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Seismic Mitigation Program

A comprehensive school seismic upgrading program is underway to make schools safer in the event of an earthquake by minimizing the probability of structural collapse. This is a joint undertaking by the BC Ministry of Education and the Vancouver Board of Education

Click here to learn more about the program:
Provincial Seismic Mitigation Program

False Creek is still in the identification stage of the process.
For more information, please visit:
False Creek Elementary School Seismic Plan

False Creek Newsletter – September 20, 2016

Please click here to read the latest False Creek Newsletter:

False Creek Newsletter – Sept 20, 2016

Highlights include the following:

  • School Fees and Activities Fee
  • Entertainment Book Fundraiser
  • Parent-Teacher Goal Setting Conferences:
    • Wed., Oct 5 &Thur., Oct 6
  • Freezie Sales—Friday, September 23 and 30
  • Split Second Basketball Afterschool Basketball Program
  • PAC Lunch September/October
    • order deadlineThursday, September 22
  • Direct Donation Fundraising Drive
  • Family Photo Sessions
    • Thurs Sep 22, Fri Sep 23, Sat Sep 24
  • Terry Fox Run —Thursday September 29th
  • Afterschool Programs at False Creek

Hapa-palooza 2016 Festival

Please see below for information about Hapa-palooza – an upcoming event in our neighbouhood, organized by one of our False Creek School parents.

Hapa-palooza Family Day is this Sat. Sept. 24th, 1-4 pm at the Granville Island Picnic Pavilion,

This free family friendly event welcomes all people, and celebrates diverse heritage. Live music By Zhambai Trio and dance performance by the Kauhane School of Polynesian Dance. Also, there will be face-painting, henna art, balloon art, and a photo-booth.


First PAC Meeting – Tuesday September 20th

We are looking forward to a great year! Our first PAC meeting takes place on Tuesday, September 20th from 6:30 – 8:00pm in the school library. All parents/guardians are invited to attend.

At this meeting we will chat about the role of PAC at False Creek School and elect our Executive and Committee Chairs.

Come learn what PAC is and does and how to get involved!

New! Family Photo Online Booking & Payment

PAC is pleased to provide an online booking and payment system for our annual Family Photo event. Spots tend to fill quickly so we encourage you to book as soon as possible. Follow this link:

Each 15 minute session takes place outside at the school – rain or shine. The sitting fee is $25 (donated to PAC) and includes one 8×10 colour photo.

A big thank you to our photographer Lisa Petkau ( for providing False Creek families with this amazing opportunity to capture their family photos using our incredibly beautiful False Creek landscape as a background!

This program is optional.