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Parents: No more writing out absentee notes for your kids!

St. Augustine School provides an email link where you can send notes about the details of your child's absenteeism from school. Just click the icon above to send the mail to the school office.

Include your child's name, your name, the date and the reason for the absenteeism. Hit "send" and you're done!
 

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Our annual Valentine Tea provides the perfect opportunity for our students to thank their parents for all that they do for them. Students served coffee and treats to their parents and offered them a flower and card to show their love. The Tea also gives the parents time to gather with their friends and spend time together. The staff was delighted with the turn out and noted that almost all of the students had a parent, grandparent or other family member there for them.

We would like to thank all the staff members who helped to set up or prepare the tea and the grade 7 students who helped Mr. Yaptinchay with hosting in the gym.

 

Photos: Donna O'Hara

For more photos, courtesy of parent Bien Matute click here.

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For an entire week, students were allowed to wear a different item of clothing (shirt, pants/ tunic, sweater, etc.) for each food bank item they donated.

It was a lot of fun observing all the "strange" alterations to our school uniforms as the students brought in items to support the Vancouver Food Bank and altered their uniform in return.

The community truly embraced the opportunity to help feed the hungry. We filled up sixty-eight boxes! Knowing that almost a third of the food bank users are children, it was a wonderful opportunity to model what it is to share with others. Thank-you for your generous support.

Photos: Michael Yaptinchay

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Our school is always looking for ways to encourage inclusivity and acceptance of all students. Learning about diversity and differences is in all the grades curriculum. Last week, the grade 7 students went on a field trip to the newly opened Pacific Autism Family Center. They toured the facility, deepened their awareness of special needs of those who are on the spectrum and met members of the staff. On our return to school, we received this email from one of their staff members.

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“Hi there! On Thursday your grade 7 class came to our centre, The Pacific Autism Family Network for a tour! I have to tell you they were the greatest group of young people that I have ever met!! My son who was assisting with the tour, and who also is on the spectrum, was also so impressed by their kind questions and just their overall behaviour! We love the book and card they gave to our centre!! I have it on display up front with me! If I could tell all their parents how great their kids were I would! They made our day and are welcome back anytime!

Photos: Donna O'Hara

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We all know the importance of reading and our Learning Commons was purposefully designed to support the literacy programs in the school. Reading with parents and taking part in family literacy activities at home is also a crucial part in supporting the development of our children’s reading and literacy skills.

January 27 is Family Literacy Day. This is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. Under the leadership of Mrs. Moffat, our teacher librarian, our school held its first Literacy awareness day. Mrs. Moffat opened the Learning Commons for extended hours so that parents could accompany their children and take part in the literacy activities that she had created. As well, students were encouraged to dress up as one of their favorite books or characters.

Thank you to Mrs. Moffat and all the staff who supported this event.

Photos: Jen Moffat

For more photos, courtesy of parent Bien Matute click here.

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With all the winter snow this year the Grades Fours and Fives participated in a snowshoeing program at Mount Seymour. We enjoyed a beautiful crisp walking along the trails and playing games in our snowshoes. The students had a great time being physically active outdoors.

 

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