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2890 Bank Road
Kamloops, BC V2B 6Y7
Phone #25O-579-9284
Fax # 25O-377-2239
Principal: Mr. Grant Reilly

Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Lou Scharien
At Arthur Stevenson we believe in R.O.C.K.S
Arthur Stevenson is also a PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention Systems) School

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Weekly Update
by Grant Reilly - Sunday, 11 March 2018, 6:47 PM

Dear Families,

A reminder that clocks are pushed ahead an hour today! Here are some reminders for this week.

1. Purdy’s Chocolate orders will be available for pick up after school Tuesday afternoon. The orders will be in the library for pick up.

2. The Tier 1 Girls basketball team plays in the semi-finals after school on Tuesday. The game is at Brock Middle School.

3. Our first Kindergarten SPARK session is on Wednesday afternoon starting at 4:30 and running until 5:30. These SPARK sessions are for students new to Kindergarten in September 2018.  These sessions are not for students presently enrolled in Kindergarten. If you have a child entering into Kindergarten next year and you are not aware of this program, please phone the school on Monday morning to register.

4. Term 2 report cards go home on Friday.

5. Friday is 80s Day! We encourage students to dress up in some totally radical 80s clothes. There will be a primary dance at recess and an intermediate dance after lunch.

6. Mrs. McLean’s class is off to the Big Little Science Centre Friday morning from 10 to 12.

7. We will have an Irish Dancing presentation Friday morning at 8:45 to recognize St. Patrick’s Day which is the next day!

8. Friday is the last day before Spring Break. I hope students and families enjoy their Spring Break. School reopens on Monday, March 26th.

Have a sparkling week!

Mr. Reilly

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Weekly Update
by Grant Reilly - Sunday, 25 February 2018, 2:43 PM

Dear Families,

Here are some reminders for this week.

1. February’s Recognition Assembly is Monday at 8:45 am.

2. Basketball Playoffs on Monday: Tier 2 Boys host Logan Lake in our gym. If the boys win this game they play again Tuesday after school in our gym.

3. Wednesday is Anti-Bullying Day. We encourage all students to wear pink as a symbol to take a stand against bullying and to promote kindness to all. All students school wide will be participating in a ‘Find the Other Half of Your Heart’ exercise in the afternoon and Mr. Scott’s class will be making pink smoothies for all students as well.

4. Basketball Playoffs on Wednesday. Tier 1 Girls play at David Thompson.

5. Basketball Playoffs on Thursday. Tier 1 Boys host Juniper in our gym.

6. Students in Ms. Sorensen’s and Mrs. Hawkings’ classes are going skating Friday.

7. Mr. Scott’s class is on a field trip to TRU all day Friday.

Upcoming Events:

Mr. Scott’s and Ms. Parker’s classes are going to Stake Lake on Monday (March 5th).

Young Artists participants (students in grades 4-7) need to have their artwork and artist statement to Mrs. O’Neill by Friday, March 9th.

Have a brilliant week!

Mr. Reilly

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Weekly Update
by Grant Reilly - Sunday, 18 February 2018, 3:15 PM

Dear Families,

Last week was Kindergarten registration week. If you didn’t get the opportunity to come and register your child for kindergarten in September, please come in to the school this week.

1. Basketball on Monday: Tier 1 Girls host Juniper Ridge in our gym.   

2. Basketball on Tuesday: Tier 1 Boys travel to Dufferin. Tier 2 Boys host Lloyd George.

3. Ms. Parker’s class is holding a Presentation of Learning on Tuesday evening starting at 6 pm.

4. Students will participate in indoor curling on Tuesday and Wednesday.

5. There is no school on Thursday for students, as this is a professional development day.

6. There is no school on Friday for students, as this is also a professional development day.

Upcoming Events:

Recognition Assembly is next Monday (26th) and Anti-Bullying/Pink Shirt Day is next Wednesday (28th).

