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Principal:  Mr. Daniel Knibbs
Vice-Principal: Ms. Rosemary Thomas
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Jan. 3  First day of instruction after Winter Break

Jan. 6  Lunch Cards distributed for students registered in the Hot Lunch Program

Jan. 9  K-Choice online application opens​

Jan. 9  PAC Meeting, 6pm Library

Jan.10 Beginning of the school-wide skating.  Please refer to the skating schedule for your child’s class time  2016-17 Skating Schedule.pdf

Jan.12 & 13 Registration for TCS Team Out of School programs (2:45-4:00pm)

Jan.17 Div. 7/14 to Sun Yat Sen Gardens

Jan.23 & 31 RAK, Div.2

Jan. 30 Professional Day—school closed for students​

Jan. 31 Priority K registration closes

VSB Snowfall Information

Vancouver School Board has procedures that are followed in situations where heavy snowfall might be affecting schools. All schools in the Vancouver School Board will remain open if at all possible during snow events. Any district-wide closure will be decided by 7:00 a.m. at the latest. Details of district-wide or individual school closures will be announced through the media and the district website: Please note that no announcement will be made stating that schools are open. Only closures and delayed openings will be announced. Information about school closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information (but do not call them):



CBC AM 690 radio, 88.1 FM

Global BC

CKNW AM 980 radio


News AM 1130 radio


Fairchild AM 1470 radio

City TV


Student safety is the first priority of the Vancouver School Board. Schools will be kept open except under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision to attend is the responsibility of each family.


Parents/guardians are responsible for their children's safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements.


During extreme weather conditions it is also common for police and other authorities to advise citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Parents should take this advice as well. Students will not be penalized for lack of attendance under such poor weather conditions. Students are reminded to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. When sidewalks and roads are slippery students walking to school should take extra care.

We encourage you to review your own preparations for severe weather conditions and ensure that you are familiar with the city’s response procedures for those conditions. We request that you strictly adhere to parking restrictions in and around all Vancouver schools. Your child’s school will contact you about any changes to driving routes that may be put into effect on streets adjacent to the school.




School buses for students with special needs will attempt to operate on their normal schedule during days with snow or other severe weather. Significant changes to the bus schedule as a result of weather conditions will be reported on the district website. Should the condition of side streets require a change to the operation of school buses for our students with special needs, or any cancellation of service, affected families will be informed.


For additional information please click on this link:



The Vancouver School Board is pleased to announce VSB2021, a highly collaborative process to develop a new Strategic Plan for the school district. This project focuses on the District’s core goals of teaching and learning to support student achievement and well-being. The updated plan will provide a clear framework for action over the next 5 years, and they need your input to get it right! Please read.
BC Curriculum Letter to Parents
Please click on this link to read the letter regarding the Ministry of Education’s three-year plan to transition to a new curriculum—the plan that maps out what teachers teach and what students are expected to learn.  BC Curriculum Letter to Parents Sept 2015.pdfBC Curriculum Letter to Parents Sept 2015.pdf

If you are looking for a great birthday gift idea please consider “Nelson ROAR” gear! It’s a great way to keep spreading school spirit and our Code of Conduct throughout the year. Happy Shopping!
ROAR clothing order form.pdf

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Posted by Rosemary Grace Thomas

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