Money Tree Financial Literacy

We have an exciting lunchtime program coming to Vellore Woods school in January for students in grades 7 and 8.  Money Tree Financial Literacy will run for 4 weeks. During this time students will learn about money values: needs and wants, being a smart consumer; saving and investing; and the purpose of a social insurance card. What a great opportunity for students to gain some important insights into being financially literate. The application forms for interested students will be handed out the first day back to school.

Many thanks to the Vaughan Community Health Centre for partnering with us once again to offer this program at Vellore Woods. In the Fall they ran a program called Female Empowered Minds (FEM). We are very fortunate to have such a great resource in our community that offers such a wide range of programs and services to it’s residents. Please check out their website for a complete list of program that they also offer at the Centre.

Vaughan Community Health Centre:

http://www.vaughanhealthcarechc.com/

 

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year to all of our students, staff, families and community members. We hope that everyone had a nice break and that you all had an opportunity to rest and relax.

Students please remember to dress well for the weather so that you can really enjoy your breaks outside. Hopefully we will have some great building snow!

We are looking forward to our school presentation by Austin Riley on January 16th.  The goal of this presentation titled “Racing with Autism” is to “raise awareness for autism by harnessing the power of story telling. By sharing Austin’s story with the world, we aim to educate, inspire, and as a result empower each and every person we come in contact with. Empower those with autism to do great things and empower those without it by providing them with a deeper level of love and empathy for their fellow human beings.

Autism pic

Bienvenue Chez Nous

On November 29th, 2017, Mrs. Naimi‘s class presented their 3D replicas of their communities in French class. The following day, they presented their hard work to some parents who visited the classroom. Students worked very hard to communicate what they learned about their community. They researched jobs and roles of their community members in the surrounding plazas.

 

French picture

Winter is Here!

We feel like winter has finally arrived. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in warm winter gear!  As students arrived this morning we saw many in running shoes. Winter boots are the best option along with a warm hat and gloves. We have some winter boots in our lost and found that may belong to your child.  Please ask them to check if they are missing their boots.Winter is here