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April 25
BEACONSFIELD COUNTRY FAIR 2017

Beaconsfield Elementary School's PAC is hosting a Country Fair again this year on the evening of Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please save the date for this exciting annual event. 

There will be fun for the whole family - food, games, prizes, a photo booth and a bouncy castle. The event is open to the community so - Beaconsfield families - bring your neighbours, extended family members and friends. Final copies of the 2017 Beaconsfield Cookbook will be on sale at the event.  

This is one of the Parent Advisory Council's (PAC) most important fundraising opportunities so bring some money for dinner, games and the silent auction. You might win a cake or even an ipad! A live band will be playing so bring along your dancing shoes as well.  

The Beaconsfield PAC is still looking for volunteers to help out before the event and on the day of the fair. So, if you are a Beaconsfield parent/caregiver and you are willing to help out, please contact our school office at 604-713-4605 and we will put you in touch with our amazing Country Fair Coordinators. 

Hope to see you there! ​

February 06
VSB SEVERE WEATHER PROCEDURES

Vancouver School District has procedures that are followed in situations where severe weather, like heavy snowfall or very high winds, might be affecting schools.

All schools in the Vancouver School District will remain open if at all possible during severe weather events. Any​ district-wide closure will be decided by 7:00 a.m. at the latest. Details of district-wide or individual school closures will be announced through the media and the district website front page (www.vsb.bc.ca).

Please note that no announcement will be made stating that schools are open. Only closures and delayed openings will be announced.

Information about any district-wide closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information (but do not call them):

Radio

Television

CBC AM 690 radio, 88.1 FM Global BC
CKNW AM 980 radio CBC TV
News AM 1130 radio CTV BC
Fairchild AM 1470 radio City TV


Individual school closures due to unique circumstances (e.g. power outages) will be announced as early as possible on the district website as well as on the affected schools’ websites. On occasion, schools may delay the start of the school day; if this happens, specific details will be posted on the school and district websites.

Student safety is the first priority of the Vancouver School District. Schools will be kept open except under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision to attend is the responsibility of each family.

Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements.

During extreme weather conditions it is also common for police and other authorities to advise citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Parents should take this advice as well. Students will not be penalized for lack of attendance under such poor weather conditions. Students are reminded to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. When sidewalks and roads are slippery students walking to school should take extra care.

We encourage you to review your own preparations for severe weather conditions and ensure that you are familiar with the city’s response procedures for those conditions. We request that you strictly adhere to parking restrictions in and around all Vancouver schools. Your child’s school will contact you about any changes to driving routes that may be put into effect on streets adjacent to the school.

 

Busing

VSB bus transportation will attempt to operate on their normal schedule during days with snow or other severe weather. Significant changes to the bus schedule as a result of weather conditions will be reported on the district website. Should the condition of side streets require a cancellation or change to the operation of school buses for students using the service, affected families will be informed.

February 06
SCHOOL IS OPEN - MONDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Beaconsfield School is OPEN today, Monday, February 6, 2017.

Please use caution when driving and walking around the school. The side streets are icy and snowy.

There is VERY limited parking in the neighbourhood due to snow and ice piles on the sides of the roads.

Please WALK to school if at all possible and BE CAREFUL on the sidewalks, paths and stairs both around the school and on school property.

We have limited office support today so please be patient if you cannot get through to the school right away by telephone.

If necessary, contact Principal, Lani Morden, at lmorden@vsb.bc.ca.

Please be sure to dress your children for the weather. It's cold outside!

Thank you!

 

January 26
Professional Development Day - Monday, January 30th

​On Monday, January 30th school will not be in session for all Beaconsfield students as it is a Professional Development Day. Please be sure to mark this on your home calendar. During this Professional Development Day, Beaconsfield staff will be focused on a variety of  professional development activities focused on literacy. 

The Beaconsfield Banter will be coming home with students today. Please take the time to read this newsletter to find out about the many things that are happening in our fabulous learning community. As mentioned in the newsletter, there are still spaces available in two of our Wednesday Gladstone Community School Team after school programs such as Bookworm and IncrEdible Science. Contact Valerie Wong at 778-384-0387 and vwong@vsb.bc.ca for more information. 

Also noted in this issue of the Beaconsfield Banter is that our March Student Led Conferences will be taking place on Wednesday, MARCH 8th and Thursday, MARCH 9th (not March 7th as previously stated in calendars and newsletters). School will be dismissed EARLY on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 pm. Please make the necessary arrangements for your child or children for these two days. 

