Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Courses

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.

More Information – Red Cross Babysitting Course

More Information – Stay Safe Course

Mask Care

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.

Information about McBride Elementary’s participation in the School Active Travel Planning (SATP) program

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.

January PAC Meeting Agenda and More

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 Students and Families

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 kyenta.martins@gmail.com to learn more or visit the group’s Facebook or Slack group. Direct links are below.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/796061151177575/?ref=share

Art Cards coming home this week!

Please watch your child’s backpacks as their Art Cards by Kids order form and sample will arrive home today or tomorrow. Please place your order by Friday, December 4th.

Art Cards by Kids is a fundraiser for the McBride PAC. Partial proceeds from the purchase of your child’s Art Card will be donated to the school. 

A big thank you to McBride families for participating and to teachers and school staff for making this PAC fundraiser possible.

Purdys Pickup

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. 

Purdys Chocolatier Fundraiser

Our PAC Winter Fundraiser 2020 is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for the holidays!

If you’d like to support the McBride PAC through purchasing some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:

https://fundraising.purdys.com/960744-80225

After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates and invite others to join and support our fundraising campaign.

Thank you in advance!