NRP Parent Conversation Group & Reading Group – Mar. 2

NRP Parent Conversation Group

When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:00 – 10:00AM
Where: NRP Learning Commons
Topic: Digital Literacy & Online Safety

NRP Parent Reading Group

When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Where: NRP Learning Commons
Theme: Friendship, Bullying, and Identity

Suggested readings:
Gr. K-3 reading level:
The Hundred Dresses*, by Eleanor Estes (1944)

Gr. 4 and up reading level:
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio (2012)
The 6th Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman (1998)

All books are available through the Vancouver Public Library.  Starred* titles are also available for browsing in the NRP Learning Commons (Parent Reading Group box).  Becoming familiar with at least 1 of the suggested books beforehand is encouraged, but not required for participation.  Any format is fine, including print, e-book, audio, film, and translated editions.

Questions? Please contact the Parent Education Committee via the form at


Reminder for Mar/Apr lunch ordering & lunch volunteer signup

This is a kind reminder for March & April lunch ordering, if you haven’t placed an order for your kid for March and April, please note that Feb.26 is the deadline for the week of Mar. 5, 2018. The closing window is 7 days.
Have questions about lunch? Please email:

We are still looking for lunch volunteers in March and April, if you can spare 1 hour (11:30am-12:30pm) to help running the lunch program, please click on the links below to signup. Thank you!

March 2018
March 5 to 9
March 12 to 16

April 2018
April 3 to 6
April 9 to 13
April 16 to 20
April 23 to 26
April 30 to May 4

Scholastic Book Fair

Here is a letter from the school librarian. They are also looking for volunteers to help with the book fair, if you are interested, please signup online:

Dear Parents and Families, 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school on March 7 & 8! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.
We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this vital literary event is a key part of helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.
You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our Book Fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. Visit the Scholastic Book Fairs website at to get more detailed information about these books.
One great way to ensure our children get started with reading and keep on reading all year long is with the Classroom Wish List program. We urge you to look for your teachers list at the fair. Purchasing books and donating them to your child’s classroom can give readers even greater access to the books they want to read by expanding existing classroom libraries. If your teacher has not filled out a wish list you and your child can choose an appropriate book for their class. Every generous gift you make will be recognized with a special bookplate identifying your family or child as the donor.
A Book Fair flyer was sent home that provides a preview of only a FEW of the many books available to purchase at our Fair. The flyer also contains a special draw ballot that parents can deposit DURING our event. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom! 
Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair and thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary event. Thank you for believing in books and the impact of reading on your child’s future.

Book Fair Dates:

March 7th 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

March 8th 8:00 am-9:00 am & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pam & Adrienne

Help needed for Book Fair

NRP Learning Commons is hosting another Scholastic Book Fair on March 7th 2-5:30pm & March 8th 8-9am & 2-5:30pm (to coincide with the parent conferences). Duties will include cashier (2-3 per shift), patroller (1-2 per shift), and traffic control (1 per shift). Scholastic is a great fund raiser adding more books to the Learning Commons.

Please click on the follow link to sign up.

Thanks for volunteering!

a couple of community events

Key dates and tips for the team:
Beat the Rush and Save $! 
Save $’s per team member when you register by
midnight on February 16 ($22 Youth, $35 Adult).
You can continue to become a team members until the Final Deadline:  March 16 ($32 Youth, $40 Adult)
Win the Team A Cash Prize!
Our school could win a cash prize!  Prizes are:
Largest Secondary & Elementary Schools – $600 each
2nd Largest Secondary & Elementary Schools – $400 each
Largest School Team from outside the Lower Mainland – $400
Largest Youth Organization – $300
Random Draw Prizes – Secondary/Elementary School, Club or Youth Organizations – $300


Call for library volunteers

NRP Librarians are looking for parent volunteers to help organizing books in the library (Learning Commons).

They are happy to have parents come independently at times that work for them (in the morning around drop off, pick up, before hot lunch volunteers, etc). They can meet during a lunch or a Wed. morning to give the parents a training session.

If you are interested, please email with your availabilities. Thank you!

Multicultural Day – Thank you!

Thank you to the amazing parents/teachers, along with our great PAC Social Event Committee put on a spectacular Multicultural Day.
All of the K-5 communities had an opportunity to explore amazing art projects and learn incredible facts about the countries/culture.
Not only do we appreciate ALL the parents who spent weeks preparing and the entire day today sharing their culture, we are so glad to see their kids helping out the booths, showing their peers. Also, a sincere thanks to the school admin and teachers for your support and the middle school volunteers who helped throughout the day and help with clean up at the end.
We are very fortunate to have three performances for the Gr.1-5 kids in the small gym this afternoon, thanks to the Choom Narae Traditional Korean Dance Crew, Emily Li Dance Studio and Indigenous Drummers of NRP for your amazing performances!
If you would like to see more, check out the NRP Twitter account twitter:


PAC Meeting/Multicultural Day

PAC Meeting

The next PAC meeting is scheduled on Feb. 6 @ 6:30pm in the Learning Commons. Please join us for an hour meeting, especially for those who has never attended one, we’d love to see more parents there. As always, free child minding will be provided.
Meeting Agenda-Feb. 2018           Meeting Minutes – January 16, 2018 (DRAFT)

Multicultural Day
There are some changes on the Multicultural Day schedule, here is an updated one:

Displays in the Big Gym
Time Community
9:10 – 9:50 Sword Fern (Gr. 1/2)
9:50 – 10:30 Cedar (Gr. 3)
10:30 – 11:00 Recess
11:00 – 11:35 Div. 2 & Douglas Fir (K & Gr. 4)
11:35 – 12:10 Hemlock (Gr. 5)
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch
1:10 – 1:50 Div. 1, 3 & 4 (K)
1:50 – 2:20 Alder (Gr. 1/2)
Dance Performances in the K5 Gym
All grade 1 – 5 classes attend
Time Activity
1:15 – 1:35 Korean and Chinese Dances


Gr. 1-4 Concert – Thank you!

On behalf of all parents, I’d like to thank all the amazing teachers and students who put a lot of efforts to bring a wonderful performance tonight!

Thank you for those parents who stayed and helped stacking all the chairs and moved all the instruments back to their rooms; also, thank you for supporting the Grade 8 students with their “snack bar” fundraising for their end of year activities.

Sharon Yu