Retirement Party for Mrs. KirkPosted on Sep 21 2018
Come and join us on Thursday, September 27th to celebrate the wonderful teaching career of Mrs. Lorraine Kirk. Program is from 2:00 to 3:00 in the gym with refreshments and treats to follow in the staff room.
Grade 1/2 Field trip to Calgary ZooPosted on Sep 20 2018
As an enrichment activity to our studies, our grade one and two classes will be traveling to the Calgary Zoo. This trip will give us the chance to walk around and observe the environment and habitats of the zoo animals. We will be gathering information…
VPE School Council CasinoPosted on Sep 19 2018
Our VPE School Council will be working a casino on September 16th & 17th. The funds we earn from the casino help to provide all sorts of benefits to our school. Some of the initiatives that have been possible because of these casino funds include: …
Grade 3/4 Trip to Vulcan Waste Transfer StationPosted on Sep 17 2018
What happens to waste when it leaves your home? That is what we are learning all about in Grade 3/4 Science! On Wednesday, September 19th we will be walking to the Vulcan Waste Transfer Station to see what items they accept, how they sort the items,…
School Council AGMPosted on Sep 10 2018
All parents are invited and encouraged to attend our VPE School Council's AGM on Tuesday, Sept. 18,2018. Meeting starts at 6:30 pm in the VPE art room. Please know that attending the AGM does not require you to take on a position. If you ARE…
Meet the TeacherPosted on Sep 4 2018
Come on in on Thursday, Sept. 6th for our meet the teacher information night. Grade 3/4: 3:40 to 4:00 pm Kindergarten & Grade 5/6: 4:00 to 4:20 Grade 1/2: 4:20-4:40 Find out what your children will be learning about this year, meet their teachers,…
Fairy Tales= Fun TimesPosted on May 14 2018
Grade 3/4s got to share their awesome, original versions of "The Three Little Pigs" with the Grade 1/2s and then we enjoyed some pig-inspired treats. What a fun way to celebrate our writing!
Hats On!Posted on May 2 2018
There were some great hats on display for Hats On for Mental Health Day today. Thank you to the Vulcan Suicide Prevention Steering Committee for the chocolate basket for the best hat!
InterviewsPosted on Mar 1 2018
Parent-Teacher Interviews are coming next week. Please go online to book your time to meet. Thanks and see you there! https://vpe.schoolappointments.com/admin/
Leadership MarketPosted on Feb 15 2018
The Annual Leadership Market presented by the Grade 5/6s on Wednesday, February 14th. They sold some great products including baked goods, slime, decorations and more. They raised money for both their class field trip and the Alberta Cancer Foundation.…
100th DayPosted on Feb 14 2018
Grade 1/2s were busy celebrating the 100th day of school with all sorts of fun activities.
Staff Sharpen the Saw...with CreativityPosted on Nov 30 2017
Staff members had a chance to show off their creativity and painting talent. Here are the results!
Writing CelebrationPosted on Nov 28 2017
It was a day to celebrate writing. Grade 3/4s completed their 'Expert Books and Grade 1/2s shared off their 'How Tos' together.
JR. ATB Open AgainPosted on Nov 21 2017
Our own VPE branch of the Jr. ATB is open for the year. There were some great speeches and some delicious cupcakes made by Mrs. Kirk. Keep an eye out for upcoming deposit days (roughly once a month). If you would like to open an account, there are forms…
Writing CelebrationPosted on Nov 16 2017
Students across the grades have been busy in Writer's Workshops. The Grade 1/2s had a chance to celebrate their progress by sharing some of their writing.
Family Fun!Posted on Nov 3 2017
Our after school basketball season wrapped up this week with Family Night. Participants could bring family members to show off their improved skills to and to play with and against in some games. Thanks to everyone who could attend.
5/6 Volleyball TournamentPosted on Nov 2 2017
Grade 5/6s braved the cold and traveled to the CRC to participate in the annual Vulcan County Volleyball tournament. It was a smaller number of schools attending, but everyone enjoyed some friendly competition. We are already looking forward to the floor…
Celebrating WritingPosted on Oct 21 2017
Grade 1/2s and 3/4s had a chance to show off all their hard work in writing when the Grade 3/4s celebrated the end of the narrative unit with their published pieces while younger writers showed off their progress so far
URSTRONG Day of Friendship Coming to Grade 3/4Posted on Oct 20 2017
We’re excited to be hosting URSTRONG, an internationally recognized Social Emotional Well being program, that empowers children with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships. To learn more about URSTRONG…
Book FairPosted on Oct 19 2017
Our Book Fair wrapped up tonight with another successful year. Thanks to all of our wonderful parent volunteers. Money raised helps buy books for our school library.
