Reminders – February 9

Friday, February 9, 2018

Hello everyone,

Just a few reminders and a bit of information.

On Thursday, February 8th, Glenwood began using an online attendance system.  Students who are late will need to sign-in at the office when they arrive.  If your child is away for any reason, please either call the school office, or send an email to Ms. Hajek (  

Please note that effective immediately, my school district email has changed.  I can now be reached at

There is no school on Monday, February 12th for Family Day.

On Tuesday, we have Library, so please return your library books to school.

The Primary Reading Challenge forms are due to school on Tuesday, February 12th.  All entries need to be received by Mrs. Nerpio to go in the draw for a gift card to spend on books at the Scholastic Book Fair.

The spelling quiz next week will be on Thursday, February 15th.

Friday, February 16th is a school-district Professional Development Day.  Students do not attend.

Tuesday, February 20th is an early dismissal at 2:00.  Student-Led Conferences will run from 2:10 – 6:00.  It is also the opening day of the Scholastic Book Fair.  If you are able to volunteer at the book fair, please contact Lisa Nerpio at .

Special thank-you to everyone who brought in shoe boxes!  As you are probably aware (due to the paint) we started working on our Salmon habitat dioramas on Thursday.  The students are greatly enjoying this very hands-on and messy project.

Have a good long weekend.


Christina Pook


The Alevin have Hatched!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

I am very excited to announce that several of our eyed eggs have hatched!  We now have several little alevin swimming around in our salmon tank.

Trying to take pictures of these tiny creatures has been very difficult.  So, to give you an idea of what the process of hatching is like, and what the alevin look like when they hatch, I’ve attached a link to a video from the Seymour Hatchery, in North Vancouver.

Happy watching! 


*Also, I made an error in the Literacy Week post.  The Primary and Intermediate Reading Challenge winners will not be announced at the assembly on Friday.  The draw will take place at a later date.  I apologies for the confusion this may have caused.*

Christina Pook

Literacy Week: January 29 – February 2

Sunday, January 28, 2018

This is just a quick reminder that Glenwood Elementary will be celebrating Literacy Week this week.  The staff at Glenwood have planned a variety of fun activities for the students to participate in.

All Week:

  • Reading Challenge
  • Guest Readers

Monday: Read a Shirt Day

  • Students who come to school wearing a shirt with words will receive 1 House Team point.

Tuesday: Teacher Swap Story Time

  • Who will be our guest teacher-reader? What will they read?

Wednesday + Thursday: Salmon Showcase

  • Each of the classes will visit division 3 to view the salmon tank.  Students in Division 3 will be given the opportunity to share what they’ve learned about salmon so far. 

Friday: Literacy Week Assembly @ 2:00

  • Parents and families are welcome to attend our assembly at 2:00.  Mr. Tang will have a special ASL presentation to share and Mrs. Nerpio will make the Reading Challenge draw.  There will also be a very special guest to help us celebrate Lunar New Year, which is fast approaching.


*Reminder: I am still looking for about 7 more shoeboxes for a project.  If you have any shoeboxes you can spare, please send them to school this week.



Christina Pook

Welcome Back!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had a restful, relaxing and fun Winter Break!  I spent the first few days recovering from surgery on December 22.  Then I was able to spend some time with family and friends while enjoying the festive season.

I am looking forward to jumping in to term 2 at Glenwood.  There are lots of exciting learning activities planned this term. 

First, I am putting out a request for shoe boxes.  Each student will need to have their own shoe box for a cross-curricular Art / Science / Language Arts project we will be completing at the end of term 2.  I will be collecting them starting in January.

The Salmon in the Classroom program, sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, will be beginning in early January.  We are scheduled to receive our eyed eggs on Friday, January 12th.  I am so very excited to be able to bring this program to Glenwood this year!  Through this program, we will be learning about the life cycle of the salmon, their habitat, the water cycle, and environmental stewardship.

In Language Arts this term, we will continue to focus on exploring and valuing diversity.  In term 1, we read many books, both fiction and non-fiction, on different cultural celebrations.  This term, we will be focusing on the different types of families and the different roles family members play.

Literacy Week is fast approaching at the end of January.  The Literacy Week Committee, chaired by Mrs. Nerpio, has been busy planning fun activities for students to participate in.  

In addition, we will hopefully be taking more walking field trips to Byrne Creek Ravine Park, as part of our Science Unit.

