VanierNews Nov. 8 – 2014


  • REMEMBRANCE DAY – look back

Professional Day and Remembrance Day

We’ll look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Wednesday, Nov. 12.  Enjoy your extra long weekend!

Learning Commons News


Yahoo! What a wonderful week we had in the Learning Commons. It was super to see so many families visiting the LC and helping to get their children excited about reading. Thank you very much to all those that came by to help support our fair. I was so excited to see students recommend new titles. All the books that students suggested were purchased for our library.
 Students learned so much about organizing equitable schedules, customer service, counting out money and making change – so much math! Students were responsible for arriving on time (sometimes early in the morning), tidying the fair, greeting visitors, helping younger students, assisting parents in finding books from the flyers, dressing Clifford and ensuring the wearer had guides and sign holders. I was so impressed with the commitment of our students. The more work and responsibility they were given, the happier they seemed. Well done!

60 seconds of Book Fair Fun from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

School Alert System

This past week we activated our School Alert System.  We’re proud to say all our students and staff responded appropriately and implemented the LOCKOUT very well. The school was back to normal operation after about 15 minutes.  ~see school notice for further details

School Safety Alert System – LOCKDOWN, LOCKOUT, ALL CLEAR

Bulb Planting by Division 10 & 11

IMG_2340We’ll look forward to seeing these daffodils emerge in the spring!

Remembrance Day – look back

Mrs.Copeland’s Remembrance Day (public) from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

Communicating Student Learning

At Georges Vanier we continue to examine how we can better communicate student learning with parents.

The Term 1 Report Card you will receive in December may look similar to some of the formats which were used last school year at GV.  Some teachers at our school will make use of a “Freshgrade” so that students and parents can receive timely and descriptive feedback while learning is occurring.   Kindergarten through grade 7 teachers at Georges Vanier will continue to indicate student achievement in relation to Learning Outcomes and Big Ideas through the use of rating scales, rather than letter grades.  We invite parents to talk further with teachers or school Administrators about our assessment and reporting practices at GV.



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