April 5th Update

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spring festival 2013

Mother’s Day Marketplace returns to 2013 Spring Festival

Attention all student entrepreneurs and crafters! We are excited about the student only marketplace where you can display and sell your handiwork to your fellow classmates and their parents. Perfect timing for Mother’s day gift ideas! Handmade items such as pottery, cards, woodwork, jewellery, etc. are all welcome. (No food or baked goods please). Timing of the marketplace will be limited to 1 hour (5:00-6:00 pm) so that the student exhibitors can enjoy the other aspects of the Spring Festival. There is no cost to exhibit, but students are encouraged to practice their business skills as professionally as possible.

Use this link to download an application form:  2013 Spring Festival Mother’s Day Marketplace Application

Deadline for entries is April 10th.


Notice to Parents/Guardians

from Steve Cardwell, Superintendent of Schools (VBE)

Update on the 2013-2014 School Calendar

 Over the last week, there has been some discussion in schools and the media about the Vancouver School Board’s 2013-2014 School Calendar.

In March, the Vancouver School Board approved a two-week Spring Break for 2014. The two-week Spring Break was designed to help the district offset a large budget shortfall as well as align our calendar with that of other Metro Vancouver school districts. The motion was passed subject to agreement from our teachers and other union stakeholders.

The district has been able to reach an agreement with the Vancouver Teachers’ Federation and other union stakeholders around this extended Spring Break for 2014.

As a result, next year’s 2014 Spring Break will be for two weeks, from March 17 until March 28 as proposed.


Thank you for supporting the Canucks Autism Network!  With your help we were able to raise over $400.


April 23rd Montessori Parent Evening

Tyee Montessori Elementary is hosting a parent and caregiver information evening at their school entitled Self-Regulation: What does it look like in the classroom and at home?

 7:00 pm in the Tyee Elementary Library

Tuesday April 23rd,2013

3525 Dumfries St. Vancouver

 Please RSVP via Doodle poll at: http://doodle.com/5q5vr2tz9t5vramt  OR email fionashaw@shaw.ca

Our Topic:

Drawing on the work of Dr. Stuart Shanker who wrote about the ‘5 domains of self regulation’, in his book “Calm, Alert and Learning”, we’ll explore what good self-regulation means at home and at school, as well as practical ways to support our children at various ages.

Please see the Tyee PAC Blog for more resources and information before and after our evening. http://tyeepac.wordpress.com

Our Speaker:

Heather Main, B.Ed. M.A.

Heather was an active Montessori Preschool and Elementary Directress for over fifteen years. During and following this period she served as a consultant/parent educator for various Montessori schools in the Lower Mainland, creating parent workshops, and various professional development opportunities for school staff. Presently working full-time for the Vancouver School Board as an Elementary Counsellor, her Masters’ thesis in Counselling Psychology was inspired by her many restorative experiences working with children, parents and staff in the Montessori setting. Heather attended one of the early CAMP-sponsored Montessori Elementary Teacher Training programs held in Vancouver in 1990.


Many thanks to Julie Duquette who upholstered our library chairs. It is so nice to have a lovely and welcoming environment in the library. Everyone appreciates how welcoming our library is thanks to Mrs. Tornroos. Many people are enjoying our Friday morning coffee and chat and we really appreciate the contributions of home baking … delicious.

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Vipers water polo

Upcoming Events:

April 11           Class Group and Panorama Photo

April 19           Professional Development Day – No school for students

April 22           Earth Day

April 23          Montessori Parent Education Evening at Tyee – 7:00 pm

April 26           Spring Festival – 5:00 to 8:30 pm

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