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January 28
Returning Form (Sep 2019)

In order to plan for September 2019, we need to know whether your child/children will be returning to Kerrisdale School for the next school year.

Please return this notice to the classroom teacher by 

Friday February 1, 2019


Returning in Sep 19-20.pdfReturning in Sep 19-20.pdf




December 18
Newsletter December 18, 2018


Director of Instruction         Principal              Vice Principal           School Trustee

Pedro de Silva                 Dawn Sadler         Jesse Bemister           Carmen Cho

   

Newsletter

December 18, 2018

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.


Fall/Winter Weather

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.


Safe Arrival

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:

  • Student first and last name
  • Grade and Division
  • Indicate whether the Absence is AM or PM or All day or the # of days


Early Pickups

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:

  1. Walk to and from school with their parent/ caregiver, friend, or a group of friends.
  2. Avoid talking with adults who are not known to them.
  3. Always 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.


Parking

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 at Kerrisdale.


Volleyball

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

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.


FSA booklets

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.


Movie Night

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. 


Conservation 20

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 support.


Thermal Thursday

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 Science. 


Upcoming Dates:

Sing a long December 21 9:40 and 11:00 am. 

Last day before the break-December 21

First day back-January 7


PAC news:

Please check the following link for the Pac newsletter

 https://mailchi.mp/1df4908853dd/kerrisdale-school-pac-newsletter-196959​


 


December 04
French Immersion Siblings Survey 2019/2020


Vancouver School Boardhas requested us to gather information from families in our French Immersion Program. This information will help to determine the number of spaces available in our Kindergarten classes for the next school year 2019/2020.

Please return to your classroom teacher no later than Friday December 7, 2018.​


FI Siblings Survey.pdfFI Siblings Survey.pdf



 

November 28
How to use Overdrive and Sora - Library
November 21
Scholastic Book Fair - Looking for Volunteers

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Dear Parents,

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving soon.   This Book Fair provides Kerrisdale an opportunity to bring families, teachers, students, and books together while returning a portion of the profit to the school.  (This is how we purchased our ebooks:  first school in Vancouver)!   It’s a good way to raise funds while encouraging our students to read.

We are hoping that you will consider volunteering your time.  We are trying for at least two selling stations in the library, from Monday, Dec 3 to Thursday, December 6st


Our hours will be:

 

Monday, Dec. 3rd

Tuesday Dec. 4th

Wed. Dec. 5th

Thurs. Dec. 6th

8:20 – 10:30

full

2  slots

2 slots

1 spot

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 – 1:00

full

2 slots

 

full

 

 

 

 

 

1:00 – 3:30

 3 slots

3 slots

 

closed


    

 Please email mfarquhars@vsb.bc.ca if would be able to assist with our Book Fair or sign up on the bulletin board outside the library. Any amount of time would be appreciated.

 Books make great presents.  If you would like books to be put aside discreetly, to pick up before the Fair ends, just slip a note to us or tell one of the volunteers at the checkout.  We will set up a Wish List for the teachers where you can purchase books for their classroom. Book plates provided.

 Thank you for your support.  We are lucky to have such a supportive school community.

 

Yours truly,

 

 Michele Farquharson

 Teacher-librarian​




November 20
Kerrisdale Family Movie Night
November 05
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Kerrisdale Elementary

5555 Carnarvon Street

Vancouver, BC. V6N 1J2

604 713 5446

Director of Instruction             Principal                    Vice Principal

Pedro de Silva                    Dawn Sadler                Jesse Bemister

   


Newsletter

November 1, 2018

 

Kindergarten registration for children born in 2014 begins on November 1st.

All 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 placement.

The 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:

Step 1: Completion of an online application form.

Step 2: Bringing supporting documentation, along with your child, to your neighbourhood English catchment school.

Supporting Documents Needed:

  1. Proof of residence in Vancouver
  2. Child’s birth certificate
  3. Immigration documentation (if applicable)
  4. Immunization records
  5. Court Orders/Documents (if applicable)

 

If 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.

 

Remembrance Day

 On 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.

The 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 projected images.

