New Registration Process
With the opening of school registration
for the 2019-20 school year on November 1st, the VSB will be
implementing a new online registration service for parents. The
registration process will have two steps:
Step 1: Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca Print out the completed registration form.
Step 2: Bring the completed registration form along
with the required documents to your catchment school.
Note: the registration process is
not complete until you have competed both steps in the process.
Visit the Student Registration Page on the Vancouver School Board website for more
Help is Available
Should you have questions or
require assistance with any part of the registration process please contact
your catchment school.
Our McBride Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!
Thanks to the hard work & tireless efforts of our student, staff,
& parent volunteers, and the support of our school community, we managed to
sell over $5,000 in books and related items. Our library receives a percentage
of these sales to purchase new books and library resources. Thank-you
Out of our many wonderful Gr 7
student volunteers, the following won some new books:
Isaac L, Gabriel L, Mary D, Justin C, Emma A. each won a book worth up
Tisa C won books worth up to $15.
Our grand prize draw winners
were Charlotte D. (Div 6) and Daichi S. (Div 13) who each won $50 in books ($25
for themselves + $25 for their classrooms). Congratulations!
(Mon to Fri Teacher Librarian & Resource)
If you have just two to three
hours a week during the school day to volunteer your time you can help our One to One reading program at McBride. The work is rewarding! No experience is required, just a desire to
share your love of reading with a child.
Volunteers receive initial training and ongoing support. All you have to do is take a training session
and complete a free Criminal Record Check on-line and then you can take part in
this program. Please see Ms. Friesen for
Fair Coming Soon!
The Scholastic Book Fair is the biggest
fundraiser of the year for our school library. It's an opportunity for families
and students to see, touch, and purchase brand new books from a variety of
interests and reading levels, and support our library at the same time!
The Book Fair can be an exciting time:
Leading up to the Book Fair, please speak
to your kids about making responsible purchasing decisions, and please don’t
send them to school with large amounts of money. It’s also fun to just browse!
Book Fair sales dates: Tuesday, October 2nd to Thursday, October 4th
8:30am to 8:55am & afterschool to ~3:45pm
During the parent/teacher conferences the
Book Fair will have extended after school hours:
Wed Oct 3rd 2:00-6:00, Thurs Oct
Book preview flyers will be sent home a few
days prior to the Book Fair. Make sure to complete, cut-out, & hand-in the raffle
ticket on the back for a chance to win $50 worth of books: $25 for your child
+ $25 worth for your child's classroom. Prizes will be awarded on Friday, Oct 5th.
Grade 7 students interested in helping at
the Book Fair have an opportunity to sign up.
Thank-you for your support at this fundraising
event, see you there!
Kindergarten - grade K-2: 2 books at a time
3: 3 books
4-7: 4 or more books depending on
project related needs
Off timetable book exchange is 3:00-3:20 Monday to Friday, in addition to classroom scheduled
book exchange times.
Students can return books to the library
Monday-Friday, anytime. If I’m not there, they can come in and drop off their
books on the front counter or in the book tub on the front counter.
The Kindergarten students are encouraged to
use the special book bags they were provided with.
Older grades are encouraged to keep a
large, sturdy, clean, dry plastic bag in their backpack so they can transport
their books to & from school while keeping the books away from snacks,
rain, and spilled liquids.
During orientation, students are taught to
be responsible for the books they borrow under their name, and for keeping the
books in good condition. Students shouldn’t be trading checked-out books with
each other, and after the first year or two, should develop the habit of
personally returning their own books to the library
Parent volunteers needed for our library!
If any parents are interested in helping
shelve books a couple times a month, please contact or pop by and see Mr.Kit. No
need to commit to any sort of fixed schedule. Any help is much appreciated!
volunteers can call the school at 604-713-4971 to leave contact information, or
pop by to see Mr. Kit. Thank-you!
This is a reminder that we have a PAC meeting on
September 12 at 6 p.m. in the library. We will be electing the new
executive and setting priorities for the year. Childminding will be provided in
an adjacent room. We'd love to see you there.
Approve May 2018 minutes & agenda
update from last year
a. VPS Performing
Stars proposal (presentation from Ms. Wong and VPS at 7 pm)
b. Update on
motions from 2018-05 meeting (freezer/Grade 6 camp/rental etc.)
c. Parents' night out
planning/schedule for this year: Halloween dance, movie nights, carnival,
walk-a-thon, hot lunch, grant applications
projects for 2018/19: Mural project, Home alone/babysitting
course, teacher wishlist/class budgets, sensory garden, Saleema Noon, Hip-hop,
and other ideas raised by parents.
Training for this year's x-country starts Tudesday, September 11th at 8:30. It is for all grade 3-7 students who like a physical challange. Meet in the gym with your runners (rain or shine).
Important Safe Arrival Information
Reporting Student Absences:
Student safety is of paramount importance at the
Vancouver School District. Ensuring
student safety is a shared responsibility.
In order to assist schools, we ask parents to notify schools of student
absences. If your child will be absent from school, please phone the school to
report this absence as early as possible. Parents should leave a message on a
dedicated answering service by calling 604-713-5159, School PIN 51. Messages will be received before the office is open. School offices
are busy places: consistently notifying the school in advance of your child’s
absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe
Arrival Morning Routine.
To Report Your Childs Absence – Please call 604-713-5159, School Pin 51
prior to 9 am on the first day of the absence.
Please leave the following information:
First and last name of your child – spell last name
Grade and division number (if know)
The reason for the absence
The date of absence and the length of absence if
your child will be away for more than one day.
Student Sign out Procedure
When you pick up your child during the school day,
please ensure that you sign them out at the school office. If you do not sign
out your child, they will be unaccounted for, and the school will identify your
child as a ‘missing’ student and will commence a search of school grounds. If
the school staff do not locate the child, and are unable to reach a parent
promptly, the school will call the Vancouver Police Department. Therefore,
clear communication is essential for ensuring the safety of your child and to prevent
Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!
Sir Richard McBride
Hope you had a great summer everyone. Remember, school starts this coming Tuesday,
September 4th at 9am. The
first day is a short one hour day with dismissal at 10 am.
All returning students return to their last
New students will go to the library and will be
put into temporary classes where they will be placed with age appropriate
Wednesday, September 5th will be a full day so
remember to bring a lunch!
See you on Tuesday.
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.