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Dear VCE Families,

 

Hard to believe February is here! Thank you to everyone for helping us stay safe at school during this time. Just a friendly reminder to come and go without gathering with other families on school grounds. We need to make sure we are following our covid-19 plans which includes being a closed campus.

 

We have had a great week of literacy activities thanks to Ms. Black, the leadership students and all the staff and students that participated! Check out our entertaining VCE collaborative story below.

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Sarah Hain

Principal of Valleycliffe Elementary

 
 
VCE Collaborative Story:

 

Valleycliffe students, Kindergarten to Grade 6 wrote a developing narrative. Each class took turns adding to the story. It was a fabulous experience and a very funny result. Well done, Valleycliffe! 


Once upon a time, there were some pugs living in…..a cave in the Valleycliffe forest! The pugs liked joking around. One pug said to the group, “What do you call a number 9 that’s late? A number 9 not on time!” 


The cave had an eyeball door knocker. A funny clown with a red squishy nose showed up to the cave and knocked on the eyeball knocker. Burnaby the pug opened the door and said, “What do you think you’re doing here?” The clown said, ……“Oh pickles, I was just wondering if I could set up a circus here at your cave in Valleycliffe forest?” 


“Why don’t we let you have a little time here and see if we can make an agreement if you can set up a circus”, said the Pug. 

The clown got started putting on the circus and the Pug made a pickle party AND a banana party on the side. 


The zoo animals showed up and the clown fed them pickles from the party before they started performing….


Meanwhile, Burnaby’s friends, Jamal the pug and Jaquavus the Chicken Ninja were climbing a tree in the forest when a big spider landed on Jaquavus’ face. 


JimmyBobJoe the squirrel, and Justin the Turtle came to help but fell out of the tree and landed on the trampoline during the performance. At the same, Jaquavus flew down and began fencing with one of the clowns. 


All of a sudden one of the pug dogs noticed that their friend Cookie was trapped. A hunter from the next village over had come to the Valleycliffe forest and trapped him. He was trapped in a banana trap. The reason it is a banana trap is because the bananas were eaten by Cookie and he went right into the trap. His friends are very upset. The hunter took Cookie to the village where he was from. The hunter trapped Cookie in his house and wanted to use him to get an iPhone from the clown’s the next morning, like a trade. 


That night the other Pug’s had to sneak in to try and save Cookie. They climbed over the roof, snuck down the chimney, and rescued Cookie by using a key they found on the ground next to the trapdoor. 


Suddenly, the hunters returned. The hunters grabbed the pugs by their tails and tied the tails all together and dragged them into their car. The hunters drove them to the dog pound. The people at the dog pound felt sad about the poor pugs all tied together, and gave them a sleeping potion so they could get some rest. 


In the morning, the people at the pound untied the tails and set them free. 


But unfortunately, the people at the pound weren’t as nice as the pugs thought. They were actually sending them into a trap because they were allergic to the pugs. Luckily, Cookie was brave and used her sharp teeth to bite and sink her teeth into the trappers legs and hip. 


The relieved Pugs looked and saw a museum nearby and a dominus rex, the dinosaur from Jurassic World, coming to save them. They ran with the dinosaurs, but where they were headed was right  towards a volcano erupting and they were about to run straight into it. 


However, for some reason there was a hoverboard ready to take them off land. When they got into the air, there was a giant donut that….exploded !!….


The pugs started digging in and munching the little pieces of half chocolate/half vanilla sprinkled dipped donuts. Strangely, they fell asleep soon afterwards. However, a small strawberry donut continued to fall on Burnaby the Pug, woke him up and turned him into SuperDonut Man. Justin the Turtle came out of the volcano on his flying Lamborghini. Soon they noticed that the flying Lamborghini was fireproof because they drove right through the lava.


Finally the Lamborghini landed in a mansion and it exploded blowing up the whole entire mansion. Just when the circus people thought all hope was lost, the pugs strolled very slowly and dramatically out of the building.


The End!

