We believe in having quality school supplies for every child in each classroom. Instead of you purchasing individual supplies for your student(s), we are requesting a payment to the classroom teacher of $45 per child which will cover the cost of supplies. From our past experience we know that supplies traditionally cost families from $50-$90 per child and we believe we can save you money and be less wasteful over the years.
Payment of school fees can be made online by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or using the “Parents” menu above and selecting “Pay School Fees Online”. Payment can also be made by sending a cheque (cheques made payable to Saanich School District 63) or cash, clearly labelled, with your child to school.
Our philosophy is that we share everything in our classrooms and we can use things more than one year. We will buy only what we need for our class and in bulk when possible. We will purchase the highest quality, so we do not have to keep replacing supplies. We will also ensure that supplies are the same for all students.
The Sidney Elementary teaching staff strongly encourage you to choose this option. You can, however, opt out of paying the school supply fee and choose to buy your child's supplies. A copy of our required supply list is at the office; please contact the office if you would like a copy.
If your child leaves part way through the year, we would return a prorated portion of the money that you sent in for your child's supplies.
If you are unable to purchase supplies due to financial hardship please contact Jennifer Batallas or Terry Rankin at 250-656-3958.