This morning Vancouver School Board Superintendent of Schools, Suzanne Hoffman, sent an email update to families about what to expect next week as we all adapt to the limitations resulting from COVID-19.
The VSB has posted the letter and other COVID-19 updates and information to the Vancouver School Board website. Please view their COVID-19 News page HERE. They are also sharing news and information via Twitter – @VSB39
In addition, on March 25th the BC Ministry of Education compiled and posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Continuity of Learning. You can view the PDF HERE.
We hope you are all safe and well and hanging in there. We promise to share news as we can.
As you may be aware, the Ministry of Education announced that schools across BC will close indefinitely in an attempt to slow down and control the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we will be suspending all McBride PAC activities including PAC meetings, hot lunch, school fundraising, and our Summer Carnival. We are disappointed but know this is the right decision to ensure everyone stays healthy and to ensure our finances are in good shape moving into the 2020/2021 school year.
We are hopeful the school will open quickly and our children will be back in class sooner rather than later. We are hopeful the Vancouver School Board will move forward with our new playground as scheduled. However, the situation is unprecedented and things are changing quickly. We just don’t know what to expect. We promise to share updates as we learn what is going on.
While classroom lessons are suspended it is expected that schools will implement a variety of measures to ensure continued learning for students. Details will be shared by the Vancouver School Board as they becomes available. We promise to share news and information with you as we learn more.
We want to thank you for your contributions and support to date. What a year! You are an amazing community. Let’s continue to work together and support each other in these uncertain times. And let’s look forward to celebrating our school, playground and community as soon as we are able.
We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you, if you have the means, to support the local businesses both in our neighbourhood and across the city. Many of these businesses rely on income made during spring breaks, spring activities, and lunch sales, and they provide invaluable services to our school and our community. If you are one of these businesses and are adapting your business to respond to COVID-19 please feel free to let us know, and we will share these initiatives on our Facebook page.
McBride PAC Executive
Join us tomorrow – Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00pm – for the March PAC meeting. This is your opportunity to learn more about PAC initiatives and school activities including the Principal’s update, playground upgrades, the Summer Carnival and more. Meetings are held in the school library and childcare is provided. We hope to see you there.
Please review the March Agenda and February Meeting Minutes in advance of the meeting. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we will not print copies of the minutes. Please bring your own.
Bring the whole family and prepare to have a blast at our first ever Rock ‘N’ Beau Dance Party. Join us in the gym. The beats drop at 6pm tomorrow – Friday, March 6th – and the music won’t stop…..until 8pm.
The cost is $5/child and includes a photo booth, face painting and more. Adults are free. The McBride PAC concession will be open selling pizza, drinks and goodies. All proceeds will go to the McBride PAC.
Rock ‘N’ Beau Parties are safe, inclusive and fun dance parties for the whole family. Host and DJ Rachel Beau will lead the fun. Don’t miss it!
We have a small and very dedicated group of parents who serve our hot lunch. We are looking for a few more to round out the ranks. If you’re available during the day around lunchtime, and would be interested in volunteering on occasion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you can bring younger children if they are also at home with you. Hot lunch is typically served Tuesday to Thursday. Volunteers would need to be on hand from 11:30-12:30. This is our biggest fundraiser.
The Sir Richard McBride Elementary PAC is pleased to present the first ever ROCK ‘N’ BEAU DANCE PARTY
Join us in the gym Friday, March 6th from 6-8pm for an epic dance party with Host and DJ Rachel Beau.
Rock ‘N’ Beau Parties are created with the intention of providing a safe, inclusive and fun dance party experience for kids. Host and DJ Rachel Beau will lead kids through a series of interactive activities that promote inclusivity and encourage everyone to participate and celebrate together. The night will include a photo booth, balloon fun, face painting and lots of dancing.
The cost is $5/child. The McBride PAC concession will be open selling pizza, drinks and goodies. All proceeds will go to the McBride PAC.
We look forward to seeing you there. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Can you help? We need VOLUNTEERS!
Please contact email@example.com if you can…
– Help set up or take down
– Monitor games or photo booth
– Work concession
Thank you to everyone who attended McBride Elementary’s first ever Imagine Gala. The event was a HUGE success raising $12,500 for our new playground.
Support for the playground addition has been amazing and we could not have done this without everyone in the community. Thank you. We are so excited to share that fundraising for Phase 1 is complete and VSB crews will break ground this summer.
We look forward to sharing information about Phase 2 with everyone soon.