Sun Run

Some members of the 2010 Sun Run Team

RACE PACKAGE & T-SHIRT PICK-UP, TEAM PHOTO INFO

Your race package and t-shirt (if ordered) will be available for pick up Thursday, April 14 at 3:00pm in the school library. If you would like to paint your Mini-Sun Run shirt with the team at school, please meet us on the field (sun) or undercover area (rain).

Any unclaimed race packages will be available Friday morning.

We will take a team photo at 8:45 am on Friday, April 15. Some grade 4 team members need to leave for swimming lessons by 8:55 am so please be prompt!

Looks like sunny weather for Sunday. I hope you have a great time at the run!

About Moresports

About MoreSports

MoreSports is a collaborative initiative that began in 1999 starting with 3 neighbourhoods in the inner city of Vancouver. MoreSports currently provides sustainable sport and physical activity opportunities for children and families living in Vancouver. In doing so, the organization has a special focus on people who typically do not participate in sports such as girls, children from diverse ethnic groups, and those who simply face barriers to participation in sports such as cost

The ‘MoreSports Model’ is truly unique and represents sustainability and inclusivity in action. From its early beginnings until today, MoreSports actively engages ALL partners in the delivery of its programs and events including community centres, neighbourhood houses, local schools, recreation organizations, local government, local sport organizations, community school teams, non-profits, private businesses and foundations. Community capacity building, sport development and youth leadership are the key goals of the organization. By reducing traditional barriers to sport and physical activity such as the cost of participation, transportation, lack of programming and facility infrastructure, plus inability to participate in more typical competitive sport systems, MoreSports is a true success story.

Today, MoreSports involves 6 Hubs that encompass 16 Vancouver neighbourhoods, multiple partners, parents, volunteers and thousands of kids located primarily on the East Side. Currently, over 1,000 kids regularly participate in sports and physical activity programs, such as soccer and basketball, thanks to MoreSports.

MoreSports Vision

Every child in the city, regardless of social or economic background or special needs, will regularly participate in a sport and develop a life-long love of being active.

MoreSports Mission

To create sustainable community sport programs in Vancouver neighborhoods, so that all children and youth have an opportunity to develop fundamental life skills and a love of sport.

MoreSports Model

To actively engage all stakeholders in the delivery of its programs and events including community centres, neighbourhood houses, local schools, recreation organizations, local government, local sport organizations, community school teams, non-profits, private businesses and foundations. And to sustain the delivery and growth of these programs through the recruitment and training of neighbourhood youth and parents to continue as community based leaders and coaches of younger kids in sports programs.

To learn more about MoreSports, check out www.moresports.org.

Family Portrait Night

A SECOND FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT!

Due to a great demand, we are offering a second Family Photo Night on Monday, October 17 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Our school photographers, Lifetouch, conduct 15 minute sessions per family at our school library.

Participating families will receive one complimentary colour 8×10 photo and a selection of poses. Additionally,the session fee of $15 per family will be donated to our school.

Sessions will be filled on a first-come basis, so get your order form in as soon as possible! Forms are available in the entrance to the school on the PAC bulletin board, in the office and below.

This is an easy way to create a great memory and help our school raise money! For more information about the photographers, please visit their website at www.lifetouch.com. 

Second Family Photo Night – Oct 17

 

Lunch Program

The next lunch will be SUSHI at on Thursday, October 6, 2011.

This program is offered to students in grades K-7.  It is optional.

Order forms are due back at the school by Wednesday, September 28, 2011. If you are able to volunteer for this program, please complete the Parent Volunteer portion of the order form and return to your child’s teacher or the office.

Sushi 06.10.11 Order Form

BC Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program

What is the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program?

The BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program is part of ActNowBC, an initiative to improve the health of BC children and families.

Participation in this Program is at NO COST to our school throughout the school year.  Students and school staff will receive a fresh fruit or vegetable snack once a week every other week. Eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables improves children’s health and improves children’s ability to concentrate. The fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables to be served in the Program will be grown in BC, subject to availability.

If your child has allergies that may affect their participation in this program, please complete the attached CONSENT form and return to the office or your child’s teacher.

More information about this program may be found at www.aitc.ca.

BCSFVN Program Consent Form 2010

VSB Afterschool Programs

Vancouver School Board staffs out-of-school time programming at False Creek school. The purpose of these low-cost, participation based sports & creative programs are for school-aged children, providing fun & non-competitive opportunities. Check the Events Calendar for program schedule.

For more information, please contact Les Smith, Coordinator or Mike Kulik, CST Children and Youth Programmer at 604-713-5610.

Download a registration form here.

Track and Field 2011

Track and Field Practices and Mini-Meets for Grades 3-7

Thank you for joining the track and field team! We hope you have enjoyed your first week of practices. We are looking forward to a fun season.

Below is the schedule for practices and mini-meets:

Practices: Tuesdays   3:15-4:15 pm
Thursdays  3:15-4:15 pm

Mini-Meets: Wednesday, May 4     3:30-approx 4:30 pm ** for Grades 6 and 7 ONLY **
Wednesday, May 18   3:30-approx 4:30 pm ** for Grades 3, 4, and 5 ONLY **
Friday, May 27            3:30-approx 4:30 pm ** for Grades 3,4,5,6, and 7 **

All mini-meets take place at Eric Hamber Secondary (33rd and Oak.) Events include 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m (grades 6-7 only), relays, long jump, high jump, shot put.

We are still waiting to confirm the date of the final meet.

  • Please dress in appropriate attire: running shoes and shorts or loose pants (no jeans).
  • Team jerseys will be distributed at the meets – please return them to your coaches before you leave the meets.

Thank you for letting us know in advance if you are unable to attend practices due to a scheduling conflict. This will help us determine who is legitimately absent as full participation in practices is expected in order to participate in the mini-meets and final meet.

PARENT DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!
***** We will require drivers for all meets – please reply via email to falsecreek.sports@gmail.com asap if you are able to help! ****

Your coaches,
Ms. Cotter, Mr. Lerch, Mr. Proctor, Ms Cohen and parent volunteers

Consent Form 2011

Book Covering

Join parents in the library on Friday mornings beginning at 9:00am to cover books for our library. A great way to meet new parents and help preserve our fabulous library collection. Ms Berney, our librarian,  provides the supplies and the treats.

Run Jump Throw

Run, Jump, Throw! – A New Program for Grades 1-3

False Creek School is introducing a new program for students in Grades 1-3 to provide a fun, non-competitive forum for our younger students so they may build skills and confidence in land-based sports. No consent form is required to participate and all students in Grades 1-3 are encouraged to join!

Developed by Athletics Canada and presented by BC Athletics, the Run, Jump, Throw program teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical skill progressions for track and field events. Through a combination of games and special equipment, Run Jump Throw provides a strong foundation for success in all sports and physical activities.

PAC funds were used to purchase the Run Jump Throw equipment. A big thanks to Ms. Angela Cotter (Division 6) who obtained Run, Jump, Throw certification and will be supervising the program at False Creek School.

*** Please check back for program dates and times for 2011-2012  ***

Making False Creek Elementary School the very best for your children.