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Weekly Newsletter
Hi everyone,
On Thursday last week after school, the School and CPAC hosted a Retirement Tea for Karen Halls, who has been a fixture at our school for many years. What a wonderful event and a great way to say thank you to someone who has played such a big role in our school community for so long. Thank you and well done to  Lucy Cayuela, Darlene Maser and Mrs McNaughton, who were the people responsible for organizing the event. 

Over the past few months a number of parents have put forward ideas for fundraising and various extramural. Sometimes the idea has come about when chatting on the playground or just something someone mentions in passing - but all the great extramural activities that the CPAC is involved in (lunch time games in the library, the chess club, last years technology club and many more) came about because someone (one of our parents) had a GREAT IDEA. If you have an idea for any activity which you think we should know about there is an online form which gives you the opportunity to summarize the idea and let us know about it. 

Later this month the first of the two annual Scholastic Book Fairs will be held in the school library starting on the 21st   November (set up) and the 24th to 27th November (Book Fair). We need  parents to help out in various shifts before school, during lunch and after school. If you would like to volunteer you can sign up here, or on the sign up sheets outside the library.

Upcoming important dates
Friday Nov. 21

Nov. 24-27 @ school library

This Week

Mon. Nov. 17

Tues. Nov. 18
Choir Gr. 4-5@8 a.m. sharp

Wed. Nov. 19
Fun Lunch  - Pizza

Thurs. Nov. 20
Choir Gr. 6-7@8 a.m. sharp

Fri. Nov. 21
Morning Coffee with the PAC 9 a.m.
in the Multipurpose Room

Last Order date for the Card Project

cpac news
Fun Lunch
The Fun Lunch this week is the very popular Pizza Day. Please note that the next fun lunch to have been held on the 10th Dec has been moved to Tuesday Dec 9th due to the Christmas Concert rehearsals. The Fun Lunch on Dec 9th will be Hot Dog Day. 

Card Project 
Our exceptionally popular annual Card Project fundraiser is now underway and the artwork was sent home last week. This is an opportunity to purchase personalized cards and notebooks with your child's art -  they also make wonderful Christmas gifts.   You still have time to order for the later delivery  - order by Friday Nov 21 for delivery Dec 5. Visit for more information or contact Hillary Reid or Marcelle at
Morning Coffee with the PAC. 21st Nov.
The PAC will be hosting a morning coffee  in Multipurpose Room  on Friday the 21st at 9 (just after drop off). The chair and past chair will be there as well as a few of the other executive members. Please join us as it is an opportunity to find out more about the CPAC and various school activities. 
Comments from our Crossing Guard.
Of all the CPAC activities, none have a higher daily profile than our Crossing Guards. Our Crossing Guards volunteer in the rain, snow and sun and we all see them if we are near the school in the morning, and we notice if they are not there. This is a comment from one of our crossing guards this week. 

"if you can see the back tires of the car in front of you, you have enough space to draw out"

school news
Carisbrooke Elementary

Get Caught Reading: Carisbrooke School Library This year our reading theme is "Get Caught Reading". Students are asked to bring in a picture of themselves reading or being read to by a parent or friend. Pictures will be on display on the library bulletin board in the foyer. Students have also been given reading sheets to keep track of the number of days they read. Once a student has read for 25 days they bring in their sheet and receive another recording sheet. Again this year there will be gift certificates for the Scholastic Book Fair. Each Month, when a student hands in their reading record sheet their name will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate to purchase merchandise at our next Scholastic Book Fair. There will be one $10 gift certificate drawn at each grade level. At the end of the year, if the student has read for at least 100 days, they will have a book dedicated in their name given to the library.

A reminder that the Grade 6 Immunizations are happening on the 27th Nov. Any Grade 7 who missed their immunizations last year can attend as well

Where the Wild Things Are: Friday Nov 7 to Tues, 
Nov 18. 10 am, 4 pm, 7 pm $15. This award winning, internationally 
acclaimed production is an intimate 'guided play' experience for all ages 3 to 7
and adults. Presentation House Theatre 333 Chesterfield Avenue,604-990-3474

Good Personal of Setzuan - Life Theatre
Thur. Nov 13 to  Sat, Nov 22 2 pm to 8 pm $22, 15, $10 
Blueshore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 2055 Purcell Way 604-990-7810

Shipyards Christmas Market
Fri Nov, 21 5 pm to 9 pm.
Sat Nov 22 12 pm to 8 pm. There will be over 50 Local Artisans Food Trucks, Live music and an outdoor light display. 
Shipyards Market, Lonsdale Quay. 

Silver Harbour Christmas Market  
Sat Nov 22 , 10 am to 3 pm. The market features Christmas whimsies, fine traditional crafts, refreshments, raffles, books, attic treasures much more. All funds raised go to help support the non-profit Seniors Activity Centre.
144 East 22nd Street


District Library Fundraiser

Join us for the arrival of our official history book, Fifty with a
Fabulous Future
, written by 
Dave Obee, author of the
award-winning look back at libraries throughout British Columbia
The launch will be at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 6,
at the Lynn Valley Main Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

Tickets are just $50 - which includes a copy of the book (value $30), a chance to chat with Dave and Meet Adrian Raeside who contributed the original cartoons to the book. Tickets are available at any NVDPL branch as well as online at

Public Board of Education Meeting
Tues Nov 18 7 pm to 9:30 pm Education Services Centre,
Mountainview Room on 5th Floor 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver BC

Library connection. 
School District information and links.

Carson Graham Secondary.  
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