Welcome to Malaspina Elementary School!

The next newsletter is going home Thursday, Oct. 30.  You can find a copy under the "Newsletters" link on our website.  Please be sure to read the newsletters, they contain important information.

Remember to turn your clocks back this weekend.  Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2.  Turn your clocks back to 1:00 a.m. to gain an hour of sleep!  


Choir meets on Fridays at noon.  The choir is busy preparing for Remembrance Day.  Our Remembrance Day assembly takes place at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014. Parents are welcome to attend.  Choir members took home a choir newsletter this week and a package of music for Remembrance Day and for Christmas.  Please note the date for the Festival of Trees in the choir newsletter is not correct.  The new date hasn't been confirmed yet.

Volleyball is underway for students in grades 6 and 7.  Practices are Wed. after school.  Games against College Heights Elementary and Southridge have been booked for November.  Grade 7 team members will attend a Volleyball Fun Night on Dec. 4.

Individual photos have been taken.  Proofs will be sent home in a few weeks.  Retakes will be taken on November 13, at 8:45 a.m. 

Friday, Oct. 31 is Hallowe'en.  Leadership students are sponsoring a costume dance.  The primary dance will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  The intermediate dance will be from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.  Families are invited to bring carved pumpkins to school on Friday, Oct. 31 to display in the hallways near the gym.  Please clearly mark your jack o'lantern with your name, and be sure to pick it up at the end of the day.

The PAC's first fall fundraiser this year was Purdy's Chocolates.  The deadline was Thursday, Oct. 23.  There has been an amazing response to this fundraiser!  Thanks!  The PAC is also selling cookie dough this fall.   These two fundraisers are the main source of funds for improvements to our playground and for other initiatives the PAC would like to undertake.  Cookie Dough catalogues went home this week.  PAC will not be holding a pointsettia fundraiser this year. 

The next PAC meeting is Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the library.  All parents are welcome!

Please note the following days with no school in November:

Remembrance Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11

Intermediate Report Writing Day, Friday, Nov. 21

Primary Report Writing Day, Monday, Nov. 24

Professional Development Day, Friday, Nov. 28


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