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September Wrap Up


Mark your Calendar
September 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (No School)
October 5 - Grade 6 Vaccinations
October 5 - Teacher Appreciation Day
October 6 - Cross Country Race
October 7 - Collaboration Day (Early Dismissal 12pm)
October 10 - Thanksgiving (No School)
October 11 - PAC Meeting 6pm
October 13 - Hot Lunch
October 13 - Cross Country Race
October 13-14 - Halloween Pop-Up in the Gym (3-4pm)
October 20 - Cross Country Race
October 20 - BC Shakeout Earthquake Drill
October 21 - Professional Development Day (No School)
October 27 - Cross Country Race
REMINDERS (please):
  • Please have your child stay home if they are not feeling well. Thank you for continuing to monitor for any cold/flu/COVID symptoms each day.
  • 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
  • If you have not already paid your school supply fees, please do so by logging into school cash online or you can bring $45 to your classroom teacher.
  • Make sure you log into your school cash online account to fill out the Annual FOIPPA form. This must be completed annually.
  • Please send your child with a water bottle each day.

Terry Fox Run

We lucked out with great weather! Ms. Doherty led a wonderful assembly and Ms. Wyatt and Mr. Prescott led everyone through a great warm up before everyone headed out for a run.
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Warm Up
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Watch our video:

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

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Art Around the School

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In the Classroom

Mr. Prescott/Ms. Doherty's grade 2 class covered the White Stripes - We are going to be Friends in this fun video!


A big THANK YOU to all families that showed up for our Outdoor Classroom Workday last Saturday!  We are so grateful.  Everyone pitched in to relocate the raised pollinator beds in preparation for the tire swing addition. The plants were moved to two sites, one behind the veg garden, and the other along the new fence line on Westway to repopulate plants lost to the fence installation.  It looks great, thank you!



Annual PAC Budget meeting - Tues Oct 11, 6-8pm in the library with childcare and pizza available

The PAC runs fundraisers year round such as the Holiday Auction, The Carnival, and smaller ones like the Art Cards, and Purdy's Chocolates to pay for various programs at school.  The money spent is for the benefit of all the students and goes towards creating fun opportunities and experiences. For example, last year we (you) paid for Sound Kreations dance troupe, Indigenous Drum Making and Lessons, Basketball and Gymnastic lessons with local professionals, as well as other fun events like the Movie Night and Splash Day.

Please come to our Annual Budget meeting to give your input on the programs PAC will provide for the next academic year.


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Oct 3-7 we are gratefully accepting donations of gently used Halloween costumes and accessories.  Please drop in the donation tote at the front of the school, the tote will be out at drop off and pick up times.

Oct 13 3-5pm Halloween Pop-up Shop - items will be priced between $5-10 with accessories starting at $2.

All proceeds go to the Valleycliffe PAC to support awesome activities for your kids.














Valleycliffe Elementary has been accepted to participate in the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) annual Fresh to You Fundraiser - Fall 2022!

This is exciting news for our PAC!

Our Fresh to You Fundraiser will run from Oct. 3rd- Oct.19th. With delivery of our Fruit and Veg to take place mid November.

Participants will be able to choose from 2 available grocery bundles. Each bundle will contain fresh BC Fruits and Vegetables. Bundles will be $25-$30. Our school will be awarded 40% of the sales!!! Ordering details to come. 


Any questions regarding this fundraiser can be directed to Stephanie Towers.

[email protected]



Pssst......we will be organising Valleycliffe Elementary gear for sale in the coming weeks so get ready to show VCE pride.  More info to come.



Our first Hot Lunch is Thursday 13th Oct with the order deadline Wednesday Oct 5th please see order details below.


Each school year, parents need to re-register on the hot lunch ordering system.  It is quick and easy to do this, the instructions were sent out to you via email, please contact the office at [email protected] if you need the instructions re-sent to you.


Like last year, all hot lunches will be by donation.  The hot lunch program is a fundraiser for the PAC, helping to fund all sorts of fun activities for our kids!  Once you are registered and have entered your kids in the online ordering system, you will be able to place hot lunch orders up until about a week before each hot lunch date.  Emails will be sent out to remind everyone of ordering deadlines.  When you place an order, select the food items you want as well as the donation amount of your choice.  Note that we are also offering $50 Nesters gift cards on the hot lunch ordering system, as we have in previous years.  Buying these through the PAC is a great way to support your school while doing your grocery shopping!



Update - the tire swing addition is being installed next week!



Community Events


Babysitting Course for Squamish.  


Details to attend:


Sandman Hotel on Oct 16-2022

Time: 09:30 to 4 PM

Cost: $75 and funds can be sent here via Etransfer to this email address: [email protected]

Age: 11 and up





September birthdays:Balloons


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



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.


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