VanierNews Nov. 29 – 2014

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • CELEBRATING VANIER STYLE!
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS NEWS
  • SURREY FOOD BANK DRIVE AT GV
  • VOLLEYBALL PLAYDAYS
  • ROOM PARENTS
  • COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING
  • DECEMBER DATES

Learning Commons News

This week in the Vanier LC students experimented with Tellagami and Comic Book Apps to show learning about Knights. It was the first time using these apps for many students. We are looking forward to sharing ideas about what worked and what we would do differently next time.

Knights via Tellagami from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

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View the student blogs here:
Some grade 1 and 2 students created patterns using iOrnament. They experimented with a multiplier slider to change their designs.

Digital Art with iOrnament App from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

We also participated in #LiveDive presented by Fish Eye Project: A Window into the ocean. Students in 6 different classes were able to join scuba divers on an underwater adventure at Willis Point, B.C. via streaming video. It was tricky to hear but we could ask questions via Twitter and the divers answered us. Check it out at http://fisheyeproject.org
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It’s All About the Books!

Celebrating Reading – Vanier Style:

All About Those Books (and great readers) at Georges Vanier from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

Community Christmas News

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Surrey Food Bank Drive

Students and family members are welcome to bring non-parishable food and baby items to school and drop them off in the bins provided inside the school.  We appreciate your generosity!

Volleyball PlayDays at GV

Georges Vanier hosted boys and girls play days on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  There were excellent matches with outstanding sportsmanship.  Thank you to our student teacher, Ms. Friend, for her excellent work coaching volleyball this term.  We will miss you at Vanier!  Great work to our boys and and girls teams.
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Room Parents Needed

Room parents help support classroom teachers, PAC activities and help with communication.  At this time we have one or two Room Parents for the following divisions:  1,6,12,13, 15, 17, 18, 23.   Please contact your classroom teacher or the office, if you would like to volunteers as a Room Parent.  

Communicating Student Learning

Formal Term 1 report cards will be sent home with students on Tuesday, December 9 and Thursday, Dec. 11 is an early dismissal day for Parent/Teacher/Student conferences @ 1:27 p.m..  As your are aware, at Georges Vanier we are in our second year pilot of sharing ongoing information (Fresh Grade) with parents about student learning and not providing letter grades to intermediate students.  Please see classroom teachers, Mr. Dekerf or Ms. Porpaczy with any of your questions about Communicating Student Learning at GV.

Important Dates

Dec. 1  - Surrey Food Bank drive begins
Dec. 3  - PAC Meeting, 8:45 a.m. - all welcome!
Dec. 5  - PAC Poinsettias pick-up day
Dec. 8  - are you at 50 nights of Home Reading?
Dec. 9  - Term 1 Report Cards sent home
Dec. 11 - Early Dismissal, 1:27 - RC conferences
Dec. 15 - December Assembly & Grade 7 Band Concert
Dec. 18 - Christmas Sing-a-Long, 10:40 a.m.
Dec. 19 - Last day before the Winter Break
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 - Winter Break
Jan. 5  - School re-opens after the break
Jan. 7  - PAC meeting, 8:45 a.m. - all welcome!

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