On Friday, January 12th, Colwood School, as part of our Cultural Plan, is participating in an Elder Moon celebration. This celebration is a way for our students to understand and enjoy the spiritual and cultural activities of local First Nations People, work together in multi-age groups and participate in hands-on learning activities.
The Elder Moon is the oldest of the moon family and represents a time of teaching. During the Elder Moon, the Saanich people would gather wood pitch for torches and fires, collect shellfish, hunt for ducks and geese, make nets and ropes and finish their roughed out canoes in the longhouse. Celebrations are highlighted during the Elder Moon phase. Winter ceremonies are planned and elders tell legends to teach the children the right way to live.
Below is a list of activities that our students will be participating in on Friday. Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather as one of our activities will take place outside.
Station 1: Paper Canoes with Eagle picture
Station 2: Raven Tale video
Station 3: Bannock Tasting and story
Station 4: Story Walk and Talking Stick
Station 5: Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder
Station 6: Elder Moon Drawings
Station 7: Cup Game, Hoop Jumping
To celebrate the spirit of giving, Colwood Elementary School is hosting a Family Holiday Night on December 20th. The night is divided into two parts: activity stations and a sing-a-long. At 6:00pm, we will be meeting in the gym to have a community sing-a-long. From 6:20pm-7:30pm, families can choose to go to the following stations:
Station #1: Making cards for residents at the Priory
Station #2: Christmas Ornament
Station #3: Christmas Reindeer craft
Station #4: Making Hampers for Homeless
Station #5: Christmas Tree Ornament
Look for the notice coming home to RSVP so we can ensure we have enough supplies for the evening.
Hello Colwood Families!
We hope you and your children enjoyed a fabulous summer! We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school next week.
Please be advised that the first day of school will be on Tuesday September 5th for only a half day with early dismissal at 11:36am.
Regular classes will begin on Wednesday Sept 6th with first bell at 8:25am and dismissal at 2:36pm. Please provide your child with a snack on the first day as they will be going outside for recess.
Students are to return to last year’s classroom until the district approves final class configurations.
New students attending Colwood Elementary should go to the library.,next to the school office,where they will be shown to their classroom.
Kindergarten students are to refer to the information mailed out to them in June or call the office for further clarification.
See you soon!