February 13th – 17th

Dear DG Families,

February is Black History Month

Do you know the story of John Sullivan Deas (as in “Deas Island”)?  A tinsmith by trade, John Sullivan Deas became the leading canner on the Fraser River in the 1870’s. Deas Island, where the cannery was located, bears his name.  Check out this video to learn more!



Jess Dance Hip Hop Lessons

A reminder that, this week,  Jess Dance will be teaching students dance choreography.  Students need to wear comfortable clothing and athletic footwear so they can move and dance.

Thank you to our AMAZING DGPAC for covering the cost for this activity. 


Student Crossing Guard Schedule:

Thank you for your continued support of the crossing guard program at Devon Gardens. This important leadership role helps keep the students safe. If you know you are going to be away for an extended period because of a planned vacation, please encourage your child to find their own replacements and to let Ms. Grund know. Here is the crossing guard schedule.

Crossing Guard Schedule 20 23

Reflective Pedestrian Crossing Signs - No Pedestrian Traffic|Seton Canada

Reminder, please do not walk through the staff parking lot

Please use the path across the front grass or walk around the back of the school, on the playground side


Coolidge Elementary School

Please don’t send your children to school when they are ill

How to make one time donations to the Parent Advisory Committee PAC

The PAC Fund Raising committee has been asked by a number of parents how they can donate to the PAC general programs?
Cheques can be left at the school office made payable to the Devon Gardens Parent Advisory Committee.

Emergency Prep Planning

The school maintains a cache of supplies to provide for the school in an emergency.
If you have gently used toys and games in good condition please consider donating them for children to use in an emergency situation. Items may be dropped off at the school office.

Family Fun Night 2023 Planning and Save the Date

PAC are stepping up the planning for Family Fun Night! It has been scheduled for June 15, 2023 from 5:30 -8:00 pm (the day before sports day). We are recruiting volunteers for the day and volunteers to assist in the event planning. If you want to get involved email us at pacdevongardens@gmail.com

Purdy’s Fundraiser

Link to access: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1589588-105073

Reminder – PAC Fundraisers ongoing throughout the year

Return-it Express

PAC has created a school fundraising account. To participate, simply bring your containers to the depot in sealed, clear bags, and enter the registered phone number, 604-581-6185, into the Express kiosk. You will be prompted to select the number of bags you’re dropping off, the kiosk will automatically print the same number of sticker tags displaying our PACs unique Express account code. Tag each of your bags with a sticker tag and drop the bags off in the designated Express drop-off area to be counted. For a list of Return-it Express location visit https://www.return-it.ca/locations/express/

Cobs Bread Dough Raiser Program

This program enables us to raise money for our school throughout the year! Be sure to mention Devon Gardens Elementary (or code 7806) each time you make a purchase at COBS Bread Scott 72 Centre; they will donate 10% of your purchase back to our school.



Level Ground Trading

Level Ground is a BC business that works with fair trade coffee, tea, dried fruit and spice producers.

  • Supporters enter the code devongardens in the ‘discount code’ field at the checkout.
  • All products on our web store (com) qualify for the fundraiser. Orders must be $40 or more. These orders also qualify for free shipping to most addresses in Canada (there is a shipping fee on all orders shipped to NU/NT/YK). All orders are paid for through our web site and shipped directly to your supporters. No need to collect orders or distribute products to households.
  • Your fundraising amount is 20% of total sales.  So on a $100 order your school will receive $20.


Online Stay Safe & Babysitting Courses

Offered through First Aid Hero. When registering use promo/coupon code DGPAC and our PAC will earn $5 from each registration. For details, available course dates and online registration, please refer to this flyer:


Questions? Send an email to pacdevongardens@gmail.com

Thank you,

Your Devon Gardens PAC


Other Opportunities and Education for Families

Helping Kids Stay Safe Online

There is huge potential for misuse of the internet, for example, sending or receiving inappropriate information and images (e.g. racist, slanderous, pornographic, threatening, sexist, confidential, etc.) or using chat rooms for this purpose.

We know helping kids stay safe while online is something many parents/guardians are concerned about. We encourage you to review the following resources for more information on the online interests of young people, the potential risks they face and proactive strategies to help keep them safe:



erase Student and Family Online Sessions: Establishing Respectful Relationships and Consent in our Communities

eraseis offering online interactive sessions focused on exploring consent and gender-based violence, with school-day sessions for students in Grades 8-12, and evening sessions suited for students in Grade 8 and above and their families. Led by expert trainers from Safer Schools Together, students and families will learn tips and tools to support discussions and to support positive connections. Schools and families canregister online. Contacterase@gov.bc.cawith any questions or for more information.

• What defines consent? A discussion
• The dynamics of gender-based violence
• An overview of worrisome content, and how to manage their child’s exposure on popular social media and gaming platforms
• The different types of bullying and cyberbullying relationships
• The pathway to sextortion and human trafficking–important signs to look for
• The importance of checking in on our children’s mental health and strategies for success
• Family suggestions, as well as tips to facilitate positive conversations and outcomes


Feb 27th 6:30-8pm
March 8th 6:30pm-8pm



Substance Use Decriminalization Information for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Child Care, has developed an information sheet on substance use decriminalization for parents, guardians, and caregivers.Talking to Children and Youth about Decriminalization and Substance Use: Resources for Parents/Guardians and Caregiversis now available on theerasewebsite.


North Delta Valentine’s Event for Families:

Scan QR code for more information:








Eating Disorder Awareness

Help for the Hard Times

If you have questions about the above workshops, or would like to connect with someone directly, please contact SurreyDeltaWhiteRock@familysmart.ca





February 13th – 16th: Jess Dance Hip Hop lessons

Tuesday, February 14th: Wear Red/Pink for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 16th: Special Lunch Day (Cobbs)

Friday, February 17th: Professional Development Day (no school for students)

Monday, February 20th: Family Day (schools are closed)

February 21st – 24th: Kindergarten Registration

Other dates and events are listed on the school calendar on our website: https://dg.deltasd.bc.ca/events-calendar/