Dec 01
December Principal's Message

​A December to Remember

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How would you finish this sentence?   

“We will remember 2020 as the year we ______." 

At Valley Creek, we will finish 2020 with a sense of appreciation and gratitude for our outstanding students and families. We know our present circumstances are not ideal for our grade seven to nine students, but we continue to be impressed with their commitment to participate in each of their online classes. Our teachers are working very hard both online and in-person to continue the flow of learning and gather learning assessments. We do not want to lose the momentum for the great work done, as report cards will soon follow in the New Year.  

Grade six vaccinations for our in-school students will be on Wednesday, December 9. Any grade six HUB families will need to arrange for their child's vaccination at a medical clinic. 

All students are encouraged to participate in our upcoming Spirit Days. For HUB students or those learning at home, we invite you to upload your spirit day photos to Ms. Hall's PE Google folder. We are continuing to gather yearbook photos.

Thank you to everyone who was able to donate a gift card for one of our Christmas hampers. Each grade team has been collecting gift cards for their needy family, and we will be delivering our donations to Ian Bazalgette school on Friday, December 4. (It's not too late to drop off a contribution.  If we receive late donations we will send them along.)

A reminder for HUB families, if you would like to request for your son/daughter to return to in-school classes beginning February 1, please send us an email before noon January 8. The CBE has stated there will only be a one-way transition from HUB to in-school learning. No students may ask to transition into HUB classes. 

January 4 - 8, all students will be learning online and expected to log on for each of their classes. To the best of our knowledge today, students will return to in-school classes on January 11. Valley Creek has a Non-Instructional Day on January 11, so our students will return to us on January 12.

This holiday break may feel very unsettling for families, but our collective actions will have the power to change the course of positive COVID cases, and that makes our efforts very powerful and significant. Enjoy creating new adventures within the confines of your home with those you love. Be sure as parents and caregivers; you remember to give yourselves space and the importance of focusing on self-care. We all need to be gentle with each other and ourselves this holiday season. 

We are all looking forward to a healthy 2021!  

Proud Principal,

Sheilagh O'Dwyer

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