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Dragon’s Breath Nov 14 – 18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for all your support leading up to and during our Remembrance Day Assembly. The students and staff worked extremely hard to make this year’s assembly powerful and respectful for all the veterans and soldiers in our lives.

From our school PAC

Thank-you for your enthusiastic support of our school wide Neufeld Farms fundraiser. By working together, we raised over $2500 for our school !!!! We wish to congratulate our top sellers (and their families):

  •    Emma T.
  •    Hudson C.
  •    Ashlyn L.

We will contact our winners about the prizes soon – free hot lunches in 2017!

Again – thank-you for your support.

The DG PAC

CODE YELLOW DRILL

Just a reminder that we are planning to practice our emergency code yellow procedures on November 15th.  Once again, a Code Yellow is a procedure which allows the school to continue with the normal school day, but forbids outside activity and unnecessary room to room transit. A Code Yellow is most commonly used when an incident is occurring outside the school building, and there is no immediate or active threat. Examples of when a Code Yellow is initiated could be when there is an animal, like a bear or Coyote spotted in the area near the school or when their is a police incident in the neighbourhood.  During the procedure, no unauthorized personnel are to enter the building.

We realize that practicing fire drills, earthquake drills and Code Yellow drills has the potential to cause some anxiety amongst some students. The teachers and staff will be working hard to explain to our students that there is nothing to worry about during such drills and that it is important for schools to practice what to do in case of an emergency. Please help us ease these potential anxieties by having discussions with your children at home.

Please note that for the purposes of this drill, there is no pick up necessary. If you have any questions about the Code Yellow Drill, please feel free to contact the school.

 

 

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As always, we would like to thank you for all your support. I know that together we can continue to try and make this the best year possible for your children. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school or your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

upcomingevents
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Pottery Club at lunch
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Code Yellow Drill at 2pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Brooke at Devon Gardens
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Gray
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – Math Stretch
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – Div 13 to Burns Bog
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Performance Assembly “Singing Africa” at 11am
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Art Stretch
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Annieville at Devon Gardens
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Richardson
  • Friday, Nov 18 – Popcorn Sale at recess
  • Tuesday, Nov 22 – Div 4 & 5 to UBC
  • Tuesday, Nov 22 – Pottery Club at lunch
  • Wednesday, Nov 23  – Traveling Planetarium (in school Field Trip)
    • 8:50-9:40 Su
    • 9:40-10:30 Arjun
    • 10:45-11:35 Sutter
    • 11:35-12:10 Lee
    • 1:00-1:45 Lin
  • Thursday, Nov 24 – Traveling Planetarium (in school Field Trip)
    • 8:50-9:40 Oliveira
    • 9:40-10:30 Lovat
    • 10:45-11:35 Oghabi
    • 11:35-12:10 Jassal
    • 1:00-1:45 Flag
  • Friday, Nov 25 – Gr 7 Sweatshirt Orders Due
  • Friday, Nov 25 – Div. 7 to Historic Stewart Farm house
  • Friday, Nov 25 – PAC Subway Hotlunch
  • Friday, Nov 25 – Science Stretch
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Dragon’s Breath Nov 7 – 10

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you and your family enjoys the extra hour this weekend.

 

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From everyone here at Devon Gardens, we would like to thank all those who participated and supported our Halloween Parade.

 

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Please come join us for our Remembrance Day Assembly on Thursday November 10th. Our assembly will be in the gym and start shortly after 9:00am. Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and Cadets are encouraged to come to school that day in uniform.

 

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Please come join us for our PAC Meeting on Monday at 7pm in the Library.

 

CODE YELLOW DRILL

We are planning to practice our emergency code yellow procedures on November 15th. A Code Yellow is a procedure, which allows the school to continue with the normal school day, but forbids outside activity and unnecessary room to room transit. A Code Yellow is most commonly used when an incident is occurring outside the school building, and there is no immediate or active threat. Examples of when a Code Yellow is initiated could be when there is an animal, like a bear or Coyote spotted in the area near the school or when their is a police incident in the neighbourhood.  During the procedure, no unauthorized personnel are to enter the building.

