What's Going On At Veritas In May!
May 1, 2023
Welcome to the month of May!
Thank you to all parents, families, and community members who assisted and cheered on our students at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival! Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 each presented two class poems. Grade 4 students presented individual Bible readings. Students in grades 5 and 6 wrote and presented speeches. All students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 performed class songs and the grade 6 students performed as a band. Every performance was amazing. We are so proud of our students!
We are looking forward to an active May and June. Some of our classes have local field trips planned in May, such as the grade 4 class releasing their salmon in Lakelse River. Our grade 6, 7, 8, & 9 classes have longer overnight trips planned. Please watch carefully for notes and information from your child’s teacher. If you wish to volunteer in the coming months, please ensure all your volunteer paperwork, including your criminal record check and driver's paperwork, is complete. If you are unsure of the status of your volunteer paperwork, please call the school office at 250-635-3035.
Continue reading to the bottom to enjoy some pictures of Veritas students from the month of April!
Monday, May 1 - Boston Pizza Hot Lunch
Wednesday, May 3 - McDonalds Hot Lunch
Saturday, May 6 - Regional Speech Competition beginning at 10:00 am
Monday, May 8 - Boston Pizza Hot Lunch
Monday, May 8 - VPSG Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Grade 1 classroom - all are welcome!
Wednesday, May 10 - Hot Dog Hot Lunch
Thursday, May 11 - School Council Meeting at 7:00 pm
Friday, May 12 - Mother's Day Lunch at 12:00 Noon
Monday, May 15 - Boston Pizza Hot Lunch
Wednesday, May 17 - Opa Hot Lunch
Wednesday, May 17 - Growing Smiles Delivery
Thursday, May 18 - Class Photos
Friday, May 19 - Half Day Noon Dismissal
Monday, May 22 - Victoria Day (No School)
Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26 - Grade 7 Trip
Wednesday, May 24 - Boston Pizza Pasta Hot Lunch
Wednesday, May 31 - School Mass led by Grade 3
Wednesday, May 31 - Pita Pit Hot Lunch
Veritas Parent Support Group
VPSG Executive: The VPSG Executive includes Birke Araujo (firstname.lastname@example.org) as Chair, Ashley Medeiros as Vice-Chair, Gillian McCutcheon as Secretary, and Joan Iamele as Treasurer. The next meeting is on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in the grade 1 classroom. All parents are encouraged to attend!
Fundraisers: Thank you for your participation in the Growing Smiles fundraiser! All orders will be delivered on May 17th, just in time for the May long weekend.
Fundraising Monies: This year's fundraising goal is $30 000! To date, we have raised approximately $20 000.
Hot Lunch Class Volunteers: Grade 1 parents are responsible for May's Hot Lunch and Grade 2 are responsible for June's Hot Lunch. If you are able to help out on any of the Wednesdays in May or June from 11:00 - 12:20, please reach out to Birke at email@example.com or call the school office!
Facebook: A lot of fundraiser ideas and Hot Lunch coordination occurs in the Facebook group. Search "Veritas Parent Support Group 2022" and join!
Minutes: The minutes from previous VPSG meetings can be accessed here: https://www.veritascatholicschool.ca/vpsg-minutes.
Next Meeting: The next VPSG meeting will be on May 8th at 7:00 pm in the grade 1 classroom. We hope to see you there!
Mother’s Day Picnic Lunch: We welcome all mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or any others who fill the role of Mother to join us in celebrating Mother’s Day! On Friday, May 12, you are welcome to come to Veritas at noon with a picnic blanket and lunch to enjoy a picnic lunch on the school grounds. If it is raining, you will be welcome to spread your picnic blanket in the gym.
New Applications: Veritas School is currently accepting applications for some of our classes that have space for the 2023-2024 school year. Application forms can be downloaded from our website or picked up in the school office.
School Council: The next School Council meeting is on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm at the school. The meeting begins with an open invitation to all, before we move to the in-camera portion of the meeting. The mandate of School Council is to oversee the operation of Veritas School, including finances and staffing. Minutes from previous School Council meetings can be accessed here: https://www.veritascatholicschool.ca/school-council
Student and Family Affordability Fund: There are still funds available to families who have not yet applied. The form is available in the Veritas School office or can be downloaded HERE. Completed forms must be submitted to Tamara Berg (Principal), where they will be reviewed by Mrs. Berg and a representative of Veritas School Council. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns about the Student & Family Affordability Fund, please contact Tamara Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-635-3035.
In the Catholic Church, the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year, the liturgical season of Easter ends on May 28, Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost Sunday celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. White is the liturgical colour represented until Pentecost Sunday, which is why you will see the church altar, our entrance prayer table, and each classroom’s prayer table adorned in white. White is the colour of light and a symbol of joy, purity, and innocence. After May 28, we move out of the Easter Season and into Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green.
The Spring Carnival hosted by the Grade 7's was a great success!
Thank you to all those who supported the Grade 7's by attending the Spring Carnival!
The Grade 9's had a busy day at their bottle drive!
Kindergartens did a wonderful job on their poems at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival . . .
. . . as did the Grade 1 students . . .
. . . the Grade 2 students . . .
. . . and the Grade 3 students!
The Grade 5 and 6 students wrote and performed amazing speeches at the PNMF!
The Spring Craft Fair hosted by the Grade 8 class was a great success!