Share Your Experience Getting to School!

Sir Richard McBride Elementary is participating in the City of Vancouver’s School Active Travel Planning program to encourage and promote walking and cycling to school. The program takes place over two years and includes several types of projects to address barriers to active travel:

  • Gathering information from students and families about their travel choices
  • Creating a school travel action plan
  • Upgrading transportation infrastructure near the school
  • Promoting active travel education and awareness

Every family’s feedback is important to the success of the program. Please take a few minutes and share information about how your child/children get to and from school. You can also share information about areas around the school that you believe need specific attention such as crosswalks, parking zones, and more. The information collected will help to create a school travel plan that considers the needs of the school’s students and families.

https://survey.vancouver.ca/s3/Year-1-McBride-Elementary

Please complete ONE survey per child by May 14th, 2021.

If you have any questions about the survey or the School Active Travel Planning program, please contact the City of Vancouver’s School Active Travel Planning team at schoolactivetravel@vancouver.ca.

April PAC Meeting is Tomorrow!


Please join us via Zoom tomorrow – Wednesday, April 28th – at 6:00pm for our next PAC meeting. Learn more about PAC initiatives, school activities and hear the Principal’s Update. Please view the April Agenda HERE and the February Meeting Minutes HERE

Zoom details were shared in the April Newsletter. Or email the PAC at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com for the link.

McBride Elementary Spring Plant Fundraiser

The McBride PAC has partnered with Growing Smiles Fundraising for our spring fundraiser. Choose from a variety of plant options – hanging baskets, 10-pack petunias, outdoor patio planters and more. There is something for every gardner and every type of garden – with partial proceeds supporting the students of McBride. 

Please visit https://sirrichard.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home to place your order. Orders will be available on Tuesday, May 25th. The PAC will be in touch to organize delivery or pick up. 

PAC fundraisers like this one support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year as well as additional funding for classroom supplies and enrichment. We can not do this without you.

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