November 2022

École Vickers Public School

Welcome to the newsletter for November

2800 Bradbury Drive

Prince Albert, SK S6V 7K8


Principal - Mrs. Jennie Green

Vice-Principal - Mr. Tyler Kuzma

Vice-Principal - M Jérémie Vogt


https://vk.srsd119.ca



Phone: (306) 922-6446

Fax: (306) 764-1766

EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

November 1st - Wacky Hair Day

November 2nd - Pattern Day

November 3rd - School Colour/Clothing day

November 4th - Hat Day

November 7th - Picture Retake

November 10th - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

November 11th - Remembrance Day (No Classes)

November 14th - (No Classes)

November 29th - SCC Meeting (Library 5:45 pm )

UP COMING EVENTS IN DECEMBER

December 13th - K-4 Christmas Concert @ Carlton Cafetorium 7.00 - 8:00 pm

December 14th - Grade 5-8 Band and Choir Concert @ Carlton Cafetorium 7:00 - 8:00 pm

More information will be coming closer to dates.

December 12th - 20th - SLC 12 days of Christmas - more details to come.

December 21st - January 3rd - Christmas Break (No Classes)

PRINCIPAL CORNER

Early conferences are coming up on November 10th from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Sign up on EDSBY starting on November 4th for a time to meet your child’s teacher.

What is an early conference? This is a chance for students to share some of the work they are proud of and the goals they have set for themselves. It is a chance for the teacher to share the student’s successes and possible supports that are in place. Finally, it is an opportunity for you, the parent, to share a goal you have for your child with the teacher. The early conference is a great opportunity to build a positive working relationship and foundation for your child’s school success.

Honour and Remember

Why We Observe Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed by Canadians and other members of the Commonwealth since the end of the First World War in order to remember all those who have fought and died in the line of duty to keep us free.


Vicker's Remembrance Day is November 10th @ 9:45 & 10:50 In the large gym

École Vickers School Influenza and Covid Vaccines November 10th

Thursday Nov. 10th, 2022 Ecole Vickers Public School 3:30pm—8:15pm PLEASE BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD AND WEAR SHORT SLEEVES. Influenza and COVID can be given at the same time Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian


For Public Clinics : (COVID and influenza) appointments can be booked online at www.4flu.ca or call 1-833-SASKVAX walk in clinic list www.4flu.ca

50th DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday November 16th ( 50th Day Of School)

K- 3 SOCK HOP

Happening in the big gym - more details to come!

Victor for November

Victor’s journey exploring the city of Prince Albert continues! This month, he will model BRAVERY by overcoming his fears! He will also need the Vickers community to keep solving math problems to help him navigate his way through the city!

Vickers School Clothing

Are you interesting in purchasing Vickers gear? We have an online store with loads of options!

Check out Entripy at https://evs.entripyshops.com/

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School Activity Fee

If you have not paid your child’s School Activity Fees please sign up using the link below for School Cash Online.

This fee is collected to assist in covering the costs of optional activities or events that would enhance the regular school programming and would enrich the education of participating students. Some examples of these are out of school educational experiences, activities, presentations and/or speakers.

The fee is $10.75 for Kindergarten and $21.00 for Gr 1-8 & Dev Ed.

SCHOOL CASH ONLINE

Make online payments with

SchoolCashOnline


  • Field Trips
  • Sports Events
  • Activity Fees


KEVGROUP

School Cash Simplified

Registration for School Cash Online is now Available!! Please Visit

www.srsd119.ca/school-cash-online/ for instructions.

Operation Red Nose

Prince Albert Lions Club

Box 518

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

S6V 5R4

CANADA

Serving Prince Albert and District Since 1947


The Prince Albert Lions Club sponsors Operation Red Nose in Prince Albert. The program is an annual December campaign to reduce impaired driving. It provides a free volunteer-based, designated driver service, which caters to all motorists who are impaired or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle. It provides patrons a safe, confidential ride in their own vehicle without getting behind the wheel themselves-and it’s free. All volunteer teams-made up of an escort driver, designated driver and navigator-as well as all other volunteers, undergo a police background check and are insured for liability by our provincial sponsor the SGI. In 2017 we provided 302 rides to clients who got home safely.

The Prince Albert Lions Club has been operating the program, with the help of community volunteers for eight years. The program operates on Friday and Saturday evenings from the end of November through to New Year’s Eve. In 2018 we will begin operating on November 30th and run for 5 weekends plus New Year’s Eve. We start around 9 pm in the evening and usually run until 3 am the next morning. New Year’s tends to run a bit later due to house parties.

Although the service is free, clients provide donations, which under the provisions of the Operation Red Nose Program must be allocated to youth groups or groups that support youth in Prince Albert and area. The Prince Albert Lions Club has selected area schools as the recipients of these donations to assist with programing for students. As a result of our 2017 season, $7,200 was donated to 12 schools in the area.

