Harvest Soup (OCT 9th) & Parent Teacher Interviews (early dismissal OCT 13&14)


Harvest Soup (Oct 9)  

This Friday Oct 9th we will be having our annual harvest soup celebration. Harvest soup will look a little different than in previous years in response to our added safety protocols with COVID-19. We will not be having our long table service as we have in years past, and all the students will be served their soup in their individual classrooms by their teacher. 

Last Friday we harvested the veggie gardens with the students one class at a time. It was so great to see them get so excited to pull carrots and harvest the potatoes.  A huge thank you to Marcia Meszaros and our PAC for their extra support and planning needed to make the harvest soup happen this year.  It was a fun learning experience for the students, and helps them be connected to where their food comes from. 


We have had to get all the veggies cut and roasted at a commercial kitchen in Cheakamus following all safety guidelines for food preparation, and the extra precautions with COVID-19. 

This is a zero waste event so please send your child to school with a bowl and spoon tomorrow so they can take part in the soup.  Please note this will not replace their lunch, it is intended to just be a healthy addition to it.   


Even though we can’t all sit at the same table, we are very happy we were able to still make this community building event together. 


Parent-Student-Teacher Goal-Setting conferences (Oct 13 & 14)

MPE is excited to hold our first pre-report card parent conferences next week. There will be an early dismissal (1:38pm) on Tuesday and Wednesday next week to help accommodate these interviews.  In-line with our COVID exposure safety plan, these conferences will take place over Zoom, and your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you to set up a time to book your Zoom call. 


We are very excited to connect to improve our understanding of your child, and to work with you to plan a learning goal for the year. We all want students to improve in all areas, but we won’t have time in these 15-minute per student sessions to do justice to them all.  So we are asking you to prepare the most important one. 


Your teacher may ask you to prepare responses ahead of time. It could be some strengths and an area in which you and your child would like to see growth.


Respect the time limits.  We will work hard to keep to the timelines.  It will be different for us this year, as there will be no door to knock on when the next family has arrived.  However, teachers will admit you into the meeting when it’s your time.  Please make sure you are in the Zoom waiting room ready for them. 



Jeff Maynard / Principal / Myrtle Philip Community School

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) | www.sd48seatosky.org

jmaynard@sd48.bc.ca | Cell: (604) 698-8003


We are honoured to be learning on the Traditional Territory of the Sḵwxwú7meshÚxwumixw and St’át’yemc Nations