Baking BonanzaPosted on Oct 13 2017
The Vulcan Volunteers were busy baking up a storm today after school. Our Apple Project provides fresh fruit in the classroom, but there are always some bananas that seem to be too spotted or mushy or just don't get eaten. Instead of letting them go…
Vulcan Prairieview Parent/Teacher Interview Online BookingPosted on Oct 12 2017
We are pleased to once again be using an online program to schedule Parent-Teacher Interviews. Please click on the link below to book appointments. http://vpe.schoolappointments.com The process is just a matter of registering and following the…
Vulcan Has Talent!Posted on Oct 11 2017
Some of the students from VPE put on a talent show at the Vulcan Extendicare, great fun for the young and the young at heart. It included lots of different acts and was a great way to show off some of our special skills. Check out VTv's video by…
Cross Country Run 2017Posted on Sep 26 2017
It was a great day for a cross country run. Students in Grades 3-6 got to compete with surrounding schools in a 1500m race. We had lots of students trying their best and quite a few placed in the top 10 as well. Thanks to SABC and all of our volunteers…
Vulcan Volunteers Starting AgainPosted on Sep 22 2017
It was the first day for our Vulcan Volunteers. This is a group of Grade 5/6 students who give up some time each Friday to do nice things around our school and community. Today we were busy raking leaves-7 big bags full!
Everyday LeadersPosted on Sep 21 2017
We are proud to present our Post Photographers (well most of them are here anyways). They will be covering everything from day-to-day activities, spirit days, sports and clubs to even hot lunch. Take a look at some of the awesome shots our sports photographer…
Welcome Back!Posted on Sep 6 2017
What a first day we had. We got to see old friends, meet new ones and Tony the Tiger even showed up with some awesome helpers and snacks from Market Street.
First Day of SchoolPosted on Sep 3 2017
We look forward to seeing all of our students who are returning or are new to our school. Our first day will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5. It will be an exciting day filled with catching up with old friends, making new friends, attending an assembly at 11:00,…
Vulcan Volunteers Help Clean UpPosted on Apr 30 2017
Earth Day was last week, but our Vulcan Volunteers wanted to help clean up around our community today.
"Hats On" for Mental Health DayPosted on Apr 28 2017
On May 3, wear your best hat to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health and help remove the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
Easter funPosted on Apr 12 2017
Kindergarten students visited Long Term Care residents to share some Easter fun yesterday!
Twins!Posted on Apr 8 2017
We were seeing double (or more) all over the school on Friday for our 'Twin Day' spirit day.
Help shape Palliser’s search for a new superintendentPosted on Mar 28 2017
Palliser Regional Schools will begin an executive search for a new Superintendent of Schools later this spring. As part of that process, an ideal candidate profile will be developed. The Board of Trustees invites our staff, students, parents/guardians…
Parent/Student/Teacher ConferencesPosted on Mar 1 2017
Our second round of parent/student/teacher conferences will be held on March 7 & 8 from 3:45 to 6:45. Click on this link to access our on-line booking system.
Family Literacy DayPosted on Jan 23 2017
This Friday, January 27th, is Family Literacy Day. To celebrate this occasion, VPE will once again be hosting our family "booknic". We invite the families of all our students to join us on Friday from 11:45-12:15; bring a blanket, your lunch, and…
Ski Trip 2017Posted on Jan 20 2017
Forms for the ski trip have gone home but can be found by clicking this link. Our trip this year will be held on February 16, 2017. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the school and speak with Mrs. Inaba.
Tech Club NewsPosted on Jan 19 2017
Tech Club is starting up in a few weeks, but look what they were up to in December. http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/…/prairieview-students-update-c…
Floor Hockey Wrap UpPosted on Jan 18 2017
Today was our version of the 'Battle of Alberta' at lunch time. It was the Edmonton Oilers who came out on top of floor hockey intramurals and will be battling the staff tomorrow.
VPE Ski Trip 2017Posted on Jan 11 2017
The VPE ski trip will be held on February 16, 2017. We will again be heading to Castle Mountain. Forms will be coming out soon.
Parent-Teacher InterviewsPosted on Nov 2 2016
Interviews are coming up next week. They will take place November 8th and 9th. Once again this is prior to report cards coming home. In order to book your Interview time, please go online to http://vpe.schoolappointments.com/
Volunteers in Action AgainPosted on Oct 7 2016
Vulcan Volunteers completed a 'Muffin Baking Spree' on Friday baking over 6 dozen muffins with leftover bananas for those who need an extra snack or to take on a field trip. Way to go volunteers!
Waste in Our WorldPosted on Oct 6 2016
It was the 'Great Garbage Sort' today in Grade 3/4 science. We saved the garbage that we make in just a few days at school and went through it. There were so many items that could have been recycled and composted. Not to mention just not thrown away.…
Cross Country RunPosted on Sep 19 2016
Grade 3-6 students took part in the cross country run today. A big thank you to SABC for hosting this event. They do an awesome job. Way to go to all the students who challenged themselves in this 1500m race.
