From Vancouver Coastal Health: (Full press release here)
A total of eight measles infections have been identified in Vancouver this week.
Measles is a highly infectious disease that spreads through the air. Close contact is not needed for transmission. The disease can also be spread through sharing food, drinks, cigarettes, or kissing an infected person.
Symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, and red eyes, followed a few days later by a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the chest. Complications from measles can include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), convulsions (seizures), deafness, brain damage, and death. An infected person can spread measles before knowing they have been infected. People are infectious to others from four days before to four days after the onset of rash.
If you develop the early symptoms of measles, please call your doctor’s office first and tell them that you think you may have measles so they can book you in at a time that will ensure you don’t expose others. This will allow your doctor to take precautions to protect other patients. Please also call Vancouver Coastal Health’s Public Health Team at 604-675-3900 for advice and to report any illness.
To get your vaccine contact:
For more information on immunization rates at Sir Richard McBride Elementary and other schools visit Vancouver Coastal Health’s immunization coverage page.
All VSB schools are closed today, Tuesday Feb 12. Enjoy the day! Check vsb.bc.ca for further updates.
We are excited to welcome the next class of kindergarten students to the school in the fall of 2019. Please note that priority registration ends on January 31, 2019, and if you register after that date, there is a risk that you may not be accommodated at your catchment school (or included in the draw in the event that the school is full.)
Please ensure that you have completed both the online application (available at kchoice.vsb.bc.ca) and brought the supporting documentation to the school by that date.
P.S. Once your enrolment is confirmed, please contact us to be added to the PAC email list to be notified of hot lunch and more.
Calling all bakers! Please send all your delicious baked goodies to school this Thursday, December 13 for our 3 pm bake sale!
Morning drop off works best for you? Drop off those goodies to the office! We’ll take care of the rest! Coming to pick up your pie/cookie order?
Easier to drop off at that time (approx 1:30 to 2:30)… no problem… we’ll be setting up in the same area of the garden basement! Last but definitely not least…. please send some twonies and loonies with your child!
The Grade 6s and 7s enjoyed their trip Victoria. They toured the Royal Victoria Museum and the legislature buildings. They even spotted Premier Horgan, some cabinet ministers and the leader of the Green Party!
We are now partnered with Spud. If you order one of their produce boxes, or some of their natural groceries, we get a portion of the sales. To participate:
1. Head over to SPUD.ca and create a free account.
2. Once signed in, select a fundraising box from SPUD.ca/fundraising and add it to your cart.
3. At checkout, enter the promo code FUNDRAISING and choose our group from the drop-down list.
4. Your order will be delivered to your home or office and we will get a donation from SPUD!