VanierNews Feb. 12 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

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

Last week we participated in 5 days of sharing Indigenous knowledge and traditions through whole school gatherings, a staff luncheon, Bannock & Books, and rich classroom workshops.  A very special thanks to our Cultural Facilitators; Mavis Pierre, Richard Pierre and Alana Anderson who helped move our learning forward.

Happy Family Day!

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VanierNews Feb. 5 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • FIRST PEOPLE IN RESIDENCE WEEK –  Come Join Us!  
  • READY SET LEARN
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • PLEASE VOTE FOR GEORGES VANIER GREEN PROJECT!
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • PARENT EDUCATION EVENING
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

 

 

 

Moving Forward Together: A Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions

 Georges Vanier is hosting a First Peoples in Residence program (Feb 5-9th)

This week long event is intended to bring together students and staff with Indigenous people who are living their culture, providing both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students an opportunity to experience Indigenous worldviews and perspectives, and learn about practices specific to a particular First Nation, Inuit or Métis tradition.

We will begin the week with a school-wide assembly Monday morning to welcome the facilitators as guests to the school. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly at 9am on Monday, Feb. 5th. Monday will also include a welcome lunch for staff to meet with the cultural workers. On Monday and the rest of the week, the cultural workers will present to classes on a wide range of topics (traditional storytelling, art, music, dance, history, governance, etc…). The week will conclude Friday morning @10:30 with another school assembly where a few students will share their learning. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly also.

An invitation to participate!! Are you a parent or grandparent of a child at Georges Vanier who is First Nations, Inuit or Metis? If so, we’d like to invite you to share a song, dance, or story at one of the assemblies during the First Peoples in Residence week. Please contact Mr. Dekerf or Ms. Perry if you’d like to share in some small way.

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VanierNews Jan. 28 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

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

An invitation to participate!! Are you a parent or grandparent of a child at Georges Vanier who is First Nations, Inuit or Metis? If so, we’d like to invite you to share a song, dance, or story at one of the assemblies during the First Peoples in Residence week. Please contact Mr. Dekerf or Ms. Perry if you’d like to share in some small way.

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VanierNews Jan. 21 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER   – FIRST PEOPLES IN RESIDENCE
  • FRENCH IMMERSION 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • READY SET LEARN
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Please continue to bring your toonies to school to help pay for our Dance In School program which finished up on Friday with another awesome performance.  Thanks to all of the families who were able to come out and watch our students shine!

 

 

Moving Forward Together: A Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions

 Georges Vanier is hosting a First Peoples in Residence program (Feb 5-9th)

This week long event is intended to bring together students and staff with Indigenous people who are living their culture, providing both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students an opportunity to experience Indigenous worldviews and perspectives, and learn about practices specific to a particular First Nation, Inuit or Métis tradition.

We will begin the week with a school-wide assembly Monday morning to welcome the facilitators as guests to the school. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly at 9am on Monday, Feb. 5th. Monday will also include a welcome lunch for staff to meet with the cultural workers. On Monday and the rest of the week, the cultural workers will present to classes on a wide range of topics (traditional storytelling, art, music, dance, history, governance, etc…). The week will conclude Friday morning @10:30 with another school assembly where a few students will share their learning. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly also.

An invitation to participate!! Are you a parent or grandparent of a child at Georges Vanier who is First Nations, Inuit or Metis? If so, we’d like to invite you to share a song, dance, or story at one of the assemblies during the First Peoples in Residence week. Please contact Mr. Dekerf or Ms. Perry if you’d like to share in some small way.

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VanierNews Jan. 15 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • DANCE IN SCHOOLS – $2.00 per student
  • KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS JAN. 15 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • STRONGSTART NEWS
  • READY SET LEARN
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
Happy New Year 2018 to all of our students, families and community members.  We’ve kicked off the new year with 2 weeks of our favourite Dance In School program!  It’s incredible what students are able to achieve during 5 dance classes.  Thanks to our PAC for their generous financial contributions and to all students who are able to bring a toonie to help pay the remainder of our dance lesson costs.

We’ll be open for Kindergarten Registration each day from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. beginning this Monday, January 15th.  Please see our office staff with your required documents.

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VanierNews Dec. 22 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
The staff at Georges Vanier want to extend best wishes, safe holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our students, families and community members.

Thanks to Horizon Church  – Adopt a School Program

Thank you to our friends at Horizon who support our school community in many ways throughout the year.  Last week we appreciated Horizon volunteers helping with our extended recess, sing-along, sharing food hampers with 22 or our families, and providing each student in our school with a special Christmas gift.

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