Welcome BreakfastPosted on Sep 16 2016
Muffins, fruit and juice are a great way to start off a morning and a new school year. It was great to see so many people able to attend our Welcome Back Breakfast today. We are looking forward to a great year!
First Week BackPosted on Sep 10 2016
We have had a great start to the 2016-2017 school year. Remember our welcome back breakfast and meet the teacher will take place on Friday, September 16th.
Welcome Back!Posted on Sep 6 2016
The 2016-2017 year has started. It promises to be another great year of fun and learning.
Back to School ShoppingPosted on Aug 15 2016
Busy watching the Olympics and not sure when to fit in back to school shopping? Don't fret, most school supplies have been pre-purchased for students and the cost is part of school fees. So keep on cheering Team Canada!
Summer ReadingPosted on Aug 4 2016
Where are you and your kids reading today? Be sure to keep reading and filling in your reading calendar.
Farewell Mr. CranstonPosted on Jul 4 2016
We would all like to congratulate Mr. Cranston on his new role in Palliser Regional Schools as a director of learning starting in the fall. He will be greatly missed as he has been an amazing principal here, but we hope to see him around. We had a chance…
Patrollers Celebrate Hard WorkPosted on Jul 3 2016
School patrollers wrapped up the year with our pool party. Swimming and lunch was a great way to celebrate all of their hard work. Thanks to Mrs. Stephens for cooking 'the best burgers ever!'
Leadership MarketPosted on Apr 20 2016
The Grade 5/6 Leadership Market was a huge success. In total just over $1000 was raised for the Make A Wish Foundation. Thank you so much to all of those who came out to help support us. Great work Grade 5/6 students!
Science in ActionPosted on Apr 15 2016
Yesterday in Grade 1/2 we had Scientist Jo work on "Building Things" with us. We learned how structures can span, contain, or support! After doing a variety of activities, we were given a design and construction challenge where we had to build a stool…
SABC sharing funPosted on Apr 14 2016
Thank you to Chris from SABC who came into our PE classes on Wednesday to teach us some cool games and tell us more about what SABC has to offer.
Ukrainian DayPosted on Mar 28 2016
Fire, wax and dye were the ingredients that we used to make some awesome pysanka eggs. Then we had the chance to try lots of Ukrainian food and even tried writing in Ukrainian-which is trickier than English. What a great chance to better appreciate life…
Math in ActionPosted on Mar 25 2016
Before leaving for Easter break our grade 5/6 students conducted experimental math surveys in the gym. Mr. Cranston even got in on the data collection.
Spirit DayPosted on Mar 24 2016
VPE was filled with some crazy characters today as it was 'Dress Like a Character' Spirit Day. Book, movie and TV stars were everywhere.
Tasty FundraiserPosted on Feb 26 2016
Our Vulcan Volunteers were joined today by some technology club members. We all used our synergy to help make cupcakes for the Nanton Animal Protection Society's fundraiser on Monday. Technology club members are creating a video about the important work…
Stand Up to BullyingPosted on Feb 25 2016
At VPE we are lucky to have so many proactive student leaders everyday. Yesterday though we all made a special effort to stand up to bullying with Pink Shirt Day.
ATB Grand Opening 2016Posted on Feb 23 2016
Our Jr. ATB had it's grand opening today. Bank workers, both from VPE and from ATB, were introduced and students were already able to make deposits. Thanks to Mrs. Kirk for another fabulous cupcake cake to help us celebrate the occasion!
Skiing-Round TwoPosted on Feb 11 2016
We had an awesome day at Castle Mountain. The sun was shining and students were doing some great skiing. Thanks to our bus drivers, parents and staff for helping make the day at the hill a success.
100th DayPosted on Feb 10 2016
We are so good that we got 100 days smarter in only 99 days! Grade 1/2 students celebrated the 100th Day of school today since tomorrow is the ski trip. They showed 100 in a lot of different ways and even spread some 100th Day cheer around the school.
Poetry in ActionPosted on Feb 6 2016
All around the school last week, everyone was on the lookout for 'Random Acts of Poetry' created and hid by Grade 5/6 students.
Vulcan's Got TalentPosted on Feb 5 2016
Where can you find some talented kids? Today the answer was at the Peter Dawson Lodge. Students went to perform a talent show for residents. Singing, dancing, limbo and magic were just a few of the acts. Plus we all got to show off our reading talent!
Ski TripPosted on Jan 22 2016
Yesterday a large group of eager skiers and snowboarders loaded up early to head to Castle Mountain. We had first time skiers all the way up to those that looked like pros. It was great to see everyone learning and improving their skills. Despite some…
Hockey TimePosted on Jan 18 2016
Today was the showdown between the Montreal Canadiens (winning student team) and the Calgary Flames (staff team) for floor hockey. It was a close back and forth game. The staff were ahead, then Mr. Cranston yelled "One more minute!". This gave the students…
Hot LunchPosted on Jan 12 2016
Students enjoyed another delicious and nutritious hot lunch option today- pulled pork! Thanks to all who helped organize, cook, hand out and clean.
