Myrtle Philip Community School Communicator 23/24 » November 17th 2023

November 17th 2023

!!New Office Policy!!

Dear Myrtle Philip Parents,


As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all students, we want to inform you about a new policy regarding adult access to the school building.


Starting immediately, all adults entering the building are required to sign in at the office to obtain a pink guest or volunteer lanyard. This policy is in place to enhance our ability to monitor building access and create a secure environment for our students and staff. We kindly ask for your cooperation in adhering to this procedure when visiting the school.


Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents that children who are capable of doing so are encouraged to walk themselves to their classrooms. This promotes independence and helps streamline morning routines, contributing to a more efficient start to the school day.


Your understanding and support in implementing these changes are crucial to maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the school office.


Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to the well-being of our students.

Next Week at a Glance
November 20th-24th
Monday November 20th
  • SSTA Professional Development Day: School not in session
Tuesday November 21st
Wednesday November 22nd
Thursday November 23rd
Friday November 24th

Hello Myrtle Philip Families

To gather information from students, families, and staff who either have or support individuals with disabilities and/or differences, we have created an Accessibility Survey. As our next course of action, the committee is actively seeking feedback that will help us better understand the needs of individuals who may be affected by disabilities and/or differences that hinder their full and equitable participation in school/work environments and opportunities.

We want to know the specific barriers people with disabilities face when they are trying to:

  • Access a school district program, building or information
  • Receive a service or support

Use this survey to describe experiences and make recommendations on how barriers can be removed or improved upon.

Please complete the survey by 4 p.m. on November 23, 2023. 

The survey can be accessed here.


WCSS 2023 Holiday Helper Program Applications are now open!The Whistler Community Services Holiday Helper program is designed to help financially restricted Whistler families with children under the age of 19 with a portion of their holiday-related expenses.What will your family receive?A $100 gift card of choice towards a gift purchase for each child under the age of 19 (For example, a family with two children will receive $200 in gift cards)ANDA $50 Gift Card to a grocery store of choice for each member of your family(For example, a family of 4 will receive $200 total grocery gift cards)Each application will require a meeting with a WCSS Outreach worker to provide info about program criteria. The application deadline is November 17, 2023.Please book an Outreach appointment online at or call 604-932-0113.More info at:


Ingrid Vander Wey (she/her)

Healthy Choices Facilitator


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. 
Bikes On School Grounds
Here at Myrtle Philip we have a few rules regarding bikes on school property. These rules are intended to keep our students safe while on school grounds. All adults and children on school property during school time as well as during drop off and pick up must follow these following safety rules. 
All on duty staff will be expected to enforce these rules and it is expected that they be spoken to in a respectful manner when doing so. 
These rules are in place for all types of bikes at all times of the year. Types of bikes may include, but are not limited to standard bikes, e-bikes, bikes with chariots, skateboards, scooters, and anything else that may resemble a bike in any capacity. 
  1. Bikes MUST be walked at all times on school property, with the exception of the actual roadways in the parking lot and bike loop. There should never be anyone riding any sort of bike on a sidewalk, a walkway or a crosswalk for any reason. Bikes should be dismounted from at the bottom of the Valley Trail hill (in the parking lot area), and before the green garbage can in the bus loop area. 
  2. Bikes on the roadways MUST follow traffic laws and the flow of traffic. The bus loop must be entered on the same side a car would enter and ridden through in the same direction a car would go, and the parking lot should be ridden through in the same direction as cars drive.
  3. If a staff member asks you to dismount from your bike for any reason that staff member must be treated in a respectful manner and the direction must be followed.  
It is important that these rules be consistently followed in order to be permitted to continue riding a bike on school property.