CV Libary’s Wishlist: List #1

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Good morning Castor Valley !

Last month we launched our Library Project in an effort to raise funds for enhancing our technology and literacy needs at the school. A library should be a hub of learning and we’re excited to see how we can improve the space!

During Phase One of the project, we’re asking parents to help by:

  1. buying e-cards from Chapters-Indigo on Flipgive. We receive 20% back to spend on books for our library. So far, we’ve raised $120. E-cards are immediately available to use online or in-store (from a phone or printed off).
  2. take an ornament from our Library Wishing Tree. If you’re in the school, check out our Wishing Tree. Take an ornament of your choosing and purchase the book listed on the ornament to donate back to the library. You will have your name mentioned on the paper bookplate on the inside cover of the book AND get a thank you on our website (ask for anonymity if you’d prefer).
  3. donate a book on our bi-monthly librarian curated wish lists. Our librarian will have a list of books sent out to the school community in a CVES newsletter every other week. The list will be posted here on a new blog post as well as added to our wishlist page. Send us a quick email if you purchase a book so we can update our site to avoid duplication of donations. You will have your name mentioned on the paper bookplate on the inside cover of the book AND get a thank you on our website (ask for anonymity if you’d prefer).

If you purchase your donation from Chapters, please consider paying with a Flipgive e-card!!!

Here is our Wishlist: List#1:

  • La revanche des Loups by Sigmund Brouver – $ 7.00 –  have others in series in English only; Hockey
  • Chrysanthème (en francais) by Kevin Henkes –  2 copies repeatedly requested by Teachers
  • Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, Book 1  by Sheila Grau  – 9871419713705  – $16.00
  • Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, Book 2: Gorilla Tactics  by Sheila Grau – 9781419713712     $ 16.00
  • Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones – 978038575559  $ 16.00
  • Zoo Looking by Mem Fox 9781572550117 $ 18.00 –to replace much loved but damaged/discarded book
  • Upside Down Magic 3: Showing Off  by Sarah Mlynowski $ 8.00 – have book 1 in series; extremely popular author.
  • The King’s Taster by Kenneth Oppel $ 20.00
  • Demi-Frere by Kenneth Oppel $ 20.00
  • Le Prodigieux by Kenneth Oppel $ 25.00
  • Half-Brother by Kenneth Oppel – $ 13.00
  • An Incredible Case of Dinosaurs by Kenneth Oppel $ 7.00 – have rest in series
  • Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel $ 13.00
  • The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint (Ottawa author) – $ 16.00
  • Les livres des sports (en francais) 
  • Guinness World Book of Records 2017 (in English & French) extremely popular, do not stay on bookshelves; 2 copies of each needed; were available at Costco.

Have a lovely day and thanks for being such an awesome community!!!

The Wishing Tree: Chrysanthemum

Have you seen the Wishing Tree here at Castor Valley? You may have noticed it outside the library at Meet the Teacher night. It is decorated with dozens of paper “ornaments”. Each ornament has the title of a book the librarian would like to have added to our collection. Whenever you’re in the school, please look for our wishing tree near the library entrance. Feel free to take an ornament and fulfil a wish. New ornaments will be added as wishes are granted.

Our FIRST wish has been fulfilled!!!

Please thank Annabelle Brown for her donation of the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

See our Library Project page for more details.

Hot Lunch Program is on its way!

Welcome back to another school year!!

Did you know we have a Hot Lunch Program at Castor Valley that is catered by local companies?

The program is split into two groups: Kindergarten-Gr.3 and Gr.4-8. Each group has a lunch every other Wednesday. The type of meal rotates. You will soon receive a form in your child’s backpack listing all the options. 

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Our school Lunch Program complies with the  School Food and Beverage Policy from the Ontario Ministry of Education that came into effect September 1, 2011 for all Ontario schools www.ontario.ca/healthyschools.

We continue to use Gabriel’s Pizza which offers their pizzas on a nutritional whole-grain thin crust.  We will also continue serving Oven-Baked Chicken Fingers (descriptions on the order form) from AJ’s Catering, Subway lunches, the Hot Potato Company with their delicious baked potatoes and Caesar salads, and Red Dot Cafe will be providing Castor Valley with a 16 oz bowl of penne with two choices of sauces (description on the order form).  Starting this year, if your child is absent for the day, their lunch will not be kept for the next day nor will it be sent home with a sibling.

Please note if you participate in the Milk Program and order juice (100% fruit juice), your child will receive two drinks that day at the first nutrition break.

So keep your eye on your child’s backpack!

FUNtastic! Thanks Everyone!