What's the Weather?Posted on Jan 8 2016
Be sure to ask a Grade 5/6 student about the weather. They had a chance to do lots of hands-on experiments with Scientists in Schools.
Happy Holidays Everyone!Posted on Dec 25 2015
Merry Christmas from our VPE family to yours! Hope everyone is having a fantastic break. See you back on Monday, January 4th, 2016!
Raffle SuccessPosted on Dec 18 2015
Thanks to everyone who once again supported our Christmas Basket Raffle. This year we raised $1891.00 which will help support our school field trips. Congratulations to all the winners!
Gingerbread BakingPosted on Dec 17 2015
Kindergarten students had the chance to bake and decorate gingerbread. Thanks to all of our special helpers who came out.
Looking Good VPEPosted on Dec 16 2015
Today was our formal day. Students dressed in their best and then took part in a lunch time dance. It was a blast.
Spreading CheerPosted on Dec 11 2015
A group of students in Grade 3-6 went over to Peter Dawson Lodge today to spread some Christmas cheer by delivering cards and singing carols.
Book Fair BeginsPosted on Nov 1 2015
Below is a schedule of when each class is attending the Scholastics Book Fair this week. Tuesday, November 3 9:10-9:35 Mrs. Booker’s class…
Happy HalloweenPosted on Oct 31 2015
We had a great Halloween at school and hope everyone has fun tonight as they trick-or-treat. Thank you to everyone who attended our annual fashion show, brought in treats and organized activities.
Volunteers at it AgainPosted on Oct 30 2015
Our Vulcan Volunteers were busy today handing out Halloween cards and raking leaves after school.Rak
Soccer Showdown Sequel!Posted on Oct 28 2015
Today the Everton team took on the staff for the soccer finals. Everton scored first getting one by returning player Mrs. Clement. The staff answered with 3 goals and that was the final score. Floor hockey will start on Monday!
Soccer Showdown!Posted on Oct 27 2015
Today Everton faced off against Arsenal in the soccer finals. It was a very close game and when the bell rang it was tied two-two. It took the season's longest shoot-out in order to determine a winner. Everton won the game and will take on the staff…
BasketballPosted on Oct 8 2015
After-school basketball is in full swing with record numbers of participants. Students have been learning and practicing skills and are showing great improvements. Looking forward to a great rest of the season.
Reading is a BLAST!Posted on Oct 2 2015
Mrs. Bianchini’s class from last year were the lucky winners of the summer reading contest. This meant that on Friday, September 25th they travelled to Calgary to the Southland Leisure Center. They enjoyed the wave pool, water park, water slides…
Terry Fox RunPosted on Sep 30 2015
Today was our Terry Fox Run Day. Students and staff ran hard and we couldn't have done it without our awesome volunteers and all of Mrs. Meehan's hard work. The money is still being totaled, but we will see if we reached our goal soon
Cross Country RunPosted on Sep 21 2015
Students in Grades 3-6 took part in the Vulcan County Cross Country Run today at SABC. We had lots of students achieve their personal bests and many in the top 8 as well in their categories. Thanks to our bus drivers, volunteers and of course the SABC…
Tired of looking for change all of the time?Posted on Sep 18 2015
We are pleased to introduce a new online payment program. Use your credit card in a secure way to pay for anything from school fees to hot lunch. Learn more here.
Geologists in TrainingPosted on Sep 15 2015
Grade 3/4 students are studying to be geologists as we learn all about rocks and minerals. Students got to take a closer look at the minerals inside some rocks.
Assembly TimePosted on Sep 14 2015
We had an awesome assembly to start off our week. Star of the Week students were recognized; Mrs. Bianchini's class from last year were announced as the winners of the summer reading trip to the wave pool; and we voted that if we raise as much money…
Welcome Back!Posted on Sep 7 2015
We started out another great year here at VPE. Breakfast, assembly and getting back to routines were just some of the highlights. It was awesome to get many home reading calendars back already, but you have until Friday to get them back.
Sounds of SpringPosted on May 27 2015
Our spring concert was held tonight. It was a chance to celebrate 10 years as VPE and share more of our Leadership vision. Students did a great job showing off what they have been working on in choir with Mrs. Helland. Thank you to all of those involved…
Mrs. Steiner's Super Star Celebration!Posted on May 9 2015
We wrapped up Education Week by celebrating Mrs. Steiner's 30 years with Palliser and 28 years as librarian for Hazel Cameron and VPE. We will miss her as she retires at the end of the year, but we will keep her busy until then. Happy Retirement Mrs.…
Together is BetterPosted on May 7 2015
Education Week this year also featured our first ever version of the 'Synergy Games'. Together is better and working together allowed students to try out a variety of summer Olympic and Paralympic events. It was great to see students working to help…
Coding ClubPosted on Mar 25 2015
Coding club wrapped up today although we are looking at trying to complete an activity with CCHS coders later on. Students have learned the basics of code, created awesome artwork and great games.
