Weekly Update May 14th – 18th

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Dear Families and Caregivers,

Thank you for all of your support this week for the various entrepreneurial projects. All of our classes have been working so hard to contribute to our fundraising efforts. We are looking forward to a celebration of our achievements at the end of this month.


Upcoming events and reminders

May 23, 24, 25 – Grade 6 students at Camp Summit

May 25- PAC mtg at 9:00 am


Have a wonderful May Long Weekend!


Mme B

Mental Health Awareness

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Here is some information on an upcoming community event!

Mental Health Day Child 2018

Sexual Health Resources

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Here is a short list of books that may help families engage in conversations on topics related to sexual health.

For K-3 students:

Boys, Girls & Body Science: A first book about facts of life – Meg Hickling

What’s the Big Secret?: Talking about sex with girls and Boys – Laurie Krasny Brown

Who Has What?: All about girls’ bodies and boys’ bodies – Robie H. Harris

What Makes a Baby? – Cory Silverberg

It’s NOT the Stork! A book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends – Robie H. Harris

Amazing You! Getting smart about your private parts – Gail Saltz

Where Willy Went… The big story of a little sperm! – Nicholas Allan

For 4-7 students

Hair in Funny Places – Babette Cole

Ready, Set Grow! A “what’s happening to my body?” book for younger boys – Lynda Madaras

The What’s Happening to My Body? Book for girls: Revised Edition – Lynda Madaras

My Body, My Self for Girls: The what’s happening to my body?” Workbook – Lynda Madaras

My Body, My Self for Boys: The what’s happening to my body?” Workbook – Lynda Madaras

What’s Going on Down There? Answers to questions boys find hard to ask – Karen Gravelle

The Period Book: Everything you don’t want to ask (but need to know) – Karen & Jennifer Gravelle

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health – Robie H. Harris

The Care and Keeping of You: The body book for younger girls, revised edition – Valorie Schaefer

Puberty Girl & Puberty Boy – Geoff Price

2014 Sexual Health Resources for Schools (updated 05/2017) VSB Social Responsibility & Diversity Team

Are You an Askable Adult/Parent?

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Welcome back everyone!

We are happy to confirm that our Askable Parent session with Kristen from Options for Sexual Health has been confirmed for April 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary. We hope you can join us!

Askable Parent

Weekly update March 12th-16th

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Good Afternoon Families and Caregivers,

We hope you have a wonderful Spring Break, it’s hard to believe it’s already here! As we begin to plan for the 2018-2019 school year, we would appreciate knowing about any changes you may be planning. If you are moving out of our School District or planning on switching to our English program, please notify us as soon as possible, our school continues to grow and this information will help us better plan for the next school year.


Upcoming events and important information

April 3rd – First Day back

April 5th – Hot Lunch

April 16th or 17th – Ask-able Parent with Kristen from Options for Sexual Health. We will set the date upon return from Spring Break. This will be an evening parent event and it is well worth it!!


Have a wonderful break.


Mme B

Weekly Update March 5th to 9th

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Good Afternoon Families and Caregivers,

We are beginning to see some signs of Spring! Classes are starting to plan and prepare garden projects, all students participated in a workshop presented by Michael Allen, Sea to Sky Corridor’s resident bear expert, and we’ve been able to enjoy other games and activities outside in the sun!

Our week began with a beautiful presentation by Red Sky Theatre called Mistatim. The students were captivated by the energetic and vibrant tale of friendship and trust through the taming of a wild house. Follow the link to learn more about this powerful story!

We also had the pleasure of having Dr. Kelly in several of our Primary classes this week to learn about our bodies.

This afternoon our Grades 5/6 basketball players headed to DRM for a wrap up celebration of their accomplishments. A huge thank you to Mr. Parsloe and Mr. Matheson for organizing the games!

We look forward to seeing families at our Student Led Conferences next week. Don’t forget, we have early dismissal on Wednesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 15th at 2:00 pm.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Mme B

Weekly Update February 26 – March 2

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Dear Families and Caregivers,

Our week began with amazing professional development opportunities for staff. Shelley Moore started us off on Monday with a keynote on Diversity and Inclusion in the classroom, sharing many anecdotes about creating learning and learning environments that are accessible to all students. Acknowledging the importance of diversity and inclusion was an appropriate theme this week as we celebrated Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 28th. We had 2 wonderful assemblies organized by our Grade 6 students. They shared the history of Pink Shirt Day, the importance of inclusion at school and some strategies to use when children are feeling unsafe. We are so thankful for the leadership of our older GHE students!

Upcoming Events and Important Information

March 14/15 – Student Led Conferences, early dismissal at 2:00 pm both days

March 16 – Last day of school before Spring Break


Have a wonderful weekend!


Mme B