Vanier News – April 19, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

A MESSAGE FROM VANIER’S FUTURE PRINCIPAL
Mr.DekerfHello Georges Vanier community! My name is Mr. Dekerf and I very much look forward to joining your school in September. For the past 5.5 years, I have been the proud principal at neighbouring T.E. Scott Elementary. Though I will be sad to leave my current school family, I am excited about the new learning journey that lies ahead. I have always heard great things about Georges Vanier School from staff, students, parents and my friend, Mr. Vendramin. During the coming months I will take time to visit and learn more about your excellent school where together, we will continue to focus on Every child, every chance, every day!

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TEACHER JOB ACTION
As you have probably heard by now, the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) has issued a 72 hour strike notice. This means that B.C. teachers will begin Phase 1 of Job Action this coming Wednesday, April 23.

What does this mean to your child?
Teachers will continue to do the excellent and crucial work they have been doing all along. Teaching, learning, and assessment will continue. Teachers will continue to be available to communication student learning to parents as well as participate in extra-curricular activities if they choose.

However, teachers will not take part in any administrative tasks. This includes attending meetings called by administrators, communicating with administrators, or performing supervision duties.

I know our staff at Georges Vanier very well and trust in their abilities, judgement, and commitment to children.

We will continue to communicate updates regarding Job Action. Stay tuned!
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INTERESTING PEOPLE AT OUR SCHOOL
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FOOD SKILLS FOR FAMILIES – Register NOW!
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WE ARE CREATING AUTHORS
Students at our school don’t pretend to be authors – they ARE authors. Technology allows students to create and share real eBooks with classmates, teachers, parents, and the world. This is certainly real world learning.

Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Crosland recently collaborated to have students author their own eBooks.

CLICK HERE to read Harsimrat’s Book so far…
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PARENTING CORNER: “World’s Toughest Job” Ad Goes Viral
Author: Sarah Sager
Source
Would you apply for a job that includes requirements such as “unlimited patience,” “work mostly standing up and/or bending down” and “must be able to work 135+ hours a week” among several other criteria? Oh, and that’s forgetting the real kicker—the salary is $0. Continue Reading…

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IMPORTANT PAC DATES

  • April 28 Hanging Basket/Plant orders DUE
  • May 5 – Hanging Basket/Plant orders delivered
  • May 9 Popcorn Day
  • May 20 Hot Lunch Day

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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS


This week in the Learning Commons the Strong Start Pre-school came for a special activity morning. We learned all about pigs and showed our learning by creating a pig on a plate and using Magic Paint App. We also were pleased to invite pre-school children and their families to Ready, Set, Learn. We sang some songs and shared some stories. Thank you to all of the families and the visiting Strong Start facilitators who attended.

Some classes used Color Effects App to show the damage caused by natural disasters. We reviewed how to attach an image to a blog post and practiced using the district eBooks. Don’t forget, you can access this collection from your home. See Ms. Crosland if you are unable to access your account or if you have misplaced your password.

Anna Crosland M.Ed. – Teacher Librarian

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QUOTE of the WEEK
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VIDEO of the WEEK: Skills and Trades Fieldtrip – March 6, 2014

Enjoy this look back at our March 6th field trip to Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Students learned about the world of skills and trades including plumbing, electrical, automotive, appliance servicing, and carpentry.

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WHAT’S COMING UP?
April

  • 21 – Easter Monday – Classes not in session
  • 24 – Intermediate Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 28 – Grade 6 Immunizations
  • 30 – Grade 7 Hornet Experience – Frank Hurt Secondary
  • 30 – Assembly – 1:45 p.m.

May

  • 1 – Talent Show – 12:45 p.m.
  • 2 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 5 – Hanging Basket/Plant orders delivered
  • 8 – Primary Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 9 – Group and Team Photo day
  • 14 – Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for Student-Led Conferences
  • 19 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
  • 21-23 – Divisions 1-4 – Camping at Camp Elphinstone
  • 26 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 28 – Parent Appreciation Tea – 8:45 a.m.

June

  • 3 – District Track Meet – Bear Creek Park
  • 9 – Welcome to Kindergarten Event – 9-10 a.m.
  • 13 – Sports Day
  • 20 – Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Term 3 Reports Home/Early Dismissal at 1:27 p.m./Last day of classes

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