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January 10
Gym Sense Gymnastics starts this Friday

Gym Sense Gymnastics is a privately-owned company that provides in-school, after-school, and summer programs in Vancouver. Its mission is to make the sport accessible to all children by providing an affordable program that teaches fundamental skills in an inclusive and safe manner.  A certified instructor will teach the program during gym periods for three weeks while classroom teachers assist and supervise. The program will supplement the school’s existing equipment with box tops, wedge mats, floor mats, balance beams, trestle equipment, bars, parallel bars, and balance boards. The students will rotate through four stations each session.

Thanks to the McBride PAC for funding this oppertunity.

January 08
Ready, Set, Learn for 3 to 5 Year Old Children, starts January 15

​Please see the information sheet under the publications section of our home page to learn more about the Ready, Set, Learn program and how to register.

January 07
Professional Development Day on Wednesday, January 23!

​Wednesday, January 23 is a professional development day at McBride Elementary.  No school for students.

October 22
New Registration Process Starts November 1

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  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 information.


Help is Available


Should you have questions or require assistance with any part of the registration process please contact your catchment school. ​

October 10
Our McBride Scholastic Book Fair was a huge success!  

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 everyone!!!


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 to $8.

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!



Jeff Kit

(Mon to Fri Teacher Librarian & Resource)

McBride Elementary

Vancouver, B.C.​

September 20
Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!


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 more details.


September 14
Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!

Scholastic Book 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

Times: 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 4th 2:00-4:30.


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!​

September 14
Library Update from Mr Kit

Library Update:


Borrowing limits:


Kindergarten - grade K-2:      2 books at a time

                        grade 3:           3 books

                        grade 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.


Book returns:


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.


Book care:


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!


Parent volunteers can call the school at 604-713-4971 to leave contact information, or pop by to see Mr. Kit. Thank-you!



September 11
PAC Meeting September 12 at 6pm in the Library

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.



1.     Motion: Approve May 2018 minutes & agenda

2.     Principal’s report

3.     Budget update from last year

4.     Elections

5.     New Business

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

d.   Fundraising planning/schedule for this year: Halloween dance, movie nights, carnival, walk-a-thon, hot lunch, grant applications

e.   Brainstorming 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.​

September 10
Cross-Country Running Team

​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). 

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