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     Dec. 11th 9:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast & Pajama Day  Dec. 12th 12:30 p.m. Variety Show  Dec. 15th Reports Home  Dec. 20th 2:00 p.m. School-wide Sing-a-long  Dec. 21st School-wide Skating Field Trip Volunteers needed. *EARLY ARRIVAL at 8:30am for Div. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

    Douglas Road’s calendar is posted on the school website: On the right side of screen in Upcoming Events, scroll down and click View Calendar.

    PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE December is just around the corner and our first term is coming to an end. There are many exciting events in December, so please do review the calendar online so you don’t miss joining in the fun!

    Pancake Breakfast | Parents are welcome to join us for our Pancake Breakfast on Monday, December 11th. We need many helping hands! Don’t forget to wear your pyjamas! December 21st is our school-wide skating day. Again, we

    welcome parents to join us as we walk to and from 8 Rinks. We need lots of parents to help tie up skates!

    Variety Show | This year we will not have a winter concert as we are having a very exciting VARIETY SHOW!!! A big thank you to Ari Con and Esther Kwok for providing this opportunity for the Douglas Road community to showcase their talents. Please feel free to come and join us on December 12th at 12:30 pm to cheer and support our entertainers.

    Traffic | A special thankyou to Frist United Church for continuing to let us use their parking lot. Please note the lot is not available after 5 pm. As the winter skies darken please remember to drive slowly and be patient and courteous.

    Weather | Students will be outside in rain or snow so please ensure your child wears a coat and gloves, hat and an umbrella when raining! Fresh air is good for all of us, not to mention the benefits of being active so children are able to focus on their learning in the classroom.

    Report Cards | Reports will be coming home on Friday, December 15th. Please take the time to review your child’s report card with them and celebrate all the learning that has taken place this fall. Please read through the overview that will highlight the Big Ideas and the Curriculum competencies covered this term. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher.

    Enjoy the merriment of December and the spirit of the season.

    Problem Solving | This year at Doulas Road we are implementing a school wide problem solving strategy called W.I.T.S. All teachers have taught at least one lesson on this strategy, and our Peer Mediators and Lunch Supervisors are also using the strategy to help empower students to solve problems and ask for help when needed. The WITS Programs helps schools and families to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. WITS Primary Program

     Stands for Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out and Seek help

     Teaches Kindergarten to Grade 7 children to make safe and positive choices about peer conflict

     Provides a common language children and the adults in their environment can use to talk about and respond to peer victimization

    Attached is a parent brochure to help you implement this strategy at home and to support your child in handling problems at school.

    P. McKay, principal

    October 30, 2013 Bulletin #3

    November 30, 2017

    Bulletin #3

  • HEALTH UPDATE COLDS & FLUS are very common at this time of the year. Most people with colds and flu get better quite easily but some do not. Sometimes, complications like pneumonia develop – especially in people who already have a health condition such as asthma. Following is some information that parents might consider in order to reduce the spread of colds and flu among all children. Things parents can do to reduce the spread of colds and flu:  Encourage the habit of regular hand

    washing – especially after wiping noses.  Encourage your child to use tissue for

    sneezing and coughing or to sneeze into the elbow to reduce the spread of germs on to hands.

     Keep your child at home if he / she has any of these signs: fever, earache, very sore throat, frequent sneezing and coughing combined with feeling sick or tired.

     Please remember that if your child is not well enough to go outside at recess and lunch, she / he is probably not well enough to be returning to school.

    HEAD LICE are parasites that only infect human scalps. They are spread by head to head contact but do not cause disease. They do affect the health of our children through cost to families for treatment, frustration, unnecessary embarrassment and sometimes school time lost.  Lice love clean hair.  Lice do not jump or fly.  Lice bites make the scalp itchy.  Nits are lice eggs, which are attached to

    the hair, close to the scalp. They are as tiny as dandruff.

     You can’t get rid of nits by brushing, or with a hair dryer.

     After the head lice hatch, the shell of the nit stays stuck to the hair.

     Lice are spread by head-to-head contact and by sharing brushes, hats or other items that come in contact with the head.

     Head lice are common where children play or work closely together.

     Lice do not cause disease… they just bug us!

     Adult head lice lay about 10 eggs (called nits) every day. These nits are stuck to the hair near the scalp.

     It takes 7-10 days for the nits to hatch.  It takes 6-10 days for lice to become

    adult. Information from Visit the Burnaby School District website, click Budget & Policies, click District Policy Manual, click Students, click policy 5.12 Treatment of Head Lice in Schools, to read the Regulations and Procedures.


    News from the Library at Douglas Road | Douglas Road Dares to Read! Home Reading Club. Our home-reading program is up and running, as of October 2nd. The back of your child’s form has all the instructions. The first day for returns to the library is November 21st (November 20thbeing the 50th night of reading). 50 Night forms can be turned in any time after November 21st. The date on the 100 Night form is the earliest start date for reading records.

    Volleyball | Our Volleyball Season is wrapping up soon. We must take a moment to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication of our coaches, for whom without, the children would not have this opportunity. Special thanks to Todd Trask, Kim Stevens and Natalie

    Melanson. The students have shown their interest and dedication to a team through their attendance at practices and games. Thank you to all of the parents that were able to drive to and from the games. Your support is greatly appreciated. Congratulations to all the players this year: GIRLS: Zariina C. Antonia D. Erica Y. Zeinab F. Angelina K. Belinda T. Aylah Z. Selam M. Megan C. Candy C. Elishka H. Trisha L. Anjuli T. Kelly Y. Martina K. Abby Y. Lily B. Marya I. BOYS: Khoi D. Amadou Q. Ethan C. Linden K. Jeremiah L. Yaaska P. Kylan T. Hussein F. Nevan G. Nick P. Miguel A. Joel B. Jonah L. Liam L.

    Douglas Road We Club Our We Scare Hunger campaign this Halloween was scary-good! Soup-er heroes from around our school community donated 91 non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB). Did you know that the GVFB services 19% of seniors, and 20% of children? Thanks to everyone for helping us put the fright into hunger! Four full boxes got donated for feeding the hungry!

     Are you often late for school?  Are you hungry in the morning with no time

    to eat a good breakfast? Then we have just the thing for you.

    Welcome to… The Breakfast Club Instead of being late for school, arrive at 8:30, eat a little breakfast in the staffroom and be on time for class. Your day will be off to a great start!


    January 2 – 5, 2018 Do you need a way to keep your kids entertained during the Holiday Season? Join us for one of our fun Hockey or Multi Sport Winter Break Camps.

    Choose from: Full Day Powerskating & Hockey Skills Camp (6-9yrs) Full Day Defenseman Camp (10-13yrs) Half Day Tips for Tots Camp (4-6yrs) Full Day Extreme Ball Sports Camp (6-10yrs)

    December 1st Pro D Day Camps | only two weeks until our December 2017 Pro D Day Camps and we have a few spots available.

    Full Day Powerskating & Hockey Skills Camp (6-9yrs) Full Day Stickhandling Camp (9-14yrs) Half Day Tips for Tots Camp (4-6yrs) Multi Sport Camp (6-10yrs)

    Questions? Call us at 604.291.0626. Register Today! Canlan Ice Sports | Burnaby 8 Rinks | 6501 Sprott Street, Burnaby BC V5B 3B8 | 604.291.0626

    UBC Girlsmarts! UBC Girlsmarts is a non-profit organization launched by the UBC Computer Science department to help girls spark and sustain an interest in computer science. Our organization has been running workshops since 2004 and we often partner up with various local tech companies (including Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, and many others)


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