VPPS staff appreciation potluck 

Dear Parents,

To honor the hard work of the educators and staff at Ventura Park Public School, the Parent Council is hosting a Staff Appreciation potluck lunch on 8 December 2022. As we look back over this past year, we thank the VPPS staff for all the work that they do to help our children become learners and future leaders.

We need YOUR participation in our potluck to make this day the success that it deserves to be.

Please fill out the form (https://forms.gle/QDXexRgGTe5pbhQa8) and select the items you would like to sign up to bring for the lunch. Note that items must be dropped off to the school in disposable containers during one of the below time slots on 8 December 2022.

  • 8:45am to 9am
  • 11:45am to 12:15pm

Thank you for your contribution and for helping us celebrate the educators and staff that shape the future of our little ones.

Parent Council 
Ventura Park Public School

Click here to access the google form

Parent Teacher Interviews

We are looking forward to our Parent Teacher Interviews coming up tomorrow evening and Friday morning of this week.

If you requested a virtual meeting please reach out to your child’s teacher for the link. Otherwise we will see you at Ventura Park PS for your interview.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Masking in Schools and  Preparing for Severe Weather

Dear families, 

With yesterday’s announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding masking and winter weather approaching, we want to provide families with an update on masking and the steps we take to keep students safe when severe weather occurs. 

Masking in Schools

Yesterday, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly recommended that individuals wear masks in indoor settings. We continue to consult with York Region Public Health, who are strongly recommending masking in indoor settings. York Region schools and workplaces continue to be mask friendly environments and masking is strongly encouraged in YRDSB schools and buildings, and on all forms of school transportation. All students, staff, families and visitors who choose to wear a mask, or who are advised or required to wear a mask will be supported in doing so. A limited number of masks are available; children who wish to wear a mask but do not have access to one, may contact their school. 

School Transportation Cancellations

School transportation (buses and taxis) may be cancelled due to extreme cold or inclement weather. On these days, schools will remain open unless otherwise stated. If school transportation is cancelled in the morning, it will also be cancelled in the afternoon. Any special or hot lunch days and field trips will also be cancelled. 

Families should use their best judgment to decide whether to send their children to school on extreme cold or inclement weather days. Students will not be penalized for missing school on those days. For safety reasons, please let the school know if your child will not be attending school that day. 

School Closures

Emergency closures will be considered when conditions may not be safe for students and staff members to attend school for the full day. This may include events that significantly limit school operations or access to the school site (e.g., widespread, prolonged power failures or downed power lines).

In keeping with our current practice, we will continue to keep our schools open as much as possible. However, it is important that families have alternate childcare arrangements planned for the rare occasions when schools may be closed. Before and aftercare programs will not operate if schools are closed.

Communication to Families

Decisions about school transportation and school closures will be made as early as possible and no later than 6:00 a.m. We will do our best to notify families in advance when we may be considering closing school and Board offices. Transportation cancellations or school closures are communicated through:


For more information on severe weather days, please visit our website www.yrdsb.ca.