Garibaldi Newsletter September 2016


Message from the Vice-Principal

A belated but heartfelt welcome to our new students, returning students and their families to Garibaldi School. I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer and I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead, working with school staff and your children for a positive and successful school year. I have met many parents and guardians over the last two weeks and welcome the opportunity to meet everyone as the year moves on. If you need to speak with me please make an appointment or send a note to me via the office.

We are happy to welcome returning staff as well as a few new people to our school this year. Welcome to Ms. Diane Kondra, our new part-time Supervision Aide, Ms. Jessica Downie, a temporary part-time SSA, and Ms. Stephanie Lofquist who will be supporting our students as our new Area Counsellor.

Mike Bolianaz

PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE at 604-713-4740 BY 9:00 am,

Important Dates
Sept 29  Terry Fox Run
Sept 30  Pro D Day, No School
Oct 10  Thanksgiving Day, No School

Garibaldi School Student Code:

Student Verification Sheets

A package of student verification sheets and permission forms will be coming home in the first week of school. Please ensure that these are completed and returned as soon as possible. Communications and newsletters from the school will continue to be sent by email, so please ensure that your email address is correct. The newsletter will also be posted on the school website and copies will be available from the office.

Food Allergies

Garibaldi is an allergy aware school. Several of our students at Garibaldi have severe life threatening food allergies to nuts, nut products, seafood, milk and eggs. There is a designated space in the lunchroom where these children may eat safely. We do ask parents not to send nuts or nut products in lunches and snacks. As we cannot guarantee to be a nut free school, we ask that students never share food. If you would like to share treats please speak to the teacher ahead of time, or give the treats to students in the presence of their parents outside of the building. Thank you for your help with this student safety issue.

School Schedule

This year all elementary schools in Vancouver will again start at 9 am and finish at 3:00 with lunch running from 12:10 to 12:57. Recess will be from 10:40 to 11:00. Please note that supervision for students starts at 8:45 and finishes at 3:15. At these times the play areas are busy so we ask that students walk their bikes and scooters on the school grounds so that everyone can stay safe.

Garden Clean Up Clip Art | Garibaldi Annex PAC

Garibaldi PAC

The PAC will be having a Fall Garden Clean Up on:
Sunday, October 2nd
From 2:00—4:00 pm

Everyone is welcome and we could use your help to put the garden to bed for the winter.

(Weather Permitting)

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