French Film Festival 2017, February 23

On February 23rd, students from all 7 French Immersion Elementary schools in the North Vancouver School District will be converging on Cineplex Cinemas Esplanade to take part in CPF North Vancouver’s annual French Film Festival! They will be viewing La guerre des tuques 3D a lively, animated remake of La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), a beloved Québécois live-action film from 1984. A book of the same name was produced to accompany the original film. During Christmas holidays, the children of a small village in Québec split themselves into two groups and begin preparing a week-long snowball war. The rivalry opens up tension among group members, especially leaders Luc and Sophie. The colourful film of course is allegorical: Peace is tough and tedious; war is an easy solution.

Bon cinéma to Écoles Boundary, Braemar, Cleveland, Dorothy Lynas, Larson, Ross Road et Sherwood Park!


“Staying in French” Event, March 2 at École Ross Road

Canadian Parents for French & North Vancouver School District 44 present

Making the transition from Elementary to Secondary in French Immersion

DATE: Thursday March 2, 2017
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: École Ross Road Elementary, 2875 Bushnell Place, North Vancouver

Come find out the benefits of continuing in French Immersion!

  • Everyone welcome, ideal for Grade 6 & 7 students in French Immersion and their families
  • Hear teachers, students and parents, including Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, talk about the benefits of French Immersion
  • Discover resources for supporting French-language learning


French Immersion Review Input Evening – September 28


NVSD is inviting staff, French Immersion students currently in Grades 6-11 and their parents to attend a French Immersion Review Input Evening on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave).  At this meeting the District French Immersion Review Committee will present an overview of the 2016 French Immersion Review consultation process and the recommendations it will present to the Board of Education on October 18, 2016.

If you are a French Immersion parent in North Vancouver, please try to attend this meeting! It is very important that the District French Immersion Review Committee hears your views on the proposed recommendations for the French Immersion program.

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