Vedder Elementary is a special learning community where students, staff and parents are engaged in meaningful learning each day. Vedder's mission is to be a community that inspires strong character and powerful thinking. Our goal is, "How will a school wide focus on powerful thinking foster literacy, numeracy and social responsibility?"
May Virtues: Enthusiasm and Forgiveness
Spring has certainly sprung here at Vedder Elementary! We are excited and proud of our new garden area. It truly has become an “outdoor classroom” with raised beds, box planters, compost bins, and tree stump stools for sharing. It is not only a space to grow plants, but also grow the young minds and spirits of those that participate. Our virtues for the month are Enthusiasm and Forgiveness. We have lots of activity packed into these remaining two months – they promise to be full of learning and fun. Thank you parents, staff and students for being ‘Partners in Learning.’ Together, we are helping our Vedder students to grow in significant ways…inspiring strong character and powerful thinking. Mrs. P. Jordan
Volunteer Appreciation Assembly and Tea
We are so appreciative of all our parent / community support both inside and outside the classroom. “Thank-you” for assisting us is so many ways! On Tuesday May 12th, at 9:15 a.m. we will be hosting an assembly and tea to celebrate each of our volunteers. Formal invitations are being sent home, however if we have missed you, please join us. We want to ensure that we honour all of our volunteers who help to make Vedder Elementary a wonderful place to learn.
Bus Transportation 2015/16 School Year
Please be advised that registration for busing for next year is now open. All students riding a bus to and from school will need to be registered and carry a bus pass. For the coming school year there will be bus fees. These fees will apply with the exception of special needs students, overflow student and those students attending alternate schools. For more information and to register, please use the following link: http://www.sd33.bc.ca/district-transportation.
Vedder Elementary has moved to a new student information system. Please ensure that you contact the office to report your child’s absence. This can be done by phoning the school or by emailing our Secretary, Mrs. Pilling at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless your child is ill, please ensure that your son or daughter comes to school on time. When students are frequently late or absent, their learning can become jeopardized and they can quickly fall out of routine. Students with excellent attendance perform better in school and are more apt to experience success.
Our May Newsletter is now online.