Mark Your Calendars for Talentfest!

Red Curtain | Creative Commons AttributionMark your calendars! TALENTFEST is back! We are looking for students to show off their creative talents whether it’s singing, dancing, playing an instrument, or something different like juggling, comedy, yoga, hula-hooping or something else. Any students interested in participating either as a performer or MC, a member of the stage crew, advertising, decorating or front-of-house committees should pick up a registration form from the office. Registration forms are available now and must be signed and returned to the office by Tuesday, February 9th.

Auditions will be February 23rd and 24th after school and we will have a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 12th after school and two evening shows – Wednesday, April 13th and Thursday, April 14th.

We would also love to have more parent volunteers as there are many jobs to be done! To volunteer or if you have any questions, please email It’s Show Time! Get ready to shine!

Forms are available here:

Talentfest 2016 – MC Application Form

Talentfest 2016 – Performer Registration Form

Talentfest 2016 – Volunteer Registration Form


Wishlist: EDP Materials

Happy New Year! The students have settled nicely back into their school routines. Winter has arrived and Spring is scheduled for later this year I hear. In the meantime, I have a request to share from the Extended Day Program (EDP).

They are looking for materials. If you have any of the following items that you are willing to donate, please leave them at the school office:
-toilet paper rolls
-feathers; googlie eyes; string
-yogurt cups
-kleenex boxes
-old toys
-craft supplies (beads, sequins, glitter, markers, etc.)
-new board games
-play doh
-duct tape
-plastic disposable cups
-deck of cards
-paint brushers
-watercolour paint

Thank you so much for your donations and stay warm!

Request: Reading Volunteers Needed

Help Wanted!

Looking for Parents or Grandparents to Read with Students beginning in January.
There is a need for additional volunteers to come in to the school during the day to read with students. We are especially in need of volunteers who are able to read in French, but English-only readers are also welcome. The commitment can be as little as once a month to as much as daily. You choose what fits for you!
If you are interested in volunteering to read with students, please contact Jen Danby McDonald, our Volunteer Coordinator at

What’s Up?

Fundscrip orders are due! Forms are available online: Online Form

Macmillans and Cedar Bush Creations pick-up is Tuesday, November 24th from 3:45-6pm.

(FUNDSCRIP orders are due today BUT any late orders will be accepted tomorrow. Alternatively if you are buying your gift cards online you have until Monday AND you can still take advantage of free shipping with our school order. TTBPDL is our school’s code)

Is anyone interested in putting a school council float in the Metcalfe Christmas Parade? We’re looking for someone to coordinate it (use of a truck & driver, decorating, people to hand out candy). Email us if interested.

If you have ANY questions, please contact us at: and join us on Facebook:

Hey, I like money!

Good morning, CVES people!

It has come to my attention that Fundscrip is having a contest to win a $100 gift card of your choosing! I like the sound of that!

FundScrip Black Friday Contest

How it works
Like FundScrip on Facebook
Tell Us Your Favourite Black Friday Retailer by commenting on the contest post.
You’ll then get a chance to win a $100 Gift Card of Your Choice!

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day | Melanie Ritchie

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. The school will be holding a Service in the Gymnasium. Parents and family are more than welcome to attend. Please let the office know in advance so enough seating can be arranged. Please be there no later than 10:30am.

If your child is a Beaver, Cub, Scout, Spark, Brownie, Guide, or Cadet please have them wear their uniform to the service.

What else is going on at the school?

  • The Student Ambassadors are hosting a snowsuit drive. So please send in your clean and gently used snowsuits to the school this week.
  • FUNDSCRIP: a new order form was sent home this week. The deadline will be Thursday, November 19th.
  • NEXT COUNCIL MEETING: Join us in the school library this Thursday, Nov. 12th at 6:30pm. Bring  a mug as we will be serving hot chocolate! We will also be approving Ad Hoc requests during the meeting.

Have a question? You can always email us or join our Facebook group!

Operators are standing by…

… well, not exactly!

Just a friendly reminder to get in your order forms A.S.A.P.

Fundscrip orders are due TOMORROW!
Macmillans and Cedar Bush Creations orders are due on FRIDAY!

Also, the Samko & Miko Toy sale is happening now until the 8th at the EY Centre. Make sure to get your receipt stamped!

Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Good night!

What to choose, what to choose?

Happy Monday!

So, you’ve had a week to ponder all the fundraising flyers that came your way last week. Many of you are probably having a hard time deciding which items to purchase. Or maybe it’s just me!

The flyers that came home were for: Samko & Miko, Fundscrip, MacMillans, and Cedar Bush Creations. That’s a lot to sift through if you’re new to the school. So, let’s break it down.

Samko & Miko is an annual shopping extravaganza that takes place at the EY Centre. Get your receipt stamped at the cash register. Bring your receipt into the school and a percentage will be given back to the school. Win/win, right?

Fundscrip is all about gift cards. Are you planning on giving out gift cards this holiday season? Or hosting any parties? Consider paying for your groceries with gift cards! Purchase the gift cards through Fundscrip and the school receives a percentage (different stores offer different percentages).

MacMillans. Oh my! This is a popular fundraiser. Mostly because it is delicious! As well as very convenient. The items are frozen so you can pop them into your freezer and take them out when you’re in a hurry to entertain, or have a hankering for monkey bread. I took bit of a survey and heard that some of the perennial favourites are:  Chocolate covered cheesecake bites, Carrot Muffins, Monkey Bread, Pizza, and Pies.

Cedar Bush Creations. I am personally quite excited about this one. A local Castor Valley family makes these delightfully whimsical woodland creatures.

So, be sure to send your order forms in (Fundscrip on the 5th, and the others on the 6th) as soon as possible!

Here are some woodland creatures to brighten your fall day!