Parents' Council

At Collingwood, Parents’ Council is a group of volunteer parents and guardians whose primary focus is community engagement. This is achieved by offering a wide range of activities and events which are designed to connect our parents, and strengthen our school community. Our secondary aim is supplementary fundraising for Advancement of our School. We encourage all parents to get involved and invite you to click here for information to volunteer within our parent and school community.

Services

Grade Wide Coffee Mornings

Throughout the year, Parents’ Council will be hosting grade wide coffee mornings. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the parents in your class, learn about the new and exciting initiatives this year, sign up for volunteer opportunities and ask any questions you may have about the coming year.

Grades JK-3
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Capilano Golf Club
RSVP

Grades 4-7
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Capilano Golf Club
RSVP

Grades 8-11
Friday, September 20, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Capilano Golf Club
RSVP



Unishop

The Unishop gives Collingwood families the opportunity to donate gently worn uniforms that their child/children have outgrown and to purchase those extra pieces you know your child/children might lose or misplace during the school year.

Our team of dedicated volunteers and “personal shoppers” is knowledgeable and will be on hand to help you find the right item and size for your child.

At the Unishop, we pride ourselves in selling high quality garments at a fair price that is often a fraction of the cost of new uniforms. In cases where donated items are not in a condition to be resold or are no longer part of the uniform policy, they will be donated to appropriate charitable organizations.

For more information please contact Rachel Doe, unishop@mycw.org


Unishop Collection Dates 2019-2020

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    Morning drop-off
    Both Campuses

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    8:45am - 9:15am
    Morning drop-off
    Both Campuses

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020
    8:45am - 9:15am
    Morning drop-off
    Both Campuses

Please note, in addition to school uniforms, we will also be collecting pieces for outdoor school and the Explore Program:
  • gently used (clean) hiking shoes
  • waterproof pants and jackets for outdoor school or simply for outside time for the younger grades
  • -12 rated adult sized sleeping bags
  • adult sized thermarests
  • 60L multi-day packs

Unishop Sale Dates 2019-2020

All Unishop Sales take place in the Foundation Student Centre (FSC),
Wentworth Campus

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    8:45am -10:45am
    (Wentworth & Morven sizes)

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    8:45am -10:45am
    (Wentworth & Morven sizes)

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    8:45am -10:45am
    (Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Hot Lunch

PC Lunch Program Volunteer Coordinator helps to organize the many wonderful volunteers who deliver lunches for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7. These volunteers support the Lunch Program Coordinator for Wentworth. Volunteers deliver lunches 4 days per week, so please consider signing up for a day - your children will be thrilled to see you bringing lunches to their classrooms!

To volunteer please register here.

Please email Vivian Yeung at lunchvolunteers@mycw.org with any questions.

*For any nutritional questions about the food that is served, please contact the lunch coordinator at hotlunchprogram@collingwood.org

For more information, visit here.

New Family Summer Buddy Program

We are looking for current Collingwood families who are interested in volunteering to be a Buddy Family!

What is this program?

New families to Collingwood are matched with an existing "Buddy Family" at Collingwood who has a child in the same grade.

Buddy Families are asked to connect with their New Family by email or phone, and perhaps meet for a coffee or a small get together over the summer (play at the beach, etc), so that new students may have an opportunity to meet a child in their grade prior to the first day of school.

This is a terrific opportunity to give back to our wonderful school, by helping to make the transition for new families a welcoming and memorable experience. It is also a chance for your children to make new connections, and to really make a positive difference for another child.

Time Commitment: 1-2+ hours in July-August, timing is completely flexible to suit your schedule.

Role Overview: Buddy Families will be sent the contact information and details of a new family, to connect by email or phone over the summer. It is asked that Buddy Families offer to meet in person at least once over the summer so that the new student has the opportunity to meet a child in their grade, and the parent(s) has a chance to connect with a current family.

We will be matching families over the summer. We are very excited to build a highly connected parent community and we thank you for your time to welcome and help our newest families with our New Family Summer Buddy Program!

If you are interested in volunteering as a Buddy Family, please register here.

