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Carleton eNews June 26 2020

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This has definitely been an interesting six months. I am thankful for the opportunity to have gotten to know our students, families and staff, and I’m looking forward to continuing to learn with those of you who are returning next school year.  It will be exciting for Carleton students to have more of an opportunity to work with the Cunningham students and expand their peer groups. 

At this point, we’re not sure what the beginning of next school year will look like. We’re planning for all eventualities and will share more information as it becomes available. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we all work to get through these unprecedented times. Enjoy a safe and happy summer and see you in the fall. 

Please continue to visit the VSB website and the VSB’s COVID-19 Updates page regularly for the most up to date information regarding the current situation. 

Congratulations to the Carleton Grade 7 Class of 2020!

Congratulations to the Carelton Grade 7 Class of 2020! We wish you all the best for next year and beyond! 

Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you to all the family members, friends and other community members who volunteered their time to accompany classes on field trips, to drive students to sports and other extracurricular events and to help with class and school activities this year. These activities and events aren’t possible without your support. 

Farewells and Welcomes

Congratulations and farewell to grade 1 teacher Karin Bernauer and resource teacher Julie Johnston who are both retiring this year! We thank them for their years of service to the Carleton school community and wish them a happy, relaxing retirement. 

Welcome to the following staff who will be joining the Carleton team next year:

  • Joseph Maher – Vice Principal
  • Pamela Lee – Grade ½ Teacher
  • Keel Freeman – Art
  • Teresa Schwartz will be increasing her time and changing her role to 3 days a week resources teacher.


Welcome to Kindergarten and Gradual Entry

Welcome to kindergarten students and families joining the Carleton school community for the 2020-2021 school year! We’re looking forward to meeting you in the fall. Information regarding Welcome to Kindergarten and the kindergarten gradual entry process will be emailed to new kindergarten families next week. 

Busing for Carleton

The district sent a letter out earlier week saying there will not be busing for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact myself or the office by June 30th if you have any questions or concerns regarding this information.

Dates to Remember

Please note the following dates may be subject to change depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Up to date information regarding the return to school will be emailed to families at the end of August or the beginning of September.

  • Tuesday, September 8 - Back to School - Students attend for 1 hour from 9 to 10am. New kindergarten students, please follow the gradual entry schedule to be emailed to families.
  • Wednesday, September 9 - First Full Day of School - New kindergarten students, please follow the gradual entry schedule to be emailed to families. 


Community Events


            VPL – The Vancouver Public Library children’s summer reading club is open for registration.  Click Here for more information.


            Summer Day Camps – Vancouver Parks Board and Recreation centers are offering Outdoor Summer Day Camps.  Registration is June 29th, click Here for more information.


            Prevention – Attached is a flyer from BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program.  They offer free information about screen time, social media,  teens and anxiety.  If you would like to access these services you can visit their website here or call the number on the flyer.


I wish everyone an amazing summer and look forward to reconnecting in September.


Adrienne Stewardson

Principal Carleton Elementary

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