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Hi everyone

Halloween has come and gone, along with most (but not all) of the candy. I would like to say a enormous thank you to all the volunteers who made the Halloween Dance such a huge success; event organizers Hillary & Jess,  Tracey Cross, Anne Dubberley, Elspeth Hart, Margaret Yaworski, Jennifer Jackson, Michelle Kearns, Cari Snell, Rahel Thomson, Ally Thomas, Rae Withers, Jitka Holt, Judith Nitsch, Emma McDonald, Rosalind Genge, Nicole Turcotte, Michaela Brooke, Heather Elliott, Alexa Easton, Nicole Robins, Pam Haglof, Cheryl Mitchell, Rebecca Telfer, Sheri Gul, Shaira Tarin, Linda Senenki, Laurie Kennedy, Reshma Withers, Sandra Hunter, colleen Hyland, Pam Hoffman, Julie Taylor, Melanie Zimmerman,  Collette Ostler,  Edalee Maritz, Tanya Scott and Lucy Cayuela. 
 very special mention as well to the Grade 7 Haunted House parent coordinator Jirina and the Grade 7 parents who produced an amazing Haunted house in the true spirit of Halloween, as well as to all the Grade 7 students who worked so hard in making it a spooky success.

To most families Karen Halls is a familiar name, having been the School Front Office Administrative Assistant for many years. We will be celebrating Karen's Retirement this month. Should you wish to participate please see below for more details. 


And lastly, Carisbrooke has always been a very generous community both in terms of donations and in supporting one another. Many of us know of families in our community who have recently lost loved ones.  The broader community of the north shore has selected one of our families as the recipients of the proceeds from an 6th Annual Online Christmas Craft Fair. Please see below for more details on the fantastic community event.

Upcoming important dates

8 Nov to 11 Nov.

Friday Nov. 21

Nov. 24-27 @ school library

This Week

Mon. Nov. 3

Nov. 4
Choir Gr. 4-5 @ 8:00 a.m. sharp

Nov. 5
Fun Lunch: Mixed Menu

Thurs. Nov. 6
Choir Gr. 4-5 @ 8:00 a.m. sharp

Fri. Nov. 7
Remembrance Day Assembly


cpac news
Poinsettias Sale Nov 3 - Nov 12
Our annual Poinsettias sale starts on Nov 3rd. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to buy poinsettias for the Christmas season. Remember a portion of the proceeds go to the PAC. Orders will close on Wed Nov. 12 and plants will be delivered on Friday Nov.28. For more information go to

Volunteers Needed - Friday Lunchtime Activities 
Starting in November, the library will be open on Fridays during lunch for students who wish to escape the cold, rainy weather and play board games with their friends. To make this happen we need a few parents to help supervise. If you are interested and can commit to 1 Friday/month 12-1 pm. November through March, please contact Rebecca at

Karen Halls Retirement Celebration
As you know, Karen Halls retired at the end of last year and, in order to honor her time and commitment to Carisbrooke Elementary, the CPAC and the school staff are hosting a Retirement Tea for Karen on November 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in our school gym. Although we know that everybody has, in some way, something to thank Karen for, there is limited space for the event, If you wish to attend, please RSVP no later than Nov 7. 

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. 
Halloween Decorations and Baked Goods Dishes
Thank you to everyone who lent us Halloween Decorations and donated baked goods which helped make this years Halloween Dance such a success. All decorations and dishes can be located in the change room in the Gym. Anything that is left by Tuesday the 4th November we will assume to have been donated and will be added to our Halloween Supplies box. 

school news
Carisbrooke Elementary
Recycling Program Our school has been entered in the returnit recycling program and contest by Encorp. Our school can win up to 1000$ for bringing in the most juice boxes, plastic and glass bottles and drink pouches. Also, all money collected from the containers goes back to the school. More information can be found at Or search "return it" school program on google. You can track how many containers our school has returned and the place our school is in on the website too.

Remember daylight saving ends on Sunday - clocks go back by one hour. 

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.

Donations for the Poppy Day fund can be given in at the front office from Nov 3 and in the classroom's Nov 7. 

6th Annual Online Christmas Craft Fair
Every year a family in need is selected by the community organizers of this event as the recipient of all the proceeds raised. This year the proceeds are for a Carisbrooke family,  the family of Chelsea Steyns who passed away in the summer of 2013. 
 For those of you interested in participating you can either donate your talents (in the form of baking, sewing, design, tapestry etc) to the craft fair or you can bring your cash/cheque book to purchase items. Or you can do both.  If you are able to help and require more please contact Leanna Dunn. The deadline is Sunday November 9th so that the order forms can be compiled. 

Food and Organic Waste Documentary
Metro Vancouver will be banning food and organic materials from waste facilities beginning in January 2015. A documentary on food waste will be aired on Knowledge Network, November 4th @ 9:00 pm https://www/


NVPAC All Candidates meeting on Thursday November 6.
The North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council Presents the 2014 School Trustees All Candidates Meeting for the 2014 Municipal Elections.


Celebrate Canadian Literature!
At the event the organisers will be livestreaming the 
Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards Ceremony from Toronto. There will be drinks and appetizers, prizes, & readings of the nominated books. Hosted by JJ Lee, acclaimed Vancouver Author and CBC Radio Host. 
Date: Monday, November 10, 2014
Time: Doors open at 4:30pm, awards ceremony livestream begins at 5:00p
Location: Lynn Valley Main Library, Community Room

Library connection. 

School District information and links.

Carson Graham Secondary.  
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