Voyageurs News -August 30th
On behalf of the staff at Champs Vallée, we would like to welcome all of our students and families to the 2019-2020 school year and look forward to working with you as partners in education.
Please visit our website for more information about the school. Watch for Voyageurs News for periodical updates on school events. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the school office if ever you have questions or require more information.
SCHOOL COUNCIL AGM – SEPTEMBER 16
TERRY FOX RUN/WALK – SEPTEMBER 27
On Friday, September 27th, the École Champs Vallée School community will be participating in this year’s Terry Fox School Walk/Run for cancer research. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. Terry Fox had a goal of collecting one dollar from every Canadian to help with cancer research. Let’s help to keep Terry’s dream a reality! Please feel free to send your child to school with a loonie or toonie donation on or before September 27th or you may visit http://www.terryfox.ca/EcoleChampsVallEeSchool to donate. Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter! #terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns
X-COUNTRY RUNNING CLUB
Starting on Tuesday, September 3rd, the Champs Vallée Running Club will begin training.
The Running Club will meet at the northeast corner of the Champs Vallée soccer fields. Students are encouraged to wear clothing and shoes suitable for athletics and the weather. Transportation home after each practice will be the responsibility of you and your child.
The club is open to all students in Grades 3 to 9. No experience is necessary, as the focus will be on participation. The training runs will follow a variety of 1 to 2 kilometre routes near the school. The runs will be supervised by staff members.
ÉCVS CO-ED JUNIOR HIGH SOCCER TEAM
We will be holding tryouts on the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 3rd 3:30-4:30pm
- Wednesday, September 4th 3:30-4:30pm
- Thursday, September 5th 3:30-4:30pm *Followed by a brief parent/guardian meeting to discuss commitment and scheduling for the league and tournament. Please try your best to attend.
Following a highly successful first season participating in the Black Gold School Division Soccer League, we are calling grades 7-9 girls and boys to come participate in our school’s soccer team. We have high expectations for maintaining a positive team environment and commitment throughout!
The league starts the second week of September and ends with playoffs the first week of October. There will be a $30 registration fee per player. All games have a start time of 4:00pm and are located throughout Beaumont and Leduc with approximately 2 games per week. Students must have shin pads and be prepared for the weather. Parents/guardians must arrange for transportation and pick up after tryouts and games. In this league we are only able to have 18 players on the game sheet per game. Depending on numbers, we may need to rotate players for games or if we have enough players, enter two teams.
We are looking forward to enjoying a fun and competitive season!
Please fill out this Google Form.
ÉCVS FUNDRAISING SOCIETY
The Fundraising Society in partnership with the school will be hosting the Voyageurs Vortex Run/Walk on Spetember 28th. More information is available at this link: https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/16563/voyageur-vortex-run-walk/
BLACK GOLD DIVISION TECHNOLOGY FEE
You will notice that there is a new Division Technology Fee of $10.00 for students in Grades 1-3 and $20.00 for students in Grades 4-12. This fee will be directed to the Technology Department and was proposed by the Division Technology Committee for the following purpose:
Division Technology Committee Recommendation for Division Technology Fee in 2019-20
The BGRD technology access fee will cover a variety of new software tools for students. The first such tool is assistive technology software, this will help students by reading text on the screen from websites they visit and documents they create, listening to your work read back to you helps catch writing errors and having text read from other content helps with understanding. The program also provides word prediction for struggling writers, standard and visual dictionaries, highlighting and organization tools and speech to text abilities. A second new software application will be a self-assessment tool that uses machine learning to provide writing feedback for the student to help improve spelling, grammar, sentence structure and provide suggestions for improvement. Lastly, we will be providing creative publishing and charting tool to enable students to increase creativity and capability beyond a standard document or drawing.
Another use of the technology fee is for internet access. Our internet costs are increasing and a new contract by Alberta Infrastructure is greatly increasing the cost to school divisions. The funds will help manage that access, provide increased bandwidth for BYOED and improve protection for students accessing the internet.