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Principal’s Message | November
The annual Halloween Hop sponsored by our Parent Council was well attended. It was a pleasure to see so many students and parents enjoying a night of community building and fun. I would like to thank all our volunteers and Parent Council for putting the evening together and providing this seasonal celebration.
I am pleased to announce that Ms. Pereira and Ms. Latham have been confirmed as probationary contract teachers for the 2017/18 school year at SVS. This will ensure consistent staff in our grade three classrooms for the year and my hope is that they will roll over into the next school year with a continuous designation. SVS will be using one time funding commencing Oct 19/2017 to increase two existing educational assistants time and hire a new part time position to support our students throughout the school.
In previous years SVS charged a flat rate activity fee to cover various programs and field trips. For this year all fieldtrips and programs will be covered by a specific fee cost used only for the designated activity. Teachers are compiling lists of trips and related costs that will be entered in Sirs so that parents can plan for payment at their convenience. Payment can be made through my CBE accounts https://webapps.cbe.ab.ca/MyAccount/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fMyAccount or sent directly with students to the classroom teacher when returning permission forms.
Just a reminder that students using transportation and/or attending lunchroom must complete a registration form to access these services on a yearly basis. Registration can be done on line via my CBE account, accessed from the main CBE website or obtained in person at our school office. Last fall CBE Transportation launched the student ZPass for all registered students using yellow school bus service to swipe when they enter and exit their bus each day. The card is intended to be a multiyear pass and students can continue to use their passes from last year. If families have misplaced or discarded last year’s pass they can receive a new one at no cost. Schools will need to submit a ZPass Replacement Form and new passes will be printed and sent directly to the school for distribution.
Our first Student Led Conferences will be held on the evening of Thursday November 16th from 4:45 pm-8:00 pm and Friday November 17th from 9:00 am -1:00 pm. On line bookings will open on Monday November 13th.
Mr. Christopher Snow