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Carisbrooke Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Community Involvement
Absentee Call Back Service
If your child is going to be absent from school for any reason, please phone and leave a message on the answering machine.  The absentee callback number is 604-903-3382. The answering machine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If your child is absent and the school has not heard from you by 9:05 a.m., the school office staff will contact you at home or at work shortly after your child’s absence has been noted.


Community Use of Carisbrooke
The Carisbrooke gym and field are available for use, outside of school hours, 7 days a week throughout the year. 

For information on rental fee and contract arrangements for the gym, contact the School Board office at 604-903-3444.  For information on the use of the field, contact the North Vancouver Recreation Commission at 604-987-7529.


Parent Advisory Council
Our Parent Advisory Council(PAC) was formed in 1981 to serve as a liason between Carisbrooke parents and the school. PACs play an important role in most elementary schools today. The council’s membership shall include parents of children in the school.

The main purposes of the council are:
  • ​to provide a channel for effective communication between parents and school
  • to make suggestions regarding general safety in the school environment
  • to provide an effective lobbying body to the School Board
  • to make recommendations about the school philosophy and school priorities.
As well as these general aims the council may be involved in fundraising, organizing parent education evenings and hosting social activities.

The Parent Advisory Council executive consists of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, parent representatives from each class, and a representative of the N.V. Parent Advisory Council. Meetings of the council are held at 7:00 p.m. in the school library, generally on the third Wednesday of each month.

Being involved with our school parent advisory council is an excellent way to become familiar with all aspects of our children’s education and our school community.

 
Visitors
All visitors must report to the office upon arrival.  A visitor will be required to:
i) Sign in at the office.
ii) Wear a name tag identifying themselves as a visitor.
iii) When leaving the school, sign out at the office and return the name tag.


Volunteers 
The involvement of parent and community volunteers in our schools has the potential to provide considerable benefit to our students.  While we support the use of volunteer helpers in the school, we also recognize that the use of volunteers must be supported by appropriate safeguards respecting the selection and use of volunteers. To that end, Carisbrooke Elementary School has adopted the following procedures:
  1. ​All volunteers helping on a more than casual basis must complete a safety check.  The safety check is intended as a step to help ensure student safety. It will be the responsibility of the Principal/Vice Principal or designate to ensure that a safety check has been completed.
  2. All volunteers should report to the office upon arrival. If you are helping anywhere in the school you will be required to:
    • ​Sign in at the office.
    • Wear a name tag identifying yourself as a volunteer.
    • When leaving the school, sign out at the office and return your name tag.
  3. Volunteer drivers must complete the 'Volunteer Driver Form' and provide a copy of your BC driving record from a driving licensing office.

School Directory
A “Carisbrooke School Directory” is published each year by the CPAC.  The directory includes student and parent names, addresses and telephone numbers, listed by classroom.  The directory is not intended for public use and parents have a choice of not being listed in it.


School Planning Council
The School Planning Council (SPC) is an advisory body at each elementary school. The major responsibility of the School Planning Council is to consult with the school community in developing, monitoring, and reviewing school plans for improving student achievement. The School Planning Council consists of the school Principal, one teacher and three parent representatives.