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November 19, 2021 Laurier e-News

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Aboriginal Focus Day - November 26

Dear Laurier Families,

I hope your week has gone smoothly. As we are approaching the end of November, we will begin to see more activities in our school to celebrate the end of the first trimester of school and welcome the holiday season. We hope that the last few weeks before the winter break are full of joy and happiness for our students and community.

Updated Daily Health Check and International Travel

Please check the most recent Daily Health checklist that you are required to use with your children daily here. As we are approaching the winter break, some families may have questions about requirements to isolate following international trips that may be planned for over the Break. The following information, contained in the International Travel section of the updated Daily Health Check, may be helpful:

Have you returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

“Fully vaccinated students, staff and other adults who have travelled outside of Canada may qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption.”

“Students, staff and other adults who are not fully vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada CANNOT attend school for 14 days after arrival, as part of federal requirements.”

Aboriginal Focus Day on November 26

November 26th is an Aboriginal focus day for all staff across VSB and schools are closed for students. The theme of the day is " Listen , Learn , Understand".  Staff will participate in the sharing of teaching from the three Host Nations: Musqueam - Squamish - Tsleil-Waututh.

SOAR Celebration Day at Laurier!

We are having a school-wide SOAR Celebration Day because we have reached (surpassed!) our first goal of 1,000 tickets by December 1st.

When: Wednesday, Dec 15th

School-wide theme: Wonderful Winter Wonderland

What to wear: Staff and students are encouraged to wear comfy cozy wintertime clothes (think PJs, sweats, slippers, toques) to school on Dec 15.

Door decorating: All classrooms are invited to decorate the outside of their classroom doors in a "Winter Wonderland" theme, following the Success Criteria  presented by the SOAR class reps. Decorating can begin as early as Dec 1st, and should be complete by our SOAR celebration day on Dec 15.

Prizes: SOAR Committee Students will award prizes for all the decorated doors on Dec 15 (every door gets a prize!). 

PAC News

November PAC Meeting: Reminder of our November meeting, which will take place over Zoom on Tuesday November 23rd at 6:30pm Pacific Time (US and Canada). A draft agenda will be made available on our website's pac-meetings page before the meeting. Your opinion is important, and we want to hear from you! Please check the school email for info and link to the Zoom meeting. If you need help joining, please email Check out and our PAC Facebook page for more info and upcoming events.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 23: Virtual PAC Meeting @6:30pm

Friday, November 26: ProD Day - School closed for students

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I wish you a restful weekend.

Armin Samiei | Principal

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School

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