VanierNews Sept. 10 – 2017


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.

First PAC Meeting – Monday Morning

All parents are welcome to attend the first PAC meeting of the year on Monday morning, 8:45 a.m. in the PAC room.  At this meeting you’ll learn more about the role of PAC, upcoming PAC election timelines, as well as hear from Mr. Dekerf about school start-up.  We hope that you can join us!

Student Planner:  We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $2.00.  “As part of the provincial student learning grant, the student planner has been reduced from $5 to $2 for the 2017-18 school year. The remaining funds from this learning grant have been used to provide learning resources to schools.”  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.  Please bring a toonie to school later in the week, after students are settled into classes.

Pics From The Week

Staff Working Hard to Prepare For School

Teachers Working and Learning Together

Thanks To Our Friends From Horizon Church for Leading Gym Blast!

Upcoming Dates

  • Sept. 11  PAC Meeting, 8:45 a.m.
  • Sept. 13  Paper Newsletter sent home
  • Sept. 18  StrongStart opens today
  • Sept. 22  Terry Fox Run, 1:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 25  Non-Instructional Day – no school for students
  • Sept. 27  Fire Drill # 1
  • Sept. 29  Orange Shirt Day
  • Sept. 29  Grade 6 immunizations
  • Oct. 5      Meet the Teacher event, time and details TBD




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