Sunday, June 22

Special Lunch Program

UPDATE ON SPECIAL LUNCH PROGRAM

Due to the current situation and the monies already paid and submitted, please note the following:

- ALL families of Grade 7 students will receive a reimbursement via mail.

- Two "make-up" lunches will be provided for ALL other families who have already paid for the two missed lunches, BEFORE any further Lunch Plans unfold for the Fall of 2014. 

If you have any questions, please contact our school principal, Anna Maria Niccoli-Mullett at: aniccolimu@vsb.bc.ca

- Not all parents/guardians have subscribed to our blog. Please email this message to friends who may not be subscribed to our PAC Blog.

Thanks,
Dickens PAC

Thursday, June 19

Reminder: Mural Painting Volunteers Required!

GLEN DRIVE COMMUNITY STREET - MURAL PAINTING

This is a reminder that the Glen Drive Mural Painting Party is taking place this Friday, June 20 and Saturday June 21, with Sunday June 22 as a potential extra painting day.

Painting will take place from approximately 9am to 5pm each day. Children over 5 are welcome to take part but each child must be supervised by an adult. 

Participants are encouraged to bring an old towel or blanket to kneel/sit on, and to wear paint-appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Light refreshments are provided.

Any time that you can volunteer to help would be most appreciated - no matter how short. This is a big job and can't be done without the help of our wonderful community! 

The City of Vancouver has hired mural artist Ashley Guindon to lead this project. Please contact Ashley directly at info@ashleyguindon.com if you are interested in volunteering for this project. 

Thank you so much!

See more details at:
http://dickenspac.blogspot.ca/2014/06/mural-painting-volunteers-required_3121.html

Postponed: Potluck Picnic for Grade 7's

Dear Grade 7 Parents & Students,

Due to the poor weather, we have decided to postpone our picnic for tonight (Thursday, June 19) to next week Tuesday, June 24 at 6pm - Dickens Annex Park (Glen Park).

Thanks and hope to see you there!
Aideen Clery

Tuesday, June 17

Reminder: PAC Elections this Wednesday!

The final PAC General Meeting for this school year will still be held Wed. June 18th at 7:00 pm on the Glen Drive Community Street (outside the main school). 

The focus of this meeting is the election of your PAC team for the 2014-2015 school year.

See more info at:
http://dickenspac.blogspot.ca/2014/06/final-pac-general-meeting-for-2014.html

Supporting Teachers and Public Education

Dear Dickens Parents/Guardians,

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If you support our teachers and are wanting to improve our BC Public Education System but are not sure what to do to help, take one simple action:

If we do not speak directly to our MLA, our Education Minister and our Premier NOWour Public Education will continue to deteriorate!

Write a letter, long or short, about how you feel about the present crisis in our BC Public Education and email to the three addresses below:

Christy Clark  -  premier@gov.bc.ca

Peter Fassbender  -  educ.minister@gov.bc.ca

Mable Elmore   -  mable.elmore.mla@leg.bc.ca     


You can also let the BCTF know how you are feeling about how the strikes are affecting your children! More information at: www.bctf.ca
Letters can be sent to: Jim Iker   -  presidentsoffice@bctf.ca


Thank You for your support!

Regards,
Dickens PAC 



Childcare Suggestions

The following organizations listed below are holding Camps during the strike, to assist with child care:



Contact Phoenix  Gymnastics at at 604.737.7693 
or email info@phoenixgymnastics.com

Register online, by phone at 604-737-7693, or in person.



Pedalheads                  
www.pedalheads.com
Email: bc@pedalheads.com
Tel: 604-874-6464                

Flow Mountain Biking Camps 
www.flowcamps.com
Email: info@flowcamps.com
tel: 1-888-886-6464














UBC Camps - Job Action Programs
See exclusive deals with the UBC Camps Crew Card and more!
camps.ubc.ca/spring/courses/strike-program/spring-strike-program.html








MPNH - Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Sassamat Outdoor Centre

Friday, June 13

Photos - SPRING FLING 2014


Thanks to Everyone who came out to SPRING FLING on May 29, 2014! 


Photos taken at the event are now up, and can be see at:

https://www.facebook.com/dickensspringfling


Mural Painting Volunteers Required

GLEN DRIVE COMMUNITY STREET - MURAL PAINTING

As you may be aware, your PAC has been working with the City of Vancouver on revitalizing the closed off street between Sunnyside Park and the Main school. The City of Vancouver recently resurfaced the asphalt, created new bike access ramps and installed three new benches. Members of PAC and volunteer parents planted lovely new gardens at each end of the Community Street.

The final phase of this project is to paint a mural on the Asphalt with the help of our community members.  We need volunteers to help out with this project!

The painting will happen on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 with Sunday, June 22 as a potential extra painting day. 

Painting will be from approx: 9am - 5pm each day

We really need your help to complete this final phase of the Glen Drive Community Street! 

Drop by and paint for an hour or two or longer if you are really into painting! Children over 5 years old are welcome to take part but must be supervised by an adult. 

The City of Vancouver has hired mural artist Ashley Guindon to lead this project. Please contact Ashley directly at info@ashleyguindon.com if you are interested in volunteering for this project. 

Thank you so much for being part of this amazing community!

The details on the project and the mural design can be seen below (click on the image to enlarge)



Final PAC General Meeting for 2014

PAC ELECTIONS

The final General Meeting for this school year will still be held Wed. June 18th at 7:00 pm on the Glen Drive Community Street (outside the main school). 

We will have some chairs and will be near the new benches. The meeting has only two agenda items. We will try to keep the meeting brief but we need your support, so please plan to attend.

The focus of this meeting is the election of your PAC team for the 2014-2015 school year. We invite all parents, from K to Grade 7 from both schools, to attend and vote or to perhaps put your name forward to be on the PAC. Your elected Executive is the connector to help maintain strong parent-school relations.

We encourage all parents to get more involved with the school community and being on the PAC is a wonderful way to do that. The parents on the PAC work for the school and their efforts directly benefit the kids! There is great flexibility so you don’t have to be a stay-at-home parent to get involved.

Come out on June 18 to hear more about PAC projects and positions or contact Christy (current PAC Chair) in advance:  christy@ctpost.ca 

Childminding and snacks provided. 


Tuesday, June 10

Potluck Picnic for Grade 7's

Grade 7 Potluck Picnic in the Park

Who:   Grade 7 students and families from Dickens
What:  Potluck picnic in the park: Bring something to share, plates and utensils for your family, chairs and sports equipment for games etc.
Where: Glen Park (beside Dickens Annex @ Glen Dr. & 24th)
When:  Thursday, June 19th at 6pm
Why:    To celebrate and say farewell