Teacher), Michelle Nagle (Movement, Kindergarten Assistant), Sarah Nolin (Curative Education Resource Leader).
 ----- SEPTEMBER DATES AT A GLANCE -----
REMINDERS ON PARKING, DRESS CODE, AND THE PARENT HANDBOOK 

PARKING POLICY
 
We value a safe street environment for our children, and we wish to respect our neighbours in the Tintown community. Please use extra caution when driving and parking near the school, which is often busy with young pedestrians.

Also, please do not park in the lots belonging to neighbouring businesses, nor the cul-de-sac outside Triple Heat Dance.  The schoolhouse parking lots are kept dedicated our hardworking faculty.  

Thank you everyone!

DRESS CODE

Clothing choices play an important part in maintaining a healthy, creative environment for our students. Please take a moment to review the school dress code, detailed in the Saltwater Parent Handbook. Hint: logos/branding images are not permitted, nor are dangling earrings, nail polish and perfume; straps and skirt lengths must be appropriate.

Please read look over the details in the PARENT HANDBOOK, which can be found on the school website under the 'School Info' tab. Your attention makes a difference, and is much appreciated! 
 
                   ----- SALTWATER SCHOOL BOARD MEETING -------
                          Come see what all the fuss is about! 
The next Saltwater School Board meeting will be held on September 15th, 7:00-9:00 at Hemlock Schoolhouse. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. We are actively looking for new board members. Join us at the meeting to listen, voice an opinion, and find out find out how cool it is to be part of a school board!  
                                               ----- PARENT NOTES -----



The Saltwater Parent Group is open to all parents and guardians of children attending the school! We'd like to have you join us, whether you are able to attend one meeting or all of them - or if you just want to come check out the refreshments! (wink). We will be sending a survey to figure out the most convenient time/date for our first meeting - in the meantime, stick around after the Rose Ceremony to get aquainted! 
CLASS PARENTS: who they are and what they do 

The Class Parent is the communication link between the teacher, the parents of the class, and the Parent Group.  The Class Parent also helps the teacher coordinate class activities and gather parent participation when it is needed - field trips, class plays, festivals, parent evenings, and so on.  This year's class parents are: 

Preschool: Sarah Milligan, Amanda Stromquist
Kindergarten: Lucie Hawesova, Christine Laird
Class 1/2: (To be announced) 
Class 2/3: Marcie Jamieson
Class 4/5: Marussia Nesling, Grainne Roche
Class 6/7: Jenn Brenner, Emma Hutchinson

Image credit:
Needle Felted Harvest Doll handmade by
Elisa Shine Felted Creations
ON THE HORIZON: MICHAELMAS FESTIVAL

Call for bounty from your garden: Each year at Michaelmas (September 29th) we have a feast after the Michaelmas play.  If you have extra fruit or vegetables from your gardens that you would like to donate to this feast, please bring it by the kindergarten classroom in the weeks leading up to the festival.  Apples will be turned into cider, fruit will be dehydrated and other fresh produce will be baked and made into yummy dishes to share at the feast.  Thank you.
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