Beach Day/Intermediate performance

All Vancouver Home Learner students and their families are invited to our Beach Day/End of the Year Party:

When:  Monday, June 27,  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:  Jericho Beach (Meet at the Concession Stand)

Bring:  Snacks/drinks/picnic lunch for yourselves, a food item to share (such as veggies, chips, salad, cookies, etc.), beach toys, towels, bathing suit, change of clothes, sunscreen, etc.  We will have a nice day with all the children and families!

For intermediate students and families, the performance, year end party and video will be from 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 28.    


Dear Home Learner families,

I would like to let you know how much Shannon and I appreciate all your support during this difficult time for all of us.  Thank you to all those who attended the VSB stakeholder meetings to make your voices heard.  Although,the outcome is not what we had hoped for, the school board has a better understanding of who you are.

I would also like families to know that although I will no longer be with the Home Learners program, I will still be at Beaconsfield.  In September, I will be the new Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher in the regular program.

Thank you again.


Field Trip to “Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch”

A field trip has been organized to the Kay Meek Centre on Monday, May 16 at 10am for the puppet play performance of “Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch”.   Field trip sign up and consent forms are on the parent table.


Mr Hatch pic_1

Axis Theatre Company is thrilled to present our original creation SOMEBODY LOVES YOU, MR. HATCH. Adapted from the book by Eileen Spinelli, this heart-warming puppet play is specially created for anyone who believes a little kindness can create big change.
Mr. Hatch is tall and thin and he does not smile, until one Valentine’s Day, he receives a candy-filled heart with a very special note that says ‘somebody loves you’. Three performers create Mr. Hatch’s world with live music and the transformation of everyday objects into the supporting characters. Come and share in the magic of puppetry and watch as Mr. Hatch’s otherwise ordered existence is turned on its head.

Old Man and the River Field trip

Just a reminder that we will be going to a performance of the Old Man and the River at the Improv Center on Granville Island, tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8, from 1 to 2pm.  The theatre is located at 1502 Duranleau St.  Tuesday/Thursday students will eat lunch early in the classroom.  Parents can pick students up from the school at 12 pm to arrive at the theatre by 12:40.

More fieldtrips!


“Go, dog, go” at Carousel Theatre on Thursday, March 3 at 10 am.


“The Old Man and the River” at The Improv Center on Granville Island on Tuesday, March 8 from 1 to 3pm.

Fieldtrip consent forms and sign up sheets are on the parent table.

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The Museum of Anthropology regularly documents activities in the museum by photographs and video and requests that attendees to the dance festival sign a photograph consent form.  The forms are on the parent table.  If your child is attending this fieldtrip, please ensure that you complete the form and return it to your teacher’s file before Tuesday.  (Tuesday/Thursday students, we will bring the forms to the fieldtrip for you to sign).

VSO fieldtrip on Monday, Feb. 15

Students attending the fieldtrip will meet on the Northeast corner of Smithe and Seymour (opposite from the Orpheum) by 9:40am.  Please do not go inside, even if the attendants ask you to, because we must enter as a group. Please note that due to the limited number of tickets, this fieldtrip is for registered students and one accompanying parent only.  

Fieldtrip to the Beatty Biodiversity Museum

A fieldtrip has been arranged for Tuesday, January 19, from 10am until 2:30pm at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. We will be participating in Earth Experience at the Beatty Biodiversity Museum, and Mineral Mystery at the Pacific Museum of Earth.  The cost is $11 per person and can be deducted from your allotment.  The sign up sheet and permission forms are on the parent table.  Please return forms to your teacher by Monday, January 18.


Young Actor’s Project Workshop

The Young Actor’s Project will be coming to do a series of 3 workshops with our classes on the afternoons of Wednesdays, January 13, February 3, and February 24.  Workshops are open to students in both Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes.  The cost of the workshops is $17 for all three sessions and can be deducted from your allotment.  Permission forms are on the parent table and need to be returned to your teacher by Tuesday, January 12.

Field Trip to Where the Wild Things Are

We will be going to Carousel Theatre’s performance of Where the Wild Things Are on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 10 am.  The sign up sheet and consent forms are on the parent table.  Please fill out the forms and return to your teacher’s file.  Students are to meet outside the theatre by 9:40 am.  

Field Trip to Orpheum Annex

A field trip has been organized to Pangaea Arts’ production of Sangja on Tuesday, November 24 from 1 to 3 pm.   The show is geared towards students from Grade 3 to 7, but students in the Monday/Wednesday class are welcome to attend if parents feel it is appropriate.

Sangja School Brochure – Pangaea Arts 3

Field trip consent forms and the sign up sheet are on the parent table.  Please fill out the form and return it to your teacher’s file.  A reminder that field trips are planned for registered students and one accompanying parent.

Choir Procedure on Mondays

We have received a number of inquiries regarding whether or not Shannon and Juliana can supervise the children going to choir on Mondays after school.  This is what we will be doing:  we will walk the choir participants to outside the band room where they will be instructed to wait until the choir leader arrives.  The remainder of the class will be walked downstairs to meet their parents and dismissed as usual.  We are making this arrangement because we both have other duties after school on Mondays and any other arrangements could potentially be problematic.

Ice skating at Trout Lake

Ice skating sessions have been booked for both classes at Trout Lake for next week.  The cost is $4.00 per student.  Unfortunately, the allotment cannot be used for this activity.

The Monday/Wednesday class will be going on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.  Parents are asked to bring students to the ice rink at 9:15 am in order to allow time to get organized with skates etc.  We will be walking back to school afterwards.  *We are asking for a few parent volunteers who would be willing to help supervise students on the ice.  Please note that unregistered siblings will not be allowed to go on the ice with the class.

The Tuesday/Thursday class will be going on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  We will be walking there and back as a class.  No parent volunteers are needed to help on the ice!

Please ensure that you put your child’s name on the sign up sheet on the parent table, fill out the appropriate permission form, and return it with your payment to your teacher’s file.  (Pink forms are for Monday/Wednesday; Blue forms are for Tuesday/Thursday).