Myrtle Philip Community School Communicator 23/24 » December 1st 2023

December 1st 2023

Next Week at a Glance
December 4th-8th
Monday December 4th
  • Division 9 field trip Whistler Public Library
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Click here to learn more about this day. 
Tuesday December 5th
  • Kindie Hearing and Dental Screening
  • National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: Click here to learn more about this day. 
Wednesday December 6th
  • Collab Day: Early Dismissal 11:45am
  • PAC meeting: Millar Room 8:30am
  • Staff meeting 3pm Library
Thursday December 7th
  • Trinkets and Treasures: Alex Philip Lounge
  • First Day of Hanukkah: Click here to learn more about Hanukkah

Next Thursday December 7th is the annual Trinkets & Treasures to raise money for WCSS. 

Could you please ask all students bring a pillowcase to wrap their family gifts in. Most of the younger classes remember this but very few of the older students do so if you could remind them I would greatly appreciate it as we only have a couple to

hand out. 

Students can purchase gifts for people who live in their house year round, and one stuffed animal for a pet.

All items are $2 each. 

Friday December 8th
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. 
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.