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February 05
Important Dates in February

February 5, 2018 


Dear Beaconsfield Parents/Guardians, 


Some important dates to note on your home calendars: 


Wednesday, February 7 - PAC Meeting from 6-8 pm with childminding in library. 

Friday, February 9 - Winter Olympics 2018 Begin. Students can wear read and white! 

Monday, February 12 - Family Day. School Closed. No School for Students. 

Wednesday, February 14 - Valentine's Day School Dance hosted by our Grade 7's.  

Friday, February 16 - Lunar New Year begins today. 

Monday, February 19 - Pro D Day. No School for Students. 

Wednesday, February 28 - Pink Shirt Day. Students can wear pink, purple or red! 

Wednesday, March 7 PAC Meeting from 6-8 pm with childminding in library. 


School will be dismissed for K-7 (except for our Home Learners) at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 for Student Led Conferences. Please make arrangements to have your child or children picked up on time. Thank you for making the time to come to our school for these conferences.  


February is "Food Bank Month" at Beaconsfield. Students are encouraged to bring canned foods to school to support the Vancouver Food Bank throughout the month of February. Traditionally, students at Beaconsfield bring non-perishable food items to the Valentine's Day dance. Stay tuned for more information. 



Sincerely, 


Mrs. L. Morden

Principal ​

December 14
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SALE - FRIDAY, DEC 15th

​This Friday, December 15th, our Grade 7's are having a sale in the library at lunch and after school. We will be selling stress balls, slime, and baked goods. The price range is between one and five dollars. The money raised goes to Oxfam charity which helps find long lasting solutions to end poverty around the world. Please come to the sale. 

November 27
NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, December 1st

November 27th, 2017 


Dear Beaconsfield Parents/Caregivers, 


Please note the following two items on your home calendar: 


There is a a PAC Sponsored Parent Workshop called Social Media 4 Parents in our school library on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-9 pm. Childminding is available in Room 106. All parents/caregivers please join us for this interesting and educational opportunity. For more information, email Bree at cropperbree@gmail.com.


There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, December 1st as it is a Curriculum Implementation Day. 


Thank you, 


Mrs. L. Morden

Principal 


November 07
NO School for Students on Nov 10 & Nov 13

Dear Beaconsfield Parents/Caregivers, 

Please note the following dates:

Wed., Nov. 8 - PAC meeting at 6 pm in the staff room, childminding provide in our library by Grade 7's

Thurs., Nov. 9 - Remembrance Day Assembly at 11 am in our school gym, parents are welcome to attend

Fri., Nov. 10 - NO SCHOOL for students, Curricular Implementation Day

Mon., Nov. 13 - NO SCHOOL for students, in lieu of statutory holiday on Sat., November 11th

Tues., Nov. 14 - last day to order "Foodie Kids" PAC lunch for November 21st 

Thurs., Nov. 16 - Photo retakes @ 1:00 pm - please bring form back and have your child give it to the photographer

Please click on the the following link for information about an exciting new curricular activity on Saturday mornings at Gladstone Secondary School and note that the registration deadline is November 9th:  http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/beaconsfield/Publications/Moresports%20Fall%202017%20Registration%20Form.pdf

Thank you, 

Mrs. Morden

Principal  ​

November 03
IMPORTANT DATES in NOVEMBER @ BEACONSFIELD

Sunday, November 5 - Daylight Savings Ends – turn clocks BACK 

Wednesday, November 8 - Gladstone After School Programs Begin

Wednesday, November 8 - PAC Meeting @ 6:00 pm 

Thursday, November 9 - Remembrance Day @ 11:00 a.m.

Friday, November 10 - CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION DAY – NO SCHOOL 

Saturday, November 11 - Remembrance Day – STATUTORY HOLIDAY

Monday, November 13 - SCHOOL CLOSED in lieu of November 11th

Tuesday, November 14 - Last day to order PAC Lunch (for Nov. 21) 

Wednesday, November 16 - Photo re-takes at 1:00 pm 

Monday, November 20 - Paul Silveria Square Dancing K-7 

Tuesday, November 21 - PAC Lunch: Foodie Kids - International/Pasta 

Wednesday, November 29 - PAC Social Media Presentation  ​

Watch for Skating Field Trips - information will come home with your child

October 11
Beaconsfield Walk-A-Thon

October 10, 2017 

Dear Parents/Caregivers, 
Thank you for your incredible support for our Adopt-A-Book event at Beaconsfield last week. This event was a HUGE success thanks to the time and effort by PAC parents and Ms. Quinlan – and because of the AWESOME support of students, parents/caregivers and staff in our community. The positive energy and great number of library books generated by this initiative was very impressive!   
This week we are holding a “Walk-A-Thon.” Our “Walk-A-Thon” will be on Thursday, October 12th from 1:00-3:00 pm. The purpose of this school-wide fundraiser is to raise funds for Kindergarten to Grade 5 field trips and to raise funds for our Grade 6/7 camp in the Spring.Students in Kindergarten will be walking 2 km, students in Grades 1-3 will be walking 5 km and students in Grades 4-7 will be walking 10 km. 
All funds raised by students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 will go directly to their division’s classroom field trip fund. For students in Grades 6 and 7, all funds raised by students in these two divisions will be combined and will be put towards the cost of the Grade 6/7 camp later this school year.   
Field trips and camps are an important part of a student’s educational experience. Field trips costs are covered by various sources throughout a school year. They are covered either in part or entirely by an annual grant applied for by our PAC ($15 per student or $300-380 per class), they are paid directly by parents/caregivers, and they are paid through our “Walk-A-Thon” fundraising efforts. Field trips are surprisingly expensive. For example, one bus ride for two classes of intermediate students to go snow shoeing for a day on Cypress costs $600 – and this doesn’t even include the cost of snow shoeing. Pledging your child for the “Walk-A-Thon” will help to reduce the overall costs of fieldtrips and camp for parents/caregivers. 
To help your child prepare for our “Walk-A-Thon” on Thursday, October 12th, please have your child dress in runners and appropriately for weather (e.g. raincoats if rainy).  All pledge sheets and funds are due back on Thursday, October 12th as well. Our “Walk-A-Thon” will be postponed if it is rainy heavily. Thank you for pledging your child to participate in this school-wide event and for encouraging friends and family to pledge as well. 
Sincerely, 
Mrs. L. Morden 
Principal​
September 18
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - THURSDAY, SEPT 21st, 2017

