Important Dates

Welcome to Alwin Holland Breakfast
You are invited for a light breakfast on Friday, September 14th beginning any time after 8:00 am. Tour the school and have a muffin, some fruit, juice or coffee with your child. There will be an assembly in the gym to kick off the new school year at about 9:20 am. Please join us!

Other Dates:
Sept. 20 – Movie Night – (PAC) – Weather Dependant
Sept. 21 & 24 – Non-Instructional Day – no school for students
Sept. 25 – Meet & Greet 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sept. 27 – Terry Fox Run and PAC Meeting
Sept. 28 – Subway Lunch and Orange Shirt Day
Oct. 1 – Picture Day
Oct. 8 – Thanksgiving Day – (School Closed)
Oct. 19 – Non-Instructional Day – no school for students

Tuesday, September 4th

The first day of school for Grades 1 to 6 is Tuesday, September 4th. Classes will begin at 8:52 am. Students will be dismissed at 10:45 am. Students will go to the classroom of the teacher they had last year. New students report to the office.

August 27th to August 31st – Office Hours

Alwin Holland Elementary School will be open for registrations next week as follows:

Monday, August 27th 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 28th – CLOSED

Wednesday, August 29th 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday, August 30th 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday, August 31st 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Please make sure you have the following:

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Vaccination record (kindergarten)

The first day of school for Grades 1 to 6 is Tuesday, September 4th. (8:52 am – 10:45 am)  For more information, please call the office at 250-785-6125.

If you want to know if you live in our catchment area, please use the school locator on the district’s website:

School Supplies, Agenda, Etc

In the spring classroom teachers ordered class sets of school supplies for their students. We are able to get very good bulk purchase prices in order to keep costs down. Parents/guardians then pay the school for these supplies.

All students need a separate pair of clean indoor running shoes. (These are not the shoes they wear to school.)

Costs for supplies, agendas, cultural events, busing for field trips are as follows:

Kindergarten – $45
Grades 1 – 5 – $57
Grade 6 – $87  (includes iPad insurance)

Classroom teachers will begin collecting money/cheques on September 17th. Please avoid bringing payment directly to the office. Cheques are made payable to Alwin Holland School.

Last Day – Thursday June 28th

8:50 First Bell – Regular Start Time
9:45 – 10:00 – Early Recess
10:15 – Year End Assembly – Parents/Guardians Welcome
11:45 – Student Dismissal

Report Cards will be given out before students are dismissed.  Teachers will not be giving out report cards early.  Any uncollected report cards will be available in the office Thursday afternoon. If you would like your report card mailed, please contact the office.


Important Reminders & Dates

Permission Form Reminders
There are many upcoming field trips and celebrations. Teachers are communicating these plans regularly through agendas, letters, FreshGrade, emails, etc. If you have any questions, make sure you contact your child’s teacher. Activities off of school grounds require a signed permission form. Verbal permission, texts, and emails are not acceptable. If you need to fax a permission form, fax to 250-785-6123.

Upcoming Dates
May 30 – Welcome to Kindergarten – 5:45 pm-7:00 pm
May 31 – Doig Days (Grade 4s) – alternate date is June 1
June 1 – Slow Pitch Tournament (Team)
June 6 – D.A.R.E. Assembly
June 8 – District Track Meet (Team)
June 15 – Fun Day
June 15 – Library Books are Due
June 20 – Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
June 21 – Grade 6 Farewell
June 22 – Last Day for Canteen and Meal Program
June 22 – Bike Safety
June 28 – Last Day – Dismissal at 11:45 am
Sept 4 – First Day (Gr 1 – 6) – dismissal at 10:52
Sept 12 – First Full Day of Kindergarten (Refer to schedule for partial days.)