Welcome to the Pauline Haarer Website!
École Pauline Haarer is located in downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. We are made up of approximately 250 French immersion students and their families, 20 staff members and a very, large supportive group of volunteers both parents and community members. We invite parents, students and members of our community to use the links in the upper left to find your way around this site.
L'école Pauline Haarer est fière d'avoir été une des premières écoles d'immersion à Nanaimo en ouvrant ses portes en septembre 1977. Notre école reçoit son nom d'une enseignante dévouée qui a enseigné à Nanaimo de 1890 à 1936. En 1935, elle a reçu la médaille King George pour ses services à l'apprentissage!
WEEKLY REMINDERS Our weekly memo is posted here. Thank you to our counsellor Pattie Metheral for compiling information on the importance of sleep. Check our web calendar for up-to-date information on events and our monthly school newsletter posted the first day of each month.
PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS - Parents of students in grade 4 and grade 7 received an invitation this week to participate in the Ministry of Education satisfaction survey. Your feedback is helpful in identifying where we are doing well and where we can improve.
LOGO: students voted to keep our original dragon logo but to change the name from Knights to Dragons. Now we are in search of an artist who would like to design the new lettering for our logo. Any volunteers?
SCHOOL HOURS: Monday (8:45 am - 1:37 pm); Tues-Fri (8:45 am - 2:37 pm).
BOYS & GIRLS TRIPLEBALL: Congratulations to the Bantam teams as they head into their final games this week. Check the web calendar for game dates and locations.
KINDER PARK: Thanks to students for raking leaves and covering the grass in our emerging kinder park. Next, we will need bark mulch over the leaves and more log slices to continue expanding our kinder park with the stepping 'stones' trails of log slices and other natural objects. Feel free to pitch in to help!
WELCOME to our new KINDERGARTEN 2016 families: Please come see Jennifer in the office to complete the registration process in the next two weeks.
GARDENERS: We have put the garden to sleep for the winter, but we do need volunteers to help rebuild some of the fencing so the bulbs in the garden can come up in the spring without being trampled.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: Thank you to all volunteers working with children in our school for completing the Criminal Record Check (CRC). If you have done this CRC, we have an information sheet explaining this online and free process in the office. Please send Jennifer Mile an email with your name and birthdate when you have completed the CRC. The district sends us completed CRC letters but this process is faster if we send our list of volunteers' names to them. Volunteer drivers must complete the volunteer driver information form in the office. We are NOT required to request driver abstracts-insurance history (though it is a simple process by calling ICBC at 1-800-950-1498).
- ONLINE ORDERING for all PAC sponsored events is available at www.paulinehaarerpac.hotlunches.net. Register to order and find out information about lunches, popcorn special events and other fundraisers.
- PAC MEETINGS are the 2nd Thursday each month at 6:30 pm in the school library. All families at École Pauline Haarer are members of the PAC and are welcome to attend. Child-minding is provided by grade 7 volunteers. Our 2015-2016 PAC executive was elected November 12. Thank you to Jenni Burdes (Chair & DPAC Representative), Kara Brunt (Vice-Chair), Max Nodwell (Secretary), Debbie Green (Treasurer), Darrell Harvey and Sarah Reeves (Members at Large), Heather Vogels (Fundraising Chair) and Shawn Miller (Bingo Rep & secretary with DPAC)
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE - Christy Hunt runs our on-site Before and After School Care Program. Hours are 7:30-8:45 am and from after school until 5:30 pm.
Thank you for your incredible support and participation at our school!
Karina Younk, Principal
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