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Life Skills Program

Nov 8 th      Community Outings
Morning:                Mr. Rutledge  Bus training loop to SFU
                                 Nicole, Paul, Jordan - Community Walk
Afternoon:             Paul Community Walk                                               
Program Outline: We support special needs students with ministry designations A thru G, with the help of a team of professionals ranging from: School Support Workers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Behavioral Interventionists, Mental Health Professionals, Physio Therapists, and Deaf/Blind Consultants.
We focus on life skills such as: increasing communication output,  emotional and behavioral development,  and establishing healthy eating, exercise and hygiene routines.
We get involved around the school with activities such as; a recycling program, gardening program, paper shredding, mail delivery, and attending modified cooking/woodworking/music classes.  We participate in our community each day with activities such as swimming, bowling, street safety, shopping and transportation training.
Shape of the Day
8:25 Morning chores, Toileting and Hygiene routines
9:00 Work Baskets – IEP Communication Goals (VSB SPL / AAC - Kristy Steffanucci)
9:30 Morning Meeting – IEP Social Goals (Greeting others, Delivery of mail, fruits & Veg, recycling program)
10:00 Snack Time - IEP Personal Hygiene Goals
10:30 Community  (Pool, Bowling, Dollar Stores, Grociery Stoores, Bus training)
11:30 Lunch Break
12:00 Leisure Time – Modified art, ipad games, music, Bean Bag, ball pit, Swing
12:30 Classroom integrated activity - peer tutors – Gardening, Yoga, PE, Library
1:00 Community Walk / Street Safety
1:30 Washroom , Wrap up Chores and Clean up
2:30 Outside until Bus Pick up

Lunch Break          

11:30 – 12:00 Jordan, Nicole

12:00 – 12:30 Tom, Mondi

1:00 – 2:30    Paul, Zvez




– Tom & Aaron in Sensory Room
- Jordan, Nicole, & Aaron in Sensory
 - Jordan & Aaron in Sensory 
 - Tom in Classroom
1 Paul Away=Tom has T.Q., Jordan has Si /N.R. , Sub has B.N
2  Zvez away=Nicole has O.S, Jordan has P.N., Sub has B.N
3 Tom away=Jordan = Si/N.R.,  Sub has B.N. , Nicole does T.Q. Lunch
4 Mondi away=Sub has S.A
5 Jordan away=Sub has B.N.
6 Nicole away= Jordan has P.N., Sub has B.N.
7 Aaron away=B.B. and O.M stay home
 School Holidays
 School Fees
Useful Links​
AAC - Speech Language Pathologist
Developmental Disabilities Association
 Sept  29                  Feb     12, 13 & 24
 Oct  9 & 20            March 13 to 24
 Nov   10 & 13        April    14 &17
 Dec   1 &25-29      May      5 & 22
 Jan   1 - 5                June    30
$30 Student Fee includes  Agenda (subsidies available - email principal
Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony fees $100 (optional evenet)
Hot-Lunch Program  (subsidies available - email principal
* If your child enjoys treats while on on community outings - chips, fries, hot chocolate etc. please provide some petty cash to Teacher/SSW
 Street Safety Program
Kristy Stefanucci B.A. M.Sc. RSLP
 Speech-Language Pathologist and Augmentative and Alternative Communication SLP
Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Vancouver Board of Education
Voicemail: 604-817-0190
Lucy Grant, M.Sc., RSLP
Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC
Speech Language Pathologist
Direct Line: 604-326-3502
Cell: 778-887-6490
Fax: 604-266-2463
Kirsti Inglis
Assistant Director, Day Programs
VSB Work Experience
Derek McQuillen
 Work Experience Transition Facilitator
 Career Programs/Learning Services
 Vancouver School Board
VSB Transition Coordinator
Extra Year Info
Pam Neuman – pneuman@vsb.bc – 778-228-1763
Funding and program placement after the age of 19 is determined by
provincial funding budgets and available spaces.  Children with the highest needs get services first.  Wait times for funding and program placement can take 3 to 12 months after graduation.  
Each year Pam hosts 3 information nights to share valuable
information and help parents build supportive networks .
Website for parents:
Here are the guidelines we follow at the VSB:
Students who are born prior to June 30th 1999-must graduate this year-they will be turning 19. 
Students who are born from July 1st 1999-June 30th 2000 are eligible for an additional year.  Those born after July 1st 2000 are eligible for 2 more years. 
We have a number of additional year programs now that will support students outside of their program classes but they fill up fast and we typically take students who will age out the year of them participating in the program. 
 Student First Bus Company – 604-418-0405
 VSB Bus Coordinator – 604-713-4456
School Admin Form
Safety Plan Form
Photo Release Form


AAC Referral 1.jpeg
10/12/2017 1:35 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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10/12/2017 1:35 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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7/7/2016 10:18 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Bus Schedule.docx
9/3/2016 10:11 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Considerations for Intervention CAYA (Kristy created based on Lois' presentation).docx
7/7/2016 10:20 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
7/1/2016 7:28 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
11/3/2017 12:36 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
2/8/2017 2:18 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Transition Planning Guide - november 2015.pdf
7/1/2016 6:59 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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6/12/2017 12:54 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge