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Weekly Newsletter
Hi everyone,
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all those teachers who made the Carisbrooke concert such a success. Carisbrooke has always produced the most amazing end of year concerts and this year was no exception. A tremendous effort went into ensuring the success of coordinating 340 children singing and dancing on a stage for 90 minutes. 

The concert also heralds the start of the last week of school before the winter break, when excitment is at fever pitch. The decorations are up, the resident elves (for those of us who have them) have made many a noctural excursion, and houses are filled with the smell of Christmas cookies and trees.  Don't miss out on the last School Christmas event of the year, the Band Bash
at 7 pm on the 17th in the gym.

For those of you who may be taking your kids out of school a few days early for the winter break, the front desk has asked that parents inform them  by phone or email as a priorty and not just the teacher. Most of our teachers do not have the opportunity to check emails for the first couple of hours of the day,  by which time the front desk has initiated the tracking process. 

Planning for the next PAC event,  the Adult Social, has started. Please let Hillary Reid know if you are interested in Volunteering. See below for more details. 

And finally, unless there is a special need to communicate, this will be the last weekly newsletter of 2014. The next newsletter will come out on Sunday January 4th, 2015. I hope that everybody has a wonderful winter break and a happy New Year, and I look forward to seeing you all next year.  



Upcoming important dates

Frozen Themed Gingerbread House raffle draw on Monday the 15th. 
Winter Wonderland themed Gingerbread House raffle draw on Sunday the 21st.
This Week

Mon. Dec. 15 
Draw for Frozen Themed Gingerbread House at the School

Tues. Dec. 16 
Chess Club registration closes

Wed. Dec. 17 
Band Bash 7 pm in school gym

Thurs. Dec. 18

Fri. Dec. 19
No lunchtime Games and Art
Last day of school before winter break


cpac news
Gingerbread House Raffle
The Frozen Themed Gingerbread house raffle will take place on Monday 15th at the school. The lucky winner will be informed later that day and the house can be collected from the school The community gingerbread house with a Winter Wonderland Theme can be seen at Sprout Organic Market, 700 East 7th Street, NV (right across from the British Butcher and Mount Royal Bagel Shop). Draw for this house will be on the 21st at Sprout Organic Market.  Funds raised by both the Frozen themed house and the Winter Wonderland Themed House will be donated to Carisbrooke.
Chess Club
Chess Club registration for  both the Primary and Intermediate Chess Club closes on Tuesday the 16th.  Please remember if interest exceeds space we will randomly draw names. 
Knitting Club
The weekly lunchtime Knitting Club,  open to both experienced and beginner knitters, will be starting in the new year. Information will be available in early January. We are need of parent knitters to help out. Contact Rebecca at if you are keen to volunteer. Yarn donations would be very welcome and a box will placed outside the libary.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Review our volunteer page to see how you can help out. 

WEEKLY Comment from our Crossing Guards.
 "If you park across the street from the school, please don't jaywalk with your small children. Be a good role model, walk down to the crosswalk and wait for the grossing guard to let you cross safely" The office has given the Crossing Guards GOTCHAs to hand out for being SAFE."

Carisbrooke Adult Social
Parents, mark your calendars for Friday, February 27 at the NSWC for this year's adult social/Carisbrooke fundraiser.
We are aiming to make this event bigger and better than ever!  Live music, food, silent and live auction, fundraising events, and more!!
Join us for a great night of fun!  Watch for ticket sales in 2015!!
**At this time, we are beginning our search for silent and live auction items.  We are beginning to collect such items as hockey tickets, accommodations (hotel or cabin), ski packages, spa packages, services (i.e. designer, gardener, chef…), golf, wine baskets, etc…**
If you have an item or service you can offer, we'd love to hear from you.  Please contact Hillary Reid at for further details.


school news
Carisbrooke Elementary

 School Giving tree
The School Giving Tree gift coordination is now complete for this year and hopefully everyone managed to deliver their gifts to their teachers on Friday. All gifts will be collected and sorted on Monday afternoon for delivery on Tuesday. 

Band Bash
Don't miss out on the Band Bash, Wednesday the 17th in the school gym at 7 pm.

Kindergarten Registration for 2015/2016
Kindergarten Registration for 2015/2016 closes on the 19th December. So if you have not completed your forms now is the time to do so. 



Christmas Theatre

A Few of my Favourite Things! Celebrate the Season with music and song. Special guest appearance by Jay Brazeau fresh from his USA Tour of The Wizard of OZ. A chorus of Tap Dancing Elves! A Sing along! Your favourite requests and those special songs that touch your heart! Presentation Theatre, Dec 11,-14,18 &21. 7:30 in the evening or 2pm matinee

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Traditional Christmas
Metro Vancouver’s most beloved Holiday music tradition plays to sold out houses in South Delta, Burnaby, the North Shore, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver! Get your tickets very early. Centennial Theatre, Fri, Dec 19th 4:00 and 7:30.

Centennial theatre also presents a festive holiday concert hosted by Christopher Gaze. The Royal City Youth Ballet perform the seasonal classic, The Nutcracker on December 21st. 

Dashing through the Snow
An equestrian public art work can be see on display in Victoria Park on Lonsdale Avenue. Depicting life many years ago, horses  ascend from the waterfront and haul supplies up the steep Lonsdale Avenue incline to developing commercial and residential work sites. The stainless steel hoof prints on the sidewalk lead to the trough where the horses can be found. 


Library connection. 
School District information and links.

Carson Graham Secondary.  
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