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June Update

Happy June VCE Families!
Wow, how can it already be nearing the end of the school year? Please keep connected with your child’s teacher for any upcoming events, year-end plans and evidence of student learning through their digital portfolios. June is a busy month so it is important to keep up to date.


I also wanted to remind families that June 29th is the last day for students. The day is a short one (8:50-10am) BUT an important one for our students. We will be having our year end assembly, something we haven’t been able to do in a while. This is when we share a video of our action-packed year with the students (video can’t be shared out, but your child can share their favourite memories with you) and send off our Grade 6 students in a good way. At this time, this event is only open to our staff, students, and Grade 6 parent/guardians to keep capacity numbers aligned with our communicable health and safety plan and allow for more spacing in the gym. Thank you for understanding.


I hope this month is filled with fun, excitement and sunshine!


P.S. It is a packed newsletter so please read through to access resources, upcoming events and community information. 

Sarah Hain
VCE Principal
Mark your Calendar
June 7 - PAC Meeting 6pm in the Library
June 7 - Pedal to the Metal SD48 Elementary Mountain Bike Race Series 
June 8/9 - Kindergarten Orientation
June 9 - Spirit Day! Dress in rainbow colours
June 9 - Hot Lunch
June 11 - Trevor Smith's memorial Service
June 14 - Pedal to the Metal SD48 Elementary Mountain Bike Race Series 
June 15 - Parent Presentation - Social and Emotional Learning
June 21 - Spirit Day! Orange Shirt Day
June 28 - Last full day of school
June 29 - Last day of school (early dismissal 10am)

PridePride Month June 2022: We would like to remind you that June is Pride Month and that our district continues to uplift equity, diversity and inclusion to ensure all SD48 students, staff and families feel welcome and supported. We join in celebrating the resilience and contributions of the LGBTQ2+ community.





In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples across Canada.



Sensory Processing and Self-regulation Presentation

We have another great parent/caregiver presentation for you this June! Please join us on Wednesday, June 15th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Valleycliffe Elementary Gym. The topic for this month's presentation is on sensory processing and self-regulation in collaboration with Kelly Clark from Flourish and Thrive.

You will learn how sensory processing relates to self-regulation and strategies to support your child. For more details and information, please check out the attached flyer. We require everyone to register to keep an eye on numbers and for planning purposes. 

You can also register using this link:

We hope to see you there! 


Trevor's Memorial Service


Trevor's family would like to welcome any families that would like to join the memorial, see below for details.


Where: Darcy (there will be lots of signs but you start by turning right at the gas station when coming into Darcy)


When: Saturday, June 11th  at 12pm (go as you please)

What to expect: A burning ceremony with lunch provided. This is an outside event, follow the signs for the ceremony, and bring your own chair.




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.




Anxiety Resources


Anxiety Canada:

Kelty Mental Health: Home | Kelty Mental Health

Child Mind Institute: (videos for children, middle school and high school).

Child Anxiety Network:

Centre for Clinical Interventions:

EASE Program: EASE Online – Healthy Minds BC ( (This resource is being used in the schools and will provide consistency between home and school when managing anxiety, check out the specific resources for parents).

Mindshift (Free App)


Book: Invisible String

Book: The Kissing Hand

Book: Sitting Still like a Frog (order from Odin books)


School anxiety and attendance challenges (kelty mental health):


Confident Parents Thriving kids: (This is a great starting point for parents who need more support in learning and helping their children with anxiety).






School District No.48 is seeking host families throughout our region for the 2022/2023 school year! We have some fantastic kids coming, and our program is a great way to learn about new cultures while sharing your Canadian experience with students from abroad. Additionally, our district offers some of the highest compensation rates in Canada for hosting.


We would love to speak to you about what it means to be a host parent and how rewarding this experience can be.


Click HERE to begin the process of being a host family.




  • Every new family that comes on board and successfully becomes a host family will be entered to win a prepaid visa gift card for $250.
  • All existing families that have signed up to host a student next year will be entered into a separate draw for a $250 prepaid visa gift card.
  • All host families that provide a referral for a new host family that joins our program will receive a $100 gift card. 



Thank you to the amazing team of organisers and all the marvelous volunteers that made this year's carnival possible.  It was so lovely to see the parents and staff come together to create wonderful memories for the students and put on an incredible community event.

Another huge thank you to all of the local businesses that sponsored the event, we are lucky to have so many supporters.

And finally thank you to everyone that joined in the fun and brought the community spirit!

Best. Carnival. Ever. 


Circus Collective, Gemma Prescott Business Support & Consulting, GFL, Gusto Movers, Indian Spice, Just Bounce, Hollynorth Production Supplies, Kaos Kids, Karla's Kettle Corn, Lindsay Equipment, Match Eatery, Moleman Entertainment, Nesters Market, Save On, Studio City Rentals, Sunflower Bakery, Timberwolf, White Spot, William F Whites.


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







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 in September.


Minutes from previous meetings are available under the PAC Tab



Community Events






Summer 5-9


Baby Sitting


June birthdays:Balloons


We want to wish a happy birthday to all of our students born in June! 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
British ColumbiaPlease continue to self-assess daily before coming to school. BC COVID 19 (