VanierNews Oct. 1 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • Meet The Teacher 
    • Extended Vacations
    • PAC MEETING
  • ORANGE SHIRT DAY
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at GV to “meet the teacher“.  This will be an informal opportunity to tour your child’s classroom, meet the teacher and way hello to other GV staff.  If you have specific questions about your child’s progress, please make plans to talk further in a private meeting with the teacher.

Please be sure to advise the School Office if your child will be absent due to vacation.  Note that if your child will be absent for more than 10 school days, a form must be filled out at the office.  The school can not guarantee a placement for your child upon returning, if they are absent for more than 25 consecutive school days.​

This year, our school is near capacity and we have many classes and grade levels which are full.  Families should check with Mr. Dekerf prior to booking extended vacations which are more that 25 days.

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 3 @ 8:45 a.m. for our PAC Meeting.  The meeting will include a special presentation from our new Safe and Active Schools Program

School Travel Planning

Beaver Creek Elementary - Bike to School Week

A big part of the Safe and Active Schools Program is School Travel Planning (STP).

In STP, we work directly with specific schools to increase the number of students walking and cycling to school. Together, we run educational campaigns and contests to promote active travel. Our School Travel Planning Handbook and Resource Guide outlines the STP process and timeline. It’s a great resource for STP schools or those interested in the program

Each year, we work with several schools. We have worked with 23 schools so far. In the 2015/2016 school year we’re partnering with three schools in South Surrey.

The project will expand to more schools in Surrey over the coming years. So far, we’ve increased the number of children walking to an individual school by up to 27%.

Surrey parents reflect on School Travel Planning:

  • “My children enjoy walking to school; even in the rain they put their rain boots on and take an umbrella.”
  • “It’s better to walk than drive because there are not enough places to park the cars near the school.”
  • “Thank you for everything. There have been great changes to our school to increase student safety and community.”

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VanierNews Sept. 24 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • PAC Executive 2017 – 2018
    • Terry Fox Volunteers – Thank You!
    • ProD – No School For Students on Monday
    • Student Information and Permission Forms
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Thanks to the many parents / guardians who came out to our PAC election meeting on Tuesday and who supported our Terry Fox Run on Friday afternoon!  We really appreciate our committed and positive GV community.

Our 2017-2018 PAC Executive

  • President: Mani Sidhu
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Krista Wolfram & Parm Uppal
  • Treasurer: Sanita Bath
  • Secretary: Christine Miller

Thank You Terry Fox Volunteers

Congratulations to our Real Canadian Superstore gift cards winners:  Mandeep Sidhu & Sarvjeet Kaur

Monday, Sept. 25 Professional Day – no school for students 

Toonies Please!

Please continue to bring Toonies For Terry and a Toonie to help pay for the Student Planner.

Student Information And Permission Forms

Forms were sent home to all families requesting updated student contact information and a variety of school permissions. Please updated, sign and returns forms to school as soon as possible.

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VanierNews Sept. 18 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • STUDENTS IN CLASSES
  • PLANNER FEES
  • TOONIES FOR TERRY
  • PARENT ADVISORY COUNSIL – PAC MEETING
  • REDUCING GARBAGE AND WASTE
  • DISTRICT PARENT INFO 
  • FOUNDATION SKILLS ASSESSMENT – GRADE 4 & 7
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • STRONG START NEWS
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We’re pleased to let you know that students were assigned to classes at the end of last week.  Your child should now know their teacher’s name and division number.   With more than 50 new students and the addition of 2 more divisions, we had lots of new planning and preparation!  Thanks for your patience, understanding and support during this very complex and important class organization work.

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VanierNews Sept. 10 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PARENT ADVISORY COUNSIL – PAC MEETING
  • PLANNER FEES
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Welcome to a new school year at GV!  It has been wonderful to reconnect with familiar families and begin to welcome our many new GV community members.

As our student numbers became more clear last week, we have learned that enrolment is much higher than projected and therefore we’ll be adding two new divisions to our school.  We are hoping to complete class organization work, staff hiring, and new classroom set-up soon, so that students can hopefully be settled in classes by the end of the coming week.  We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during this important process.

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