We realize that practicing fire drills, earthquake drills and Code Yellow drills has the potential to cause some anxiety amongst some students. The teachers and staff will be working hard to explain to our students that there is nothing to worry about during such drills and that it is important for schools to practice what to do in case of an emergency. Please help us ease these potential anxieties by having discussions with your children at home.

Please note that for the purposes of this drill, there is no pick up necessary. If you have any questions about the Code Yellow Drill, please feel free to contact the school.

 

upcomingevents
  • Monday, Nov 7 – PAC Meeting at 7pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 8 – Grade 7 Volleyball, McCloskey at Devon
  • Wednesday, Nov 9 – Pottery Club at lunch
  • Thursday, Nov 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly at 9am
  • Thursday, Nov 10 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Brooke
  • Friday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Code Yellow Drill at 2pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Brooke at Devon Gardens
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Gray
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – Math Stretch
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – Div 13 to Burns Bog
  • Wednesday, Nov 16 – Pottery Club at lunch
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Performance Assembly “Singing Africa” at 11am
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Art Stretch
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Annieville at Devon Gardens
  • Thursday, Nov 17 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Richardson
  • Friday, Nov 18 – Popcorn Sale at recess

Dragon’s Breath Oct 31 – Nov 4

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Just a short edition of the Dragon’s Breath for you this week. I hope that you are as excited for Halloween as your children are.

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Halloween Costume Parade.

We are looking forward to our Costume Parade tomorrow. The parade will start at 9:00am. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their Halloween Costume. They will have a chance to be part of parade that goes throughout the school.

Please be reminded that…

  • costumes should not be too scary
  • toy weapons should be kept at home
  • if possible, try to avoid masks. If masks are unavoidable, they should be used during the parade only.
  • Students will want to bring an extra set of clothes for after the parade.

 

 

Crossing Guards

If you haven’t seen it, please check out our Crossing guard video. Our Crossing Guards are working hard every day to help keep our students, parents and visitors safe.

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Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

upcomingevents
  • Monday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parade at 9:00am
  • Tuesday, Nov 1 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Richardson
  • Tuesday, Nov 1 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Gray at Devon Gardens
  • Wednesday, Nov 2 – Pottery Club at Lunch
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Art Stretch
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Gibson
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Hellings
  • Friday, Nov 4 – Write Stretch
  • Monday, Nov 7 – Fire Safety Presentation for k-3 at 9am
  • Tuesday, Nov 8 – Grade 7 Volleyball, McCloskey at Devon
  • Wednesday, Nov 9 – Pottery Club at lunch
  • Thursday, Nov 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly at 9am
  • Thursday, Nov 10 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Brooke
  • Friday, Nov 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday

Dragon’s Breath Oct 25 – 28

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s edition of the Dragon’s Breath. I hope you find the following bits of information helpful.

 

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Just a reminder that our pottery classes are starting this week. It’s a great opportunity. I am excited to take part in the class myself! Please click below if you need the permission form.

Pottery 2016

 

 

ShakeOut

Thank you for helping us out with our Emergency Release Drill. Please remember that during an actual emergency, only Parents or Adults identified as emergency contacts on your list or indicated on Parent Connect can pick up children. Please make sure that this information is updated. Daycare / other adults will not be allowed to remove a child unless their names are indicated in the emergency contacts in Parent Connect. I.D. will be required as well.

 

Our Crossing Guards are working hard every day to help keep our students, parents and visitors safe. Please take a moment to watch this short video featuring a few of our very own crossing guards, and Delta Police.

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Please be reminded that Monday, Oct 24 is a Pro D Day and school is not in session.

 

 

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Once again, please join us for our Diwali Assembly on Wednesday, Oct 26 at 9:10am.

