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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). 

September 07
Important Safe Arrival Information


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 unnecessary searches.

Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!


Bruce Adams



Sir Richard McBride​

August 30
School Starts Tuesday, September 4th!

Welcome Back!

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 year’s classroom.

·       New students will go to the library and will be put into temporary classes where they will be placed with age appropriate students.

Wednesday, September 5th will be a full day so remember to bring a lunch!

See you on Tuesday.​

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.​

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