Port Guichon Elementary School

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Workshops and Events for the Family

ArtStretch 2011/2012

Delta School District provides the ArtStretch Program for a small number of students in Grades 5 to 7 who demonstrate a passion for the Visual Arts and exceptional artistic ability. The program will run from November 2011 until May 2012. Location and dates of the program will be announced in the fall.

All interested students who feel they have a passion for Art and an urgency for art-making are encouraged to enter the ArtStretch adjudication process, and should be working on their portfolio over the summer holidays. Guidelines for ArtStretch Intake are now available from the school secretary and from the Delta School District website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/special-programs/enrichment

Please note that students from this year’s program are not automatically re-admitted and must submit a new application. Students should initiate the application process, but a teacher or administrator who has knowledge of the student’s abilities and talent must support the application. The application package with more information will be available from your teacher or the school secretary in early September. For further information please contact Delta Manor Education Centre at 604-952-5050

Ladner Youth Soccer Clubs

Calling all local children from Kindergarten to Grade 7 to be a future Ronaldo, Messi or Whitecaps Prospect!
The Ladner Youth Soccer Clubs are currently registering boys and girls interested in playing soccer for the upcoming season that begins in early September and runs until early Spring.

Games for the Ladner Boys League will be played on Saturdays with one practice per week. You can register online at www.LadnerBoysSoccer.com. If you have any questions regarding online registration please contact Registrar Holly Morgan at temorgan@telus.net.

Games for the Ladner Girls League will be played on Sundays with one practice per week. You can register online at www.LadnerGirlsSoccer.ca.

Why not learn about teamwork and make new friends as part of the world’s most popular sport, learn to represent your community with pride, and get some great physical exercise in the process!

And this Summer, why not consider one or both of the club affiliated soccer camps in Ladner, either July 4-8, 9am to noon, or August 22-26, 1-3pm.

Science World Extreme Dinosaur Exhibit (Free admission ticket for 1 child, K-7)

Click here for more information.


Family Harvest Box Program


The Family Harvest Box program will engage families in need in learning about growing food and healthy eating through active learning at the Earthwise Farm. Activities include:

Learning about growing organic food.
Participating with other volunteers and staff in Community Supported Agriculture harvests.
Learning how to prepare and use freshly harvested produce.
Preparing and sharing a healthy light refreshment from farm produce. 

Click here for more information. Click here for registration form.

Events for Students with Aboriginal Ancestry: North Delta Recognition Ceremony for Students of Aboriginal Ancestry Honouring Kindergarten, Grade 7's and Grade 12 students
Tuesday, June13th, 2011
Richardson Elementary
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Refreshments from 5:30 Invitations have been mailed to families

Ladner/Tsawwassen Potluck Dinner and Recognition Ceremony for Students of Aboriginal Ancestry Honouring Kindergarten, Grade 7's and Grade 12 students
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Ladner Elementary
5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Potluck Dinner - 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Invitations have been mailed to families

Field Trip Greater Vancouver Zoo- Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 for Students with Aboriginal Ancestry
Meet at Ladner Elementary at 8:50 a.m.
Pick up at Ladner Elementary at 3:00 p.m.
Field Trip forms to go home week of May 30th

Aboriginal Celebration Day for Students with Aboriginal Ancestry
Monday, June 20th, 2011
Delta Secondary Grades K to 7 (highschool students also invited - talk to your Support Worker)
More information to follow

Positive Parenting Workshops
RESERVE A FREE SEAT NOW for the next Positive Parenting Workshops more information go to http://www.deltassist.com/events.html

These Workshops have many benefits for parents...

Get empowered as a parent and as an individual:
Learn and build on skills
Share stories and experiences
Enjoy meeting other adults and professionals

April 19: Effective Communication
April 26: Budgeting
May 3: Goals of Behaviour/Misbehaviour
May 10: Parenting Styles
May 17: Healthy Boundaries
May 24: Self-Care/Stress Management
May 31: Discipline
June 7: Ages & Stages of Development
June 14: Attachment Parenting

Registration for the Workshops is not required. Child minding is provided but you must register your child a week in advance to ensure space is available.

LOCATION: 9097 120th Street Delta
TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (Tuesday’s April 19 to June 21, 2011)
Contact: 604-594-3455 ext 134 (Naushina)

APRIL 2011:

30th Annual Elementary Grades Math Contest at UBC. Click here for more information



Resilience/Anxiety: Current Research and Strategies Workshop for Parents (November 8th, 7-8:30pm)

Barbara Coloroso - Parenting with Wit and Wisdom (November 7th, Genesis Theatre, 7:30pm) Our school contact, Pia Evans, has tickets (604-946-1921)


Math Play for Success - Dr. Marian Small (October 21st, 2010, 7-8pm)

Kids in Chaos - Why Our Kids Are Troubled and What Parents, Teachers and Health Professionals Can Do To Help (October 15th, 7:30-9:30pm)

* The basis of healthy child development
* Why the traditional relationship has become undermined,
* What peer orientation is and how it competes with children’s adult attachments
* How peer orientation leads to poor behaviour, developmental problems and “unteachability;”
*How to restore the healthy adult orientation of our children, including methods of discipline that do not alienate children but bring them closer.

Girl Guides of Canada Invitation 2010