February is Black History Month
Do you know about Emery Barnes? He first moved to British Columbia to play for the B.C. Lions and helped them win a Grey Cup in 1964. After
retiring from sports, he became a Member of the Legislative Assembly and, in 1994, the first Black person in Canada to serve as Speaker. As an MLA (1972-1996), he was particularly concerned with alleviating poverty and advancing civil rights. Mr. Barnes was also a registered social worker and one of the founders of Black History Month in BC.
Devon Gardens Science fair will be on Feb. 23. It will take place in the gym from 1:00 to 2:40 pm. Parents are welcome to come and experience our Science experiments. Please enter through the exterior gym doors.
FREE Social Media Presentation for Parents/Caregivers of Grade 6 & 7 Students
Registration is required:
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.
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
Please don’t send your children to school when they are ill
How to make one time donations to the Parent Advisory Committee PAC
Emergency Prep Planning
Family Fun Night 2023 Planning and Save the Date
Link to access: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1589588-105073
Reminder – PAC Fundraisers ongoing throughout the year
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- Raising Digitally Responsible Youth: A Parent’s Guide: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/erase/documents/raising-digitally-responsible-youth.pdf
- Need Help Now website: https://needhelpnow.ca/app/en/
- ERASE website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/online-safety
- Protect Kids Online website: https://protectkidsonline.ca/app/en/
- Additional Parent Information Resources: https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/resources/parent-information-brochures/
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.
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 the erase website.
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 21st – 24th: Kindergarten Registration
Wednesday, February 22nd – Pink Shirt Day
Thursday, February 23rd – DG Science Fair 1:00 – 2:40pm
Thursday, February 23rd – Gr 6 Boys Basketball game @ Gibson, 3:15pm
February 27th – March 3rd Book Fair
Monday, February 27th – Grade 6/7 Girls Basketball game @ Gibson, 3:15pm
Tuesday, February 28th – Social Media Presentation @ Seaquam, 7-9pm
Thursday, March 2nd – Special Lunch Day (Boston Pizza)
Thursday, March 2nd -Grade 7 boys basketball @ DG, 3:15pm
Thursday, March 2nd -Grade 6 boys basketball @ Brooke, 3:15pm
Friday, March 3rd – Semaine de la Francophonie begins
Other dates and events are listed on the school calendar on our website: https://dg.deltasd.bc.ca/events-calendar/