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Late November News

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Hello Mount Pleasant Families

 

I am just writing you to give a couple of updates regarding our school.


November 26   No School for Students -- District Indigenous Focus Day.  

Staff across the Vancouver School District will be participating in an Indigenous Focus Day.  There will be no classes for students. 

 

Remembrance Day

This year, as in 2020, our Remembrance Day assembly was virtual.  Using a powerpoint with performances from students we remembered those who served and were affected by war.  A particular focus this year was on some of the contributions of Indigenous Veterans.


COVID Protocol Reminder

As mentioned in a previous email, if you and your family should be travelling outside of Canada please plan on keeping unvaccinated children out of school for 14 days after your return.  This is a federal requirement.


Theme Days Every Thursday

At Mount Pleasant we want to bring a little joy to our students at this time of year.  For the next four weeks we will be having, optional, theme days.

  • Thursday Nov 25 – Light Day.  We will be celebrating everything light and bright.  Many of us will be wearing bright colours (maybe even sunglasses) for the day.
  • Thursday Dec 2 – Cozy Reading Day – A school-wide day to enjoy the comfort of a good book.  Stuffies. PJs, flashlights, blankets, books, etc. are welcome.
  • Thursday Dec 9 – Sweater Day.  Wear your favourite, or not-so-favourite sweater.  All sweaters are welcome – dark, light, plain, colourful, cotton, acrylic, wool, … (some of us may even wear shirts or hoodies as “honorary sweaters”).
  • Thursday Dec 16 – Winter mask day.  This is a day for decorated or decorating masks.  Painted, be-jeweled, be-dazzled (??), printed masks.  If you do not have a winter mask we will help you make one.  Let us show our spirit where our mouth is covered.


Video of Mount Pleasant Students Singing for Change

This past summer our music teacher Ms. Fantini and a group of our students learned and recorded a song that was used to open the annual CASEL Conference of Education.  This year the conference focused on students and their civic engagement.  Local film-maker Maria LeRose put together this video of students (including ours) performing and sharing thoughts of creating positive community change.  We would like to thank the participating students and their families for this great performance.  Please click on this link to see the video https://app.frame.io/presentations/558574a5-15fc-4c7a-a92c-f0c6264a128e

 

Have a great weekend.


Jonathan

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