CVES Council would like to thank all the families who came out to our Family Fun Night on June 14th. The evening was a huge success, raising just over $6,500!! We were also SO fortunate to have 4 Osgoode Scotiabank employees help us out that evening as a part of their Employee Volunteer Program (the program matches our profit up to $1,000 per Scotiabank employee) and they are donating another $4,000, making our total profit over $10,000! This money will be used to help fund our new Kinder Play Structure, and ensures Council will be starting off the next school year in an excellent financial position – ready to fund student, teacher and parent initiatives throughout the year!

CVES Council would like to thank everyone involved – the students who ran games and wore the beaver costume, the high school students who came to help, the teachers and staff who helped out, all the parents who donated cakes and baked goods, and the amazing people who put in MANY planning hours and who volunteered their time on the 14th. All in all there were over 40 adult volunteers and about 35 student volunteers – it’s truly a school-wide effort!We were also lucky to have generous sponsors this year! A HUGE shout out goes to:

  • Rebel tents (set up those amazing tents!)
  • Greely Firefighters (for their BBQ expertise)
  • Triangle pump (donated all the pizza)
  • Wicked garage (donated all the water)
  • George Darouze (paid for the cotton candy machine rental)
  • Giant tiger (donated juice)
  • Foodland – Osgoode (donated juice)
  • Metcalfe Firefighters (brought their truck)
  • Scotiabank!

Thank you also to Mr. Toivonen for letting us tape him to the gym wall – what a sport!!

Hope everyone had fun – thanks again for coming – have a great summer!

CVESC Fun Night Committee

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Fun Night and a Cake Walk, yeah!

Fun night is almost here. I can hardly believe it either! Games, Tasty food, Yummy Treats, and Oodles of good fun!

First off, we’d like to thank our generous sponsors: Scotiabank, George Darouze, Triangle Pump, Wicked Garage and the Greely Volunteer Firefighters.

If you/your company would like to sponsor an event or station, please email: lesliesegal@rogers.com

Family Fun Night

What We Need:

  • Fun Night gift basket items can be donated until
    Friday, June 10th (Fun Night Gift Basket Info 2016)
  • We will need nut-free, individually wrapped items for the bake sale (to be dropped off the day/night of)
  • We need cakes for the Cake Walk
  • We NEED volunteers. Please contact lesliesegal@rogers.com

Cake Walk 2016

We can’t wait to see you there!!!

Do you need Lunch Boxes & Backpacks?

Are you happy with your kids’ lunch box situation? Are your kids always losing their containers, or struggling with lids? Are you tired of using plastic wrap and disposable goods? Are you looking for long-lasting, good quality, reusable solutions?

Inspired by a recent conversation on our School Council Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CVESC/), I decided to invest in a purchase of Yumbox lunch boxes for my kids. They are spill proof and easy to open/close. I bought from Cute Kid Stuffhttps://cutekidstuff.com/” which is an online shop based out of Toronto. I was very impressed with her selection of lunch box accessories as well.

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I have arranged for Castor Valley’s School Council to receive 10% commission on a group buy from the online shop. What does that mean for you? If you order between NOW and May 31st, the school will receive 10% commission from all sales.

What if you don’t need a lunch box? There are also Beverage containers, Bento Accessories (super cute!), lunch bags, and snack bag pouches to name a few. I am really pleased with the Squooshi Food Pouches.

 

To order:

You will need to go to the website (https://cutekidstuff.com) to place your order.You MUST enter “CVfundraising” (case doesn’t matter) in the “Gift Card or Discount Code” section (see below) in order for Castor Valley to receive the commission. This will show free shipping as the owner will hold all the orders and send them in one big order to the school after June 1st.

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I will send out an email with pick up instructions once I know the exact delivery date. Parents will have to pick up their order at the school.

Please join the shop’s facebook group where people share all their lunch ideas (some seriously yummy lunches on there) for all those times you’re stuck with what to feed your kids!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bentolunchboxideascanada/

 

Order your Fundscrip Gift Cards!!!

You will have received a fundscrip order form in your child’s backpack last week. Every gift card you purchase gives a percentage back to our school. It’s that simple! You can pay by cash, cheque or using credit on-line. A great idea for Father’s day gifts , end of year teacher gifts or just for every day shoppping and restaurants (groceries, gas, hardware stores to name a few)! ORDERS DUE MAY 12th for a May 20th delivery.

If you did not receive a form they can be downloaded here:

FUNDSCRIP ORDER FORM MAY 2016

FUNDSCRIP PARENT LETTER UPDATE MAY 2016

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