September 1, 2016                                                  

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As the summer quickly comes to a close I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Charlotte DeBruyn and I will be the new principal of Yarrow Community School.  I have previously been a principal at McCammon Traditional School, and this is my seventh year opening a school as a principal. 

I am very excited to be part of this community and I bring my enthusiasm and love for learning with me.  I have been in the Chilliwack School District for 23 years and have taught in various schools around the district; Kindergarten through to Grade Seven.   I already know a lot of the staff and look forward to working with this amazing team.  I look forward to getting to know all the families and each and every student.  Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

I believe that a good relationship between the home and school does much to ensure the success of each child.  I share the same ultimate goal.  I want your child to be happy at school and live up to his or her potential socially and academically.

The school goals this year:

To improve student achievement and well-being through high quality instruction

To improve literacy skills for all students

To improve thinking skills for all students

To improve social responsibility demonstrated by all students

We will work hard and are committed to improving students’ growth in all these areas.  We have high expectations for each student and will work together so that they can reach new heights.  This means that we all have a responsibility to do our part in making Yarrow Community Elementary School positive, safe and a great place to be.

The start of the year is always exciting; communication is the key to successful relationships.  I encourage all families to keep updated by checking our school website.  It provides such information as General Routines and Expectations, Newsletters, Calendar, Parent Links and a variety of other important information.   You can even e-mail us through this link.

Once again we look forward to having your family as part of our school community.  We look forward to an exciting year or great possibilities.


 Charlotte DeBruyn



You can find School Supply Sheets under the Parent Information side tab for Grades 2-6. For Kindergarten and Grade 1, teachers will purchase the supplies in bulk and will submit a notice for fees in September.



There are updates coming to British Columbia's curriculum - an update based on solid research, classroom successes from around the world, extensive consultations with teachers and education leaders in BC.  Check out the following links for more information.  Letter to Parents, Changes to Provincial Assessment Chart and New Curriculum QAs

Click this link:  Bus Registration 2016/2017 to register for bussing!