VanierNews June 25 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • CLOTHING EXCHANGE OPEN
    • PLEASE RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS
    • SUMMER READING
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT, Aug. 25 – Free Stuff!  
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • STAFF FAREWELLS 
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

It’s hard to believe that we are entering into the final week of school.  We look forward to celebrating our grade 7s on Tuesday, June 26 with a special assembly @ 9:00, outdoor photos & cake @ 10:15, potluck luncheon @ 11:45 and dance in the afternoon.

Our clothing exchange will be open for one final afternoon on the last day of school, June 28 @ 1:30 in the gym.  We have many clothing items, shoes and new backpacks to give away.

Please return your library books this week.  We still have 351 items to return.   Almost there!

 

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VanierNews June 17, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • LOST AND FOUND
    • PLEASE RETURN LIBRARY BOOKS
    • SCHOOL-WIDE YOGA
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Our lost and found will be on display this week and next and we’ll open our clothing exchange on the final day of school, June 28 @ 1:30 p.m.

Please return your library books to school as soon as possible.  We’re counting down and hope to get to zero!

Thanks to all of our students and staff who took part in Yoga Lessons last week.   We really appreciate our awesome instructor, Miranda Guimond, who motivated us with inspiring words, postures, poses and stretches.  Yoga helps to promote good health, well being and calmness.

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VanierNews June 9 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Our Walk and Roll celebration was a big success!  We observed more students walking, rolling and scooting to school throughout the week.  Our school bike rack was often full and there were moments when the drop off bay was empty in the morning!  Please continue to find alternate and active modes and routes to school throughout June and beyond. Congratulations to individual prize winners from Div. 3 and 23 and to Div. 6 for winning the class pizza party prize for the most walkers and rollers!

A bit of inclement weather did not dampen our students’ spirits on Sports Day!   Our awesome grade 7 leaders, staff, volunteers and PAC pulled things together with positivity, flexibility and a sense of joy and fun.  The morning was spent outside during our station rotations and the afternoon in classrooms with relaxing grade group activities.  We plan to hold some house team races and relays during an upcoming sunny afternoon in June.  Stay tuned for a date and time.

District Track and Field Meet

Congratulations to our athletes who attended the T&F Meet at Bear Creek Park this past week. We are proud of your great dedication, sportsmanship and commitment to our school team!

Thanks to our many teacher coaches who helped support our students and to our friends at Horizon Church for providing bussing and volunteers at our meet.

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VanierNews June 3 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • WALK AND ROLL CELEBRATION WEEK
    • SPORTS DAY 
    • RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE YOUTH 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We look forward to having many of our students and families, walk, bike, roll and scoot to school throughout this week, June and beyond.    Please see the map below and begin to plan your best route to school.  You could even win an individual or class prize!

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VanierNews May 27 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 28-2018
  • WE CREATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Monday, May 28,   Non-Instructional Day – no school for students

GV staff will be working together on Monday to reflect on our school-wide Social Emotional Learning goals and begin planning for next school year.  We’ll also develop very preliminary class organizations.

If you would like to make a request about your child’s placement for next year, please put this in writing and submit your letter to Mr. Dekerf before the end of May.  Requests may include a description of a preferred learning environment or details about your child.  Parents may not request a certain teacher by name.

Wednesday, May 30th is our TEDx Talk Assembly, 9:00 a.m. in the gym.  Family members are welcome to attend!

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