January 2024 CPE Newsletter

Jan 13, 2024
Mission Statement: The Columbia Park Elementary community supports the development of our students as life-long, independent learners and responsible citizens, who value diversity and defend human rights in all environments

R.AI.S.E. “Respect all individuals, self and the environment”

Principal’s Message:

Happy New Year and welcome back to school! It is wonderful to be back at CPE as Acting Principal while Mr. Pfeiffer is at RSS. In my first week back at the school, it is easy to identify the key strengths of CPE: kind and caring students, committed teachers and very supportive parents. I look forward to getting to know all the students and meeting parents throughout my time here.

We are continuing to discuss being RAISE role models this month with a focus on reviewing expectations, both inside and outside the school. Please ensure your child is coming to school with jackets, mitts, toque and snow pants and I also ask that all students to leave their electronic devices at home. If your child is required to have their cell phone at school, it is to remain in their backpack on silent mode. Please phone the office if you need to communicate with your child.
We have a very busy month with school sports and programs! District basketball is under way with games being played on Thursdays. Afterschool Nordic skiing, Grade 4 Nordic skiing and Grade 6 skiing/snowboarding at RMR begin next week. Reading for our district Battle of the Books continues and Explorations starts next Friday for our intermediate students. There is a lot planned for CPE students to keep them engaged and learning.

Tammy Tomm, Principal, Columbia Park Elementary School

Next PAC Meeting: Tuesday Jan 16th 6:30pm

Sports of all Sorts!

  • Gr 1’s will be Skating at the Revelstoke Forum Feb 6, 13 & 20
  • Gr 3’s will be Ski/snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Feb 7, 14 & 22
  • Gr 4’s will be Nordic skiing at Mt McPherson on Jan 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5
  • Gr 6’s will be Ski/snowboarding at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Jan 17, 24, & 31
  • Gr 7’s will be Curling at the Revelstoke Curling Rink on Feb 7 & 14

We are grateful to School District 19 for supporting this very special opportunity for all students to experience the great outdoors of Revelstoke.

Kindergarten Registration Jan 29th – Feb 2nd

That’s right, we’re already preparing for our Kindergarten students for the 2024-2025 school year! If you have a child or know of someone with a child born in 2019, you are encouraged to register your child for kindergarten. Please see the information sheet embedded in this newsletter for information on how to register. If you have any questions about Kindergarten Registration, please contact the school. We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter to Columbia Park Elementary this September!

Basketball Gr 6/7

The Gr 6/7 basketball season is in full swing. Practices run after school from 2:30-3:30 pm Monday & Wednesday for the boys and every Tuesday & Thursday for the girls. Thank you very much to our volunteer coaches Mr. Mackenzie and Ms. Kerluck! Practices continue, games are starting. See the below schedule; games will run from approximately 3-4 pm. Transportation is not provided by the school to the games. Students will need to make arrangements for their own transportation to the games.

Date Girls Boys
Jan 11 AHE @ BVE BVE @ CPE
Jan 18 CPE @ BVE BVE @ AHE
Jan 25 BVE @ AHE AHE @ CPE
Feb 15 CPE @ AHE CPE @ BVE
Feb 22 Tourney @ RSS  

(SAS) After School Cross Country Skiing Activity

Students in Grade 4-7 have the opportunity to participate in the after school Nordic Skiing at Mt. MacPherson XC ski trails. These are informal, fun sessions and not lessons. All equipment and passes are provided free in partnership with the Nordic Ski Club. Transportation will be by school bus and the program will run from 2:40 to 4:30 pm. Thank you to Ms. Holmes for sponsoring this activity which will run Jan 25, Feb 1, 15, & 22. Permission forms are available from the office.

HOT LUNCH – FREE – Chinese Food – Friday Jan 19th

CPE kids love the hot lunch program, which is organized and sponsored by our fantastic CPE Parent Advisory Council. Friday, January 19th is our next date. NO cost to students for Chinese food; rice, noodles, chicken balls and veggies! – no order form needed. Please bring a fork and a container.

Student Surveys

In the coming months, there are two important, province-wide surveys that some students will be completing at CPE. Results of these surveys are used to help guide our school forward by identifying areas of strength and illuminating areas that we need to work on and develop. The first survey is the Middle Years Development Index (MDI) which is a survey that students in grades 5 will complete in January or February. Students are asked survey questions that focus on their overall well-being and include questions about their eating habits, screen time, and extra-curricular activities. The second survey is called the Student Learning Survey. This survey will be administered in Feb to students in grade 4 and grade 7. There is even a parent and school staff section of the Student Learning Survey, and it affords the opportunity for all stakeholders to give their input on the strengths of CPE and where our school can improve. Thanks so much for supporting these surveys in the coming months.

CPE Winter Carnival – February 9th

Every year in late February/early March, PAC organizes a winter carnival that begins in the early evening. Kids will be able to visit the concession, play Plinko, Spin the Prize Wheel, have a Pillow fight, and so much more. Did I hear someone say “Musical Cakes?” Yep, you heard right! So mark Friday February 9th on your calendar for the CPE Winter Carnival, an event open to ALL families in Revelstoke. To make this PAC Fundraising event successful, we rely on a lot of assistance from the CPE families. Whether it is donating a cake for the cake walk or assisting at a game or the prize table, we will need parent volunteers to make this all happen! Please keep your eyes open to forms coming home so parents can sign up to help out. Keep posted to the PAC Facebook page for additional information.

Next PAC Meeting:  Tuesday Jan 16th 6:30 P.M.

BUSY CPE…Stay Connected! New Website

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Lots of things happening at CPE. Stay connected and see what we have been up to!

Spirit Days

Month Date Event
JAN 19 Beach Day
FEB 14 Red, White, Pink Day & Dance
MAR 15 Crazy Hair or Hat Day
APR 19 Backwards, Inside Out Day
MAY 2 Star Wars, Book, Movie, Game Character Day
MAY 24 Parent, Career Day
JUNE 14 Decades Day

Dates to Remember

Event Date
First Day Back January 8
PAC Meeting January 16
FREE PAC hot lunch January 19
Spirit Day – Beach Day January 19
FREE CPE Hot lunch January 23
Kindergarten Registration Jan 29-Feb 2
PAC Winter Carnival February 9
PRO D Day – No School February 16
Family Day – STAT Holiday February 19