Flying to the Finish!

The first two weeks of June has flown by!

To start off the month, the students had a great time being mentored by the staff from iRIDE. We thank Cycle BC for providing the volunteers.

We had beautiful weather for the Sports Day. It was a blast! The staff and students had so much fun. The primary students enjoyed: races, friendship races, bean bag and hoop relay, ping pong ball and spoon race, sack race, gumboot relay, dress the captain. The intermediate students were busy with sponge pass, toss and score, jousting and bubble gum blowing. The tug-o-war and egg toss were favorites. To top it off, we were all treated to popsicles. We thank the staff for going the extra mile for the students, again.

On another note, we thank Marley, Kai, Soren, Jacki Willcox, Annika and Alana for their bravery and generosity for shaving and donating their hair for Balding for Dollars. We are happy to report that VCE raised over $2500 toward Childhood Cancer Research.

To help with transition for next year, the Gr. 6 students made a visit to DRS on June 8th. They were most impressed with how big the school was, having different teachers, the lockers and the giant cookies.

Next week, we look forward to hosting the transfer students from SWE on June 16th. We are also holding a family BBQ on June 17th starting at 5:30 pm where families (new and present) are invited to meet and greet with one another. The BBQ will be provided by the school and we are asking families to bring a side dish to share. The new Kindergarten information and transition session will take place just before the BBQ from 4 to 5 pm. You will have a chance to meet with Mrs. Platz and Mrs. Jajic who will be teachers for the Kindies next year.

For a special treat, on Fri, 19th, VCE will be listening to some music by DRS band and VCE Strings. You are most welcome to join us at 11 am.

To thank and bid farewell to Mrs. Lake and Mrs. Pawlett, we are inviting families, friends and colleagues to an assembly and tea on June 23rd – the assembly begins at 2pm and the tea at 3:30 pm in the VCE gym. There will be babysitting service provided. We thank these teachers for their many years of service. Please join us for their send off.

We would like to thank the staff for the numerous fieldtrips this month. They give the students special opportunities for different experiences and to learn off campus.

Also, we would like to thank the PAC for the wonderful Staff and Volunteer luncheon that they provided. We thank the PAC for their service to the school.

The tickets are still on sale for a chance to win a pair of weekend passes to Squamish Live (worth $722). They are on sale in the office for $10 each. The proceeds raised will go toward VCE Strings program and Kenya Tuition Fund. The draw will be on June 25th at 9 am so please buy your tickets ASAP. VCE would like to thank brand.LIVE for donating.

Finally, the last day of classes for students is on the 25th. There will be an assembly at 9 am where we will wrap up the year and say goodbye to our Gr. 6 students. We wish them well at DRS in the fall. After the assembly, there will be report card distribution and an early dismissal.

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