Since Operation Red Nose depends on volunteers from the community to run a successful campaign, we are challenging the schools to put together teams of volunteers to assist us in delivering a successful campaign over the coming season. Escort vehicles are provided by dealerships in the city so there is no need to use your own car.

The volunteers can choose to work one night, a weekend or the whole season. We find News Year Eve is one of our busiest nights. Volunteers are provided with food, coffee and camaraderie during the evenings they work.

If you are interested in helping out with Operation Red Nose, please contact me at (306)763-7434, (306)425-7804(cell) or by email at rbraaten@sasktel.net. If you want to discuss the program I am available to come and talk to you about it.

Lion Randy Braaten

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Our staff parking lots are a “no drop off zone” as they are out of bounds for students.

We urge parents to support us in this safety endeavor by dropping off your children on the west side of the school on Olive Diefenbaker Drive; on Bradbury Drive, east of the Special Needs bus zone and between Gisi Road and Olive Diefenbaker Drive.


We encourage the children to cross all streets in a safe manner by crossing at the corner or at cross walks. Teacher supervision is also provided at our major crosswalks.


The Community Club rink parking lot is the bus pick up zone after school for our parents to meet their children for pick up. Please refrain from turning around in the driveways, as this is disruptive to the homeowners.

Vickers Choir

The Vickers Choir made a music video parody of the Backstreet Boys song “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” entitled “Quit Making U-Turns At School,” their entry into the City of Prince Albert social media contest aimed at dissuading people from making U-Turns in school zones. The choir recorded the song first as an audio project (think headphones and a microphone in the band room), and then they filmed all of the video footage to go along with it. Mrs. Lohneis did the audio/video editing and we’ve been laughing at the fun results ever since! The choir is scheduled to sing O Canada and Christmas carols at the Raider game on Wednesday, December 7th.

The Grade 8 Band will be traveling to Saskatoon on the evening of November 25th to watch the U of S Wind Orchestra concert. What a great opportunity to listen to a high level band of experienced university-age musicians!

The Grade 4 Music classes have been busy painting and assembling Northern Spirit flutes, and they will soon be learning how to play them and how to read music.

There will be Christmas concerts in person this year on December 13th and 14th at Carlton. One evening will be an elementary Christmas concert, and the other evening will feature the bands and choir. Stay tuned for more details to come!

ÉCOLE VICKERS CANTEEN

DRINKS:
  • Flavored water................................$1.50
  • Chocolate milk...............................$1.50
  • Large apple/orange/fruit juice......$1.50
  • Juice box........................................$1.50



SMALL SNACKS: (all pre-packaged)..........$1.00

  • variety of small items such as Rice Krispie squares, goldfish crackers, cookies, baked chips,
  • hot rods, fruit snacks, wagon wheels, and/or seasonal snacks.



LARGE SNACKS: (all pre-packaged)...........$1.50

  • Sun chips, crispers, cookies

INCLEMENT WEATHER

For the most part, we want our students to enjoy playing outdoors before school, during both recesses, and the noon hour. On rainy days, we allow students to come into the school upon their arrival and remain indoors during all breaks. In the winter, we use -30 degrees Celsius as our cut off to remain indoors. If the temperature and/or wind-chill in combination with the temperature exceed -30, then all students are permitted in the school in the morning and during break times. We do expect that all students be dressed appropriately for the weather, as there are many cold days that students are expected to be outdoors.

BOOK FAIR

The Book Fair will take place on November 7th – 10th . This year's theme is Monster Book Fair: Reading is So Much Fun You’ll Get Goosebumps.

For those who cannot come to the book fair in person you can purchase online with the Virtual Book Fair Extension. You can use the following link to browse the selection below: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5173313 The online shop will open the first day of the fair. The orders will ship to our school for free and will be distributed to the students.

The fair is also open during Parent Teacher Interviews until 8:30 p.m.

Thank you,

Kelcie Grimard

Library Technician

Ecole Vickers Public School

KelcieGrimard@srsd119.ca

Purchasing Pink Shirt

February 15, 2023, has been proclaimed by the Ministry as Pink Shirt Day. As you know, last year, we held a competition to have our very own SRPSD logo created. This will be available to order starting November 1st.


Should you want to purchase the pink shirt please go to our school cash online (KEV) or to the office before November 14, 2022.

Hot Lunch Tuesday November 29th

Vickers will be having a hot lunch from Boston Pizza on Tuesday November 29th! The Deadline for the hot lunch will be November 21st. More information will be provided on school cash online. Go to https://srsd119.schoolcashonline.com and click to register if you haven't already.