2015 06 09 Issue #17

This the Seventeenth bi-weekly newsletter!

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Newsletter Contents:

  1. The Gordon Gazette (A message from the Principal Margaret Davidson)
  2. PAC News

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Gordon Gazette

June 9 2015, Newsletter #17

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Calendar Reminders

Wednesday June 10 Teacher Appreciation Day
Tuesday June 16 Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Monday June 22 Welcome to Late French Immersion
Thursday June 25 Last day for students

Students at the main dismissed at 1:45pm

Students at the annex dismissed at 2:00pm




A notice will be coming home next week that we need all parents to fill in if they are interested in having their students take the school bus to and from QE Annex or QE Main and the Gordon sites for the 2015-2016 school year. This is not a first come, first serve situation. We are asking that all the forms be in to our office by June 19th. They can be given to your child’s classroom teacher. We will let you know in August what bus your children will be on. In September there will be a Code of Conduct Contract that every student will need to sign.



Students at the Annex have been very active these days, running for the Child run, cycling for the Bike-a-Thon and Bike to School Week, and jumping for Jump Rope for Heart. Thanks to all families who participated in these activities and their fundraising components. Also a special thank you to Willa Kriebel who organised all of the Child Run practices and race.

On June 5th, Gordon and QEA students participated in a very hot Sports Day where they practiced their active play and their sportsmanship. Thank you all families who came to cheer us on, and a special thank you to Mme. Nathalie's grade 7 class who spent the afternoon with us at each station.


We have received the 2015 QEA panorama photos, which has both QEA and Gordon primary students on it. If you would like to purchase a copy, they are for sale for $13 at the Annex' office until June 15th.

Finally I want to wish you all a wonderful summer, filled with sun and fun, and I am looking forward to seeing most of your children next year at the Annex with me next September. Our dual-site school is a wonderful environment to learn and work in, and I am very grateful for all the help and support that the Gordon community provided me these past months.

Enjoy your summer everyone and see you on September 8th!



The Grade 7 leaving ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 16th from 3:00-4:00 pm in the auditorium. Students and families will then meet at Locarno beach for a potluck dinner. More info to follow.


This year some classes will be going to Chaldecott Park on Thursday, June 18 instead of our traditional Beach Day. The annex students will meet us there after lunch. More info to follow


Thank you to Grace, Cicely, Matika, Annika, Chloe, Heidi, Sophie and Abi for all their hard work organizing the event. Also thank you to all of our Gordon artists. There are many talented students at Gordon. We look forward to having another “Gordon Gallery” next year. Stay tuned for dates.


As the weather keeps getting nicer and hotter this is a reminder to make sure your child brings the following to school every day: A hat, water bottle, proper skin protection i.e. sunscreen and proper clothing. Ms. Davidson will discuss this with each class.


Does your child has spring time allergies or have an adverse reaction to bees, wasps, etc? Please ensure they have allergy medicine on their person, or they can bring it into the office to keep on hand. If the allergy is life threatening please make sure the office is aware of this and the child has an epi pen on them at all times.


Does your child want to bike to school, but needs a chaperone? Ingrid (parent of Kira P in grade 6) is offering to bike interested students up to Gordon@The Main, and bike them home again for most of the remaining days of school. Your child needs to be a competent biker, have a bike in good working order, a lock and helmet. I will be strict regarding rules of the road. Please email Ingrid at isulston@gmail.com if you are interested. Max 8 students, unless other parents are willing to chaperone too. We will leave from across the road from the bus stop at 8:10am, to arrive at school by 8:35am. We will leave the school grounds at 2:55pm to arrive back at the bus stop by 3:15pm. I will not drop students at their houses on the way back, unless a parent has given consent for their child to peel off from our designated route. Our route will be 8th Ave/Crown Crescent/Camosun Street. I hope your child can join me for great exercise, independence from gasoline, and to get to know biking routes of Vancouver.


JKC Awesome Summer Adventure 2015

Did you know that our fantastic JKC summer program is now open to non-members? We have some full summer and weekly registrations still available for the best deal in town. Our full-day programs include two major out trips each week, lunch and two snacks daily as well as many other visitors and activities. Our fabulous JKC staff are all qualified, experienced, first aid trained and ready to give your child a wonderful summer camp experience. Check our website www.jerichokidsclub.com for full details or call us at 604-736-4080. We look forward to hearing from you.

Learn All About Bees

All welcome on this family friendly talk and tour of Kitsilano honey bees.

Guided by local bee expert Tony Puddicombe, you'll learn about the life of bees from hive to honeypot.

  • Talk:Saturday June 27 @11am
  • Tour Saturday July 25 @11am
  • Meet: MLA David Eby's Community Office 2909 West Broadway.

Register https://kitshoneybees.eventbrite.ca

For more information contact Tony Puddicombe at topped@gmail.com