During the last couple of weeks before the Christmas break we have a few after school library closures. These are in addition to our regular Wednesday afternoons.

The library and AR will be closed after school on:

Tuesday, December 3rd

Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

Please arrange for your child to be picked up at 2:45pm on those days.


Last day of Term 1 Clubs is this Friday, November 29th.

Term 2 Clubs start on January 13th.

Term 2 Switches: 

Starting next Wednesday, Dec 4th, students in grade 4 will be having music instead of PE. This means grade 4’s will be having music three times a week in the 2nd term.


Week(s) in Review – November 11-21

Hi Class,

I’ve had a lovely time with you all the last few weeks. I’ve especially enjoyed discussing ideas about how to be a peacemaker in our War and Peace Perspectives Unit as well as talking about how to be a better caretaker of creation. Here are some of our highlights in photo form:

Remembrance Day Street Sign Scavenger Hunt

Mr. Lam Cloud & Mr. Lam

We started a plastic garbage tracker.

Hanging out with our kindergarten buddies

We read the story, “The Enemy” by Davide Cali, in which a soldier stubbornly fights a war because of false beliefs he has been taught by his general and war manual.

We were challenged to reflect on false beliefs we often hold towards people we don’t like.

False beliefs can be corrected if we choose to see others with grace.

We had two STEM Keva Planks challenges

Challenge 1: Balancing as many planks over the edge of a table. I think the class record is in the 30’s.


Challenge 2: Stacking as many planks on top of one plank standing up.

Hope you all have a restful weekend.

See you on Monday!


Two Announcements

Hi Parents,

Here are two announcements sent by the school for your information:

1. Deeper Learning Parent Night

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00pm for our Elementary Deeper Learning Parent Night. This will be an important evening of learning and information that we encourage parents to attend.

We kindly request that you use this link to RSVP. We want to ensure that we have prepared sufficient materials for those in attendance.

Please note that there will be no childcare provided and that the evening is not suitable for children.

If you would like more information about the evening, you can watch this video.

We hope to see you there!

2. Remembrance Day Poppies

This Friday, Chapel will be focusing on Remembrance Day. Each student will be given the opportunity to wear a poppy. These poppies are from the Royal Canadian Legion and a small donation is encouraged for the Legion that supplied RCS with these poppies. We encourage you to talk with your child about Remembrance Day and its significance. If you desire, please have your child bring a small coin donation for the poppies that they will be receiving on Friday. We look forward to supporting those that have sacrificed in a meaningful manner for our freedoms as we honour our veterans.

Please visit this page for more information:



Mr. Lam


Book Fair

Hello parents,

This is a message from the library.

Next week is our school book fair! Here are some important things you need to know:

  • AR will be closed after school next week. AR classes will continue as normal during the school day.
  • The library will be open for book exchange on Monday, Thursday and Friday as per usual (no book exchange on Wednesday)
  • Please see the latest Thrive newsletter or posters around the school for the book fair hours.

Thank you!

Week In Review: Oct 14-18, 2019

Hello parents,

Here are a few snapshots of the “happenings” in the 4L classroom.

In math, we started a new unit on Adding and Subtracting. The group here is playing a game of Addition War.

We also did another Book Share, where we wrote reviews for notable books we’ve read in the last while. For our grade-wide AR goal, we are almost half-way to our goal of 1000 points with around 420 points already! Keep on reading, 4L!

Here are a few book recommendations from some students:

We finished and displayed our Coast Salish Art. In this picture, some students are doing a self-assessment on their art project.

Finally, a group of students have been working on a marble track during break times. Here is a short video of their work. Marble Track

Have a restful weekend. See you all on Monday!

Hi class,

Here are a few pictures from our marble roller coaster build today. You all did an awesome job!


Here are the links to some video clips of your roller coasters in action:

Anson and Kyle


Isaac T and Isaac N

Allyza and Joanna


Kate and Megan

Lemuel and Vallen

Rachelle and Chloe

Samantha and Emeth

Titus and Louis

William, Brayden and Preston

Have a wonderful weekend and happy Thanksgiving!

See you all on Tuesday!