VanierNews Mar. 10 – 2017


Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

It was wonderful to see so may families drop into our school on Tuesday for our early dismissal day.  Please continue to stay connected with your child’s learning through FreshGrade.

Many thanks to PAC and parent helpers who organized and ran our movie night on Thursday.  This was a great community building event.

We wish all of our students and families a safe and relaxing break.

Learning Commons News

This week students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 have been practising how to export their work from creative apps and saving their work to the iPad photo albums. Grades 2 and 3 are also uploading to Dropbox so we can share their work. We used a song, hand motions and visual cues to help students independently export their work from Doodle Buddy App into the iPad photo album. Check out this student made app.

Instructional video made by Grade 1 for Kindergarten on how to export from Doodle Buddy from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

Here’s a Good Idea for Spring Break from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.


Working on the letters for our Mighty Girl hall display. Made using scraps of fabric from the clothing that the students sewed.


The Elizabeth Towers are getting taller with lots of co-operation, communication and planning.

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Yahoo! Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 3rd to 7th.

Poems using Descriptive Language and Sensory Detail in Mrs. Perry’s Class

Inspired by Valentine’s Day, students had to choose a positive emotion and describe that emotion by using a poetry frame. The first sentence in the frame began, for example”Joy is like…”. Students then added their poems to beautifully created hearts. A slide show of the work was presented at the school assembly and students explained their thinking and how they created their poems.

Some read, in part:

“Love is purple, like a blooming rose in my garden. It rushes through my mind.”

“Happiness is gold, like how rich my heart is and also bright like a star I shine.”

“Joy is the colour yellow, like daffodils pushed up against a snowy field.”

“Psyched is red, like the blazing fire in your eyes, heart and soul. It makes me want to go there in an instant. It spins around me like a tornado of happy emotion.”


Thinking about our Learning

Check out these reflective learners. Students in Mrs. Hossack’s class are taking a careful look at their journals and thinking about how much they have grown and improved since September. Students noticed that “Before I used to leave too many lines between and now I don’t.” and “I used to forget capitals and periods and now I remember to use them a lot more.”


Students are encouraged to be thoughtful about their learning and to celebrate their successes.

PAC Purdys Chocolate Orders – due March 29

Pics From The Week

Upcoming Dates

  •        Mar. 13 – 24 – Spring Break
  • Mar. 27 – School reopens after break
  • Mar. 29 – PAC Purdy’s Chocolate orders due
  • Mar. 30 – Jump Rope For Heart
  • Apr. 3 – PAC meeting, 8:30 a.m.
  • Apr. 3 – 7 – Scholastic Book Fair
  • Apr. 12 – April Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • Apr. 14 – 17 – Easter Holiday – no school for students
  • Apr. 18 – School reopens after break
  • Apr. 20 – Fine Arts performance, 9:00 a.m.
  • Apr. 21 – RCMP vs. Grade 7 basketball game at lunch time
  • Apr. 27 – Spring Concert – afternoon and evening performances
  • May 5 – Non-Instructional Day – no school for students
  • May 9 – BC Election Day – (GV Polling Station?)
  • May 10 – Early Dismissal (program evaluation, assessment, evaluation)
  • May 12 – TEDx Talks Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • May 22 – Victoria Day holiday
  • May 25 – Parent Appreciation Tea & Variety Show, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • May 29 – Non-Instructional Day – no school for students
  • May 31 – May Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 1 – Kindergarten Orientation, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 9 – Sports Day
  • June 15 – Primary Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 21 – Celebration Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 22 – Div. 1,2,3,4 Golden Ears FT
  • June 27 – Grade 7 Year Farewell Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
  • June 29 – Early Dismissal, 1:25, last day of classes

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