IN THIS ISSUE:
- LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
- DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP & PERSONAL DEVICE USAGE
- TERM 1 REPORT CARDS – CSL
- ABORIGINAL FRIENDSHIP CENTRE NEWS
- DECEMBER DATES
- SOME PICS FROM THE WEEK
Learning Commons News So much fun in the Learning Commons this week! We built a text book Christmas tree and Strong Start visited and created snowmen. We shared lots of great books including ‘Super Red Riding Hood’ by Claudia Davila, where Red learns about the superhero power of sharing, being brave and girl power. Check out the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXPAeXNTXbA .
Our favourite book this week was ‘The Book with no Pictures’ by B.J.Novak. Students thought this one was hilarious. Here’s the author reading part of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cREyQJO9EPs
Division 5 with Ms. Dhaliwal have been working on adjectives to describe The Grinch. In the LC we used several apps to show learning. Students retrieved an image from the library website, imported it into Doodle Buddy, drew over the image, changed the background and exported their art, imported it into PicCollage, added text, exported their creations and uploaded to their blogs. Many steps – great work. Check out their blogs at
At Georges Vanier, we are talking more about raising responsible digital citizens and about how our students make use of personal devices at school. Staff are meeting and talking about these issues and our Parent Advisory Council group is also joining in the discussion. Some new technology use guidelines and parameters will be rolling out in the New Year.
Term 1 Report Cards
Children will bring RCs home this week on Tuesday. Please spend time reviewing the report with your child, celebrate successes and together set one or two goals for the coming term. You may want to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the report further. Please call the school office for an appointment during our Early Dismissal day on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 1:27 onward. Please let us know if you require a Multicultural Worker to assist with language translation.
Please view the following links for information from the Fraser Regional Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association – events, early childhood programs, community development, youth programs and more! http://frafca.org FRAFC December Calendar
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!
Pictures From the Week… FIVE STAR COOKIES See our calm picture of students reading stories in Ms. Fei’s amazing Five Star Friday Group as they patiently waited for their wonderful cookies to bake. Having been provided a sample from her earlier group, I know they were well worth the wait! Great work team and thank you Ms. Fei for spreading our halls with the delicious aroma. ~ Ms. Porpaczy
Ms. Sandher’s class building structures.
Show and Tell in Ms. Postnikoff’s class
WINTER WINDOW WONDERLAND
Students donated their time to create a window winter wonderland for Ms. Copeland’s class. Frosty is poking up his head with a friendly smile to spread holiday cheer. I believe there is more magic to come so watch out for our kind artist around the school spreading holiday cheer with their talent.
Thank you so much for your awesome artistry — Amy P., Braxton B. and Mohammed. K! ~Ms. Porpaczy