Professional Development Day Next Friday – December 1 – no school for students.
Please note that Pick up date for the winter flowers has changed from December 1 to December 4th
Dear Families: Please watch for this notice – you should get it next week.
Holiday Hamper Drive
Please be generous.
Collection Period: December 4th to December 15th.
We will be sponsoring families from our sister school, Nightingale Elementary, during our Holiday Hamper Drive. Each family will be given a hamper of non-perishable food, household items, small gifts and a gift card to purchase groceries. We need your help to make this annual tradition a huge success. This year we are asking for specific donations that your child will offer to donate based on a signup sheet posted in their classroom. Please ask your child what they have offered to donate. We are also asking for a $2.00 donation from each student to be put towards the grocery store gift cards. Class parents will be helping and will be available to help if you have any questions. Thank you to everyone – you will give some very deserving people a wonderful, happy holiday season that would otherwise be very challenging.
November 24, 2017
Dear VSB parents and guardians,
As your newly elected VSB trustees, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and let you know that we are excited to work together for the success of every one of our students.
Vancouver is a complex and diverse school district. With many issues to address over the coming year, we know that we have to be strategic in our approach. One of our first actions was to hire Suzanne Hoffman as our new superintendent effective January 8, 2018. Suzanne is an excellent educator and collaborative administrator and brings great experience and expertise to build on our district’s successes.
One of our priorities is to continue the VSB’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Other priorities include ensuring the seismic program is moving ahead, supporting our district in the recruitment and retention of teachers and support staff and establishing improved governance practices in the district.
We are mindful of the need to have a respectful workplace with good communication between all parties at VSB, including staff, parents, students and stakeholders. This, to us, is essential in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
We recognize that parents and guardians are our students’ first teachers and we value your partnership in education, your engagement and input. Each school has recently been assigned a liaison trustee and we look forward to visiting our schools and meeting parents and guardians, students, and staff. We also invite you to attend our board and committee meetings, and you can learn more about trustees and our work at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/board-committees.
Our district’s vision is “We inspire student success by providing an innovative, caring and responsive learning environment.” It is the cornerstone of our five-year strategic plan, which was developed in consultation with our partners and sets out a clear and shared direction for the future of public education at the VSB. As trustees, we are committed to this vision and to working with you to achieve student success.
Janet Fraser – Chairperson
Joy Alexander – Vice-Chairperson
Fraser Ballantyne, Carrie Bercic, Ken Clement
Lisa Dominato, Estrellita Gonzalez
Allan Wong, Judy Zaichkowsky
The Lost and Found is Overflowing Again
We now have three racks in the girls basement with jackets, hoodies, sweaters, boots, shoes, hats, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc. Please ask your children to check and see if they recognize any items.
December 1 – Professional Development Day – No school for students
December 6 – Twin Day – Sponsored by Student Council
December 13 – Christmas Craft Day for Primary Students
December 21 – Winter Concert – Matinee (1:30 pm) and Evening performances – watch for your ticket order form.
December 22 – Last day of classes before winter break
January 8 – First day back to school