VanierNews January 14-18, 2019

Principal / Vice Principal Message

Our “Dance In Schools” program ended this week with another amazing performance on Friday, Jan. 18.  The second half of the school performed for parents and family members who came to watch.  Students clearly demonstrated their learning and were excited to share with the audience.   It was obvious the students had developed their understanding of the elements of dance, were able to change levels, use space and had mastered their timing with music.  We were all very proud of our them!

A special thank you to our dance instructors: Joanne, Angela and Jodie.  They have returned for a fifth year to help develop a program of dance instruction at Georges Vanier.  Many thanks to all of the parents and family members who came out to watch the performances and support the program with donations.  We appreciate the contributions of both our PAC and the audience!

Pics of the Week 

Here are a few samples of some of the art projects created by our students.

Upcoming Events

The main school upcoming school event is our 50th Anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.  More information about the details of this event will be posted.

Jan. 7 – 11, 2019

Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Happy New Year to the students, staff and families at G.V.!  I hope you had a relaxing holiday and was able to rest, sleep in and spend extra time with your family and friends.  The students and staff seem happy to be back at school.

I am a retired principal from the Surrey School District, and was asked to be the Acting Principal at Georges Vanier until mid-March.  I am very happy to be here, and will work collaboratively with the school community to maintain a positive and smooth transition until a permanent principal is assigned after spring break.   I have heard many positive things about the school.  Thank you for making my first week a welcoming and inclusive one.

Mrs. Carrie Burton

Pics of the Week

 

Our Dance In Schools program started this week.  Joanne and Angela are instructing some of our students as they learn a choreographed dance.  Half of the school performed at an assembly on Friday, Jan. 11.  It was a fantastic performance and well attended by many of our parents and family members.  The second half of the school will have their performance on Friday, Jan. 18.  Come out to see the final performances.  We are very proud of our students!

Upcoming Dates

Monday – Feb. 18, 2019      Family Day Holiday

Thursday – Feb. 21, 2019    50th Anniversary at Georges Vanier

Friday – Feb. 22, 2019          Non-Instructional Day (No classes)

Friday – Mar. 15                    Last day before Spring Break

 

 

VanierNews Dec. 16 – 2018

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    • NORTH POLE MUSICAL – Monday and Tuesday @ 1:00 p.m. 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK  
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

The staff at Georges Vanier wish you and your family the very best of the season!  Happy and safe holidays, and we look forward to coming back together in the New Year!

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VanierNews Dec. 9 – 2018

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • PRINCIPAL CHANGES
    • LOST AND FOUND
    • CLOTHING EXCHANGE
    • NORTH POLE MUSICAL
    • NEW SCHOOL SIGN
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK  
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

As you may be aware, it is common School District practice to move school Principals after a number of years at a school.  I recently learned that I will be transferred to Rosemary Heights Elementary, effective January 1st 2019.

It has been an honour and privilege to serve as the Principal at Georges Vanier for the past 4.5 years. It will be difficult to say goodbye to the students, staff and families that I have come to know and care deeply about.  

The school can look forward to welcoming a very capable and experienced Principal, Ms. Carrie Burton, for the coming months as the District completes it’s search for a continuing Principal at Georges Vanier.  

Thank you for all the wonderful memories over the years and for supporting our learners and school in many meaningful ways.  You have made my time at Georges Vanier a highlight in my career.  

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VanierNews Dec. 2 – 2018

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • NEW TECHNOLOGY POLICY
    • NORTH POLE MUSICAL TICKET ORDERS SENT HOME
    • PAC MEETING, TUESDAY
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK  
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
Technology Use Policy

At Georges Vanier, we continue to promote positive digital citizenship within our classrooms.  Digital citizenship is the ability to use technology in an appropriate, productive and responsible way. Students may have personal electronic devices at school, with parent and teacher permission; however, they are expected to follow the expectations below:

  • Students are responsible for keeping their device safe. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen devices.
  • Students are not permitted to use electronic devices at recess or lunch.
  • Cyberbullying or inappropriate messages should be reported immediately.
  • Students should not take photos or videos of others or post information about others without permission.
  • When accessing the internet or social media apps, students should follow the school district internet usage policy including not accessing inappropriate material and not posting personal or identifying information.
  • Use of a personal device at school is optional, at parent discretion. Bringing a personal electronic device to school is never mandatory.

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VanierNews Nov. 24 – 2018

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • SUPPORT AT CHRISTMAS TIME
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK  
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR 
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

If you would benefit from some extra support at Christmas time, please connect with Mr.Dekerf at the office by the end of the week.  Horizon Church offers some of our GV families Christmas Hampers during the holiday season.

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