Shape of the Week for Jan. 4 – 8, 2016 and January Newsletter

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Happy New Year! I hope that all our families had a relaxing and fun Christmas holiday. It is nice to have time to have extra time with our family, but it is also nice to get back into a routine. See you all on Monday!

This week we have an Art Starts presentation on Thursday and Hot Lunch has been cancelled this week.

Here is the January newsletter – January 2016 Newsletter

Monday – school reopens



Thursday – Fine Arts presentation “Shaun Boothe” at 1:30pm for all students

Friday Hot Lunch (cancelled this week)

Shape of the Week for Dec. 14 – 18, 2015

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This is the last week before the winter break and classes have lots of activities planned. The Spirit Team has planned a PJ Day on Friday so come to school in your warm pajamas.

Friday is also the end of our first term of school. This is a reminder that there are three reporting options for teachers this year – the traditional report card, an alternative version and a digital portfolio. Report cards are only going home with students who class is not using FreshGrade. Students that are on FreshGrade will be taking home a letter to remind parents to check their child’s portfolio. There will be a portion to return acknowledging that you have viewed your child’s portfolio. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


Tuesday – December PAC meeting at 9am

Wednesday – Div. 7-10 go to the Burnaby Village Museum

Thursday – Div. 3, 7 and 8 go skating at 10:30am, Band Concert at 11am (doors will open at 10:50am for parents of Grade 7 students), PAC Movie night (doors open at 5pm and movie starts at 5:30pm)

Friday – Pajama Day, Christmas singalong after recess, report cards go home with students that are not on FreshGrade

Shape of the Week for Dec. 7 – 11, 2015


Here is a picture of our parent elves that came to help out with Deck the Halls last Friday afternoon. Thank you to the parents for the delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows, sprinkles AND whipped cream!

images  2015 Sullivan Elementary Christmas Concert – The students have been working hard to get ready for the Christmas Concert on Wednesday. The main doors open at 6:00pm and the concert starts at 6:30pm.

As in previous years, the front rows will be reserved for student seating and parents and families have general seating behind. Just a reminder that there are two doors to the theatre – the South door by the main open area and the North doors down the hallway around the side. Staff will be there to help direct you. Div. 9 to 12 will be dismissed from the stage and the other divisions will meet their families at a prearranged place.

download Multicultural Day next week has been moved to January. More information will come in the new year.

red-socks-md Sock Tree – just a reminder that we are still collecting adult sized warm winter socks. You can also bring hats and gloves too.

024719120651lg Poinsettia orders will be ready for pick up Wednesday afternoon from portable P111

images Christmas Hampers – Please remember to choose a post-it off the Christmas tree in your child’s class for the Christmas hamper. We would like to have all gifts returned by Friday! More information is in a previous post from the PAC.

Monday – Div. 4, 9 and 10 go skating at 9:15am


Wednesday – Christmas Concert rehearsal in the morning at the Bell Centre, pick up your Poinsettia orders from portable P111 after school, Christmas Concert at the Bell at 6:30pm


Friday – Hot Lunch


Message from the PAC about Christmas hampers


Hello parents,

Our school is once again sponsoring some families for the holidays.  This is a Sullivan Elementary tradition that we do each Christmas, and we would like to ask for all of you to help, if you are able.

In each classroom there is a big paper tree with a sign out sheet beside it.  On the tree there are sticky notes with items written on them.  These are the things the families have asked for.   We would like to ask you (or your child) to take a paper for an item you’d like to purchase, sign the sheet to let us know who has taken which paper, then return the gift to your child’s classroom unwrapped.

A PAC member will collect the items every few days and replenish the sticky notes on the tree as needed.  We ask that all items be returned by Monday, December 14th.

Let’s make this a great Christmas for these families!

If you have any questions please let us know at

Thank you!

Your Sullivan PAC

Exploring BC’s Redesigned Curriculum – Dec. 2 information session

Here are the slides and videos from our parent information session tonight. There is also a parent feedback link to let us know your thoughts and what you need as a parent to support your child.

Parent Info Session Dec. 2, 2015 – Slide Presentation

21st Century Learning video  – a video on the changing world

The Deep Dive video  – a video by IDEO about how they encourage innovation in their employees

Parent Feedback link – please take the time to provide us your thoughts on the redesigned curriculum and what you need to feel informed and supported with the redesigned curriculum