Carnarvon Colony Night – Thursday, Feb 28, 2019

In need of a night out?  Book that sitter and join other Carnarvon parents and caregivers for a fun night of socializing with new and old friends!

When: Thursday, February 28, starting at 6:30 pm or come when you can

Where: Colony Kitsilano, 3255 West Broadway

Bring: your ticket

Tickets will be available for purchase on the Carnarvon Hot Lunch website from Feb 1 through Feb 15 (Tickets distributed on Feb 21 & 22). Go to and click on the HOT LUNCH tab (halfway down the page).

Tickets are $15 per person and includes any burger AND one drink (beer/wine/highball) – tax and gratuity included in price.

Get your ticket before they sell out!

Carnarvon Carnival – Friday, May 24

Hello Carnarvon Families,

The Carnarvon Carnival is just a few short months away (May 24) and we have already started planning!  It is such a fun and exciting event for the kids and a great way to bring our school community together.

We need help!!  There will be opportunities later to sign up to volunteer at the event, however, we need some help with planning and organizing now.  If you are interested in joining the Carnival Committee, please let us know.  We have a few committee leader spots available:

Class Basket / Auction lead – coordinate team to collect class baskets & assemble other auction items/experiences as well as direct the set up at the event

Food lead – help plan and coordinate snacks, drinks, food vendors and direct the set up at event

Games lead – help plan and coordinate team to make/assemble homemade games as well as direct the set up at the event

It is not as onerous as it sounds as a lot of the work has been started and there will be a whole committee working together to get things done.  Please email Samara, Carnival Chair, at or if you can help by joining the committee or if you would like more information.  Or, you can sign up on the sheet posted on the PAC board in the main hallway near the office.

Thank you,

Carnarvon PAC

Photos for the Yearbook

The Carnarvon Yearbook Committee is always looking for photos for the yearbook photo database! Pictures from field trips, sports events, in-class activities or school fairs are all welcome.

If you have photographs that you would like to share, you can upload them to the yearbook site by using the following link:

It’s quite easy to do. There is a short video that explains how to use eShare here:

Using HJ eShare

Thank you,

Carnarvon PAC – Yearbook Committee

Direct Donation Drive

Carnarvon PAC Fall 2018 Fundraising – Direct Donation

Did you know that our school has a “Wish List”?  Each Fall, the PAC receives a Wish List from teachers and staff outlining what they think would help support students and enrich the learning environment at Carnarvon School.  The Wish List is where most of the PAC’s fundraising dollars are spent.

This year the Teachers have requested such items as:

  • ipads/keyboards for Intermediates to complete class sets $19,200
  • home reading levelled books and board games for Primaries $700
  • STEM project – woodwork materials $1,000
  • Learning Commons furniture $4,000
  • Gym Sense program for Primaries $1,800
  • Ultimate program for Intermediates $2,200
  • school performances $3,400
  • Bollywood dance program  $3,800

For the full wish list, follow the link:


While many parents are keen to participate in the various fundraisers held throughout the year, some parents prefer to contribute directly toward the PAC fundraising initiatives by making a direct donation. All direct donations of $20 and above are eligible for a tax receipt. Donations can be made in any of the following ways:


Online donation is the easiest, is secure and you will receive an instant tax receipt. There is a specific “Fund Destination” parents should choose called E-Carnarvon PAC. This will ensure the donations go directly to this account. If choosing this option, you do not need to fill out the paper donation form attached, just follow these directions:

  • Follow this link:
  • Choose from the list of donation amounts, or enter a specific amount.
  • Choose a “Fund Destination” from the dropdown- E-Carnarvon PAC
  • If you want the donation to go towards a specific program/item, specify the donation in the “Message” field (example: “this donation is to help fund the dance program”).
  • Click on “Add to Cart”.
  • Review the information for accuracy and click on “Continue”.
  • You will then be prompted to sign in. Please use the same username and password that you use when logging into SchoolCashOnline for your children’s school fees.
  • Continue with the payment process to complete the donation transaction.
  • After the payment has been processed a donation receipt will appear on screen for printing. You will also receive an emailed copy. To receive a tax receipt for the current tax year, donations must be made on or prior to December 31 otherwise they can be made at any time.


Cheque made out to Carnarvon Elementary submitted with donation form attached. A tax receipt will be issued by mail. If you are interested in making a financial donation before year-end and want to receive a tax receipt, please complete the attached donation form and drop it off in the PAC mailbox in the office prior to December 13th.

Carnarvon Direct Drive form 2018


Cheque made out to Carnarvon PAC if you do not require a tax receipt, dropped off into the PAC mailbox in the office. A tax-receipt will NOT be issued.

It is important to note that if you wish to make a direct donation, it will be kept secure, confidential and, regardless of the method (options outlined above), will be designated strictly for Carnarvon programs/PAC initiatives.

For more information or to ask questions, please email

Thank you for your support!

Carnarvon PAC

Winter Market – Dec 5

Carnarvon’s annual

Winter Market

will be happening this year on

Wednesday, December 5th!

Students will have the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends at very low prices.  We are now collecting new and like-new re-giftable items that will be sold at the market.  We are also collecting wrapping paper and gift bags.

Please drop off items in the bin at the office.  This is a great opportunity to de-clutter at home and raise funds for the school!

We are also in need of some volunteers to help set up the day before, sell items, wrap presents and clean up.  Please sign up by clicking on the link:

Thank you for your donations and your time!


Winter Market Team

Westside Wrestling

Here is some information for a Kids Wrestling Program offered in our area:

We are excited to announce that Westsider Wrestling has bought a brand new mat, moved to Kitsilano Secondary and is offering programs for all elementary ages. Westsider Wrestling is a non-profit organization that coaches all the high school teams on the West Side of Vancouver and they have grown to offer programs to elementary students now too with groups are divided based on age. The season goes from November 5th to February 27th with practices happening one night a week from 5:00-6:15pm.

Wrestling is a great sport for kids to develop their physical literacy and help build body awareness and coordination. There is no better foundation sport out there. The practices combine gymnastics, stretching, some basic technique and a lot of fun/physical games.

The program is open to boys and girls alike and is guaranteed to be fun!

More information at or

Elementary Wrestling Poster

Writer’s Workshop and Bookclub

Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art  is offering a variety of school-year programs for elementary school students

Meant to support the important work that goes on in Vancouver’s classrooms, the Lyceum is a cozy living room, a specialized library, a well-equipped studio and a whimsical art gallery bound up in one. It’s a place that brings together writers, illustrators, educators and families to share diverse ways of making meaning, different schools of thought and the richness of story in its many forms. You can feel confident recommending our programs to:

  • parents looking to spark a life-long love of literature in their children
  • parents looking for extra-curricular support with writing, reading and public speaking for their children
  • parents looking for meaningful visual art experiences for their children

For more information visit

Bookclubs Fall 2018

Writers Workshops Fall 2018 brochure