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Fees

GENERAL $25.00 SUPPLY FEE

The Vancouver School Board offers the service of purchasing basic school supplies in bulk at wholesale prices and passing the cost savings on to families.  The School Supply Fee for 2018 – 2019 is $25.00 per student.

This fee covers basic consumable school supplies used for students’ personal use such as paper, writing tools, glue sticks, erasers, exercise books and art supplies.  Supplies are provided for the full year.


SUPPLEMENTARY FEES

Student Agenda/Planner – $5

Students at Thunderbird will be using an Agenda/Planner in grades 3-7. School agendas/planners are a valuable tool for teaching children how to organize and plan for school. While students are not required to have an agenda/planner it is designed to assist students with the skills of organization and time management and is a very useful communication tool often used between teachers and families.

JUMP Math Workbooks – $15                                

Some Divisions will be using JUMP Math Workbooks. This material supplements the classroom math program. 

The workbook is available for purchase at the cost of $15. Students are not obligated to purchase the workbook, and may opt to use their copy as a reference textbook instead, meaning the workbook will be returned at the end of the school year for another student to use in the future.  Students opting to use the workbook as a textbook will be responsible for ensuring that it remains unmarked and in excellent condition in order to return the workbook at the end of the year.

Field Studies –determined throughout the school year at the classroom level

Throughout the school year your child’s teacher may plan supplementary learning opportunities at locations outside of the school and request monies towards entrance fees, transportation or equipment rental.  Your child’s teacher will communicate this information to you directly.

Financial Hardship

As a reminder, the Vancouver School Board will not deny a child access to the school supplies required for his or her educational program because of financial hardship. Nor will any child be excluded from activities where a fee is charged.  If at any time there is a financial challenge, please contact the School Principal.  All requests will be treated confidentially.

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