Blustering Into December

Over the past few weeks, the teachers have been working hard to prepare the first report cards of the year. The report cards will be going home on Monday. The Parent/Teacher interviews are on Dec 3rd starting at 2:15 pm following an early dismissal at 2 pm. If you have not made an appointment, please go to or call the school.

We would like to thank the SD#48 Board of Education for a lovely Employee Recognition lunch. It was great to see our staff recognized for many years of service in the district.

Thank you to those who donated to Helping Hands Christmas Care shoe boxes for the homeless. Your kindness will be appreciated by those in need. Starting now, VCE will be collecting new toys and non-perishable food items to donate to the Community Christmas Care. There will be a friendly competition to see if the boys or the girls bring in the most items. We are collecting until Thurs, Dec 10th.

The Boys and Girls Club that runs after school sports and arts/crafts sessions will be finishing next week until the new year. It will start up again on the second week of January. As well, the Strings will be meeting Tuesday mornings only starting in January.

On Dec 2nd, there will be a fun December assembly at 11 am. You are welcome to join us. The students are encouraged to wear Santa hats, elf hats and reindeer antlers on Wed. On Fri, Dec 4th, it’s Pajama Day and Writing Day. Writing to Santa will start at 1:30 pm in the gym.

During the week of Dec 7 to 11, VCE is hosting a gymnast in residence. We hope to have lots of fun learning gymnastics.

The Christmas Rummage Sale (Santa’s Little Shop of Wonders) is scheduled for Wed, Dec 9th.  Students are able to purchase gifts for their family members for modest prices. Thank you to PAC for organizing this event.

Finally, some of our students are going to entertain the seniors for the Variety Show at Squamish Seniors Centre on Dec 16th. Preparation for the Winter Concert is underway, the concert will be held on Thurs, Dec 17th at 7 pm. The theme this year is “The Snow Tree”. At the concert, we are collecting donations for the SAM (Sustainability through Agriculture and Micro-enterprises) Project. Last year, VCE raised funds to purchase six goats for the Lumbemba Cooperative in Zambia. For more information, please go to



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