VanierNews June 3 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • WALK AND ROLL CELEBRATION WEEK
    • SPORTS DAY 
    • RAISING DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE YOUTH 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

We look forward to having many of our students and families, walk, bike, roll and scoot to school throughout this week, June and beyond.    Please see the map below and begin to plan your best route to school.  You could even win an individual or class prize!

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VanierNews May 27 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • NON-INSTRUCTIONAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 28-2018
  • WE CREATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Monday, May 28,   Non-Instructional Day – no school for students

GV staff will be working together on Monday to reflect on our school-wide Social Emotional Learning goals and begin planning for next school year.  We’ll also develop very preliminary class organizations.

If you would like to make a request about your child’s placement for next year, please put this in writing and submit your letter to Mr. Dekerf before the end of May.  Requests may include a description of a preferred learning environment or details about your child.  Parents may not request a certain teacher by name.

Wednesday, May 30th is our TEDx Talk Assembly, 9:00 a.m. in the gym.  Family members are welcome to attend!

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VanierNews May 21, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • CLASS PLACEMENT REQUESTS
    • PARENT APPRECIATION TEA & VARITY SHOW
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK 
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Student Placement Requests

If you would like to make a request about your child’s placement for next year, please put this in writing and submit your letter to Mr. Dekerf before the end of May.  Requests may include a description of a preferred learning environment or details about your child.  Parents may not request a certain teacher by name.

Parent requests will be one part of our decision making process as we work collaboratively to create balanced classes which include the following considerations:

-Ministry of Education class size and composition requirements, individual strengths, learning styles, areas for further development, social / emotional needs, various supports, friendships, parent requests, etc.

Parent / Guardian Appreciation Tea & Variety Show is coming to GV! 

We look forward to celebrating our school volunteers during the morning of Thursday, May 23 @ 8:30 a.m.   Please join us in the Learning Commons for words of thanks, entertainment, treats and a warm beverage.  The Variety Show will follow afterwards at 9:00 a.m.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!

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VanierNews May 13 – 2018

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.

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VanierNews May 6, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
    • PAC CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER
    • PARENT APPRECIATION TEA & VARIETY SHOW
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

This is the final week for PAC chocolate sales!  Please continue to bring your money or unsold chocolates to the staffroom each morning.  We appreciate how families have supported our big fundraising project!  All funds that are raised will go towards supporting student learning opportunities, school initiatives , and home / school communication (ie. field trips, Dance in School, Yoga lessons, a new school communication sign and more…)

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VanierNews April 29 – 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • PRINCIPAL / VICE PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
  • BELL SCHEDULED 2018 / 2019 
  • PICS FROM THE WEEK
  • LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
  • UPCOMING DATES
Principal / Vice Principal’s Message

Please continue to bring your PAC chocolate money and any unsold chocolates to school each morning to the staffroom.  All funds that we raise will go towards helping to pay for “extras” such as: field trips, transportation, dance or yoga lessons, special classroom supplies, or maybe even a new school sign!

Variety Show tryouts are taking place this week.  Please listen carefully to morning announcements or contact the office for more information.

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