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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Bankhead Elementary is now closed for summer holidays!

June 28, 2017
The office will reopen on August 29th, 30th​ and 31st from 9:00 to 12:00 for new student registration.  First day of school is Tuesday, September 5th with early dismissal at 11:00 a.m. Have a great summer!
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Last day of School is Thursday June 29th!

June 05, 2017
Awards ceremony @ 9:00 and year end slide show and goodbyes to the grade 6's at 12:00.  It is a full day of school though 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.​
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Early Dismissal February 2nd & 3rd @ 12:30 for Parent Teacher Conferences - Movie Matinee offered

February 01, 2017
Just a reminder that this Thursday and Friday school will be dismissed at 12:30 so that teachers can conduct their parent teacher conferences.  The Grade 6 parents and students are offering a movie matinee on both of these days for all students.  Admission is $2.00 per day and the movie will...
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Parent Survey

November 22, 2016
Dear Parents/Guardians, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on a two-minute survey created by our staff.  As part of our scanning process of understanding our students' strengths and needs we are seeking your perspective on your children's learning/social-emotional experiences at Bankhead.   The survey is anonymous and we believe your input will...
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"Twas the Night Before Christmas" - Christmas Musical

November 22, 2016
​Dear Families we will be presenting a Christmas Musical called "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with all classes involved.  A number of our intermediate students will be participating in the cast and all classes will be performing musically.  The date of the concert is December 15 th with a Matinee at...
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Big White Ski & Board Afterschool program

November 04, 2016
Dates for Bankhead are January 31st, February 7th and the 14th. Bus pick up at Bankhead @ 2:30 pm and buses will return between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. Recommended for students in Grades 4 and up. 3 week package is $139.00 including transportation, meals, lift passes and lessons (discounts for season passholders). Early bird...
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Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass Card

November 04, 2016
The Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass card is now available for only $29.95.​  It can be used 3 times at EACH participating ski area.  Local mountains include Big White, Apex Mountain, and Silver Star plus many many more ski areas in and around Canada.  It is valid for the 2016/2017 ski season with...
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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New Student Registration - August 30th & August 31st

July 04, 2016
The school will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th and Wednesday, August 31st to welcome new families that have registered on-line and ensure that all paperwork is complete.  If you have moved into our area, please ensure you have completed the on-line registration process.  ​https://enrollment.sd23.bc.ca/
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
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Unplug and Play Community Events

January 14, 2016
Unplug and Play community event runs from January 23 rd   to the 30 th .   Studies show that children who spend less time on screens are more likely to be physically fit, have healthy sleep habits, read well and do better in school. Please see the attached activity info and the...
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Additional Non-Instructional Days for 2016

January 05, 2016
Please see attached news release​ regarding the 2 additional non-instructional days for 2016.  Dates to note are February 9th and May 24th. Schools will be closed on these two days so that teachers can prepare for the introduction of the revised curriculum. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact...
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Big White Ski Club Rookie Camp: Ages 5 - 11

December 14, 2015
​A fun introductory opportunity to try the sport of ski racing.  See attached flyer!
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Big White After School Program

November 26, 2015
​ Big White After School Program  makes an excellent gift.  Lock in last season's price before December 15, 2015 of $139.00  for transportation, lift tickets, lessons and meals for 3 consecutive weeks ($-24.00 for Season Pass Holders). Register online at: http://www.bigwhite.com/ski-school/ski-camps-special-programs/after-school-program Charter bus will pick up the students at Bankhead. Check...
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"Littlest Reindeer" Performance

November 03, 2015
This year at Bankhead we will be presenting a whole school musical called "The Littlest Reindeer". Each classroom in the school will practice a song to perform during the concert. Performances will take place Wednesday, December 16th at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm.  There will be limited seating for the evening performance...
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School Supplies and Cultural Fees are now overdue

November 03, 2015
Please contact the office as soon as possible if you require​ financial assistance.  Thank you to all the parents/guardians that have paid already.  School Supplies $30.00 (includes school planner Gr. 1-6) Cultural Fee $10.00 Total owing $40.00 Cheque or cash will be accepted at the office but please feel free to...
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Monthly school newsletters & calendars

November 03, 2015
Will be electronically sent to parents/guardians as long as we have your current email address at the office.  If you are not getting the monthly information, please contact the office so that we can update your child's information.​ See 'Publications' below for current information that has been sent home.
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School Photo's available on-line!

