5555 Carnarvon Street
Vancouver, BC. V6N 1J2
604 713 5446
Instruction Principal Vice Principal
Sadler Jesse Bemister
November 1, 2018
Kindergarten registration for
children born in 2014 begins on November 1st.
Kindergarten applicants are required to submit an application to their English
catchment elementary school. This includes families who wish to apply for
choice programs (French Immersion, Montessori, etc.) and/or a cross boundary
priority registration period for Kindergarten opens on Thursday November 1st and
closes at 4 pm on Thursdary January 31st. Students
who submit an application within this priority period will be accommodated before
late applicants. Applying for Kindergarten is a 2-Step process:
of an online application form.
supporting documentation, along with your child, to your
neighbourhood English catchment school.
- Proof of residence in Vancouver
- Child’s birth certificate
- Immigration documentation (if applicable)
- Immunization records
- Court Orders/Documents (if applicable)
you want to apply for a Choice program or cross-boundary, you must first
apply to your English catchment elementary school. Applications for Choice
programs and cross boundary placements will begin to be accepted in early 2019.
Thursday, November 8, The Kerrisdale Choir, along with volunteer student
speakers, will be presenting our Remembrance Day observance,Johnny Left/Jeannot droit, a
reflection on the diversity and personal stories of the many servicemen and
women who, since 1914, have committed themselves to the perpetuation of the
Canadian ideals of freedom, justice, compassion and democracy around the globe.
We will present two renditions, the first at 9:00 a.m. and the second at 9:50
a.m., to which all members of the Kerrisdale School community are welcome.
Kerrisdale Choir was originally formed by the music teacher, Mr. Kershaw, in
2010 as a program choir:
its general mission is to prepare and present repertoire specific to Kerrisdale
events and to contexts extending from Kerrisdale School into the greater
community. In the years since its formation the choir has participated in
several Remembrance Day observances and now continues that tradition by
bringing the power of song to enrich the observance’s blend of spoken text and
choir will present a selection of bilingual material including the traditional
works The Vesper
Johnny Comes Marching Home and O, Soldier, Soldier (won’t you marry me?),
along with works by Canadian artists including Paul Anka’s The Longest Day/Le jour plus long,
made popular by francophone chanteur Donald Lautrec, and Loreena McKennitt’s
setting of verses by the Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. Additional lyrics and musical adaptations
to some of this material have been provided by Mr. Kershaw.
student presenters have also been working on reading and speaking with
conviction, rhythm and expression, and on taking on the personae of fictional
service personnel of the Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force and United Nations
Peacekeepers to offer thematic complement to the biographies of actual Canadian
veterans that will be highlighted throughout the observance.
Left/Jeannot droit: a Remembrance Day Observance, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at
9:00 a.m. and 9:50 a.m. in the Kerrisdale Elementary School gymnasium.
are excited to welcome DANCE PLAY to Kerrisdale School. This
dance program will be working with our students from November 5
to November 8 and again from November 13 to November 15,
2018. Our classes will be participating in the DANCEPLAY workshops, which
address the Dance and Health & Physical Education curriculum and encourage
positivity, fun and playfulness. DANCEPLAY is a new physical activity
program that “plays” with dance while promoting positive mental health through
the 3 Rules of PLAY: Be positive. Be fun. Be yourself. Students will learn
simple moves from a variety of styles - Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood,
Lyrical and Jazz/Funk.
are officially in the fall season. We are asking student to come prepared
for the weather. Students will be playing outside during recess and our
lunch break. Amazing imaginative play is occurring outside during our
rainy days. Please ensure that your child has a waterproof jacket and
boots if possible for our rainy Vancouver days.
Council Food Bank Drive
you to Madame Toula, Mr. Kershaw and Mr. Mac for working with our student
council this year. Once again, the student council has decided to do a food
bank drive. Our goal is to beat last year’s fifty-one boxes of
non-perishable food items. We have raised over three hundred and ten
dollars and filled over seven boxes during our during the Halloween Harvest
market, hosted in the gym from 12:20-12:50pm. A big thank you to everyone
who came to support us at the Halloween Harvest, especially to all of those
students who donated despite not being able to participate due to the large
crowds and limited time. At this time we have eighteen boxes so
far. Mme. Cohen’s class is in the lead with three full boxes. Please
continue to donate to this worthy cause.
Wednesday, October 24th, the Kerrisdale junior boys’ soccer team and
five other teams from around Vancouver went to Van Tech High School to play in
the city finals. There were ten players on our team, Peter Ingleson,
Cameron Lee, Nayan Soma, Aaron Gruwel, Dexter Tornquist, Andrew Hall, Zach
Epp,Theo Herter-Brodhurst, Julian Kusumond and Liam Thomas. We played
five games and ended with a 3-0-2 record which put us in second place behind Anne-Herbert
and into the finals. We won the game and took home a two foot trophy and
a plaque that will stay in Kerrisdale forever. The school board has
decided not to have another tournament next year, so there will never be
another winner. Kerrisdale will be forever the winner. By Peter Ingleson
and Cameron Lee
Plus™ Accident Insurance
Vancouver School District is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily
purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance
program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services
Inc. (iA Financial Group).
Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising
from accidental injuries. The program is especially valuable for families
- do not have medical or dental plans,
- have limited plans, as it may help supplement
health and dental benefits, or
- have active children who enjoy sports and
Plus™ Accident Insurance has a selection of plans to suit most budgets.
Benefits include coverage for:
- The full school year (September to September),
24 hours a day, while at home and in school;
- Expenses that are often limited or not covered
by private or group insurance plans, or Provincial Health Insurance Plans,
such as ambulance, physiotherapy, private tutoring, counselling, and much
- Injury-related dental treatment (including
future dental treatment up to age 26);
- Out-of-province or country emergency medical
your address changes during the school year, your Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance
plan is transferable from school to school, anywhere in Canada.
premiums for children are $14.50 or $33.50 per year, depending on the plan
selected. A discount is available for families with 3 or more children.
Adults age 20 to 64 can also be insured for $32.00 per year.
more information or to apply online, please visit kidsplus.ca,
or speak with a Kids Plus™ Client Service Administrator at 1-800-556-7411.
9-Curriculum Implementation Day- School not in Session
12-no school due to Remembrance day
13-Retake photos at 9:00am
are pleased to be sending out the new PAC newsletter today with our newsletter.
is a link to the beautiful and new PAC
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you are there.