Gilmore’s 2nd annual Jingle Bell Walk is taking place on the afternoon of Friday, December 1st. On this day, Gilmore students will be walking the neighbourhood and collecting donations that have been left our for us to collect on behalf of the Food Bank and the Rotary. In order to make this happen, we need to assign one vehicle and driver to each of our 17 Divisions. We are currently short vehicles and drivers for a number of Divisions. If you have a vehicle, and are able to help on the 1st, please fill out this form and send it back to your child’s teacher, or email Mr. Morton. Thanks for your support of this important event!
The latest white fluff in the air last night is reminding us that winter is on its way! That means it is time to remind you of how you might learn of any weather related school closures.
All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (e.g. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. In the event there are certain schools or the entire district closed due to snow, or any other weather-related issues, announcements will be made on local radio stations by 7 a.m. on the day of the closure. Please do not call the radio station – tune in and listen for the announcements, or check the radio station websites.
Closure information will also be posted on the district website at www.burnabyschools.ca and on Twitter @burnabyschools (please follow us!). However, keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, for example, if there are power outages or technical problems. The most reliable way to get school closure information is to listen to the local radio stations.
Information will only be provided on school closures. If there is no closure information, our schools are open for learning! However, the decision to send your child to school or not is ultimately a family decision.
For more detailed information on weather related school closures, please click here .
Grizzly Gear orders are due by 10 pm on Sunday, November 5th. Ordering and payment by School Cash Online only. Samples available at the Community Office. See flyer for full details.
Halloween Fireworks Cancelled
We are sad to announce that the annual Gilmore Community Council sponsored Fireworks event has been cancelled this year. If any community member is interested in seeing the fireworks return next year, please attend a future Council meeting and put your name forward to help make this event happen.
Halloween Family Movie Night
Bring your sleeping bags, wear your comfy clothing, bring your stuffies, and come on out to the Gilmore school gym with your family and friends to this FREE event!
The Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s Community Youth Leadership Program is holding a FREE movie night in the Gilmore gymnasium on October 27 at 7:00 p.m. This family event will feature “Hotel Transylvania 2” and will include FREE popcorn provided by G&F Financial (1 admission ticket will be redeemable for 1 bag of popcorn). Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m., and juice and snacks will also be for sale.
There are some tickets available at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.
Hope to see you there!
Living in a rain forest offers many diverse weather conditions. It makes sense, therefore, that we are all well-prepared to be outside in the rain. It is also exceptionally important for children to get outside throughout the day for fresh air and exercise. Research has proven time and time again, the impact that physical activity has on learning.
Being prepared for the weather
We know that if kids are well-prepared to be outside in the rain they actually enjoy it. As long as they stay dry and warm there is a great deal of fun to be had in all kinds of weather. We have noticed recently that many students come to school unprepared for being outside in the rain (e.g., wearing hoodies and jackets that are not waterproof). To be completely prepared for wet-weather outdoor time, it is important for your child to have appropriate clothing such as:
- A rain jacket
- Rubber boots so they can enjoy the puddles
- Rain pants
- An umbrella
- A rain hat or coat with a hood
- A change of clothes (sweatpants, sock, underwear, t-shirt)
Severe weather accommodations
We occasionally have weather conditions that are unreasonable to expect students to stay outside in. These days include hard, driving rain with extreme cold or wind. In these situations, we intend to declare it an inside day. This will be decided by the principal on a case-by-case basis; however, students are still expected to come to school completely prepared for outdoor play time and should not come to school expecting to be inside during recess and lunch.
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