VanierNews Nov. 5 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

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

We will have two more short weeks for students in Surrey Schools.  Friday, Nov. 10 is a Non-Instructional Day and schools are also closed on Monday, Nov. 13 for Remembrance Day.

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We will honour Remembrance Day at our assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9th at 10:40 a.m..  Family members are welcome to join us for this important event.  Students who are involved with Scouting or Cadets are invited to wear their uniforms and be part of the flag procession.  Parents or family members who have been involved in the Canadian military are invited as guests of honour and are asked to contact the school office.

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VanierNews Oct. 29 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • HALLOWEEN SAFETY 
  • HARVEST FEST 
  • NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY – Nov. 3 – 2017
  • REMEMBRANCE DAY
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We look forward to a safe and fun-filled Halloween on Tuesday!  Primary classes will take part in a costume parade in the morning, some intermediate classes are going swimming, and grade 7s will enjoy a dance in the afternoon.   See your child’s teacher about other plans for the day.

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VanierNews Oct. 22 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • PAC MOVIE & PYJAMAS NIGHT
  • HARVEST FEST 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We enjoyed an engaging whole school magic performance by Steve Harmer, titled, “Be a Bucket Filler“.  We appreciate the PAC funds which help support our fine arts presenters.

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VanierNews Oct. 15 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • HAPPY DIWALI
    • SAFE AND ACTIVE SCHOOLS SURVEY
    • OCT. 20 – NON INSTRUCTIONAL DAY  – no school for students 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We look forward to celebrating Diwali this week at GV!  Parent volunteers are providing all students with a pizza lunch on Wednesday, and Thursday is our Diwali assembly and staff luncheon.  Staff, students and families are welcome to dress up for this special occasion.

We encourage all of our families to complete the survey below and let us know what you think about traveling to Georges Vanier Elementary.   Click here.

October 20 – Non-instructional Day – no school for students

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VanierNews Oct. 8 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • SLEEP AND SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN 
  • CLASS PHOTOS 
  • WELCOME SFU STUDENT TEACHERS 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Thanks to the many students and families who were able to come out to Meet The Teacher last Thursday evening.  We also greatly appreciate our PAC members who connected with families, offered chai tea and sold wonderful treats!  All parents / guardians are very welcome to contribute to PAC and become involved in small and more significant ways.  Your participation, suggestions and new ideas are always welcome!

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VanierNews Oct. 1 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • Meet The Teacher 
    • Extended Vacations
    • PAC MEETING
  • ORANGE SHIRT DAY
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. at GV to “meet the teacher“.  This will be an informal opportunity to tour your child’s classroom, meet the teacher and way hello to other GV staff.  If you have specific questions about your child’s progress, please make plans to talk further in a private meeting with the teacher.

Please be sure to advise the School Office if your child will be absent due to vacation.  Note that if your child will be absent for more than 10 school days, a form must be filled out at the office.  The school can not guarantee a placement for your child upon returning, if they are absent for more than 25 consecutive school days.​

This year, our school is near capacity and we have many classes and grade levels which are full.  Families should check with Mr. Dekerf prior to booking extended vacations which are more that 25 days.

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 3 @ 8:45 a.m. for our PAC Meeting.  The meeting will include a special presentation from our new Safe and Active Schools Program

School Travel Planning

Beaver Creek Elementary - Bike to School Week

A big part of the Safe and Active Schools Program is School Travel Planning (STP).

In STP, we work directly with specific schools to increase the number of students walking and cycling to school. Together, we run educational campaigns and contests to promote active travel. Our School Travel Planning Handbook and Resource Guide outlines the STP process and timeline. It’s a great resource for STP schools or those interested in the program

Each year, we work with several schools. We have worked with 23 schools so far. In the 2015/2016 school year we’re partnering with three schools in South Surrey.

The project will expand to more schools in Surrey over the coming years. So far, we’ve increased the number of children walking to an individual school by up to 27%.

Surrey parents reflect on School Travel Planning:

  • “My children enjoy walking to school; even in the rain they put their rain boots on and take an umbrella.”
  • “It’s better to walk than drive because there are not enough places to park the cars near the school.”
  • “Thank you for everything. There have been great changes to our school to increase student safety and community.”

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VanierNews Sept. 24 – 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • PAC Executive 2017 – 2018
    • Terry Fox Volunteers – Thank You!
    • ProD – No School For Students on Monday
    • Student Information and Permission Forms
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Thanks to the many parents / guardians who came out to our PAC election meeting on Tuesday and who supported our Terry Fox Run on Friday afternoon!  We really appreciate our committed and positive GV community.

Our 2017-2018 PAC Executive

  • President: Mani Sidhu
  • Co-Vice Presidents: Krista Wolfram & Parm Uppal
  • Treasurer: Sanita Bath
  • Secretary: Christine Miller

Thank You Terry Fox Volunteers

Congratulations to our Real Canadian Superstore gift cards winners:  Mandeep Sidhu & Sarvjeet Kaur

Monday, Sept. 25 Professional Day – no school for students 

Toonies Please!

Please continue to bring Toonies For Terry and a Toonie to help pay for the Student Planner.

Student Information And Permission Forms

Forms were sent home to all families requesting updated student contact information and a variety of school permissions. Please updated, sign and returns forms to school as soon as possible.

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