September 18, 2017 

Dear Beaconsfield Parents/Caregivers, 

Please note the following important dates: 

Thursday, September 21st - Pro D Day – No school for students

Tuesday, September 26th – Photo Day – Individual student photos 

Thursday, September 28th – Terry Fox Run/Walk – 1:00-2:30 pm Trout Lake 

Wednesday, October 4th - Goal Setting Conferences - Students dismissed at 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 5th - Goal Setting Conferences - Students dismissed at 2:00 pm 

Monday, October 9th - Thanksgiving - Stat Holiday - School Closed

Thursday, October 12th - School Wide Walk-A-Thon 

Throughout the week of September 25 to 29th, students will be asked to bring in donations of loonies or toonies for Terry. All funds collected will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation which funds cancer research. Thank you for your support. 

Student Forms were distributed in envelopes to all Beaconsfield students last week. Please return all forms and monies by Friday, September 29th

We will have a special PAC event taking place in our library during our Goal Setting Conferences. More detailed information on this event will be available shortly.

Sincerely, 

Mrs. L. Morden

Principal 


September 08
SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM

We are starting a new Safe Arrival Program at Beaconsfield and within the Vancouver School District.

Reporting Student Absences: 

When your child is absent from our school, please call 604-713-5159 extension 11, before 9:00 am on the day your child is absent. Leave a message on the answering machine with the following information: your child's first and last name, grade or division, date and length of absence and reason for absence. If you call our school office, we will ask you to call this number. 

Student Sign In/Sign Out: 

If your child arrives late or leaves early during the school day, please make sure that they sign in and out of the school office. Teacher take attendance at 9:00 am in the morning and afternoon at 1:00 pm at our school. It is our expectation at Beaconsfield that all students in attendance remain on school property during instructional time and at recess and lunch unless they are signed out by a parent or caregiver. Parents/caregivers need to notify Mrs. Morden in writing to give signed permission for their child or children to leave the school property to regularly go home for lunch. Please provide this signed note in writing to Mrs. Morden by Monday, September 11th.  

Thank you for helping us keep your children safe! 

September 07
On Changing Classes

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 

Dear Parents/Caregivers of Beaconsfield School, 

Students in Grades 1 to 7 at Beaconsfield moved into their new classes today! Our Kindergarten students moved into their new classes on Wednesday. Our Home Learner Program follows a different schedule and program for the month of September. 

Switching classes can be a time of mixed emotions for both students and parents. Please support your child and our school staff by actively listening to your child over the next few weeks and speaking positively with them about the change. Adjusting to change and new environments is a very important skill for school aged children to develop.  

Parents and caregivers - please remind your child that they can play with friends who are not in their class at recess and at lunch. Also remember that all of our teachers at Beaconsfield provide excellent educational experiences for students.  

Becoming used to change takes at least three weeks to a month. Your support with assisting your child with adjusting to their new class, and in some cases their new school, is most appreciated. If, after a few weeks, your child is still finding the classroom change a challenge, please discuss this with your child’s teacher. We look forward to being part of your child’s educational journey. It’s going to be a great year! 

Sincerely,  

Mrs. Lani Morden 

Principal 

August 29
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

​Dear Parents/Caregivers of Beaconsfield School, 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. We sincerely hope that you and your child or children had a fun-filled summer. 

On Tuesday, September 5th from 9:00 am - 10:00 am (for one hour) we are very much looking forward welcoming your child or children to Beaconsfield School. Parents/caregivers, please make the necessary arrangments to have your child picked up at 10:00 am. Home Learners begin as per their program schedule. 

Although Tuesday September 5th is a short 'day' of school, it is important. If your child is not able to attend school on Tuesday, we ask that you call the school office by 9:00 am and report their absence. Our office number is 604-713-4605.   

On TUESDAY, September 5th, all students in Grades 1-7 who are NEW to Beaconsfield are to report to Room 101, beside the library. New students will be placed with their age appropriate peers until classes are finalized. 

All registered KINDERGARTEN students and their parent/caregiver (s) are to report to Beaconsfield's school gym from 9:00-10:00 am

All students in Grades 2-7 WHO ATTENDED OUR SCHOOL LAST YEAR are to report to their former classrooms (these may change but this is where we ask that they report). All RETURNING GRADE 1s are to report to our SCHOOL LIBRARY.

Wednesday, September 6th will be a full day (9:00 am until 3:00 pm) for students in Grades 1-7. KINDERGARTEN students will begin their gradual entry schedule on Wednesday, September 6th from 9:00-10:30 am. Kindergarten parents please check schedule mailed to your home in early July 2017 for details. The first full day for KINDERGARTEN students is on Wednesday, September 13th. Home Learners resume classes this fall as per Ms. Shannon's calendar/handbook.

See you on Tuesday, September 5th! 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Morden

Principal  


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