Have an excellent week!

Mr. Reilly

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Weekly Update
by Grant Reilly - Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:36 AM

Dear Families,

Kindergarten Registration occurs this week at Arthur Stevenson Elementary. If you are planning on having your child attend kindergarten at our school next year, please be sure to register him/her this week. At the end of the week we will be sending in our registration numbers to our District Office. These numbers will be used to help plan for the number of teachers our school will have next school year.

1. Kindergarten Registration starts Tuesday morning and runs until Friday at 3:00.  

2. Basketball on Tuesday: Tier 1 Boys host Dallas in our gym. Tier 2 Boys travel to Arthur Hatton.

3. Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. There will be a K-3 dance at recess and a 4-7 dance after lunch. The theme of both dances is Love Your Pet/Pet Appreciation. Students are encouraged to bring in cleaning supplies to be donated to the SPCA. As well, students are also encouraged to bring in a picture of their pet, for display in the gym for the dances.

4. Students in Mr. Dhaliwal’s and Mrs. Bertoncini’s classes go skating Friday morning.  

Upcoming Events:

A reminder that there are two professional development days next week. The school will be closed to students on both Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd. These days will be used by teachers to learn more about how to implement the new curriculum effectively.

Have a wonderful week!

Mr. Reilly

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Weekly Update
by Grant Reilly - Sunday, 4 February 2018, 12:52 PM

Dear Families,

Thanks to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came to the school last Friday to participate in our Gallery Walk. There were a number of interesting cardboard designs and projects on display and our students really appreciated the opportunity to share their projects with you.

1. There is an Art Starts performance this Monday starting at 1:30 pm. The performance is titled, Speed Control. All students will be participating in this performance.

2. Our February PAC meeting is Monday evening starting at 6:30 in our school library. As always, babysitting is available.

3. Basketball on Tuesday: Tier 1 Boys travel to Barriere. Tier 2 Boys host Barriere in our gym.

4. Ms. Day’s class is on a field trip Tuesday morning to the Big Little Science Centre.

5. Wednesday is Character Day. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book or movie character.

6. Ms. Day’s class is on a field trip Thursday morning to the Big Little Science Centre.

7. Mrs. Hawkings’ class is on a field Thursday morning to the Big Little Science Centre.

8. Basketball on Thursday: Tier 1 Girls host Barriere in our gym.

9. Students in Mr. Dhaliwal’s, Mrs. Bertoncini’s, and Ms. Sorensen’s classes go skating Friday morning.  

10. PAC organized hot lunch is this Friday (Pizza).

11. A reminder that next Monday (Feb. 12th) is the Family Day Holiday, so the school will be closed. Have a great long weekend!

Your Support is Needed - Please read the message below regarding the BC Winter Games

I am the Dorm Captain for WSS during the upcoming BC Winter Games, and I am hoping you can pass this along to your staff, PAC and community.

As part of the BC Winter Games (Feb 22-25) we are hosting athletes at local high schools - including Westsyde Secondary.  We are extremely low on volunteer dorm hosts for our accommodations team at WSS!  We need dorm host volunteers at all hours of the day.  Teens can volunteer, but parent needs to sign an underage volunteer form - teens would be assigned to work with a responsible adult.

Duties are general in nature and include maintaining a warm, welcoming and health accommodation site, assist participants with signing in and out, provide general assistance to participants and coaches, as well as general supervision. (Coaches are responsible to monitor participant behaviour.)

Volunteers can register at the link below.

IMPORTANT: Under "Volunteer Information", select your 1st choice as "Accommodations - Dorm Management".  When you are called by the volunteer coordinator, you would then request Westsyde Secondary.

Please feel free to pass this along to any groups/individuals that can help us at WSS.

Thank you!

Mark McVittie


Kindergarten registration for Arthur Stevenson, begins on February 13th and runs until February 16th.

Have a terrific week!

Mr. Reilly