North Vancouver School District #44

Notes from the desk of John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools

North Vancouver School District #44

John Lewis

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Big One at One – May 9, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 4-10th. Throughout the week, national, provincial and territorial agencies promote awareness to help Canadians become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.  Today (May 9th) is the Big One at One earthquake drill and we encourage everyone to drop, cover and hold on at 1:15pm. This will be our 7th […]

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Child & Youth Mental Health Awareness Day – May 7

The Institute of Families has declared today, May 7, as National Child & Youth Mental Health Day. The I Care About You campaign seeks to raise awareness of the thousands of children and youth in Canada needing mental health support. The goal: increase the sense of belonging, and to create a community of care for those […]

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Safety Superheroes: how children can help keep seniors safe

Learning to be more careful is part of growing up, and health experts advise that even young children can use their newfound spatial awareness to help others, including their grandparents, prevent slips, trips and falls—especially around the house. To encourage children to help keep grandparents out of harm’s way, specially trained facilitators from the North […]

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Safe and Active Transportation to School Memorandum of Understanding signed by Board and City

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Franci Stratton, Chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education and Mayor Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of the City of North Vancouver, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster sustainable travel behaviours through advancing safe and active transportation to schools. Endorsed by the Board and Council, the MoU supports initiatives […]

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44 Dresses at the Education Services Centre

On April 7th and 8th the top floor of the Education Services Centre was transformed into a boutique for the 1st annual 44 Dresses event. 44 Dresses is a private partnership between Elena Grant, owner of Sofiabella in Edgemont Village, and Lisa Upton, Principal of Norgate Community School. Borrowing the idea from the Cinderella Project […]

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Queen Mary Elementary School Official Opening April 11, 2014

We were pleased to welcome Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, to the official opening of Queen Mary Elementary School on Friday, April 11, 2014. The school reopened its doors in January after a complete seismic upgrade and heritage restoration. Students and staff were relocated to Cloverley School during the reconstruction and are happy to […]

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Partnership with NVSD

For 16 years the VSO has partnered with the North Vancouver School District to hold a showcase performance with our students at Centennial Theatre. This year’s concert was held on Wednesday, March 12th as part of our Class Acts: A Celebration of Education in North Vancouver School District. Honours Band and Honours Strings students rehearsed […]

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Youth Voices on Reconciliation – March 6, 2014

On March 6, 2014 student and staff representatives from each of our secondary schools were invited to participate in an inter-District workshop on the topic of Reconciliation called Youth Voices. The workshop was hosted by the SFU Centre for Dialogue and involved open discussion about Aboriginal and Canadian history, peer learning circles, and an opportunity […]

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Vancouver Coastal Health Partnership – Part 2

Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Nurses are an important resource to school staff, students and families for various health issues. They are available to consult with school staff and families on such topics as: head lice, emergency medical management, nutrition, smoking cessation and healthy sexual development, and provide referrals to community agencies and supports as […]

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Vancouver Coastal Health Partnership – Part 1

There are many ways that NVSD and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) support each other in addressing community health issues. Through sharing of information, resources and education, we work together to ensure we protect the health and well-being of students and staff. Throughout the year, and especially during cold and flu season, schools monitor student and […]

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