Library news

All classes in the school have now been oriented to the library and have taken out their first books of the year. The library will start its before and after school opening hours on Tuesday, October 4. The times will be:

Tuesday to Friday 8:40 AM to 9:00 AM
3:00 PM to 3:25 PM

Occasionally I might need to leave school earlier, but those are rare days.

Yellow School House

Yellow School House

What’s Happening with the Yellow School House?

As of June 2017, the Vancouver School Board is proposing to retain the Gordon outbuilding, also known as the Yellow School House, which was to have been demolished in spring 2016, for use by the school. VSB analysis of the BCTF class-size settlement indicates the school may require an extra classroom for 2018/19, which can be provided by retaining and renovating the outbuilding in preference to adding a portable classroom. We have heard from DPAC that VBE official trustee Dianne Turner agreed with the recommendation to retain the outbuilding at the May 29 Board meeting.

The PAC executive has written several times to VSB to express our belief that the outbuilding or the space it occupies should be used to benefit the Gordon community, and that VSB has a duty to inform and consult with the Gordon community before committing to any particular usage, so that parents can express their views. After nearly four years, we now have what seems to be an acceptable proposal to renovate and use the outbuilding for the direct benefit of the Gordon community, instead of demolishing it. If you are the parent of a Gordon student, you can let the PAC executive know your views by writing respectfully to gordonpac [at] ymail [dot] com (note: ymail not gmail).

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