VanierNews April 6 – 2015



Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to GV!

The Book Fair begins next week and runs from Thursday April 9th to Wednesday April 15th. We are excited to add to our library collection, so if you see any books that might be great for our library please let me know. The fair will be open in the morning for parents and caregivers and their children, throughout the day for students and after school for everyone. I hope to close the fair by 3:15 most days so come early for the best selection. Thank you for the support and see you in the Learning Commons!


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Tea Time

We welcome all family members for a little chit chat at tea time!   Our focus is to support ELL students and families at school and at home.  We’re open to your suggestions!

  • Wednesday @ 11:45 – 12:45 in the Multipurpose Room
  • April 1, April 15, May 13, May 27 and June 10.

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Student Placement Requests

If you would like to make a request about your child’s placement for next year, please put this in writing and submit your letter to Mr. Dekerf before the end of April.  Requests may include a description of a preferred learning environment or details about your child.  Parents may not request a particular teacher by name.

Parent requests will be one part of our decision making process as we work collaboratively to create balanced classes.

Speech Festival

All grade 4-7 students are currently learning about the speech writing process.  We look forward to sharing some fine examples of public speaking at our semi finals on April 20th and the GV Speech Festival on Friday, April 24 @ 9:00 a.m.   Our special guest judges will include Ms. McNally, Ms. Sarmento and Ms. Chohan!

Satisfaction Surveys

All grade 4 & 7 students, staff and parents are invited to complete Ministry of Education Satisfaction Surveys.  Student surveys will take place on April 16th in the computer lab.  Parent surveys are open beginning next week.  Please drop by the office to obtain log-in information and anonymous PIN access code.

Satisfaction Survey Parent Letter

Important Dates

April 15 - Tea Time - 11:45 a.m.
April 24 - Intermediate Speech Festival - 9:00 a.m.
April 30 - Parent request letters due to Mr. Dekerf
May 1 - Non Instructional Day - no school for students
May 4 - Music Monday and April Monthly Assembly
May 8 - Group Photo Day
May 13 - Early Dismissal, 1:27 p.m.
May 13 - Tea time, 11:45 a.m.
May 18 - Victoria Day holiday
May 21 - Parent Appreciation Tea, 8:25 a.m. 
May 21 - Talent Show, 9:00 a.m. in the gym
May 25 - Non Instructional Day - no school for students
May 27 - Tea Time, 11:45 a.m.
June 4 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 9:00 a.m.
June 8 - Grade 7 Band Concert, 9:00 a.m.
June 10 - Tea Time, 11:45 a.m.
June 12 - Sports Day - rain or shine
June 17 - Celebration Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 23 - Grade 7 & Farewell Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 25 - Early Dismissal,Term 3 Report Cards,final day for students

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