Health Bulletin to All Parents


Hello Parents, Please find below the letter circulating to all GG families. The school, along with VCH (Coastal Health) has recognized an outbreak of Norovirus/Flu-like illness at GG. While our other schools have yet to reach the same level, we are hearing reports of many cases within Bayview and Southlands, as well as many of our staff taking ill over the last week. It’s important to remember a couple of things in these situations- One, that if children are away from school due to illness, they are not permitted to attend JKC that same day. And two, please observe the 48…

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Snow Day Policy and Procedure


Hello Parents, As winter approaches, and this “Arctic Outflow” looms, we want to remind everyone that at all JKC centres we follow the VSB’s school closure practices. This means that if your school is closed, then so is JKC. Taken directly form the VSB’s website (http://www.vsb.bc.ca/severe-weather): Information about any district-wide closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information (but do not call them): Radio Television CBC AM 690 radio, 88.1 FM Global BC CKNW AM 980 radio CBC TV News AM 1130 radio CTV BC Fairchild AM 1470…

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Winter Break Registration and Pro-d Day Plans


As you may have noticed, winter break registration has been going for a week now. If you are interested, and you haven’t had a chance to get your form in, please check with your Program Coordinators (Sarah, Cecily, Siobhan, or Kate) for a paper copy, or go to http://jerichokidsclub.com/pdfs/2016/Winter16_Reg.pdf .Spots are currently available, but will be limited, so get those in soon. This pro-d day coming up on December 5th (Monday) has multiple plans for different centres: GG and BV KC and YK are going to Silvercity Riverport to see Moana. BV OK are going swimming at Hillcrest. GG OK are…

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GG JKC December Newsletter


Dear Families, We have a number of important events and activities to share with you as the end of first term together approaches! Pro D Day – Monday, December 5th Younger Kids will be boarding a big yellow school bus and head to Silvercity Riverport (Richmond) to see Disney’s newest feature length film, Moana. We will be serving chicken noodle soup, veggies and dip, and a choice of bagel and cream cheese or cheese sandwich for lunch.  We are also excited to get the kids to a special holiday treat – we will be ordering a kid’s movie tray for…

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URGENT- ATTENTION ALL BAYVIEW PARENTS


Hello Bayview Parents, We are experiencing an unplanned power outage at Bayview. We cannot operate our program in the school without power, so our staff are walking all Bayview children to General Gordon Elementary (along 6th Avenue). Please pick up your child as early as possible today. Our program at GG can house all of the kids from both programs in an emergency, but I’m sure you can imagine how cramped it will be. Our General Gordon program is located in the lunchroom of the school, on the southwest corner of 6th and Bayswater. The phone number there is 604…

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September 2016 Info


Hello Parents, We made it through the summer! Hope all of you did, too, none the worse for wear. With the new school year approaching just days away, we have some reminders and info here to help everyone transition. First off- Kindercare. All Kindercare families should have received an email on the 18th of August with our Kindercare gradual entry schedule. Basically, families are covered for all the times their children are not in school at Bayview, General Gordon, and Southlands. The hitch is that care is primarily at Bayview, especially during the first week. For General Gordon kids, this…

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2016 AGM & “Safe Spaces” Presentation


Jericho Kids’ Club Child Care Society would like to invite all parents or guardians of each child or family of children enrolled in the care of the Society, who have paid the annual membership fee, to join us on MONDAY JUNE 20th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Bayview School Lunchroom for our 2016 Annual General Meeting and “Safe Spaces” Presentation.    Please click here for more information.        


Chickenpox at Bayview


Hi Bayview Parents, A heads up to all families that there are now six reported cases of chickenpox at Bayview school, and one at JKC. We are working with the school to confirm new cases as they appear.  To our knowledge, the school hasn’t yet declared “outbreak” status, but in circumstances such as these we suggest that children who are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or have family members at home who are at risk (elderly relatives, newborns, pregnant mothers) stay home and not attend JKC until we can determine the outbreak has ceased. Our Parent Agreement (signed copies are in the files of all…

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September 2016 Member Re-registration!!


Big heads-up, here!!September 2016 member re-registration is opening on My 2nd, and will be open for only two weeks. Closing date is May 13th. Starting May 16th, we begin offering all unclaimed spots to our waitlisters. Things will be particularly competitive this year, with students returning to General Gordon, and all of the shifts that will take place surrounding that. I can’t stress enough- if we do not have your re-registration by the time I get in on the morning of the 16th (7am), then it is late, and may not be honoured.Forms will be available on the website beginning…

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