Bring your used Batteries to school and help us win the Battery Recycling Program Challenge

To help do our part in protecting the environment, Ventura Park P.S. is competing in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Program Challenge! From now until May, please send any used batteries that need to be recycled with your child to school. There will be designated recycling bins where they can drop them off. The more we collect, the more chances we have at winning the grand challenge prize, $2000 for our school!

Collection bins will be located in front of the office on the first floor and in front of room 234 on the second floor.

We can do this, Ventura!

VPPS Important Safety Reminders

Safety with Weather

  • Send your children dressed for the weather as we are outside for close to an hour each day
  • Send your children with shoes for indoors and boots for outdoors to keep our classes and gym slip free and our feet warm outside
  • Make sure your students have extra clothing in their classroom in case they get wet (socks, underwear, pants, shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)

Safety with Covid

  • Send your children with extra masks for the full day. Many times masks get dirty, fall on the ground or need a change.
  • Send your children to school with their lunches and snacks in order to avoid extra contact with office staff and classroom interruptions.

Safety while Driving

  • Drive carefully in the neighborhood and allow yourself extra time to stop when in the school zone
  • Do NOT park or stop in the front bus loop – this is also our emergency vehicle entry point and every second counts if we need an ambulance – any obstruction (even for day care pickup and drop off) can cost valuable and lifesaving time

Safety with our Words/Actions

  • We work very hard to create a safe space for all of our community here at school, we encourage everyone to use language that is polite and inclusive – be mindful of our students and what they may overhear directly or indirectly (please and thank you!)

Safety with Food

  • Reminder that we are a nut safe school and foods that CONTAIN nuts are not permitted at school. This includes Nutella and a myriad of Halloween snacks that have been coming to school lately. Many students and staff have life threatening allergies to Nuts.

Thank you for being a community that cares about one another! Together we can keep our kids safe!

VPPS is All Charged Up!!

To help do our part in protecting the environment, Ventura Park P.S. is competing in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Program Challenge! From now until May, please send any used batteries that need to be recycled with your child to school. There will be designated recycling bins where they can drop them off. The more we collect, the more chances we have at winning the grand challenge prize, $2000 for our school!

Collection bins will be located in front of the office on the first floor and in front of room 234 on the second floor.

We can do this, Ventura!