VPPS End of School Year Message

Just a few more days until the end of another school year. As a community, we have been through a lot together and have pulled together to always make the best of every situation. Thank you for supporting us at school and for helping us to build a community of kids who know they are valued – that they matter and they belong here at VPPS.

This week we will be saying farewell to our Grade 8 students – many of whom have been with us since grade 1. We wish them well as they head off to high school and hope that they carry with them the valuable experiences they have had at VPPS. Congratulations Grade 8’s! Thank you to everyone who contributed to an amazing Graduation.

This week we will also be saying farewell to some of our VPPS staff who will be moving to other opportunities across YRDSB and beyond. We are grateful for the ways they have contributed to the lives of students and staff here at Ventura Park. Thank you and best wishes to M. Cohen, Mme Forde, Mme Critch, Mme Kazdan, Mme Palfi & to Mme Denis who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

To the other students in our community who are off to new places next year – we hope that each one of you will remember fondly your friends and teachers at VPPS. Best wishes for always!

THURSDAY June 30th – the final day of school and dismissal is at 11:50 a.m. Please make sure you have made arrangements for the afternoon for your children, buses will be picking up students at 11:50 a.m.

Report Cards – will be distributed electronically with instructions on how to access them using your child’s GAPPS accounts.

First Day of School – is Wednesday September 7th. Please check the blog for back to school information the end of August. Below you will see the calendar for the school year for your reference and planning.

SAVE THE DATE– first School Council Meeting of the 2022/2023 school year that will take place in-person on Wednesday September 14th at 7:30pm in the Library.

As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your homeroom teacher or to the office.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER!

Ventura Park Track & Field

We wanted to extend a big CONGRATULATIONS to all students in Grades 4 to 8 who participated in our Track & Field events today. It was amazing to see everyone competing and having fun with friends after a long pause due to the pandemic.

Track

Students made good use of shady areas on the field as well as our cooling station in the gym to beat the heat we had today. The cooler areas helped keep everyone in fine form for their events. The results from the events are still being tabulated, and will be announced to students very soon!

A very big THANK YOU goes out to all of the teachers who worked so hard to organize today’s events and help them run smoothly all day, as well as the high school volunteers from Bill Crothers who came to assist. The day was a success because of your hard work and dedication. Merci bien!

Merci!

Community Presentation from Maksim Goldenshteyn TONIGHT

Maksim Goldenshtyen, Author, Holocaust Researcher and Former Reporter, will be providing a presentation for the Ventura Park Public School Community, TONIGHT, May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Maxim Goldenshteyn is the author of the recently published book So They Remember: A Jewish Family’s Story of Survival in Ukraine, which highlights his own family history and the family histories of others that are interconnected with his – and his publication also highlights his research of Holocaust history in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), specifically Soviet Ukraine, which is not as often well-represented, even while 2.7 million FSU Jews perished in the Holocaust.

He provides the presentation in an age-appropriate manner highlighting his family history, immigration and other themes.

For those interested, the Zoom Meeting link can be found below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 954 5944 3442

Passcode: 294208

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found tables have been moved inside of the school and are now located in front of the office, parents are welcome to check the tables for any missing articles after 3:35pm from today until Friday. Whatever is not claimed, is sent to a local charity.

Community Presentation from Maksim Goldenshteyn on May 19th

Maksim Goldenshtyen, Author, Holocaust Researcher and Former Reporter, will be providing a presentation for the Ventura Park Public School Community, on May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Maxim Goldenshteyn is the author of the recently published book So They Remember: A Jewish Family’s Story of Survival in Ukraine, which highlights his own family history and the family histories of others that are interconnected with his – and his publication also highlights his research of Holocaust history in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), specifically Soviet Ukraine, which is not as often well-represented, even while 2.7 million FSU Jews perished in the Holocaust.

He provides the presentation in an age-appropriate manner highlighting his family history, immigration and other themes.

For those interested, the Zoom Meeting link can be found below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 954 5944 3442

Passcode: 294208

Lost & Found

The school’s Lost & Found box has been moved to tables outside the front of the school, parents are welcome to check the tables for any missing articles. The tables will be placed outside from 9am to 6pm, today through Monday.

VPPS Coffee & Chat

REMINDER: Coffee & Chat is open to all parents, guardians, grandparents and school community members this coming Monday, May 9th from 8:30 to 9:30am outside the front of the school.
It is for anyone who wants to drop by for a chat, and a coffee (or a cup of tea) with M. Farrell and Mme Chamberland.
We look forward to connecting and getting to know the members of our VPPS
community.

VPPS Coffee and Chat

Reminder: Coffee, & Chat is open to all parents, guardians, grandparents and school community members next Monday May 9th from 8:30 to 9:30am outside the front of the school.
It is for anyone who wants to drop by for a chat, and a coffee (or a cup of tea) with M. Farrell and Mme Chamberland.
We look forward to connecting and getting to know the members of our VPPS
community.

VPPS Coffee and Chat

Coffee, & Chat is open to all parents, guardians, grandparents and school community members on Monday May 9th from 8:30 to 9:30am outside the front of the school.
It is for anyone who wants to drop by for a chat, and a coffee (or a cup of tea) with M. Farrell and Mme Chamberland.
We look forward to connecting and getting to know the members of our VPPS
community.