Racing to the Finish Line

We anticipate that May and June will be busy months full of fieldtrips, guest speakers and other learning opportunities for our students.  We thank the staff for providing these rich experiences.  We have also been using the Living Classroom for authentic learning and contributing to the school community.

During the upcoming weeks, the Gr. 3 and 6 students will be participating in the school-wide writes which will inform us on our teaching and learning.  As well, the Gr. 4 students will be taking part in the Ministry of Education Student Learning Survey.

For the staff, some of us have been immersed in learning about Questions Formation Technique (QFT), Instructional Rounds, and district-wide math/science collaboration to enhance our teaching and student learning.  We are learning continuously to improve our practice.

We are looking forward to the annual VCE Carnival on Fri, May 26th.  It promises to be another fun event full of activities and food.  We thank the PAC, parent volunteers, staff and student volunteers for making this event possible.

Lastly, the staff has been busy planning for the Sports Day coming up on June 9th.  It will be a wonderful day of races and games for all.


Singing for the Salish Sea

Last week, we celebrated the progress of the Living Classroom and thanked Rhonda O’Grady’s contribution to the creation of the Living Classroom with an outdoor Earth Day assembly.  Thank you the PAC for organizing wonderful activities for the students.

This week, we welcomed Ms Lupton who is replacing Ms Bourdon until her return from her medical leave.  We wish Ms Bourdon a speedy recovery.

We are finishing this week on a high note after a week of musical residency with Holly Arntzen.  The students were immersed in singing and dancing in preparation for the Rock the Salish Sea concert.

Looking ahead to next week, VCE is hosting the Ache Brasil dance group on Tues, May 2nd at 1:45 pm.  Families are welcome to join us for the performance.

On Thur, May 4th, the students will be released early at 2 pm in preparation for the student-led conferences.  During the evening, there will be art displays in the gym for your pleasure.  The staff and students have worked very hard to prepare the exhibition.  We are asking everyone to be respectful of the displays.  Parents are expected to supervise their children and school’s behavior expectations still apply during events such as these.