VanierNews Dec. 17 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • PAC THANK YOU
    • THIS WEEK 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
A heartfelt thank you to our wonderful PAC executive for providing staff with a delicious luncheon on Friday.   We appreciate your generosity, kindness and continued support at Georges Vanier.   
This is the final week of school before the Winter Break.  On Thursday we’ll look forward to an extended recess (10:00- 10:30), Christmas Sing-along (10:45 – 11:15 in the gym – family members welcome), and Horizon church will be distributing gifts to all students on this day.  

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VanierNews Dec. 10 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • MINDFUL BREATHING
    • EARLY DISMISSAL
    • CLOTHING EXCHANGE
    • PAC MOVIE NIGHT
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message
“Just Breathe” by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

Early Dismissal

Thursday, Dec. 14th is our Early Dismissal Day at 1:30 p.m.   This will be an opportunity to connect with teachers and find out more about student learning.  Please look for a notice or note in the Planner to know about your teacher’s specific plans for this day.

Clothing Exchange

The GV Clothing Exchange will also be open on Thursday at 1:30.  Please drop by the gym to donate or select free clothing items.  Families are asked to enter the gym through the outside gym doors.  Parent volunteers are also welcome to help out.

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VanierNews Dec. 3 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • EXTENDED ABSENCES
    • TRAFFIC CONCERNS
  • FRASER HEALTH & IMMUNIZATIONS
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Extended Absences 

When planning extended absences for vacation please contact the school before finalizing your trip.  This allows you to discuss dates and the impact of the absence for your child.

School District policy states that schools may hold a student’s place in a classroom for up to 25 consecutive school days.  Students who are absent for more than 25 consecutive school days risk losing their place if it is required for new students.  The school may deregister your child if the space is required for a new student.

As of today, our school is full or almost full at every grade level, except grade 4.

Traffic Concerns

We continue to be have concerns about traffic in front of the school (on 142nd) and on neighbouring streets. Traffic during the mornings and afternoons can be quite hectic with many drivers seen doing u-turns in the middle of 142, yelling, honking and speeding.  At times emergency vehicles are challenged to navigate through our school area.  We have also had neighbours express concerns about illegal parking in front of their homes.  Thank you for following the rules of the road, being safe and modelling self control for our students.

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VanierNews Nov. 26 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Please continue to support healthy habits in your children so that they can come to school ready to actively engage in learning with others.  Which habits can become goals for your family?

  • get a good night sleep
  • eat nutritious breakfast, snacks, lunch and meals at home with family
  • walk to school and be active throughout the day
  • follows the rules of the road when walking, biking, rolling and driving
  • be safe
  • arrive on time
  • be kind to yourself, family and others
  • work and play cooperatively with others
  • consistently do your best
  • respect yourself, others, the community and the environment
  • show gratitude
  • smile and treat others the way you would like to be treated
  • practice mindfulness
  • other?

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VanierNews Nov. 19 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PAC HOTDOG DAY – THURSDAY
  • TEACHER CHANGES FOR DIVISION 9
  • NEED EXTRA SUPPORT AT HOLIDAY TIME?
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Thanks to PAC and your fundraising dollars which help to pay for extra special fine arts performances at GV.  Last week we enjoyed Uzume Taiko drumming!

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VanierNews Nov. 13 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • SEAT BELTS
  • CLOTHING EXCHANGE OPEN 
  • LOST & FOUND
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

At times we observe Vanier children who are not correctly restrained in vehicles.  Child safety is always our highest priority.  Please review the details below.

Child Seating and Restraint Systems

Many children are not tall enough to wear a seat belt safely. For this reason, all drivers must ensure young passengers are properly restrained — protective seating types change as a child gets older, taller and heavier.

There are four stages of child seating and restraint systems in total:

  1. Infants: required to sit in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 12 months old and over 9kg (20 lbs)
  2. Toddlers: required to sit in forward-facing car seats when the child is at least a year old and over 9 kg (20 lbs). They should continue to be buckled into this type of seat until they are 18 kg (40 lbs)
  3. Under 9: required to be in booster seats with seat belts when the child is under nine years of age or until they have reached the height of 145 cm (4’9”) tall
  4. Youth: A properly adjusted seat belt is the last stage for anyone over 9 years age

Click here and here for more information.

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