 
 
Mark
Feb 5 - Last day to order Valentine's Day treats (see info below)
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day (cards only, no gifts or treats please!)
Feb 15 - Family Day
Feb 24 - Pink Shirt Day
Mar 1 - Pro-D Day
 
 
Kindergarten Registration:

 

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021/2022 school year is OPEN! We have a slightly different process this year in that an appointment will need to be made with the office prior to bringing by paperwork. Please review the registration steps here: https://www.sd48seatosky.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1109682&type=d&pREC_ID=1376621

 

Once your registration information is complete, please contact Shelby at 604-892-9394 to arrange a time come in to the school and register your student.

 

 

 

PAC-tivities 

 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next meeting will be Monday, February 8th at 7PM. The PAC will be meeting will be held via zoom, here is the link to join the meeting:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85947691421?pwd=Vk5mUHdESTBWMm1JajI4dWZCbFpjZz09

 

Minutes from previous meetings are available under the PAC Tab at:

https://www.sd48valleycliffe.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1094514&type=d&pREC_ID=1369577

 

PAC Fundraiser:


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Today is the last day to order Valentine’s Day treats! Please order on-line at https://valleycliffepac.hotlunches.net/admin/

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Stephanie Towers kaos_steph@outlook.com or Jennifer Bayley jmbayley@icloud.com

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February Birthdays:

 

We want to wish a happy birthday to all of our students born in February! To celebrate, each student got to choose a birthday book today.

 

 

Snow Day Fun!!

 

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Folie En Rouge will be held virtually this year! This event is usually held in person for the Squamish community of Grade 4-6’s. This year will be held online for everyone. Help support local restaurants and do take out that night too.

 

Household tickets are $10 and can be purchased through this link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-live-folie-en-rouge-friday-night-dance-party-tickets-138339843195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCH

 

For Immediate Release | February 2, 2021  

 

VCH reminds residents to plan ahead before visiting COVID-19 test collection sites


Vancouver, BC – Since Nov. 16, all residents in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region are offered two options for COVID-19 test collection: either saline gargle or nasopharyngeal swab when they visit certain COVID-19 test collection sites. However, test collectors are reporting some recipients arrive unprepared for the saline gargle test collection, excluding this as a viable testing option.

 

VCH advises members of the public who wish to use the COVID-19 saline gargle device to avoid eating, drinking, vaping or smoking, brushing their teeth or chewing gum for at least one hour prior to taking this test. Research has shown this is necessary to ensure the test provides an accurate and reliable result.

 

To properly complete the gargle test collection, recipients must swish and gargle saline water in their mouth for 30 seconds under the supervision of a test administrator.

 

Saline gargle collection is currently available at 14 test collection sites across urban and rural VCH communities, and accounts for just over 30 per cent of all COVID-19 tests performed in the region.

 

Test collection sites, listed on the VCH website, where the gargle test collection is available include:

  • Three Bridges Test Collection Centre
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Honoria Conway at St. Vincent’s
  • DTES COVID-19 Test Collection Centre
  • North Vancouver Test Collection Centre (ICBC Capilano Claims Centre)
  • Richmond Test Collection Centre (jetSET parking lot)
  • Richmond Test Collection Centre (Richmond Hospital)
  • Squamish Assessment Centre
  • Pemberton Health Centre
  • Whistler Health Care Centre
  • Sechelt Assessment Centre
  • Powell River Test Collection Centre at the Recreation Complex (drive through)
  • W. Large Hospital
  • Bella Coola General Hospital

 

The Public Health Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Children’s Hospital and Provincial Lab Medicine services – all programs of PHSA – worked together to develop the gargle test at the start of the pandemic to relieve supply chain demand for swabs for nasopharyngeal sample collection. During the test’s pilot program, laboratory and medical staff found the test was also an easier and more comfortable option for children and their parents and caregivers. The saline gargle devices were first offered to school-aged children in the VCH region on Sept. 17, before it was later extended to all residents in November.

 

B.C. was the first province in Canada to offer this test collection option to its residents as part of its COVID-19 test collection protocol.

