VanierNews April 18 – 2015



Learning Commons News!

In the Learning Commons we shared a great story about the changing seasons called ‘And Then It’s Spring’ by Julie Fogliano. We examined some signs of spring with our cool Zoomy Digital Microscope and took a close look at the dandelions growing in the playground. We examined roots, pollen and petals of a variety of spring plants.


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Speech Festival 

Family members are welcome to join us for our GV Speech Fest on Friday, April 24 @ 9:00 a.m. in the gym.  Special guest judges include; Ms. McNally, Ms. Sarmento and Ms. Chohan!

Spring Concert

Please be sure to mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28th @  1:00 and 6:00 p.m. for our Spring Concerts at GV!  Watch for a notice with important details and ticket information.

Music Monday – May 4th!

Music Monday is an annual initiative that brings together thousands of students, musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate the gift of music in our lives, on the same day at the same time.

You are invited to learn the song and lyrics in preparation for Music Monday.

Music Monday Anthem- We Are One (w/ English lyrics) from Coalition for Music Education on Vimeo.

Pics From The Week

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Vanier student, Kye, enjoys a night out at the Canucks.  He may be their lucky charm since he cheered them to a 5-0 victory!  Go Canucks!

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Our grade 3s are growing potatoes!


We would like to ask for your help making our school safe for both students and employees by keeping nuts and fragrances away from the school.  Perfumes and colognes severely affect the breathing of some staff members and students.  We have children in the building with severe, life threatening nut allergies and would ask that you wash your hand if you or your children are in contact with nut products like peanut butter before coming to school.  Also, please keep all foods with nuts at home and away from school property.  We want all of our children and staff to feel safe on the playground, fields and in the building.    -Ms. Porpaczy

Important Dates

April 24 - Intermediate Speech Festival - 9:00a.m.
April 28 - Spring Concert, 1:00 & 6:00 p.m.
April 30 - Parent request letters due to Mr.Dekerf
May 1 - Non Instructional Day 
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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