VanierNews Jan. 21 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER   – FIRST PEOPLES IN RESIDENCE
  • FRENCH IMMERSION 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
  • READY SET LEARN
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Please continue to bring your toonies to school to help pay for our Dance In School program which finished up on Friday with another awesome performance.  Thanks to all of the families who were able to come out and watch our students shine!

 

 

Moving Forward Together: A Sharing of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions

 Georges Vanier is hosting a First Peoples in Residence program (Feb 5-9th)

This week long event is intended to bring together students and staff with Indigenous people who are living their culture, providing both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students an opportunity to experience Indigenous worldviews and perspectives, and learn about practices specific to a particular First Nation, Inuit or Métis tradition.

We will begin the week with a school-wide assembly Monday morning to welcome the facilitators as guests to the school. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly at 9am on Monday, Feb. 5th. Monday will also include a welcome lunch for staff to meet with the cultural workers. On Monday and the rest of the week, the cultural workers will present to classes on a wide range of topics (traditional storytelling, art, music, dance, history, governance, etc…). The week will conclude Friday morning @10:30 with another school assembly where a few students will share their learning. Parents are welcome to attend this assembly also.

An invitation to participate!! Are you a parent or grandparent of a child at Georges Vanier who is First Nations, Inuit or Metis? If so, we’d like to invite you to share a song, dance, or story at one of the assemblies during the First Peoples in Residence week. Please contact Mr. Dekerf or Ms. Perry if you’d like to share in some small way.

Pics From The Week

Learning Commons

For information on activities, projects and news from the Vanier Learning Commons click here.

Upcoming Dates

  • Jan.        Kindergarten Registration continues each day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 31   January Monthly assembly, 9:00 a.m. – family members welcome
  • Feb. 5-9    First Peoples in Residence week begins
  • Feb. 5     First Peoples in Residence opening assembly, 9:00 a.m. – all are welcome
  • Feb. 9     First Peoples in Residence closing assembly, 10:30 a.m. – all are welcome
  • Feb. 6     PAC meeting, 8:45 a.m.

 

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