School is closed on Monday, November 12th for Remembrance Day.
On Wednesday, November 14th, the Primaries are going skating at the Trout Lake Ice Rink. Please bring your child directly to the Trout Lake Ice Rink between 9:00 and 9:30. Skating will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. I will then be walking back to school with all the children. All students require a signed consent form to participate. If a child does not have a signed consent form, they will not be able to skate. Ice skates and helmets are provided with the $5 fee. If a child has their own skates, they are welcome to bring them, however, the cost remains the same. Please ensure your child has mitts, a hat or ear muffs and a warm jacket. We will be walking back rain or shine, so please dress for the weather also.
Unfortunately, the Intermediates will miss this round of skating as we are already booked to go to the VSO on Thursday. There will be one or two more skating times planned in the months ahead, though, so they will get the opportunity to participate in skating.
On Thursday, November 15th we are going to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Elementary School Concert. Please be at the Orpheum Theatre by 9:40 a.m. We will meet at the corner of Seymour and Smithe streets. Please do not enter the theatre on your own, even if the ushers tell you to go in! Every year we have someone who goes in while we wait for them outside. Please wait so we can all be together and enter as one group. It is incredibly busy with children attending from across the Lower Mainland, so I need us all to stay together. Also, for new families, please go directly to the theatre in the morning, not to school first, as I must be at the theatre early to meet and supervise students. For the Intermediates, programming will start at 1:00 p.m. following the performance. Students are welcome to eat lunch at school if they wish.
Also on Thursday, November 15th are photo re-takes at the school. If you would like a photo re-take, please be at the school first thing in the morning, 8:55 a.m. to have your child’s photo taken. Please go directly to the Intermediate lunch room in the basement.
Friday, November 16th is the first day of Portfolio Meetings. Thank you to everyone who has booked their meeting. If you have not yet booked your meeting, please look at the calendar on this blog and send me your first and second choices of dates and times as soon as possible. During Portfolio meeting times, there is no programming for students. Programming will resume on November 26th.