 

The BCCDC has published a simple video guide for parents and caregivers which demonstrates how they can practice with their child from home, before they arrive at a COVID-19 test collection site. A video with guidance for adults has also been created. VCH advises waiting at least two hours between practicing and doing the actual test collection to avoid affecting test results.

 

VCH continues to advise anyone with cold or flu like symptoms to use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if they require assessment or testing for the virus. The wait times for test collection is also available for those planning to get tested.

 

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CONTACT:

Rachel Galligan

Communications Leader, Public Health

Vancouver Coastal Health

Cell: 236-833-5618

Email: rachel.galligan@vch.ca

Happy New Year Valleycliffe Families!

 

I hope this message finds you well rested and ready for new possibilities. Although things are still a bit different, I hope that you are finding time to reflect on this past year and find the joy in the little things that helped us get through an uncertain time. Let’s take gratitude and appreciation into the new year to set us up for a positive year ahead.

 

We are excited to be back and we are looking forward to all the great learning opportunities the teachers have planned. Welcome back everyone!new year

 

Sincerely,

Sarah Hain

VCE Principal

 

 

 

Upcoming Parent Survey:

 

School District No. 48 principals and vice principals look forward to receiving feedback as part of their ongoing professional growth planning. I am currently seeking feedback through various surveys, interviews, and observations. A school district representative will be collecting the survey results and conducting the interviews. As part of that process, the school district will also be interviewing a sample of students. The input collected will be collated and summarized, without identifying individuals, and will be shared back with me toward my professional growth planning. As well, a district representative will be meeting with the Parent Advisory Council for further parent input. Next week a survey link will be sent to families of VCE to help support me in my role as principal.

 

We thank you in advance for your participation in this process. Your feedback is appreciated.

 

 

PROPHETIC WOMEN VOICES | CALENDAR

Jan 11 - PAC meeting via Zoom at 7pm

Jan 11 - Grade 5 MDI Survey opens

Jan 11 - 15 - Parent Survey available 

Jan 12 - French Immersion Parent Information Session

Jan 18 - Grade 4 FSA's opens

Jan 19 - Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 school year opens

Jan 29 - Pro-D day (no school for students)

  

 

Kindergarten Registration:

 

Kindergarten Registration will open on January 19th this year. Due to COVID-19, the school district is providing an online webform for parents and guardians to begin the registration process. This will avoid lineups for French Immersion and provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to book and appointment to visit the school to complete registration as there are some requirements in terms of documents and paper work.

 

All updates and registration information can be found at this link:

 

https://www.sd48seatosky.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1109682&type=d&pREC_ID=1376422

 

SD48 offers Early French Immersion Programming in the Squamish area at Ecole Squamish Elementary School and Ecole Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School at Kindergarten and grade 1 entry points. If you are interested in learning more about the French Immersion program, please review the information at this link:

 

https://www.sd48seatosky.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1109682&type=d&pREC_ID=1376434

 

 

A glimpse into some of the learning opportunities ahead throughout VCE:new year

 

Outdoor Classroom Inquiry Project

What is Beauty Speech Event

Local Landforms Inquiry

Reading Link Challenge

Global Poverty Project

Goal Setting

Energy Project

 

 

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With wind storms and snow, we want to share a friendly reminder about school closures related to extreme weather conditions.

 

Please be advised that unless there is significant damage to a school site or similar
circumstance making it impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat), schools will remain OPEN.

 

In the unlikely event that there is a school closure, the School District will do its best to
communicate this by 7:00 am. The School District website and Twitter feed will have messages posted early in the morning, as well as individual school websites. Our media partners, such as Mountain FM also assists us with radio announcements and social media alerts. 

 

If no closures are announced, schools will be open to safely receive students. 

 

Despite each of our communities having snow removal equipment and sanders, occasionally transportation can be a challenge for our bus fleet. Our aim remains to advise families as early in the morning as possible when some busses are not operating. As we do not want to have students left standing on the side of a road waiting for a bus in the morning, we endeavor to provide warnings the evening before whenever possible.

