Dragon’s Breath Oct 1 – 5

Sep 30

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Don’t forget that Monday is when we chose to recognize Orange Shirt Day. The official day is Sunday, Sept 30th but for a number of reasons, our school will be recognizing Orange shirt day on Monday, Oct 1. Students and Staff are encouraged to wear an Orange shirt. Many of you know the story already, but here’s Phyllis’ story in the link below, for your reference.



On October 18, we will be participating in “The Great British Columbia Shake Out”. We will have an Earthquake Drill that day without evacuation. It would be “Drop, Cover and Hold On” only.

At this point we do not have a full parent release drill planned as in previous years. We are waiting to hear direction from the school district about updated procedures.



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Please see the UPDATED crossing guard schedule below. If your child is a crossing guard, please have a look.


Please remember that even though all our crossing guards have been trained, 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.




Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 10th and 11th. Students are dismissed at noon of Oct 10th, and at 2:00pm on Oct 11th.

Please book your Parent Teacher Conference as per instructions in the document below.


Parent Teacher Conference Booking Instructions



Our next PAC MEETING is Monday, Oct 1 at 7pm in the library. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Are you a parent of a student in French Immersion? Don’t forget about the benefits of CPF (Canadian Parents for French). Please see the documents below for more information.

2018 membership drive forms for EFI and LFI 2

Benefits Poster 2018 2

2018 Top 10 Reasons 2


Popcorn Day will be Friday, Oct 5 at recess. Students will have an opportunity to purchase a bag of popcorn at recess for $1.00. If your child would like a bag a popcorn during recess that day, please send them with a loonie on Friday.




Delview Secondary’s 26th Annual Thanks For Giving is on Thursday October 11th this year!

We’re getting ready to canvass various areas in North Delta with our student teams that night so we would like you to help us out and “Save Your Cans”! Every year, we collect over 10,000 non-perishable food items for the Surrey Food Bank and Deltassist. This is the largest one-day food drive in B.C.! Please help us out and gather together some non-parishable food items and have them ready for our students to collect at your homes on the evening of October 11. Our students will be accepting non-parishable, food items, refundable cans and bottles, and cash donations. Thank you for your continued support”.



Have a great week!



Mark Douangchanh

Principal, Devon Gardens Elementary

  • Monday, Oct 1 – Orange Shirt Day
  • Monday, Oct 1 – PAC MEETING at 7pm
  • Thursday, Oct 4 – Performance Assembly at 9:15 – Bollywood Star
  • Thursday, Oct 4 – Assembly at 11:35
  • Friday, Oct 5 – World Teachers Day
  • Friday, Oct 5 – Popcorn Day at recess
  • Monday, Oct 8 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, Oct 9 – Vancouver Giants Visit at 10am
  • Wednesday, Oct 10 – Students dismissed at noon  
  • Wednesday, Oct 10 – Parent Teacher Conferences start at 1pm
  • Thursday, Oct 11 – Students dismissed at 2:00 
  • Thursday, Oct 11 – Parent Teacher Conferences start at 2:15