Hello Gilmore Families,
We are so proud of your children who have been working very hard to create an amazing production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. We look forward to seeing all of Gilmore students in these musical productions. Performances will take place at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28.
Please click here for an important parent letter detailing venue information.
We encourage all families to arrange their own transportation to Centennial Theatre. If you have space in your vehicle to help transport your children’s friends or your neighbours to Centennial Theatre, we would greatly appreciate your help. For security purposes, it is very important that we know which students are attending these performances. This form is to confirm attendance and assist with carpooling (paper copy will be sent home with your children tomorrow). Please complete this attendance and carpooling form and return it to your child’s classroom teacher by 9 am on Friday (one form per child please).
Gilmore Community School
From Ms. Taylor:
Dear Gilmore Community,
I would like to have a Book Swap this year, and I require some help to achieve this goal. I plan to have the Book Swap on Thursday March 15—just before the start of Spring Break.
Students would bring gently used books (no scribbles or rips), to the library between 12:00 and 12:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from February 6 to March 14. The books should be appropriate for an elementary school, fiction and nonfiction – please, no encyclopedias, I would just send those back home with the child. I will keep track of how many books each child brings and that is how many books they can choose from the book swap. As I will be starting the Book Swap with 8 boxes of donations and duplicate books removed from our shelves, students who didn’t bring in books to swap should be able to choose a book or some books as well.
At this time the help I need would be: volunteers to help set up the books from 3pm for 30 – 60 minutes on Wednesday, March 14; to help during the Book Swap during the school day on Thursday, March 15, and finally, to help box up any remaining books after lunch on Thursday, March 15.
Please let me know if you are able to help during any of the mentioned times. Also, if you have run or helped at Book Swaps at other schools and have some advice for me, I would be happy to have it!
Dear Gilmore Parents
Reminder about parking near the school – Please try to avoid it!!
The traffic problems are continuing here at Gilmore during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. There are instances of people parking on the wrong side of the street and children running between vehicles in very dangerous fashion. In particular, the behaviour of drivers on Dundas Street has been very disturbing – parking close to the intersection and ignoring no parking signs, parking near the stop sign and impeding traffic. This appears to be due to parents needing to park as close to the school as possible because they are late or in a hurry. I have placed cones on both Dundas and Triumph Streets to deter illegal parking and it is still being ignored by parents. Parent have been witnessed driving over the cones. City of Burnaby by law officers will be patrolling the area around the school once again so I strongly encourage you to abide by the parking regulations around the school
My fear is that we are going to have a tragic event like a child being injured or worse until this behaviour changes. We do NOT want that legacy to mar this wonderful community.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!
· Leave yourself enough time in the morning to park away from the building (Gilmore Street has ample parking) and walk your child from there
· Avoid Dundas Street if you can. It becomes a bottleneck in the morning and after school
· Try walking with your child from home
Kindergarten registration begins on February 1, 2018, for the children born in 2013.
Note the school is closed Feb 12th (Family Day) & Feb 16th (Pro-D), 2018.
Please come to the office between 10:00-11:30 or 1:10-2:30 to register.
Click here to see the documents you need to bring.