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Captain Michael VandenBos Public School
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Tired of making lunches? Try our different lunch options.
​Genesys Caribbean on Mondays, Panago Pizza on Tuesdays, Extreme Pita on Wednesdays and Frantastic on Fridays.  View menus, submit orders and pay on-line at:  healthyhunger.ca

Tired of making lunches? Try our different lunch options.

​Genesys Caribbean on Mondays, Panago Pizza on Tuesdays, Extreme Pita on Wednesdays and Frantastic on Fridays.  View menus, submit orders and pay on-line at:  healthyhunger.ca


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 Bell Times

8:15 am ​Entry
 ​9:50 am
-
10:05am

​Morning Recess
​11:05am
 -
12:05pm

​Lunch Recess 
​1:40 pm
-
1:50 pm

Afternoon Recess
​2:50 pm Dismissal
​2:50 pm 
-
3:20 pm

​Co-Curricular, Extra Help, Conferencing etc.

Events Calendar

Oct 22, 2018 All Day
PA Day - All Schools
Oct 22, 2018
All Day
All Schools
Oct 30, 2018 All Day
Classes and students who missed out due to Cross Country will have theirs taken this day.
Picture Retake Day
Oct 30, 2018
All Day
Classes and students who missed out due to Cross Country will have theirs taken this day.
Oct 31, 2018 All Day
Show your school spirit by wearing black and orange. We'd prefer students to save their costumes for the evening, but if they choose to wear...
Black and Orange Day
Oct 31, 2018
All Day
Show your school spirit by wearing black and orange. We'd prefer students to save their costumes for the evening, but if they choose to wear one they will be during last 2 periods only.
Nov 01, 2018 All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine...
Sewing Workshop for grades 4-8
Nov 01, 2018
All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine so that we can continue with a sewing club.
Nov 02, 2018 All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine...
Sewing Workshop for grades 4-8
Nov 02, 2018
All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine so that we can continue with a sewing club.
Nov 04, 2018 06:05 PM
Why go? To enjoy a Gens game at a discounted price, to listen to our grade 4 choir sing Oh Canada (choir practice starts on...
CMV Appreciation Night at Oshawa Generals Game
Nov 04, 2018
06:05 PM - 08:30 PM
Why go? To enjoy a Gens game at a discounted price, to listen to our grade 4 choir sing Oh Canada (choir practice starts on October 15th at lunch), to help raise money for CMV! Tickets are available on-line until October 19th.
Nov 05, 2018 All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine...
Sewing Workshop for grades 4-8
Nov 05, 2018
All Day
Every student in grades 4-8 will have a one hour sewing lesson and will complete a mini project. Our school will receive a sewing machine so that we can continue with a sewing club.
Nov 16, 2018 All Day
PA Day - All Schools
Nov 16, 2018
All Day
All Schools
Nov 20, 2018 All Day
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the...
National Child Day
Nov 20, 2018
All Day
Holiday
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  , spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.

National Child Day has been nationally celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations  Convention on the Rights of the Childon November 20, 1989.

The overall objectives of National Child Day are to pay tribute to Canada’s commitment to children outlined in the Convention and  A Canada Fit for Children; promote children’s initiatives across the country; and encourage child-related organizations to raise awareness of child rights.
We celebrate the success the Government of Canada’s initiatives have in making a real difference in the lives of our children and families. Through initiatives such as the Universal Child Care Plan, the Child Fitness Tax Credit and improving access to health care for children, the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to working as effectively and efficiently as possible to produce real results to support families in their efforts to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting children and their families. The Government will continue to advance policies and programs that support parents and children and take their best interests into account. This work will be undertaken directly as well as with partners, including the provinces and territories, civil society, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and international organizations. Knowledge gained through lessons learned, best practices, research and tools will guide the continuous improvement towards ensuring children have the best start in life, no matter where they live. We will continue to strengthen our efforts to ensure the well-being, healthy development, protection and participation of children and youth.

Take time on November 20th to celebrate National Child Day.
Nov 21, 2018 All Day
Educational Assistants' Appreciation Day
Nov 21, 2018
All Day
Dec 06, 2018 06:30 PM
SCC Meeting (Potluck)
Dec 06, 2018
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Dec 21, 2018 08:00 AM
no early dismissal
Last Day of School Classes
Dec 21, 2018
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
no early dismissal
Dec 24, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019
Winter Break - Schools Closed
Dec 24, 2018 - Jan 04, 2019
All Day
All Schools
Jan 18, 2019 All Day
PA Day - Elementary Schools Only
Jan 18, 2019
All Day
Jan 31, 2019 06:30 PM
SCC Meeting
Jan 31, 2019
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  
  
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Principal:  L. Tho​mpson  |  Vice Principal: J. Wells |  Superintendent:   M. Lazarus  |  Trustees:  C. Winters, K. Zeppieri