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?"

March Virtues: Trustworthiness and Courage

Principal's Message:  

February has been a month of hard work and tremendous learning at Vedder.  We celebrated tremendous support for Jump Rope for Heart, in which our students raised over $3000.00!  Many of our staff took part in professional development on February 20th with a focus on the importance of the social / emotional learning of our learners.  Our “Ready, Set, Learn” event, aimed at welcoming our pre-kindergarten learners, was also a terrific success.  We closed the month of February with a Bears’ Celebration Assembly that honoured the accomplishments of Term 2.  Our virtues for the month of March include that of TRUSTWORTHINESS and COURAGE.  With three weeks until March Break, it truly is amazing to be a part of such a special learning community where students, staff and parents all work together to realize our mission of, “inspiring strong character and powerful thinking.” Mrs. P. Jordan 

Nut-Aware School Policy

At Vedder Elementary we have several students with anaphylactic allergies to peanuts and nuts. Exposure to even a tiny amount of these foods can be life-threatening. To date, avoidance is the only way to prevent anaphylaxis to foods. To help protect students with life-threatening allergies, Vedder Elementary School has a Nut-Aware Policy in place.  All nut and/or nut-derivative products, including: peanuts, walnuts, cashews, almonds and all other tree nuts, are prohibited.

Attendance Reporting

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: shelley_pilling@sd33.bc.ca.  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  March Newsletter is now online.

Read our latest Newsletter, check the Calendar, or find relevant Parent and Student information on our website.  There is also a blank Pizza Day Order Form in the Parent section.