Dear Parents and Guardians
The Big One @ 2pm on May 3
The school took part in the district-wide Big One Earthquake Drill on May 3. Our students and staff all did the “drop and cover” for 60 seconds and then checked the area before safely exiting and meeting at the marshalling area on the field. The students were very well behaved and cooperative during the drill. We had to stay on the field until all Vancouver schools checked in and gave their report. It went in alphabetical order, so Tillicum had to wait for a while! Once reported that all students and staffed were accounted for, were safe, and no further assistance was needed, we were cleared to return to the building. The staff took notes of any items needed or areas of attention to be addressed. Overall, it was a successful drill.
Portable Planetarium on May 8
We had a lovely visit from the Planetarium today, and each division had the opportunity to go inside a large balloon and see the Polaris: Digital Portable Planetarium that was set up in our gym all day. It was 23 x 23 x 12.5 feet! With our tour guide, Peter, students were able to stand on Mars and look up at the galaxy, see the constellations, and then find their way back to Earth through the Milky Way.
Van Gogh Arts Umbrella, May 7-9
Monday through to Wednesday this week each class will be participating in an arts program put on by the amazing “Arts Umbrella” program.
Dance with Georgia on May 9
Our dance program continues all day every Wednesday, and our big dance performance will be on June 6. We hope you can join to see what our students have learned this year.
Thursday, May 10 is a busy day!
· 8:15 AM – Track and Field practise at Tillicum
· 11:30-1:30 – PAC’s Staff Appreciation Lunch
· 6:15 PM – PAC Meeting at Tillicum School
Friday, May 11
· It’s Gardening Day – so remember to dress for the weather (a hat would be great if it’s sunny out!
· 9:30 AM Kindergarten Dental Screening
· 3:00 PM PAC Fundraiser hanging baskets pickup in the open area
· 3:00-6:00 PM Hastings Spring Fair – see attached flyer
· May 17, Thursday – Sports Day!
· May 18, Friday – Schools are closed,
· May 21, Monday – Victoria Day Holiday