Parent Prowler

Parent Prowler: March 2 - 6, 2020

VCHS Weekly Prowler

March 2-6, 2020

 

Greetings VCHS families,

With the warmer temperatures and the longer days, signs of spring are certainly in the air. As we look ahead in March we have Parent Student Teacher conferences and Spring Break coming up. 

You will see below information regarding the EIPS Parent survey. We really value parental input as it helps to guide the important decisions that are made. We will be looking for more feedback regarding the fees. Please watch for the draft of the proposed 2020 - 2021 fee schedule that will be coming out soon. We will also be discussing this at the next Parent Advisory Council meeting on March 23. We do not have significant attendance at the meetings and would like to hear from you as to what would work best for families. Another topic that needs attention is the yearbook. Requests for yearbooks have been declining, but the cost both in time and resources is substantial. We will be looking for input in terms of how to proceed.

Accountability Pillar Survey has been extended until March 6. The survey has been  completed by all grade 7 and 10 students. Survey codes were also sent to parents and guardians of children in those grades. We use the feedback from this survey to inform our practice, to set school goals and to target areas that we need to improve. It is a relatively short but important survey. Please do take a few minutes to complete it. Your feedback is valued and much appreciated!

 

Boston Pizza supports schools with their co-operative fundraising initiative Operation Education Fundraiser.  The VCHS Grad 2020 class encourages you to save your receipts from any of the 64 Northern Alberta Boston Pizza community restaurants and bring them in to the school office.  Operation Education provides the opportunity for schools to earn 5% cash back on the pre-tax total of all submitted receipts while enjoying a delicious meal.

This week at a glance:

 

Monday, March 2

Welcome to March! 

Junior A Boys’ basketball @ STM, league quarter finals, 5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, March 3

Junior A Girls’ basketball host semi-final match (TBA)

Junior B basketball Medal Round (TBA)

 

Wednesday, March 4

Early Dismissal @ 2:04 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 5

Agriculture Science field trip to Olds, March 5-8

Student Grad meeting @ 1 p.m. in the cafeteria

 

Friday, March 6

No school - Professional Learning Day for staff

 

Have a great week! Mrs. Warawa & Mr. Leatherdale

 

MHCB Message

March has lots of upcoming events. March 21 is the Vegreville Cares Coalition’s Rural Woman’s Day conference, “Our Nature to Nurture.” Tickets are on sale until March 13. More information on the poster below. Our “Skating to Wellness,” program will wrap up at the end of March and the participants will take their skates home. March 30-April 3 is also spring break and MHCB will be hosting another “Home Alone Safely,” program due to popular request. The program will be open to ages 10-12 and information on how to register will be on the MHCB Facebook page on March 9. Over the break we will also be hosting a board game café in partnership with the library.

 

February flew by at the Composite. Regular Thursday after school drop ins, as well as lunch time groups continued. If you have a talent you want to teach other students about at lunch come see Ms. McSween in the wellness room and we can arrange that.

 

MHCB also helped with the Junior High Collab day which talked to students in grades 7, 8 and 9 about the importance of online safety and digital citizenship. MHCB is also helping CALS out with their LANE program so if any grade 9’s and older are interested in mentoring younger students stop by and talk to Ms. McSween about it. The seniors home is also always looking for volunteers and mentors so if that is something you are interested in come chat as well. The Composite students participated in Pink Shirt day with the “pink shirt,” photo booth. Kindness among staff and students has been a running theme in the school throughout the year, with the staff participating in the Not Myself Today program. In March we hope to have the GSA back up and running again which will take place in room 7 at lunch. Listen for the start date on the announcements.

 

MHCB Program Manager: Composite/Outreach: Kirstin.mcsween@eips.ca

 

EIPS Items 

Have your say! EIPS Parent Survey Opens March 9

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) wants to hear from you. Make sure to complete the 2020 Parent Survey—open from March 9-26.

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and the school their child attends, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.

 

VISIT WWW.EIPS.CA TO TAKE THE SURVEY

 

Survey opens March 9, 2020

Survey closes March 26, 2020

 

NOTE: The survey is anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you want to share the experience of more than one child attending an EIPS school, simply complete the survey again.

 

Do more this summer!