The choir will present a selection of bilingual material including the traditional works The Vesper Hymn, When 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, Hosonna, 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.

Our 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.

Johnny 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.

 

Dance Play program

We 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. 


Fall Weather

We 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.


Student Council Food Bank Drive

Thank 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.


Soccer

On 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

 

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

The 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).

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental injuries.  The program is especially valuable for families who:

  • 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 outdoor activities.

 

Kids 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 more;
  • Injury-related dental treatment (including future dental treatment up to age 26);
  • Out-of-province or country emergency medical expenses.

If your address changes during the school year, your Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance plan is transferable from school to school, anywhere in Canada.

Insurance 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.

For more information or to apply online, please visit kidsplus.ca, or speak with a Kids Plus™ Client Service Administrator at 1-800-556-7411.


Upcoming Dates:

November 8-Remembrance Assembly

November 9-Curriculum Implementation Day- School not in Session

November 12-no school due to Remembrance day

November 13-Retake photos at 9:00am


PAC news

We are pleased to be sending out the new PAC newsletter today with our newsletter.

Here is a link to the beautiful and new PAC newsletter. Go and check it out and sign up for the PAC mailing list while you are there. ​




October 11
Ebooks at Kerrisdale School Library

Now even a better way to read our ebooks at Kerrisdale library!  Watch the screencast and download the app so that it will have seamless transition from device to device. We are so fortunate to be the only school in Vancouver to have ebooks, thanks to your support of our BookFair.


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October 05
SOGI Parent Information Session

Kerridale school and Pac present a SOGI Parent Information Session (English/Mandarin & Cantonese)

 

Date/Location: Tuesday, October 23rd, 7 – 8:30 pm, School Library

 

This session will introduce participants to SOGI Inclusive Education.  Participants will learn about what, why and how this education is incorporated into core curricular activities. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a brief question and answer period following the presentation.  Note: this session will be presented in English with Kanji subtitles and we will have Mandarin & Cantonese translators on site to provide support if needed. 


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October 02
October Newsletter

Kerrisdale Elementary

5555 Carnarvon Street

Vancouver, BC. V6N 1J2

604 713 5446

Director of Instruction                         Principal                                            Vice Principal

Pedro de Silva                                    Dawn Sadler                                      Jesse Bemister

  

Newsletter

October 1, 2018


Thank you for the warm welcome to the Kerrisdale community.  We have already been back at school for a month.  Students are into the routines of their classrooms and engaged in many diverse learning experiences.  Our grade four students have returned from camp. Our intermediate students have been working with Hub cycling, reviewing the importance of bike safety and the Ocean Ambassador program.   Extra-curricular activities such as soccer and cross country have begun. If you have time, please feel free to come out and cheer on our Kerrisdale teams that play on the back fields after school.

Safe Arrival

We continue to ask families to call 604 713-5159 school# 41 to report if your child will be away for the day, please indicate your child’s full name and what division he/she is in.  If your child is late please remind them to go to the office to sign in, before going to class.

Meet the Staff

Thank you to everyone that came to our Meet the Staff evening.  It was great to see so many parents out.  It is important for that best educational experience for your children that home and school work together.  If you have questions, concerns, please contact your child’s teacher.

Orange Shirt Day

On Monday October 1, Kerrisdale celebrated Orange shirt day to remember the victims and survivors of residential schools.  The event was inspired by the story of Phyllis Webstad, who wore a bright orange shirt on her first day attending a B.C. residential school in 1973, but had the shirt stripped from her, never to be seen again. Thank you to Teagan, Noah, Eve and Aija from Div. 15F who lead the orange day section of the assembly.

Goal setting Conferences

Goal setting conferences begin this week.  This is a great way for teachers and families to sit down together to discuss goals for their child(ren).  Teachers have sent out confirmation letters about times to meet, if you have not received a form, please contact your teacher.  A reminder school will dismiss on Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00pm this week.

