Wear Orange Tomorrow

Please join us to wear orange tomorrow to celebrate the Orange Shirt Day. This is to recognize the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and wellbeing and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

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AGM Agenda, Call for Books/Puzzles…

Dear Families,

We are only a few days away from the PAC Agm on Tuesday October 3 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Please find attached a copy of the Agenda : PAC AGM AGENDA 2017

and a Copy of the PAC Executive Nomination Form: NRP PAC Executive – 20172018 (2)

Also we will present the PAC Report: 2015_16 PAC Report

After putting forward for approval the budget items we will launch into a discussion about “Curriculum 101”.  We are extremely fortunate to have two of the Alder Community teachers and Karen Noel-Bentley attending the meeting this time. They will be able to help us guide you through some of the important pieces you as a parent need to know. If you have any specific questions about the Curriculum you would like to make sure are addressed at the meeting, please email it to us at rosepointpac@gmail.com

We are so fortunate to have so many new and amazing teachers starting at NRP this year. With this comes the challenge of some communities lacking important things. The grade 3 and 5 community in particular is in need.

               BOOK DRIVE!

If you have gently used Fiction and Non Fiction books that are appropriate for ages 8-11. (Sci-fi, mystery, action, books about countries, animals….) and are willing to donate them to the school, please drop them off outside the main office. We will set up a box for donations.

               Game/Puzzle and Art Supply Drive:

For Grade 1 and 2 kids: We are also asking that if you have gently used puzzles (100 piece is ideal), Games (like Monopoly junior, Candyland, Scrabble Jr..), cards (Memory games).

Finally: art supplies like bits of cloth, felt, crayons, pencil crayons, paints, sm. cardboard boxes, egg cartons, toilet paper rolls…to please drop it off as well. Many communities around the school use these items for art projects

Orange Shirt Day:  Friday NRP will be celebrating Orange Shirt Day. This is an opportunity for First Nations, governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope of children to come.

PAC Newsletter – Oct. 2017

Please click here for the October PAC Newsletter. There are information regarding the new Safe Arrival Program, PAC AGM, Staff Appreciation Lunch, Goal-setting Conference, as well as some school information. All previous newsletters can be found in PAC Documents.

A friendly reminder that our AGM will take place on Oct. 3 @ 6:30pm, click here for a full list of the PAC Position. If you are interested in a position that has a name already, do not let that stop you….add your name! At the moment, we still in need of PAC Co-Chairs.

 

Updated PAC Executive Sign up/ Safe Arrival Policy-Korean translation

We are still looking for some great people to join the PAC Executive! Here is the current list of parents who have put their names forward for running.

NRP PAC Executive – 20172018 (2)

지역 The Safe Arrival Program(안전 도착 프로그램)이 시작되었습니다.
이 프로그램의 목적은 매일 학생이 학교에 안전하게 도착하였는지를 확인
하기 위함입니다. 아이가 학교를 결석하거나 지각하게 될 경우(휴가, 치과
예약, 질병 등) 학부모가 해주셔야 하는 것입니다:
결석/지각을 둘 중 한가지 방법으로 학교에 알려주세요:
1, 오전 9시 전에 학교로 전화해주세요(604-713-5950). 1번을 누르시
고 결석을 알려주세요. 다음의 정보를 포함하여 또박또박 말씀해주
세요: 학생의 이름, 성명, 디비젼 넘버 또는 선생님 이름; 얼마나 결석
할 것인지, 또는 얼마나 늦는지- 언제 도착할 것인지.
2, NRPS앱에서 Absence항목으로 가셔서 폼을 작성해주세요. 반드시
“submit”(제출) 버튼을 눌러주세요.
만약 아이가 지각을 할 경우, 학교에 들어올 때 오피스에 먼저 들러 도착했
음을 기록하도록 알려주세요.
결석에 대해 미리 알리지 않았을 경우, 학교로부터 전화를 받으실 것입니
다.
협조해주셔서 감사합니다.
Office Team

 

PAC Minutes and PAC Executive sign up list for this year.

I am attaching the PAC Minutes from Tuesday`s meeting. I will put it on file under Documents as well.

NRP PAC Meeting Minutes – September 19 2017

I am also attaching a list of PAC Executive positions. We will be voting in the new group at our October 3rd AGM. Please consider putting your name forward for one of the positions! It is very important we have all positions filled. While it can be some work to volunteer in a positions it is also a lot of fun!

NRP PAC Executive – 20172018

Jody

Safe Arrival Program Information for Parents

The following was posted today on the NRP App. It is extremely important that all parents understand and follow the new procedures. It has been taking up to 3 hours a day for Lily in the office to get through all the unreported late arrivals or absent children. This is way too long and it is preventing the school office from getting other work done. The goal of this program is to quickly identify any child that has not arrived to school so parents can be notified and, if something has indeed happened, the authorities can be called as quickly as possible.

Below is the App notice. I have attached a Chinese translated copy.

校办通知

The Safe Arrival Program started this year throughout the district.  The purpose of this program is to ensure the safe arrival of students at school on a daily basis.  This is what we need parents to do when your child is going to be absent or late for any reason (holiday, dental appointment, sick, etc):

You have one of two ways to report an absence or late arrival to school:

  1. Phone the school at 604.713-5950 before 9:00am.  Press 1 to Report an Absence.Include the following information and speak clearly: Child’s first and last name, division number or teacher, how long they will be away, or if late — when they will arrive.
  2. On the NRPS App, go to Absence and complete the form.  Remember to press “submit”.

