Myrtle Philip Community School Communicator » October 21st 2022

October 21st 2022

Next Week at a glance
October 24th-October 28th
Monday October 24th 
Tuesday October 25th
Wednesday October 26th
  • Earthquake Drill 12:10pm
Thursday October 27th
  • Hear There Be Dragons: Art Starts Performance
  • Cross Country meet @ESQE
Friday October 28th
Saturday October 29th
  • Halloween Dance Party in the gym 4-6pm


Trinkets and Treasures

We will be starting with set up around 2:30pm on Wednesday Dec 7th. Volunteers can come anytime starting then. Tear down will start at 2:25pm on the 8th. The more the merrier for these shifts as it makes for easier work, so mark it in your calendar!


Lunch will be provided for anyone that volunteers for the entire school day shift (8:25-2:25) on Dec 8th. 


Contact Dana Elliott, Trinkets and Treasurers Coordinator, if you have any questions. 

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Catch-up Immunizations Available


Public Health  in Whistler. Would like to remind parents that they will be offering catch-up immunizations to the grade 3 students this year who may have missed their routine immunizations over the last couple of years, namely those you missed their Kindergarten vaccines or need to catch up on any other missed/delayed vaccines.

We will be offering our first catch-up clinic on October 21st at the Whistler Health Care Centre. This is the Pro-D day this month, and more dates will follow later.

Parents will be able to book appointments online through Jane App this year at the following link:


If parents are unsure whether their child is due for anything, they may contact us to discuss and ask questions at 604-932-3202 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.


Professional Development Update

This year the staff at MPE, and staff throughout SD #48, are continuing to work closely with Carole Fullerton. Carole is a BC educator who has become an independent consultant working with teachers around BC on numeracy. She works with districts, staffs, classrooms, parents, and even the ministry on an effort to promote mathematical thinking in students. Carole was part of the team who wrote our renewed BC curriculum several years ago, and has since created a plethora of resources for teachers to use with their students including Mathology, which the district has purchased for each school to use. 
Carole is coming to us on Monday and twice more this year to work with our teachers and kids and we are so excited to have her. 
Here is an example of a game she has posted on her website and is in several of her books. Check it out if you want to learn a little more about how your children are learning math these days. 


Penguins! A game for the whole family


In a time when we find ourselves spending more time together, learning and thinking and playing together at home, I wanted to share a game that is appropriate for players of all ages.  The game “Penguins!” is strategic and fun for the whole family!

To play you’ll need 2 regular 6-sided dice and some counters.  They can be beans coloured on one side with a marker, or even some Cheerios and some Shreddies cereal. It’s a good idea to have a piece of paper and a pencil handy for calculations.

Here’s how to play (full instructions are included on the “Penguins!” game board):

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Roll the dice. Look at the numbers.

Find the sum and write it down. (add the numbers)

Find the difference and write it down. (subtract one number from the other)

Find the product and write it down. (multiply the numbers)

Now decide which one of these answers (the sum, the difference or the product) you will use. You can only pick one!  Cover that number in your colour. Let your partner have a turn.  If your sum AND your difference AND your product are taken, you can cover a penguin instead! Three in a line in your colour wins the game.

Have fun!


Important Information for our Families
School Cash Online
All families should have received an email from School Cash Online to complete the following items:
  • Forms (G-Suite permission, Walking Field Trip, Media Consent, Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) to fill in for your child as required by the school district;
  • Indigenous ancestry self identification forms
  • Agendas (K to grade 5)
Thank you for your prompt completion and payments!
  • All students who seek bus transportation are now required to register annually to receive a bus pass and to have a bus seat allocated to them. We encourage you to review District Policy 806 for more information about your child’s eligibility for school bus transportation. Here is the the registration form to register your child(ren) for the bus.
  • Passes have been issued to all eligible students who have registered to ride the bus for the 2022/2023 school year (lanyards have been ordered and will be distributed asap).
School News App
We have started to use the School News app by Edlio, an activity feed for consuming alerts, news, and events for participating schools. It’s a simple way to view the school’s news feeds and calendars, and also receive push notifications directly from us. It’s free to download to your iOS or Android phone and quick to set up:
  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “School News by Edlio” to install.
  2. Open the app and search for the school; tap “Add School.” If you have kids in other Edlio-powered schools, add them to the app too.
  3. Enable push notification by going to the Alerts tab and tapping “Enable Notifications.”
All of the news and events posted to our website are posted here for easy access. You can also add multiple Edlio-powered schools and/or districts to gather all news, events, and alerts in this one app. We’ll send push notifications out to keep you updated on urgent news.


EASE- Managing Worries and Anxiety at Home


Halloween Safety

Dropping off and picking up our children from school can be a stressful time. It is important that we make sure that they are getting to where they need to go safely. Here are the following parking guidelines for drop off and pick up. 
  1. When dropping off or picking up in the bus loop parents must remain IN THEIR CARS at all times. This means no helping little ones with seatbelts, backpacks, or walking them to their classrooms. It is integral for safety that while in the bus loop the driver is always in the vehicle and behind the wheel. 
  2. Parking in the bus loop is also prohibited. This is a quick drop off or pick up area. If you need to park please continue to the parking lot to do so. 
  3. Children are walking through the parking lot all the time, please slow down to ensure safety. 
  4. Please do not park your car anywhere that is not a designated parking space (this includes at the edges of the bus loop and the exit of the actual parking area). 
After School Supervision
After school students are supervised in the bus loop area by teachers until 2:45pm, and an EA until the second bus departs (around 2:55pm). When students have yet to be picked up by this point they are sent to the office to call their parents as there is no outside supervision anymore at that point. If for some reason you are unable to pick up your child by 2:55pm, please call the office to let us know so that we are aware of the situation and your child does not worry. 

Dogs on School Grounds

  • In the first few weeks of school we have lots of new little faces joining our school community. Many of our new small humans may be nervous around dogs. It is important that all dogs on school grounds be accompanied by an adult and be on a leash. We also ask that individuals bringing their dogs to drop off and pick up be mindful of the kindergarten entrance and try not to bring dogs into where the students are lining up and listening to morning instructions.