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.

Tomorrow, wear pink!

Wednesday February 22nd is Pink Shirt Day. Students are encouraged to wear something pink to show that they believe in being kind, making nice and continuing to have courage to speak from their hearts about the things that they see, hear, and experience… all in an effort to eliminate bullying from our lives.

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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!

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

Duct taped Principal

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!!!

Talentfest UPDATE: Contest deadline!

Did you know there is a poster contest? Your kids won’t want to miss out on their chance to win so have them grab some paper, markers, and glue sticks! It’s time to get your glitter on!

Plans are well underway for Talentfest. All audition forms have been received and all performers and MC hopefuls should have received an email with their assigned audition time. If you have not received an email, please contact Jen at jdanbymcdonald@gmail.com

Auditions times are after school next week on Tuesday (Feb 23rd) and Wednesday (Feb 24th).

Also, a reminder to all Castor Valley artists that the Talentfest Poster Contest deadline is next Tuesday! Be sure to submit your completed poster to the office for your chance to win!

Talentfest Poster Contest