Reporting

This year Kerrisdale staff will continue to use the pilot report card format to help district reporting practices better align with the redesigned curriculum and the Ministry of Education’s interim student Reporting guidelines. This means parents will receive two written reports, one in January and the second in June, and a minimum of three additional communications/points of progress about student learning to parents throughout the year.  Kerrisdale staff have agreed to provide goal setting information on October 4 and 5 and Student Led Conferences in March.  Each teacher will decide how to report out for the third requirement.  Please talk to your teacher to find out how this point of progress will be communicated.

Terry Fox Run

Thank you to Mr. Macdonald and Ms. Katy and Div. 16F for organizing our Terry Fox Run this year.  Thank you to families for their generous donations, we were able to raise over $5,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Earth Rangers

The Earth Rangers are a group of people that protect endangered animals from man-made or natural disasters such as global warming. They work all across Canada trying to save creatures. Their presentation was absolutely amazing! The way the Earth Rangers put the performance together was beyond most performances we’ve seen. The school loved them the first minute, because they started with a funny video with animals and people dancing. As the presentation went on, the school became more and more interested to the point that nobody in the audience could forget. If you saw any part of the presentation you would already care about endangered animals. They explained in words used clearly enough so that you would understand, because they wanted you to know how bad the threats are to animals, and for you to care.

An animal we heard about was the Red Tegu. They actually brought it in and we got to see it up close! It is an endangered species of lizard that lives in South Africa. Reptiles are nick-named “cold-blooded” animals, and the scientific word for it is Ectotherms. Did you know that Ectotherms can’t control their body temperature? We sweat and shiver when we are hot or cold. Ectoherms can’t! That’s why they are called “cold-blooded” animals. Currently, they are working on saving the white sturgeon, which population has gone down from 8000 to 1000! They have been here for more that 170 million years!

They talked about how global warming is bringing danger to some species of animals, such as the wolverine. Global warming is made from greenhouse gases forming a bubble around the earth and heating it up, making ice melt in the north. What are greenhouse gases? They are gases created by the things we, humans do. Like driving cars. Smoke coming out of factories. It’s called greenhouse gases because it traps the heat inside, like a greenhouse would. A problem to the wolverine is that it stores food in the snow, so it stays cold and doesn’t go bad, and they put their eggs in a hole in the snow they bury. The food goes bad because of the ice melting creating water, and with the babies, the cold water is making the eggs wet and cold so they can’t grow and hatch. They quizzed us at the end too. Kerrisdale students were great, showing off their new knowledge.

We have to work together to stop threats to the earth and animals. Right now, we are the main problem and we are the only ones who can change it too. You can become an Earth Ranger and help save the environment at earthrangers.com.

Thanks for Reading!!

Brandon, Caleb and Terry

Division 6, Grade 5


Ocean Ambassadors

Students from a number of intermediate classes were able to participate in the Ocean Ambassadors program this year.  Students were able to learn how to stand-up paddle, participate in a beach clean-up, discuss the ways ocean plastics impact marine life, and discover ways they can make a difference.

Grade four Camp

Grade four students from Ms. Glover’s, Ms. McRae’s, Ms. Kontos’ Ms. Mercier’s and Mr. Couture’s classes went to Whistler last week on a two-night camping trip.  The group was divided into two groups and went different days.  Mr. Bemister accompanied students to Whistler.  Two students, Connie and Nancy from Div. 8 commented on the trip “We really liked the cooking, we made pasta for dinner.  The Canoeing was great, but the water was freezing when you had to walk through it to get into the canoe.  The rocks were sharp when you were walking to the canoe.  The campfires were great outside, students got to sing and have smores.  The classes made bracelets and made rope out of bark”.  The girls were divided on if the trip was too long or too short, but they are looking forward to another trip in the future.

Hub Cycling

From Sept 13th-Oct 4th grade 6 and 7 students participated in a 4-session Active Travel program at Kerrisdale. HUB Cycling, a regional cycling non-profit organization, was pleased to offer this program and hoped that it was not only an active and enjoyable learning opportunity, but also provided your child with the skills to use active transportation to get to school and around the neighbourhood safely in the future. The program instructors are Bike Right certified and are highly trained to teach safe on-road cycling.  The sessions included the following activities: proper helmet use; an in-class session to teach key traffic laws and how to stay safe; school-ground skills training; and finally, an on-road neighbourhood ride in which the students practiced their cycling skills. For more information about HUB and active transport go to www.bikehub.ca.

