McKim Extra Curricular/Clubs 2016-2017

Announcements for clubs are made every morning.
PDF Spring Clubs 2017

Bell Schedule

Monday Thursday
8:40 Warning bell

8:46 Classes start

10:15 - 10:30 Recess

12:00 - 12:50 Lunch

Dismissal 2:50

8:40 Warning Bell

8:44 Class starts

11:15 12:00 Lunch

Dismissal 1:27

School supplies 2017-2018

This year McKim will be supplying core school supplies for classes. There will be a
small, supplemental list sent home in the fall from classroom teachers so that
there is no wasteful buying of supplies not needed at school. You child can arrive
confident there will be adequate supplies for them at school to start the year

Morning Supervision

Morning Supervision
Supervision begins at 8:15 and students are discouraged from arriving prior to this time. Students are permitted to go to their classes when the morning bell goes (at 8:40).

Breakfast Club and lunches

We have a breakfast club that serves over 50 students each morning starting at 8:15. All students are welcome to come in for a light breakfast with choices like toast, cereal and fruit. Some days there is even yogurt or eggs! The program is free and funded by local charitable donations and grants. If you ever want to make a donation of cash or food, we would gratefully accept it. Students are expected to use their manners, clean up after themselves and eat in the foyer at the tables.
If a child does not have lunch at school they can go to the kitchen at first recess and an adult will help them to make a bag lunch of a sandwich and fruit. Also free and open to all.

McKim School Code of Conduct

McKim Elementary School
Code of Conduct

The purpose of our code of conduct is to establish and maintain a safe, caring, and orderly environment for purposeful learning, and to direct students toward responsible, respectful behaviour.

At McKim School we promote a climate of understanding and mutual respect where all students are equal in dignity and rights and free from discrimination. Our goal is to be a school where students are free from harm, where clear expectations of acceptable behavior are held and met, and where all students feel they belong. In accordance with the BC Human Rights Code, discrimination on any of the following grounds is prohibited:
Place of origin
Marital status
Family status
Physical or mental disability
Sexual orientation
Gender identity or expression

At McKim School we expect all members of our school community to:
take care of self, others, and this place
attend school regularly and punctually
comply with school and classroom rules
These expectations of acceptable and socially responsible conduct are to be followed at school, while going to and from school, while attending any school activities at any location, or in other circumstances where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the school environment.

Unacceptable conduct is any conduct that contravenes our school expectations as listed above.
For example:
behaviours that:
- interfere with the learning of others
- interfere with an orderly environment
- create unsafe conditions

acts of:
- bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, or intimidation
- threatening or violent behaviours
- retribution against a person who has reported incidents
We recognize that special considerations may apply to students with special needs who are unable to comply with expectations due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.

As students become older, more mature, and move through successive grades, we expect increasing personal responsibility and self-discipline. Consequently, there will also be increasing consequences for inappropriate behaviour.

When determining appropriate disciplinary action, there are a number of factors that will be taken into account, including the severity of the incident, frequency, and the age and maturity of the student. Students, as often as possible, are encouraged to participate in the development of meaningful consequences for violations of our code of conduct. It is our goal to be restorative, rather than punitive in our disciplinary consequences.

Teachers are expected to deal with students who breach the code of conduct in a fair and consistent manner within their classroom before referring a student to the principal. Parents will be made aware of any unacceptable or inappropriate behavior. If the situation is not effectively resolved within the classroom and the inappropriate behaviour continues, the student will be referred to the principal.

School administration has a responsibility to advise other parties of serious breaches in the code of conduct. These parties may include:
Parents of the student offender in every instance
Parents of the victim in every instance
School district officials as required by district policy
Police and other agencies as required by law

Our school and school board will take all reasonable steps to prevent retaliation against a student who has made a complaint of a breach of our code of conduct.

We encourage students and parents to inform us of any safety concerns. This can be done by talking personally with staff, calling the school, putting notes in student planners, etc.

Students should not use personal electronic devices or cell phones during instructional time or at recess unless supervised by staff for learning purposes.

Our code of conduct is reviewed and updated annually with staff, students, and parents and is posted on the parent board in our school entry as well as on our school website.

Updated September 2016