Director of Instruction Principal Vice
Principal School Trustee
Pedro de Silva Dawn
Bemister Carmen Cho
It has been a very busy
first term at Kerrisdale. Students have experienced a variety of
different learning opportunities. This term, Dance Play, was a huge success
with students and staff. This was an opportunity for students to work together
to create different types of dance. We have had a number of performances
visit our school, from Earth Rangers to a recycling-focused performance.
Kerrisdale has participated in a number of extra-curricular sports throughout
the term. We have had a number of camping trips already, as well as many
field trips. We have experienced performances by students at Remembrance day
and Orange shirt day. We have experienced the power of giving at
Kerrisdale, through our food bank campaign, Terry Fox Run and the Holiday
Winter Charitable Sale. We have also had spirit events, organized by the
student council to bring our community closer. As we conclude the end of
this term, the staff would like to wish you and your families a safe and healthy
break. We look forward to working with your children next term.
We are officially in the
fall season, getting closer to the winter season. Therefore, we are asking
students to come prepared for all of the weather we will be experiencing.
Students will be playing outside during recess and our lunch break.
Please ensure that your child has a waterproof jacket and boots if possible for
our rainy Vancouver days.
To report an absence,
please call 604 713 5159 school #41 prior to 9
am on the
first day of the absence. Please call and leave a message for all
late arrivals, absences and vacations.
If you tell the
teacher, remember to also call the safe arrival line.
The following information
should be included in your message:
first and last name
whether the Absence is AM or PM or All day or the # of days
If you need to pick your
child up early from school, please come to the office to sign your child out of
the school. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Dropping off forgotten items
Parents, please visit the
office to drop off forgotten homework or lunches. This way we do not
interrupt teaching time. We can deliver things to the class at a
convenient time. Thank you for your consideration.
Talking to your child about safety.
In speaking with your
children about personal safety the following key reminders are suggested:
to and from school with their parent/ caregiver, friend, or a group
talking with adults who are not known to them.
tell a trusted adult, such as a parent or member of the school staff,
about any unusual or suspicious activities.
Parents wishing further
resources or information can visit Canadian
Center for Child Protection.
Please note the city of
Vancouver has contacted us to let us know that they will be sending parking
enforcement officers to the school this week. Please remember to follow
the posted signs around the school for parking restrictions. Please do
not block intersections, lanes or crosswalks when dropping or picking your
child up for school. Please remember we are part of the larger Kerrisdale
community, please respect our neighbours by not blocking garages with parked
cars. Please remind your children to walk to the corner and cross at the
crosswalk when crossing the street to get to school.
Student Council Food Bank Drive and Pajama Day
We would like to once again
thank the student council for their commitment to the Food Bank Drive this
year. We were able to collect 39 boxes of food and $300 in
donations. The food bank actually quotes we donated 869 pounds of
food. Thank you again to the student council for organizing pajama
day. It was wonderful to see so many students participating in the day
and sharing their favorite stuffies with one another. It was a very relaxed day
Congratulations to the
Kerrisdale Volleyball teams for a great season. It was incredible seeing
Kerrisdale spirit in action, both on the court and at practice. A huge
thank you to Ms. Dixon, Mme. Katy, Ms. Mehra, Mr. Couture, Ms. Tam, Mme. Peddle
and Ms. Kuah for coaching and organizing our teams.
Basketball will be starting
right after the break. Notices to participate on a team have gone out and
are due back Dec. 20th. If your child would like to join a
team, please make sure that they have a signed consent. A big thank you
to the teachers that have agreed to sponsor a team.
Lost and Found
It is that time again, the
end of the first term, and as such our lost and found is spilling over with
unclaimed items. If your child has lost a jacket, sweatshirt, shoes, etc.
please have them visit the table outside the office all this week.
Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the week.
If your child participated
in The Foundation Skills Assessment, booklets will be sent home this week with
students in grade four and grade seven. Please contact the office if your
child does not bring a booklet home. Thank you.
Scholastic Book Fair
A big thank you to Madame F
for all of her work on the scholastic book fair. Thank you to all of the
students and parents that supported Kerrisdale’s scholastic book fair this
year. It was great listening to all the students excitedly speaking about
great books and authors. Thank you to all of the parents that volunteered
their time to support this school initiative.
Winter Holiday Charitable Sale
Thank you to the Pac and
the many, many parent volunteers that volunteered to support this great event
to support the Empty stocking fund. Thank you to everyone for donating
items to for the sale. The sale raised over $3000.00 for the Empty
Stocking Fund. Thank you to the Kerrisdale community for your
generosity. A truly memorable event.
We would like to thank the
Pac for organizing a movie night for our community on November 27, 2018.
It was wonderful to see so many families sharing time together.
In October, a major natural
gas pipeline near Prince George ruptured. The pipeline remains in partial
service and supplies to the Lower Mainland will be limited throughout this
winter. B.C. residents and businesses are being asked to conserve natural
gas. To do this the Vancouver school district is tightening our heating
schedules to focus on the core teaching hours and reducing non-essential usage.
We are aiming to keep all school thermostats at 20 c to help reduce natural gas
use. We are asking families to whenever possible to keep thermostats at
home at 20c, try to keep heat in, by closing windows and doors, and reducing
drafts. Bundle up, and wear a sweater. Thank you for your
Thank you to the student
council that has organized Thermal Thursday, for December 20. This is a
way to support Conservation 20 and celebrate the season with festive sweaters
and festive accessories.
What’s happening in Div. 15
Each year, MACC student
from Tecumseh, Olser and Kerrisdale Elementary spend two months on a science
project, under the categories of a study, an experiment, or an
innovation. All of the hard work that the students have committed
themselves to is shared in a MACC-wide science fair. During this time,
each student can share their ideas and findings. The best of these
projects are sent to Langara, where students compete in a district science fair
and have a chance to progress all the way to the national competition. If
students wish to continue their science fair, they can also present at the
Vancouver Science Celebration, hosted by Science World at Telus World of
Sing a long December 21
9:40 and 11:00 am.
Last day before the
First day back-January 7
Please check the following
link for the Pac newsletter