October 30, 2015
Important Picture Day Information  Your child's school picture is available online. Simply go to mylifetouch.ca to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code on your proof sheet to claim your school pictures online. To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect® card, click here . Parent/Guardian,...
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NO SCHOOL - Friday, October 23rd

October 21, 2015
​Professional Development day for ALL staff in School District 23.
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Halloween For Hunger

October 19, 2015
​Please help Ms. Given and our Social Justice students collect non-perishable food items.  We are currently collecting these food items right up until October 30th.  Students can drop off food in their classroom bins.  All food will be donated to the Kelowna Food Bank.  Thank you for supporting us in this worthwhile...
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Photos available to purchase from the Family Dance & Spring Fling!

June 03, 2015
Dear parents/guardians: We would like to thank Kreative Fotos for helping out at the school dance and our spring fling. Andy has posted all of the photos from both events on his website kreativefotos.ca  under "Bankhead". The pages are private and for your viewing only. You will need to enter...
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2015 Summer Arts Scene for Youth - SASFY

April 30, 2015
6 TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS SCHOOL IN THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN August 10-15, 2015. IGNITE YOUR PASSION IN THE ARTS Theme: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow.. in the Land of Oz" …a fun & inspiring inter-connection of the arts experience in performing, visual and language arts… for youth ages 8-16          Basic cost...
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Are you a proud parent with a new baby? Will your baby be 2-4 months old in October?

April 30, 2015
If so, you and your baby could be a Roots of Empathy family at Bankhead Elementary.  See attached poster for more information!   ROE Family recruit poster.pdf
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Toddler Program offered at Bankhead Family Place

January 21, 2015
Bankhead Family Place will be offering a Toddler Program with a Mother Goose component for children 1 ½ to 2 ½ years of age (parent attendance required).  The program will be offered in their classroom located within Bankhead Elementary School and run Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 starting...
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TENNIS @ Bankhead

January 21, 2015
​ Bulldog Tennis Team Update * We have over 24 intermediate students participating in our lunch hour practices Tuesdays & Thursdays. In February the team will be hosting & visiting other SD23 schools. If you can help drive to games, supervise, scorekeep or simply cheer on the squad we'd love to...
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Canada Safety Council presents Babysitting/Home Alone Courses

January 14, 2015
Home Alone Courses (age 9 & up) 9:00 to noon $45.00 (Home Alone should bring a "nut free" snack) Babysitter Course (ages 10-17) 9:00 to 2:00       $60.00​ (Babysitters should bring  a "nut free" lunch) Contact:  Margaret Boake 250-317-2868/Cheryl Stone 250-575-5301 Email: m_boake@telus.net or cstonekelowna@gmail.com Website: www.babysittingkelowna.com Babysitting Home Alone Courses 2015.pdf...
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WHEELS Program - Need your skis or snowboards waxed and edged?

January 14, 2015
SD 23 Wheels program supports students transitioning into the workforce.  All work is inspected by a qualified instructor.  Ask us about our bicycle tune up services. $10.00 skis edged and waxed $15.00 snowboards edged and waxed Contact 778-484-4054​
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Grade 4 to 6 students - Ski at Big White for only $119.00

November 14, 2014
Big White's After School program runs January 27th, February 3rd & 10th, 2015. $119.00 includes transportation, lift passes and lessons (deduct $24.00 for Season pass holders) for three (3) supervised after school sessions running for three (3) consecutive weeks.  Western Bus Lines will provide luxury buses witih movies and washrooms to transport...
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Gr. 4 & 5 Students - SNOWPASS info. Ski or snowboard for $29.95

November 14, 2014
The Canadian Ski Council Snowpass lets you ski and snowboard three times at over 150 ski and snowboard areas for only $29.95. Visit www.snowpass.ca for further information or call 1-877-440-9140.  Big White and Silver Star are some of the many ski hills participating.  Brochures were sent home last week. 
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Tumblebook Library info

November 03, 2014
Check out our new link above for Tumblebooks. Username:  bankhead Password: books​
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October 31st - Pumpkin Carving & Costume Parade

October 21, 2014
Primary Pumpkin​ carving first thing, bring carved out pumpkin; and parade starts at 12:20 p.m.
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Kindergarten Start up for new year!

