Once again, the McBride PAC has partnered with First Aid Hero to offer both the Red Cross Babysitting Course and the Stay Safe Course for McBride families at a discounted rate. The McBride PAC will subsidize $20/per student until June 30th.
First Aid Hero has moved all courses online and offer a variety of dates and times for each course, including weekends, Pro D days and Spring Break. McBride families can choose the dates and times that work best for them.
Please visit First Aid Hero to register. Include the promo code MCBRIDE when you register to ensure your fee is discounted.
Please CLICK HERE for some important information about washing the 3S mask all students received last week. The masks are very fragile if not handled correctly. Please note that you should not squish or squeeze them to get the water out after washing as it damages the mask’s nano filter.
Thank you to Lisa W for sharing this information and the image.
Please join us via Zoom tonight for the February PAC meeting. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s Update. Please view the February Agenda HERE and the January Meeting minutes HERE. The Zoom link was included in the February newsletter.
Our school is participating in the City of Vancouver’s School Active Travel Planning (SATP) program which seeks to encourage and promote walking, cycling, and rolling to school. The program takes place over two years and includes several types of projects to address barriers to active travel such as:
Gathering information from students and families about their travel choice
Creating a school travel action plan
Upgrading transportation infrastructure near the school
Education and encouragement activities related to active travel
Other initiatives with support from our safety partners (e.g. Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Coastal Health, etc.)
Studies have shown that active travel has many benefits for students, the community, and the environment. To learn more about the program, please visit ancouver.ca/school-active-travel.
The SATP team is meeting with the McBride administration on February 16th, 6-7pm and the McBride community is invited. This is a one-hour online meeting offering an opportunity for you to share your feedback in regards to safety at your school. This information will help the SATP team in creating a school travel plan that considers the needs of the school’s students and families.
Please view the City of Vancouver invitation for more information, including the meeting link, HERE.
Please join us via Zoom tomorrow – January 27th – at 6:00pm for our January PAC meeting. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s Update. Please view the January Agenda HERE and the November Meeting minutes HERE.
Please note the agenda was updated on January 26 to reflect an update to the New Business section.
Option 4 Families of Vancouver SD#39 is working to provide support and connection for the over 3,400 Option 4 students in Vancouver and their families. This group provides a place to share resources, provide support on hard days, and share stories. If you are an Option 4 family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or visit the group’s Facebook or Slack group. Direct links are below.
Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00pm for our next PAC meeting. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s Update. The Zoom link, January Agenda and November Meeting Minutes will be shared via the PAC Newsletter this week.
Your Purdys order will be available for pickup on December 14th. We are working on logistics and will share more details about where and when closer to the date.
A warm thank you to everyone who purchased chocolates and sweet treats. This fundraising was a great success, raising over $1400. PAC fundraising efforts like this one support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year as well as additional funding for classroom supplies and enrichment.