Good Afternoon and Happy New Year, Ventura Park Families!
We are waiting on communication from the YRDSB with details and will share with you when we get them, but Premier Ford has just announced that Ontario schools will be pivoting to online learning for a period of two weeks. Synchronous learning will begin for students this Wednesday January 5th, and teachers will be in touch with you regarding access and times for online learning. Students will be following their regular timetables during this closure and Wednesday is a Day 3.
If you require the use of a Chromebook during the virtual learning period, please call the school or contact us via email at email@example.com. Devices will be available for pickup tomorrow, January 4th, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. We will meet you at the front door to pass you the technology requested. Please ensure you are wearing a mask.
Recycling batteries is very important as batteries contain various heavy metals such as nickel, zinc, lead, mercury, lithium, cobalt, and cadmium. Recycling allows materials to be recovered, reused, and disposed of properly, keeping these hazardous materials out of landfill.
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 are grateful to are two Grade 4 students who were our Administrators for the day. PK and VPK did an outstanding job extending their classes recess, declaring a no homework day and revising the daily schedule of their classroom.
As you can see by these photos they also really enjoyed their hot chocolate and cookies. We promise to share more photos as we appreciate our students who participated in our cookie dough fundraiser.