Mrs. Zwicker’s class is focusing on ways they can help the environment. They are starting a battery recycling program. Most batteries get thrown out and end up in landfills. The chemicals in batteries are toxic and can leak out when the battery starts to break down. These toxic chemicals can end up in our groundwater.
Starting March 17, right after March Break, bring your used batteries to school and Mrs. Zwicker’s class will make sure they get disposed of properly. The battery drop box will be located at the office. Let’s work together to help the environment!
For more information, please watch this video made by Mrs. Zwicker’s class.
Starting in March, Victoria Harbour families have the option to pay school fees, including fees for field trips and club activities, etc. online. The Simcoe County District School Board has introduced a program called School Cash Online. Benefits of this online payment tool include:
• Less cash travelling with students to school
• Less cash to count and store in the school office
• Convenience for parents/guardians
You can register for the service immediately. Here’s how to register:
Step 1- Go to https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com or follow the ‘School Cash Online’ link from our school website
Step 2 – follow the registration steps to set up an account and link your child to the account
Step 3 – record your login information in a safe place
If you have any questions, as always, please contact us at the school.
It’s that time of year again, when it’s time to start registering kids for Kindergarten next year. If your child will be 4 in 2014 come on in and get registered.
Exciting news for VHES is the fact that we are getting Full Day Kindergarten next year! A year before we were expecting it.
For more information about Kindergarten come on into the school or visit SCDSB’s website.
Way back in September some of our students travelled to Toronto to participate in We Day. Part of this experience is the committment to give back, being part of the “we” not just the “me.”
This year Free The Children’s global campaign focuses around education around the world.
Here are VHES we are committing to raise money for bricks through the month of February, until March 6th. We are calling this campaign – Spreading The Love Brick by Brick.
Every $20 raised provides one brick for a school being built. Parent Council has already got us started by donating enough money for 5 bricks – this donation was done for Mrs. Webb’s retirement gift.
Mrs. Gray is challenging every class to be involved and wants to try and raise $1000! With the parent council donation we are already 10% of the way to that goal.
Come on VHES let’s meet this goal!
The Tay Library is holding a contest with area schools to see which school will read the most books. The winning school will get a $500 Chapters gift card to purchase books for the school library. Once a month one student will win a $10 Walmart gift card.
Can we beat St. Antoine?! YES!!! Can we beat Port?! YEAH!!! Can we beat Waub?! YOU BET WE CAN!!
Details: Students must have a Tay Library card in order to participate. Books must be from the Tay Library system. Ages 7 – 14. Registration is ongoing.
Help VHES win the prize by reading, reading, reading!
Just a reminder that each morning this week we will be having a carol sing with the Hawk Wrackers!
Some classes have also prepared different Christmas presentations and on Wednesday we will have our monthly recognition assembly.
Friday is a PD Day, an unpaid day for teachers as per the governments Memorandum of Understanding. There will be a few staff at the school, including Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Losch, should you realize you have forgetten anything you need over the break.
School begins again Monday, January 6th, 2014!
Bus cancellation information
in case of inclement weather
Although fall has just arrived, winter
is just around the corner in Simcoe
County. With it comes the possibility
of severe inclement weather conditions,
challenging winter driving conditions
and, as a result, possible bus
and school event cancellations.
All information regarding cancelled
buses in Simcoe County is posted on
the Simcoe County Student Transportation
Consortium’s bus information
school is in the North zone. When
buses are cancelled, please remember
that schools are still open (unless otherwise
noted) for student learning.
The Consortium, in conjunction with
bus operators, will make the decision
to cancel school buses before 6 a.m.
and as such, will make every effort to
post announcements between 6 and 7
a.m. Parents should also note that
inclement weather cancellations are
effective for the whole day and buses
cancelled in the morning will not run
at the end of the day.
Tags: bus cancellations·inclement weather·winter