Weekly Message #4-23

marshmallow-easter-bunny-craft-for-kids-Apparently you can make “anything” out of mini-marshmallows – thought this art idea was cute!   We are heading into another busy week – with lots of activities happening.

Summer school forms were placed in your boxes late Friday for return on Monday the 14th.  Hopefully, you will have students’ needs in the forefront of your minds after just completing report cards, so the task of selecting students will be a bit easier.

If you have not returned your “Teacher Preference” form for next year’s staffing please make sure to hand it in asap.

Plans for our Vaisakhi float are moving ahead but we are very short on students to ride on the float.  Thanks to Jane, Paul and Maria who have agreed to ride on the float for 2 – 2 1/2 hours each that day with all the kids they can convince to join them from their classes.  I will be coming around on Monday to see if I can convince any other Grade 5 – 7 students to join them.  This is a really big deal for us and we need to make sure we have enough kids to make the float look good!  A notice about our float and the playground will  go home either Monday or Tuesday.

The VSB preliminary budget will be presented on Tuesday morning so please plan to attend a short meeting at recess that day to hear the highlights.  I understand that they are saying “no teacher layoffs” this year which is great news for everyone.


  1. Some resource team members and Patti will be attending the ELL compliance meeting at the DRPC on Monday morning.  It is expected that there will be a whole district audit for ELL coming up in the future so we want to be sure to be prepared.  Recent articles in the paper have been highly critical of the VSB procedures for counting ELL kids.  I feel very confident that our Resource team has done an amazing job of counting students very precisely but we need to remain vigilant.
  2. Patti & Henry to attend Budget meeting at VSB early Tuesday morning (back by recess).
  3. Brenden & Patti will be attending the district Pro-D training meeting on Wednesday morning.  We will bring back information to share with staff at our next staff committee meeting.
  4. Performance on Thursday for K-4 students called “Taking care of our Earth”  by performers, Lee & Sandy Paley.
  5. Patti at VSB from recess to lunch on Friday.

Have a great week everyone!



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