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September 24
This Week At Emily Carr  September 24 - 28 - Message from PAC

Week at a Glance 

Mon -  


Tue - 

X-Cross Country Practice @ 8:30am, gym

Last day to order hot lunch for fall/winter term

Wed - 

X-Country Mini Meet @ 3:30-4:45pm, Douglas Park East Field

Welcome Back BBQ @ 5-7pm, undercover area outside music room

Thu - 

X-Country Practice @8:30am, gym

Fri - 

Fitness Fridays @ 8:20am, gym

Pizza Day for those who ordered

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

The last day to order hot lunch is Tuesday, September 25th. If you would like to order hot lunch for your child for the fall/winter term, please click the link below to login or register (new users). Please note ordering has been simplified this year! Instead of ordering by each individual date, we will be ordering by menu (only 4 menus for this term). There is an option to opt out of specific dates if you know in advance that your child(ren) will be away. There will be another round of ordering in January. Please note, hot lunch ordering is not mandatory. If you have any questions regarding ordering, please email us at

Our lunch dates are on the following Fridays:

Sep 28 - Pizza

Oct 5 - Hot Dog

Oct 12 - Sushi

Oct 26 - Pizza

Nov 2 - Sushi

Nov 16 - Hot Dog

Nov 23 - Freshii

Nov 30 - Sushi

Dec 7 - Pizza

Dec 14 - Hot Dog

We have pizza day this Friday for students who have ordered through Munch a Lunch. In order to have these delicious pizzas delivered to the students we need a few parent volunteers to help out for 1 hour (around 11:15/11:30 to 12:15). Pizzas get delivered to the music room and parents sort out which orders go to each class. No experience needed. Come meet in the music room (right next to the school office) day of, or email Krista if you would like to volunteer at

Parent Class Reps –Divisions 2,5,7-12

Are you interested in being the parent rep for your child’s class?   We are still looking for class reps for divisions 2,5,7-12.  Our class reps are the liaison between the school/PAC and families, they help organize class gifts & theme baskets for Fun Fair; our class reps are asked to attend 2 PAC meetings during the year. If you are interested, please contact Christine -


Div 2

Mr. Wong


Div 5

Mr. Ahn/Ms. Murch


Div 7

Ms. Driver


Div 8

Mr. Boitard


Div 9

Mr. Hartman


Div 10

Ms. Nakashima


Div 11

Ms. Tse


Div 12

Mr. Ratzlaff


Welcome Back Potluck - Wednesday, September 26 5-7pm

Our annual welcome back potluck will be this coming Wednesday, 5-7pm at school outside the music room. Come join us in welcoming students, families and staff back to Emily Carr. Hot dogs and corn will be served by PAC. Please bring a dish (appetizer/dessert) to share! In an effort to support our zero waste challenge, we encourage families to bring their own reusable cups, dishes and cutlery to the event. Disposable cutlery, plates & cups will be available, and there will be separated waste bins for your convenience. We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help out at the event, if you have some time to spare before, during or after the event, please email us at!! Thank you, this event wouldn't be possible without all of our families!! This event is rain or shine!

Terry Fox Run - Friday, September 28
Thank you to everyone who has brought in "A Toonie for Terry!" We invite you to help us in continuing our support to the Terry Fox Foundation by sponsoring our school in the link below and an electronic tax receipt will be provided:

1pm warm up at Carr, and then will proceed to Douglas Park. Families are invited to come cheer and donate to a worthy cause! If you are able to assist, the school is looking for 2 parent volunteers on the day of this event to help watch the entrance to the Douglas Park Community Centre parking lot while the students are running. Please see Mr.English or Mrs.Terretta if you are able to help. 

Library volunteers needed!
We need volunteers to help students check out books, check in and shelve books, and generally help make the school library a welcoming place.  Younger siblings of our students are welcome to accompany their parents -- it can be a great way to introduce your preschooler to the Carr community.  Email Lisa Buckley at if you would like to volunteer.

Scholastic Book Fair
A great opportunity to purchase books from hundreds of choices at excellent prices.  All funds go to support the Carr Library.
* Carr students can enter to win $25 worth of books for themselves and $25 worth of books for their classroom
* Families can make donations to their classroom by purchasing books from teacher’s wish list
* Families can honour children’s birthdays by purchasing books for the library
* A book plate will be placed in all gift books purchased for the school to note your generosity

Volunteers are needed:
Oct 5th: 1:30-3:00pm for set up
Oct 9th: 3:00-3:30pm for cash desk
Oct 10th: 2:00-6:30pm for cash desk
Oct 11th: 2:00-5:00pm for cash desk

Please send an email to Cindy at if you can take a shift.

Have you recently bought a new fridge and looking to get rid of the old one? Carr is looking to replace their 2 very old fridges in the lunchroom and would love to take one off your hands. These fridges are well used for hot lunch prep and events such as the Welcome Back Potluck & Fun Fair. Please email us at if you have one you'd like to donate.



The return of . . . . CHESS with Toni Deline   (Grades 1 to 7)

Learn ‘all the right moves’ with Candidate Master Toni Deline. No experience needed. Toni will begin with the basics, for those who need them, while others develop their chess skills by playing in pairs, and with the expert himself.  Laptops and tablets chock full of chess programs are also available for student use. Take your game to a new level!


Classes led by: Candidate Master, certified National Tournament Director, former Vancouver Chess Team captain, past-President BC Chess Federation, and former World Marathon Chess Champion Toni Deline has taught several British Columbia elementary school champions including both the 2014 Grade One Champion and First Place Runner-Up.


Each session includes four month Gold membership at (VALUE $25USD)



Wednesdays 12:15 – 12:55 Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 (11 Classes)

Thursdays     12:15 – 12:55 Oct. 4 to Dec. 13 (11 Classes)

Class held in Ms. Nakashima’s room on Wednesdays and Mr. English’s room on Thursdays.  Grades and days will be announced

Fee: $88/11 sessions.





Includes tournament with real trophies for grade champions, medals for all other participants and a year end party with snacks for all.


Wednesdays 12:15 – 12:55 Jan. 9 to March 6, 2019 (9 Classes)

Thursdays       12:15 – 12:55 Jan. 10 to March 7, 2019 (9 Classes)

Fee: $72/9 sessions.


Wednesdays 12:15 – 12:55 April 3 to June 12, 2019 (11 Classes)

Thursdays      12:15 – 12:55 April 4 to June 13, 2019 (11 Classes)

Fee: $88/11 sessions.


Save $20 and ensure a spot by registering now for all three terms --   $228  (31 classes)

Any questions contact Toni Deline @ 604-375-9294 or

Emily Carr PAC has partnered with the online grocery store - head over to to get started! SPUD will donate 25% back from every fundraising produce box purchased - these premade boxes are easy to buy and come with an extra discount.  You can also purchase a variety of other natural and organic groceries from with free home delivery! If you pay with SPUD gift cards from, a 10% donation will be made from the purchase of any item on our website. SPUD has high sourcing standards with an emphasis on local and organic and offers a 100% guarantee on all purchases. Spud delivers to both home and offices!

Orders need to be made through the link and enter FUNDRAISING in the promo code box. Please then specify EMILY CARR PAC in the drop down box! We've attached a screenshot of what the checkout page looks like for reference.​

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