Here are a few quick notes as we start the week:
Today students stayed inside for recess, as there was a bear sighting reported in the neighbourhood. We did not see the bear near the school, but in keeping with our safety protocol, we stayed inside for the duration of the break. As per our protocol, the Conservation Officer and RCMP were contacted and we had a visit from RCMP at the school. At lunch time, we were able to go outside for our usual scheduled play break. Students were very cooperative and understanding of our minor change in routine. If parents happen to hear stories about bears tonight, this may explain why!
Tomorrow is a Gardening day for many classes. Two of our classes are visiting Swan Lake.
On Friday, Divisions 1-5 are visiting Fort Rodd Hill. Last week, a special guest,Park Ranger Bob Campbell, came to speak to the classes about the significance of the anniversary of D-Day.
Thank you to Mrs. Kosolofski for organizing the ballet opportunity for students and families on Saturday May 18t!
Monday, May 20th is Victoria Day. Enjoy the long weekend!
Next Thursday, May 23rd is our WHOLE SCHOOL WALK-A-THON! We are excited about this new PAC event at Happy Valley and are looking forward to a wonderful morning of being active together. Children are able to earn ticket entries for prize draws as they participate in fundraising. Thank you for supporting your children with their pledge forms and for the many prize donations PAC has received to date.
PAC is in need of volunteers for our walk-a-thon on May 23. Please use this link to sign up. If all of the time slots are full and you would still like to help, please email HVPAC@hotmail.com and we will team you up with another parent.
This year, many of our Grade 4 & 5 children will have an opportunity to participate in the District Track Meet on Friday, June 7th. Since our field is still under remediation, Grade 4 & 5 classes will be walking to Ed Fisher Park over the next 3 weeks to prepare for track and field.
Enjoy a wonderful week!
The Happy Valley PAC Annual General Meeting is Wednesday May 29th at 6:30pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome. Nomination forms for PAC Executive positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) are available in the office. We are proposing a number of changes to our constitution and will be voting on those changes. A copy of the constitution attached here and is also available in the office.
Happy Valley PAC would like to extend a huge thank you to Thrifty Foods Colwood for their generous donation of cookies for our milk and cookie day!