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Week of November 4 - 8

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Week of November 4 – 8


Hello Community,


Once again I would like to start this message with some items of gratitude.


  • 1.We just wrapped up our Terry Fox drive with a whole school assembly where I was ductaped to the wall and most staff members had pies thrown into their faces. One of our staff members, Marisa Dikeakos stepped up to be the main organizer of this year's events. Although a lot of fun, the most impressive part was that we surpassed our original goal of $2000. The children, families and community raised a whopping $3750 for cancer research. Just like many of you, my family too has been impacted by cancer. We are very grateful to the children, families and community for continuing to support this medical research.
  • 2.A special thank you to Leyda (manager) and her crew at Kingsgate mall as well as the staff at Buy-Low Foods. Thanks to them every child received a perfect pumpkin this Halloween. The pumpkins were delivered to our very own Guelph Street pumpkin patch and each child picked their own before carving and decorating. If you find yourself in the mall soon, please thank our friends there for supporting this event.


Here is our week ahead


Monday

9:15 Primary (K-3) Monday Morning Meeting – Assembly

Lunch Dance X-Press


Wednesday

All day Artist in Residence with Ms. Williams, Ms. Lewis, and Ms. Husak's classes

Afer school Super Science Club


Thursday

11:00 Remembrance Day Assembly (everyone welcome)


Friday

All day Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL for students)


Please note that Vancouver schools have six professional days every year. At Mount Pleasant School they are Sept 20th, Oct. 25th, Nov. 8th, Jan 20th, Feb. 14th, and May 15th.


Now to a link.


This Thursday we are having our Remembrance Day Assembly. In this assembly we thank those who have served Canada in conflicts abroad, we remember all those whose lives were impacted by war (past and present), and we express our hope for a peaceful future where everyone is respected and enjoys basic human rights.

Not too far from our school is the Chinese Canadian Military Museum. Chinese Canadians volunteered for military duty despite the discrimination they faced in the early 20th century. Chinese Canadians were subjected to a head tax, not allowed to vote and were paid half of what others were paid for equal work. For more information and many fascinating biographies of Chinese Canadian Veterans please go to their website https://www.ccmms.ca/ or even visit the museum in person at 555 Columbia St..


Have a great week,


Jonathan Weresch

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