IN THIS ISSUE:
- PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
- SCHOOL FEES 2018 – 2019
- SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018 – 2019
- LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
- UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
Please remember that Wednesday, May 16 is an Early Dismissal Day @ 1:30 p.m. This time is dedicated for teachers to work on planning, assessment and program evaluation.
School Fees Notice to Parents/Guardians
Each school year, parents support their child(ren)’s formal learning experiences in a wide variety of ways. We appreciate all that you do to ensure a successful year!
In addition to providing the school supplies itemized on a grade list, parents are periodically asked for monies to cover specific items and/or special events. No student will be denied the opportunity to participate in any school activity due to the inability to pay. Please contact the Principal should you require any financial assistance.
As we plan for the upcoming school year, we anticipate the following costs:
Student Planner: We encourage all students in Grades 1-7 to purchase a School Planner at a cost of $5.00. 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.
Field Studies and Field Trips: Classes often enjoy educational visits to community facilities which extend and enhance the curriculum. While we use school monies or fundraise to cover the costs of such activities wherever possible, there are times when parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the trip. If you choose to have your child not participate in a field study, a suitable program will be provided at the school.
Musical Instruments: Grade 4 students may learn to play the recorder. Students will have the option of purchasing one through our music teacher for $10 or receiving one on loan from the school. Also, our Grade 7 students who opt for/take band either purchase or rent an instrument. Costs vary depending on the instrument.
Parents have the option of purchasing their child’s school supplies on their own utilizing the grade supply list or for your convenience you may wish to purchase supplies as a package through School Start. Payment is made directly to http://www.schoolstart.ca . Costs for supplies vary based on grade.
For information on activities, projects and news from the Vanier Learning Commons click here.
- May 16 Early dismissal day, 1:30 (teacher planning, assessment and program evaluation)
- May 21 Victoria Day holiday
- May 24 Parent Appreciation Tea & Variety Show, in the morning
- May 28 Non-instructional Day – classes not in session
- June 5 District Track & Field meet at Bear Creek Park
- June 8 Sports Day
- June 20 Celebration Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
- June 26 Grade 7 Farewell Assembly, 9:00 a.m.
- June 28 Term 3 Ends, Early Dismissal @ 1:30, Final Day for Students