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Weekly Newsletter 
Hi everyone
A HUGE Thank you to everyone who made our Black and Gold Adult Social such a great success and so much fun. Everything was top notch  from the venue, decor and food to the silent auction, cork draw and mystery balloon game.  Although we are still in the process of calculating the final number, we do know that we made over $8 300 on the Silent Auction event alone.  A special thank you should go to Hillary Reid, Jess Franco (Event coordinators),  Rebecca Telfer and Lucy Cayuela (Silent Auction Coordinators), Jirina Kulisek  (Venue setup), Tanya Scott (event promotion material) for their hard work and many, many later nights putting this evening together for us. This was definitely the years most memorable event. A thank you to all the volunteers, Lauren and Tracey (cork draw), Jane (mystery balloons, picture this)  and to Megan, Jitka, Janine, Judith, Michelle, Heidi, Hilary, Pam, Cari, Heather, Jennifer , Rosie and Heidi who all helped out at the Welcome table or Silent Auction Table/prize pickup or other activities. And, of course, a thank you to our teachers who so kindly participated by playing taxi, our numerous events sponsors, our silent auction donors and Darlene for her ever ready printing support. 

Last week seemed to be super busy with so many different activities, so hopefully this week will be a little slower.  Well done to our Intermediate Students for their participation in the Music Festival as well as to the Choir who performed at "A Choral Treat" on Wednesday. Congratulations to our band  who also performed on Wednesday at the Sutherland Zone concert. 

The CPAC February meeting was held on the 18th February in the school library at 7 pm and updates on school and CPAC activities were provided. Please go
here to see the minutes or see all our minutes on the CPAC website

Remember that this week we have Parent/Teacher/Student conferences and there will be early dismissal on Tuesday (3rd March) and Wednesday (4th March). 

Last, but not least, all lost and found items are donated at the end of each term. Please check if any of the items belong to you. 

I hope everybody has a wonderful Spring Break and my next newsletter will be on March 22, the evening before we return to school. 


Upcoming important dates

3 March and 4 March
Parent/Teacher Conferences

4 March and 5 March
Band and String Festival at Mountainside Secondary

7 March to 22 March
Spring Break
This Week

Mon. 2 March
Drop in and Knit in the library at Lunch

3 March
Primary Chess Club Lunchtime (Group 1) 
Parent Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal 2 pm

4 March
Primary Chess Club Lunchtime (Group 2) 
Parent Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal 2 pm

Fun Lunch (Pizza) 

Thurs. 5 March

Fri. 6 March
Last day of school before Spring Break 

cpac news
WEEKLY Comment from our Crossing Guards.
The message from our Crossing Guards this week -

"Please do not back into residents driveways in order to turn around. It is exceptionally dangerous and one of our students, who is also a resident, was almost hit as he walked up his driveway "

"thank you to the 4th Grade student who assisted in setting up the cones on Friday morning"

Also please see this message from the RCMP about keeping our school zones safe. 

Lost and Found

We have a substantial number of items on our lost and found rack. Please remember that at the end of each term the rack is cleared and items donated. Please check and make sure nothing belongs to you. 

Fun Lunch
There will be Fun Lunch on Wednesday. Fun Lunch this week is Pizza Day. 

Used Books
Hang onto those used books you are planning to get rid of. The PAC and Mrs Ferraby will be running a used book sale fundraiser later in the year and will make a call for donations towards the middle of April.


school news
Carisbrooke Elementary
Student led or Parent Teacher Conferences. Conference will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. You child's second formal report for the year will be sent home on Friday, March 6 2015.

Band: The Band will be participating in the Band Festival on Wednesday March 4.  

KNITTING: Do you have a square to spare? the Knitting club would like to reach out to the Carisbrooke Community to help us knit or crochet squares to make into blankets for the homeless (locally) and orphans (Africa). The Lookout Society (Local to the North Shore) has requests for blankets and the Knit-a-Square Foundation in Africa (See Link for instructions) has requests for 20 cm (8 ") squares, from any yarn, which they make into blankets. We could use your donation of a square or two. Please drop off squares in the bucket marked knitting club donation outside the library door. Thank-you
A reminder from the front desk, if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, please inform the front desk by phone or email as a priority


North Vancouver District Library: The library is also offering various activities for children during Spring Break. To learn more click here. 

Daycamps for Spring Break (7 -22 March): Check out the listing of daycamps run through the North Shore recreation commission. Click here. Spring Break creative camps, events and activities offered by the North Shore arts community organizations have something to keep everyone busy over this annual two week holiday. Painting and sculpture classes, drama and cartooning, and one-of-a-kind theatrical experience about cats. 

Youth Awards in City and District of North Vancouver:   Both the City and District of North Vancouver recognize youth aged 10 to 24 for their contributions to the community or for other achievements.   For more information, please follow these links to the respective City and District schemes.  Nominations close on March 25, 2015.
MEND Program at John Braithwaite Community Centre:   MEND: Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-it! 
  Children 7-13yrs, who are above a healthy weight and their families.
 MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier together. This FREE program includes family workshops on health topics followed by fun physical activities for the kids.  While the children are busy being active, parents can share their experiences about transitioning to a healthy lifestyle. The program runs twice a week for ten weeks for two hours each session.  Post program, families receive free recreation passes to encourage sustained changes. (Note, this program is not a diet or a weight loss program.) 
Click here to watch a 5-minute video. This program is funded by Healthy Families BC and supported by BC Parks & Recreation Association and the YMCA of BC & Yukon.  North Vancouver Recreation Commission is the host agency.


   Tracy 604-983-6401 or
   Session #1: April 8 – June 14 (Wed 5:45-7:45pm & Sun 3-5pm) at John Braithwaite Community Centre,
   Session #2: October – December 2015 (Days & Times TBA), Harry Jerome Recreation Centre

North Vancouver PAC Guest Speaker for March 25 is Christopher Burt "The Problem with Discipline" @ Argyle Secondary 7 pm. It is a discussion on how parents can effectively influence their children's behavior through the school years. This seminar examines how children experience their parents  messages differently as they transition through developmental stages and how parents need to adjust their techniques accordingly. This explains why " simple" discipline techniques often don't stand the test of time and can even backfire in the adolescent years, as our children gain news ways of interacting with the world and their brain - and understanding - chance with age. 

Canadian Red Cross First Aid Courses

  • Babysitting in a Day is an interactive and fun course that teaches youth aged 11 to 15 years the business of babysitting. Learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, how to get along and care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children, and how to handle emergencies and provide basic first aid. Cost: $55 (includes the Canadian Red Cross Babysitter’s Manual, Babysitter Wallet Card and Babysitter Wall Certificate). Course date:Saturday, March 14th, 2015, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm @ St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Avenue and 10th Street in North Vancouver. Information/registration: 604-988-8835or email
School District information and links.

Carson Graham Secondary.  
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