November 4, 2019

November 3, 2019

Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a busy one last week with Halloween. We have another one ahead of us for the next four days! Please check out the information below.

New Information To Share

School Not In Session: A reminder that this Friday there is no school for staff or students. Also Monday is the Remembrance Day holiday.

Remembrance Day: This Thursday, our school will be having our Remembrance Day Assembly in honour of those who have previously fought and died in recent wars, honour those who have survived and reflect on our role in creating a world of peace and hope. All families are welcome to join us. The assembly will be begin at 10:50 and run to 11:30.

DPE Spirit Gear Is Now Available: Our entire community can now show off their Peacock Pride! We have a new line of T-shirts, Hoodies and Zip Ups for students and families to order! We also have 4 x 4 decals. Log into your Munch-a-Lunch account and click on the “Fundraising Open” tab. Orders and payment are due by Monday November 11th and will be delivered to the school the week of December 11th. Would make a great Christmas present (hint hint).

Halloween Costume Donation: In many schools I’ve been a part of, we connect with other schools In the Langley District to donate unwanted Halloween costumes to. We send over any costumes we collect so they have them for less fortunate students the following year. This way, everyone has the chance to dress up. If you have a costume from this year you want to get rid of, please put it all in one bag and bring it to the office.

ADHD Education Day For Parents: The Children’s hospital is putting on an information day for parents interesting in learning more about ADHD in children. It is happening on November 20th from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  Some parents are coordinating so they can car pool and attend. Please click here for more information and you can contact Holly at hollydenouden@gmail.com

Movie shoot in our parking lot: A movie crew will be using our parking lot on Thursday Nov. 7. There will be a few parking spots and a spot in front of the school being used. There will still be parking available, but less than usual. You may want to think about alternate arrangements for Thursday. If you are coming for the Remembrance Day assembly you may want to car pool, walk or park by the theatre and walk through the trail. You may still drop off and pick up as usual.

General Parking: We are excited to have our new signs to help guide our parking lot safety.
Please do not stop to drop off or pick up in these areas. These areas are from the signs to the road.

Please do not drop off in the drive through lane (left lane).
Drop off and pick up only in the right lane. If you have to wait, or leave your vehicle please park in the parking lot. Drop off lane is meant for drop and go so others can also drop off and pick up.

 

Information From Last Week

Dropping Off Items For Students: Just a quick reminder to parents that If you are dropping something off for your child during the day (lunch, supplies, etc), this needs to happen in the office and not the classroom. We want to maintain the learning environment during the day as well as ensure the safety of our students by knowing who is in the building. We appreciate your support in this.

Social and Emotional Learning – Supporting Kids at Home and School: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic in schools and parent communities right now. In this newly released podcast (click here) Gail Markin (parent, school counsellor and District SEL Lead) and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (Psychologist, Professor and world- renowned SEL expert) unpack what parents and caregivers can do to support SEL at home, as well as learn about the role of schools in promoting SEL. Brought to you by BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.

Information About School Status During Inclement Weather: Snow closures and power outages are an annual occurrence in Langley School District. So where do you go to get information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather? If you are able to access the internet via computer or smartphone, current information about Langley schools can be accessed on all school websites or www.sd35.bc.ca. Updates are also posted to Twitter @LangleySchools and Facebook at www.facebook.com/langleyschooldistrict. If you don’t have internet connectivity but your phone is working, call a relative or friend in an area that has not been affected by the storm and ask them to check the district website for you. Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130AM, CKNW 980AM, Country Radio 107.1FM, Pulse 107.7 or CBC 690AM or 88.1FM for updates. Finally, we will share out information through our normal Dorothy Peacock channels of communication

 

Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions on school closures are usually made by 6:30am. As always, it is a parent’s decision whether to send their child to school based on safety and individual circumstances. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school.

 

DPE PAC News

Neufeld Farms Fundraiser: The forms for our Neufeld Farms fundraiser will be coming home on Monday. They are due back November 22nd!
Too Much Candy?: If your littles came home with far too much candy, or your family has the ‘switch witch’ visit, DPE PAC is happy to take any leftover candy. We will make good use of it for treat day candy bags and fun fair prizes! Please bring it to the office (I promise we won’t eat it).
Candy Cane Lane Coming Soon: We are excited to once again, be holding our Candy Cane Lane event for Dorothy Peacock Elementary on December 14th. Please click here to read about how you can help it be an amazing success.

Community Announcements

None This Week

Coming Up This Week

Monday

Neufeld Order Forms Go Home Today

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Grade 7 Coffee Fundraiser Pick Up

Hold and Secure Drill

 

Thursday

Remembrance Day Assembly 10: – 11:30

 

Friday

School Not In Session

 

Dorothy Peacock Elementary

20292 - 91A Avenue, Langley
BC, V1M 2G2
Phone: 604-513-8000
Fax: 604-513-8008