October 10th Update

PAC 2014 Hallowe'en

BOOK BAGS, TEXT BOOKS AND LIBRARY BOOKS

Because school closed down rather abruptly at the end of the year, we had quite a lot of materials that were not returned. Could you please check for any items that belong to the school and return them to your classroom teacher. Thank you so much.

VIDEO GAMES

Please be aware that there are many, many video games which are unsuitable for children. I think there are many that are unsuitable for anyone. Among these is one called “Grand Theft Auto” a video game that depicts violence including sexual violence. Sometimes I hear rumours that children might be watching this. Happily I believe that it is very rare in our community of responsible and conscientious parents. I just felt I should let you know of this in case your child might be accessing such a video game without your knowledge.

WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK
What a treat it is to see so many people walking or biking to school. I believe this is so much healthier for everyone and certainly reduces the dangerous traffic congestion around the school.

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 hot lunchHot Lunch Refund or Credit for June Job Action Days

The deadline for applying for a refund or credit is October 31.  Please pick up a form from the office if you have not applied and are entitled to a refund.

If you have applied for a credit, and not already used it, please reduce November’s Hot Lunch amount by $43.00.  Those who have applied for a refund will receive their cheque from the Vancouver School Board in the next few weeks.

PAC bags

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Calling all Montessori Parents!

Apologies for the typo in last week’s meeting announcements and the confusion that was caused.

There are two meetings in October in order to catch-up due to the delayed start of the school year:

Tuesday, October 21 @ 5:30pm in the school library

 Planning meeting–this meeting will be used to discuss priorities, plans, and financial support for the 2014-2015 year as well as gauge interest/availability of parent volunteers.

Tuesday, October 28 @ 5:30pm in the school library

 Annual General meeting–this meeting will be to ratify the proposed budget, formalize volunteer roles, and solidify the 2014-2015 year plan. All parents are invited to stay on for the PAC AGM which is scheduled for 7pm.

The Montessori Parent Committee is looking for parents interested in working together to support the needs of our Montessori students. We would like to hear your ideas and thoughts regarding parent education, fundraising, and teacher/classroom support.

Please email Monica Tang (monicaktang@gmail.com) to get involved!

FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE

It was a great delight to meet so many people at our Friday Morning Coffee, Tea and Chat in the Library. It was lovely to share ideas and anecdotes and to find out what people are doing for Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who brings the wonderful treats. If you haven’t joined in yet, please consider coming for a relaxed chat about all kinds of topics from Scouts to Thanksgiving to Halloween Bingo and more.

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Upcoming Dates:

October 13 – Thanksgiving Day holiday

October 24 – Province wide Professional Development Day – No school for students

October 27 – DEAR Drop everything and read

October 28- PAC AGM 7:00 pm

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October 31 – Hallowe’en Bingo 3:30 – 6:00 pm

November 3 – Hot Lunch Orders for November are due

November 10 – No school for Students

November 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday

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