Captain Michael VandenBos P.S.
Flying High for Excellence
OUR SCHOOLCOMMUNITYWILL CREATE ASAFE ANDMOTIVATINGLEARNINGENVIRONMENT THAT EMPOWERSSTUDENTS TOBECOMESUCCESSFULLEARNERS ANDTO ACQUIRE THESKILLS NEEDEDTO BECOMERESPONSIBLECITIZENS OFTOMORROW
3121 Country LaneWhitby, OntarioL1P 1N3
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Voula PhillipsCarolyn CopithorneSusan Blakley
Hello VandenBos Team! Well, only one week has passed since my arrival and I can't believe howincredibly busy, welcoming and dedicated our students, staff and community are. My walkthroughshave confirmed that the teaching and learning at VandenBos is the number one focus. Not only arethe classrooms alive with curious learners, but student leadership, music, drama, art and athletics fillthe hallways with VandenBos talent and spirit. Everyone here is 'Flying High with Excellence.' Twomore months of school before summer vacation arrives, however, here at CMV, we are in fullswing. Students and staff are working hard to consolidate the skills and knowledge that are requiredfor their grade level to best prepare our students for the next grade. This is especially true for our students in grade three and six, as they prepare for the annual provincial assessment in May/June.We continue to encourage all students to complete their daily assignments to the best of their ability,and to read for pleasure as much as possible. This is particularly important for our grade eightstudents as they have their sights set on high school. There are several exciting events planned for our students in May and June, so please read the newsletters carefully, check your child's agendafor notices and refer to the Durham District School Board calendar for key dates to remember.I would like to personally thank all VandenBos students, staff and families who have welcomed meso kindly to the Snowbird community! I am proud to be a Snowbird and have fond memories of being a VandenBos parent myself (many, many years ago!). My door is always open and I lookforward to working with you and your wonderful children.
We all know that students perform at their best withoutinterruptions to their instructional time. With that in mind,we are asking parents to keep interruptions into theclassroom to a minimum. We understand that emergen-cies do arise and we will always page the student for anyemergency. Preplanning after-school activities at homewith your child also helps to keep the phone lines free atthe end of the day and to eliminate crowding in the office.The agenda is a great communication tool for your child’steacher. Thank you for your co-operation.
Please remember that stu-dents should not arrive at schoolearlier than 8:05 am unless re-quired to do so for a practice. Wedo not have outside supervisorsin the morning and students arenot typically allowed inside untilthe 8:15 am bell rings. Thank youfor your cooperation.As well, we have noticed thatsome students are habitually late.It would be appreciated if stu-dents could be on time for schoolon a regular basis.