Kindergarten French Immersion Parent Letter

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At École Mission Central...

We provide an engaging environment that is safe, caring and welcoming, where all learners are encouraged and challenged to rise to their intellectual, social, emotional and physical best. We Believe in You!


School Supply Lists

Supply List - French - 2016-2017

Supply List - English - 2016-2017

Kindergarten. Eng/ Fr Imm Supply List - 2016-17



Welcome to Ecole Central Elementary School.


The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept 6. Students will be in attendance for the morning only with dismissal at 11:00 am. Main entrance doors will be opened at 8:00 a.m. Class lists and maps will be posted in the main entrance foyer. The warning bell will ring at 8:25 a.m. at which time stiudents should line up at the outside door to their classroom.


Bell Schedule

8:25 a.m. - warning bell will ring and students will need to line up at the outside door of their classroom and wait for their teacher to open the door.

8:30 a.m. - class begins

10:05-10:20 a.m.- recess

11:55 am - 12:35 p.m.- Lunch

12:40 p.m. - class begins

2:23 p.m. - dismissal


Bus Transportation Registration for 2016-17

Families are advised that registration of students for bus transportation for the 2016-17 school year will run from May 3rd through June 30th, 2016. In order to ride a district school bus, all new and returning riders must complete a registration form each year.

Registration can be initiated by using our online bus registration form, or in person at the Transportation Department (NEW LOCATION) located at 33919 Dewdney Trunk Road, during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F. Please note, registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. If you are using the online form, you will be contacted directly by the Transportation office regarding payment arrangements.

Students who qualify to use district transportation services but have not registered by June 30th, or students who are cross boundary students, are not guaranteed transportation as it will depend on availability of service.

Any registrations received after the June 30th deadline will incur a 20% surcharge.

The Transportation office will be closed between July 1st and August 19th, 2016.  Online registrations may still be submitted during this time.

2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration for Neighbourhood Schools & Programs / Schools of Choice

Neighbourhood Schools - Registration Procedure:
 Monday, February 1st to Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
 Registration must take place at your neighbourhood elementary school.

Neighbourhood Catchment Area / SCHOOL LOCATOR
 Visit for help in identifying your neighbourhood school. The
School Locator feature can be found on the right hand sidebar.
 For additional information call the Board of Education Office at 604.826.6286

 Children born in 2011 are eligible for Kindergarten.
 Proof of age is required at time of registration: Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent
Residence Card, Aboriginal Status Card, Baptismal Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or
Immigration Canada document.
 Note: A Provincial Care Card is not acceptable proof of age
 Proof of residence is also required.
 Note: Driver’s license (the front should display the address, not on the back if there’s
been a change of address), proof of purchase of residence, municipal tax bill, letter
stating current address notarized by a lawyer or notary public, rental agreement
accompanied with a gas bill showing the same address (cable, telephone and hydro bills
are not acceptable).

Schools / Programs of Choice Kindergarten Application & Registration Procedure:
Our Schools that offer Programs of Choice are:
 Edwin S. Richards - Arts Based Curriculum
 Hillside Traditional Academy - Curricular outcomes in an environment based on the traditional values
 École Christine Morrison – Offering early French Immersion
 École Mission Central – Offering early French Immersion
Visit our website for more detail on these and other Mission Public schools:
Schools / Programs of Choice offer differing presentations of educational curriculum. The opportunity to attend Schools / Programs of Choice is open to all Mission residents as these schools have district wide catchment areas.
Kindergarten applications to attend Schools / Programs of choice can be filed at any time, and
for any year of birth, at the Board of Education Office. Please bring your child’s proof of age
 Proof of age is required at time of application for Schools / Programs of Choice:
Birth Certificate - Other acceptable documents include: Passport, Permanent Residence
Card, Aboriginal Status Card, Baptismal Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Immigration
Canada document.
 Note: A Provincial Care Card is not acceptable proof of age
1) Parents with children currently attending a Schools / Programs of Choice:
During the month of December, parents registering a new kindergarten child, and who currently
have a child attending one of our Schools / Programs of Choice, need to register their
kindergarten child at their present school.
See Registration Requirements for ALL SCHOOLS, as they are the same whether you are applying
for a School of Choice or your Regular Catchment area school.






Our School Goals:


To improve and ehnance the knowledge, skills and attitudes in reading from Kindergarten to Gr. 6


To improve student numeracy achievement

Social Responsibility

To continue to develop socially responsible students

This year our staff is focussing on three goals that we believe will increase student achievement and will also encourage our students to become socially responsible citizens. For detailed specifics about our school goals, please click on the link titled "School Growth Plan".

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New Provincial Initiative for Reporting Bullying

The provinicial government has launched a new service in the drive to reduce bullying in British Columbian schools. It is an on-line reporting system. If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying all you need to do is click on the ERASE link.

École Mission Central Elementary is a dual track school, offering an Early French Immersion program as well as a regular elementary program for grades K - 6. Mission Central is a school that is dynamic, vibrant and engaging, offering a broad range of programs with a skilled, dedicated staff that work hard to meet the needs of all learners.

At our school, our programs are designed to meet the needs of all of our learners. As educators we take seriously our role of eductating the next generation and believe strongly that all of our students have gifts and talents ready to share.















Contact Us:

École Mission Central School
7466 Welton Street
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 6L4

Tel: 604 826 1414

Fax: 604 826 0258


Andrew Merry

District French Co-ordinator

Ghislain Michaud



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September 2016

Sept. 6 - First day of school - dismissal at 11:00

Sept 9 - Newsletter Home

Sept. 21 - PAC meeting 7 pm

Sept 23 - Non Instructional Day (students not in session)

Sept 30 - Month End Assembly

Sept 30 - Orange Shirt Day

October 2016

Oct 7 - Newsletter Home

Oct 10 - Thanksgiving

Oct 14 - Mid Month Assembly

Oct 18 - Photo Day

Oct 21 - Professional Development Day

Oct 24 - Non Instructional Day

Oct 28 - Month End Assembly

Oct 30 - Halloween Parade

November 2016

Nov 4 - Newsletter Home

Nov 4 - Ready, Set, Learn

Nov 9 - Rememberance Day Assembly

Nov 10 - 1/2 Day Assessment - Dismissal at 11:00 am

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day

Nov 18 - Photo Retakes

Nov 21 - Report Cards Home

Nov 21-24 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 24 - Month End Assembly - 8:45 am

Nov 25 - Day in Lieu - No School

December 2016

Friday, Dec. 2- Newsletter home

Friday, Dec. 9- Mid-Month Assembly

Wednesday, Dec 14 - Christmas Concert at 1 pm

Friday, Dec. 16 - Last Day before Winter Vacation

                          - PAC Breakfast with Santa in the gym

Dec 19 - Jan 2 - Winter Vacation

January 2017

Monday, Jan 3  - School Reopens