Popping for a good cause!Posted on Mar 20 2015
We would like to thank the Chinook Credit Union for donating the use of their popcorn machine and the popcorn to our Friday fundraiser. The money raised is going to support our fruit bowl program. Thank you to Mrs. Budd and Mrs. Gair for making all those…
Staff-Student ShowdownPosted on Mar 19 2015
The Dolphins proved too much for the staff in dodgeball intramurals today. They ended up winning 3-0. Staff are already looking to bounce back with belly baseball coming up after the Easter break.
Toga TimePosted on Mar 13 2015
What was life like in ancient Athens? Grade 5/6 students got to experience a taste of what it would have been like today. There were slaves busy working, students competing in physical contests and a large agora lots of food to try.
La PizzaPosted on Mar 12 2015
Grade 3 students have been learning to say all of the pizza toppings in French and got to make and of course eat their own pizza creations. LA pizza est fantastique!
Interview Time!Posted on Mar 10 2015
Parent-teacher interviews are coming up on Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 each night. Be sure to book your time at https://vpe.schoolappointments.com/admin/. Hope to see you there!
Spirit DayPosted on Mar 3 2015
Students had a chance to dress up as their favourite book or movie character. There were some many creative costumes inspired by great literature and characters.
Rocking End to the SeasonPosted on Mar 2 2015
Our junior curling season wrapped up on the weekend with a fun bospiel. There were elementary, Jr. and Sr. High teams from Vulcan, Lethbridge, Foremost, High River, Oilfields and Claresholm. Everyone showed some great curling skills and enjoyed games,…
Dodge, dip, duck and dodgePosted on Feb 11 2015
Dodgeball intramurals are in full swing. We have had lots of close games and even a few that ended in a through off. Students are already looking ahead to play-offs and to see which team will take on the staff.
Families enjoy curling togetherPosted on Feb 9 2015
Tonight Jr. Curlers brought out family members in order to show them their skills so far. We played games and then enjoyed supper together. It was lots of fun and good practice before our bonspiel at the end of the month.
Booknic TimePosted on Feb 5 2015
To celebrate Family Literacy Day, VPE once again hosted a 'Booknic'. Many families came together in their PJs to enjoy lunch and some good books. Rainbow Literacy was also on hand to hand out door prizes of some great new books, provide information to…
Blast from the PastPosted on Feb 2 2015
We had students and staff come dressed from all decades today. From cavemen, to pioneers, to hippies, to future jobs there were so many outstanding outfits
Concert a success again this yearPosted on Dec 19 2014
Our concert was great once again on the evening on December 16th. Students entertained with songs, dance, reader's theatre and more. Thank you to everyone involved and especially Mrs. Helland, our amazing fine arts teacher. Thanks to your generous support…
Feast a plenty!Posted on Dec 18 2014
December 16th was our Christmas Feast. Turkey, stuffing, veggies and delicious desserts made up the menu. It is a great chance to share some fun and tasty food with our school family. Thank you to all staff for helping to make the festive occasion a…
Open for BusinessPosted on Nov 20 2014
Our ATB branch is officially opened for the year. The grand reopening was a success. Megan did a great job of speaking and cutting the ribbon as our new CEO. Mrs. Kirk's cake was a big hit and deposits were already made. Thank you to Mrs. Helland, Mr.…
Adventures in EatingPosted on Nov 18 2014
We are halfway through our 'Adventures in Eating' nutrition program. We have been learning about Canada's Food Guide, portion size and enjoying lots of healthy snacks. We also learned that you should try something 12 times before deciding you don't like…
ATB Re-opening approachingPosted on Nov 18 2014
Some Grade 5/6 students have been busy getting ready for our Jr. ATB Bank reopening on November 20th. With training and promotions and meetings, they have already shown themselves to be dedicated leaders. Everyone is invited to come as there will be…
Intriguing IntramuralsPosted on Nov 6 2014
Today was the staff vs. student soccer game. The staff were up 2-0 for a little bit and then up to 4-0. Finally it was 5-0. It was a hard battle for a long time after that. The bell rung and all of a sudden Mr. Cranston yelled "Next goal wi...ns!" The…
Book Fair BlastPosted on Nov 5 2014
Thank you to everyone who came to help with our book fair. We sold lots of books and received credits and free books for our school. It was a blast and thank you to Mrs. Steiner for organizing it all again this year.
