Monday, June 22, 2015

And the winner of the Playground Survey draw for the Spiral Cafe gift certificates is...

... grade three student Grace and her mother Subilaga!  Congratulations on winning the draw and enjoy those Spiral Cafe treats!  Grace's creative drawing is included below, as a sample of what the Playground Team received in response to the survey.

All survey results will be compiled over the summer, posted here on our website and used as the basis for the back field playground planning process that is slated to begin in September.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their creative energy and precious time, to provide feedback, ideas and input into what our school community most wants to see, as we move forward with this playground project.  Please let us know if you want to be a part of the Playground Team by emailing, or by leaving a message on our PAC FB page.

Happy Summer!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Seaquarium Makeover!

We love our World Fisheries Trust Seaquarium. We really do. But it was looking a little forlorn in our front entrance. We wanted to show it love, to make it dazzle, to help it feel like it representated our wonderful, creative, unique school.  With the amazing collaboration between ArtsReach teacher and local artist Beth Threlfall and Ms Carrico's grade three class, we have succeeded!  From painting the ocean lines to decorating the sea creatures that adorn the sign, the students did a beautiful job and we couldn't be happier with our Seaquarium's makeover. 

But the pictures don't do it justice.

You HAVE to come and see it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wild and Wacky Walkathon 2015- a Wildly Successful Event!

On behalf of the Vic West PAC, thank you, thank you, thank you! The enthusiasm, dedication and energy that staff, students, parents and volunteers brought to make the first annual Wild and Wacky Walkathon a success has truly touched and inspired us. You are all amazing and are the heart and soul of our little school. 

Another great big thank you to the sponsors of this event, who helped us to make it possible: The  Spiral Cafe (an extra shout out to Mike, Joy and Phil for playing along the route), the Esquimalt Rec Centre, Esquimalt High School, Hothouse Pizza Vic West, Sunset Lodge, Boys and Girls Club Vic West, Rachel and Tori for facepainting and Darryl for being our extra special judge of the wackiest classroom!

This year, Ms Carrico's grade three class raised the most money, over $1,640.  Ms Kosh and Mr Kennedy tied for "Wackiest Classroom" and will get to share the trophy. Grade One student Cieran S. raised the most money, bringing in an incredible $275!    Last but not least, not only did the students bring in $7,000 net for our school, it was an incredible, fun, and wacky day! 

Watch for May 2016, when the second annual Wild and Wacky Walkathon will be coming your way!