On March 8 and March 9th our school library will be open and we will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair. The fair will be open for families to visit together during our two Student Led Conference Days. Our Book Fair gives you and your children the opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality books for all reading levels. Plus, our Book Fair serves as a fundraiser for school library and literacy resources. Students will have a chance to take a sneak peek at the fair during our special 

A Scholastic Book Fair Preview Day will take place on Tuesday, March 7th.  Students will have the opportunity on March 7th to visit the Book Fair with their classes to create their own personal wish lists. They will also have an opportunity to visit the fair with their class during the week of the fair, March  8th – 9th, to make purchases. All students will be receiving a special flyer that features some of the hundreds of books available at our Fair. While parents may order from the flyer, we would love for you to come and make your choices in person during our family events. The PAC will also be putting on a fundraiser to assist in raising fund for the library.  Our Scholastic Book Fair will be a great event for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Thank you for noting these important dates on your family calendar. If you and your children are celebrating the Lunar New Year this weekend, have a wonderful time. 




December 13
REMINDERS REGARDING WINTER HOLIDAY CONCERT

​The children, staff, and PAC have been working hard to make sure this Wednesday's and Thursday's Winter Holiday Concert will be memorable.  For your information:

1.  On Wednesday night, all school doors will be locked for security, with the exception of the door at the back of the school, closest to the gym (coming in from the playground)

2.  Please check with your teacher what time the children need to meet in their classrooms

3.  No cell phones on during the performance

4.  PAC will be running Cafe Noel in the cafeteria. This will be open BEFORE and AFTER the performance on Wednesday evening.       Sales will stop once the performance begins, so please do not take anything from the tables.

December 09
SCHOOL IS OPEN - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th

All Vancouver schools are open.​

December 08
IMMUNIZATION CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 9 DUE TO SNOW ADVISORY

The immunization clinic scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 9th has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of the weather.  We will notify parents of the re-scheduled date.  We apologize for this inconvenience.​

December 06
SNOW ADVISORY

Snow Event Notification

Vancouver School Board has procedures that are followed in situations where heavy snowfall might be affecting schools.

All schools in the Vancouver School Board will remain open if at all possible during snow events. Any district-wide closure will be decided by 7:00 a.m. at the latest. Details of district-wide or individual school closures will be announced through the media and the district website: www.vsb.bc.ca

Please note that no announcement will be made stating that schools are open. Only closures and delayed openings will be announced.

Information about school closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information (but do not call them):

Radio

Television

CBC AM 690 radio, 88.1 FM

Global BC

CKNW AM 980 radio

CBC TV

News AM 1130 radio

CTV BC

Fairchild AM 1470 radio

City TV

 

Student safety is the first priority of the Vancouver School Board. Schools will be kept open except under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision to attend is the responsibility of each family.

Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements.

During extreme weather conditions it is also common for police and other authorities to advise citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Parents should take this advice as well. Students will not be penalized for lack of attendance under such poor weather conditions. Students are reminded to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. When sidewalks and roads are slippery students walking to school should take extra care.

We encourage you to review your own preparations for severe weather conditions and ensure that you are familiar with the city’s response procedures for those conditions. We request that you strictly adhere to parking restrictions in and around all Vancouver schools. Your child’s school will contact you about any changes to driving routes that may be put into effect on streets adjacent to the school.

Busing

School buses for students with special needs will attempt to operate on their normal schedule during days with snow or other severe weather. Significant changes to the bus schedule as a result of weather conditions will be reported on the district website. Should the condition of side streets require a change to the operation of school buses for our students with special needs, or any cancellation of service, affected families will be informed.​

November 28
New Principal has been announced

Please join me in giving a warm welcome to Ms. Lani Morden who will be the new principal effective January 3, 2017.​  Ms. Morden comes to us from Bruce Elementary and is an experienced, dedicated, and caring administrator. Ms. Morden will continue to promote our school’s values, continue to advocate for our school community, and will continue to promote academic rigour and excellence.

November 07
PAC Recipe Book - deadline has been extended until Nov. 14

​Thanks to all the families who have sent in recipes for the "Best of Beaconsfield" recipe book.  It would be great to see every child represented as this book will make a great momento of your child's year(s) at Beaconsfield.  We are now extending the deadline until Monday, November 14th.  Please drop off your recipes to Ms. Bell in the office or send them via email to:  carlenej@telus.net


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