 

 

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Halloween Costume Parade.

Justa  reminder that our Costume Parade will be at 9:00am on Halloween. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their Halloween Costume. They will have a chance to be part of parade that goes throughout the school.

Please be reminded that…

  • costumes should not be too scary
  • toy weapons should be kept at home
  • if possible, try to avoid masks. If masks are unavoidable, they should be used during the parade only.
  • Students will want to bring an extra set of clothes for after the parade.

 

Public Education Forum

For your information there will be a public education forum featuring Dr. Sara Junaid on Oct 25 at South Delta Secondary. She will talk about Mental Health issues in youth. You can click below for more information.

Public Education Forum

 

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Please continue to help us keep our students safe during pickup and drop off times. We understand that that before and after school can be very busy. Please help us by doing the following.

  • Use the designated parent parking lot across the street from the school
  • Follow the directions of crossing guards
  • Keep our school/staff parking lot clear of parent vehicles and pedestrians
  • Stress to your children that they should not hang out in our parking lot
  • Keep vehicles clear of Downs Road
  • Encourage older students to walk to school
  • If possible, walk younger students to school
  • Report traffic concerns to the office

Together we can continue to work on keeping our kids as safe as possible during pick-up and drop-off times.

 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Devon Gardens Elementary

upcomingevents
  • Monday, Oct 24 – Pro D Day
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 – Photo Re-Takes in the morning (gym stage)
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Hellings
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 – Grade 6 Volleyball, McCloskey at Devon Gardens
  • Wednesday, Oct 26 – Math Stretch
  • Wednesday, Oct 26 – Diwali Assembly
  • Thursday, Oct 27 – Art Stretch
  • Thursday, Oct 27 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Gray
  • Thursday, Oct 27 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Richardson at Devon Gardens
  • Friday, Oct 28 – Div. 7 to Surrey Bend Regional Park
  • Friday, Oct 28 – Hot Lunch: Subway
  • Friday, Oct 28 – Science Stretch
  • Monday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parade at 9:00am
  • Tuesday, Nov 1 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Richardson
  • Tuesday, Nov 1 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Gray at Devon Gardens
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Art Stretch
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Grade 7 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Gibson
  • Thursday, Nov 3 – Grade 6 Volleyball, Devon Gardens at Hellings
  • Friday, Nov 4 – Write Stretch

Dragon’s Breath Oct 17 – 21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As many of you know, our power went out at approximately 1:20 pm on Friday. I am proud to say that our students were amazing and continued to work calmly and quietly for the rest of the afternoon.

 

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Please remember that we are conducting a FULL EVACUATION DRILL on Thursday Oct 20th at 2:40. Please remember that only Parents or Adults identified as emergency contacts on your list or indicated on Parent Connect can pick up children. Please make sure to bring I.D. Daycare / other adults will not be allowed to remove a child unless their names are indicated in the emergency contacts in Parent Connect. 

Please see the documents below for more information.

DG Emergency Release Procedures – Parents 2016

Parent Connect Intro Letter

 

 

FROM OUR PAC

Please see the information below about Neufeld Farms

Neufeld Farms PAC Fundraiser

Please also send back all their Entertainment Books and/or orders asap.

Why join CPF?

Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon is a non-profit organization that has worked since 1978 to provide French Second Language learning opportunities for youth, support for parents, and advocacy for quality French programs in our schools. We are part of Canadian Parents for French, a nationwide, research-informed volunteer network comprised of 10 branches, 150 local chapters, and over 23,000 members. Our members are parents, graduates, educators, schools, libraries, organizations, and committed citizens who believe in the value of bilingualism.

In 2014-15 there were 50,300 French Second Language students in BC and the Yukon; and in 2015-16 there were just over 53,000—an increase of over 2000 students! Parents and kids want French as part of their education, and CPF is a critical part of ensuring this happens. The vitality that CPF Chapters bring to their communities enriches the French learning experience at every level. With a growing membership, the opportunities grow!

