VanierNews May 15 – 2016


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

This was an exciting week at GV with Dance In School, Bike Safety program, early dismissal opportunities, MakerSpace learning, #KindnessCounts button making, preparations for the Vanier Variety Show and good attendance at our PAC meeting, and much more!

Home / school communication is always important and can be a challenge.   At Georges Vanier we communicate to parents in the following ways; weekly blog, Twitter, school web page, FreshGrade, school sign, PAC, Tea Time, school events, classroom notices, and one-on-one conversations.  As we come to the end of the school year, we will also send home a print newsletter to highlight important dates, events and make a request for parent volunteers.  Thanks for your support at GV and know that we always welcome and value your feedback.

Learning Commons News


At Georges Vanier, the Learning Commons is a shared space that is used by staff and students for lots of great activities. We are helping further a sense of ownership by inviting students to bring a plush toy to hang out on the shelves in the LC for a couple of weeks. Please label stuffies with your child’s name and division.  No sentimental favourites, just in case…

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We are continuing to create some wonderful #KindnessCounts buttons. Students and staff are designing a self portrait with a big smile. We will wear them at the Year End Celebration Assembly on June 13th.
These students are "Library Elves". Just like the 'Elves and the Shoemaker' they come in at recess and tidy the bookshelves. Ms.Crosland appreciates this very, very much.
These students are “Library Elves”. Just like the ‘Elves and the Shoemaker’ they come in at recess and tidy the bookshelves. Ms.Crosland appreciates this very, very much.
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Check out this great student created book. It is barcoded, entered in the library catalogue and ready for checkout from the Learning Commons.

Parent / Guardian Appreciation  – May 26, 8:25 a.m. 

We look forward to honouring our many volunteers who help support our school!  Parents / guardians volunteer on PAC, drive and chaperone on field trips, read with students in classrooms, support English Language Learners, volunteer at breakfast club, help out in our clothing exchange, organize special events, and assist us in many other ways.   Please see the invitation that will be sent home this week and we look forward to celebrating your involvement at GV.

Vanier Variety Show – May 26, 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. 

We looking forward to celebrating our students’ varied talents on the big screen and on stage!  Parents and family members are welcome to attend.


Pics From The Week

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Grade 4 & 5 Students Learn About Bike Safety

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MakerSpace Learning

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Dance In Schools

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Fun And Friendship At Recess Time

Upcoming Dates

May 9 - 20 - Dance in School Program
May 23 - Victoria Day holiday
May 26 - Parent Appreciation Tea, 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
May 26 - Vanier Variety Show, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
May 27 - PAC Movie Night ??
May 30 - June 3 Bike to School Week
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 1 - group, team and panorama photo day
June 1 - Welcome to Kindergarten, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
June 3 - Sports Day
June 7 - District Track & Field meet at Bear Creek Park 
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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