From the Principal

The strong attendance at meet the teacher night and the pancake breakfast speaks volumes of the level of engagement of our families! Our wonderful school community is the reason that our enrollment continues to grow. 
The staff and students have been enjoying dining alfresco this week however; it does become quite warm on the blacktop in the afternoon. As a result, I am hoping to purchase some frame tents to provide shade during lunch. In the meantime, I would appreciate any donations and/or loans of large (easy to assemble) frame tents for use during lunch.
Lunch Schedule
6th and 7th Grades
  • Lunch: 10:45 am – 11:15 am Recess: Time permitting
3rd, 4th and 5th Grades 
  • Lunch: 11:15 am – 11:35 am Recess: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
1st and 2nd Grades
  • Lunch: 11:45 am – 12:05 pm Recess: 12:05 pm – 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:05 pm – 12:25 pm Recess: 12:25 pm – 12:55 pm
We continue to work to streamline after-school pick-up without compromising the safety of our students. If you have not already done so, pleas pick-up QR codes for your family to expedite the process. QR codes can be picked up in the front office during school hours. 
New Staff
Please join me in welcoming Preciosa Kangudie. Miss Precious will be teaching Kindergarten/1st and 2nd/3rd grade French Immersion classes. Miss Precious will not be at school this week due to a previously scheduled trip however, her comprehensive lesson plans will ensure that her students will receive excellent instruction from her substitute.
Staff Update
Ms. Jade Spurr will be substituting for Ms Yang for the next few weeks as she continues to work through issues with her Visa. Ms. Spurr is a professional teacher from China with more than 26 years of teaching experience. Welcome Spurr Laoshi!
The Week Ahead
  • First Day of School-Kindergarten (9:00 AM start for Kindergarten students)
  • Linger Longer for Kindergarten parents
  • Principal’s Coffee (Location TBA) at 8:30 am
  • Palisade Peaches Fundraiser begins
  • Picture Day-Uniforms Required
  • Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 pm
Thank you again for all of your support! I am looking forward to another great year at GVA-DC!!!
Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA DC