Next Step Continuing Education Summer School and Camps: Registration opens March 9

Summer School: Open to students entering grades 10-12 and mature students

With more than 25 credit courses, there are lots of ways to get ahead. Students can earn high school credits, upgrade marks and finish pre-requisite courses.

 Courses include:

  • CALM (in class or self-paced)
  • Physical Education 10
  • Extreme CALM and Physical Education 10 combined
  • English – 10-, 20- and 30-levels
  • Math – 10-, 20- and 30-levels
  • Social – 10-, 20- and 30-levels
  • Sciences – 10-, 20- and 30-levels
  • Film Production
  • Work Experience and RAP

Summer Camps: Open to participants in grades 5-9

From sports to cooking to babysitting, campers enjoy a fun-filled program while making friends and learning new skills.

Camps include:

  • Sports – volleyball, basketball and handball
  • computer gaming and design
  • cooking and baking
  • babysitting

 

Registration opens on March 9.

 

Calendar of Events

 

March 2 - Junior A Boys’ basketball @ STM, league quarter finals, 5 p.m.

March 3 - Junior A Girls’ basketball host semi-final match (TBA)

March 3 - Junior B basketball Medal Round (TBA)

March 4 - Early Dismissal @ 2:04 p.m.

March 5 - Student Grad meeting @ 1 p.m. in the cafeteria

March 5-8 - Agriculture Science field trip to Olds

March 6 - No school - Professional Learning Day for staff

March 8 - Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 8 - International Women’s Day

March 9 - Junior High handball tryouts 3:30-5 p.m.

March 10 - Junior High badminton tryouts 3:30-5 p.m.

March 11 - Junior Band participates in Wendy Brook Music Festival

March 11 - Junior High badminton tryouts 3:30-5 p.m.

March 12 - Senior Band participates in Wendy Brook Music Festival

March 12 - Edmonton Eskimos visit 

March 12 - Junior High handball tryouts 3:30-5 p.m.

March 13 - Choir participates in Wendy Brook Music Festival

March 13 - Senior High badminton tryouts 3:30-5 p.m.

March 13, 14 - Senior High Girls’ basketball zones in Ashmont

March 13, 14 - Senior High Boys’ basketball zones at Assumption in Cold Lake

March 17 - Senior High badminton tryouts 3:30-5 p.m

March 23 - PAC meeting 6 to 7 p.m.

March 23 - Alberta Handball Clinic @ VCHS for Junior High handball, 3:30 p.m.

March 24, 25 - Parent Student Teacher Interviews from 4 to 7 p.m.

March 26 - Alberta Handball Clinic @ VCHS for Junior High handball, 3:30 p.m.

March 27 - No school - Day-in-Lieu for Parent Teacher Interviews

March 30-April 3 - Spring Break

April 7- Senior Badminton hosts exhibition night with Lamont/STM, 4 p.m.

April 8 - Junior High badminton hosts exhibition night with Lamont/STM, 4 p.m.

April 8 - Early Dismissal @ 2:04 p.m.

April 10 - Good Friday Stat - No School

April 13 - Easter Monday Holiday - No School

April 15 - Elder Wilson p.m.

April 15 - High School badminton leagues @ VCHS/STM, all day

April 16 - Grade 8 students to Reynolds-Alberta Museum

April 17-18 - Junior handball tournament  @ FRH

April 18 - Junior High, Junior badminton tournament @ Fultonvale

April 22 - VCHS Junior High and New Student Information Night @ ??

April 22 - High School badminton zones, Holy Rosary School, Lloydminster

April 23-25 - Junior High handball provincials in Sherwood Park

April 28 - EIPS Junior High badminton

April 29 - Spring Gathering 

May 6 - Early Dismissal @ 2:04 p.m.

May 11 - St. Martin’s track meet @ VCHS

May 12 - Small school Junior High track meet

May 13 - St. Martin’s track meet rainout day @ VCHS

May 15 - Professional Learning Day - No School

May 18 - Victoria Day Stat - No School

May 19 - 21 - Senior Band Trip - MusicFest (Calgary)

May 20 - EIPS Junior High track meet at SAP

May 25 - PAC meeting 6 to 7 p.m.

May 28 - Spring Band Concert (Band Room)