 

Parents are responsible for taking their children to and from school safely each day. If you do not feel you can safely take your child to school, please notify the school office first thing in the morning, so your school quickly knows that your child is safe.

 

The school day may look somewhat different under these extreme conditions, but our intention, as always, will be to provide a great day of learning at each school.

 

We hope that this letter serves to provide our community with some common understanding of planning for extreme weather conditions and road closures.

 

Thank you, and please stay safe.

 

 

PAC-tivities 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next meeting will be Monday, January 11th at 7pm. The PAC will be meeting will be held via zoom, please join the meeting with this link:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89492325808?pwd=dHl2bkRUdlhwbUlTYWZwTzZ2K0RTZz09

Minutes from previous meetings are available under the PAC Tab at:

 

https://www.sd48valleycliffe.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1094514&type=d&pREC_ID=1369577

 

PAC Fundraiser:

 

The PAC held an on-line auction in December and would like to thank everyone that generously participated. We raised $4,849.00!!

 

 

VCE Curriculum Update:

 

A new year, a good time to review VCE school goals!

 

If students feel safe to engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, to develop an understanding of self, identity, and community, then they will enhance their critical thinking skills and have a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world around them.

 

Our school learning plan focuses on the competency of thinking critically and the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement goals of creating a sense of belonging, connectedness, and responsibility in the learning environment and community. 

 

Our focus is on creating a school of learners that engage in literacy activities in meaningful ways with an emphasis on critical thinking. We do this by building a strong and connected school community with student wellness at the forefront.

 

Our definition: Critical thinking involves making judgments based on reasoning - students consider options; analyze these using specific criteria; and draw conclusions and make judgments.

 

 

January Birthdays:

 

balloonsWe want to wish a happy birthday to all of our students born in January! To celebrate, each student got to choose a birthday book today. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear VCE Families,
 
Wow, can you believe it is December? Thank you to everyone for contributing to a successful first term at VCE even during extraordinary times. I am so honoured to be part of the VCE community and impressed by the resilience of our students as we have had to navigate school in new ways this year. We are looking forward to the next two weeks of learning and holiday fun at VCE, stay tuned!
 
Please take some time to go through the monthly update as there are some important tidbits to review.
 
Sincerely, 
Sarah Hain
VCE Principal
 
 
PROPHETIC WOMEN VOICES | CALENDAR
 
December 4 - 13 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
December 9 - Early Dismissal at 2pm
December 10 - Early Dismissal at 2pm
December 11 - Community Christmas Care pick-up
December 18 - Last day of school before Winter Break
January 4 - Back to School
 

Reminders:

 

  • Please remember during this time, VCE is a closed campus. Please pack lunches and extra clothing etc., so we can avoid more traffic throughout the day.

 

  • Need your help! We are going through a lot of plastic cups and we are trying to reduce waste. Please pack a water bottle each day for your child so we can do our part to minimize the amount of waste at VCE.

 

 

 

Upcoming cohort change in January:

 

ZonesFirst I would like to thank everyone for working with us during this time and being understanding with the protocols in place to keep everyone safe at school. One of the ways in which we can be at school is with cohorts and zones on the playground to reduce capacity and large groups in the same space. I appreciate our families working with us on this as I know this is hard when not all peers and siblings get to play together. We know this can be tricky but is something that is important to have in place right now. To create new connections and bring different peers together again, we will be switching our cohort groups with our return to school on January 4th, 2021. We recognize there is no scenario that will please all of our students but we need to remember that this isn’t forever. We are doing our very best to work within our new parameters and we will continue to do so.

 

January Cohorts

Mrs. Jajic & Ms. Dawson

Ms. Peterson & Ms. Crighton

Mr. Prescott & Mrs. Bourdon/Brant

Ms. Jones/Doherty & Mrs. Nunn

Ms. Roy & Ms. Dufty

 

These groups will share the same outside zones and can work together in other settings as well. Please understand that we will need to stick to these cohorts and will re-assess later in the year again. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time.

