Fun Night 2017

The countdown is on! We are one month away from Fun Night! We are welcoming back some old favourite games and activities and are pleased to be offering new features including a show by Junkyard Symphony,  Glow-in-the-dark painting and face painting by GlowSport and KinderKorner- an area designated for our younger ones. We are also hoping to have a mini “touch a truck”- details to come.

Parent Volunteers

We are still in need of volunteers for Fun Night. We cannot stress enough that this event is NOT possible without many helping hands. Please take a look at the google sheet and add your first and last name if you are able to volunteer in one of the open spots.
 All spots must be filled if we are to proceed with the event! 

CVES Student Volunteers

As usual, we will be asking student volunteers in grades 5-8 to sign up to run the games on fun night. Every student that stays after school is required to submit a permission form signed by a parent. If your child registers to volunteer at the event, we kindly ask you to return the permission slip to school as soon as possible. Sign up will take place on Wednesday May 17th.  The permission slip can also be filled out online  at https://castorvalley.ca/funnight2017/.

Bake Sale and Cake Walk

Do you love to bake? We are in need of baked goods for our bake sake at fun night. Items should be nut-free and individually wrapped. For more information and to donate please contact Karen Warren.

The Cake walk is a very popular activity at fun night. If you have never participated in a cake walk-it’s sort of like musical chairs where the winner gets to go home with an entire cake! To donate a cake please contact Tamara Legris. For inspiration you can visit our Pinterest boards at: https://www.pinterest.com/castorvalley/

Sponsors & Community Partners

We are very fortunate to have some fantastic sponsors and community partners for this event. We would like to thank REBEL TENTS, GLOWSPORT, METCALFE FARE BAR AND GRILL, PETERSEN’S TURF FARMS, GREELY FIREFIGHTERS, GEORGE DAROUZE and FOODLAND GREELY.

Talentfest! See you there!

TalentfestWednesday, May 3rd AND Thursday, May 4th

Castor Valley Elementary School
 
Doors open at 6pm. Show starts promptly at 6:30pm.
 
Come out and cheer on your friends and classmates as they showcase their talents on stage! Singing, Dancing, Instruments, Comedy and Magic! Two nights of nonstop talent you don’t want to miss! Admission is free. Donations for a local food bank are welcomed. Our Ambassadors will be hosting a canteen with proceeds going to Free the Children.

February Fun

This is your School Council!

We have a great community of students, teachers, staff, parents, volunteers here at Castor Valley. Everyone works together to make the school as great as it can be. School Council meets nearly every month to discuss how we can support the best learning environment for our kids. Whether that means purchasing items the school needs, organizing events to raise necessary funds, or to supplement learning with guest visits and parent workshops. We are always working for you!

We’ve finished the 2016 part of the 2016-17 year! Hard to believe! I’d like to quickly mention a few of the great things we’ve done so far this year.

  • Opened our new KinderYard!!!
  • Launch of our Library Project. We’ve received many book donations, raised $375 so far from our Indigo Fundscrip program, compiled results from our survey, and are busy planning how to best reconfigure our library space.
  • Granted a number of Ad Hoc requests (including items like reusable paint supplies needed for the Intermediate Painting Day and visit from Author Eric Wilson)
  • Had a Halloween Movie Night (a winter movie night is coming up soon!)
  • Hosted a guest visit by renowned mystery writer, Eric Wilson! Eric Wilson at Castor Valley | CVESC16111671_10157998012150024_1862628966_n
  • Participated in local events like Remembrance Day ceremonies and the Metcalfe Christmas Parade.parade2016
  • Hosted our annual Christmas Shopping Day and the Intermediate Paint Dayshoppingday2016file_000

Join us at our next meeting in the library on Thursday January 19th at 6:30pm. We’d love your input into planning our next steps!

A Season of Gift Giving!

Happy New Year!

Council was delighted to find out that many generous donations were made to our library over the holidays!

I don’t have the complete list of all the gifts received, but I would like to take a moment to say thank you for the following donations:
Oppel – in the name of Mme Bickmore by Kyra Labossiere
Grau – in the name of Mme Frechette by Teagan Labossiere

terryfoxand from the Wishing Tree:
Le Chat au Chapeau, Dr Suess – donated in the name of Mme Kouassi by Teagan Labossiere.
Aesop’s Fables by Ann McGovern – donated in the name of Mme Kemp by Kyra and Teagan Labossiere
Le courage de Terry Fox by Maxine Trottier – donated in the name of M Grassau by Kyra Labossiere
Bug in a Rug by Russell Punter – donated in the name of M Lalonde by Teagan Labossiere
101 Animal Superpowers by Melvin Berger – donated in the name of Mme Tustin by Kyra Labossiere

Thank you Labossiere Family!!!

Have a look out for these new books during Library time! Happy Reading!