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March Newsletter

March 1, 2023


ÍY SȻÁĆEL, Hello Parents & Guardians,


Brentwood staff and students had a busy month of learning including activities celebrating Kindness Month
with Pink Shirt day, Valentine’s Day, Chinese Lunar New Year, 100 Days of School, and Family Day.

Students have been demonstrating their learning in all curricular areas. Over the next two weeks, teachers will be preparing communication on their observations and assessments of your child(ren).  March 1 and 2 are early dismissal days at 1:48.  Your child(ren)’s teacher will have been in contact with you to discuss the details for these days.  Term two report cards will be sent home on March 16th.  Those who are new to report cards will see that the Proficiency Scale is used as descriptors of performance of core competencies and curriculum areas. It’s a pleasure to read your child’s report cards and learn about their interests, growths and goals.  Thanks for returning the envelope for term three.  


In March we look forward to the Grade 4 and 5 Basketball Jamboree at Stelly’s and Bayside and an author visit.  There is a parent community social, Saturday March 4, please come out for a parent evening to support your PAC and school (find details below). Thanks to the parent organizers and looking forward to this PAC community event.

With gratitude, HÍSW̱ḴE,

Ms. Anita Ko and Mrs. Tracey Westwood


Mar. 1 and 2 - Early Dismissal 1:48

Mar. 4 PAC Parent Community Social

Mar. 10 - Basketball Jamboree

Mar. 13 - Popcorn Day

Mar. 16 - Lana Button author visit

Mar. 16- Report cards home

Mar. 20- 31 Spring Break


April 7- Good Friday

April 8- Ready, Set, Learn 3:30-5:30

April 10 Easter Monday

April 19 Cross Country Meet#1@Centennial 

April 24 NID- no school in session

April 26 Cross Country Meet#2@Centennial

May 19 NID- no school in session






PAC will be hosting a Community Social at Brewsky's Taphouse

Saturday March 4th 6-8pm!

There will be a silent auction with some amazing items including a night at Sidney Pier Hotel, an epic basket of goods from Spruce Clothing + Lifestyle, or a collection from Sea Cider!  Perhaps a big win from the 50/50, or enter our Grand Prize Raffle for a Cruise voucher!!


Tickets on sale NOW

$25 per person includes:

Burger (beef or veggie) and beer (or wine) and admission!

Ticket purchased through etransfer 

Please add ticket holder names in the memo spot on etransfer


All proceeds go to Brentwood Elementary PAC! 



Brentwood Elementary PAC is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier again!! 

Just in time for Easter, or to just refill your secret chocolate stash 🍫🐣


After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign.


Orders can be placed until: March 20, 2023


Orders will be available for pickup or school dropoff (we will contact to arrange) April 2nd, 2023




Host Families Wanted for September 2023!

 Do you have a spare room? Are you interested in welcoming an International Stelly’s Secondary School student to your family?

Take a look at the SISP Homestay Brochure

 The Saanich International Student Program (SISP) is looking for new Host Families to open their hearts and homes to International Students for the September 2023 start of the upcoming school year.

 SISP has been welcoming International Students to the Saanich School District since 2001 and they are a wonderful addition to the community. Students are in Grades 9-12 and come to Saanich for 4 months, 5 months or a full school year of 10 months.

 The SISP Homestay Team offers host families:

·       an enriching and fun experience with their student(s)

·       continuous support and a 24/7 emergency line

·       a monthly honorarium of $1150 per student for expenses incurred, as of September 2023

 Visit, phone 250-655-2720, or contact the Stelly’s Homestay Coordinator, Ms. Kim Ewer at for more information or a no-commitment consultation!




Spring 2023 Registration is open

New players welcome!

U7 & U9 learn-to-play is free!

We support players participating regardless of your financial situation, please contact us for info regarding available funding.