September 20, 2014
A few changes to note: NO scheduled events for Monday, September 22nd. Tuesday or Wednesday, you and your child will have a 20 minute "Welcome Session" with one of our kindergarten teachers. Thursday and Friday your child will come to school at their allotted time, either Group A or Group B,...
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Early Dismissal September 22nd @ 11:15 a.m.

September 19, 2014
Welcome back!!!​
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NEW Registrations

June 30, 2014
All NEW students that have moved to our area over the summer and have NOT registered.  Please click on the link to proceed to ON-LINE registration.  School will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on August 26, 27 and 28th to receive your required documentation. https://app1.sd23.bc.ca/?id=d279eace-ac4c-49aa-9172-2dfbd80516dc
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First day of School

June 30, 2014
September 2nd - 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. (Early Dismissal) All students return to their last year classrooms. New students, who have registered, proceed to the gym.​ New students, who have NOT registered. Please go to the office.
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NO SCHOOL - MONDAY JUNE 2ND

May 30, 2014
See "Letter to Parents - May 29th" below under Publications for more information.
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June 7th - Grand Opening of the Rails with Trails

May 30, 2014
National Health & Fitness Day Phase 2 - Saturday June 7th Free Yoga & Tai Chi classes. Free Swim and Fitness drop in. All at the Parkinson Rec Centre.   See below under Publications for the full brochure. "National Health Day - June 7th"   ​
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NO SCHOOL - TUESDAY, MAY 27TH

May 20, 2014
Due to rotating job action​.  No school for students in SD23 on Tuesday, May 27th.  See the "Letter to Parents - May 22nd" below in publications.
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TedxKelowna Student Speaker Competition

April 22, 2014
See flyer below for more information.  Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2014.​
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BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit - Good news for families needing daycare!

April 02, 2014
In 2015, the BC government is introducing the new BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit to improve the affordability of child care and assist families with the cost of raising young children. ​ The BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit, which is part of the Province’s Early Years Strategy , is...
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Spring Recreation Program Brochure

March 11, 2014
Please check out the City of Kelowna's new spring recreation brochure under​ our "Programs" tab, then chose "City of Kelowna After School Programs".
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Spring Break

March 11, 2014
Runs this year from March 15th through March 30th, 2014.  First full day back is Monday, March 31st.​
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Disney Club Penguin's Safer Internet Day Event

February 05, 2014
​ Tickets are free but limited.  If you are interested in attending, please click here  to reserve your ticket.   The international theme for Safer Internet Day 2014 is ‘let’s create a better internet together’.  To support this initiative, Disney Club Penguin is hosting an open house with keynote addresses...
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Early Dismissal January 30th & 31st

January 24, 2014
All classes will be dismissed at 12:30 each day​.  Please send a big snack!  Information has gone home with all students regarding their appointment times. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions or call the office.
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Proposed School Calendar for 2014/2015

January 24, 2014
Please find attached a draft of the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar.  The Board of Education is looking for parent input by Friday, February 14, 2014 .  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the 2014/2015 school year.   Proposed...
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Important Info

December 12, 2013
​ Just a reminder to all of our families as we approach the last week before holidays: This Friday morning we have our annual pancake breakfast !! The PAC, parent community and the Fire Department will be cooking and serving.   Remember it is also PJ day !   Dress warmly to school-...
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Rugby & Wrestling

September 17, 2013
​For the next six weeks Mr. Vesterinen and Mr. McAvena from (Central Okanagan Wrestling Association) will be holding grades 3-6 boys and girls wrestling club in the gym at lunch hour on Tuesdays.
Rugby for boys and girls, grades 3-6, is also being coached by Mr. Boe with games scheduled...
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School Information

September 17, 2013
We are off to a great start at Bankhead Elementary!  Please remember to drop your children off no earlier than 8:10 as this is when supervision is provided.
Thanks also for reminding your children to walk their "wheels" on the school ground. Upcoming meeting:  All grade 6 parents are invited on...
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On-Line Kindergarten Registration

September 16, 2013
Starts February 3rd @ 8:00 a.m. for September 2014.  All students must be turning 5 by December 31st, 2014.  Please click on the link to register your child. https://enrollment.sd23.bc.ca . Computers and help with enrolling your child will be available at Bankhead starting February 3rd at 8:00 a.m. Appropriate documentation...
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Lost and Found is Over Flowing!