As a CPF member you are taking an active part in the educational and personal growth of your children and your community. Canada’s two Official Languages are stronger because of your support.

CPF Membership Benefits

  • Learn how to support your children as they learn French, even if you don’t speak French
  • Find French educational resources, and research on second language learning
  • Create social opportunities for your children to experience and use their French
  • Information about youth exchanges, bursaries, and work experience
  • Socialize and share experiences with parents of similar interests and needs
  • Members-only benefits including: camps, provincial and national conferences, discounts,
    and access to the members-only section of the CPF website
  • Have a voice in decisions about French Second Language education and programs in our schools
  • Preserve and grow quality FSL education in our schools

Please click below for more information about CPF

DG_CPF Membership Drive 2016

 

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We had a very successful Book Fair. Thank you for all your support.

 

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A reminder that Pottery Forms are Due Oct 24th.

Pottery 2016

 

 

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As mentioned last week, please remember that even though all our crossing guards have been trained by the Delta Police, they are as young as 10 years old and giving directions to adults may be challenging for some of them. All our crossing guards have been trained to ask students and adults to follow traffic safety rules. They will ask adults and students to cross at the designated spots and give directions if they see people doing unsafe actions such as jay-walking. It is expected that adults, students and drivers of vehicles follow the directions of these crossing guards while they are on duty.

Parents and Students can help by…

  • Waiting for crossing guards to enter the road and signal that it is safe before crossing.
  • Complying to directions given by crossing guards.
  • Crossing at the marked crosswalks.

Please note that there is not a crosswalk going west/east on the corner of Russell Drive and Downs Road. Students and Parents should only be crossing in the North/South direction and not west/east as pictured below. Crossing across Russell Drive in this area puts our crossing guards in an unsafe situation since there is no crosswalk.

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Those who need to cross Russell Drive should use the crosswalk just a bit further north (approximately 60 yards) as pictured below.

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Please continue to help us keep our students safe during pickup and drop off times. We understand that that before and after school can be very busy. Please help us by doing the following.

  • Use the designated parent parking lot across the street from the school
  • Follow the directions of crossing guards
  • Keep our school/staff parking lot clear of parent vehicles and pedestrians
  • Stress to your children that they should not hang out in our parking lot
  • Keep vehicles clear of Downs Road
  • Encourage older students to walk to school
  • If possible, walk younger students to school
  • Report traffic concerns to the office

Together we can continue to work on keeping our kids as safe as possible during pick-up and drop-off times.

 

 

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Please note that Oct 21 and Oct 24 are Pro D Days.

 

 

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Please join us for our Diwali Assembly on Wednesday, Oct 26 at 9:10am.

 

 

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Halloween Costume Parade.

Our Costume Parade will be at 9:00am on Halloween. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed in their Halloween Costume. They will have a chance to be part of parade that goes throughout the school.

Please be reminded that…

  • costumes should not be too scary
  • toy weapons should be kept at home
  • if possible, try to avoid masks. If masks are unavoidable, they should be used during the parade only.
  • Students will want to bring an extra set of clothes for after the parade.

 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Devon Gardens Elementary

upcomingevents
  • Wednesday, Oct 19 – Grade 6 Immunization Shots
  • Wednesday, Oct 19 – Kindergartens from Div 14, 15, 16 to Pumpkin Patch in the Morning
  • Thursday, Oct 20 – FULL EVACUATION DRILL
  • Friday, Oct 21 – Pro D Day
  • Monday, Oct 24 – Pro D Day
  • Tuesday, Oct 25 – Photo Re-Takes
  • Wednesday, Oct 26 – Math Stretch
  • Wednesday, Oct 26 – Diwali Assembly
  • Thursday, Oct 27 – Art Stretch
  • Friday, Oct 28 – Hot Lunch: Subway
  • Friday, Oct 28 – Science Stretch
  • Monday, Oct 31 – Halloween Parade at 9:00am

Dragon’s Breath Oct 11 – 14

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that as you read this, you have had some time to spend with your family and loved ones during this long-weekend.

