February 2nd Update


Extra Long Weekend

Please remember that there is no school on Friday, February 3rd or Monday February 6th. These are District Closure Days. I hope that you all enjoy the extra time together with family and plan some interesting or even educational field trips and activities.

Turn Off the Screen Results

We were very happy to have 152 students commit to turning off their screens this past week as part of Family Literacy Week. We received some very good feedback about this. One person reported that they had done it as a family.  It was a challenge but they survived and were glad they did it.  Another said that their child had been so much nicer that week, not being attached to a screen and therefore more willing to talk and participate in family activities.

The winners of the $25 gift cards for Vancouver Kidsbooks were: Ping Chi Chin, Zachary Breiddel,  Asheara Gentles and Hannah Jeong.


Variety Club Star Wars Pins on Sale – Feb. 7th to Feb. 14th

The Global Citizenship Club will be selling Variety Club pins next week.
The Variety Club has been helping kids with special needs all over British Columbia. Our club would like to raise as much money as possible for this great organization. The pins cost a minimum of a $3 donation. Club members will go to each classroom to sell the pins every day until we sell out.

We have a limited number of pins available, so get yours early. All of the proceeds go to the Variety Club.


Magee Market Fair – February 10th

5:30 to 9:30 pm

See the poster for more details: Market Fair Poster 2012

Kerrisdale Community Centre – Spring Break Day Camps 6-12yrs

Come and join the fun! Everyday we go on an amazing out-trip as well as do crafts, games and swimming! For more information call 604-257-8100 or visit www.kerrisdalecc.com

March 12-16, March 19-23, 9:00am-4:00pm, $165/week

Vancouver District Parents Advisory Council (DPAC)

DPAC will be holding two “Town Hall” meetings in February for parents to participate and share ideas with the DPAC Executive.  This information will be consolidated for presenting to the Board of Trustees before the 2012/13 budget is finalized. Please come out and share ideas with your DPAC Executive.  Details are still in the works but the events will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at Vancouver Technical Secondary School and February 23rd at Magee Secondary School.  Your input will help your District PAC represent all interests from all PACs.  Check out the DPAC website for more information and locations – www.vsbdpac.ca


Upcoming Events

Feb. 3rd                 District Closure Day – School is closed
Feb. 6th                 District Closure Day – School is closed
Feb 10th                Movie Night 5:30pm doors open, 6:00 pm movie starts
Feb 15th                Peter and the Wolf at the Orpheum – Div 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19
Feb 17th                Professional Development Day – No school for students
February 29th     Pink Shirt Day
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