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?"
April Virtues: Integrity and Cooperation
Springtime is a time to celebrate new growth. At Vedder we are excited and proud of our students’ accomplishments as we continue to inspire them to demonstrate strong character and powerful thinking. Recently, our grade four students completed the Foundation Skills Assessment and our results showed that, 100% of students met or exceeded expectations in Reading! That statistic is certainly something to be celebrated. April is also a month that we recognize Earth Day. Our virtues for the month are Integrity and Cooperation. These are certainly essential characteristics when we speak about ways to take care of our planet. Thank you parents, staff and students for being ‘Partners in Learning.’ Together, we are helping our Vedder students to grow in significant ways! Mrs. P. Jordan
BC Lions Coming to Vedder Elementary!
On Wednesday April 8th, we will be hosting members of the BC Lions Football Team. They will be reading to all of our Grade 3 students. A huge "thank-you" to Mrs. Chand for organizing this event.
Primary Spring Concert
Our Primary classes have been busy getting ready for our Spring Concert. This will take place during the afternoon and evening of Wed. April 29th. The afternoon Concert will begin at 12:45 p.m. Our Kindergarten classes will kick-off the evening with their show beginning at 6:00 p.m. The doors to the gym will be open for Kindergarten parents and their guests at 5:45 p.m.. Once the Kindergarten performance is over, the gym will emptied and the doors will open at 6:20 p.m. for parents and guests of students who are in grades 1 thru grades 3.
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 April Newsletter is now online.