 

The Great British Columbia Shake Out

The Great British Columbia Shake Out, is on October 18, at 10:20am.  Kerrisdale will be participating in the drill, an opportunity for our school to practice our Earthquake preparedness skills.  Please talk to your children about the importance of “drop, cover and hold on.” If you feel an earthquake take the following steps, Drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, hold on until the shaking stops, stay there for sixty seconds, giving unstable objects time to settle.  It is important to create an emergency plan for your family so everyone knows what to do in the event of an earthquake.  Build an emergency kit that includes a minimum three-day supply of food and water.

 

 Soccer

Our soccer season has begun.  A big thank you to all of the coaches, Ms. Tam, Mr. Guillaume, Ms. Mehra, and Mr. Bemister,  who have volunteered their time to ensure that we have four Kerrisdale teams. This year we have two senior boys’ teams, a junior boys’ team and a senior girls’ team comprised of junior and senior girls.  If you have time, please visit our back soccer fields to cheer on one of our teams afterschool.

Cross Country

Our Cross-country season has begun.  Cross Country is open to students in grades 2-7.  Thank you to all of the c​oaches, Ms. Dixon, Mme Katy, Mme Cohen, Ms. Grudman, Mme Isabel, and Mme Arielle, that have made this season possible.  Our final meet in on October 18th at Trout Lake. Good luck to all of our runners.

Library Learning Commons Update  

We are so fortunate to be the first school in Vancouver to have ebooks! Thank you for your support of our Scholastic Book Fair that allowed us to purchase our Overdrive books.   There is a screencast that is attached to our newsletter that shows you how to access our collection from home and each class received a very short introduction on how to logon.   Your child will require their seven digit id number, the password is "student".  Up to three books can be borrowed at a time and they will automatically be returned after 14 days.  However, we would appreciate it you return the title through your account, if you are finished with the book before that time, so that other students can borrow it.

 

The role of the teacher-librarian is to collaboratively plan, teach and assess with all teachers, integrating not only curriculum and but also reading-based inquiry and research-based inquiry.  The core  

competencies ensure that we incorporate " the set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media". (https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies)

 

It is exciting to start the year with many units being planned with our talented teachers: Literature circles with ebooks which will examine types of governments and Indigenous land claims, Grade 3/4 are learning the aspects of literature circles and  each group will be involved in learning a different production tool and later teaching it to their peers. Grade two will investigate what it means to be a global citizen, Grade six are using biographies and looking at what it means to be a hero.      All of these units integrate the use of various digital media and once again we are grateful for the PAC's support to have additional technology at our school.

 

Rainy Days

Just a reminder that we are officially in the fall season.  As such we are asking students to come to school prepared for the weather.  Students will be outside unless pouring.  Please ensure that your child has a waterproof jacket and boots if possible for rainy Vancouver days.  For some students we recommend sending an extra set of clothes to keep at school. 

Lost and Found

The mountain of lost materials in our Lost and Found is growing.  Please label your child’s clothes to help us get them back to the proper owner.  Parents, if your child is missing anything, please check the Lost and found during Goal setting conferences.

Upcoming Dates:

October 3rd and 4th Goal Setting Conferences Dismissal 2:00pm

October 8th - Thanksgiving-school not in session

October 10th - Grade five camp leaves for Evans Lake

October 15th - PAC Family Photo night

October 16th – PAC Family Photo night

October 17th - Student Vote in the library

October 18th - Final Cross-Country meet at Trout Lake

October 19th - Provincial Professional Day-school not in session

October 25th - Individual and class photos

October 31st - Happy Halloween

PAC news

* PAC Executive meeting - Wed, Oct 3 9:15-10:30AM. Please keep an eye out for our next General Meeting - parents and guardians welcome to attend.

* PAC newsletter coming soon.

* Lights Up musical theatre after school classes start this Wed.  Oct 3 after school.  There is still space available so please sign up.

* Family Photo Night is returning to Kerrisdale Elementary Oct 15 & 16.  Book your spot online before Oct 5. 





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