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May Update

Hello VCE Families!
 
I can't believe we are in May! Let's hope that means more sunshine soon please! We had a great turn out of parents at the end of April for our presentation on anxiety. Stay tuned for May & June parent night info coming soon! I wanted to take a minute to acknowledge our PAC and all the hard work they are up to. From fundraising for a playground makeover, an outdoor structure, to getting the word out about Carnival, and so much more, a BIG thank you from us to you!
 
Sincerely,
Sarah Hain
VCE Principal
 
 
Hockey
 
Mark your Calendar
 
May 6 - Professional Development Day (no school)
May 12 - Spirit Day! Crazy Socks and Crazy Clothes
May 13 - Carnival
May 18 - Parenting Presentation - Social Skills K - 3
May 20 - Sports Day
May 23 - Victoria Day (no school)
May 25 - Class Photo Day
 
Earth Week

 

Small Hands

Classroom Learning in Action

This month's spotlight:

Ms. Jajic (Kindergarten)

 

Our class has really been enjoying taking our learning outside.
 
We have been working with Tiffany in the outdoor classroom. We have made seed “bombs” with wildflower seeds, planted a tree and last week students worked hard to dig and plant various flowers and bushes that grow locally. 
 
We are looking forward to getting our hands dirty in the garden with Gaby.
 
Jajic
 

 

Moving?Moving

Are you planning on moving to a new school next year? Please let us know by emailing [email protected] so that we can plan for next year.

 

 
 
Basketball
 
Camp Summit
 
Mama Mia
PAC-tivities
 

Carnival 

May 13th - it is happening.....but not without your help so please sign up to volunteer at:

Valleycliffe Carnival 2022 — Signup Sheet | SignUp.com

 

Mystery Jar Raffle 

Thank you so much for all of the fabulous jar donations!!!  The last chance for students to buy tickets is Monday morning - $1 each.  The winners will be drawn later on Monday.

 

Playground Makeover

The students are working on ideas to give the playground a make-over and add some new equipment.

While they are working on the plans we wanted to kick off some fundraising starting with a returnables/bottle drive.

Drop your recyclables at the express drop off using 604-561-4900 for the VCE PAC or text 604-561-4900 or email [email protected] with your address for pick up.

 

Encorp Pacific (Canada) - Return-It Express

Encorp

 

 

 

HOT LUNCH

 

Don't miss out on this Hot Lunch - White Spot, Booster Juice, and the usual cookies and juice boxes.  Remember - it's by donation!  Hot Lunches - Valleycliffe Elementary PAC   JUNE 2ND Deadline  Late orders can not be accommodated, please contact [email protected] with questions before the deadline.

 

Here’s how to get started…Go to Valleycliffe Hot Lunches Hot Lunches - Valleycliffe Elementary PAC 

 

  • Click on “Click Here to Register” (last year’s accounts have been deleted so you will need to register fresh for this year)

  • Enter Access Code VCHL

  • Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child’s hot lunch order for the upcoming week)

  • Click the “Register Now” button at the botton

  • Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Valleycliffe School

  • Once your child(ren) are registered, click on “Orders”

  • Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)   

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

Want to help out?

 

There will be lots of opportunities to help in the coming months - email [email protected] if you want to learn more about any of these positions or join the FB page @ Valleycliffe Elementary PAC | Facebook

 

Milk and fruit coordinator

Hot lunch helper - be the hero with the pizza!

Fundraising - whether you are a fundraising leader, want to help run one or have new suggestions let us know.

Bottle Drive helper - help fundraise by collecting and dropping off returnables at the depot.

Manual labour - get fresh air and exercise in Outdoor Classroom & Indigenous Trail, we get together 1 - 2 times a year to clean up, plant and weed. 

 

The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 7 at 6pm in the library.

 

Minutes from previous meetings are available under the PAC Tab

 

 

Community Events

 

 

Squamish Youth Triathlon May 15

We are pleased to announce that the Squamish Youth Triathlon is returning in 2022. This year’s event is being held on Sunday, May 15th at Brennan Park Recreation Centre. We’re planning another fun event, with events for boys and girls in six different age groups (from 6 to 17), including individual and team categories. The Tiny Tri for the really young kids (5 and under) will again happen after the main event.

Full details about the event can be found on our website (www.squamishyouthtri.ca).Running

This year we are offering discounted entry fees for multiple children in a family. Enter code: FAMILY at checkout. Tiny tris are always $10. If you would like to participate but entry fee is a barrier, please contact us via our website. 

Registration can be accessed at karelo.com, or via the link on the website

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten Transitions

I would like to inform you of our much-anticipated free Kindergarten Transitions workshop is coming up. This workshop can be done online in the comfort of your own home. We hope you can join us on May 10th at 10:00am or 6:30pm to join us and learn mew tools and strategies for sound planning during any transitions years!

Session Description:

The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is needed to ensure a smooth process. This workshop is designed for both parents and professionals to learn new tools and strategies for sound planning during any transition years.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will learn four fundamentals to help have a smooth transition to Kindergarten
    • Learn firsthand transferable skills through group activities
    • Identify tools that can assist the transition to Kindergarten 
  • Identify who on your family's existing support team can assist with 

 

Register for the May 10th 10:00 am session here.

Register for the May 10th 06:30 pm session here.

Children's Festival

 

 

May birthdays:Balloons

 

We want to wish a happy birthday to all of our students born in May! To celebrate, each student gets to choose a birthday book on the last Friday of the month.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Criminal Record Check

Do you want to go on class field trips? Then you need to make sure you have a valid criminal record check at the office. Criminal Record Checks can take a few weeks to process, so don't wait until the last minute. Please contact the office at [email protected] to be sent the forms to complete your check.

 
 
REMINDERS (please):
 
  • If your child is sick or won't be attending school, please contact the office at 604-892-9394 or email [email protected] to let us know
  • Remember to send a water bottle with with your child as the water fountain is not turned on
  • PLEASE do not park in the fire lanes
  • Call the school from the front doors if you are needing to pick up your child or relay a message
  • If you have not yet picked up your Rapid Antigen Tests and would like them, please contact the office

 

British Columbia COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool
 
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