Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educator Sessions

Parent Workshop: Virtual via Zoom on November 18 6:30-8pm Please find zoom information below.

Student Sessions: In school on November 24th & 25th

McBride Staff and the McBride PAC are pleased to share that Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators will be visiting McBride Elementary to work with parents and students in Kindergarten to grade 7.

In their Body Science presentations, Saleema Noon and her team of experienced educators work with children of all ages, teaching them about healthy bodies and healthy sexuality in ways they find non-threatening and entertaining. In their own language, children learn about how their bodies change, and what those changes mean. 

In the Parent Session, Saleema or a member of her team will give an overview of student presentations and, using humor and straight talk in an open, interactive environment, will show parents how easy it is to convey healthy, meaningful messages about sex and growing up to young children.

The content of the student presentations is supported by current research as being age appropriate and we believe that it contributes to healthy child development. Some of the topics Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators cover in their workshops extend beyond the content of the BC Physical and Health Education curriculum. For this reason, parents may choose to have their children OPT OUT of the Body Science workshops. If you do not wish your child to attend, we ask that you notify our office no later than NOVEMBER 19, 2021 by 3pm. Attendance at the parent presentation before making this decision is strongly encouraged. 

Please also feel free to phone the school – 604-713-4971-  if you have any questions and/or concerns about Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators’ presentations.

Please see the information letter sent from the school – HERE

Zoom Details

Topic: Sir Richard McBride Saleema Noon Parent Session 

Time: Nov 18, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82099961004?pwd=KzFVL3l2NEtsNmRHTDROOWU0NDRJUT09 

Meeting ID: 820 9996 1004 

Passcode: 884409

Only a few more days to order your Purdys Chocolates!

The Purdys Chocolates fundraiser is back, just in time for the holidays!

Purchase some very sweet gifts for friends, family and yourself, and help raise money for the McBride school community. Visit https://fundraising.purdys.com/960744-89266 and register or log in as a returning customer. After you’ve signed in you can buy the amazing chocolates and invite your friends and family to join and support our fundraising campaign. 

Please place your order by November 29th. Orders will be ready for pick up at the school on Monday, December 13th.

Fundraisers like this one help the McBride PAC support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year including fine arts enrichment, Grade 6 and 7 camp, Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Course subsidies, PE programming and more. It also provides funding for classroom supplies and enrichment, including library books. We could not do this without your support. Thank you.

Only two days left! Order DFS today!

The deadline to order your DSF products is fast approaching! Please order by Thursday, November 4th.

DFS is a local company that assists schools and not for profit organizations with fundraising. The school community receives a significant percentage of the proceeds of anything purchased. These funds support a variety of school and classroom programs, activities and resources including arts curriculum, Saleema Noon Body Science presentations, and more. 

There are some amazing items available – sweet treats, savory snacks, beautiful wrapping paper, and so much more. Don’t miss out!

Instructions are included as part of the order form. All ordering is done online. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions – mcbrideelementary@gmail.com

Reminder: Order your DFS goodies by November 4th!

The McBride PAC has partnered with DFS for a new fundraiser. DFS is a local company that assists schools and not for profit organizations with fundraising. The school community receives a significant percentage of the proceeds of anything purchased. These funds support a variety of school and classroom programs, activities and resources including arts curriculum, Saleema Noon Body Science presentations, and more. 

Instructions are included as part of the order form. All ordering is done online. The deadline for ordering is November 4th. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the PAC Executive if you have lost your catalogues. We have some extras.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Vancouver DPAC Individualized Education Plan webinar

Thursday, Oct 21st 7PM – 8PM

Vancouver District PAC is presenting a webinar on Thursday, October 21 from 7-8pm focused on Individualized Education Plans (IEP).

The webinar is presented by Partners for Inclusive Education via Zoom. The target audience is parents and others working with children who have or need IEPs.  It will include presentations from Chelsea Jelic, RSLP and consultant for POPARD, and Susan Worthington, Case Manager for Inclusion for the Vancouver School Board.  Chelsea will offer a broader framework for IEPs in BC, and then Susan will explain Vancouver School Board’s Competency-Based IEP. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. 

Please view the flyer here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nIZr0OWCSF1nTgHGEDnVwczk8UCItiHt/view?usp=sharing. Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcud-6rrD0pEtIt1C9IdNBMOMp-vN-g8O5-.

