Before/After School Child Care

We are getting closer to finalizing child care opportunities at Alwin Holland for our community members. Part of finalizing our plans is to see how many seats we need to be able to provide and also to make sure there are enough needs to make this feasible. (Our initial inquiry indicated there was enough interest.)

If you would like to use this service, please click on the link below and complete the survey. You will be contacted regarding the program sometime after August 14th.

Please share this information with other AH community members. If you have questions, please email the principal, Jerelyn Orcutt, at

You may receive this link via email. There is no need to complete the survey more than once.

Thank you.

Summer Wishes

The staff at Alwin Holland wishes everyone a safe, refreshing and relaxing summer. For many, the usual travel plans are on hold. We wish you a wonderful staycation. If you do travel, we wish you safe journeys.

Normally, our first day of school for students in Grades 1 to 6 would be on Tuesday, September 8th. Kindergarten students have a gradual entry schedule that begins with a part day on the 9th. Due to COVD-19, we are not sure what September is going to look like, but we will do our best to keep our school community informed.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page (Alwin Holland Elementary), this website, or the district website ( for updates.

PAC Meeting

There is a PAC meeting Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00pm.

Bring a camping chair to sit on and meet us on the tarmac between the gym and the portables.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Tonight we are hosting our Welcome to Kindergarten event for children entering kindergarten at Alwin Holland in September 2020. This newsletter is the same one you will be receiving in your bags but has easy to access links on it!

If you did not receive a call from the school with your time to attend this evening or you have not registered your kindergarten child yet, please call the office for more details.

School (Re)Starts Tomorrow

Protocols and expectations were shared in a school-wide letter last week. If you have questions, contact your child’s teacher.

– students are only allowed on school grounds on days they are scheduled to attend
– no adults (other than staff) are allowed in the building
– be on time so that your child does not miss the teaching of additional protocols
– have your child meet their teacher on the playground at 8:50am (and pick up from there between 2:30-2:45)
– don’t worry about inside shoes
– do send your child with a labelled water bottle
– call the office if your child will miss their scheduled day
– remote learning continues but will be different

Canteen – $5 Bagged Lunches

Bagged lunches can be pre-ordered for $5/day.
In the morning your child’s teacher can take the order & payment.
Each lunch will have a main item (below), a snack, a fruit/veggie, and juice.
Lunches will be delivered to your child’s classroom.
You should still send a recess snack and any additional snacks your child may need/want.
Don’t forget to send your child with a water bottle (labelled with their name).

Mondays – Burrito
Tuesdays – Ham Sandwich
Wednesdays – Turkey Sandwich
Thursdays – Tuna Sandwich
Fridays – Pizza Pop


Dear Parents/Guardians, 

As you are probably aware, parents will have the choice to send their children back to school again starting on June 2nd. Students will be able to attend two days per week, with classes at or below 50% capacity. 

In the next couple of days you will be receiving some sort of communication (email, phone call, etc.) from your child’s teacher. The teacher will be asking you if you are planning on sending your child/children back to school starting June 2nd and if your child will be riding the bus . In order for us to finalize schedules, we need to know this information in a timely manner. Please ensure you have had contact with your student’s teacher by noon on Monday, May 25th, 2020. Please don’t hesitate to contact your teacher if you haven’t heard from them. Any information gathered after May 25th may result in a delay attending in-class sessions. 

Another contact will be made next week indicating what days your child will be attending and the protocols that need to be followed when coming to school. Because of our large population, we cannot accommodate requests for specific days. Siblings will attend on the same days. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher or the school if you have any questions. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience with us as we navigate this fast paced transition. Our teachers and support staff are working very hard to create the most welcoming and safe environment for all. 

Kind Regards, 

Alwin Holland Admin.