VanierNews April 23 – 2016


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

This Thursday is our Spring Concert!  There are still some tickets for sale at the office for the 1:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Octopus’ Garden Concert!

For the evening performance, please drop students off at their classrooms at 6:10 p.m. and pick up after the concert at 7:30 p.m.


Our first Walk to School Wednesday was a big success!   Many students walked or rode bikes to school and parents left cars at home.  Thanks for your participation and for starting your day off right, with some physical activity.   You’re improving your health, caring for the environment and keeping our streets calm and safe when you walk to school!

Students in Grades 3-7 are participating in Track & Field stations during several afternoons.  We require 5 parent volunteers to help at the District Track & Field Meet on Tuesday, June 7th at Bear Creek Park.  Please contact the office if you able to help out.

Learning Commons News

#KindnessCounts designs


This week in the Learning Commons some classes have begun to experiment with our new button maker. This was purchased with greatly appreciated funds from the GVPAC, the school and with profits from the Book Fair. It has been a great success and we can see lots of possibilities. The students are designing smiling faces to help us remember to smile as we pass each other in the hallways.

“So Cool!”


We have a great selection  of titles to help develop skills in Social Emotional Learning. Click the image for a selection of books that help students think about being compassionate.:

Click the image for some great titles
Click the image for some great titles

And click below for some of the books we used to help celebrate Earth Day:

Everyday is Earth Day at Vanier

B.C. Ministry of Education Satisfaction Surveys

Satisfaction Survey

Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience. Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Parent surveys are available in 16 additional languages.

The survey is open until the end of April of each year. If it’s currently available and you have your logon information, please take the survey now:

Take the survey

You may pick up a login number and more details from the school office.

Pics From The Week

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Upcoming Dates

Apr. 26 - April Monthly Assembly
Apr. 28 - Spring Concert, afternoon, 1:00 p.m. & evening 6:30p.m. performances
May 2 - School Spirit Day - Pyjamas Day!
May 2 - LifeCycle Bike Safety for grade 4,5 students
May 5 - Group and Panorama photos
May 6 - NI Day - no school for students
May 9 - LifeCycle Bike Safety for grade 4,5 students
May 9 - 20 - Dance in School Program
May 11 - Early Dismissal Day, 1:30 p.m.
May 20 - PAC movie night
May 23 - Victoria Day holiday
May 26 - Parent Appreciation Tea, 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
May 26 - Talent Show, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
May 30 - NI Day - no schools for students
May 31 - May Monthly Assembly, 10:40 a.m.
May 31 - School Spirit Day - Jersey Day
June 3 - Sports Day
June 10 - TEDx Talk Assembly, 9:00 a.m. 
June 15 - Year End Celebration Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 21 - Grade 7 / Farewell Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
June 23 - Term 3 CSL letter sent home
June 23 - Final Day for students, Early Dismissal 1:30



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