ATB trainingPosted on Nov 4 2014
Bank training has begun for Grade 5/6 students with positions at our branch of the ATB. The grand opening will be on November 20th and students will be able to open accounts shortly after that. Congratulations to all of those with positions. What a great…
Trick or Treat TimePosted on Nov 1 2014
Halloween week was busy here at VPE! Pumpkins were carved, food donations poured in and we capped it all off with our annual Halloween Fashion show. Cute, scary and original, there were so many unique costumes to show off. The staff even got in on the…
Yee haw!Posted on Oct 20 2014
Is that Indiana Jones? No in fact it was Mr. Kirk showing off his skills with a bull whip for the Grade 1/2s on Friday.
Leader In Me Parent NightPosted on Oct 17 2014
We had a great turnout at our 'Leader in Me' night. Despite not having any internet, the show went on. We hope that everyone has a better understanding of the 7 Habits and can see how to use them in their lives-inside and outside of school! Want to read…
Cross Country RunPosted on Sep 23 2014
Thanks to SABC for hosting our awesome cross country day. It was warm outside and they laid out a challenging track. Whether you placed in the top three, top ten or just finished, it was great to see people push themselves to do their best!
Terry Fox FunPosted on Sep 22 2014
Are you looking forward to seeing Mr. Cranston with pink hair? We exceeded our goal of raising over $8000 for the Terry Fox Foundation so he better be ready for a cool new hair style! Thanks to all of our volunteers, especially Mrs. Meehan for organizing…
Cross country schedulePosted on Sep 19 2014
Can't make the whole day at cross country, but want to try to catch you child's race? Below is a tentative schedule for the day. Walk through 9:45-10:30Time Race10:45 Overage elementary 10:55 Juvenile girls11:05 Juvenile…
Looking for Decomposers!Posted on Sep 15 2014
Do you know what biodegradability is? If not, just ask the Grade 3/4s who are learning all about 'Waste and Our World' and got to go on a decomposer scavenger hunt last week!
Yee haw! 2014 is starting off great!Posted on Sep 14 2014
Students have been busy all around the school in the first few weeks. It is great to see cowboys and girls practicing their skills in Mrs. Kirk's class. Remember that there is no school for students on Monday. So see y'all Tuesday!
Running Club takes Off!Posted on Sep 9 2014
Despite the weather, running club started today. The Grade 1/2 students got to stretch and run indoors. even in the hallways! The Grade 3-6 students run tomorrow and we are hoping for warmer weather!
Welcome to 2014-2015!Posted on Sep 5 2014
Our welcome back breakfast was a big success again this year. A good breakfast is an important way to start off each day. We hope to see everyone tonight at Mass Registration and Meet the Teacher
First Day of School!Posted on Sep 2 2014
We started the year with a splash! Mr. Cranston capped off the day by completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Thanks for nominating him Mr. Helland! It added to an already awesome first day back at VPE!
Food Bank FundraiserPosted on Jun 16 2014
The VPE Bank delivered 68 pounds of food to the food bank today! Food was collected on deposit days for a chance to win the grand prize bike! Great job to everyone who donated!!!
Blue DogsPosted on Jun 16 2014
The Grade 3/4 students just completed an artist study on the American artist George Rodrigue and his famous "Blue Dog!" We created our own Blue Dogs and used watercolor to finish the drawings. These pictures are now hanging downtown at the County Office. …
Showered with WishesPosted on Jun 13 2014
It was great to see students, parents and staff come together to celebrate Miss Kubik's upcoming wedding. It was lots of fun and Miss Kubik would like to thank all those who attended as well as the staff who organized it.
Kick Belly Ball FinalsPosted on Jun 4 2014
It was the staff who won our kick bellyball final game today with a score of 12-8. Some staff members had trouble with the rules at first, but both teams did a good job using good sportsmanship. It was a close game and lots of fun! The rest of the year…
Awesome ArtworkPosted on Jun 3 2014
The Grade 5's have been busy working on a large art project! Paper Mache Bowls! "This is the coolest thing ever!" - Tyce - Grade 5
Voting in Vulcan and more...Posted on Jun 2 2014
Everyone has been busy at school with fun projects lately. The Grade 1/2s went on a walking tour of the community with lots fo stops. The Grade 3/4s had butteflies arrive (well they are not butterflies yet but we are excited to see them grow and change!)…
Accountability PillarPosted on May 30 2014
This is like our school report card based on parent, student and teacher responses to a survey. Click here to see to see the outstanding results!
Camp Chief HectorPosted on May 28 2014
The Grade 6s are headed to Camp this week. The Grade 5s had a blast when they attended two weeks ago. Thank you to all of those companies and individuals who helped us to cover the cost and provide all students with such an amazing opportunity.
A Blast with the GS Lakie BandPosted on May 27 2014
The middle school students from G.S. Lakie came today to entertain us with their band and guitar band. They played old and new songs that had lots of us dancing in our seats, or on our feet!
