Tuesday, November 22

Holiday Hampers 2016

Holiday season is around the corner and more families than ever could use some help this Holiday season. 


The gifts and donation you give each year make a big difference to families in need in our community. This year the tree will be going up Wednesday, November 30th.   

Here is a sample of the thank you notes received last year. 







Friday, November 18

Partners for Inclusive Education (P.I.E.)

Of potential interest to Dickens Parents: 

Partners for Inclusive Education (P.I.E.)

This is a really interesting group which some parents at Dickens could benefit from interacting with.


Co-Chairs: Denise Edwards and Erika Cedillo
PIE is a group from General Gordon Elementary that offers an opportunity to share ideas, learn, grow, and show support for each person in our school community with open collaboration and communication on topics related to inclusive education.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of our events and join the conversation. To receive the reminders and updates, you can join our e-mailing list by sending a message to:
Meetings are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at General Gordon’s Library
Coffees are from 9:15 am to 11:00 Calhoun’s on Broadway
Dates for 2016-2017

  • Sep Wed 21 PIE meeting Useful tips for IEPs
  • Oct Mon 17 PIE coffee
  • Nov Wed 16 PIE meeting  
  • Dec Mon 12 PIE coffee
  • Jan Wed 18 PIE meeting
  • Feb Wed 15 PIE meeting
  • Mar Mon 6 PIE coffee 
  • Apr Wed 5 PIE meeting
  • May Mon 8 PIE coffee 
  • Jun Wed 7 PIE meeting (year review and planning session) 

Thursday, November 3

Head Lice Treatment

Cindy Diett, our School Nurse, recently sent out a head lice alert at the Dickens Schools: 

If you require Hair Lice Treatment info at any stage throughout the year, it is here on our PAC Blog. You are welcome to share this info with parents and guardians from other schools too.

Information from HealthLinkBC

English: https://goo.gl/C5nHkw

French: https://goo.gl/OU5wEO

Chinese: https://goo.gl/4StmyL

Vietnamese: https://goo.gl/1NVakP

Punjabi: https://goo.gl/8gqtg1

Spanish: https://goo.gl/aFzLaa





















Save the Date for "Mindful Solutions to Digital Distractions"

Guest Speaker for November: Brian Dean Williams (see details on poster)