Information about Ontario’s new COVID-19 Testing Plan

Dear Families,

The Ministry of Education has asked all school boards to share information about Ontario’s new COVID-19 testing plan, including the availability of free testing for any Ontarian who would like it.

Tests are free and do not require an OHIP card. Referrals are no longer required to visit an assessment centre and no Ontarian will be declined a test.

To learn more about this plan, including when you should get tested and the process, please visit our website to see a message from the Ministry of Education regarding COVID-19 testing

Thank you.

VPPS Mental Health and Well Being Newsletter

“Dear VPPS Families. As we enter the last month of school, the Mental Health and Well Being Committee at VPPS has been hard at work creating a Newsletter for Well Being. It includes many strategies for your family to engage in together. Click the images to learn more & be sure to be logged into your child’s YRDSB gapps account to access the documents. Enjoy, be safe and stay healthy!

VAUGHAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES VIRTUAL SCIENCE FAIR

Dear VPPS families,

Vaughan Public Libraries is pleased to offer an exciting program that they are launching for kids and families.

On June 1st, Vaughan Public Libraries will be launching a Virtual Science Fair which is open for any participants in Grade 2 to Grade 12. Create a website, a video presentation, an animated cartoon, or a video game to showcase your research centered around a theme which will be announced when the event launches on June 1st. The Science Fair will accept entries throughout the month of June, with final submissions due on June 30th.

The event will launch with several categories for participants, Junior (for grades 2-5), Intermediate (for grades 6 – 8), and Senior (for grades 9-12). You are welcome to join as a solo participant or as a group, working collaboratively online. They cannot wait to see what the eager young minds of Vaughan can come up with when they rise to the challenge.

Event rules, registration information, and submission guidelines, and Judging Rubric will be available online at event launch, on June 1st, 2020.

For any inquiries on this upcoming event, please contact the Virtual Science Fair communications officer Rosa Covertini, at rosa.covertini@vaughan.ca or the Virtual Science Fair lead, Tommy Sunthorn, at tommy.sunthorn@vaughan.ca.

We miss you, VPPS!

Good morning VPPS Students, Families & Community,

We know these days have been challenging. We are all adapting to being at home and this new style of learning. The VPPS staff want you to know how much we miss you and we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy!

– VPPS Staff

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Message from Our Lunchtime Program Provider TenTen Sports

Hello Everyone,
Its wonderful news that restrictions are being eased in Canada, and many places around the world. However, we are still restricted to spending time at home and that is why TenTen Sports has created an exciting activity for you and your family to enjoy.  
Our video: TenTen Kitchen Drumming Tutorial is a fun and fundamental drumming lesson taught by a world class drummer making use of a few household items.
Have an awesome time drumming, feel free to share the video and please become a subscriber to TenTen on YouTube.
We are feeling confident that our TenTen programs will run, live and in person in the not so distant future. Stay Tuned and Stay Well.
Best Regards,
The TenTen Team