Vanier News: April 21st

Principal/Vice Principal Message

The students at Georges Vanier worked hard during this past four day week. We enjoyed our April assembly on Thursday and we would like to thank those parents who were able to join us. During our assembly we celebrated Vaisakhi together. Students from Division 21 then spoke about the “Tower Garden” that currently makes it’s home in their classroom. Mrs. Buckton also shared information about our buddy benches. Students were invited to share what they learned about the buddy benches with their parents at home.

Many parents wonder how they can help their child be ready for learning at school. One way is to encourage your child to develop healthy sleep routines. This includes getting to bed at a reasonable time, and turning off the technology at least half an hour before the lights go out for the night.  If your child will be absent from school, please call the office (596-1030) and leave a message with your child’s name, division, and a brief reason for the absence. Thank you families for your on-going support.

This coming week we will cheer on our badminton team at their play day at Chimney Hill Elementary on Thursday. We are hoping for good weather so that our running club can practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and so that our Ultimate team can play in their home game this week.

Please feel free to come into the office and say hello and offer your best wishes to our three amazing clerks (Mrs. Bhamra, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mrs. Mara) on Secretary’s Day this coming Wednesday, April 24th. Thank you ladies for all of the amazing things you do for your school! We are so fortunate to have you.

Happy Easter! We hope that you enjoy a wonderful long weekend with your friends and family.

Mrs. Lianne McBride and Mr. Brian Newbold

Pictures of the week

Spring is in the air at Georges Vanier! Notice the wonderful eggs and the bunnies that were designed and created by two of our Kindergarten classes (Divisions 25 and 26). Happy Spring! Thank you to our Grade 6/7 students (Division 3) for your beautiful spring art display. Also included is our office who were staff ready to celebrate Vaisakhi at our assembly. 

Afterschool Clubhouse

If you ever walk down the hallway of Georges Vanier at 3:00 pm, you will find teams of kids enjoying different activities at the Afterschool Clubhouse. This week, amazing music was heard coming out of the multipurpose room, as the company, “Table Turners” taught the kids all the tricks and turns to be a DJ. Students learned how to create different beats, play with sounds, and create some amazing tunes under the direct supervision of trained professionals. We think we have some future DJ’s in our clubhouse! 

Upcoming Dates: 

May 2nd: Class/Panorama photos

May 3rd: Pro-D (students do not attend).