Sunday, November 9, 2014

Vic West PAC presents: Family movie night

Family Movie night is back! The Vic West PAC presents 'Frozen', come along and join us on Thursday November 20 in the gym for a 6pm movie start and just 'Let it goooooo'. Bring cash for snacks; popcorn, juice, candy available.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Growing Chefs program with Ms. Carrico's 2013/2014 grade 3 students

The Island Chefs Collaborative (icc) is a community of food and beverage professionals with a common interest in regional food security, the preservation of farmland and the development of local food systems.

In 2013/14, ICC partnered with Island Health Authority to bring the Growing Chefs program to Victoria and Pat Carrico`s 2013/14 Grade 3 class was chosen to pilot this wonderful program!

ICC chef volunteers are paired with a grade 3 class to give students hands-on experience growing and cooking their own food. Over the course of three and a half months, the chefs visited the classroom every two weeks and helped the students plant and tend their indoor vegetable garden.

The chefs engaged the students in games, lessons, and activities focusing on plant growth, local and urban agriculture, sustainability, and nutrition. The students harvest their vegetables, and the chefs taught them to cook delicious, healthy meals with was grown.

A huge thank you to Carolyn Morris and Ms Carrico for sponsoring and supporting this program at our school.  What an amazing opportunity!
The Vic West PAC hopes this can be an annual event for all grade 3 students.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Fun Fest- Pumpkin Bowling!

For the third year in a row, the Vic West PAC has supported the Vic West Community Centre's Halloween Fun Fest by hosting a halloween themed game for the kids to play.  This year we did pumpkin bowling- which was great fun for the kids and adults alike :)  Each child had a chance to bowl with the wonky, rolling pumpkin, sometimes several times over, until the pins were knocked over. The kids then were able to pick a treat of their choice for their goodie bags. A big thank you to PAC members Coral (the Southern belle) and Ahna (Minnie Mouse) for organizing and running this event.  This is a great example of our school working together with our community centre, to make our community great! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Breakfast Program

The Breakfast Program is up and running again at Vic West Elementary. Thank you to the volunteers that help make this possible!