Valley Manor School

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Friday, September 28th Announcements

Good Morning Mustangs,

  • Boys volleyball today after school
  • Grade 5/6 soccer practice Monday after school

Orange Shirt/Color Day- It’s wonderful to see so many people showing respect for our Indigeous friends and neighbors today.

Birthdays: 28th- Weston K (3), Ezekiel T (7), 29th- Lilliana K (1), 30th- Jackson A (3), Georgia M (1)

Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, September 27th-Daily Announcements

1.Student Leadership Team (SLT)- Thank you to all of the students who applied to be a member of the SLT.  It was a very tough decision to narrow it down to 15 members.  The following students are this year’s SLT:  Danyka B. (6), Kiana T. (6), Logan I. (6), Grady S-R (6), Alexis S. (6), Makenna E. (6), Sienna G. (7), Brandon T. (7), Karys K. (7), Zahara K. (7), Allison W. (7), Tanner S. (7), Kennady D (8), Jordyn R. (8), and Faith W. (8).  Congratulations to our new SLT!

2. SCC Welcome Back BBQ- Today is BBQ day.  Thank you to our SCC for organizing this family event.  Thank you to all the students/families that submitted the Pre-order form.  We look forward to seeing you at 5:00.  The initial plan is to be outside in the front of the school.

3. Orange Shirt Day is tomorrow.  Help us recognize Residential School survivors, Truth and Reconciliation and empathy for all by wearing your orange.

4. Cross-Country- CC is running today at 12:05, runners you will have time to eat your lunch when you are back from your run.  Please bring your lunch order to Mrs. Janzen this morning if you are planning to order a lunch.  Mrs. Janzen needs to send these orders to Delisle by 3:00 today.

No Birthdays today.

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Orange Shirt Day- Truth and Reconciliation

Valley Manor School staff will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day this Friday, September 28th as part of our commitment to Reconciliation.  Thank you to our teachers for their work this month in teaching students and having conversations as to why reconciliation and building empathy is important.  Students are welcome to join our staff by wearing orange on Friday.

Background of Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

A big thank you to Class C Artisans and Boutique for creating our VMS staff shirts!



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Wednesday, September 26th- Daily Announcements

1.Junior Golf- Team picture will be taken at first recess in the front foyer.

2. Student Leadership Team (SLT)- Just a reminder for those applying to be a part of the SLT that your forms need to be handed in to Ms. Nickel by the end of the day.  You will find out tomorrow if you are a SLT member.

3. Junior Boys Volleyball- Practice today after school.

4. Grade 5 & 6 Soccer- Practice tomorrow after school (3:15 to 4:15)

Happy Birthday: Liam M. (5) and Bailey R. (8)

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Tuesday, September 25th- Daily Announcements

1.Junior Golf- Please meet in the front foyer on Wednesday at first recess for a team photo.  Please wear your Valley Manor blue if you have it.

2. Cross-Country runners-  You will receive a meal order form today for our District Meet next week.  Please have your order and money into Mrs. Janzen by this Thursday morning.  No late orders will be taken.  Thank you!

3. Grade 5 Soccer- Boys and Girls who are interested in playing some soccer in the next few weeks, please see Mr. Cox in the library at 10:45.

4. Woodlands-We ask that all students stay out of the woodlands.  There have been some concerns with the fort building with the large rocks and some near misses with injuries.  We hope to have things cleaned up in the coming weeks.  Please be respectful of this request and responsible to make sure you are not going into the woodlands at this time.  Thank you!

5. Today we welcome 5 Teacher Candidates from the University of Saskatchewan who will be working with us on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s this fall.  Welcome to Ms. Markovich, Ms. Pitka, Ms. Prall, Ms. Prouse and Ms. Policha.  We hope you have a great day!

Happy Birthday: Katie E. (5) and Matthew G. (4)

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Social Media Awareness & Parenting in the Digital World

With society in the direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology?

Tuesday, October 2nd 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Martensville High School Theatre

Check out the poster by clicking the link below:

Social Media Awareness

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