June 03, 2013
Please stop by and check out the items on our two benches near the office for your child's belongings. 
All items will be donated to a local charity at the end of the year! ​
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Spring Plant Orders

April 08, 2013
Need some plants ... help our school by ordering from us.  There is an assortment of flowers, herbs, and berries to choose from. Order by April 17th.​
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Spring Break Dates

February 26, 2013
Please mark your calendars: March 11th - March 22nd ​
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Think Pink! School Wide Assembly

February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 27th @ 12:15 pm.  All parents, and families are welcome to attend this special assembly.​
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Kindergarten Registration

January 31, 2013
​The School Board has approved Monday, February 4th to Thursday, March 7th as the initial registration period for the 2013-2014 School year.  Doors at Bankhead Elementary open at 7:30 am on Feb. 4th!
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PAC Meeting - all Parents Welcome!

December 30, 2012
Tuesday,February 26th @ 6:30 pm.  Starbucks coffee and treats, as well as child minding.​
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Volunteers Needed

December 30, 2012
​Our Spring Fling carnival is in need of parent volunteers to help make it a success.   Contact the office if you can support this.
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Success Room AKA Homework Room

December 30, 2012
​Each lunch hour, students have an opportunity to finish assignments, seek extra help, or have resources and technology to use to complete projects. 
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Hot Lunch Ordering

November 14, 2012
​ Hello Bankhead Families!
Ordering can start today, online. Limited paper orders will be at the office, if needed. The winter menu starts the first week of December to the Last Friday in February Thank you for your participation with our Fall Menu. Your HotLunch Coordinatiors 2012/13 Anita Kohut &...
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Poinsettia Sale

November 14, 2012
​All orders are due by November 22nd.  This is a fabulous PAC fundraiser - just in time for the holidays.  Thank you for your support.
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PAC Meeting

November 14, 2012
​All parents are welcome to attend our monthly PAC meeting held on Tuesday,April 30th@ 6:30 pm in our library.  Child minding, coffee, and treats are avaiilable for the one hour meeting.  See you there!
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Peace Assembly

November 05, 2012
On Friday, November 9th, our students and staff will be honouring Remembrance Day with an assembly beginning at 9:45 am.  Special guests include veteran Mr. W. Smit, and school trustree, Mrs. J. Brinkerhoff.  All famiies welcome to attend this special assembly.​
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Family Literacy Night

October 16, 2012
​Scheduled on Wednesday, October 24th  @ 6:00 pm in our school library.  This one hour session will highlight reading strategies for good readers, enhancing your home library, and a free book for each student who attends.  The Scholastic book fair will also be open from 5:30 - 6:00 and 7:00 -...
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Next PAC Meeting...

October 16, 2012
Will be on Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:30 in our school library.  All parents of Bankhead students are welcome to attend.  Child minding and Starbuck coffee and treats are available.  This will be the annual general meeting at which time elections will be held.
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Reporting an absence!

October 16, 2012
Please calll Mrs. Nanci at the school office to report your child's absence at 250-763-2603. 
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NED Items for Sale at the Office

October 12, 2012
Glow in the dark yo-yos $ 6.50 Boomerang yo-yos $10.00 Cosmic Spin 2 yo-yos $15.00   ​
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Welcome Back BBQ!

September 08, 2012
​ The PAC   invites all students, parents, and staff to this welcome back BBQ.   All students will receive a voucher for ONE free hotdog and ONE free cob of corn.   There will be $1.00 charge for each additional hot dog or corn on the cob.   The City of Kelowna will be...
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On Line Payments - School Fees Due

September 08, 2012
Central Okanagan School Cash Online System
Check out the new convenient way to pay school fees. Fees are $ 40.00 per child    ($30.00 for supplies and planner, and    $10.00 for cultural events).   Cheques can be made payable to BHE .   If you are paying cash, please ensure you enclose the...

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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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Bankhead Elementary is now closed for summer holidays!

June 28, 2017
The office will reopen on August 29th, 30th​ and 31st from 9:00 to 12:00 for new student registration.  First day of school is Tuesday, September 5th with early dismissal at 11:00 a.m. Have a great summer!
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Last day of School is Thursday June 29th!

June 05, 2017
Awards ceremony @ 9:00 and year end slide show and goodbyes to the grade 6's at 12:00.  It is a full day of school though 8:30 - 2:30 p.m.​