Important Message from your school

Dear Ventura families,

We have noticed that a number of vehicles are ignoring the “Do Not Enter” signs at the entrance to the school parking lot at pick up and drop off times. Others are attempting to enter the bus loop, which is not permitted at the beginning and end of the day. Driving through these areas puts your children and our school staff at risk.  If you are driving a child to school in the morning or picking them up at the end of the day, you are asked to please find a safe area to wait off school property. Vehicles may be ticketed for not following posted signage.

We have also had an increase in the number of students arriving late to school. Please note that students can enter the school each week day beginning at 8:45am. Our instructional day begins at 9:00am. Students who are frequently late are missing important instructional time, which can negatively impact their learning. If students are arriving after 9:00am (even by just a few minutes), they must enter through the front doors of the school and get a late slip before going to class.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in keeping our school community safe,

Monsieur Farrell and Madame Chamberland

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

We hope that all our Ventura Park families have a safe and wonderful weekend. Please be sure to check out our previous blog posts for important information about:

  • Our first School Council meeting;
  • Ventura Park Spirit Wear, and;
  • Next week’s virtual Curriculum Night.

Be safe and be well,

Monsieur Farrell and Madame Chamberland

Curriculum Night (October 20th)

Dear Families,  

On Tuesday October 20th you are invited to join us for our Curriculum Night.  Due to Health and Safety priorities, this year’s event is being held virtually (online).  Each family will be invited (via email) by their child’s teacher(s) to a Google Meet where they will have an opportunity to meet the teacher, hear about the upcoming year, take a peek into the school/ classroom, and have an introduction to the new Ministry Math Curriculum.

Teachers will be conducting their Google Meets between 6:00-7:30pm. Specific times for each teacher’s Meets will be communicated in their invitation to you. You will receive an email from your child’s teacher with information about how to join the virtual event. A stable internet connection is needed to join.

Once you join the meeting, please follow the meeting guidelines below: 

  • Please keep your audio on mute so all participants can hear  
  • Please turn your camera off

Please be aware that during the Curriculum Night you must refrain from:

  • recording any aspect of a Google Meet (including pictures, voices or video) using internal or external recording devices;
  • taking photos or screenshots of anything other than when given explicit permission or direction by the teacher to do so (e.g. a visual used for instructional purposes that won’t be reposted later);
  • distributing/posting any recorded, copied or distributed materials in any way, including to all social media platforms; 
  • and editing or manipulating materials in any way.  

Here are step-by-step instructions for logging into the Google Meet from a computer or chromebook. If you are using a mobile device, use the Google Meet guide for mobile devices. You will need to use your child’s YRDSB Gapps login to participate in these Google Meets.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Greg Farrell and Melanie Chamberland