VanierNews Nov. 22 – 2015


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We hope that all of our families are enjoying regular updates about student learning through FreshGrade.  You are encouraged to spend time with your child reviewing the digital portfolio, engaging in discussions and exploring meaningful ways to further support learning at home.  Please see your child’s teacher if you have questions about accessing and contributing to your child’s FreshGrade portfolio.

Handwashing for parents and children

Why is handwashing so important?

Germs are always collecting on your hands—when you open doors, wipe children’s faces, play with toys and change diapers. You can’t avoid germs, but you can reduce the chance of passing them to others by washing your hands often.

Washing your hands and your children’s hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Teach your children to cover their nose and mouth with tissues when they sneeze or cough, or to cough into their upper sleeve or elbow.

When should children wash their hands?

It’s important to help young children to wash their hands to make sure it is done well.

Children should wash their hands before:

  • Eating or handling food.
  • Water play.

Children should wash their hands after:

  • Using the toilet.
  • Playing outdoors or in sand.
  • Playing with pets or animals.
  • Sneezing or coughing into their hands or blowing noses.

Four steps to proper handwashing

  • Wet your hands under running water.
  • Scrub your hands well with soap. Remember to scrub between your fingers, to wash both the front and back of your hands, and to clean under your finger nails.
  • Rinse your hands under running water.
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel.

When water and soap are not available, use pre-moistened hand wipes or alcohol-based hand rinses. Keep hand rinses out of the reach of children because they may be harmful if swallowed.

 Click here to learn more.


Kindergarten students washing hands before snack time!

Learning Commons News

Take a look and see how our MakerSpace is coming along!   Click here.


Pics From The Week


Learning through play in Kindergarten

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Food Skills For Families – Wednesday Parent Learning with our Welcome Centre Staff


Learning Commons – Top Ten Most Checked Out


Always proud of our dedicated and cheerful GV Staff!

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RBC Sports Day in Canada at GV on Friday!

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 26 - Fire Drill
Nov. 27 - PAC Hot Lunch Day
Dec. 4 - PAC Meeting - new members welcome!
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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