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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Find Us:

Principal:  Mr. Kevin McGifford

Secretary:  Mrs. Vicki Klassen

Phone:  250-378-2528

Fax:  250-378-5289

BELL TIMES

First Bell:  8:25 a.m.

Recess:  10:00-10:15 a.m.

Lunch:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

School ends:  2:30 p.m.

Jul
10
Mon
EUReKA Science Camp – Colletville Elem @ Colletville Elementary
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day
Sep
5
Tue
First Day of Classes 2023 / 2024 School Year
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
19
Tue
Classroom Individual Photo Day-Lifetouch
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sep
29
Fri
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Sep 29 all-day
Oct
9
Mon
Thanksgiving – No School
Oct 9 all-day
Oct
20
Fri
Non-Instructional Day – No School
Oct 20 all-day
Oct
30
Mon
School Picture RETAKE Day
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Nov
13
Mon
Remembrance Day – No School
Nov 13 all-day
Nov
17
Fri
Report Cards Go Home
Nov 17 all-day

Report Cards sent home and/or available in pdf format through the MyEd BC parent portal.

Nov
21
Tue
Parent / Teacher Interviews – School Dismissed at 1:30pm
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day