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Weekly Newsletter
Hi everyone,
Hi everyone. I hope everybody is enjoying the first few weeks of the festive season. There are a number of Christmas activities happening this week at Carisbrooke.

The School Giving Tree is up in the front entrance and there are still a few gifts tags left to select. The school Christmas concert is on Wednesday at Centennial Theatre and, unfortunately tickets are SOLD OUT. If, however, you have a spare ticket please email me and I will try and connect you with someone who is looking for a ticket. We have at least 13 families who were not able to get any tickets at all.

We have two Gingerbread Houses on show at the school as part of the Gingerbread House Fundraiser, the small one on display outside the office was a wonderful surprise from Margaret and it will be used as a Gotcha draw by the school for Gotchas earned over the last two week. Raffle tickets will be on sale on Thursday before and after school and Friday after school.

Sign up, for our very popular lunch time activity, chess club, will start on Tuesday the 9th and close on Tuesday the 16th.  The club will start in January and run for 6 weeks. There are two groups grades 1-3 and grades 4-7. If, like in previous years, interest exceeds space a random draw will be done.  We are also looking for parent knitters to volunteer for the weekly lunchtime knitting club which will be starting in January. 

Mark your calendars,  the Carisbrooke Adult Social will be held on the 27th February at the North Shore Winter Club. (See below for more details) We are kicking off the planning for the Carisbrooke Adult Social with a planning meeting in the school library on Monday 8th Dec at 7pm. If you have any questions please contact

Remember FUN LUNCH is on Tuesday this week (Hot Dogs) as Wednesday is the Christmas Concert - and new orders in by 12th Dec. 



Upcoming important dates

Dec 10 @ Centennial Theatre
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. 8 

Tues. Dec. 9 
Choir Practice  at 8:00 in the music room
FUN LUNCH (Hot Dogs)

Wed. Dec. 10 
Carisbrooke Christmas Concert

Thurs. Dec. 11 
Fruit and Veggie Program (only milk for primaries due to Allergies)
Pajama Day

Fri. Dec. 12
Gotcha Draw for small GingerBread House
Choir performance at Park Royal at 10:30
Last day for FUN LUNCH orders for Jan - March
Lunchtime games in the Library and Art in the Multipurpose Room

cpac news
Gingerbread House Raffle
Remember to get your tickets Tuesday and Friday for the Frozen themed house for the draw on the 15th Dec. The community Gingerbread house with a Winterwonderland Theme can be seen at Sprout Organic Market, 700 East 7th Street, NV (right across from the British Butcher and Mount Royal Bagel Shop). Funds raised by both the Frozen themed house and the Winterwonderland Themed House will be donated to Carisbrooke.
Chess Club
Chess Club registration for  both the Primary and Intermediate Chess Club will open on Tuesday the  9th and close on Tuesday the 16th. Each program is 6 weeks in length  with Primaries on Feb 17 & 24, March 3, 24 & 31 and Intermediate on April 7 and Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 10. The club will meet during lunchtime in the Multipurpose Room. If interest exceeds space we will randomly draw names. This program can only run if we have a parent presentWe need parent volunteers to supervise. Please sign up for one or more days at the bottom of the form or send an email to Please remember that in order to volunteer you need to have completed the volunteer training, completed the forms and had a criminal check completed. 
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.

Friday Lunchtime Games and Art
A reminder that the children can enjoy games in the library and art in the multipurpose room on Friday at lunchtime. 

Fun Lunch
Fun lunch on this Tuesday  (9th) and remember to get your orders in by Dec 12  (friday) for the next ordering period. 

Carisbrooke Adult Social

Mark your calendars, the Carisbrooke Adult Social will be held on the 27th Febuary 2015. Our theme of Black and Gold will be better than ever. Join us for live music, great catered food, a silent auction and fun games. Tickets will go on sale in the new year and funds raised will be going to projects for next year which will include an Arts and Education enhancement program and outdoor playground enhancement. 
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Review our volunteer page to see how you can help out. 

WEEKLY Comment from our Crossing Guards.
"This week there was a little girl who stopped right at the crosswalk as I was clearing up the cones, despite the fact that she was late. She waited for her mother to catch up with her and then for me to help them cross. The office has given us GOTCHAs to hand out for being SAFE."


school news
Carisbrooke Elementary
Choir Performance
Park Royal performance is on Friday, December 10th at 10:30.  We sing on the North side of the mall. For the New Year:  Choir starts again on Tuesday, January 13th for grades 4 & 5 and Thursday, January 15th for grades 6 & 7.  

Christmas Concert information check school website for
consent forms and concert costumes
 Please email if you have any spare tickets and I will try and help connect with parents who are looking for tickets. 

Report Cards
Report cards will be heading home on Friday the 12th. 

 School Giving tree
The School Giving Tree is up outside the office and there are still a few gift tags left to select from.  

Once again, Carisbrooke will be offering students in Grades 3 - 7 the opportunity to take part in after school 
ski and snowboarding lessons on Grouse Mountain.  Our sessions will be Tuesday, 

February: 3/10/17/24, 2015. For more information click here



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 ChristmasMetro 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

Public Board of Education Inaugural meeting
Dec 09, 2014 07:00 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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