There are two movie nights coming up in New Westminster.
On Friday, Dec. 1 (tomorrow), the parent advisory council at Richard McBride Elementary School is inviting families to its screening of Muppets Christmas Carol. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening is expected to wrap up around 8:30 p.m. For more details, check out www.facebook.com/RichardMcBridePAC.
At École Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School, the parent advisory council’s winter movie night is on Friday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The movie hasn’t been chosen yet, but stay tuned. Oh, and the screening is open to any Tweedsmuir families that want to stop by.
Just a reminder, the Kelvin Gift Company returns to Lord Kelvin Elementary School on Dec. 5 and 6 (next Tuesday and Wednesday). For Kelvin families not familiar with the gift company, it’s an annual event where kids at the school get to buy gifts for family and friends.
Students will visit the school gym and, using coins, pick out what they want. The presents will be wrapped at the school.
Cloth gift bags must be returned to the school after the winter break.
Stock up your library
Families at Connaught Heights Elementary School are invited to drop by the annual book fair, on from Dec. 1 to 8 at the school.
It’s the perfect time to do some last-minute holiday shopping.
The parent advisory council at F.W. Howay Elementary School is looking for volunteer bakers for its annual bake sale, planned for Friday, Dec. 8. Anyone interested can contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put your sneakers on
Grab your Christmas bells and get out your festive hats, it’s almost time for the Jingle Bell Jog at École Qayqayt Elementary School.
On Friday, Dec. 15, students are encouraged to don red, white or green plus a holiday hat and maybe some bells, for a jaunt around the school.
The goal is to engage the students in fun physical activity, and they will have the option of running, walking or both.
’Tis the season
With Christmas fast approaching, the folks at École Herbert Spencer Elementary School are kicking off their 12 Days of Giving fundraiser today (Nov. 30).
From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, families are encouraged to donate different items, which will be used to fill the school’s Christmas hampers as well as given to the local food bank. Donated items must be new and unwrapped. They can be dropped off in the foyer of the school.
Here’s what they’re hoping for:
Friday, Dec. 1– baby supplies
Monday, Dec. 2– arts and crafts or school supplies
Tuesday, Dec. 3– personal care items and toiletries
Wednesday, Dec. 4– boys’ clothes size infants to 12
Thursday, Dec. 5– girls’ clothes size infants to 12
Friday, Dec. 6 – scarves, toques, gloves
Monday, Dec. 7– games, puzzles and toys
Tuesday, Dec. 8– blankets or warm coats
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Dec. 9, 10 and 11– non-perishable food items