Events

Welcome Back BBQ

Friday, September 6, Morven Campus, 5-7pm

All students and parents are invited to the Welcome Back BBQ on September 6 at the Morven Campus from 5-7pm. Many of the faculty and staff will be there serving hotdogs and hamburgers. You can meet your PC Team at our PC Welcome Table, where you will find loads of information on all of our events and how to get involved! This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and for our new families to meet other parents. Your children will be thrilled to introduce you to their newest friend from school, or watch the much anticipated entrance of the Graduating Class of 2020. This is a really fun evening, so be sure to mark your calendar!

Parent Ambassador Training

If you are particularly proud of our school and want to share your experiences with prospective families, please consider attending this short training course to become a Parent Ambassador. Parent Ambassadors will assist with greeting and answering questions for prospective families at Open Houses. Parent Ambassadors will support one (or more) of our three Fall Open House events and may also attend Reception(s) for Parents of our NEW Students (in Sept 2019) and possibly other Admission events as required (such as Grade 3 Pizza Lunch; Morven Dinner & Show; JK or K Orientation, etc.).
You can choose to be part of the Wentworth Team or the Morven Team, or if you are especially keen, you can train to do both!

Wentworth Parent Ambassador Training:

*Please be available to volunteer for at least one of the days/times for the Wentworth Campus as seen below

Morven Parent Ambassador Training:

*Please be available to volunteer for at least one of the times for the Morven Campus as seen below

To register for a Parent Ambassador training session, please email Sylvia Tam, newfamilycoord@mycw.org.

Training Sessions

Sign Up Here: JK/K

SIGN UP HERE: GR. 1-7

Sign Up Here: Gr. 8-12

Training Session Dates:

Jk/K Open House Training
Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
8:45-10am - Wentworth

Jk/K Open House Training
Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
1:45-2:45pm - Wentworth

Gr. 8-12 Open House Training
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
1:30-2:45pm - Morven

Gr. 8-12 Open House Training
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
8:45-10:00am - Morven

Gr. 1-7 Open House Training
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
8:45-10:00am - Wentworth

Gr. 1-7 Open House Training
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
1:45-2:45pm - Wentworth

Open Houses

JK/K Open House
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
9am-12pm, 4-5pm - Wentworth

Gr. 8-12 Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
9am-12pm, 4-6pm - Morven

Gr. 1-7 Open House
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
9am-5pm - Wentworth

Parent Grade-Wide Socials

Wentworth

Location: Tap and Barrel • Shipyards
8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Time: 7-9pm

Dates:
  • Junior Kindergarten: Monday, September 23rd
  • Kindergarten: Monday, September 23rd
  • Grade 1: Tuesday, September 24th
  • Grade 2: Wednesday, September 25th
  • Gade 3: Monday, September 16th
  • Grade 4: Wednesday, September 18th
  • Grade 5: Tuesday, September 17th
  • Grade 6: Monday, September 30th
  • Grade 7: Tuesday, October 1st

Morven

Location: Milestones Restaurant, Park Royal
Time: 7-9pm

Dates:

  • Grade 8: Monday, September 23
    RSVP

  • Grade 9: Tuesday, September 24
    RSVP

  • Grade 10: Thursday, September 26
    RSVP

  • Grade 11: Wednesday, September 25
    RSVP

Gala


The Collingwood School Gala is presented by the Parents’ Council in support of Collingwood School. Every other year, parents are invited to enjoy an incredible evening filled with live & silent auctions, entertainment, dancing, delicious food and a few fun surprises.

Visit here for tickets
and all the details.

Parent Conference

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mark your calendar for this fabulous all day event at Morven. This day is offered free of charge to all parents from JK-12.

Organized by the school with support from Parents' Council, this event is packed with current information on a variety of topics for parenting all age groups, you will not want to miss this opportunity. The day begins with a Keynote Speaker, then continues with a variety of small sessions so you can choose those which are most relevant to your family.

Watch for further information on how to register as this special event books up fast!!

Festive Craft Day

Friday, December 6, 2019

Festive Craft Day allows students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 the opportunity to make a special craft to take home and present to their parents, family or someone special in their life. For further information please email festiveday@mycw.org.


Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Wentworth Library:

Monday, December 9 - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Our yearly Book Fair coincides with our School's Holiday Concerts, making it easy for parents to shop, for their youngsters, for friends, or for our school's classrooms! This event serves as a great opportunity to connect with other parents and children.


Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Celebration:

Friday, February 7th, 4-7pm
Location:Wentworth Katz-Telfer Gym

Come join our parent-organized 2020 Lunar New Year Festival! This event will feature traditional food and fun hands-on activities including Lunar New Year traditional lion dance, Chinese sugar painting arts, ring toss, lantern crafting, calligraphy and much more.
Drop by and enjoy the fabulous performances and snacks! This event is open to all Collingwood families and faculty. Each student will receive a gift bag upon entrance. Most snacks are free of charge; purchase of tickets are required for souvenirs and game participation. The activities will start 4 pm and we hope to see you there!

Persian New Year Celebration

Celebrating Persian New Year: Norooz and the Haftseen at Wentworth Campus

Every year, millions of people worldwide celebrate Persian New Year, or Norooz. Norooz marks the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one, and it occurs on the day of the vernal equinox. More accurately, the new year begins the second the equinox does — so, not just at the stroke of midnight. Usually, the equinox happens from March 19 to 21. People start getting ready for Norooz about three weeks before the actual date. The centrepiece of the festivities turn on the “Haftseen,” or a collection of items that symbolize a different hope for the new year. The following provides a great synopsis of the Haftseen, including its meaning and influences: Visit here.

If you would like to help with this event, please contact cwconnections@mycw.org.

Wentworth Bingo Night

Come join us for a fun, family-focused event of Bingo, Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30-8pm

Stay tuned for more information and a sign-up form.

Spring Fair

SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Campus

The Collingwood Spring Fair is Parents’ Council's biggest community and fund raising event of the school year.

Teacher Appreciation Lunches

On behalf of all of the Parents, Parents’ Council organizes a festive lunch for both Wentworth Campus and Morven Campus to thank the teachers for all of their commitment and care of our children.

Wentworth Teacher Appreciation Lunch: March 3, 2020

Morven Teacher Appreciation Lunch: March 4, 2020

Clubs & Connections

English Corner

These weekly meetings are a wonderful way to meet new friends, to practice your English (at any level) and to help others to improve their English and learn about Canadian Culture.

These fun meetings are hosted on Thursday mornings by parents in their homes or can take place in a variety of settings such as at a restaurant or on a hiking trail. New participants are always welcome!

If you would like to improve your English, build some wonderful connections and friendships, and/or help others improve their English, please join us for the English Corner.

Contact Sylvia Tam at newfamilycoord@mycw.org for more information

Workout in the Woods

Workout in the Woods
Is back this year and will continue with the same format - outdoor group workouts meeting on Wednesdays at 9:30am for 60 minutes.
Karl Budd returns this year as the trained instructor to lead us again for fun, challenging boot camp style workouts through Capilano Dam, rain or shine.


Come prepared with appropriate footwear (trail runners are optimum).

Dates: Wednesdays, October 2 to December 11
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: Morven Trailhead on Glenmore Drive
Cost: $300 for all 11 sessions


We ask that interested participants register before September 29th to ensure we have enough registrants to run this fun class.

Sign Up Here

Come and join our Workout in the Woods to enjoy some fresh air in our wonderful west coast surroundings and great company- all fitness levels and all Collingwood parents welcome!

Contact Nicole McLeod at cwconnection@mycw.org if you have any questions.

Here's what some of our parents (moms and dads!) have had to say about this club:

"I was hesitant at first thinking it wouldn’t be “enough” of a workout for me but was pleasantly surprised by the individualized challenge"

"It forced me outside of my comfort zone which is being outside in the rain." (only sometimes! :)
"I love meeting other parents, being outdoors and the fact that I can be part of this group even if I am power walking instead of running."

"I noticed some people had injuries and some were at different levels. Karl (the instructor) easily modified their workouts. For example, some could not do the push-ups on the picnic bench so he had them do lunges instead. Some could sprint hills while others hiked flat trails." So great that everyone can join regardless of fitness level or injury!

"I really enjoy connecting with the parents and getting to know more about my children’s peer groups."

