VanierNews May 3 – 2015


  • SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE 2015 – 2016
  • SCHOOL FEES cont. 

Learning Commons News!

Primary students so enjoyed listening to Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie story that they asked for me to read it again. Instead I asked them to tell it to me as I turned the pages. I secretly recorded their story. So much fun!

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Spring Concert Success!

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Thanks to Ms. Harris, the Concert Committee, GV staff, and our talented students for a wonderful Spring Concert filled with joy and Music For Everyone!

Continuously inspired by our students’ artwork at GV!

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GV School Bell Schedule 2015 – 2016

Next year all Surrey schools will adjust bell schedules to align with the number of days that we are in session.

  • Welcome Bell, 8:30 a.m.
  • Class Begins, 8:35 a.m.
  • Recess (15 minutes), 10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Lunch (outside time) 11:48 – 12:10 p.m.
  • Lunch (inside to eat) 12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Dismissal, 2:30 p.m.


Students from Grades 2 to 7 have been participating in Track Attack to get outside and start working on their run, jump, throw skills.  Please help get your children outside to play catch, run a few blocks or jump into our big GV long jump pit.

Track and Field season is just around the corner! If your child is in Grade 3-7 and are interested in track and field disciplines such as short and long distance running, long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus, and shot put, then they are encouraged to participate. Because of the dedication of so many Vanier staff members, we are fortunate to be able to offer all these events to students. Thank you teachers!

Permission forms will be given to students. Practices begin soon will continue for the month of May.  Near the end of the month, students who can achieve District standards will be selected to participate in the District Track Meet at Bear Creek Park. If your child is selected for this event, a separate permission form will be given to them later in May.

Mrs. Porpaczy

School Fees cont.

Musical Instruments:  Grade 4 students may learn to play the recorder. Students will have the option of purchasing one through our music teacher for $10 or receiving one on loan from the school.   Also, our Grade 7 students who opt for/take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs vary depending on the instrument.

Pre-packaged supply service:  Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through Edu-Pac. Payment is made directly to Edu-Pac. Costs for supplies are approximately $50 and vary based on grade.

Don’t Forget Photo Day on Friday!


Important Dates

May 4 - Music Monday and April Monthly Assembly
May 8 - Group Photo Day - class, team, panorama
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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