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StrongStart: Mon/Wed/Friday 8:30-11:30 and Tues/Thurs 12:30-2:15 (September to June)

What is StrongStart?

A place where…families are valued and recognized as their child's very first and most important teacher
A place that…models and supports family literacy
A place to…meet other children and their families
A place which… reflects the language and cultures of the community
A place where…information on parenting concerns, child development, school facilities, and local community resources are readily available
A place where…learning is fun. Parents and caregivers play alongside their child, therefore encouraging early learning.
A place where…children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, cognitively

StrongStart is designed for preschool aged children and their parent/caregiver; however children from birth to six years of age are very welcome. We encourage the whole family to join us.

Why StrongStart?

One of the objectives of StrongStart is to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten. Families who attend StrongStart become very comfortable in a school setting.

Their active involvement in their children's education is ensured through the early positive connection. Through play based problem solving activities found at StrongStart children can develop the literacy and numeracy concepts they need to have in place for success in kindergarten.

What We Do at Strongstart!

We play! - Play is the most effective way for young children to learn.

Drama station:
Children are given opportunities to learn about relationships. Through role playing they begin to understand others’ needs, wants, ideas and feelings; therefore they begin to explore the concept of empathy. They are encouraged to develop their imaginations enhancing their understanding of another person’s perception. The drama station encourages children to learn the social graces/niceties such as taking turns, listening to others, and sharing materials and space.

Construction station:
Children can construct and reconstruct their world. They’re encouraged to learn about shape, design and structure. Develop mathematical concepts such as size, measurement and weight and show pride in the structures they create.

Math/Manipulatives station:
Children are encouraged to learn how to discriminate and classify using clues of sizes, shape, colour and detail. They learn to count materials, relay patterns and to sequence. Children are also given opportunities to develop their small muscle control through manipulating small objects, a skill needed in the future when they are learning to print.


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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 2017

Sept. 5 - First day of school - dismissal at 11:00 am

Sept 8 - Newsletter Home

Sept. - PAC meeting

Sept 22 - Non Instructional Day (students not in session)

Sept 29 - Month End Assembly

Sept 29 - Orange Shirt Day

October 2017

Oct 6- Newsletter Home, Terry Fox Run

Oct 9 - Thanksgiving

Oct 13 - Mid Month Assembly

Oct 16- Photo Day

Oct - PAC Meeting

Oct 19 - Earthquake Drill

Oct 20 - Professional Development Day

Oct 23 - Non Instructional Day

Oct 27 - Month End Assembly

Oct 31- Halloween Parade

November 2017

Nov 3- Newsletter Home

Nov 3 - Ready, Set, Learn

Nov 3 - Photo Retakes

Nov 9 - Rememberance Day Assembly

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

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day

Nov 13 - Stat in Lieu of Rembrance Day

Nov 15 - PAC Meeting

Nov 17 - PAC Movie Night

Nov 20 - Report Cards Home

Nov 20-23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 23 - Month End Assembly - 8:45 am

Nov 24 - Day in Lieu - No School

December 2017

Dec. 1 - Newsletter home

Dec 2 - FI Breakfast

Dec 4 - French Immersion Kindergarten Meeting at Christine Morrison

Dec. 16 - Mid-Month Assembly - 8:45 a.m.

Dec 20 - Christmas Concert

Dec 20 - PAC Meeting

Dec. 22 - Last Day before Winter Vacation

             - PAC Breakfast with Santa in the gym

Dec 25 - Jan 5 - Winter Vacation

January 2018

Jan 8  - School Reopens

Jan 12 - Newsletter Home

Jan 15-19 - Kindergarten Registration

Jan 18 - Art Starts Assembly

Jan - PAC Meeting

Jan 26- Month End Assembly

February 2018

Feb 2 - Newsletter home

Feb 3- Riot of Reading

Feb. 9 - Mid-Month Assembly

Feb. 12- Family Day

Feb. 23- District Pro-D

Feb - Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt Day

Feb 22 - Month-End Assembly  


March 2018

Mar 2 - Newsletter Home

Mar 2- Assessment & Evaluation - 11:00 a.m. dismissal

Mar12 - Report Cards Home

Mar 12-15 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Mar 15 - Mid-Month Assembly

Mar 16 - Day in lieu no school for students

Mar 19 - 29 - SPRING BREAK

Mar 30 - Good Friday – (Students not at School)

April 2018

April 2 - Easter Monday – (Students not at School)

April 3 - Day in Lieu of Good Friday

April 4 - School Reopens

April 6- Newsletter Home

April 13 - Mid-Month Assembly

April 20  - Ready Set, Learn – 9 am

April - PAC Meeting

April 27 - Month End Assembly

May 2018

May - District Track and Field Meet

May 4- Newsletter Home

May 11 - Mid-Month Assembly

May - Class Photos

May 18 - Pro- D day– (Students not at School)

May 21 -Victoria Day– (Students not at School)

May 25- Month End Assembly

May 30 - Aboriginal Student Recognition Dinner

June 2018

June - Welcome to Kindergarten

June 1 - Newsletter Home

June - International Day

June 8 - Mid Month Assembly

June - Intermediate Sports Day

June 21 - Aboriginal Day                                                          

June  - Primary Sports Day

June 22 - Grade 6 Awards Assembly

June 25 - Grade 6 Dinner and Dance

June 26 - Service Awards Assembly

June 28 - Lip Sync Assembly

June 28 - Last Day for Students

                Report Cards Home