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Weekly Newsletter 
Hi everyone
We are in count-down mode to our biggest social event of the year (for the parents that is). Friday evening is our adult social at the North Shore Winter Club and if you do not have tickets you have 24 hours left  in which to purchase. The site will close at 11 pm on Monday evening 23rd. Please take a look at some  of our AMAZING Silent Auction Items which will be up for grabs at the event. 

Fun Lunch orders are now open for the April to June period and will close on Wednesday the 25th Feb. Click here. Please remember that due to ordering constraints from our supply vendors, we will not be able to open the order forms after the 25th Feb.  Also, as the Intermediate Music Festival will be held on the 24th and 25th Feb, Fun lunch has been moved from Wednesday the 25th to Monday the 23rd (Hot Dog Day).

Congratulations to the Carisbrooke students who took part in the West Coast Junior Chess Championship last week. Carisbrooke came 5th  over all.

A reminder that Wednesday the 25th  is early Dismissal at 2 pm. 


Upcoming important dates
23 Feb
Deadline for Tickets for the Adult Social
Signup for Parent Teacher Conferences

24 & 25 Feb
Intermediate School Music Festival

25 Feb
"A Choral Treat" @ Centennial Theatre

25 Feb
Deadline for Orders for Fun Lunch 
Period 3 

27 Feb
Adult Social North Shore Winter Club

2 March to 4 March
Parent Teacher Conferences

7 March to 22 March

Spring Break
This Week

Mon.  23 Feb
Drop in and Knit in the library at Lunch
Full Choir Practice at Lunchtime
FUN LUNCH (Hot Dogs)

24 Feb
Primary Chess Club Lunchtime (Group 1) 
Intermediate Music Festival 

25 Feb
Primary Chess Club Lunchtime (Group 2) 
Early Dismissal (2 pm)

Intermediate Music Festival
"A Choral Treat" 

Thurs. 26 Feb
Fruit and Veg Program: Apples and Milk
No Choir Practice

27 Feb
Black and Gold Adult Social 

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

"Please note that St Kilda is close to school traffic during school hours (so during pick up and drop off).  Cars entering or exiting onto either Carisbrooke or Osborne creates a safety hazard for pedestrians"

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

Fun Lunch
Fun Lunch Orders for the next period (April to June) are open and will close on Feb the 25th. DON't MISS OUT - this order also includes the Hot Dogs for Sports 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.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity. Please join us for a fabulous evening of…
Find out more:
· Purchase tickets 
· Volunteer  Short time slots available.
· Information about our amazing donors and sponsors

 Event Sponsors welcome! Click here or contact Jess.


school news
Carisbrooke Elementary
Student led or Parent Teacher Conferences. Conference sign up sheets will be posted in the front lobby Monday 23 and will take place on Monday March 2 to Wednesday March 4. You child's second formal report for the year will be sent home on Friday, March 6 2015.

The Intermediate Music Festival  (A Choral Treat) performed by students Grade 4 to 7 will be held on  25 Feb at Centennial Theatre.
Click here for more information. 

Monday 23 Feb - Full Choir Practice at Lunchtime
Tuesday 24 Feb - NO CHOIR AT 8am
Tuesday 24 Feb - Intermediate Music Festival for Div 4,5 and 6 (am session) and Intermediate Choir (pm session)
Wednesday 25 Feb - 
Intermediate Music Festival for Div 3 (am session) and Div 1 and 2 (pm session)
Wednesday 25 Feb - "a Choral Treat" Centennial Theatre @ 7:00 pm Tickets ($6.00) available at Centennial Theatre Click here for more details
Thursday 26 Feb - NO CHOIR at 8:00 am (Due to concert the night before) 

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:  Lynn Valley Library will be showing THE LEGO MOVIE on Monday the 23rd. 6:30 to 8:00. An ordinary Lego Construction Worker, though to be the prophesied "Special" is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego Universe into eternal stasis. It is free but registration is required. 

Daycamps for Spring Break (7 -22 March): Check out the listing of daycamps run through the North Shore recreation commission. Click here

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
  • Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR/AED is a one-day course for parents and caregivers of children covering skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to airway, breathing and circulation emergencies. The course covers first aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest, sudden medical emergencies, childhood illnesses, head and spine injuries, wound care and poisons. Cost: $90 (includes manual and certification). Course: Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ St. Stephen’s United Church, 7025 Granville Street and 54th Avenue in Vancouver. Info/registration: 604-988-8835 or email


School District information and links.

Carson Graham Secondary.  
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