Out and About This Month

The Virtue of May is ‘Honesty’ at VCE. We will be discussing with the students that being honest is being open, trustworthy and truthful. People can be relied on not to lie, cheat or steal. Honesty is admitting mistakes if when you know someone might be angry or disappointed. Being honest means that you don’t pretend to be something that you are not. The May assembly will be held on the 11th at 9 am.

The month of May looks very busy. Today, Mrs. Zuckernick’s class attended SD#48 24H Drum event using storytelling through spoken word, poetry and art to discuss issues such as Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and What It Is Like to Be Aboriginal Today. The district Aboriginal Leadership students under the guidance of Mrs. Leslie have worked very hard to put on this annual event.

On next Tues, VCE will be hosting WildSafe presentations, a program designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. As well, The O.W.L. (Orphaned WildLife) Rehabilitation Society will be visiting and teaching students about the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. The O.W.L is coming on Wed.

The plans for the annual Carnival are under way. The theme for this year is Space. If you would like to help, please talk to Amy Reid or one of the PAC members. It promises to be an exciting and fun event. The carnival will be on May 22nd between 4:30 and 7 pm.

We are looking forward to the Student-led Conferences on May 11th. The students will be dismissed at 2 pm and the conferences will take place between 2 and 7 pm. Please call the office for your time slot. Don’t miss the Scholastic Book Fair from May 12th to 14th. There are many interesting books to be explored.

The Squamish Rotary club and an RCMP are hosting the annual Bike Rodeo on the morning of the 13th. Students can bring their bikes and helmets to get their bikes checked in preparation for the season. Bike safety will be emphasized on that day.

On May 14th, Mr. Young and Mrs. Zuckernick’s classes are off to learn about the universe at the HR MacMillan Space Centre. They will also be building rockets there.

The after school activities mentored by HSS students continues to be a success. In May, we have floor hockey and beading on Tuesdays and California kickball and crafts on Wednesdays between 3:30 and 4:30 pm. These activities are open to Gr.3 to 6 students.

Just a reminder that there is a ProD day on the 15th and the school is closed for the students.

Finally, we would like to thank you for supporting the SAM (Sustainability through Agriculture and Micro-enterprises) Project. The SAM Project is looking for several items for their project in Zambia this Spring: New – first picture books, big piece puzzles, small soft balls, small soft dolls/stuffed animals, stickers/tattoos, coloring books, crayons, small soccer ball pumps, gently used soccer cleats. If you are able to donate these items, please bring them to the office by next week. http://thesamproject.ca/

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