Mission Statement

Welcome to the community of Diamond Vale Elementary where we strive to "Be the Best We Can Be"!  Working together with our parent community, we strive to offer each child a safe and supportive environment in which to foster the intellectual development of each child, develop and strengthen talents and build the skills necessary for a happy and productive life.  We aim to educate the hearts and minds of our school community.

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A few reminders …

  • Please make sure that you call the school when your child is going to be absent.
  • It is important that you update the school when your contact information changes.
  • Please call  prior to 2:00pm if you have a message for your child regarding after school pick-up.
  • As students are dismissed at the outside doors, parents please wait outside to avoid hallway congestion.
  • Please call the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher.

Bell Schedule:

First:      8:25  am

Recess:  10:10-10:25 am

Lunch:   12:05-1:00 pm

End:       2:30 pm

News and Events

Parent Advisory Committee

Diamond Vale PAC is looking for more parents to help out!  If you are interested in becomming part our PAC, please let us know!! email either kmcgifford@365.sd58.bc.ca or lyurkowski@365.sd58.bc.ca Thank you! [more]

BASIC Supply list for September

Please only purchase these supplies (click link) for September.  Your child's teacher will then give a list of what else it is that they will need.   Have a great Summer!      Basic Supply list [more]

Contact us:

Principal:  Mr. Kevin McGifford

Secretary:  Mrs. Lori Yurkowski

Phone:  250-378-2514

Address:  2675 Coldwater Ave, Merritt, BC V1K 1B2

School Calendar

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Cross Country at Central 11:15 am
Cross Country at Central
Sep 21 @ 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Diamond Vale Cross Country Run
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K.A. Holt Author Visit 8:40 pm
K.A. Holt Author Visit
Sep 25 @ 8:40 pm – 9:40 pm
K.A. Holt is an author who will be visiting Diamond Vale Elementary.  Please feel free to stop by and learn about the wonderful world of being an author!!
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PAC Meeting 2:30 pm
PAC Meeting @ Parent Advisory Committee
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Diamond Vale Open House 5:00 pm
Diamond Vale Open House
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Please join us for our open house which is scheduled for September 26th from 5:00-6:15 pm.  We will be serving a free hot dog and drink, organizing a scavenger hunt for students.  This will be a great time to build community at Diamond Vale. Please email lyurkowski@365.sd58.bc.ca if you wish to attend for the BBQ!!
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Every Child Matters–Orange Shirt Day
Every Child Matters–Orange Shirt Day
Sep 28 all-day
There will be a school assembly and school wide event for this day.  Email Ms. C. Anderson for more details.   canderson@365.sd58.bc.ca
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