hawks logoPrincipal:         Ms. Tabatha Grigg
Vice Principal: Ms. Darlene Gordon
Secretary:       Mrs. Mallory Gosse
PO Box 380, 530 Cottonwood Ave.
Chase, B.C. V0E 1M0
Phone: (250) 679-3269
Fax: (250) 377-2247

Safe Arrival (24 Hours): 1-844-350-2647 - please phone before 8:40 am, otherwise wait for the system to call you after 9 am.
Safe Arrival Website OR Free Mobile App is available if you have given your email address to the school.

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

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    New Acting Principal
    by Mallory Gosse - Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:56 AM

    To The Haldane Community:

    My time as Acting Principal of Haldane Elementary will come to an end as of December 22, 2017. I have had the opportunity to work with terrific students, talented staff and supportive parents and caregivers. It truly does take all of us working together to assist students in becoming all that they can be. I will continue with my retirement travel plans in January and hope to visit Haldane Elementary sometime this spring.

    Mrs. Katrina Sewell will take on the role of Acting Principal as of January 8, 2018, until Mrs. Grigg's return. I know Mrs. Sewell will quickly be made to feel at home here at Haldane.

    All the best,

    Ms. G. Pannu

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    Option to move Grade 7 Students to Secondary Schools
    by Mallory Gosse - Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:35 AM

    December 12, 2017

    Dear parents,

    Re: Option to move Grade 7 students to secondary schools

    I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you about an option that was approved for consideration by our
    Board of Education at Monday’s public board meeting.

    As part of the Long-Range Facilities Plan, District staff proposed the option of moving Grade 7 students from elementary schools to secondary schools in the communities of Chase, Barriere and Clearwater. The option is designed to improve the educational experience of our Grade 7 students by providing them access to programs and courses they do not have the chance to explore in our elementary schools.

    The Board approved the concept and agreed to consult parents in the communities to see if this is an idea they would support. At this stage, this is only a concept. Final decisions have not been made. The Board will wait until after community consultation takes place before making a final decision.

    We are planning consultation meetings and options to solicit your thoughts and opinions. We will provide more details about these events and options once they become available but we expect District staff and trustees will visit our community in January to further discuss the concept.

    District staff proposed the idea largely for two reasons. First, it provides students access to courses such as shops, other specialty areas and counselling. These courses are only available at the secondary school level, however, earlier access to these programs could prove beneficial to many of our students. Second, moving Grade 7 students to the secondary schools will improve the balance in student populations. Rural schools do not suffer the same space crunch as some schools in our district but efficient use of space is always an important consideration. Moving a small number of students to the secondary school will allow us to consider how we can best use our space to benefit our Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.

    Again, this is only an option. We look forward to having a conversation with you about the idea to learn your thoughts, and see if this is something you would be prepared to support. We will be in touch soon regarding next steps.

    Alison Sidow,
    Superintendent, School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson)

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    Haldane Book Fair
    by Renae Gartrell - Monday, 27 November 2017, 2:55 PM

    Thank You Students & Parents of Haldane and the Community of Chase!  Through your support at this year's PAC sponsored Book Fair, $7,277.80 was raised which means $4,366.68 worth of new books and resources for the library and classrooms!

    Community support for this event has been amazing over the years and this year was no different.  Haldane PAC and students and staff THANK YOU for your support!

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    Christmas Choirs, Carols and Crafts
    by Mallory Gosse - Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:46 AM

    Come join us to celebrate Christmas at Haldane Elementary.   Families are invited to first participate in making Christmas Crafts in classrooms from 1:00pm - 2:00pm then enjoy performances by the Primary Choir, Intermediate Choir,and Shuswap Language students in the school gymnasium from 2:00pm - 2:30pm.

    Families with last names beginning with the letters from  A - L will attend on Wednesday December 20th and families with last names beginning with the letters M - Z will attend on Thursday December 21st.  We look forward to seeing you.