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On behalf of Ms. Disney please see the notice below for all band students.

Band Method Books notice DG 2016

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Just a reminder that now that our crossing guards schedule have been finalized, our guards will be working hard to keep our community safe. Please remember that even though all our crossing guards have been trained by the Delta Police, they are as young as 10 years old and giving directions to adults may be challenging for some of them. All our crossing guards have been trained to ask students and adults to follow traffic safety rules. They will ask adults and students to cross at the designated spots and give directions if they see people doing unsafe actions such as jay-walking. It is expected that adults, students and drivers of vehicles follow the directions of these crossing guards while they are on duty.

Parents of crossing guards can click below for the updated schedule.

TIME TABLE 2016-17

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Please continue to help us keep our students safe during pickup and drop off times. We understand that that before and after school can be very busy. Please help us by doing the following.

  • Use the designated parent parking lot across the street from the school
  • Follow the directions of crossing guards
  • Keep our school/staff parking lot clear of parent vehicles and pedestrians
  • Stress to your children that they should not hang out in our parking lot
  • Keep vehicles clear of Downs Road
  • Encourage older students to walk to school
  • If possible, walk younger students to school
  • Report traffic concerns to the office

Together we can continue to work on keeping our kids as safe as possible during pick-up and drop-off times.

 

 

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Just a reminder that our Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Oct 12th and 13th. Students will be dissmissed at 12:10 on Wednesday the 12th and at 2:00 on Thursday the 13th. Please below for instructions on how to book an appointment through “Parent Connect”. Please remember that these conferences are meant for teachers and parents only and students are not to be part of Parent Teacher Conferences.

Parent Instructions Online Conf

 

 

bookfair

Our Book Fair will be from Oct 12 – 14 during lunch and afterschool.

 

 

ShakeOut

In coordination with “Shake Out BC”, we will be conducting a Emergency Release Drill on Oct 20th at 2:40 at our back field. Please see below for instructions, as well as Parent Connect Instructions. While you are on Parent Connect please make sure that your contact info and the following forms have been completed.

  • Personal Information Consent Form
  • Outside Media In Schools
  • Walking Field Trips Permission
  • B.C. Fruit and Vegetable Program Permission

DG Emergency Release Procedures – Parents 2016

Parent Connect Intro Letter

Please note that if you are unable to participate in this Emergency Release Drill, your child will be dissmissed at 3:00pm. 

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Thank you for your support during our Terry Fox Run. We achieved our goal of having each student bringing in a Twoonie to help the Terry Fox Foundation.

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We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Pottery Classes once again. Please below for more information.

Pottery 2016

 

Have a great week and as always, please feel free to contact the school if we can help in any way.

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Devon Gardens Elementary

upcomingevents
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 to Wednesday Oct 13 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 to Friday, Oct 14 – Book Fair
  • Thursday, Oct 14 – Math Stretch and Art Stretch
  • Friday, Oct 14 – Performance Assembly: Canadian Musical Theatre at 9am
  • Friday, Oct 14 Popcorn Sale at Recess
  • Wednesday, Oct 19 – Grade 6 Immunization Shots
  • Wednesday, Oct 19 – Kindergartens from Div 14, 15, 16 to Pumpkin Patch in the Morning
  • Thursday, Oct 20 – FULL EVACUATION DRILL at 2:40
  • Friday, Oct 21 – Pro D Day
  • Monday, Oct 24 – Pro D Day

Dragon’s Breath Oct 3 – 7

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for taking a moment to read this week’s edition of the Dragon’s Breath.

We would like to thank you for all your support during Friday’s Terry Fox Run. It was great to see our kids giving it their all. I had many kids come up to me and proudly tell me about their total amount of laps they ran.

