Tonight - Meeting to form Friend's of Garibaldi Action Committee

Come meet our new Vice Principal, Brigitte Browning!

Date: Tuesday, June 17th 2008
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Garibaldi Annex 1025 Slocan St., Vancouver
For Info call: Kate 604-254-1060

1. Decide on Committee Structure
2. Select name
3. Decide on who will fill roles and and responsibilities
4. Update on GAIT meeting
5. New business

Reminder: Garibaldi Victory Celebration / Meeting for New Programs - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Come celebrate Garibaldi's victorious outcome in the VSB vote. We will also be discussing the definition and implementation of the new programs. see the attachments, which are in English and Chinese and in PDF and MS Word formats.
The meeting will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the library.

Teddy Bear's Picnic, May 30, 2008, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Teddy Bear Picnic is tomorrow, featuring:

  • Story Telling
  • Music
  • Bubbles
  • Teddy Hospital

Teddy Trivia

  • The song The Teddy Bears Picnic was written in 1907 by American John Walter Bratton (music) and in 1932 by Jimmy Kennedy (lyrics).
  • The Teddy Bear was invented by an American toy maker and named in honour of American President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt after he refused to shoot a captured bear on a hunting expedition.

Lord Nelson Presentation - Cultivating Caring Children

This post comes via Kate Mulligan. See also the attachment following.

Hello parents,

Please find attached information on a presentation titled "Cultivating
Caring Children" that will be held at Lord Nelson School on Tuesday, June
3rd. Colleen and Patti Drobot, both therapists and interns of DR. GORDON
NEUFELD will be presenting.

Attendees will:
- Learn about the parent’s role to cultivate a caring child
- Discover common discipline practices that erode a caring spirit in
- Examine today’s challenges to raise socially responsible children
- Hear about the right hierarchy in parent/child and teacher/child
- Understand the making of a bully

To register please e-mail: or call 604-255-6458.

Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary School Protest

The following message regarding the principal situation at Begbie was passed on by Kate Mulligan. See also the attachment following.
Hello all,

My name is Caroline Brunt and I am the co-chair of the PAC at Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary Shool. I am contacting you to inform you of a disagreement we are having with the VSB and request your help and support.

We at Begbie are protesting the fact that we were informed that our principle is being transferred to Queen Mary on the West side. We have had 5 principals in the last 7 years and the teachers, parents and students are upset and angry that this is happening - we need stability. We are are writing to you for 2 reason:

June 3 Meeting Notice - Chinese

The attachment contains the notice for the June 3, 2008 meeting at Garibaldi.

PAC Meeting Minutes - May 21, 2008

Raffle Prizes
Prizes acquired. No further actions required.

Potluck - May 27, 2008 (see Calendar) :
Leanne will coordinate set up.
Leanne to coordinate purchase of supplies.
Kamal will coordinate clean up.
Ginette to ask Kate to MC.
Ginette to create chart of playground supervisors.

School Plan
Draft copies given to Kate and Kamal. Review due for submission by Anna Maria Friday, May 23, 2008.

Reps for Garibaldi Annex Implementation Team (GAIT)
Kickoff meeting Friday, May 23, 2008.
Ginette and Kamal will attend.

Fun Day
May 23, 2008, 9:00 AM. (see Calendar)
Cheese Pizza (PAC to pay $138) (already ordered), Freezy's, Fruit,
80 Juice boxes or jugs depending on price - Leanne to follow-up.
Pizza will be served 11:30 AM.
Office to send notice to parents today.

Next Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 9:15 AM
Plan cultural events.
Debrief GAIT meeting.
This will be the last meeting of the year.

New Garibaldi Website

This new website has been created in order to get around some of the shortcomings of the other websites we've used. Feel free to contribute content.

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