"It’s so much easier for me to hear news by word of mouth than read all the emails from Collingwood."

"More closer to nature, more fresh air to breath, and more persistent of me. Let's go!"

"At first I thought the price was too much, knowing I could not make every Wednesday. Now that I’ve tried it and love it so much that I try to schedule my appointments around Wednesday mornings so I don’t miss out on one!"

"It’s a nice way to see our gorgeous area."

Dog Walking Social Group

Come and join other parents in the trails for a morning hike in our gorgeous surroundings- dogs are most welcome! There is no charge for this club and we welcome anyone to join us! All fitness levels welcome. Sign up below and you will receive an email from our parent volunteer to get set up!

Thursday Mornings 8:45am from Morven Trailhead

Starting September 26, 2019 - see you there!

*Time and location may vary but once you register you will be connected with the group to get updates and any additional walk details that parents set up.

Please email Christine and Ariane at dogwalking@mycw.org with any questions!

Sign up below:

Book Clubs

Rich and interesting conversation can spring from books on a wide range of topics, and it is a wonderful way to learn about and get to know others!

Book clubs will run in the day or evening, and will generally be set up with parents in the same grade.

Please fill out the form below and include your child(ren)’s grade(s) and whether you would be interested in a daytime or evening club (or either). Parents will then be connected, with the suggestions to run meetings once per month, rotating the hosting house between members. Book suggestions and templates for organizing a book club will be provided. Groups will be limited to approximately 12 people unless otherwise requested.

Contact Nicole McLeod at cwconnection@mycw.org with any questions.

CCPC - Collingwood Chinese Parent Club

The Collingwood Chinese Parents Club (CCPC) is a club organized by Collingwood Chinese parents to help parents to connect and communicate. CCPC organizes social gatherings and assists with communication between our school, Parents' Council and Chinese families. We welcome all school parents to join our club activities

If you are interested to join our club, please email Angela Pan at ccpcliaison@mycw.org

Collingwood华人家长俱乐部(简称CCPC) 是Collingwood华人家长交流的平台,同时也是学校,学校家委会和华人家庭之间信息传递的纽带与桥梁,我们相信只要大家共同努力,同心协力,才能使之发挥作用,给孩子们家长们提供资讯,共同进步!
我们在每个年级都设有微信小组以及年级组长,帮助新家长以及我们华人家长更好的了解学校讯息.
欢迎大家加入!
我们的email联系方式:ccpcliaison@mycw.org


Tea & Talks - Wentworth

Parents' Council is excited to introduce Class Tea & Talks for our Wentworth parents! These informal events will be hosted by a parent from each class/grade (JK-7) to help generate friendships and community within the classroom. Tea & Talks will typically be hosted at a parent home at the beginning of each term, lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours, at any suitable time of day. This is a great opportunity to build and strengthen relationships between parents in your class!

If you are interested in hosting your class Tea & Talk, please email Reem Pirbhai at cwconnections2@mycw.org.

For more information on Tea & Talk in your child's class, please contact your class rep or Reem Pirbhai at cwconnections2@mycw.org.

Bunco Nights - Morven

We invite Morven parents to get together to connect and have fun with other moms/parents in your teen's grade! Bunco is a long-loved social dice game presenting a simple set of rules, no skill required and 100% luck! Bunco nights will be self-organized (with some guidance), hosted in a parent's home, throughout the school year.


This dice game is played in rounds, at tables of four in competing teams of two. The players simply take turns rolling the dice and accumulate as many points as possible to win each round. With no real focus required, parents can talk, unwind and have a few good laughs!

If you are interested in hosting your grade’s first (or subsequent) Bunco night, please email Reem Pirbhai at
cwconnections2@mycw.org. All Bunco instruction and “How to Host a Bunco Night” will be provided.

Sign Up Here

Dad & Child Bowling

An evening for Wentworth dads and their children to strike up some fun! Both 5 and 10 pin lanes will be open.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

More information coming soon!

Dad's Night Out!

New to this year, Dad's Night Out is a bi-monthly evening out for Collingwood dads looking to get to know other dads.

Come out to have a drink, friendly conversation and a few good laughs.

For more info contact Reem at cwconnection2@mycw.org