VanierNews May 23 – 2016

    • PAC

Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We will be sending home a print notice on Wednesday with some year end information, important dates and request for volunteers.   Please complete and return the tear-off portion, which will be entered into a prize draw.   Important Sports Day information is listed on the reverse side of this notice.

Next school year we’ll be looking for new PAC members to fill all of the executive roles.  Please see Mr. Dekerf with any questions about becoming involved in PAC.  English fluency is not a requirement.

President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising, Hot Lunch Coordinator 

Tea and Vanier Variety Show

Parents and family members who have volunteered this school year are invited to our Parent Appreciation Tea on Thursday, May 26 at 8:25 a.m. in the Learning Commons.  Please let your child’s teacher know if you plan to attend.  Afterwards, everyone is welcome to enjoy our GV Talent Show at 9:00 a.m. in the gym!

Learning Commons News

Creating Joy in the LC


‘Stuff the Learning Commons’ is in full swing! There is still time to join in with a labelled plush toy. This is an activity that brings lots of joy and that everyone can participate in.

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Some classes used items from the MakerSpace to create representations of their dance moves from the Dance in School performances. We focused on cooperation and team work.


We tinkered with the ‘Craft World’ building app after reading ‘Dreaming Up’ by  Christy Hale. Next week we will be designing buildings that reflect their purpose.

Anna Crosland

RCMP launches dedicated helpline for parents



Welcome to Kindergarten – June 1st at 9:00 a.m.

Our Kindergarten team is preparing for WTKThis is a great opportunity for our incoming Kindergarten students and families to come in, meet the teachers, and get acquainted with our school and staff.  Please register at the office or call for more information.  604-596-1030

School Fees Notice to Parents/Guardians

 Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways.  We appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!

 In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events.  No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay.  Please contact the Principal should you require any financial assistance.

 As we plan for the upcoming school year, we anticipate the following costs:

 Student Planner:  We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00.  Included in the planner is our school code of conduct, school calendar and school district information. We find this to be an excellent tool for facilitating home/school communication, as well as for developing our students’ organizational skills.  However, using our school planner is optional as a parent may purchase their own version.

 Field Studies and Field Trips:  Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum.  While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip.  If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.

*continued next week*

Pics From The Week


Walk To School Wednesday – Includes Parents Too!


A Baby Quail Visits GV!

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A Very Special Track Meet


Grade 1s Learn About Symmetry

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Week 2 of Dance In Schools – Thanks to PAC for your great financial support!

Upcoming Dates

May 23 - Victoria Day holiday
MAY 25 - Print Newsletter with tear-off sent home
May 26 - Parent Appreciation Tea, 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
May 26 - Vanier Variety Show, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
May 30 - June 3 Bike to School Week
May 30 - NI Day - no schools for students
(staff learning about Aboriginal Education and planning for next year)
May 31 - May Monthly Assembly (primary only), 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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