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Tillicum Information and Events - February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

Tillicum Families:

 

I hope you all enjoyed a restful family day this past weekend; it is always important to spend time with and give appreciation to those we love. 

 

This week we had our 7th annual Camp Read A Lot. It was great to see all the families who participated, which was a fun night for all who attended. 

 

The Stream of Dreams was a huge success, and if you haven’t seen it, please take the time to look at the fence along Nanaimo Street. The students did amazing job creating a beautiful piece of public art, while learning to be better stewards of our earth.  Krystal, Paul and Cass from Stream of Dreamswere great facilitators and made the work fun and easy.  A big thank you goes out to the volunteers Angela, Garry, Jackie, John, Patrick, Kim, Chris, Merit and Amanda for their hard work and time installing the Stream of Dreams - Fish on Fences mural on Thursday morning. Volunteers were rewarded wish delicious treats courtesy of Black Rook Bakehouse  and hot coffee courtesy of Starbucks.  

 

There was a great response to the PAC’s request for volunteers and the number of workers was easily filled. Thank you to all that offered to help but weren’t called upon for this project.  The PAC looks forward to the opportunity to volunteer together at future events such as: Fertilizer Fundraiser, Purdy’s Spring Chocolate (sorting), Sports Day Concession and the Walkathon

 

Next week, we will once again recognize the achievements our students at our Monday Student of the Month assembly. Also, next week is Rainbow Week, when teachers will be focusing on different aspects of respect and diversity with their students.  During this week students will also participate in various  Pink Shirt Day  activities in their classes on Wednesday, helping to teach our students to be more empathic and accepting of the differences in us all. For Rainbow Week we encourage students to wear:

 

Red and/or Orange on Monday

Yellow and/or Green on Tuesday

Pink on Wednesday

Blue and/or Purple on Thursday

Rainbow Colours on Friday

 

We hope all will participate!

 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“Books serve to show a [person] that those original thoughts of [theirs] aren’t very new after all.” 

– Abraham Lincoln


Events Coming Up at Tillicum

 

Monday - Friday, February 25 – March 1, 2019

  • Rainbow Week:
    • Red and/or Orange on Monday
    • Yellow and/or Green on Tuesday
    • Pink on Wednesday
    • Blue and/or Purple on Thursday
    • Rainbow Colours on Friday

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

  • Books for Me!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

  • Jacy Essombe  Music Workshop for students (Rescheduled from snow day)

Monday, March 16, 2019 – March 31, 2019

  • Spring Break – Back to School on Monday,  April 1, 2019…. No Joke!

 

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENTS FORMS ASAP

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

Please note, the back to school return arrival time for the Roots and Shoots performance on March 12th, 2019 has been changed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm. Students will arrive back at school at approximately noon where they will have lunch and the day will continue as normal, and students will be dismissed as always at 3:00pm.

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In the event of inclement weather (snow) please check our school website, the Vancouver School Board website or the list below for information on school closures after 6:00am.

                   • CKNW (980 AM) 

                   • CBC (690 AM, 105.7 FM) 

                   • CJVB (1470 AM) 

                   • CFHG (96.1 FM) 

                  • CKWX (1130 AM) 

                  • BCTV/Global (Cable channel 11)

                  • CITY TV (Cable channel 13)​

February 20
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February 14
Tillicum Information and Events - February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Tillicum Families:

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

The past week was busy! Aside from the craziness of the weather, and the snow day, staff and students were still able to pack in some amazing experiences. We worked with renowned musical artist Jacky Essombe on Monday, participating in drumming, song and dance education. Jacky will be back again in March to work with those classes who missed out because of the snow day! Also, we had our annual Valentine’s Day Dance Thursday afternoon which was fun for all who participated.   

 

Even though they are rare, with this week’s weather we are reminded of the possibility of school closures. In the event of inclement weather please check our school website, the Vancouver School Board websiteor the list below for information on school closures after 6:00am.

