BENCH FAMILIES

We, the students, staff and parents of Merritt Bench Elementary school are committed to making our time here a positive experience by working and learning together with respect for ourselves and others, striving to do our best in all that we do.

  • Please make sure that you call the SAFE Arrival when your child is going to be absent, 1-844-434-8117 or visit go.schoolmessenger.ca or download and use the schoolmessenger APP.
  • It is important that you update the school when your contact information changes.
  • Please call  prior to 1:30pm if you have a message for your child regarding after school pick-up.
  • As students are dismissed at the outside doors, parents please wait outside to avoid hallway congestion.
  • Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher.

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Principal:  Ms. Carmella Mathieu

Secretary:  Mrs. Vicki Klassen

Phone:  250-378-2528

Fax:  250-378-5289

First Bell:  8:25 a.m.

Recess:  10:00-10:15 a.m.

Lunch:  12:00-1:00 p.m.

School ends:  2:30 p.m.

Nov
22
Fri
Report Cards Go Home
Nov 22 all-day
Nov
26
Tue
Parent / Teacher Interviews – School Dismissed at 1:30pm
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
Dec
11
Wed
Xmas Concert at NVIT Gym
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Dec
20
Fri
Last Day of School Before Winter Break
Dec 20 all-day
Jan
6
Mon
School Re-Opens after the break
Jan 6 all-day
Jan
27
Mon
Literacy Week
Jan 27 – Jan 31 all-day
Come Read With Me-Grade 1
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

To all Grade One Parents and Caregivers

This is how our time together will look:

 

45 minutes:  Meet in the library.

Parents learn ways to support their young reader at home.

15-30 minutes:  Parents and their child do a reading activity.

 

Register online by January 17, 2020 at literacymerritt.com/calendar.

If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send another caregiver in your place, so that your child will have someone to read with.

Feb
1
Sat
Kindness Month
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day
Feb
17
Mon
Family Day – No School
Feb 17 all-day
Feb
21
Fri
Non -Instructional Day – No School
Feb 21 all-day