2016 02 26 Issue #11

This the Eleventh bi-weekly newsletter of the 2015/16!

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Newsletter Contents:

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

Don't forget PAC Fundraising


Gordon Gazette

February 26 2016, Newsletter #11

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Calendar Reminders

Monday Feb. 29 PAC Meeting at Bayview
Friday March 4 Professional Day-Implementation Day
Monday March 7 PIE Meeting at 9:30am at Calhoun’s
Tuesday March 8 Celebration of Learning/Heritage Fair 9-10am @ Main
Wednesday March 9 Report Cards home
Wednesday March 9 Crazy Hair Day (Annex)
Friday March 11 Last Day before Spring Break
Tuesday March 29 School Re-opens
Friday April 1 Performance-First Nations Hoop Dance at the Main
Monday April 4 Class photos at the Main
Tuesday April 12 Class photos at the Annex
Thursday April 14 Talent Show – Main school

 

SCHOOL NEWS

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

Please come and visit our classrooms to see the wonderful work that the students have done on their Heritage Fair and Heirloom projects. They will be displayed in the classrooms at the Main site. The classrooms will be open from 9:00-10:00am on Tuesday, March 8th. On March 9th many of the students will be presenting to judges. The Heritage Fair projects help students learn the inquiry processes and skills: to ask questions, gather, interpret and analyze ideas and communicate findings and decisions.

TAX RECEIPTS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED

If you have donated to the Playground Direct Drive Fund, sponsored a child at last year’s bike-a-thon or bought plants at Christmas there is most likely a tax receipt waiting for you in the main office. Please take a moment to come up to the office and pick them up! If you cannot do this and you want your child to pick them up on your behalf (Main Only), please email the secretary Heidi at haleung@vsb.bc.ca or provide a written note with your child; indicating the following: Name the tax receipt is under, name and division of your child picking up the receipt and permission for them to pick it up on your behalf. Please note if we don’t get an email/message from you we WILL NOT release the receipts. Also we do not have time to hand deliver them to your children they must come to the office to pick them up.

Thank you.

HELP TO PLAN THE FUTURE OF THE VSB

PERFORMANCE – HOJA

On Thursday, March 3 @ 9am in the Auditorium our children will have a chance to hear the Calgary based a cappella group HOJA. They will perform a wide variety of repertoire using only their voices including recent hit songs, new music and beatboxing.

READING LIGHTS

While moving around Vancouver keep your eyes posted for Reading Lights in neighbourhoods across Vancouver. Reading Lights celebrates the work of B.C. Children’s book authors and illustrators and offers unexpected encounters with an array of stories for children and their families on lamp posts near parks, playgrounds, schools and libraries throughout Vancouver. To find a list of where they are located go to the Vancouver Public Library website and look for vpl.ca/readinglights

NEWS FROM GORDON AT THE ANNEX SITE

CRAZY HAIR DAY

Mark your calendars our next Spirit Day is on Wed. March 9, 2016. Wear your hair as Crazy as can be, get creative with hair ties, temporary hair die or use your imagination.

NEWS FROM GORDON AT THE MAIN SITE

VANCOUVER GIRLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Spring Break basketball camp from March 14th to 17th.  There is a limit of 5 players per school. Grades 7 & 8 - 9:00am to 11:00am $30 per player. You can also download the form online at www.vgba.ca/camps

Venue: Britannia Secondary – Gym A&B
Dates: March 14-17 (Mon to Thurs)
Coaches:  Trinity Western University Women's Basketball Program

  • Players should bring a water bottle and basketball if possible.  We will have some extra balls on hand but limited in quantity.
  • Forms and payment to Britannia CST by March 10th!  If players register after March 10th, then they can just show up at the door and hope there's still room!
  • VGBA reversible jerseys available for sale - $25

PIZZA SALES

Pizza will be sold in the lunch room on Fridays.  This is a fundraising effort for the Grade 7’s Quebec trip. They will sell until they run out - hopefully they will have enough pizza for everyone, but they don’t know how popular it will be, so please pack food with your child so no one goes hungry. There are no order forms, cash only. $3 one slice, $5 for two, plain cheese pizza and pepperoni.

PAC NEWS

NEXT SHOPPING CARD ORDERS DUE TUESDAY MARCH 1ST. 

You can:

  1. hand your order to Sheila at the bus stop bus #3/Annex (I'll be in a bright coat) or
  2. hand your order to her at the PAC Meeting, Monday, February 29th at Bayview School (7pm)
  3. leave in the PAC box in the Main School Office or
  4. leave in Margaret's box in the Annex Office clearly marked "Gordon PAC Card Order".

PLEASE - If you do not hand your order directly to Sheila, email her a list of what you want to buy so the order can get started.

In February we had 11 orders (8 families, 2 staff & 1 friend) which raised $262. All funds raised this year are earmarked for the Playground. 
Questions? Contact parent-volunteer at sheilakirkby[at]gmail[dot]com

SAVE THE DATE: BIKE-A-THON - Sunday, May 29, 2016

Last year’s bike-a-thon raised $700 for the Playground and we’re getting ready to do it again! Help is needed to make this happen. Contact Suzan at s.saykam@hotmail.com to be part of this great event.

WANT TO HELP?

Have a fundraising idea? Found a grant we could apply for? Want to organize a pub night? Please contact parent-volunteer sheilakirkby@gmail.com

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK

Are you on Facebook? Like the Gordon School Playground page and use it to share information about all our fundraisers quickly and easily. Get your friends and family involved. https://www.facebook.com/gordonplayground/

COBS BAKERY

Do you shop at Cobs Bakery at Broadway & MacDonald or 4th & Vine? Say you support General Gordon school and Cobs will donate 5% of your purchase to the Gordon Playground fund. Tell your friends, family and neighbours. More information at http://gordonelementary.ca/New_Playground_Fundraisers