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February 16
IMPORTANT Traffic Alert

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 Kerrisdale has an opportunity to increase our healthy living goals by walking 5 minutes. Research tells us that walking 5 minutes before school helps to increase students’ ability to be alert and ready to learn.

Important Traffic Alert

The City of Vancouver will be replacing sewers on 39th between Carnarvon and Mackenzie. 39th will be completely closed starting on Tuesday, Feb. 20th.  This is our opportunity to implement “Drive to Five.”  Please park on 41st, 38th, 37th or 36th and then walk 5 minutes to the school.

The City engineers also have suggested that students not walk down 39th while it is closed. Students walking should use 38th or 41st.


In order to keep the traffic flowing on 39th west of the school please do not park on the south side of the street. This is a drop off zone only. Please drop your child and keep moving. This will really help to minimize that congestion on 39th.


There will be a flag person on the corner of 39th and Carnarvon who will help with the flow of traffic. In order to minimize the impact of the construction we would hope that everyone will take 5 minutes in the morning to walk in from 41st,38th,37th or 36th.         


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Please take a look at the map!

February 07
School Goal 2017/2108 is Resilience

Dear Parents,

As you are aware the School Goal for 2017-18 is Resilience. Teachers are working in their classes to talk about what it means to be resilient. Our counselor, Ms Yee is also working in classes as well. We have created a document teachers can access that provides vocabulary both in French and English, see below.

In order to support this school-wide goal Mr. Bemister and I are in the process of going to each class to do a presentation on Resilience and what it means. We are using the following short video as a starting point for discussion. We are quite impressed with the students’ ability to recognize the kinds of qualities that help to promote resilience, such as courage, confidence, flexibility, optimism, persistance, determination, perseverance, etc.

We hope that you will take a minute to check out this video and have a discussion at home about what it takes to have “GRIT”.

Common language for teachers to use when teaching/talking about Resiliency.

​Resilience cycle

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January 09
Understanding Child Anxiety

Thursday January 18, 2018

6:30pm to 8:30pm 

General Gordon School Libray

Poster Anxiety talk .pdfPoster Anxiety talk .pdf

January 08
Introduction to Multicultural Victim Services Program

When: Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 9:30am

Where: Kerrisdale Community Centre

VSB SWIS KCC MOSAIC wksh 20180116.pdfVSB SWIS KCC MOSAIC wksh 20180116.pdf

January 08
French Immersion kindergarten placement for 2018-2019 school year

For those families interested in applying for a French Immersion kindergarten placement for 2018-2019 school year only, please be advised that the District has removed Priority Registration Zones (French Immersion catchments).  

This means that parents can choose to apply to any of the 13 VSB elementary schools offering French Immersion (maximum 3 choices per student). Applications are made online.​

December 06
Parent Education and Support Series

Parent Education and Supoprt Series​: Working with your school team.

A Six-Part Series for families with children on the autism spectrum


Parent Education Flyer-scanned.pdfParent Education Flyer-scanned.pdf

December 05
Newsletter from the Principal
November 30
Grade 7's

Dear Parents of Grade 7 students applying for Mini- Schools,

Over 60 VSB elementary schools have decided to participate in the CSL reporting pilot this year.  In this pilot, a written progress report is not required to be distributed until the end of January, 2018 and the report itself will not contain letter grades.  This later distribution date will have an impact on some students’ ability to provide a December report card along with their applications for mini-school.  This will not affect a student’s chance of being accepted to any mini-school program.  There are other forms of assessment information that can accompany the application, including a copy of the Grade 6 report as well as the results of the district mini school test.


November 24
VSB Trustees letter
November 24
Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday November 27th and runs through Thursday November 30th 

Monday November 27 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Tuesday November 28 from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Wednesday November 29 from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Thursday November 30 from 8:30am to 2:30pm

Whatever amount we sell at the Fair, we receive 60% back in book purchasing power, which enables us to add new titles to our collection.  

We greatly appreciate your support and hope you will look up 2017 featured books at the website of Scholastic Book Fairs ( ). ​

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