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May 23
Sports Day

Sports Day 2018

Friday, May 25th

Please join us this coming Friday for our annual Sports Day Celebration.  We will be beginng at approximately 10 am on in the courtyard with a 10 minute warmup and then proceed directly to the events.  Lunch will be from approximately 12:30 to 1:20.  The afternoon will continue with our traditional sprints and tug-o-war events. 

Hope to see you there.​

April 03
McBride After-School Programs Spring 2018

​For information regarding After-School Programs that will run from April 20 to June 8, please refer to the pdf in the documents section on the main page.  Registration is on Tuesday, April 10.

April 03
Joint Letter from Superintendent and Board Chairperson

April 3rd, 2018 


Dear Parents and Guardians: 

Now that we are into the home stretch of the school year, we wanted to reach out to families in the Vancouver School District to provide an update on some of the events, opportunities and activities that trustees, and district staff have been involved in.    

The Board of Trustees, supported by staff, continues to align their work with the VSB’s Strategic Plan 2021, with the vision to ‘inspire student success by providing an innovative, caring and responsive learning environment’.  For those of you wanting to look more closely at the Plan, and to see the five guiding principles and four goal areas, it can be found by clicking on or visiting this link: 

Collaboration, our first guiding principle, has led trustees and district staff to work on creating, maintaining and valuing strong relationships and ensuring there is transparent and open communication.  One example is our dinner meeting with representatives from the VSB stakeholder groups (students, parents, union representatives, administrators, teachers and support staff) that enabled trustees and senior staff to hear both what is working well in our district and where improvements can be made.    

We continue to value the voice of our VSB students.  Whether it is celebrating successes, hearing about our students’ passionate endeavors, visiting their performances, games and fairs, or listening to them talk about what matters most; we feel we have a great deal to appreciate and celebrate!   

As much as we have been listening to those within our district, we have also actively engaged with external partners.  We have been working closely with the City of Vancouver, have met with our local MLAs and engaged with the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming.  Trustees and staff have also taken the time to recognize and value many of individuals, groups and organizations in our community that provide additional support to our students.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community members as together we will make positive differences in the lives of the students we serve. 

In working with our VSB stakeholders we understand the frustration of students, parents and employees brought about by the difficulty in recruiting sufficient teachers, teachers on call and support staff.  We continue to work collaboratively with our employee groups to resolve this situation and are currently examining the recently released Minister's Task Force Report on the Immediate Recruitment and  Retention Challenges and the Federal Budget support for the Action Plan for Official Languages, with a targeted component to address the critical shortage for French teachers across Canada.   

We hope you had a wonderful spring break and wish all of students the very best for the remainder of the year.   



Janet Fraser      Suzanne Hoffman Board Chairperson     Superintendent of Schools School District #39 (Vancouver)    School District #39 (Vancouver) 

February 26
Primary Classes Attend Symphony

All of the primary classes at McBride are going to the Vancouver Symphony on Wednesday, February 28th! If you have not returned your field trip form to your child’s classroom teacher, please do so as soon as possible.

Through the organization Art Starts, we were very lucky to receive funding from Mr. Cherniavsky’s Mr. Music Fund, which subsidized a great portion of the ticket price for each student! We greatly appreciate their generosity! Mr. Cherniavsky was a renowned Vancouver pianist who wanted to provide concert opportunities for Vancouver children. You can read more about this extraordinary Vancouver musician here:

In preparing for the concert, we have been listening to some of the music that the students will hear at the concert. The concert features the set of character pieces entitled “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens. In addition, we will be listening to “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky and “The Imperial March” from Star Wars by John Williams, “Sabre Dance” by Khachaturian and the “Finale” from Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.

Please ensure your child dresses warmly and has a substantive breakfast on the day of the concert. Students will also be given time to eat their snack/lunch before the bus leaves at 10:40 and again upon return to the school. Please note: no food or water bottles are allowed on the bus or in the Orpheum.​

February 15
Hip Hop at McBride

Thanks to the generous support from our school’s PAC, starting on Monday Feb. 26 and for the next 2 weeks, the students at McBride will once again have the fantastic opportunity to learn how to hip hop with instructor, Jhaymee Hizon. 

A celebration of learning is scheduled for the afternoon of Fri. March 9 with the primary grades (Div. 9 to 16) dancing at 1:00 pm and the intermediates (Div. 1 to 8) at 2:00 pm.

Hope to see you there.

January 15
Red Cross Babysitting Course, February 19th

Red Cross Babysitting Course

So you want to be a babysitter? Or, your parents want you to take this course so they feel confident leaving you at home alone? Babysitting with First Aid Hero emphasizes learning through real life scenarios. information covered includes: Exploring the business of babysitting, creating safe environments, safely caring for ages 0-12, and first aid skills.


Red Cross Babysitting Course

McBride, Feb.19, 2018, 8:30-3:30                        

Grade 6+    

$60 + GST registration in school with teacher or office​

January 09
Ready, Set, Learn for 3 to 5 Year Old Children, starts January 16

Please see the attached Ready, Set, Learn information sheet in the documents section below

December 08
Winter Concert

​                                                    MCBRIDE WINTER CONCERT

Wednesday December 13, 2017

    At 5:00 pm  (DOORS OPEN AT 4:45)Primary Students

At 6:00 (DOORS OPEN AT 5:45)pm intermediate students

In the gymnasium


Every family will receive 2 tickets to attend.

The oldest child of every family will bring

two tickets home on Thursday December 7th.

If you have children in primary and intermediate

classes you will get 2 tickets for each performance.


If you don’t need the tickets, please ask your child to return the tickets to the office.

November 08
No school for students on Friday, November 10th and Monday, November 13th

​There will be no school for students on Friday, November 10th and Monday, November 13th.  Friday, November 10th is a professional day and Monday, November 13th is the Remembrance Day holiday.  See you back on Tuesday.

September 22
Latest Update on Flood Repairs

Hello Everyone,

Here is the latest update from the VSB regarding the repairs to McBride Elementary following the flood last Friday.

There key points are,

Vancouver School Board is working with a leading building restoration company to repair the damage to McBride Elementary caused by flooding resulting from a sprinkler failure.

The district expects the one classroom affected will reopen early next week, with work to finish the remaining areas, including the library, completed over the next few weeks.

Restoration work is only taking place outside of school hours.

During school hours, affected areas of the school are sealed off from students and staff.

The building restoration company are testing materials they are removing from the site and they will use the services of a company specializing in the removal of hazardous material if they find any.

VSB and its contractors are following all legal requirements to protect the safety of students, school staff and their own workers.

We ask the school community to support the restoration efforts by staying away from sealed off areas of the building.

We will provide further updates as the work progresses.

Please call the school if you have anymore questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.


Bruce Adams


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