Mentorship MayhemPosted on May 23 2014
Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Students have Tuesday off but we look forward to hearing about everyone's weekend fun on Wednesday. Mentorship students had fun last week in Calgary at Shakers and Theatre Calgary! They enjoyed go- karting,…
Mrs. Booker's Award VideoPosted on May 15 2014
In case you haven't had a chance to see the video yet, please enjoy by clicking the link. See the video
CongratulationsPosted on May 15 2014
Congratulations to Mrs. Booker on her Edward Parr Award win! Follow the link to read more about the award and to see a video that showcases her great work here at VPE!http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/about-us/news/post/meet-danielle-booker-our-edwin-parr-nominee
Camp FunPosted on May 14 2014
The Grade 5s have been having a great time at Camp Chief Hector while sleeping in tipis and geocaching. Thanks to everyone who provided donations to help make it possible. We can't wait to hear more about their fun!
Track Club NewsPosted on May 13 2014
Grade 1/2 students had track club today after school. Our next practice for 1/2 will not be until Monday, May 26th as there is no school next Monday.
Science in ActionPosted on May 1 2014
Grade 3/4 students had an jam-packed day at the TELUS Spark Centre. Students had a challenge to build a path for a marble to get down a wall that would take as long as possible. Plus we got to explore all the exhibits. Thanks to Mr. Bennett for driving…
Edwin Parr AwardPosted on Mar 30 2014
Congratulations to Mrs. Booker. She is the VPE and Palliser Regional Schools nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. This award recognizes outstanding first year teachers. Best of luck at the next level of competition from everyone at VPE!
Around the World in a WeekPosted on Mar 25 2014
Grade 3/4 students had the chance to experience some of the customs, traditions and food of Peru, India, Ukraine and Tunisia last week. It was lots fo fun for all. Thanks to those presentaters who came to teach us.
Success on the Slopes!Posted on Mar 25 2014
We were lucky enough to be able to fit both of our ski trips into March this year. It was great to see students improve from the first time to the second trip. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on the slopes. We can hardly wait for next year.
Sports NewsPosted on Mar 10 2014
Be sure to click here to get information about a variety of physical activities offered by the Recreation Board for kids and adults too!
New Supplies DonatedPosted on Mar 9 2014
Our Junior ATB and the Vulcan ATB branch have provided the funds for new art supplies and dodgeballs. There have been put to use already! Thank you for the donation.
Ski Trip FunPosted on Mar 7 2014
Fresh snow, lots of smiles and great skiing and snowboarding (plus a few tired kids) is the best way to describe our day at Castle Mountain. Thanks to all the parents and bus drivers for the help. We can hardly wait to get back in only two weeks and…
School Council Minutes OnlinePosted on Feb 24 2014
Want to stay informed and invovled with school council? The minutes of the meetings will now be posted online after each month's meeting. Click here to see what this great group of volunteers have been working on. January minutes
Leadership In LiteracyPosted on Feb 24 2014
Get your copy of “Leadership in Literacy” Palliser Regional Schools is committed to reporting to its stakeholders information about the educational programs and services being offered to the students we serve. To that end, the Board of Trustees of…
Family Literacy DayPosted on Feb 3 2014
Our Book-nic was a huge success! Many people came to celebrate reading with us. Thanks to Mrs. Milan and Rainbow Literacy for the door prizes, juice boxes and all of your help with the event. Also thanks to the ATA fund for providing apples and cookies.…
Vulcan Prairieview Junior ATBPosted on Nov 29 2013
Here is the link to the VPE School Bank episode that will be aired on Global Lethbridge this Saturday at 6:30pm/. You can watch the full episode here www.apubliceducation.ca . Click on 2013/14 videos and you will find it under Prairieview Bank.
Palliser’s free bus status app now availablePosted on Nov 25 2013
The arrival of winter weather inevitably brings cold, snowy mornings that leave many Palliser families wondering whether school buses are running late or running at all. Keeping tabs on the school buses operated by Palliser Regional Schools has never…
We’re Open for Business!Posted on Nov 22 2013
Our Vulcan Prairieview Junior ATB opened with a bang this week. Students worked hard to create our own bank branch, learn their jobs and create an exciting grand opening complete with speeches, ribbon cutting, prizes and food! Many students in Grades…
Remembrance Day CeremonyPosted on Nov 8 2013
Students and staff remembered those who have made sacrifices for our freedom on Thursday. Students performed poems, songs and original compositions to show their respect.
Our results are great!Posted on Nov 6 2013
Our latest provincial achievement tests (P.A.T.) results have been released. As many of you know, P.A.T’s are provincial standardized tests that are administered to students in grade three, six and nine in the spring of each year. Students in grade…
Halloween FunPosted on Nov 1 2013
This last week has been filled with Halloween themed math, activities and of course the annual Fashion Show. Thank you to all of those parents who came out to watch!
Happy ThanksgivingPosted on Oct 12 2013
From all the staff at VPE we would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! No school Monday so enjoy your long weekend.
