One student graduates from Vavenby Primary School

Vavenby Primary School’s year end assembly was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, in the school’s library

Dayton Flegel dresses as a pirate and receives a balloon bouquet from his sister

Dayton Flegel dresses as a pirate and receives a balloon bouquet from his sister

Vavenby Primary School’s year end assembly was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, in the school’s library. The assembly began with the students filing into the room and then an introduction by teacher Ms Julie Boyse.

Kindergarten student Hunter Chrystall read and presented a thank you card to Strong Start teacher Amy McLeod. It stated what each kindergarten child really liked about coming to the program. McLeod then gave a card to Boyse thanking her for letting the students come.

The graduation ceremony for Grade 3 student Dayton Flegel was held next. He had entered the room in full pirate costume as he loves pirates. Now that he goes on to Raft River School he is leaving his costume behind for others to play with. Kindergarten student Mercy Flegel presented her brother with a balloon bouquet. Dayton had previously told Boyse that he did not want any flowers. To finish the graduation ceremony everyone present sang Puff the Magic Dragon.

Thank you cards that the students had made and written were handed out next to people/societies that had helped the school. Different students read the letters, which were written with very descriptive and difficult vocabulary. Those receiving letters from the school’s Get Along Gang were:

• The Wells Gray Community Forests Society for the money it donated. The school bought new cross country ski equipment.

• Rachel Dohms for help o n Tuesday and Thursday afternoons helping with reading,  doing art projects, and playing games with children.

• Leah Jones for teaching them music in both English and French and to play instruments

• Mr. Loring for being their custodian

• Mrs. McMillan for teaching the students gymnastics

• Vavenby Trails Society for its donation of money that was used for field trips, and

• Ms Pigeon for being a fantastic School Support Worker.

Student awards were then handed out. All received one indicating what they were really good at. Grade 3 student Dayton Flegel received his for excellence in citizenship. He also was handed a graduation certificate. Mitchell Samila got his for excellence in diction and Gavin Prince for excellence in illustrating. Both are in Grade 1. The kindergarten students received theirs for: Hunter Chrystall – excellence in gymnastics, Kylie Prince – excellence in enthusiasm, Brayden Busse – excellence in recycling and composting, and Mercy Flegel – excellence in calendar work.

Principal Mike Bowdon announced that there would be some major changes for the school next year. He was leaving to take over a position in Kamloops next year. He is sad to go as he loves rural areas. The new principal will be Shaun McKenna. There will also be a new teacher as Boyse is going to Raft River School. The new teacher, Ms. Katie Clark, was present at the assembly.

Following this sad news vice-principal Mrs. Bradstock gave an address. Then everyone got up to visit and eat the delicious refreshments provided.

 

Truck too long for corner

Later on that afternoon a very long semi was parked on the side of Vavenby Bridge Road, near the firehall. Everyone was standing around talking until two flag people arrived to direct traffic into one lane.

When asked what the problem was they said that the truck was too long, that it would not be able to turn the corner right after crossing the tracks.

Part of the front and of the back of the semi had to be removed so that the truck could get to the mill.

The whole procedure went quite quickly and traffic was flowing smoothly once again.

Hewlett takes on water contract

There is a new water contract operator for Vavenby. If you have problems or questions, get in touch with Tighe Hewlett on her cell phone at 250-674-7851.

 

 

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