 

                     • CKNW (980 AM) 

                     • CBC (690 AM, 105.7 FM) 

                     • CJVB (1470 AM) 

                     • CFHG (96.1 FM) 

                     • CKWX (1130 AM) 

                     • BCTV/Global (Cable channel 11)

                     • CITY TV (Cable channel 13)

 

On February 20th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Tillicum will be hosting its 7th Annual Camp Read A Lot. Our gym will be transformed into a tranquil ‘outdoor camping environment’ for this fun and free event.  Students are encouraged to come dressed in their pyjamas and bring a flashlight, book, blanket and favourite stuffy.  There will be a selection of new books to enjoy as well as many other books from the library.  You are also welcome to bring your own books to read.  The first 30 minutes will be spent reading together in a tent or by the ‘campfire’.  We will then gather for some songs and a snack.  Students must be accompanied by an adult who will be reading with them.

 

Our students are participating in the Stream of Dreams mural project, creating a beautiful mural along a portion of the fence on Nanaimo Street. Volunteers (8-10 people) are still needed for Thursday February 21 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm  to help hang the fish along the fence on Nanaimo... No tools needed, everything will be provided (bring gloves if you like), including coffee!! Please contact the school @ tillicum@vsb.bc.ca if you are able to lend a helping hand.

 

the annual Valentine's Raffle prize draw was today!  There were 3 lucky winners of:

 

3 prize gift baskets:

  1. $75 Tacofino gift card, $19 Purdys gift card, bath salts
  2. $75 Tacofino gift card, $19 Purdys gift card, bath salts
  3. $75 Red Wagon gift card, $20 Purdys gift card, bath salts

Division 6 sold the most tickets and wins a sundae party provided by the PAC.

 

Please remember there is no school tomorrow, Friday, February 15, and no school on Monday, February 18.

 

Have a wonderful and restful extra-long weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“‘Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

– Mark Twain

 


Events Coming Up at Tillicum

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Curriculum Implementation Day – No School For Students 

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Family Day – No School 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Stream of Dreams – Fish awareness 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm

  • Camp Read A Lot – All students and families welcome, but students must be accompanied by an adult reading with them.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Stream of Dreams – hanging of the fish – PARENT VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! Please contact:  tillicum@vsb.bc.ca if you are able to help out.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • PAC meeting @ 6:15pm in the Staffroom 

Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENTS FORMS ASAP

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

Please note, the back to school return arrival time for the Roots and Shoots performance on March 12th, 2019 has been changed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm. Students will arrive back at school at approximatelynoon where they will have lunch and the day will continue as normal, and students will be dismissed as always at 3:00pm.

February 13
 School is Open Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

​ School is open and in session Wednesday, February 13th, 2019.

February 12
Weather Closure Information

In the event of inclement weather (snow) please check our school website, the Vancouver School Board website or the list below for information on school closures after 6:00am.

 

                   • CKNW (980 AM) 

                   • CBC (690 AM, 105.7 FM) 

                   • CJVB (1470 AM) 

                   • CFHG (96.1 FM) 

                   • CKWX (1130 AM) 

                   • BCTV/Global (Cable channel 11)

                   • CITY TV (Cable channel 13)​

February 01
School Cash Online

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

The Vancouver School Board will now be offering School Cash Online for Tillicum Community Annex School as its preferred method of payment for all school fees, including everything from field trips to yearbooks. This secure system helps parents/guardians and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly and easily online.

The new system puts all of the school fees available to your student online for purchase, keeping you informed of your child’s activities and needs. We will post items through the system and assign the relevant fees to your child. You can then choose to purchase these fees online with one of three different methods, including credit cards. You can also stay informed and keep track of which school fees require your attention. The system strictly adheres to Canada’s privacy and anti-spam legislation and meets the latest industry standards for payment security.

You are now able to register – a simple process that takes only a few minutes – by visiting https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com or visiting our website at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/online-paymentand following directions to the School Cash Online page. You will need your child’s usual first name, last name and birth date to register.

Should you encounter any difficulties, you can use the parent help desk at 1(866) 961-1803 or by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.

Step-by-Step Registration .pdfStep-by-Step Registration .pdf


Sincerely,

 

Brad Toews

Vice Principal,

Tillicum Annex Community School

February 01
Tillicum Information and Events - February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019

Tillicum Families:

This week we had the honour of acknowledging our Students of the Month for January and all who have read for over 100 nights in our Blast Off with Books! home reading program. It’s wonderful to see how hard our students work to reach their potential. Keep up the great work and I look forward to recognizing more readers and Students of the Month in February! 

