PAC Meeting December 5th – Agenda

Dear Parents,
Please find attached a copy of the PAC Agenda for the upcoming PAC Meeting.
Along with some important financial updates, we are excited to hear from Rosa and Karen about staffing changes, Communicating Student Learning and Inquiry.
Meeting is Wednesday December 5th from 6:30-7:30pm in the NRP Learning Commons.
Hope to see you all there!
Jody

 

December 2018 PAC Agenda

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COMING SOON TO NRP….Santa`s Workshop!

One of NRP`s amazing Grade 8 students has designed an amazing school fundraiser and PAC is so proud to be supporting her.
 
Her idea? 
Gather gently used books, toys, and games from NRP families and sell them for a Loonie $1 or a Toonie $2 (please note that if there are larger items then prices may vary but the idea is to make this a fun, affordable way to re purpose and buy gifts).
 
What do we need from parents/students?? 
We need you to look through your bookshelf and toy box and find items still in great shape but that you have no use for any longer. 
Bring it into your child`s community before Wednesday December 12th
 
On Friday December 14th 
Come to the school before you pick up your child and do some pre holiday shopping. There will even be gift wrapping by donation available!
 
We hope to have many families participate in not only bringing in items no longer used at home, but also browsing for gifts for their kids (or to donate to other charities)
Please note that this fundraiser is being designed, planned and run by students and they will decide where to spend the money raised. PAC is simply supporting them where needed to make this a great fundraiser.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email.
Jody

Msg. From NRP: Rain, Rain, Go Away! Dress for Rainy Vancouver Weather!

Please ensure your child is well dressed for the rainy Vancouver weather.

For those who attended school in BC, you will remember that throughout your childhood, rain (or snow) never stopped children from playing outside at recess and lunch. Sometimes schools had a basement, sometimes an undercover area, sometimes neither.  Regardless, we were encouraged to dress for the weather and “get some fresh air.”

We continue to share the same message with children since we live in Vancouver and it rains more than we like!  We also share this message because teachers have supervision free recess and lunch.  We cannot ask them to supervise children on rainy days.  Rather, our Supervision Aides supervise outside where sight lines allow for easier supervision of students.

I was outside all lunch hour with a rain jacket and hood supervising children.  I also got very wet but did not wet my clothes or socks because i had a rain coat on and I did not step in puddles, nor lie down in puddles like some children, surprisingly, chose to do.

Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed for the rain.  If your child was particularly wet, check in with them to see what they would need to better protect themselves from the rain.

Thank you,

Rosa

Yearbook Orders and Lost and Found

Yearbooks: Are you wanting to order a yearbook? If you order before December 1 then the price is only $25 each. After that the price will be $30.
We have also created a quick link to the Yearbook ordering on our website! 
Lost and Found:  Is your child missing a jacket, water bottle, lunch kit, umbrella or any piece of clothing?? If so it may just be in the NRP Lost and Found. There are enough jackets here to fill a clothing store! Please come take a look. If it belongs to you then please take it home. Early December we will gather all remaining lost and found items and donate them!

 

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To all parents **but especially Grade 8 Parents ** Help Needed Tomorrow morning

One of our amazing parents, Fariba, is organizing the Grade 7 and 8 Hoodies. A group of 4 parents came today to size the kids who ordered.

We are looking for 1-2 more parents – Preferably Grade 8 parents so they can support their children – to help tomorrow morning.

Your help is needed from 8:45am until about 10:00am (or whenever we finish). It is easy work but WE NEED GRADE 8 PARENT HELP!

Please email me if you can come: rosepointpac@gmail.com

Remembrance Day Ceremony Thursday, No LEGO Robotics Wed., No School Monday

Remembrance Day Ceremonies: Each year the school holds Remembrance Day Ceremonies. This year the K-4 ceremony will take place Thursday at 9:45am. The Grade 5-8 Ceremony will be held at 11:00am. Parents are welcome to attend. Please note that this ceremony is a silent one so no clapping or talking throughout please.

All children will wear a Poppy. If you do not have one, your child may get one from the office. There are also donation boxes there if you wish to donate a loonie or a toonie.

LEGO Robotics: Please note that class is cancelled this week!

No School Monday: Along with Friday being a ProD day, Monday there is no school. This is in lieu of Remembrance Day which falls on Sunday this year.

Goal Setting Conference Appointment Booking

Dear Parents,

It has come to my attention that some parents are a bit confused about how the Goal Setting Conference works and when they can book with the teacher.

All the necessary information, including the link to sign up, was posted on the NRP App by the school November 2. There is no separate notices being sent home.

Please DOWNLOAD THE APP to find the sign up link:

For Android phones:   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sia.nrps

For Apple Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/norma-rose-point-school/id895615029?mt=8

Once you have the NRP App scroll down to the notice named: “Goal Setting Conferences”. There you will find instructions and the sign up link.

Along with that it is the main tool for the school administration to keep parents informed. In case of any emergency, the NRP App will be the tool used for communication! The App also sends reminders about daily and/or weekly events at the school. The NRP App allows for translation in many, man languages!      The App also allows your child`s teachers to communicate to you so please: Go to Settings and turn on Notifications for that Community

 

Thank you

Jody

 

Yearbooks Now on Sale! Pre Order Now!

Preserve memories of friendships and events
A yearbook is a book published annually to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school.
The 2019 Norma Rose Point School Yearbook is consisted with students/staff portraits, community candids, sports, clubs, and major school events, etc. All pictures will carefully be selected by the Yearbook Committee staff and the teachers. We will make every effort to make sure that every kid will appear on the yearbook at least twice.
Don’t wait to reserve the 2019 NRP Yearbook! Buy online now at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2591825/Norma-Rose-Point-School/.Yearbooks are on sale for just $25. Price will go up to $30 after Dec. 31, 2018.
These are the days you and your kid will want to remember forever. Buy your yearbook now to make it unforgettable.
NRP Yearbook Committee