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Photo day is tomorrow, October 1.  Individual photos will be taken of staff and students.


Orange Shirt Day is a national movement in Canada for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour former residential school students whose families and communities have been impacted by the policies and actions of the Government of Canada and the churches that operated the schools.

Students are asked to please wear an orange shirt to show their support of residential school survivors.

Orange Shirt Day began in Williams Lake, BC in 2013 at the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event and has since spread across the country. The name Orange Shirt Day honours survivor Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away from her on her first day of school at the Mission.

The date of the annual event was chosen because it is the time of year that children were removed from their families and forced to attend residential schools. Orange Shirt Day inspires Canadians to initiate anti-racism and anti-bullying initiatives in schools and the workplace.

The residential school era began in the early 1870’s, with the last school closing in 1996. More than 150,000 Indigenous, Métis and Inuit children attended these schools, with an estimated 80,000 survivors living today.

For more information please visit the website http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

The design for the UVic 2019 orange shirt was contributed by artist Carey Newman (Coast Salish/Kwagiulth). Newman is the Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest with the Department of Visual Arts.


Monday, September 23 is a School Planning Day for District staff.  There is no school on this day.


Our first PAC meeting will be held Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 PM in the school library.  All parents are welcome.


Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday September 18 from 5 to 6:30 PM

Meet the Teacher from 6 to 7 PM

We look forward to meeting everyone next week and introducing our new classrooms and staff.


Yesterday, we received confirmation from Associate Superintendent Paul Block that we were able to change to our 2019-20 classes today.  This morning, after recess, students moved to these classes.   Our teachers and administrators work very hard to find the best placement for all of our students.  We take a number of different factors into consideration.  Thank you for supporting your child(ren) during this time of transition.  We look forward to an exciting school year ahead!


Please note the following INSTRUCTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS regarding “Online Consents”.

Online Consent Portal

This is a web-based tool to efficiently collect parents’ consent for a variety of activities.  The intention is to replace paper-based forms that are sent out at the start of the year.  The parent page is where parents login to provide and /or review consents for their children.


Currently, the system is set up to collect consent for standard, District-wide programs.  Here are the consents that are available to be collected online:

  • Freshgrade
  • GAFE
  • Media Release
  • KEV School Cash Online (for fee payments)
  • Short (Walking) Field Trips
  • Internet Access

SD62 Consent Portal:

  1. Please login to https://consent.sd62.bc.ca
  2. Parents can only use the system if they have an email address previously entered into MyEdBC.  Parents’ email address must EXACTLY match what is already on file in MyEdBC. Any changes to the email address of record must first be done in MyEdBC, and will take 24 hours to automatically get updated in the Consent Portal**
  3. When you enter your email for the first time you will get a verification code emailed to you immediately.
  4. Once you enter your verification number click on the consent tab at the top of the page. Parents can review and complete consents for each student.

**If you cannot access all your children, please contact the school office and make sure they have your correct email address in the MyEdBC student record system.


Thank you,
École Millstream School Office Staff


Grades 1 to 5 begin on Tuesday, September 3rdThe first day of school is a half day from 8:30 am to 11:38 am.  Returning students return to last year’s classroom.  New students are asked to report to the school library.

Kindergarten students begin on Monday, September 9th according to the gradual entry schedule that was mailed out in early July.  Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, September 10th are half days for Kindergarten students.  Beginning Wednesday, September 11th, Kindergarten students attend school all day from 8:30 am to 2:38 pm.

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school very soon!


The school office will be open this coming week, August 26th to 30th.  Regular office hours are 8 am to 3:30 pm.  Please note that the office will be closed until 1 PM on Tuesday, August 27th.


The school office is now closed for the summer, and will re-open on Monday, August 26th.

We hope everyone has a fun and happy summer!  We look forward to hearing all about your adventures when we return for the new school year.


After consultation with staff and our PAC Executive, the lunch hour for next school year will be from 12:00 to 12:55 pm.  This lunch hour is ten minutes earlier than in previous school years.