VanierNews April 26 – 2015



Learning Commons News!

This week we began to explore ways to use Minecraft to show learning…

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Spring Concert: “Music is for Everyone”

Monday afternoon (after lunch until dismissal): Dress rehearsal. All K-5 students in the gym to watch performances.

Tuesday 1 – 2 pm: Afternoon performance.
Tuesday 6pm: Evening performance. Student please be at school  by 5:30 and report to your classroom.
We ask that all concert goers plan to stay for the entire concert. Family members will pick up children from classrooms at 7:00 pm.

Pics From the Week
Vanier students visited the Aquarium on Friday.  Sea otters, jellyfish, dolphins and belugas were giving our students an engaging biology experience.
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Ms. Sandher’s class created the most beautiful community quilt.  Each student drew a picture of themselves and then they sewed the pictures together with yarn.  It is a gorgeous quilt and an amazing class community builder!


Celebrating Earth Day!


We use technology to… connect, create, celebrate and collect


So proud of our GV Speech Festival Finalists!


School Fees

Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We so appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!

In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Please contact the Principal should you require any financial assistance.

As we plan for the upcoming school year, we anticipate the following costs:

Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00. Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. We find this to be an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing our students’ organizational skills. However, using our school planner is optional as a parent may purchase their own version.

Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.

*continued next week*

Important Dates

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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