Parent Message Centre

Jan. 10, 2023 – Now Posted
• January newsletter for Room 5
• Updated school calendar

Jan. 9, 2023 – Now Posted
• Happy New Year!
• All school newsletter for January
• Re-registration for September 2023 due January 23rd

Dec 16 – Last day before the holiday break.
School resumes Jan. 9
We wish everyone Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with PEACE and JOY!

November 30 – School is open. Drive carefully.

If school will be closed due to snow, parents will receive an email from their teachers by 7:30am.

Nov. 18, 22 – Now Posted

  • Parent Committee newsletter
  • Silent auction news!

 

OBSERVATION & CONFERENCE NEWSLETTER VANCOUVER MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Class Observation (Nov. 21ˢᵗ – Nov. 24ᵗʰ) 2022

Your class teacher will email you their schedule by Google Doc by November 10ᵗʰ with dates and times. Please do your best to stay within your class time and allotments. We appreciate your care in participating and look forward to having a visit from every family!

Requirements to enter:
• Turn off cell phones
• Vaccination strongly recommended
• Do not attend if feeling unwell
• Masks are required
• Please sanitize hands upon arrival and departure
• Go directly to your classroom
• Avoid crowding by keeping a respectful distance
• Stay seated where instructed
Gently encourage children to go back to work if they approach you “I have come to watch children work”

Entrance:
Rooms 1&2 observers will enter by the walkway (hand sanitize by the door). All other parents will enter by the front door where hand sanitizer is available.
Please do not arrive early, wait outside until your time.
Thank you so much and we hope you enjoy your time in the class!

Parent Conferences on Nov. 25ᵗʰ, 2022, NO SCHOOL (Also NO PM Room 2 Pre-school on Nov. 24ᵗʰ )
We thank you for making every effort to attend. You will receive a conference schedule via your class email to sign up on Google Doc by November 10ᵗʰ. We thank you for making other arrangements for the children on this day as the school cannot accommodate children during conferences.

December Holiday Celebrations
Classes will do something very special to celebrate the season. VMS will not hold large in-school gatherings at this time.

Elementary Field Trips:
Thank you for your patience as we are still waiting on confirmation of an Elementary holiday celebration skate in December. (9:00-10:30 at Richmond Oval -details will follow).
Rooms 9+11- Dec. 15 TBC
Rooms 4,5+6 -Dec. 16 TBC

We have tentative bookings for skating (January) and rock climbing (Feb/April) in the New Year. TBC

Camp for Room 9+11 is confirmed for Camp Artaban on Gambier Island! Hooray! Leave on May 2ⁿᵈ by bus and return on May 5ᵗʰ for regular pick up. Details will follow later.

October 7, 2022
• Happy Thanksgiving!
• A reminder that Parent Education Evening happens on Oct. 13ᵗʰ, at 7 pm (Parents Only). Don’t miss it and see you then!

October 6, 2022 – Now Posted
• Room 1 October newsletter under Preschool Notices

October 4, 2022 – Now Posted
• Room 6 October newsletter
• All-school Oct/Nov newsletter
• Date Change on Halloween celebrations – now on Monday, Oct. 31ˢᵗ (See newsletter)

September 30, 2022
• Thank you for wearing Orange to honour Truth and Reconciliation
• Room 2 Newsletter now posted under Preschool Notices

September 27, 2022 – Reminder
• NO SCHOOL on Friday, September 30ᵗʰ in honor of Reconciliation Day

September 26, 2022 – Now Posted
• September newsletter for Room 4, 5, 6, 11 under Elementary Activities, Room 8 under Preschool Notices

September 15, 2022 – Now Posted
• VMS Hot Lunch Program notice under “Parent Committee”

September 13, 2022 – Now Posted
• Terry Fox Run registration letter
• Parent Committee Newsletter

September 9, 2022 – Now Posted
• All school newsletter for September
• Verification sheets due Sep. 20ᵗʰ

Reminders:
• 20ᵗʰ Tuesday – Elementary Orientation for NEW parents 7:00pm in individual rooms
• 22ⁿᵈ Thursday – Preschool (7:00 pm) and Extended Day (8:15 pm) meeting for NEW parents to a class in individual rooms
• 28ᵗʰ Wednesday TBC – Terry Fox Run (Elementary) – Watch for notices (*Pick up at Fraser River Park at 3:15) PM for all Elementary students
• 30ᵗʰ Friday – NO CLASSES, in honour of Truth and Reconciliation

WELCOME TO 2022/23 VMS!

June 22ⁿᵈ, 2022 — Now Posted
• 22/23 school calendar (subject to change)
• Parents, check your personal emails for class information and tour time for new children
• Elementary supply lists are posted by room under “Elementary Activities and Field Trips”
• Pre-School earthquake lists are posted under “Preschool/EXT Notices”

School is closed for the summer and the office reopens September 1ˢᵗ for all inquiries. Only
emergency emails can be accepted over the summer.
Have a happy, sunny and warm summer!