Quote of the Day

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

- G. K. Chesterton

Fantastic News! We secured a $20,000 grant from the Government of BC!

Garibaldi Annex is $20,000 closer to making our playground vision a reality. This weekend, we received confirmation that a grant in the amount of $20,000 will deposited into our PAC gaming account towards erecting a new play structure by no later than September 2009.

Further to that great news received, we are in the process of applying for a grant with Home Depot in partnership Kaboom for the remainder of the funds, along with much needed support in the planning and building of the actual structure. We have been contacted by Home Depot and encouraged to submit our application after our initial e-mail to them.

To find out more about Kaboom, please visit www.kaboom.org

Having More Friends Makes You Richer - Schools Play a Role

This article from the Globe and Mail reports on studies that show that the strongest predictor of success in life is how many friends you had in school. Schools can play a role in developing empathy and emotional IQ.
Click here to view the article.

How to Go to the Bathroom in Space: Shooting Stars Explained

Here is some science from NASA about what happens when you go to the bathroom in space.

The Brains of Babes

The CBC Radio show Ideas is doing a three part series on brain development, human biology and behaviour in babies. You can listen to a podcast for the first show, which has already been broadcast, and find a schedule for the final two parts here

Here is a description from the website:

Use OpenDNS to Limit Your Children's Access to Dangerous Internet Content

There is now a free service called OpenDNS to help protect your children from accessing dangerous internet content. There is no software to load on your computer, and it will work with any computer. This is how it works. Whenever you type an address into your browser or click on a link, the browser will send your request to a computer called a Domain Name Server (DNS). The DNS will determine which computer in the world you want to connect to by looking up in a table the physical address of the computer, given the name of the website in your request. To use the OpenDNS service, you set up your computer to use the OpenDNS DNS servers instead of your Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) DNS servers that your computer would use by default.

PAC Meeting - March 10, 2009

The PAC meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 10, 2009. We'll meet in the library from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.


The PAC meeting scheduled for tonight, February 24,2009 at 6:30, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date. Sorry for any inconvenience.



Grade One girls enjoy the sun (Photo by Janelle)

Anti-bullying day - Tomorrow!

Reminder: Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 25, 2009) is anti-bullying day. Please wear pink!

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