 

On Friday, the students were treated to a Dragon Dance celebrating the Lunar New Year. The Dragon dance is a traditional dance form in Chinese culture. The dragon represents wisdom, power and wealth. Like the Lion dance, it is most often seen in festive celebrations. It is believed that performing the dragon dance scares away evil spirits and all the bad luck associated with them, and brings in good luck and wealth instead.

 

In February our students will participating in the Stream of Dreams mural project, creating a beautiful mural along a portion of the fence on Nanaimo Street. Stream of Dreams is a whole school eco-education program that educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water, empowers youth to make a positive environmental impact, and creates a community art legacy by and for the whole community. It’s science; it’s art. It’s serious and it’s fun! 

 

For the Stream of Dreams the PAC is desperately requesting volunteers (8-10 people) for Thursday February 21 @ 9:00am- 12:00pm who are able to help hang the students’ fish along the fence on Nanaimo... No tools needed, everything will be provided (bring gloves if you like), including coffee!! Please contact the school @ tillicum@vsb.bc.ca if you are able to lend a helping hand.

 

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) sent home tickets for the annual Valentine's Raffle this week. Tickets are $1 each and must be turned in by Wed. February 13. Extra tickets will be on the table outside the office. The prize draw is Thursday, February 14.

 

3 prize gift baskets:

  1. $75 Tacofino gift card, $19 Purdys gift card, bath salts
  2. $75 Tacofino gift card, $19 Purdys gift card, bath salts
  3. $75 Red Wagon gift card, $20 Purdys gift card, bath salts

The class selling the most tickets will get a sundae party provided by the PAC.

 

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House will be hosting the children’s librarian from Hastings Library during the Breakfast Club on February 5th for Storytime with songs and rhymes. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend, and as always, breakfast is free!

 

See below for a list of upcoming events.

 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

– Margaret Fuller

 


Events Coming Up at Tillicum

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1:30pm

Monday, February 5, 2019

  • Lunar New Year

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • BOOKS FOR ME!

Tuesday, February 14, 2019 @ 1:00pm

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Student Valentine’s Dance

Friday, February 15, 2019

  • Curriculum Implementation Day – No School For Students

Monday, February 18, 2019

  • Family Day – No School

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Stream of Dreams – Fish awareness

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 – 7:00pm

  • Camp Read A Lot – All students and families welcome, but students must be accompanied by an adult reading with them.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

  • Stream of Dreams hanging of the fish  – PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please contact:  tillicum@vsb.bc.ca if you are able to help out.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • PAC meeting @ 6:15pm in the Staffroom

Monday, February 25, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENTS FORMS ASAP

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

Please note, the back to school return arrival time for the Roots and Shoots performance on March 12th, 2019 has been changed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm. Students will arrive back at school at approximately noon where they will have lunch and the day will continue as normal, and students will be dismissed as always at 3:00pm.

 

 

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January 24
Tillicum Information and Events - January 24, 2019

January 24, 2019

 

Tillicum Families:

 

This Friday, January 25, 2019, there will be no school for students, as teachers and staff will be engaged in professional learning at various workshops throughout the district. Please make arrangements for care as there will be no one to receive students at the school.  The school will reopen as normal on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00am. 

 

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House will be hosting the children’s librarian from Hastings Library during the Breakfast Club on February 5th for Storytime with songs and rhymes. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend, and, as always breakfast is free! They’ll be serving their famous Egglicious Muffins (toasted whole wheat English muffin with baked egg), along with fresh fruit, milk, fruit juice, and water. I encourage all to check it out.

 

See below for a list of upcoming events.

 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“Reading brings us unknown friends”

– Honoré de Balzac

 

 

Events Coming Up at Tillicum

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Professional Day – NO SCHOOL 

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 8:40am

  • B.E.A.R. Reading in the morning – All families are welcome to join with their children to read in the library!

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1:30pm

 

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENT FORMS ASAP


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

Please note, the back to school return arrival time for the Roots and Shoots performance on March 12th, 2019 has been changed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm. Students will arrive back at school at approximately noon where they will have lunch and the day will continue as normal, and students will be dismissed as always at 3:00pm.

January 18
Tillicum Information and Events - January 18, 2019

January 18, 2019

 

Tillicum Families:

 

After two weeks back from winter break, we are now back in the swing of things at Tillicum. The students and teachers have been busy working towards term two goals, which seems to be flying by!

