IN THIS ISSUE:
- PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
- FIRST PEOPLE IN RESIDENCE WEEK – Come Join Us!
- READY SET LEARN
- PICS FROM THE WEEK
- PLEASE VOTE FOR GEORGES VANIER GREEN PROJECT!
- LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
- UPCOMING DATES
- PARENT EDUCATION EVENING
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
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
Georges Vanier Vision Statement: Grade 7 students are making meaning of our shared vision
2018 GO GREEN UPCYCLED CREATIONS
The Green Team
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
In Science students in Divisions 11 have been learning about “upcycling” which is one solution to deal with the plastic pollution problem. We read a true story called “One Plastic Bag” by Miranda Paul. It was about a woman in Gambia, Africa who started a upcycling project using plastic bags and transformed her community. Students have been learning the benefits and risks of using plastic in class. We watched videos of how other people were solving the plastic pollution problem in our community and around the world. Students were given criteria and were challenged to design and create their own upcycled plastic product that can be reused more than once. Students also watched a video about how a college student, Rob Godshaw recycled e-waste (electronic waste) and made it into art that can be used again. Students presented their projects to the class and did a write up where they had to describe their upcycled project and write how it would help the environment be more “Green.” Another group of students in my class wrote their own skit and acted it out at the school assembly to show students and build awareness about what “up cycling is and what everyone can do to help make a change.
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- Jan. Kindergarten Registration continues each day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- 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.
- Feb. 12 Family Day Holiday
- Feb. 13 PAC treat day
- Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day – School Spirit Day
- Feb. 16 Non-instructional Day – no school for students
- Feb. 20 Parent Forum, 6:45 – 8:30 @ REC
- Feb. 26 StrongStart closed
- Feb. 28 Pink Shirt Day
- Mar. 2 School Spirit Day
- Mar. 8 Fine Arts Performance
- Mar. 13 Early Dismissal, 1:30 p.m. (student led conferences or parent teacher meetings)
- Mar. 16 Last Day before Spring Break and Easter Break
- April 3 School re-opens after the break