February 27th – March 3rd

Dear DG Families,
Our school Science Fair was last week and it was very well attended – thank you, families!.  We love how supportive the DG community is!  A big thank you, as well, to the participating students for sharing their learning and to their teachers for work in helping their students get ready and all the behind the scenes organization!

February is Black History Month

Do you know about Claude Tyson?

Claude Tyson was one of three Black servicemen, along with Vince Cadogan, and Harold Grosse, who served at the Vancouver Wireless Station – located at today’s Boundary Bay Airport.  As part of the Signal Corp, they were part of a secret intelligence gathering operation that monitored communications from the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

Mr. Tyson married and raised his family on the base.  It was an interracial marriage, which was not widely accepted at the time.

To read more, check out this recent Delta Optimist article


This 1950s photo depicts Claude Tyson holding up Martha Shiu at the Vancouver Wireless Station. Father Daniel Shiu stands by holding her arm.Delta Archives, 2023-007-005. Courtesy of Delta Heritage Society


H. Hardcastle School
This week, Mrs. Goldman will is holding a book fair in the library.  The book fair will be open to classes during their library blocks, as well as to everyone after school from 3pm – 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 1:45pm – 3:00pm on Wednesday.   Both French and English books will be available for purchase.  We hope to see you there!



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.   All Crossing Guards have been provided the schedule.

Updated Crossing Guard Schedule 



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

Budget 2023 | Union Budget 2023 News Today | Latest Indian Budget NewsSchool District Budget Process

The Delta School District is committed to transparent budget planning and resource allocation that is directly aligned with the strategic vision, goals and objectives established by the Board. It is our sincere hope that as many voices as possible engage in the annual budget input process to provide feedback on their funding priorities for the upcoming school year. To find out how you can get involved, check out https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/news/2023-2024-school-district-budget-process/


Quarantine, mask and random testing restrictions for students returning from international travel

Are you interested in hosting an international student

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


Are you looking for something local & fun to do with your family?

Sungod Skating Club stages Arabian Nights - Delta OptimistSungod Skating Club stages Arabian Nights:  The Story of Aladdin on Ice: Saturday March 4, 2023: 1:00 and 7:00 pm

Skaters from preschool to our senior elite skaters will surely wow both young and young at heart. There will be a 50/50 draw, raffle prizes and a great time is anticipated by all. We hope to see many of our local community come out to show some support for our terrific athletes.

For more show details and purchasing tickets via Eventbrite, visit https://sungodsc.uplifterinc.com/pages/Ice-show-information/ or https://www.facebook.com/sungodskatingclub/

Our school has been given 4 free tickets to the show (in any combination child/adult, for either show). If you are interested in one/more of the complimentary tickets, please email Mme Greenhlagh by 4:00pm this Wednesday (March 1st).  

In your email, be sure to include:

  • your name and contact information
  • which tickets you would like (child and/or adult), and how many
  • which show, afternoon or evening, you would like to attend

If there is a lot of interest, we will draw for the winner.


Digital Skills Development | Information Services Division - UCL – University College London

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 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 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

March 6th – 10th – Semaine de la Francophonie continues

Monday, March 6th – Grade 6/7 girls basketball game @ DG

Tuesday, March 7th – Divisions 1, 10 & 11 to Mt Seymour

Wednesday, March 8th – Term 2 Report Cards available on line (parent connect)

Friday, March 10th – last day of school before Spring Break

March 11th – 26th – Spring Break

Tuesday, March 21st – last day to order Purdy’s  online (PAC fundraiser)

Monday, March 27th – back to school after Spring Break

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