VanierNews Nov. 15 – 2015

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • PRINCIPAL / VP MESSAGE 
  • FRESHGRADE 
  • COLLECTING COFFEE CANS
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS 
  • PAC MEMBERS NEEDED
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • UPCOMING DATES

Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We are so very proud of the ways in which our GV community showed great respect during our recent Remembrance Day assembly.  Thank you for the generous donations to the Poppy Campaign in support of retired veterans and their families.   Also, thanks to the many student who came to our assembly dressed in uniform.  We are very proud of your commitment to learning and service.

We warmly welcome Ms. James as our new grade 4/5 teacher, replacing Ms. Copeland.

FreshGrade and CSL – Communicating Student Learning

All of our Vanier students and families are now receiving regular updates about student learning via FreshGrade.  This communication tool should keep parents well informed about where children are at with their learning, next steps, and how parents can best support the learning process at home.  These ongoing updates through Freshgrade will take the place of Term 1, 2 and 3 report cards.

On Dec. 10 @ 1:00 p.m. we will host a FreshGrade learning session for parents (English & Punjabi).  We will also have an early dismissal @ 1:30 p.m. on this day, to facilitate further communication about student learning and goal setting.  Always feel free to touch base with your child’s teacher or Mr. Dekerf / Ms. Dhaliwal about CSL.

 Collecting Coffee Cans

If anyone has large, empty, clean coffee or hot chocolate cans (with snap on lid) they are willing to donate to the school, Ms. A. Dhaliwal would really appreciate them. She requires 24, one per division.  Please send it with your child to school and they can deliver it to room 102. Thank you!

Learning Commons News

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CELEBRATING DIVERSE FAMILIES

The Georges Vanier Learning Commons has a great selection of titles featuring diverse families. Here are a few favourites that celebrate diversity amongst families in our school and community.

Click here for the latest news from news from our GV LC!

PAC Members Needed

Our dedicated Parents Advisory Committee needs a few more members.  PAC is an important group of parents who help with decision making, fundraising, and community building at GV.  PAC raises money for Fine Arts performances, classroom funds, field trips, school wide dance lessons, technology, etc.  PAC hosts movie nights, popcorn / treat / hot lunch days, sports day concession and more.  Please contact the school office if you would like more information about joining our PAC team.  

Pics From the Week

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Upcoming Dates

Dec. 10 - 1:00 - 1:30 Parent FreshGrade workshop (& in Punjabi)
Dec. 10 - Early Dismissal - 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 17 - Sing-a-Long - 10:50
Dec. 18 - Last Day Before Break
Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 - Christmas Holiday Break
Jan. 4 - School Re-opens

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