VanierNews June 11 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • SPORTS DAY THANK-YOUS 
  • LAST CLOTHING EXCHANGE
  • YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

It’s hard to believe that we’re moving into the final three weeks of school!  Please continue to stay connected with students’ learning progress through conversations with your child, teacher and viewing FreshGrade updates.  End of year summative reports will be found on FreshGrade near the end of June.

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VanierNews June 4 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • SPORTS DAY
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • 2017/2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR 
  • FIDGET SPINNERS
  • STRONGSTART – JUNE CALENDAR
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

A BIG thank you to PAC and your fundraising dollars that helped pay for our new ceiling mounted projector system!
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This Friday is Sports Day! 

We encourage students to be dressed in their team colour. The teams are Black, Red, Blue and White. Each class has been assigned a colour on Monday.

Groups will be mixed with kindergarten to grade six students in each group. The grade seven students will be running the stations, as each teacher accompanies his or her group from event to event. Thank you to our grade seven leaders!

The station events will end at 11:43 a.m.

Students will eat lunch, in their classrooms, from 11:43 am until 12:05 pm. It is a PAC hot lunch day and those students who have pre-ordered will have their lunches delivered to the classrooms.

PAC will be running a concession with pizza, chips, drinks, and other treats for $1 or $2 per item.

In the afternoon, students will meet on the lower intermediate grass field for grade-group running races, house team events and a pre-school race.

Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather of the day. Hats, pre-applied sunscreen and water bottle will be important. Please have your child wear running shoes and not flip flops. There will be a freezie given to each child around recess time.

Family, friends, guardians, grandparents and pre-schoolers are all welcome to come and enjoy our GV Sports Day.

We look forward to Sports Day on Friday!

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VanierNews May 28 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • Non-Instructional Day – Monday, May 29, 2017
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • SCHOOL FEES part 2
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

This Monday, May 29th is a Professional Development day and classes are not in session.  Staff will be at GV learning more about Aboriginal Education and planning for next school year.

Teachers will begin early and tentative class organization work for 2017/2018.  It is important that we create balanced classes where we consider the following:  student’s birthdate, gender, strengths, areas for further development, special needs, language skills, behaviour, friendships, social/emotional abilities, personal interests, learning style, previous grade combinations, parental request, etc.

If you wish to make a particular class placement request which describes your child’s program needs (not naming a particular teacher), please submit your request in writing to Mr. Dekerf by June 9th.  Your letter will become part of our class organization criteria.  

We look forward to welcoming our incoming Kindergarten students and their families to GV on Thursday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.

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VanierNews May 22 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • OUTDOOR LEARNING
  • SCIENCE ALIVE
  • SHARING PERSPECTIVES
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • SCHOOL FEES – part 1
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We look forward to honouring our parent / guardian volunteers this week on Thursday morning at 8:20 a.m. in the Learning Commons.  Please join us for chai tea, Starbucks coffee, treats and more!   We greatly appreciate the many ways in which caregivers support our school and student learning.  A extra special thanks to our PAC executive who have dedicated their time to make a number of great opportunities available to our students and school community.  Thank-you, Jesse, Mani, Christine, Krista, Sanita and Parm!

At 9:00 a.m. everyone is welcome to join us in the gym for our annual GV Variety show!

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