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Please help me welcome our new teachers. Mme Su, Mme Brucker and Ms. Smith have been working with us for a little while now. Ms. Arjun is our newest addition to our team.

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Please see below for our upcoming PAC snack days and hot lunches. Please help us by making sure that you mark them on your calendar. Online ordering for Oct / Nov / December lunches open from October 3rd to 20th, 2016.

  • Friday, October 14th – Popcorn Sale @ Recess
  • Friday, October 28th – Subway Lunch Day
  • Friday, November 18th  Popcorn Sale @ Recess
  • Friday, November 25th – A&W Lunch Day
  • Friday, December 9th – Popcorn Sale @ Recess
  • Friday, December 16th – Panago Pizza Lunch Day

 

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Please see a DRAFT of the crossing guard schedule below. Please note that there are a few students who are off the schedule that I need to more information from. If your child’s name is off of the schedule please have them come see me. Also, if there are scheduling conflicts, please have your child come see me.

TIME TABLE 2016-17

 

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Please help us keep our students safe during pickup and drop off times. We understand that that before and after school can be very busy. Please help us by doing the following.

  • Use the designated parent parking lot across the street from the school
  • Keep our school/staff parking lot clear of parent vehicles and pedestrians
  • Stress to your children that they should not hang out in our parking lot
  • Keep vehicles clear of Downs Road
  • Encourage older students to walk to school
  • If possible, walk younger students to school
  • Report traffic concerns to the office

Together we can continue to work on keeping our kids as safe as possible during pick-up and drop-off times.

 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

upcomingevents
  • Monday, Oct 3 – PAC Meeting at 7pm
  • Friday, Oct 7 – Science Stretch and Write Stretch
  • Monday, Oct 10 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday – School Not in Session
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 to Wednesday Oct 13 – Parent/Teacher Interviews (more info to come)
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 to Friday, Oct 14 – Book Fair
  • Thursday, Oct 14 – Math Stretch and Art Stretch
  • Friday, Oct 14 – Performance Assembly: Canadian Musical Theatre
  • Friday, Oct 14 Popcorn Sale at Recess

Dragon’s Breath Sept 26 – 30

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to thank all of you for coming out to our Open House last week. I would especially like to thank all our parents for putting on such an amazing BBQ. It was great to see so families out at our school.

 

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Picture Day is on Tuesday the 27th! Make sure your kids bring their best smiles!

 

 

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Please don’t forget that our Terry Fox Run will be on Friday. Please encourage your child to bring a “Twoonie for Terry” in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. Don’t forget that Hot Lunch will also be on Friday!

 

 

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There will be a crossing guard meeting on Wednesday at lunch for grades 5, 6 and 7 students who are interested. You can preview the permission form below.

Crossing Guard Permission Letter

 

Have a great week!

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

upcomingevents
  • Tuesday, Sept 27 – Individual PHOTO DAY
  • Wednesday, Sept 28 – Crossing Guard Meeting at 12:25
  • Friday, Sept 30 – TERRY FOX RUN at 11am
  • Friday, Sept 30 – Hot Lunch
  • Monday, Oct 3 – PAC Meeting at 7pm
  • Friday, Oct 7 – Science Stretch and Write Stretch

Dragon’s Breath Sept 19 – 23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that you have had a restful weekend and hopefully you have snuck in as much family time as possible. Please see below for some upcoming events to think about.

GRADE 6 and 7 BAND RENTAL NIGHT

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Parents of grade 6 and 7 students, please be reminded that our band rental night will be MONDAY, SEPT 19th at 7pm at ANNIEVILLE ELEMENTARY.

If you did not receive the Band Rental Information package please click below to download a copy.

Parent Band package Devon Gardens 2016-2017

ON BEHALF OF OUR PAC

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The Devon Gardens PAC is looking to add to our roster of potential parent volunteers for various initiatives throughout the year. From Sports Day to Family Fun Night, from wrapping burgers to popping popcorn, there are lots of fun and easy ways to get involved with the life of our children’s school. We are not looking for long term commitments or even expect a certain number of hours. If you are interested in possibly helping out from time to time on a casual basis, we would love to add your name to our list.

