Dear DG Families,
Welcome to the first week of June! June is a busy month for us at the school. Please make sure that you are reading the emails sent out to you from the school. With the end of the school year coming up quickly, please be aware of the events happening for your child(ren).
Here is the link to next school year’s calendar.
Bike to School Week – May 30th to June 5th
Beginning Monday, we will be promoting bike to school week as part of a great way to enhance green initiatives already happening at your school, build community and highlight the benefits of active transportation – like less congestion and healthy, energized students.
This is the first year that Devon Gardens is involved in this initiative, partnered with the Bike Hub and other Delta Schools. We will be providing more information to students via our morning announcements.
Please ensure that your child wears a helmet when biking to and from school.
PAC Popcorn Sales at RECESS
We are pleased to announce that the PAC will be selling popcorn at recess on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1st
Wednesday, June 15th
1 bag of popcorn will be sold for $1.00. Students are encouraged to bring exact change.
Due to popular demand, each student will only be allowed to buy a maximum of 2 bags of popcorn.
Welcome to Kindergarten
If you have an incoming kindergarten student joining us at Devon Gardens in September, please save the afternoon of Wednesday, June 8th for our Welcome to Kindergarten event!
Cops for Cancer – Guessing Jar Challenge
This week we will be kicking off our final Cops for Cancer fundraiser for the year – another “Guessing Jar Challenge”. We have prepared a variety of jars containing different amounts of fun stuff (individually wrapped candies, toys, etc….). For only $2 a guess, students may buy a ticket to guess how many objects they think are in a “jar” for a chance to win! There are a variety of jars to choose from and students may enter as many times as they wish. The closest guess for each jar, wins! This is a great way for students to practice their estimation skills and help the Cops for Cancer Team raise funds for pediatric cancer research, all at the same time!
Grades 1-7 English Language Learners: Focus on literacy and numeracy
- Session 1 – July 4th – July 15th
- Session 2 – July 18th – July 29th
- 9:00am – 1:00pm
- McCloskey Elementary (North Delta)
Grades 8 – 12 English Language Learners:
- Delta students: July 4th – 21st
- 9:00am – 12:00 noon
- Burnsview Secondary (North Delta)
Nordel and 112th Adult Crossing Guard Position
We are still looking for an adult paid crossing guard for the Nordel and 112th Crossing. This position is half hour before school and half hour after school when school is in session; perfect for a retired person wanting to do something everyday. We have advertised this position through the local paper, notices at the library and community centres and on social media. If you know someone interested in this paid position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the crossing guard schedule for when your child is scheduled to be a crossing guard. Reminders to please find someone to take your spot if you are unable to be out for your shift. Many thanks!
Free Parenting Seminar for Parents and Caregivers – Bring Them Closer with Connie Jakab
The Learning Services Department of the Delta School District is offering a free seminar for parents and caregivers.
What is Covered:
– How to manage anxiety
– How to support kids with depression/anxiety/suicidal ideation
– How to bring our kids out of mental health crisis
– How to impact positive behaviour
– How to help hurting kids flourish
When & Where:
Tuesday, May 31st 6:00 – 7:30pm
Library, Sunshine Hills Elementary (11285 Bond Blvd)
Space is limited, please register in advance (link below)
Please save the date of Monday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m. via zoom to join this very important PAC meeting.
Devon Gardens PAC is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 6, 2022.
At this meeting, we will be holding our elections for the 2022-2023 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Executive Committee. The meeting and the elections will be held online via Zoom. To view the Executive Officer positions available and their respective duties, refer to the PAC constitution.
The Devon Gardens PAC cannot function without dedicated volunteers. We welcome nominations for all elected positions and hope you will join us in fulfilling our mandate to represent the parent voice and support our school. Below is a list of the PAC executive positions and name of the current appointed representatives.
PAC Executive Positions
Chair Azeem Mohammed
Vice-Chair Jennifer Iachetta
Secretary Varinder Khaira
Treasurer Carolyn Stanley
Gaming Representative Cleo Nomm
District PAC Representative Stevie Wild
Canadian Parents for French Rep. Katrina Smyth
Member at Large Adrian Wild
Member at Large Herminder Mahay
Member at Large Jana Methven
Member at Large Doug Tanner
Past Chair Varinder Khaira
All Parents and Guardians of the students currently registered at Devon Gardens Elementary may be Voting Members of the PAC, except for employees or elected officials of the School Board District or Ministry Of Education. The Executive Officers shall be elected by the Voting Members at the AGM held in June each year. The term of office shall commence in September of each year and shall be held for one year. Any Elected Member of the PAC may serve on the Executive for as many years as is elected to a position.
To express your interest, agreement to serve, and confirm your qualifications for the position you would like to nominate yourself for, please email send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
• Full name
• Contact information
• Position interested in
Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the AGM.
We hope you will consider running for a position on the 2022-2023 DG PAC Executive Committee
DG PAC PUB NIGHT FUNDRAISER – JUNE 10th
The Devon Gardens PAC is hosting a pub night fundraiser, June 10th. Please see their invitation, below.
Gift Cards are now available for purchase through our PAC online system – https://devonpac.hotlunches.net/. Each gift card is $25 in value and you are welcome to purchase as many as you like. The cards may be used at any time (no expiry date), but hoping you will attend and use at the June 10th pub night event. Ordering will be open until the end of the day, Monday, June 6th . Don’t have an account for the online ordering system – click here for step-by-step instructions. If you have multiple children at the school, please submit the order under your eldest child. Gift Cards purchased will be sent home with your child by Thursday, June 9 th . Questions?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. For details and to place an order, please visit our very own Devon Gardens landing page https://www.kaci.io/devon-gardens-elementary-school-level-ground. Enter DevonGardens in the discount code field at checkout and 15% of your purchase will be a payback to the school on every order of $40+. Free shipping on orders $40+
Online Stay Safe & Babysitting Courses
Offered through First Aid Hero. When registering use promo/coupon code DGPAC and our PAC will earn $8 from each registration. For details, available course dates and online registration, please follow the links below: Babysitting – https://firstaidhero.com/babysitting-courses/online-babysitting-courses/ Stay Safe – https://firstaidhero.com/stay-safe/
Questions? Send an email to email@example.com
Devon Gardens PAC
Monday, May 30th: Grade 6/7 Immunizations
Tuesday, May 31st: Division 13 Field Trip
Tuesday, May 31st: Farmer Mike Visits
Wednesday, June 1st: PAC popcorn sales at recess
Wednesday, June 1st: Grade 7’s to Delview
Wednesday, June 1st: Division 14, 15, 16 Field trip
Friday, June 3rd: Div 12 and 13 Field trip
Friday, June 3rd: Division 4 Virtual Field trip
Monday, June 6th: PAC meeting via zoom 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8th: Welcome to K 2 p.m.
Other dates and events are listed on our school calendar on our website: https://dg.deltasd.bc.ca/events-calendar/