 

Community Christmas Care | St. John the Divine Anglican Church

We are collecting donations for Community Christmas Care. If you are able to donate, please send money or unwrapped toys to school with your child before December 11th. We will make sure people in our community receive them. 

 

Parking Sign W/ Arrow Parking Lot SignOur parking lot is a very busy place both before and after school! Please be sure to park in a parking spot and turn your car off if you will be leaving it unattended. Safety for students, parents and staff is our main concern so please bring your patience during pick up and drop off.

 

Communicating Student Learning Update:

 

In order to gradually transition toward a modernized approach for CSL, the Board of Education has approved a transition plan where some changes will be made to the way all K-9 teachers communicate with you about student learning. The first significant change is that we will now be using the provincial report card format in MyEducation BC, which is our electronic student demographic system. The second change is that all K-9 teachers will be using the four point proficiency scale instead of letter grades to report out on student learning. It is important to point out that parents may still request letter grades during the regular reporting periods of December, March and June if desired in grades 4-6 at VCE. As part of the transition, we are getting away from set reporting times and instead sharing evidence as the learning unfolds. Your teacher will let you know when to expect your child’s progress report and when conferencing will take place.

 

For the first report, parents will receive a paper copy as well as access to the online MyEd report. In the coming weeks you will receive information on how to set up your access to the MyEd parent portal. PLEASE make sure you sign up as soon as you receive the information, as moving forward this is how you will access your future points of progress/ reports (no more paper copy). Of course if a family does not have access to the internet, we will provide what you need.

 

Please reach out to your teacher with any questions you may have around communicating student learning.

 

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair:Online Scholastic Book Fair Happening NOW!

 

VCE will be hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair! You can start your shopping by following this link: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5154026.

Scholastic is offering free shipping if you order on Family Night which will be Wednesday, December 10th from 6-8pm. 

 

 

PAC-tivities 

PAC Meeting:

 

The next meeting will be Monday, January 11th. Minutes from previous meetings are available under the PAC Tab at https://www.sd48valleycliffe.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1094514&type=d&pREC_ID=1369577

 

PAC Fundraiser:

 

The PAC has organized an on-line auction running now until Dec 6th at 8:00pm. Check out the items for auction here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132400507473504/?ref=share

 

Thank you VCE for supporting our Art Cards and Purdy's fundraiser! These funds will go towards an outdoor structure.

 

Implementation Day:

 

VCE staff participated in Implementation Day on November 20th. Please click on the UNDERLINED part of the link below to have a look at the work we did!!

 

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Art Starts at VCE - Virtual Activities! 

 

Our students will be participating in virtual Art Starts this school year. Check out the artists we have chosen:

 

Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own Bollywood star. A charismatic performer, choreographer and instructor, she has used her one-of-a-kind Bollywood talent to entertain audiences at festivals, theatres and schools across Canada. In 2014, her love for Bollywood took her to the screens in Mumbai as a two-time finalist on Omni TV’s
reality show, Bollywood Star. Karima showcased at ArtStarts in 2018 and has performed 100+ shows and dance residencies in B.C. schools. Karima is currently completing her Education Assistance certification and interested in exploring how dance can help improve socio-emotional skills in children with autism.

 

Kung Jaadee is a professional storyteller, educator, author, singer, drummer and dancer belonging to the X_aayda (Haida), x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam) and S?wx_wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. For nearly 30 years, she has performed traditional Haida legends teaching universal messages about loving ourselves and others, while also sharing personal stories about her clan's survival of the smallpox epidemic and the history and hardships of her people. She has performed at hundreds of events, schools and festivals across Canada and is a published author of several essays, short stories, textbooks and children's books, including her popular books Raven's Feast and Gifts from Raven.

 

Gratitude Board:

 

GratitudeStudents and staff have been posting what they are grateful for on our Gratitude Board. We have a lot of people in this building grateful for family! 

 

A simple “Hey, I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate you and all of your efforts” email goes a long way. Email a teacher today =)

 

A big shout out to our VCE PAC –we are grateful for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Birthdays:

 

balloonsWe want to wish a happy birthday to all of our students born in December! To celebrate, each student got to choose a birthday book today. 

