IN THIS ISSUE:
- TERRY FOX FUNDRAISING
- LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
- X WALK SAFETY
- TIME CHANGE – FALL BACK!
- REMEMBRANCE DAY
- PROFESSIONAL DAY
- HALLOWEEN FUN!
Terry Fox Fundraising
We are proud to announce that Georges Vanier Elementary made a donation of $634.75 to the Terry Fox Foundation. We appreciate your generosity!
Learning Commons News
Excellent Readers! Check out all of these Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. There were 18 lucky winners of a Wimpy Kid book. Did you know we also have 14 copies of the Wimpy Kid books in our Learning Commons?
Our whole school participated in Drop Everything And Read. We joined schools from around B.C. and across Canada by reading all at the same time. Fantastic!
Students in Division 9 are learning about Text Features in class. In the Learning Commons we began to experiment with PicCollage App as a tool to demonstrate our learning. This week students explored some of the features of the app to see how it might be used show what they have learned. They blogged their creations here: Division 9
Kindergarten students used the iPads to show their learning about pumpkins, skeletons and bats. They worked together to problem solve how to use the Doodle Buddy app. Students celebrated their accomplishments by using the appleTV to display their work to the class. Well done!
And finally, we have a big week coming up. The Book Fair will be held in the Learning Commons November 3 – 7. The fair is open before school for adults and their children and after school for everyone to come and browse. All students will also have the opportunity to have a look around the fair during regularly scheduled classes.
Students who are interested in reading the books in the fair, but who do not wish to make a purchase, are welcome to suggest titles for us to add to our Vanier collection. We will happily consider suggestions of novels or picture books for purchase.
Cross Walk Safety
We want to remind families that the cross walk in front of the school is the safest place to cross 142nd street. Children’s safety is our highest priority. Thanks for being positive role models and using the crosswalk.
Don’t forget to fall back this weekend! Learning is increased when students arrive to school on time.
Our assembly will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. School is closed on November 11 for our Provincial Remembrance Day.
Professional Day – Nov. 10, 2014
Staff will be learning more about Freshgrade and the new B.C. Curriculum on this day. Students are not in session.
Halloween Fun – enjoy!
So Much Joy from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.