This email contains important information about the final couple of weeks at school this year and the start of school in September.
Long Range Facility Plan
The list of schools that have been selected for possible closure as part of the Long Range Facility Plan will be released on Monday 20th June, 2016 after school. Administrators will be informed and staff meetings will be held after school at all Vancouver School District sites to inform staff, then PAC Chairs and the parent community will be informed. VSB policy for school closures calls for consultation with stakeholders and approval by the Board of Trustees after the list is released. The earliest that it is possible for a school to close will be the end of June 2017. Information will be uploaded to the VSB website on Monday after school.
School organization for 2016-2017
There are currently 52 students registered at Garibaldi Annex in September 2016. Three classroom teachers have been allocated and so at this time, if numbers remain the same, we still expect to have a K/1 class, a 2/3 class and a 3/4 class.
Staffing for 2016- 2017
In addition to myself being replaced by Mr. Bolianaz as VP, we will be saying goodbye to Maria Fontana our Supervision Aide who has been at the school for over 9 years. Due to declining numbers, Maria’s position is being reduced to 0.5, which means that her replacement Diane Kondra will be working Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays at Garibaldi. Also our part time SSA Robyn Edge is going to a job share at Brock Elementary. We do not know who will be replacing her at this time.
Bike to School Week
This was an extremely successful event- we had a goal of 100 trips by bike and actually achieved 151! Garibaldi Annex was chosen from the 118 schools that participated in the Lower Mainland to win one of the first prizes- a brand new bike donated by the GIANT bike company!
Please keep these dates in your diaries and join us if you can:
- PAC Year end Family BBQ and potluck Thursday 23rd June 5:00pm- 7:00pm
- End of year farewell assembly at 9:10am on Wednesday 29th June.
I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.
Vice Principal, Garibaldi Annex