Fire Hall TripPosted on Oct 9 2013
The Kindergarten students had a great trip to the Fire Hall yesterday. Thank you to those parents who came and to the firefighters who taught us all about fire safety and prevention. Plus we got some cool hats and activity sheets to take home too!
Dress up Time!Posted on Oct 4 2013
After raising over $8000 for the Terry Fox Run, Mr. Cranston had to show off his best dress and make-up to the students at our assembly. It was a great way to celebrate all the hard work that students did for an important cause. Thanks Mr. Cranston for…
Cross Country Run on ThursdayPosted on Sep 30 2013
We have just a few days before we head to Arrowwood with all the Grade 3-6 students to compete against other schools in the cross-country run. This year there will be a concession. A food list is included below. Please ensure that students bring water,…
Superintendent's MessagePosted on Sep 29 2013
Hello, Palliser students and families, Happy October, a month associated with Thanksgiving and celebration of a bountiful harvest. I hope there are celebrations in store for you this month. As I’m sure you’re aware, it has been quite busy so far…
Terry Fox Run...Another Successful YearPosted on Sep 27 2013
Everyone came ready to run for family, friends and Erin Hyslip on Friday. Our total money raised for Terry Fox is just a little shy of $8000 so far, but Mr. Cranston agreed to still dress up next week. Be sure to look for pictures of him then. Thank…
Student storytellers encouraged to join Palliser News BureauPosted on Sep 26 2013
Do you have a nose for news? Do you have a knack for spinning an interesting story? Do you have a passion for photography or videography? If so, the Palliser New Bureau needs you! Students from Grades 6-12 in Palliser Regional Schools are invited to…
Our first spirit day...Posted on Sep 26 2013
There were crazy hats everywhere at school today. Thanks to the Spirit Team for organizing such a fun event.
Tasty MathPosted on Sep 25 2013
Some Grade 3/4 students got to put their math skills into action at Market Street Foods this week. Thanks to Market Street for letting us come to shop and for the snacks. Then these students had to prepare a spaghetti lunch for all of their classmates.…
The Magic of LeadershipPosted on Sep 25 2013
Magician Steve Harmer came to entertain and educate us. His show was all about 'The Magic of Leadership'. Thank you to FCSS for providing the show. He had lots of great tricks to show us but most students seemed to like his appearing dove and bunny…
Author VisitPosted on Sep 24 2013
David Poulsen, Award Winning Author, in Vulcan on Saturday David Poulsen, an author of teen and young adult literature, a rodeo contestant, a rodeo announcer (and a rodeo clown and rock singer in previous careers!) is coming to Vulcan on Saturday,…
Think of Us on the Bus!Posted on Sep 16 2013
Once again staff and students learned the importance of bus safety and how to evacuate in case of an emergency. Did you know that in the first 6 days of school, there were 5 incidents of people passing buses when their stops signs were out in Palliser?…
Soccer Intramurals Kick-off!Posted on Sep 10 2013
Manchester United versus Chelsea was the opening game of our soccer intramurals this year. About 60 students from Grades 3-6 are split up onto 6 different teams. They will play a round-robin and then we will have a play-off round. Each team is hoping…
Gearing up for Week TwoPosted on Sep 8 2013
The first week of the 2013-2014 school year flew by. It was great to meet new students as well as greet returning ones. With an assembly, breakfast, classroom time capsules, and starting choir as some of the highlights it may seem like we will have…
Welcome back breakfast...a huge success!Posted on Sep 4 2013
To celebrate a new school year, students had the chance to enjoy a breakfast of muffins, fruit and juice this morning. There was lots of great food to enjoy and it was a great chance to see everyone in the school come together.
First Day FunPosted on Sep 3 2013
Well our first day of the 2013-2014 school year is already over. It was a great day that flew by. There were new students and teachers to meet. We even had a quick welcome back assembly and took a group picture. We are looking forward to a great…
Have you liked us yet?Posted on Sep 2 2013
If you have a Facebook account be sure to like our new Vulcan Prairieview Elementary page. We will use this as another way to keep parents informed about upcoming events as well as sharing what we have been doing at the school.
Welcome Back!Posted on Aug 30 2013
School starts this year on Tuesday, September 3rd at 8:30. Students should have received a letter from their teacher in the mail and class list are posted on the library windows. We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday morning!
New Teachers at VPEPosted on Aug 29 2013
We are all excited to welcome some new faces to VPE. Along with many new students, we also have some new staff members. Here they are so you can say hello when you see them in the school! Mrs. Booker – Mrs. Booker will be teaching Grade 3/4 this year.…
Fur Trade FunPosted on Jun 4 2013
The Grade 3/4 classes had the chance to act out a fur trade recently. Each student took over a role that was critical to the fur trade. They researched the roles and then got everything prepared. Then students had a chance to bring their furs to the…