A few further reminders about Friday’s Spirit Day:
Costumes that represent Indigenous peoples in Canada should not be worn. This devalues the culture and lived experiences of Indigenous peoples.
All costumes should be respectful of others. Symbols or objects representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs should not be worn as another person’s costume. Costumes that caricature social identities through stereotyping should not be worn.
Due to Health & Safety precautions for Covid-19:
Students will not be permitted to use the washrooms to change into their costumes. Students wishing to wear costumes are asked to come dressed in them for the day.
Students may bring their own snacks.
Students will remain with their homeroom classes for any activities.
Please note that Monday November 22, 2021 will be our Picture Day. More details will be shared with you closer to the date. Virtual students will be contacted directly by the school office. Have a wonderful weekend.
Just a friendly reminder to please send your child(ren) with more than one mask for each school day. Sometimes masks get wet, fall on the ground or simply need a change. We have many students coming to the office throughout the day requesting masks. Thank you for your support in this matter. VPPS Team
Here is a description of the School Council Positions:
a. Chairs shall carry out the following tasks in accordance with the Board’s School Councils policy and procedures i. Call a minimum of four (4) meetings per year in consultation with the Principal ii. Consult with Council representatives prior to scheduled meetings regarding agenda topics under consideration iii. Ensure that all fundraising activities, management of the proceeds of fundraising, and all expenditures are in accordance with Board School Fundraising and Administration of School Generated Funds policy and procedure iv. Establish agendas for Council meetings with Principal (including current financial statements for review at meetings) v. Share agenda with Council members one week prior to the scheduled meeting vi. Chair Council meetings following the agenda vii. Ensure minutes of meetings are duly recorded and distributed within two weeks after the meeting viii. Communicate on an ongoing basis with school administration ix. Communicate with Trustee, Board staff as required x. Assist and act on behalf of the other co-chair(s) xi. Ensure the Council Constitution is reviewed annually
b. Communications Officer may carry out the following tasks: i. Collect school Council mail and communicates with Chair/Co-Chair ii. Updates Council page on School Blog
c. Treasurer may carry out the following tasks: i. Manage Council finances as outlined in Article TWELVE (XII) ii. Present written financial reports and statements including those required for each School Council meeting
d. Secretary may carry out the following tasks: i. Conduct formal attendance. Take notes during meetings including topics under discussion, motions, and all decisions rendered iii. Prepare written minutes/notes for inclusion in the Council record and distribution to Council members.
e. Fundraising Officer may carry out the following tasks: i. Chair fundraising Sub-Committee ii. Oversee all fundraising efforts of the Council iii. Identify fundraising targets and purpose for fundraising initiatives.
f. The Grade 8 Grad Lead will work with Admin to plan an appropriate celebration, event and assist with end of year purchases to support this event.