It’s Official!

Recently the Board of Education undertook a comprehensive school community input process and a recruitment process for a new Principal at Valleycliffe Elementary School.  This letter is to advise you of the decision resulting from the recruitment process for your school.

Lynne Bouchard, currently the Acting Principal at Valleycliffe Elementary School, will be Principal at Valleycliffe Elementary School, effective immediately.  In her new role, Lynne is looking forward to getting to know, supporting and working with the school community of students, parents and staff over the upcoming weeks.

Please join me in congratulating Lynne on her new role and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly,

Paul Lorette, Director of Instruction:  Technology and Innovation


January 12 – News and Notes

Happy Friday!  It has been a very exciting week! We’ve welcomed our new Acting Principal, Mrs. Lynne Bouchard; enjoyed a fun week of gymnastics with Amanda Morris and settled back into our routine here at school. Thanks to all our families for the amazing support you give to your children and to us.

Next week we will start with a performance of 4 Men, 4 Mics on Monday at 1:45pm – families are welcome to join us for this high-energy group. Also on Monday our Reading Links Challenge book club will meet at noon in the library.

Wednesday at 6pm is the next PAC meeting – please see the earlier email with the agenda and information about the PAC – we wouldn’t be the wonderful place we are without the support of our wonderful parents.

Friday afternoon will be the first Nature Club of 2018!  Join Rhonda and the Quest students from 3:10 – 4:30 behind the school for outdoor fun and adventure – all students are welcome to attend, but Kindergarten students must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Hot lunch orders for January, February and March are now available – you can order online at – our access code is VCHL, or paper order forms are available at the office.  Orders for the January lunch must be placed by Friday, January 19th.

Kindergarten registration for children born in 2013 begins on Tuesday, January 23 – please be ready with your child’s birth certificate, CareCard or BC ID, and a document with your residential address on it (utility bill or driver’s license.)  If you wish to register for Early French Immersion or Cultural Journeys please register directly at those schools.  Registration forms are available on our website at