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PAC Open Forum + Summer French Camps + KM Club Details Gr.K-3

Date: April 14, 2017 Author: PAC Secretary Categories: Announcements, PAC Business 0


Please join us for an Open Forum at the next PAC Meeting, Tuesday April 18th.

We have had an overwhelming response to the PAC Chair’s Ask Letter and so we invite parents and grandparents to come give their feedback and share their views on how to increase voluntary participation from DL families.

The bigger picture for DL involves continued volunteer support of Spirit Events and Fundraisers in order to maintain our strong community, to be able to invest in the creative arts, physical fitness, social sciences and technology that will benefit all our children and to build a strong foundation for future generations. We welcome open conversation and look forward to constructive dialogue.

Our usual format PAC Mtg will be held from 7:00-7:45 pm (Committee Reports, Principal’s Report, Teacher’s Report) and the Open Forum will run from 7:45 pm- 8:30 pm. If necessary we are available to run the Open Forum until 9 pm. Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you next Tuesday April 18th.

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KM Club begins May 1st!

This year the DL Kilometre Club will be officially “off and running” on Monday, May 1st. The children will be supervised by parent volunteers while running around the perimeter of our path in the District park located west of our school from 8:10 to 8:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This year’s season will end on Wednesday, June 7th. 

It’s great to see the enthusiasm of the students participating in the Kilometre Club. In the spirit of encouraging the students to incorporate exercise into their day, both at home and at school, we would like to include walking to and from school in the calculating of kms. This seems only fair since some students walk long distances rather than get a ride. Rollerblading and cycling will however not be considered as completing kilometers. We would appreciate a note signed by a parent indicating the number of kms walked/run outside of school.

Don’t forget to have your child bring a water bottle since students have to wait until the bell rings before going into the Annex or the Main School.

For those of you who are “new” to our “club” this year, here’s how it works: All Primary students are invited to run laps around our “park loop” by the playground. We measured that one kilometre equals 4 laps around the loop. As the students complete one lap they receive a “specially marked” popsicle stick. When they have completed 4 laps they may trade in their popsicle sticks for a km paper. It is the student’s responsibility to hold onto their sticks until they complete that kilometre, and to hold onto any km papers until they have been recorded onto a classroom chart. Students will be rewarded with a special ribbon for every 25 kms they complete. Please remember, the km club does not operate in rainy weather.

At this time we are asking any interested parents to come forward and become involved in our Kilometre Club. We would need you to assist with supervision during morning running sessions by handing out popsicle sticks and km papers, and cheering them on!  If you are available please email us at emaildlpac@gmail.com or contact your Class Rep.

The Primary Team

PS: You can visit www.mapmyrun.com (after registering for free) you can easily plan/map walks with your child and the site will auto calculate the distance travelled.  The map tool even calculates distances on many of the North Shore trails.

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A message from BC Family French Camps

At BC Family French Camp, children from French Immersion and other French-speaking children bring their families along to camp! Families camp in their own tents or trailers. Together, we form a friendly neighbourhood, surrounded by the sounds of children playing and singing in French.

Parents enjoy a rewarding blend of lounging time and sharing in a variety of small volunteer duties while their children use their French in a wonderful outdoor setting with their energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs.

Evening activities for the whole family include night games, volleyball or kickball, communal dessert, communal dinner and sing-along campfires.

And parents don’t have to be able to speak French!

For more information about dates, locations and the application process please click here

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Wishing you all a Happy Easter long weekend with your family and friends!

 

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