Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chess club so popular new sets are needed

The chess club at Vic West Elementary is seeking chess set donations to keep up with the success of the club. Since the fall, students have been gathering in Ms. Brown's classroom after school on Mondays to play round-robin style. Some students came to chess club never having played before but, through the guidance of parent and grandparent volunteers, students have become dedicated to developing their skills in the game. Word is out that chess club is fun and attendance has grown steadily in response. Some glass chess sets in the club have begun to break, so donations of sets with wooden or plastic pieces are preferred.

Donations of chess sets can be dropped off at the school's main office, 750 Front Street.

Thank you from the chess club!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love Is In the Halls!

Valentine's Day is approaching and we can see it in the halls of our great school. 

Last week, one of our kindergarten classes paired up with a grade two class, to work cooperatively on "Bee Mine" bees.  During this project, several grade two students were paired up with their younger sister or brother.
Also in the grades 2-5 hallway, we see more examples of creative Valentine's art. 

Thank you to our great teachers for facilitating these fun and lovely art projects.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

artsREACH at Vic West

The creative team at artsREACH visited our school in January. Students had the opportunity to explore the theme of texture through a painting project that took over the school gym.

What is artsREACH?
Trained artsREACH instructors lead 90-minute workshops in public elementary schools. All the required materials for a workshop are provided by the artsREACH program. During the workshops, students express their individuality, build confidence and self-esteem by learning new skills and techniques and classroom teachers learn new techniques and skills by observing the professional instructors who facilitate these workshops.

To learn more about artsREACH, visit their website.

While we're on the subject, there's no shortage of artistic expression at Vic West Elementary! Check out these new displays in our hallways.