Friday, 30 September 2016

Sansome Tabs for Wheelchairs

Sansome School has an ongoing collection of pop can tabs being collected in the foyer.  A number of our grade 4 students want to ensure that our community knows that this donation bin exists and that we are collecting tabs to donate for those in need of a wheelchair.  The tabs will be sold to Western Scrap Metals, Inc. and we will use the money earned to donate to local hospitals to purchase wheelchairs and/or specialty bicycles for those in need.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sansome Parent Volunteers Needed

Our dedicated Sansome Parent Council is looking for parent volunteers to help out with various activities throughout the year.

If you would like to help out, please email our Parent Council Volunteer Organizer, Shea at <> by Friday, November 8th.

The required information to volunteer with our Parent Council is as follows:

- Parent/Guardian Name
- Contact phone and/or preferred email
- Child(ren)'s Name and Grade
- indicate if AM, PM or whole day is preferred.

Lastly, indicate which of the following you would be interested in volunteering for:

- Vision Screening
- Hepatitis B shot for Grade 4's
- Tabloid/Field Day
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Staff Appreciation Week
- Celebration of Learning-Year End BBQ
- "Odd-Job" support
- Volunteer Reader
- Winter Holiday Concert support
- School Yard Gardening and improvement

Thank you to all of our families for your support along the way and we hope to have as many volunteers as possible to continue on some wonderful traditions at Sansome School.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Toonies for Terry Fox

Help Sansome School reach our goal of raising $600 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.  All classes have watched a video about Terry Fox and his legacy and are feeling honoured to participate in such a worthwhile event.  Our school run is on Thursday, September 29th at 11:30am in the school field.  Parents are welcome to participate and please have your children bring their donations directly to their classroom teacher.  They will receive a ballot to be entered in our draw for this year's Terry Fox T-shirt. 

For more information about the Terry Fox Run please go to the following link:

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Cross Country Run Today

Today is our 1st Cross Country Meet here at Sansome School! We will be running with/against two more elementary schools in our division, those being Ecole Robert Browning and Phoenix.  The race starts at 4:05, come out and cheer on all runners!! 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Jump Start into Kindergarten!

Sansome Parent Council Meeting and AGM

Sansome Elementary School's Parent Council 2016-17 AGM meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held in the school library and babysitting is available.  We are always looking for more volunteers and have executive positions available for those willing.  In order to reach quorum and ensure the viability of our Parent Council, we need to have as many school community members attend as possible.  At this meeting we will be nominating and seeking approval of our 2016-17 executive members and initiating several upcoming events for the school.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Sansome Phys Ed. News

Another busy year has started for our active staff and students here at Sansome School. The following is a list of activities the students will have an opportunity to participate in very soon.

1)  Grade 4 & 5 Cross Country Team: Practices start Monday, September 19th. Practice days are Monday and Wednesdays after school starting at 4:05pm. A letter concerning our meets will go out to all participants shortly. Practices will take place rain or shine. If any student requires medication such as asthma inhalers, they must bring it with them to the club. For safety reasons students must be on time to participate. Late students will not be able to attend practice on that day!!

2)  Grade 5 Floor Hockey Club: Will take place every Tuesday at 12:25pm starting October 4th. Grade 5 students are selected by their homeroom teachers to participate in the Floor Hockey Club. The two teams are mixed with staff and students. We all have a great time playing over the lunch hour!! 

3)  Terry Fox Run: This annual event will take place on Thursday, September 29th @ 11:30am. Any parents or members from the community are welcome to join us.  Our school goal is to raise $600 and we are kindly asking students to bring a “Toonie for Terry” as a donation for the Terry Fox Foundation! All students who donate will receive a draw ticket for a special prize to be raffled off at the end of the day!! 

4)  Intramurals (Grades 3-5): These extra-curricular activities will start as soon as the Intramural survey is completed by Sports Council Members. It will most likely begin in early to mid-October. A co-curricular calendar will outline the dates these activities take place each month. The calendars will be sent out to classroom teachers, placed on the Sansome Blog, as well as the Phys. Ed website. 


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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Sansome School Chess Club

Mr. Briggs invites all grade 3, 4, & 5 rooks (students) to join 
Sansome School's Chess Club. 

Sansome's chess club will take place in the Library from 12:20 to 1:00 pm 
every Wednesday from September to March.  

Listen to announcements and see Mr. Briggs for more information.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Dear Sansome Families:

The Sansome Elementary School staff would like to welcome your family to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited about the new school year and are looking forward to welcoming everyone during our upcoming student/parent conferences on September 7 and 8th.  Our first full day of regular classes will be Friday, September 9th. 

Outlined below is some general information as a reminder to families returning and information to assist new families with the first day of school transition.

Hours and Entry to the School
Our school office hours are from 8:30 am 4:30 pm. For the safety of our students, the front doors located in the shared parking lot with Keith Bodley Arena will be open before school and will remain open for access to the school during the day.  All other doorways will be locked.

The school day is broken down as follows:
8:45                  Outside supervision begins
8:55                  Student entry/Attendance
9:05                  Announcements
10:25-10:40        Recess
11:55                Dismissal for Lunch
12:55                Outside supervision begins
1:00                  Student entry/Attendance
2:25 – 2:40        Recess
3:55                  Dismissal
*on early dismissal days, dismissal is at 3:18 PM

Arriving at school on September 9th, 2016:
  • Students taking the divisional school bus will be dropped off in our bus loop located on the west side of our school.  Staff will be on hand to greet and direct students as they arrive.
  • Students bringing their bikes can lock and park them in the bike cage located on the south side of the school facing Sansome Avenue.  
  • For parents that are driving their children to and from school, please park your car in the shared parking lot and walk to meet your child and ensure our parking lot remains safe and clear for our students and families.  
The entrance doors are as follows:
o Kindergarten classes, rooms 9, 10 and 23 students will be entering the school at the front entrance.
o Rooms 7, 8, 27 and 28 students will enter the school at the East entrance closest to the play structure.
o Rooms 21, 22, 33 and 34 will enter the school at the west entrance closest to the daycare doors. 

Lunch Program
We are currently looking for additional Lunch Supervisors. If you are interested in this paid position, please contact the school office for more information and requirements. 

If you have any questions about this or any other school information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. Further information about upcoming school events, routines, and procedures are available within this school blog and on our website.


Mr. K. Lizotte