Welcome Back to UHill

Dear UHill Parents,

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a fun summer and were able to enjoy the fantastic weather.

School starts on Tuesday, September 3. Students will be in session from 9:00 – 9:45 am. Please be aware that we have over 300 families with students at UHill and only 10 parking spots available for cars at the school.

Why don’t you use the opportunity to walk or ride a bike to school? Kids need daily exercise and the route back and forth to school can be a relaxing time to talk. The sidewalks and bike ways to UHill provide a very safe path to school and less car congestion would reduce everyone’s frustration. UHill offers plenty of bike parking. Last year, I counted more than 100 bikes locked to the rail in front of the school. Let’s see if we can break that record this year.

If you must drive, the University Endowment Lands administration will permit you to park on Acadia Road north of Chancellor Blvd on Sept. 3 and 4. You can then walk down the hill to the school. For details and restrictions, see the email below.

See you on Tuesday,

– Tim Dow

PAC Co-Chair

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kereiff, Patricia CSCD:EX
Date: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Subject: U Hill Parking
To: “uhillpac@gmail.com”

Hi Tim,

This email is to confirm that permission has been given for parents delivering children to University Hill Elementary School to park their vehicles

on Acadia Road (north of Chancellor Boulevard) on:

– the Tuesday following Labour Day, (September 3, 2013) from 7:30 to 11:00 am,

– the Wednesday following Labour Day, (September 4, 2013) from 8:30 to 11:00 am, and

– Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for parent/teacher meetings.

– Vehicles must not:

– park on the “No Parking” side of the street (must park in areas designated “No Parking Except with Permit” only)

– park too close to Chancellor Boulevard, nor blocking view of those entering/exiting Acadia Road

– park in front of fire hydrants

– block driveways of residences along Acadia Road.

These parking arrangements are for the first two days of school and September 26, 2013 only.

FYI – Metro Vancouver Parks has been contacted regarding the blackberry bushes along Hamber Road.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Pat Kereiff

Corporate Administrative Officer

University Endowment Lands

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

5495 Chancellor Boulevard

Vancouver, BC V6T 1E2

Phone: (604) 660-1808

Fax: (604) 660-1874