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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 February 2017, the Vancouver School Board has reviewed and rejected all four proposals to use the Gordon outbuilding, also known as the Yellow School House, which was to have been demolished in spring 2016. On February 22, the VSB Planning and Facilities Committee met to discuss the report from the VSB Director of Facilities recommending that demolition proceeds. Our PAC co-chairs Vicky and Promita spoke in favour of replacing the building with green space and playground, and six other speakers opposed demolition on heritage grounds. Dianne Turner, the Vancouver Board of Education official trustee, said VSB would meet again with heritage groups before deciding whether to proceed with demolition.

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. In the absence of an acceptable proposal to use the outbuilding, we are in favour of demolition and construction of more playground and green space. 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.

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