If your child arrives late, please remind him or her to report to the office to sign in.

If you don’t report the absence, you will receive a phone call from the school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Office Team

PAC Meeting Agenda

Please find the PAC meeting Agenda for tomorrow`s meeting:

Sept. 2017 Agenda

We hope you will be able to join us. There will be 4 Red Cross Certified Grade 8 babysitters attending so please feel free to bring your child!

If you have a topic you wish to add to the agenda, feel free to email us at rosepointpac@gmail.com

We are also looking towards our AGM on October 3. This is when the new PAC Executives will be voted in. If you would like to volunteer your time, please feel free to sign up. Here is a list of the positions. If you are interested in a position that has a name already, do not let that stop you….add your name!

In particular we are in need of a parent for co-Treasurer, co-Chair, DPAC Rep and a Volunteer Coordinator

Thank you everyone!

Jody

A Few Dates, A Few Items

Tonight: Hope all of you will be able to attend this evenings Meet the Staff Night. Remember to head to your child`s community from 6-6:45pm. After that you are free to go. If you still have questions, feel free to head to the Learning Commons (aka: Library) at 6:50pm. Do not forget to watch the great video from Rosa before tonight!

Friday: Tomorrow is a Pro D Day so no school. I know it has been confusing because the majority of the district is off next week. With the large number of new staff at NRP the school administration felt it important to have them all together as early as possible to start team building and bonding as a group.

Monday September 18: Do you have 45-60 minutes to spare at drop off on Monday?? If so, the school would love your help. There is a lot of new balls and other equipment in storage that need pumping up and sorting into bins for all the communities. This equipment is assigned to each community and used for recess and lunch recess. I am sure the kids would love us to help get it sorted so they can start using it.

If you have time, please email Sharon and I at: rosepointpac@gmail.com

Tuesday September 19: PAC Meeting from 6:30-7:30pm!!! Please join us. We as PAC Executives are really excited about some things happening this year. We are hoping to re-vamp the meetings so there is more topic conversations happening rather than just updates. I will run through a few key points about the school, who the PAC Executive is, what we do, how you can nominate yourself for a position! Also we are so fortunate to have Ms. Rosa and Ms. Noel Bentley attend along with a K5 teacher and Middle school teacher. They will be able to give you some information.

We want to hear from you as to what PAC can assist parents with in terms of educational speakers or topics (ie. reporting and assessing, BC Curriculum and NRP…)

PAC always provides free child care during meetings so please feel free to bring you child! Provided by Grade 8 Red Cross Babysitting Certified students.

We work hard to time out the meeting so we only take 1 hour of your time.

 

Very Important Message sent by Rosa on the App

Meet the Staff Night: Thursday, September 14
We are delighted to invite parents to visit their child’s community on Thursday evening, starting at 6:00pm and ending at 6:45pm. BEFORE attending, parents (“old” and new) are asked to invest 7 minutes watching this hot off the press video, NRP Explained http://siap.ps/5b3fcc The video provides parents an understanding of NRP and how we function.

If after watching the video and after visiting your child’s community, you still have questions, join the admin team and teacher representatives in the Learning Commons (library) from 6:50 – 7:30pm. The format of this gathering will be a question and answer period. As we have 830 students, we are assuming that some of our newer families may wish to ask more questions.

The video script is attached to this app notification with Chinese translation. A huge thanks to parent Sharon Yu, PAC Co-Chair, for investing many hours these past few days translating as I changed the script on her a few times 🙂 Here’s the script: 2017 Welcome 中文.pdf

Professional Development Day – Friday, September 15 (No School)
This upcoming Friday is NRP’s first Professional Development Day. Our school is closed. Our year-long school calendar can be found on the App under Documents, Bell and Calendar.

Message from the VSB
Two letters from the Vancouver School Board were intended to be sent to families and mistakenly weren’t. They were posted to our website but an app alert remained unsent. Apologies. Please refer to two letters below from the Superintendent of Schools and the Official Trustee.

Superintendent and OT joint letter – 2017Sept05 Final
17Sept08_L_to parents, guardians, and staff

Important information about Direct Appeal forms sent home today

Today your child`s teacher should have sent home the 2017/2018 PAC Direct Appeal form. Please ensure you read it.    Please find a digital copy here:

Direct Appeal 2017_18

Donations: We know that not all our families at NRP are financially able to afford to make a donation but we ask those who can, to please consider it. The items listed have been deemed the most important from staff and school administration.

How to Donate? There are 4 ways:

1.  PayPal: If you have a PayPal account, please click here: PayPal link    Please                          submit the bottom portion of the direct appeal form with all your demographics                  for tax receipt (PRINT CLEARLY PLEASE)

2.  Through the “Donation” button on MunchaLunch     Please submit the bottom                    portion of the direct appeal form with all you demographics for tax receipt

3.  By Cheque: Please make cheque payable to Norma Rose Point PAC, place it in a                    sealed envelope with the bottom portion of the direct appeal (containing your                      address etc for the tax receipt).

4.  By cash: Please seal cash in envelope with the bottom portion of the form                            containing your demographics. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH WITH YOUR CHILD                TO SCHOOL.

If you have any questions please email: rosepointpac@gmail.com

Thank you for donating!

Jody