VanierNews May 1, 2016


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Last Thursday we celebrated the joy of music during our Spring Concert!  Students from Kindergarten to grade five, our grade 7 band and many student leaders made us very proud!  A special thank you to our music teacher, Ms. Harris, band teacher, Mr. Bredenholler, and the teacher concert committee for their leadership and dedication to our students and school community.

Our Walk to School Wednesdays continue to be a big success.  We are observing many active students and families walking to school, and fewer vehicles crowding our streets.  Well done GV!

Track & Field season is beginning.  In order to attend the District Track & Field meet at Bear Creek Park on June 7th, we will need 5 parent volunteers.   Please contact the office if you are able to help.

Don’t forget: This Monday is Pyjamas Day and Friday is a Professional Day.

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Parent Advisory Council – PAC  

This has been a challenging year for our GV PAC, with fewer than three executive members.  We hope to attract interested parents to a PAC meeting on May 13th at 8:45 a.m. to talk more about how you can become more involved in this important parent group.  We really need 5-10 committed parents for our team!

Learning Commons News



As Mother’s Day approaches it’s a good time to celebrate all of the families and caregivers in our school community. Family love comes in lots of different shapes and sizes and it is important to honour all of the supportive people that nurture and care for our children.

The Georges Vanier Learning Commons has a great selection of titles featuring diverse families. The newest addition to our collection,“Stella Brings the Family” by Miriam B. Schiffer celebrates the parents, extended family, friends and neighbours that support one little girl. ‘It is about love, acceptance and the true meaning of family’

sp5Click here for some other favourite books that celebrate diversity amongst families in our school and community.

New Bell Schedule 2016-17

Each school year the bell schedule is adjusted to align with the number of required school days and minutes in a school year.

  • 8:30 welcome bell
  • 8:35 morning session 1
  • 9:55 – 10:10 recess
  • 10:10 morning session 2
  • 11:43 lunch intermission
  • 12:25 afternoon session
  • 2:25 dismissal

Pics From The Week

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Octopus’s Garden Spring Concert 2016


House Team Points

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Student Art

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Walk To School Wednesday

Upcoming Dates

May 2 - School Spirit Day - Pyjamas Day!
May 2 - LifeCycle Bike Safety for grade 4,5 students
May 5 - Group and Panorama photos (date may be postponed) 
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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