Frogs are subject of Strong Start lesson

On Wednesday, April 22, the Vavenby Strong Start students learned about frogs

Vavenby Strong Start students (l-r) Moira Crystall

Vavenby Strong Start students (l-r) Moira Crystall

On Wednesday, April 22, the Vavenby Strong Start students learned about frogs.

After everyone helped to remove all of the wheat kernels out of the plastic play box it was filled with water. Mrs. Amy explained to the children how the special hose was able to take the water from the sink and put it into the box.

After all the water was added the students cheerfully put in toy frogs, rocks, lily pads, toy fish, etc. There were magnetic fishing rods to catch the fish and nets as well. With those types of toys the children have to learn to take turns.

After play/free time where one option was to paint pictures of frogs everyone went to the library and listened to two frog stories. The second story was about the life cycle of a frog.

As of April 16 Vavenby Primary School parents advisory council had made $500 in a bottle drive, including a $150 donation from the Vavenby crib and darts clubs. The drive continues but bottles will not be picked up at homes. Just drop your bags off at the school or the store, marked Vavenby PAC on top.

Summer break for crib and darts

Crib and darts is winding down for the summer but will start again in the fall. The last night for crib was Tuesday, Apr. 28, and the last night for darts will be Thursday, Apr. 30.

Firefighters to host open house

Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house on Sunday, May 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

There will be kids’ grab bags, special demonstrations, door prizes, trivia, and a free lunch consisting of salads, barbequed burgers and hot dogs, and refreshments.


The open house is to give the community information about the department and to recruit new members.