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VHS NEWS

SCHOOL PHOTOS – proofs have been sent home with the students.  Orders are due back by Tuesday October 17th, unless you order on-line.  Retakes are Monday October 23rd.

HEALTHY HUNGER LUNCHES – Venture Heights School Community Council is pleased to announce that we will be offering lunch options every Friday!  This year we are offering Subway, Taco Time, Dominos, and Pita Pit. Once again, we will be using the Healthy Hunger website to place orders.  Healthy Hunger is an easy to use online ordering site that allows you to see upcoming lunch dates, order your child’s lunches using the simple online form and pay online using either Visa, Mastercard, or Interac.

Please go to  www.HealthyHunger.ca and register your child for this 2017-18 school year (instructions are attached).   You may place all lunch orders from September – December.  Click here for parent information:  healthy hunger parent letter

CELL PHONES AT VENTURE HEIGHTS –

K-4 Cell Phone Usage:  Due to the abundance of the technology that is provided at school, there is no need to send a device to school. These devices are only brought so kids can listen to music or play games neither of which are a necessity in the school day.  If emergencies arise, parents can always get in touch with their children by simply phoning the office.  Some exceptions for individual classroom teachers may be made in coordination with the school administration.

Grade 5-8 Cell Phone Usage : Due to the abundance of the technology that is provided at school, there is no need to send a device to school. If emergencies arise, parents can always get in touch with their children by simply phoning the office. Additionally, all classrooms now have a telephone, so connecting with students will be even more efficient. Some exceptions for individual classroom teachers may be made in coordination with the school administration.

Cell phone use will not be permitted inside the school building during school hours. Students who have cell phones in classrooms or in the hallways will have them taken away and given to the homeroom teacher.   Phones can be retrieved at the end of the day. Third time offenders will be dealt with by the school administration.

ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL, ONE COMMUNITY – this year we are excited to announce our book of reading is “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.  Thursday October 5th is the book wind-up with lots of fun activities during that day!

BUS LANES –  the number of vehicles driving in bus lanes after school is increasing significantly.  What is worse is that we are seeing daily occurrences of vehicles driving past buses with their stop arms out.  This is a very serious safety concern and it needs to stop.  The RCMP will be increasing their watch of this situation and people will be getting ticketed.

This is a very simple problem to fix – No One Needs To Drive In The Bus Lanes!

SOD INSTALLED– thank you to all the staff, students and parent volunteers who helped install the sod back in the middle of June, 2017.  It still looks amazing!  A big thank you to everyone who stayed off the grass; as requested, during the summer months.

 

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VHS SPORTS

Gr. 7 & 8 Girls and Boys Volleyball – is underway.  Students have been made aware of their practices and games, as well as being posted in daily announcements.

Gr. 5 & 6 Girls and Boys Soccer – is coming to an end.  Final tournament is Thursday October 19th at Geransky Field and Chrome Dome Field.  First game starts at 9:20 am.  Click here for schedule:  Final Tournament 2017

Gr. 6-8 Cheerleading – is just getting started.  Practices are Monday’s afterschool and Wednesday mornings at 8:00am.

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SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR FOR 2017/2018 – click here:  School Year Calendar 2017-2018

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PRAIRIE SPIRIT BUDGET 2016/2017 – parent communication regarding Prairie Spirit facing additional $3 million in budget reductions.  Click here:  Parent Communication – Prairie Spirit Budget 2016-2017

PRAIRIE SPIRIT SCHOOL DIVISION NOTICE – Prairie Spirit progress reports for Grade 1 – 9 students now use a learning progression scale to report student progress.  The shift from percentages to levels of learning will provide a pathway to intrinsic motivation and continuous improvement.  Go to the Prairie Spirit assessment blog for more information:  earning2learning.ca

IN-TOWN AND RURAL BUS CANCELLATION INFORMATION – For information on in-town bus cancellations, click here.  For information on rural bus cancellations, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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