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Public School Food Bank Drives: Most Meaningful to Whom?

In the weeks leading up to Christmas break, food bank drives are in full bore at elementary schools across the lower mainland. Cardboard boxes line the hallways, piled high with everything from Spam...

Burnaby Parent Group Eagerly Anticipates Mandarin Language Arts Program

Members of the parent group Mandarin for BC Schools are praising the Burnaby School District as it moves to make its Mandarin Language Arts program a reality for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students....

Seven Ways to Motivate Kids

Do we sound like broken records with our “good job”s and “way to go”s?

School Program Functions as Viral Marketing Campaign for Fruit and Vegetables

Free apples at recess in BC schools: ludicrous optimism or fruit-and-vegetable marketing genius?

Winners of City Cultural Harmony Awards to be Honoured

The City will honour achievements by Vancouver Adapted Music Society and children and families advocate, Joy Manuel, winners of the 2009 Cultural Harmony Awards: Tuesday, November 17, 2009  3:30...

Teachers Work to Catch Up Students After H1N1 Absences

At the Remembrance Day assembly on Tuesday, Jacob stood on stage dressed in black pants and a white button-down shirt with a purple juice stain on the pocket. Shoulder-to-shoulder with his Grade two...

More on Full Day Kindergarten: Who and Where?

Children who reach their fifth birthday before December 31st, 2010 are now eligible to register for kindergarten in the Vancouver School District. Schools began taking applications on November 2nd...

More Time for Marbles

Beside the Marbleworks bin, two boys are struggling with their lopsided tower. As Dan holds it upright, Vince adds a long red plastic piece to the top before picking up a marble to test out the...
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