April Showers Bring May Flowers

Since returning from the Spring Break, we have been engaged in numerous opportunities. Some of our Primary students are having swimming lessons twice-weekly. We have hosted the Jump Rope for Heart assembly where the students learned about the habits of keeping a healthy heart. The Jump Rope for Heart Day will be on April 27th where the whole school will be jumping. We are asking for a small donation on the day of the jump for the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

As well, we hosted the Aqua Van with the students learning about the marine ecosystem and the sustainability issues. Next week, we are going to use the Migration Map supplied by the Canada Wildlife Foundation to examining the global community of migratory animals.

A huge thank you to the Mrs. O’Grady, Mr. Wood and the PAC members for moving the school garden over the Spring Break and putting a fence around it. We are getting excited about planting and watching the growth. The mason bees were released last week in anticipation for their pollination role.

Spring Fling dance was a great success and fun. Thank you to Mrs. Feeney and the PAC for organizing the event. Crazy Hair Day was amusing with staff and students going all out for the occasion.

Tonight, some the intermediate students will be competing at the district-wide Reading Links Challenge. Good luck to them all. Thank you to Mrs. Zuckernick for sponsoring the club.

For the past month, VCE has participated in the Skwxwu7mesh Culture Program with Joyce Williams. The students learning to do art, dance, make cultural artifacts and listening to traditional stories. We will be culminating our learning with a celebration on April 22nd.

The Ministry Satisfaction Survey for Gr. 4 students & parents and staff have been running this week.

Looking ahead, to celebrate Earth Day on the 22nd, the leadership students are asked to everyone to bring garbage-free lunches. It will be a friendly competition among classes.

On April 25th, the intermediate students will be attending the Lions in the House assembly where some BC Lions athletes will be sharing their own experiences in making significant life choices.

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