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Parents

Attendance 

Please phone or email the school if your child will be late or absent.

In the message leave the following information: 

student's name

grade

teacher

time

reason they will be away or late

in the event that we have not heard from you, we will attempt to reach you or call the emergency contact.

HongDe Elementary expects students to attend school regularly.

School Bus

School Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off Cities 

We provide school bus service for the following three cities:
  • Vancouver
  • Richmond 
  • Burnaby

Volunteer 

We welcome volunteers in the classroom, on field trips and with certain activities at school.

Parent Testimonials

Jacob and his parents

Jacob’s Parents

Our son Jacob is in the 4th grade at HongDe. He started attending HongDe at the beginning of the 3rd grade when we moved from Taiwan to Canada.

HongDe teachers and staff were so welcoming and supportive of Jacob’s adjustment to Canada and Jacob’s efforts to learn English. We are so pleased that Jacob has been able to maintain and further develop his Mandarin language skills while also learning English. The small class sizes, cultural programs, and very dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and staff have made HongDe school such a special experience for our son. He looks forward to attending school every day.

Thank you HongDe!

Josephine Wong, mother of Leona

I highly recommend HongDe as an excellent Mandarin bilingual elementary school. The school’s program provides students with the opportunity to become fluent in both Mandarin and English, and the emphasis on character development is impressive.

The teachers at HongDe are highly qualified and genuinely caring, and they create a positive environment that encourages students to thrive. Overall, HongDe is a great choice for families seeking a top-quality education that prioritizes both language and character development.

Lucy Huang, mother of Eve Huang

When my daughter first attended HongDe, she did not speak English very well and it was her first time very excited and somewhat anxious about all the new things to discover and experience at school. All teachers and staff are very helpful and well prepared to help children and families. My daughter always came back home with a smile and enjoyed going to school. After one year studying in HongDe , my daughter can speak both English and Mandarin very well.

In HongDe, all parents and staff work closely together to make the children’s experience fun, creative and meaningful during the school year. The teachers are very supportive and flexible in their approach in regard to teaching. The class sizes are small and not oversized. Moreover, they have a great Mandarin class with fabulous teachers who are very patient with my daughter.

I would like to express my appreciation that as a parent. I am very happy with the support and efforts the teachers in HongDe elementary are taking for my daughter. I appreciate it and thank all the teachers and the principal for making the class work out very well.

To everyone in HongDe, to all the staff: thank you for everything!!!

Roksolana Prudyus, mother of Zlata

My daughter Zlata is already a 4th grader. It’s her second school year at HongDe Elementary and I cannot express how happy I am with our school.

Zlata was born in Ukraine and we moved to Canada when she was five. She didn’t know English, not to mention Chinese. So I am impressed with how fast she started using English fluently and with her progress in Mandarin.

What I appreciate most is the kindness and professionalism of the school staff and teachers. They pay attention to every little detail of the kids’ personalities, helping them to succeed in the best way, and guiding them through new knowledge and social interactions.

Thank you, HongDe!

Alva Li, mother of Henry Leong

Henry was born in Calgary and we moved to Vancouver last year for the purpose of Henry’s Chinese development. My husband doesn’t speak any Chinese, and learning Chinese is important to our family. Surprisingly we are very impressed by the school, not just for how excellent Henry’s reading and speaking skills are now.

But most importantly, all teachers and administrative staff are very loving and passionate about their work. Henry is very fortunate to be able to grow in such a loving and caring environment. Within a year in HongDe Elementary School, Henry has developed his self-confidence and competency. Academically, Henry is supported by professional teachers, interactive workshops such as baking and cooking classes; arts & music, as well as a lot of outdoor activities. School board is also very supportive about teaching Chinese virtues which I personally think is very important for a child to learn to be kind, respectful and polite.

I will continue to recommend HongDe Elementary School to all of my friends and family.

Rose Pham, mother of Stephen Duong Nguyen

I am the mother of Stephen Duong Nguyen, a student of grade 1 in HongDe Elementary School.
Everything about school are amazing. Stephen loves this school. He loves all teachers and I am so happy about that.

Every morning he was excited to go to school to learn new things, play with friends.

He is so proud of himself that he can learn Mandarin and is super interested in reading, math and dance!

School Services Provided

Student Activities

School Community

We’re proud of our school and like to share our spirit. 

Assemblies

School wide virtue assemblies are held monthly. Students from each class is recognized for the Virtue of the Month.

Library

We have a library system. Students could sign out Mandarin and English books.

Hot Lunch Program

We provide hot lunch through 2 vendors, LovinLunch and Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online.

Health & Wellness Resources

We believe in a whole-school approach to health and wellness, focused on: healthy eating; healthy relationships; physical activity; and positive mental health.


Illness & Medical

Accidents

In the event of an accident, the supervising teacher will take immediate actions as necessary and inform the principal as soon as possible. The principal will take charge and inform the parent/guardian and receive instructions as soon as possible.

Parents or guardians requesting school assistance with their child’s medical needs must speak to the principal and are required to complete special forms.


Resources

We recognize that the mental health of everyone has been impacted during this difficult time. It is critical now more than ever that our students have the tools to reconnect with themselves.


Kids Help Phone

Students in Canada who need to talk to a counsellor outside of Health and Wellness Counsellor’s office hours, please text or call Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868, which is available 24/7 and is anonymous and confidential.



General Services for children and teens in BC:

Mental Health Support in BC

Child & Youth Mental Health

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

 

Articles about Anxiety:

Learning about anxiety in children

How to talk to your child about anxiety

 

How to Support Your child:

Anger

Anxiety

 

How to connect with your child:
https://bouncebackparenting.com/best-ways-to-connect-in-10-minutes/
https://onetimethrough.com/joyful-ways-to-connect/
https://parentswithconfidence.com/10-easy-ways-bond-child-even-theres-no-time-day/


Does my child need therapy?

https://copingskillsforkids.com/does-my-child-need-more-help

Food and Nutrition

Morning snack and lunches: Please send your child with a healthy, nut-free morning snack every day.

Allergies:
Please ensure that teachers are aware of all severe allergies and the actions to be taken should your child have an allergic reaction.  

School Supervision

During School Supervision 

Every student at HongDe Elementary will be under the supervision of at least one teacher or staff member at all times during the school day.

If a student and staff member need to meet privately, all reasonable effort will be made to allow for the meeting to take place in a location where a third person outside of the room has visual contact. 

Two teachers will supervise students in designated areas during the lunch period.

Support HongDe  

How to Make a Donation 

There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge.