Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Turkey Pot Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 8


  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup onion chopped
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.75 cups chicken broth
  • 1.33 cups milk
  • 4 cups turkey meat chopped into cubes
  • 1 pie crust top and bottom


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cook the mushrooms in a saucepan over medium heat until tender.
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the onion until translucent.
  • Mix in the flour and spices. Slowly add chicken broth and milk, and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until thickened.
  • Stir in the vegetables and turkey.
  • Fill a 9 inch pie with the thickened sauce. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Poutine Recipe


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 3



  • 1/2 bag frozen french fries
  • 1/2 bag cheese curds


  • 1.5 tbsp brown Bisto
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 300 mL beef broth
  • 150 mL chicken broth
  • Pepper to taste



  • Dissolve the Bisto into the water.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and cook for about 5 minutes, until it is golden brown.
  • Add the beef and chicken broths and boil, stirring with a whisk. Slowly add the Bisto mixture, and boil until thickened.
  • Add pepper to taste.


  • Bake the fries according to the instructions. Bake them until they are a bit crispier than usual.
  • Cut the cheese curds into small pieces. Place some curds on the bottom of a bowl, the add fries, and finally top with more curds.
  • Pour gravy over the curds and cheese.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert


  • 2.25 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.25 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Mix together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix together the melted butter and all the sugar until the lumps are gone.
  • Add the egg, the egg yolk, and the vanilla.
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, adding the chocolate chips.
  • Chill for 3-4 hours in the fridge.
  • Put the dough in small balls (about 45 g) on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes at 325 F. The cookies will be golden brown when ready.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before eating.

Monday, April 6

Hi students!

I hope that you and your family are in good health, and are staying safely socially distant.

Since in-class learning is suspended indefinitely, I will be using Teams to communicate with students in my classes. Teams can be accessed from www.office.com. Your username is [email protected], and the password is the password you use to log onto school computers.

If you are having any problems accessing Teams, please contact me by email to let me know.

I am still waiting to hear exactly what requirements and expectations there will be around classes, assignments, and homework. Once I know that information, I will send it out to you on this channel (“General”) in the class Team.

If you would like to chat or publicly ask a question, you can do so in the “Chit Chat Café” channel. If you type @ followed by a name, you can notify students and teachers that there is a message for them.

Stay safe,

Mr. Renwick

Thursday, April 2

Current Status

Over the past couple of days, everyone should have been contacted by their homeroom teacher, so that Templeton has an email address where we know that teachers can contact you.

You should reply to the email as soon as possible, and by Friday (tomorrow) at 9 a.m. by the latest.

The VSB has put up a video about a day in the STEM 9 classroom. Check it out! The VSB is also still providing lunches, so if you need a lunch you can still get a bagged lunch to go.

Next Steps

Everyone at the school has been working hard all week to figure out how to deliver online classes. Today, we received a set of broad instructions, which stated that we “should  not try to replicate what we do in our schools and classrooms”. This is a relief to me, because I do not know how science students would be able to run experiments and collect data without access to any of the necessary tools and materials. Furthermore, “continued learning opportunities” is only the 4th most important principle guiding the VSB’s response. In order, the priorities are:

1. Ensure the health and safety of students, staff and communities

2. Communicate thoughtfully, transparently and in a timely manner

3. Provide connections to ensure students feel valued and have a sense of belonging and community

4. Continued learning opportunities so that all students can successfully transition to their next phase of learning

What class looks like will vary from teacher to teacher. The VSB has been providing training to teachers with giving assignments in Microsoft Teams.

Lastly, we have been told to keep in mind that students “may have less time to do their schoolwork, not more”, and that we should “not expect students to do the same amount of work they would have done if you would have
had them face-to-face with you”.

COVID-19 Update

BC’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO) says there is evidence that our social distancing measures have begun to “flatten the curve” of infection, but the number of cases is still increasing daily.

March 30, 2020

There is an important message from Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of the VSB, where she says that we are “going one week at a time, as circumstances evolve”. Some important quotes:

Hoffman hopes on Wednesday and Thursday (April 1 and 2), staff will begin to touch base with students and families about what resources parents will need, and whether anything should be picked up from their child’s school.

“We will then arrange for times – in small groups – for individuals to come into schools to pick up what it is that they need in order to have learning resources at home and at their fingertips,” she adds.

Hoffman says teachers will then start to plan, which will take time. School staff will also begin reaching out to students who usually access basic nutrition through meal plans at schools. Those students, who are amongst the most vulnerable, will be able to pick-up a meal at their school.

The Templeton School staff had an online staff meeting today using Microsoft Teams, and discussed a bit about how we can teach our classes online.

If you have a device with Internet access, you may want to get familiar with Teams, because it looks like it will be a big part of how teachers at Templeton will be sending/receiving assignments to/from students.

Mass communication to parents will be done through MyEdBC, and also available at the Templeton website.

Update: Here is a link to Microsoft’s documentation to help students use Teams.

March 22, 2020

COVID-19 update:  Mike Judge, creator of King of the Hill, demonstrates social distancing. It has been nice to see people in Vancouver mostly following the guidelines, staying at least 6 feet away from each other, in checkout lines and walking around on the sidewalk. It is important to remember that the effect of social distancing won’t be seen for about 2 weeks, as most of the people who are testing positive today were likely infected one to two weeks ago.

Italy is now the epicentre of the pandemic, with over 700 new deaths yesterday. They are locking down the country even further, including the following measures:

But the Italian government appears intent on making more or less everyone stay in doors as much as possible at any cost.

Police squads in Rome were checking documents and fining those outside without a valid excuse.

Those who were out shopping were forced to wait in line at the entrance to make sure the store was filled with only a handful of people at a time.

Those who were out jogging were asked to limit their runs to laps around the block.

And those who were out for a walk were fined if they broke the rules and wandered into a park or stopped to take pictures of historic scenes of a city without any people.

In the UK, the PM is saying that they are only a “matter of weeks-two or three-behind Italy”.

Canada is likely on a similar trajectory, although we have more warning, so our social distancing and health care system preparations have more time to work.