New School Safety Patrol

The School Safety Patrol has just finished their first week patrolling the crosswalk area at Culloden and East 29th. 

Students in Grades 6 and 7 were trained by Constable Ryan Hooper, a member of the VPD’s Traffic Division. They will be patrolling the crosswalk area at Culloden and East 29th, from 8:40-9:00 and from 3:00-3:20 every day. Please beware and please follow all driving and parking regulations in that area and around the school. New parking regulations have been set along East 29th Avenue. 

A big thank you to all the students who volunteered for this important job. We really appreciate your work and effort.

New McBride PAC Fundraiser

The McBride PAC has partnered with DFS for a new fundraiser. DFS is a local company that assists schools and not for profit organizations with fundraising. Please watch for DFS gift catalogues and an order form in your child’s school bag. The school community receives a significant percentage of the proceeds of anything purchased. These funds support a variety of school and classroom programs, activities and resources including arts curriculum, Saleema Noon Body Science presentations, and more. 

Instructions are included as part of the order form. All ordering is done online. The deadline for ordering is November 4th. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the PAC Executive if you have any questions about this fundraiser or how to order.  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Our Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser is back! 

Order a dozen Krispy Kreme Original Glaze donuts today and help support the McBride Elementary PAC! 

PRE ORDER your donuts now through Wednesday, September 29th. Cost is $12/dozen. Donut worry – your order will be ready for pick up between 2pm and 4pm at the school on Friday, October 8th – just in time for all your Thanksgiving weekend activities.

PAC fundraisers like this one support a variety of school-based activities as well as additional funding for classroom supplies and enrichment.  Thank you for your continued support. 

PAC Fundraising Initiatives for 2021/22

McBride PAC fundraising efforts support a variety of school-based activities throughout the year including camps, dance and sport programs, presentations for parents, vital classroom supplies, literacy materials and more. How can you contribute?

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is our biggest fundraiser! To order hot lunch, visit munchalunch.com.

With our traditional fundraising activities up in the air because of COVID-19, the PAC wanted to share with you a few other fundraising initiatives. Please support these if you are able. Your participation will ensure we can continue to support school activities and assist with the purchase of classroom supplies. 

Indigo FUNdraising Program

McBride has joined the Indigo FUNdraiser Program. 15% of eligible purchases made by McBride community families over the next year will be donated to the McBride PAC. Please visit McBride PAC Indigo FUNdraising Program to learn more. 

Mabel’s Labels

Thinking of ordering some Mabel’s Labels? You can support McBride Elementary in the process. Simply click on the “Support a Fundraiser” button on their website and search for Sir Richard McBride School PAC (Vancouver). We make 20% commission on all sales. 

Learn more and order at https://mabelslabels.ca

Recycling with Return It Express

McBride has a Return-It Express account and we invite everyone to use it. Simply return your empties and recycling to a Return-It Express kiosk and your deposit money will be deposited into the McBride PAC account. Instructions are included below. 

  1. Collect your empties – juice boxes, glass bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles and jugs – into clear plastic bags.
  2. Go to any Return-It Express location
  3. Log in their kiosk with account number 6047134971 and print the label(s). Please note that the account number is also the school’s phone number. 
  4. Put label(s) on your bags and leave them on the depot.
  5. Return-It will sort and count containers and refund deposit money to the PAC account. 

Donuts, Event Concessions and More

Watch for additional fundraisers such as event concessions, donut fundraisers and more through the year.

Direct Appeal

It’s easier than ever to donate to the PAC by sending us an etransfer at mcbrideelementary@gmail.com or to “E-Sir Richard McBride PAC” at School Cash Online. (If you donate at School Cash Online, we do not receive notification for a few weeks, so we’d love if it you send us an e-mail to let us know!)

Ordering for September/October Hot Lunch is Open

Hot lunch is back! 

Ordering for September/October is open now. Please complete your order by Wednesday, September 22. No late orders can be accepted.

To register for your Munchalunch account, visit www.munchalunch.com/schools/mcbride. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the system. 

All food is packaged and labelled with your child’s name and will be delivered to your child’s class. Waste will be sent home to be recycled or composted. Please send cutlery.

As in years past, there are no refunds if your child is away.

Thank you for your support of the school! Hot lunch is our biggest fundraiser providing money for classroom funds, programs and much more.