Tuesday, May 28

Silent Auction Sneak Peek!


we 
have
 TERRIFIC
 donations
 this 
year!!!


• One
 Week
 Stay
 at 
Renovated
 Farmhouse 
in
 Brittany 
France!

 (July
2013)

• 3
 Nights 
in
 Waterfront 
Cabin
 &
 Yurt
 
Denman 
Island!

 (1st
 Week
 of 
July)

• New 
this 
year
‐ 
Mystery
 Lots
‐
 YOU
 can 
bid 
& 
enjoy 
the
 surprise 
when 
you
 win!!

• Gift
 Certificates 
from:
 Collage
/
Collage,
 French 
Table,
 El
 Caminos,
 Les
 Faux
 Bourgeois,

Famous 
Foods,
 Co‐Zi
 Restaurant,
 Eugene
 Choo,
 Flower 
Factory 
&
  MANY 
more!

• Membership
 to:
 Van Dusen
 Gardens 
Passes 
to:

 Maritime
Museum,
 Vancouver
 Art 
Gallery 
and
 more!

• Birthday
 Packages 
from:
 JUMP 
Gymnastics
 & 
Phoenix
 Gymnastics

• Amazing
 Classroom 
Baskets,
 Toys, 
Clothes 
WINE
 and 
much 
more!


Silent
 Auction
 will
 END
a t 
7:30
pm 
this
 year!


Winners 
welcome 
to 
pick
 up 
their 
items
 Spring
 Fling
 night
 starting 
at
 7:40
pm
.

We
 will 
notify 
all
 remaining
 winners 
Friday
 morning. 
Please 
pick
 up 
from 
parent
  volunteers
‐
 not
Viv
 at 
the
office!

Additional
 Auction 
Pick 
Up 
Times:

Friday,
 May
 31

 
 2:50
pm
‐
3:30
pm
 Room
 207
‐ 
Upstairs

Monday, 
June
 3rd


 
 8:30
am
‐
9:30
am
 Room
207
‐
 Upstairs

 2:50
pm
‐
3:30
pm

Tuesday,
 June
 4rd


 
 8:30
am
‐
9:30
am
 Room
130
‐
 Main
Floor
 2:50
pm
‐
3:30
pm

Wednesday, 
June
 5rd


 8:30
am
‐
9:30
am
 Room
130
‐
 Main
Floor
 2:50
pm
‐
3:30
pm


Tuesday, May 7

Mark your calendars!


May 30th 4-8 pm
Dickens Main
Come celebrate 100 years of  Dickens Elementary

instruments for change

there is a  very special project going on at school that is been initiated by the student Council. 

To get a sense of what it is about, please check out this video about an orchestra of extremely poor children in Paraguay who live on a garbage dump and play classical music on instruments made from recycled materials and trash. They have constructed flutes, cellos, violins, and trumpets in this way.

http://www.creativevisions.org/get-involved/cap/landfill-harmonic

There is a lot to be learned here about the importance of music in our lives, how we make connections with music, and how people can change their lives through creative ideas and actions. 

Janos Mate has started a campaign called Instruments for Change to help these children. His intention is to send the orchestra in Paraguay get real instruments so they can complete their musical development. You can check this out here: 

http://www.prussinmusic.com/instruments-for-change-donation-drive/

Jerry Prussin of Prussin music is helping with the project.

The students and the other members of Instruments for Change are asking parents at the school to consider donating unused musical instruments to these children in Paraguay. We have a collection system at the school set up and all parents have to do is bring the instruments in store them in my room and then have them sent off for collection at Killarney high school. 

Do you have any instruments that are not being used in your home, particularly guitars, that could be of use in Paraguay...?