 

This past week I had the opportunity to visit the Kiwassa Breakfast Club. They provide child-minding with a breakfast to Tillicum Community Annex students daily from 8:00am to 8:45am and then walk them over to the school. Parents and caregivers are always welcome to attend and have breakfast. This service is a great free solution to early morning drop off and care for our students who may have parents who work early, or who may be too rushed in the morning to make breakfast.

 

Further, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House will be hosting the children’s librarian from Hastings Library during the Breakfast Club on February 5th for Storytime with songs and rhymes. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend, and, as always breakfast is free! They’ll be serving their famous Egglicious Muffins (toasted whole wheat English muffin with baked egg), along with fresh fruit, milk, fruit juice, and water. I encourage all to check it out.

 

Please be on the lookout for the two fieldtrip forms (one pink and one blue) sent home with your children last week. Tillicum students will be going to two different musical and cultural performances.  One by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be at the Orpheum Theatre where students will see Peter and the Wolf,  and the other through UBC at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, where they will see a Roots and Shoots performance. So far we have about half of the forms back. We are hoping for all students to attend.

 

Please note, the back to school return arrival time for the Roots and Shoots performance on March 12th, 2019 has been changed from 3:00pm to 12:00pm. Students will arrive back at school at approximately noon where they will have lunch and the day will continue as normal, and students will be dismissed as always at 3:00pm.

 

See below for a list of upcoming events.

 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”

– Roald Dahl

 

 

Events Coming Up at Tillicum

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Piano with June Goldsmith 

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Professional Day – NO SCHOOL 

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 8:40am

  • B.E.A.R. Reading in the morning – All families are welcome to join with their children to read in the library!

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1:30pm

 

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENTS FORMS ASAP

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm* (please note change of return time from 3:00pm to 12:00pm)

January 11
Tillicum Information and Events - January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

Tillicum Families:

I would like to welcome everyone back from the holiday break and extend a warm happy new year to the Tillicum Community.  I hope all had a restful and joyous break connecting with family and friends. I’d also like to extend a special welcome to our new and returning staff here at Tillicum this January; Alexis Declerq (Youth and Family Worker) and Jennifer Clark (Grade 3/4 Teacher) who will be filling in until the end of March. Angie Obalek (Student Support) will be returning from leave on January 14.  I’d also like to say good bye and congratulations to Krista Tusko (Student Support), who has taken a job as a teacher upon completion of her teaching credentials. Way to go Krista! And finally, goodbye to Oksana Didyuk (Student Support) who has been with us supporting students in their educational journeys for 2 years; she will be missed.

 

The new year always provides a special opportunity to each of us to take time and reflect on our lives and practices and recommit to our goals and making positives strides in our lives. This new year we will be helping our students do just that by offering many new educational and learning opportunities day to day.

 

With that, please be on the lookout for two fieldtrip forms (one pink and one blue) being sent home with your children, as these need to be returned to the school as soon as possible as we prepare to take all Tillicum students to two different musical and cultural performances.  One by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be at the Orpheum Theatre where students will see Peter and the Wolf,  and the other through UBC at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, where they will see a Roots and Shoots performance. We are hoping for all students to attend.

 

Our community partner, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, is also offering a fun and exciting opportunity for students coming up shortly. The Children’s Librarian from Hastings Library will be joining the Breakfast Club at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House on February 5th for Storytime with songs and rhymes. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. As always breakfast is free and we’ll be serving our famous Egglicious Muffins (toasted whole wheat English muffin with baked egg), along with fresh fruit, milk, fruit juice, and water. We hope to see you all there!

 

Please see below for a list of upcoming events.

 

Have a wonderful and restful weekend.

 

Brad Toews

Vice-Principal

Tillicum Community Annex

 

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

 – Emilie Buchwald

 

 

Events Coming Up in January

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 6:15pm

  • PAC Meeting - Parent Advisory Committee

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Books for Me

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Piano with June Goldsmith

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

  • Professional Day – NO SCHOOL

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Student of the Month Assembly

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 8:40am

  • B.E.A.R. Reading in the morning – All families are welcome to join with their children to read in the library!

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 1:30pm

 

Whole School Field Trips – PLEASE RETURN SIGNED CONSENTS FORMS ASAP

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

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