Click the link below and add your name to the list! If you signed up last year and can still help, please do sign up again.

https://goo.gl/forms/KTk0Vcz14FOVkIAL2

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Hot Lunch ordering is available for September’s hot lunch online at https://devonpac.hotlunches.net/admin/ The deadline for ordering is midnight, Thursday, Sept. 22nd. 

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Don’t forget to come to our PAC BBQ on Thursday Sept 22 at 5:30. Our Open House will follow right after from 6:30 to 7:30. A gentle reminder that our open house is intended to be a simple meet and greet. Parents will have an opportunity for a more specific questions about their child during our upcoming parent-teacher-interviews on October 12th and 13th. As always, siblings are welcome. However, we do ask that our parents ensure that siblings are well supervised by their parents while in our school so that teachers are free to have conversations with the parents of their students.

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OUR FIRST PRO D DAY WILL ON FRIDAY, SEPT 23rd

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Our TERRY FOX RUN will be on Friday, Sept 30th at 11am. We will be collecting “Twoonies for Terry”, starting tomorrow. We would like to encourage every child to bring a twoonie in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

upcomingevents

  • SEPT 19 to SEPT 30 – Collect Twoonies for Terry
  • Monday, Sept 19 – Band Rental Night for Grade 6s and 7s at Annieville at 7pm
  • Thrusday, Sept 22 -Previews Go Home
  • Thursday, Sept 22 – Open House (PAC BBQ at 5;30. Open House 6:30-7:30)
  • Friday, Sept 23 – Pro D (Schoo not in session)
  • Tuesday, Sept 27 – Individual PHOTO DAY! Bring your best SMILE!
  • Friday, Sept 30 – TERRY FOX RUN at 11am

Dragon’s Breath Sept 12 – 16

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for all your support during the first week of school. I know that the first week is both exciting and challenging for many reasons. The teachers and staff at Devon Gardens would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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We hope to see at the PAC Meeting tomorrow night at 7pm. Come out and see what our PAC is all about.

 

 

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Our Open House will be on Thursday Sept 22. Please save the date. More details about our open house will be sent home soon.

 

Please see below for some upcoming dates to note.

As always, please let us know if there’s anything we can do to be of help to you.

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Devon Gardens Elementary

 

upcomingevents
  • Monday, Sept 12 – PAC Meeting 7pm
  • Friday, Sept 16 – Welcome Back Assembly at 9am
  • Thursday, Sept 22 – Previews Go Home
  • Thursday, Sept 22 – Open House (More details to come)
  • Friday, Sept 23 – Pro D Day (School not in session)

Dragon’s Breath Sept 6 – Sept 9

firstday

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Once again I look forward to meeting you. I am really excited for the first day of school. I know that tonight there will be many emotions as students, parents and educators prepare themselves for tomorrow.

Please know that I have 100% faith that every single staff member at Devon Gardens is working hard to make tomorrow and this year special for your child. I have spoken to so many of our teachers and EAs and have heard about what they are doing to prepare for the kids. My heart is truly impressed by the hard work and passion that our staff has for their profession. This is truly a special school.

Please be reminded that your child will be dismissed tomorrow at lunch. Please see below for first day instructions.

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Please follow the regular school bell schedule for the rest of the week unless your child is in kindergarten. Kindergarten students should the gradual entry schedule that was previously provided.

Also just a reminder that we will work hard to finalize classes as soon as possible. I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please feel free to contact me if I can help in any other way,

Sincerely,

Mark Douangchanh

 

upcomingevents
  • Tuesday, Sept 6 – School Opens, Students get dismissed at lunch
  • Friday, Sept 9 – Welcome Back Assembly (Exact Time to be Announced)
  • Monday, Sept 12 – PAC Meeting 7pm