Finally, division 3 is participating in the Great Canadian Postcard Exchange.  At the end of term 1, students sent postcards to 24 different schools across Canada.  For the remainder of the school year, we will be receiving postcards from each of these communities.  So far, we have received postcards from Redvers, Saskatchewan, Stoney Creek, Ontario, and Vernon, British Columbia.  This program has provided a great way for students to learn about the different communities in Canada.

For more details on what we will be learning in term 2, please click on the ‘Overviews’ tab at the top of this website.  In addition, for weekly updates on the ‘goings-on’ in Division 3, click on the ‘Highlight of the Week’ tab. 

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact me via email, or by phone during regular school hours.


Christina Pook

December 18 – 22 Reminders

Hello everyone,

Winter Break is fast approaching and there are a number of very exciting things happening at Glenwood this week.

First, this blog has a new address.  So, if you have it bookmarked on your favourite list, please make sure to update it.  The new address is:


Tuesday, December 19th

All Library books are due today before Winter Break


Wednesday, December 20th,

Winter Concert

1:30 p.m. Matinee Performance, no tickets required

6:00 p.m. Evening Performance, tickets are required

*All students are encouraged to wear their house team t-shirts and dark bottoms*

**All students attending the evening concert should be at their outside classroom doors at 5:30 p.m.**


Thursday, December 21st

Spelling Quiz this morning.

Please bring a plastic or reusable bag with handles to school for the desk clean-out today.


Friday, December 22nd

Morning- Pancake Breakfast

*Special thank-you to the PAC for organizing this festive event every year!

Afternoon – Christmas Carols Sing-Along


Thank you and have a great last week!

Christina Pook

Reminders – Friday, December 8 2018

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


Here are a few reminders of the events happening at Glenwood.

The Holiday Market and Wreath making will be happening tomorrow morning in the Gym.  Thanks to our PAC for organising both of these festive events!

Scholastic order for December is due tomorrow.  Please submit the paper flyer / order form to Mrs. Pook so she can place your order.  Online payment is preferred.

Winter Concert ticket request forms are due on Wednesday, December 13th.  The evening show of our Winter Concert will be on Wednesday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a matinee performance at 1:30.

Fun Lunch order forms for January are due Wednesday, December 13th.

Division 3 will be going on a walking field trip on Tuesday, December 12th to Byrne Creek Ravine Park.  Please sign and return the permission form to school by Monday, December 11th.  I am asking for 2-3 parent volunteers to accompany us on this short field trip.


Christina Pook


Thank You

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thank you to all of our parents and family members who volunteered to drive and supervise during our 3 skating lessons!  

All of the students who participated in the skating lessons had a great time.  Several of the students had never been ice skating before.  Every student, whether beginner or experienced skater, improved their skills on the ice.  

With out our wonderful parent volunteers, field trips like this would not be possible.

Thank you again,

Christina Pook

Reminders: Week of October 30 – November 3

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Halloween is nearly here!  Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school on October 31st.  Please remember that costumes must be appropriate for school.  No masks, weapons, or blood and gore.  Staff also ask that culturally insensitive costumes be avoided and that student costumes be no more revealing then regular school clothes.  

On Tuesday, October 31st, Glenwood Elementary will be having our annual costume parade and Halloween assembly.  The parade begins at 1:00 and is immediately followed by our Halloween Assembly.  Families are invited to attend.  After the assembly, students in Division 3 will have a Halloween celebration in their classroom.

On Wednesday, November 1st, students in Division 3 will be heading to Moody Park Arena for their second skating lesson.  Reminder that ALL students younger than 9 years old, or under 145 cm tall must bring their own booster seat.  Students who do not bring a booster seat may not be able to participate.  Please speak to Mrs. Pook if you have any questions.


Reminders: Week of October 23 – 27

Sunday, October, 22


On Tuesday, October 24, students in division 3 will be going on their first field trip of the year to Moody Park Arena.  Students must bring their own booster seat.  It is recommended to also bring long athletic socks, mittens / gloves, a winter jacket and a change of pants.  Students may bring their own ice skates and helmet if they prefer to use their own.

On Thursday, October 26, we will be having our first Monthly Run.  Students should bring running shoes and a water bottle.

Highlight of the Week

Sunday, October 22

Hello everyone,

I have added a new page to the classroom blog called: Highlight of the Week.  Each week, I will share something that the class has been working on or learning about.

The purpose is to keep parents and families of students in division 3 informed about the goings-on in our class.

The first ‘Highlight of the Week’ has been posted.  I hope you enjoy this and all future snapshots of learning.

Christina Pook