On November 30th, our students will head downtown to take part in an annual ceremony whereby each division will bring a decorated wreath for the “Light Up.” The city always kindly provides our children with hot chocolate and a chance to meet with Santa. If you are interested in dropping by to see this event unfold, I have included our timeline. As we are dealing with youngsters whose legs and lungs are of different sizes, the departure time here and the arrival time downtown may be slightly different (though we are counting on it being a 10-15 min. walk).
We are sending our divisions in their “buddy groups,” so I am sure that will make it even more memorable.
Departure from MVB
8:20 Mrs. Pratt’s class
8:40 Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Reimer and Strong Start
9:00 Mrs. Downs and Mr. Easthope’s classes
9:20 Mrs. Shinoda and Mrs. Dell’s classes
9:40 Mr. Jones and Mr. Pyle’s classes.
10:00 Mr. Huntington and Mrs. Hooper’s classes
10:20 Mrs. Kolotylo and Mrs. Schipfel’s classes
***Just a reminder to parents to please ensure that you have provided your consent (either online through parent connect of via the paper copy) for a “walking field trip.”
Soon our staff and gr. 6 class will be looking sharp in our M.V. Beattie wear, and with all of the excitement, a number of students from other grades have asked whether we will be getting other clothing for purchase. So, below are pictures of the two “new” logos for our shirt orders. If you are thinking about a great early Christmas gift, here are a couple of options for your consideration. Although the appearance online is black and white, the actual T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T’s and Hoodies are in a rich navy colour. We are excited by the prospect of our staff and students sharing their school pride by wearing MVB duds on “Wildcat Wednesdays.” These clothes will be available throughout the year, but if you want to have them prior to Christmas, you will have to order them by Friday, Nov. 29th!
We have samples to try on in the office as well as order forms.
Go Cats Go!
On behalf of our staff, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our parent/guardians for taking the time to meet with us and to help us learn more about your children. Sharing information and co-creating goals for the future play a critical role in developing successful action plans. I was especially pleased to listen in on some of our intermediate students as they discussed what strengths they possessed and what challenges still need to be overcome. Being aware of how one learns best is an essential part of becoming a lifelong learner. So, last night’s meetings were a “First Step” in the process of establishing goals, and now we must take care to monitor them. It is important that we help our students recognize that dreams are important for the inspiration that they provide, but goals provide us with the steps to achieve them.
Best wishes on the next stages of your learning journeys!
Each year, the arrival of cold weather creates new challenges for some of our families. We ask students to come prepared to school with warm winter jackets, toques, glove or mittens and – once the snow arrives – snow pants. If students don’t have proper winter wear it becomes difficult to enjoy the snow forts and sledding. To avoid having students shivering in wet clothes for the remainder of the day, the school rule is that students without the proper clothing aren’t permitted to take part in sledding or
climbing around on the snow piles. This rule is not intended to be punitive; no one enjoys being the FUN police, but we do want to prevent kids from being miserable after recess and lunch. So, in an effort to ensure that our students are comfortably clothed for the winter season, we would like to request your second hand winter wear (specifically jackets and snow pants). If some families have youth-sized winter jackets/pants that they no longer need and would be willing to donate to our school, we will do our best to match them with students in need.
Thank you for your consideration!
Although we have been enjoying some sunny days as of late, we know that snow will be arriving at some point, so we are preparing for our annual trip to SilverStar Mountain. Once again, families will have the option of sending their kids to SilverStar to enjoy from a variety of options: Skiing, SnowBoarding, Tubing and Skating. We are fortunate to have the PAC cover the costs of our transportation, and the remaining per student costs are broken down as follows (and represent a 3 day cost):
Ski/Snowboard: No Rental: Lift tickets $24 + Mandatory Lessons $69 = $93 With Rental : Lift tickets $24 + Mandatory Lessons $69 + Rental $30 = $123
Skating/Tubing: $16 x 3 = $48
Tubing only: $12 x 3 = $36
The following dates have been reserved: January 25th, Feb. 8th and Feel. 25th.
Buses will pick up our students at 8:15am and return them to school by 3:30pm.