October Newsletter

Please find attached the October Owly Newsletter!

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2014-2015 PAC Executive

At the October 6th PAC meeting the PAC Executive for the 2014-15 school year was elected as follows:

Co-Chairs
Chantal Darvell (Sydney, Div 3)
Meghan Lea (Ben, Div 3)

Co-Treasurers
Kyla Augustine (Madelyn, Div 2)
Liz Cockfield (Sasha, Div 3)
Dina Matterson (Tessa, Div 4)

Co-Secretaries
Kathy Ilic (Isabella, Div 4 & Stefan, Div 3)
Hilary Thomson (Peter, Div 4)
Kiki Yee (Ewan, Div 4)

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Book Fair

BookFairLogoJoin us for a Book Fair featuring books by Scholastic. Books will be set up in the library and available for sale:

  • Wednesday, October 15 from 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (during the Parent Teacher conferences)
  • Thursday, October 16 from 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm (during the Parent Teacher conferences)
  • Friday, October 17 from 8:45 am – 10 am.

ScholasticLogoVolunteers are also needed to help with the fair during these times. Sign-up sheets are available in the office if you are interested in volunteering.

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School Calendar

The school calendar has been updated with the important dates during the upcoming school year.

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Schools in Vancouver Will Open on Monday, Sept. 22

All Vancouver schools will be ready to welcome students to a new school year on Monday, September 22.

School next week will then begin as it would in early September, with a shortened first day on Monday and regular hours of instruction on the next day (Tuesday, September 23).

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School Not Opening September 2

School will not be opening September 2. For the latest job action update read the September 1st letter from the superintendent.

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August 29 Update on Provincial Labour Dispute and School Start Up

Here is the latest update from the Superintendent of the Vancouver Board of Education on the provincial labour dispute and its impact on school start up.

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August 20 Update on Provincial Labour Dispute and School Start Up

Click here to read the update on the provincial labour dispute from the Vancouver Board of Education.

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SUMMER SCHOOL POSTPONEMENT

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Farewell

summertime-032Dear Families,

As our year abruptly came to a halt, we were unable to say our proper farewells. This week we are having a PAC Social, Staff Dinner and Family Barbeque in Gray’s Park to bring closure to our year together. No one could have anticipated the year end that we’ve had and I have greatly appreciated the generosity of our community during this challenging time. Thanks to everyone for supporting our staff and everything that they do for your children. The McBride Community is an amazing place to work and learn in!

On a personal note, I’d like to thank everyone for welcoming me so warmly into your community and steadfastly supporting my leadership of the annex. I have had the pleasure to work with an outstanding staff and be supported by many phenomenal parents who continually give your time and energy to our school. As I’ve said many times, we are like a little country school in the middle of the city. What a gift it has been to work and learn here. It has been a great privilege to be part of your community. I will miss everyone here as I move to Lord Roberts Elementary in September.

I wish everyone a safe, happy and relaxing summer filled with laughter and good times with family and friends.

All the best to you,

James Chamberlain
Vice-Principal

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