Mid-month Update from Garibaldi

Dear Families

Here’s a quick mid-month update from Garibaldi.

Pink Day Acceptance Dance- Wednesday 17th February

The day has finally arrived! This Wednesday 17th February the students who will be participating in the dance will be eating their lunch early and leaving school with Ms. Thomas at 11:30am to walk to the Coliseum. If you have purchased a ticket for your child to come and watch the dance, let us know if they need to eat an early lunch with us. If you are taking your child out of school to watch, then please sign them out at the office so that their teacher knows they have left with you. Parents will be responsible for their child if they are not participating in the dance and coming to watch. Dancers will be receiving their pink T-shirts and tickets on Wednesday morning. Pink T- shirts that were ordered for other family members were sent home last week. Thank you for your support.

Division One field trip to Grouse Mountain- Monday 22nd February

Thank you to all parent volunteers and drivers. Please ensure students are dressed appropriately for the mountain weather.

Pink Day- Wednesday 24th February

Please remember to wear pink on Pink Shirt Day.  By wearing pink, our school communities give a message of inclusiveness- a place where staff, students and family members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer can feel valued and supported.

IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY- FRIDAY 4TH MARCH 2016 ALL VSB SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR STUDENTS FOR A TEACHER TRAINING DAY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW BC CURRICULUM.

PAC Announcements:

PAC Garden news

Hi All,
Spring is just around the corner, it seems, and now is the time to prune our wonderful raspberry patch and some of our fruit trees.
Please come out and learn how on Saturday February 20th from 2-4 pm– Jana Ronne will be leading the group.

Here’s your chance to get involved and make plans for the growing season ahead!

See you outside,
Sandra Larson

PAC meeting – Wednesday 24th February

The next PAC meeting will be at 6:00pm on Wednesday 24th February in the library. Babysitting and baked goods are provided. Remember every parent is a member of the PAC- it is a valuable way of being involved in the school.

Draft School Calendar for next school year – and for 2017-18 & 2018/19
The proposed draft calendar for the 2016-17 school year has now been posted on the VSB website. There is also a proposed draft calendar for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. These can be viewed at https://www.vsb.bc.ca/calendars-events. Should parents wish to provide any feedback, they are welcome to do so by emailing calendar@vsb.bc.ca before February 26th. The final school calendar(s) will be approved and published before the end of March.

Cathy Thomas
Vice Principal, Garibaldi Annex

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