RCG Community News (December 6, 2018)

December 6, 2018

This week:

  1. Langley Christmas Bureau
  2. RCG Presents “A Christmas Carol” 
  3. Champions League Champions 
  4. Grade 5 Business Fair on Friday
  5. MDI Survey letters going home this week 

Upcoming Events

SEE CALENDARhttps://rcgarnett.sd35.bc.ca/news-events/

  • Winter Performance ticket orders due – December 12
  • PAC Pancake Breakfast – December 14 
  • Term One Report Cards – December 14
  • “A Christmas Carol” K-5 Winter Production – December 18-19, 1:00pm & 6:00pm 
  • Last day of classes before Winter Holidays – December 21 
  • Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along – December 21, 11:00am 
  • Santa hat & toque day – School Spirit Day – December 21 

Langley Christmas Bureau

Once again, RCG is proud to be participating in the Langley Christmas Bureau. This year we have adopted two families and will be collecting food and gifts to help spread some Christmas cheer. If you would like to participate, please take a tag off the Christmas tree that is located in the front foyer, purchase that item and drop it off, unwrapped, at the office.  We will also gladly except cash donations or donations via school cash online, allowing us to purchase the items needed.

Thank you in advance for your support.

RCG Presents: “A Christmas Carol” 

We are fast approaching our performance dates in the last week of school before Christmas break. This is the first time we have presented a whole school, K-5 performance, so it is promising to be very good. Please make sure you know what performance your child is required to perform in. It is essential that all students are available for their performance times. A show of this scale requires everyone’s help to pull off!

For all evening performances, students need to arrive in classrooms no later than 5:45pm. The performance is approximately 70 minutes long. We will forward more details about drop off, pick up closer to the performance date.

Need tickets? Please read the notice sent home by your classroom teacher. Ticket order forms are due by December 12 at 3:00pm.

PAC will be selling Purdy’s chocolate Santas to raise money for the new playground we expect to build in the new year.

RCG will also be collecting donations at the door for any guests who feel generous enough to help us recover some of the costs for the audio equipment and lighting rentals, set materials and licensing fees that are necessary to put together a production our kids can be proud to be part of.

Costumes & Props Needed Still: TWU student teacher, Ms. Schnitzer is gathering props and costumes for the performance and is looking for the following items. If you can provide any of them, please let us know.

  • night cap
  • flat cap (x3)
  • plain apron
  • crutch
  • suspenders
  • suit vest (x3) *for children
  • anything that might fit in the 1800’s/Victorian era (dresses, pants, jackets, collared shirts)

Grade 5 Business Fair 

Each grade 5 student has been given a $10 loan from the school to purchase supplies to make items to sell at our Business Fair on Friday Dec 7 from 9am to 10am in the gym. All other classes are invited to shop. Most items will be priced in the $1-$2 range and many will be Christmas themed in case your students are in the market for affordable gifts for siblings or parents. Parents are also welcome to come and shop!

Grade 5 students will repay the $10 loan to the school, then all other profits will be sent to Phelisanong, our ‘sister school’ which is an orphanage/elementary school in Lesotho, Africa. Over time, we have provided money for school supplies, renovations and even tuition for some students to attend high school. We have a close connection to Phelisanong as 3 present and former RCG students lived there for a time before coming to Canada.

We have restricted the students in what they can sell (no food, used items, draws) but you can expect to see slime, stress balls, origami, decorations etc.) The grade 5’s are also mentoring a grade 4 student, so that in May the grade 4’s will create products for their Business Fair with more of a mother’s day theme.

We still need tables for tomorrow – so if you have a fold up table we could borrow, please drop it off in the morning! Thanks. 

MDI Survey of RCG Students and Families

Grade 4 Students ONLY. Letters to go home on Friday. 


  • A survey will take place in your school and students will be asked questions pertaining to their social and emotional development, health and well-being.
  • Your child will be invited to complete the survey unless you explicitly request to withdraw your child

Your school and the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invite your child to take part in completing the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) – a survey designed to learn about the health and well-being of children ages 9 to 12. Students in Grade 4 and/or Grade 7 complete the MDI in schools in January/February and it is completed online, supervised by school staff, and takes approximately 45-90 minutes of class time.The MDI project is sponsored by your school or school board, the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Government of BC.

MDI Parent-Guardian Informed Passive Consent Letter 2018-19

Champions League Champions!

In a thrilling championship final against the Italian giants from Torino – Juventus – the street footballers from Real Madrid are the 2018 Champions League CHAMPIONS! They displayed outstanding team work, passing and defending in their 2-0 win on Wednesday. They will live as heroes, gaining immortal status having their achievement engraved on our championship trophy! Well done team! 

Next up for intramurals in the new year is our grade 3-5 lunch time basketball league! Stay tuned for registration. 


RC Garnett Demonstration School

7096 - 201 Street, Langley
BC, V2Y 3G7
Phone: 604-532-7814
Fax: 604-532-7629