We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Peace and Good Fortune in the New Year. May you find joy in family and friends and in the traditions that are important to your family at this time of the year.
Thank you for your generous contributions to our Christmas Hamper Drive sponsored by our Global Citizenship Club and the tireless work of Ms Debbie Lam.
The Holiday Hamper campaign was a great success this year! 12 families from Nightingale Elementary will have a more festive and fun Winter Break thanks to all of the generous donations from our families. Two boxes of food, a grocery store gift card and a box of new clothing, toys and gifts was given to each of the families.
The staff at Nightingale have expressed their sincere thanks to all of you for your generosity. Many of these families would go hungry over the holidays as they rely on school meal programmes to feed their children on school days, but have no other help during the holidays. Thank you for making their holidays a little brighter.
We would also like to recognize the hours of work that the Global Citizenship Club, parent volunteers and staff put in to making this project a success.
More Holiday Giving: Ms. Griffith’s, Mr. Munk’s and Ms. Bartlett’s classes worked hard this week creating “care boxes” for the Lookout Society’s “Living Room”, a drop-in centre on the Downtown Eastside that provides services to people with mental health issues, many of whom are homeless. The care boxes, which were delivered to the centre on Wednesday, were decorated by the students and filled with toiletries, gloves, tuques and warm wishes for the holiday season. Thank you to Ms Peters for donations, to Mr. Davies for help with transporting the boxes, and to all the students and teachers who donated goods and put them together with care!
FABULOUS WINTER CONCERT
Our students put on wonderful and enjoyable performances at our Winter Concerts. Thank you so much to all the teachers who generously gave their time to make this happen. I was truly proud both of the commitment of the teachers to do something so beneficial for the students, and their ability to encourage students to such high levels of fine behavior and performance. I was also very proud of our students who performed beautifully, took on various important responsibilities and did all this work with good cheer. Thank you to the students who decorated the gym and to our engineer, Mr. Malimban, who put the lights around the stage. Thank you to Ms Hales who created our lovely program. There are many others who went the extra mile to make this happen. The money raised through the concert helps to support our music programs.
Our sound engineers and stage crew plus our talented MCs.
PARKING – A QUESTION OF COURTESY AND RESPECT
Please be aware that the residents of the new houses on 47th Avenue just opposite the school, do need their parking spots. Please do not park there. If you want to stop there to drop off your child please move on immediately. This is not really a good place to drop off children because they end up crossing 47th Avenue at a very busy time. The residents of these houses want to be good neighbours to our school and we often rely on local people to keep an eye on what happens in our grounds etc. We all need to be good neighbours. Please do not park at these spots. Thank you
Principal’s Recognition List
This list is the names of those students who have worked hard in all areas as mentioned on their report cards. Students who are on this list are doing their best and I am proud of them.
|Kamilla Rojas Serrano||16|
|Ke Ren Shi||5|
Our student council sold 400 candy-grams. The money raised is spent by the Student Council to support special events such as buying the Christmas Tree for the hallway, celebrating Lunar New Year etc. It is lots of fun for the children too.
For our final assembly of 2014 we had a special visitor. Santa came to hand out stockings for each class.
RECIPIENTS OF THE SILVER SERVICE AWARD FOR 2013-2014
Chloe Yung, Ben Marlow, Grace Lin. Michell Wang, Katelyn Seto, William Chen, Isabella Chen and Sanja Katic
Winter Daycamps at Kerrisdale Community Centre
Please use this link for more information: Kerrisdale CC Winter Daycamps Schedule
As 2014 draws to a close we just wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much to all our parents, teachers and staff who have been supporting the activities of the PAC this year.
Your participation in student activities, your donations, your volunteer time and energy are are all very much appreciated.
May you all have a terrific and well deserved holiday with family and friends!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in January,
Monica Tang & Allison Arato
READY SET LEARN IS COMING UP BUT THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED. PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BLOG TO KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE.
December 22nd – January 2nd – Winter Break
January 5th – School Reopens
January 19th – Professional Development Day – no school for students
January 26th to 30th – Turn off the Screen Week.