VanierNews Mar. 6 – 2016


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

On Tuesday, March 8th, students will take home a Communicating Student Learning letter for Term 2.  This letter will include an attendance label, reminders about accessing FreshGrade and information about our upcoming student led conference on Thursday.  We hope that through FreshGrade and the conferences, parents will have a clear understanding of children’s strengths, areas for further development, and ways to support learning at home.

Early Dismissal Day, Thursday, March 10, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  – for Student Led Conferences.  All parents are encouraged to attend and appointments are not needed.  Simply drop into your child’s classroom.

Spring Break & Easter Holiday- school is closed from March 14 – 28.  Enjoy your holiday and we look forward to returning to school on Tuesday, March 29th.


Learning Commons News

Woot! We love to read and we love to dance. We made this video to show our joy in reading. Just look at all of these smiling faces. At Vanier we are conscientious Digital Citizens. Students in this video have both school and other website media consents that have been received in writing by the classroom teacher and confirmed with the Teacher Librarian in advance of filming.

Getting Excited about Reading from the Vanier Learning Commons: Everybody Just Read from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

We have also begun to discuss Digital Citizenship and Selfies. Click here to read more about the project.


Students used 3D Printed figures to add spark to digitally created book reviews. Read about how we did these here.


Did you know the author Jeff Kinney has sold 150 million copies of the “Dairy of a Wimpy Kid”. If you enjoy the adventures of Greg then try these other titles too.

New Cross Walk

Please be sure to make use of our new cross walk on 142nd, near the main staff parking lot.  This new crossing will provide another safe crossing for students and families who live in the south and east side of our catchment area.


Pics From the Week – what a week!  

Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan – Tuesday and Wednesday

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Google Expedition  – Thursday

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Science Experiments in Div. 5&6


GV Artists!

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Badminton Season is here for grade 5,6,7!


Upcoming Dates

Mar. 8 - Term 2 CSL letter sent home (previous Term 2 Report Card date)
Mar. 10 - early dismissal, 1:30 p.m. - student led conferences 
Mar. 11 - Grade 4&7 FSA books and letters sent home with students 
Mar. 14 - 24 - Spring Break
Mar. 25, 28 - Easter Holiday
Mar. 29 - school reopens after the break
Mar. 29 - School Spirit Wear sale begins
Apr. 11 - Scholastic Book Fair this week
Apr. 12 - Fine Arts performance, Canada For Kids, 1:00 p.m. - parents welcome!
Apr. 18 - new Professional Day, no school for students

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