 

Dear VCE Families,

 

November 8th is National Aboriginal Veterans’ Day. This is a day of remembrance and commemoration of the contributions of Indigenous Veterans in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. This Aboriginal Veterans' Day, we would like to express our gratitude for the contributions Indigenous Veterans have made to Canada and the world.

 

Here is a video for more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdY3BoEgdNU

 

 

Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. People remember those who were lost in the war by holding a two-minute silence and by wearing a red poppy. We would like to express our gratitude for all of the contributions our Veterans made to Canada.

 

Stay tuned for some great ways our school and leadership students will be sharing their learning next week.

UPDATE: Communicating Student Learning –Reporting & Assessing

 

For the last four years, School District No. 48 has engaged in a Board of Education approved pilot project on Communicating Student Learning (CSL). This pilot project involved using timely descriptive feedback on student learning throughout the school year, rather than just on the three traditional report cards. The project also used a four point proficiency scale in grades 4-7 instead of letter grades. Last year this was expanded to grade 9. Some of you may have had children involved in this pilot project. Over the four years, we have gathered feedback from parents and teachers and have been refining the project design, using the feedback. We have also been working with the Ministry of Education, along with thirteen other school districts on a Provincial pilot project on CSL.

 

In order to gradually transition toward this modernized approach for CSL, the Board of Education has approved a transition plan where some changes will be made to the way all K-9 teachers communicate with you about student learning. The first significant change is that we will now be using the Provincial report card format in MyEducation BC, which is our electronic student demographic system. The second change is that all K-9 teachers will be using the four point proficiency scale instead of letter grades to report out on student learning. It is important to point out that parents may still request letter grades during the regular reporting periods of December, March and June if desired.

 

Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you with more specific information on their plans for communicating about your child’s learning progress. It is very important to us that parents and guardians understand that you can contact your child’s teacher at any time during the school year with any questions pertaining to your child’s learning.

 

In VCE News:

 

We have been learning about trauma-sensitive classrooms and would like to share the book we have been diving into this year: Fostering Resilient Learners –Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall.

 

Grounded in research, this book helps you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors –a mental health therapist and a veteran principal –provide proven reliable strategies to help:

 

  • Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom
  • Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels
  • Adopt a strength-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles
  • Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish

 

 

Sarah Hain

Principal of Valleycliffe Elementary

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dates to Remember:
 
November 8 - Aboriginal Veterans' Day
November 11 - Remembrance Day (Stat Holiday)
November 12 - Virtual Meeting - VCE Goals 
November 16 - Photo Retakes Day
November 20 - Implementation Day - No School for Students
November 24 - Hot Lunch Orders Due
December 3 - Hot Lunch Day
December 9 - Early Dismissal at 2pm
December 10 - Early Dismissal at 2pm
December 18 - Last Day of School before Winter Break

 

PAC-tivities:
 
Next Meeting is Monday, November 23, 2020.
 
Updates and meeting minutes are located on the PAC page of our website.
 
The Staff at VCE are very grateful to our helpful PAC. Thank you for being an important part of the story here at VCE!!
 
 
 

We want to connect with you on our school goals!

 

To get us started, here is our goal statement for VCE this year:  

 

If students feel safe to engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, to develop an understanding of self, identity, and community, then they will enhance their critical thinking skills and have a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the world around them.

 

Our focus is creating a school of learners that engage in literacy activities in meaningful ways with an emphasis on critical thinking. We do this by building a strong and connected school community with student wellness at the forefront.

 

I would like to extend an invitation to all parents interested in learning more about how we are working to achieve these goals. There will also be an opportunity for you to provide input or ideas of your own.

 

If you are interested, please join us on a virtual Google Meet on Thursday, November 12th at 4:30pm for about 45 minutes.

 

The link to attend the meeting is: meet.google.com/zsv-fmxh-mix

 

Looking forward to connecting!

 

We have an updated Code of Conduct. Please review with your families, the Code of Conduct can be found here: