Vanier News – May 10, 2014

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STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES
Parents, don’t forget that this coming Wednesday, May 14th is an EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:27 p.m. The purpose of this early dismissal is for you to attend Student-Led Conferences. Your child will prepare work for you to see. This allows you to understand the learning progress they are making, as well as how you can further support your child’s learning at home if there are challenges.

So what role do you, as a parent, play in Student-Led Conferences?

Be supportive! Encourage your child to talk about what they have learned. If you know your child is struggling with something, ensure them that hard work WILL pay off and that together with the classroom teacher, you will be there to support them with their learning.

Be specific! Avoid comments like, “Good job”, “Nice work”, or “You’re so smart”. Use comments like, “I am really impressed by how you…”, “You worked really hard to…”, or “Tell me about…”

Let your child lead the way! Encourage your child to take a lead during the conference. Whatever your child shares with you, ask them good questions and encourage them to explain to you why they are sharing that particular piece of learning evidence.

Student-Led Conferences will run from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and you do not need to make an appointment. Remember, your involvement in your child’s education is crucial to their success.

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PARENT APPRECIATION TEA…YOU ARE INVITED
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TEACHER JOB ACTION
A Message from Surrey Schools Superintendent Jordan Tinney regarding Phase 1 of Teacher Job Action:

Dear Parents,

As you know, teachers are in a legal position to strike and beginning April 23rd, they will be in phase one of their job action. This first phase will see teachers reducing some activities like supervision and communications with management but these actions should not directly impact your child.

While there likely will be no direct impact on children in phase one, it is important to know that it will not be business as usual in our schools. Your most important point of contact for your school will remain your classroom teacher and principal as they will have the most current information as the strike progresses.

We appreciate your patience and we will continue to provide system-wide communications through our website, www.surreyschools.ca.

Regards,
Jordan Tinney
Superintendent of Schools

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PARENTING CORNER: How to Give Unconditional Love When You Didn’t Get It Yourself
Author: Dr. Laura Markham
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“The key is unconditional kindness to all life, including one’s own, which we refer to as compassion.” –David R. Hawkins

All parents know that children need unconditional love to thrive. But how can we give our children something many of us haven’t really experienced?

The answer is that each of us CAN experience unconditional love — by giving it to ourselves. We do this by actively, thoughtfully, accepting our selves — imperfections and all. When we miss the mark of our own standards — as we all do, all the time — we give ourselves a compassionate hug, and resolve to give ourselves better support so we can keep moving in the right direction.

Compassion — whether it comes from inside or outside — gradually moves humans from a state of being “self-centered” to a state of being “centered in self.” Researchers say this deep self-love is the opposite of selfishness.

We become so secure in our ok-ness that we’re more emotionally generous. Anger and defensiveness begin to melt away. That lens of love softens our judgment of ourselves, which in turn makes us more loving. We’re happier people — and more peaceful parents.

Here’s how: Continue Reading…

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IMPORTANT PAC DATES

  • May 20 – Hot Lunch Day
  • May 28 – Parent Appreciation Tea – Please RSVP at the office or call 604-596-1030
  • May 30 – PAC Meeting – 11:00 a.m. – Noon

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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
This information retrieved from Georges Vanier’s Learning Commons Page.

This week in the Learning Commons we have been getting ready for Pirate Day which will be held on Thursday May 15th. Students are invited to wear a shirt with stripes, a belt, a scarf and a ‘scurvy dog’ scowl. We will be meeting our buddy classes in the gym and reading together, watching a short video and singing a pirate song or two. All primary students have made a Pirate hat to wear at the assembly.


‘Let’s Stuff the Learning Commons’ has been a great success. Next week we will take a few photos, blog our pictures and send the toys home at the end of the week on Friday.

Many students in Grade 2 have created animal research eBooks using My Story App in the Learning Commons. Check out this sample of their great work “A Moose”

Division 8 began work on making art using the work of Monet as inspiration. Students are using the ProCreate App to blend colours and creating their own ‘impressionist’ art. Next week students will be adding poems to go with their artwork and blogging their creations.

Anna Crosland M.Ed. – Teacher Librarian

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QUOTE of the WEEK
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VIDEO of the WEEK: Mother’s Love
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Thank you for all you do…with no questions asked.

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WHAT’S COMING UP?
May

  • 14 – Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for Student-Led Conferences
  • 15 – Pirate Day – Buddy Reading at 1:30 p.m. in gym
  • 19 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
  • 20 – PAC Hot Lunch Day
  • 21-23 – Divisions 1-4 – Camping at Camp Elphinstone
  • 26 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 28 – Parent Appreciation Tea – 8:45 a.m.
  • 30 – PAC Meeting – 11:00 a.m. – Noon

June

  • 3 – District Track Meet – Bear Creek Park
  • 9 – Welcome to Kindergarten Event – 9-10 a.m.
  • 12 – Year-end Grade 7 Band Concert – Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 13 – Sports Day
  • 20 – Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Term 3 Reports Home/Early Dismissal at 1:27 p.m./Last day of classes
  • 27 – Administration Day for staff

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Vanier News – January 1, 2014

Dear Georges Vanier Families,

Wishing you a HAPPY and HEALTHY 2014!

Please enjoy this look at the first four months of school.

See you on January 6th, 2014!

Vanier News – December 8, 2013

This week at Georges Vanier:

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POLL QUESTION of the WEEK:

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GREAT COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN

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TUTORING HOMEWORK ENGLISH SUPPORT
FREE for students in grades 5-9
LOCATION:  Surrey City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
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FREE for students aged 10-18
LOCATION:  Surrey City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COPING WITH TODDLER BEHAVIOUR
FREE for parents of children 12-36 months
LOCATION:  Georges Vanier Elementary
8 Sessions – January 14-March 14, 2014
Call 604-586-3351 to Register

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSES

FREE for students aged 10-18
LOCATION:  Newton Library – 13775 70 Avenue, Surrey
8 Sessions – January 18-March 8, 2014
Call 604-501-5100 or 604-591-4176 to Register
Registration Number: 4352040

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION —>English Conversation Poster Winter 2014

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT
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Click here to download your Christmas Concert Ticket order form:  Christmas Concert Tickets – 2013

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INTERESTING PEOPLE AT GEORGES VANIER

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 AUTHENTIC LEARNING: POWERPLAY STRATEGIES SHOW.
This past Friday, December 6, we held our 2nd Annual Powerplay Strategies Show which was a culmination of the Young Entrepreneurs Program students in Mrs. Rempel and Mrs. Lutz’s class were participating in. Students learned real-life skills such as financial literacy, creating a business plan, marketing, and social awareness.  10% of money raised by students goes to a charity of their choice. Well done, Vanier learners!

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COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING
Student Learning Communications will be be coming home with students on Tuesday, December 10th. There will be an early dismissal on Thursday, December 12th at 1:27 p.m.

    Please phone the office at 604-596-1030 to make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss their progress

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To prepare for effective parent-teacher conferences, please review the following documents in ENGLISH and PUNJABI.

Parent Teacher Conferences – English
Parent Teacher Conferences – Punjabi

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PARENTING CORNER: Smart TV-Watching Tips
Author: Anita Sethi, Ph.d.
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Whatever semblance of hygiene I maintained as a new mom, I owed to Teletubbies. It was a successful formula: baby in play yard, tape in VCR, mom in shower. So I was disappointed when the American Academy of Pediatrics came out against TV for kids under age 2. But many other moms don’t seem to be worried: A new study found that 40 percent of 3-month-olds watch TV, and 90 percent of kids do so by age 2. If you’re going to allow some viewing (and most of us do), here’s the smart way to do it:

Be choosy. Shows in which characters speak to your child (such as Dora the Explorer) or that have a clear, linear story line (like Clifford) are the best language builders.

  • Join in. Talking with her about what’s happening on a show will help her learn more from what she’s viewing.
  • Get creative. Make videos of your own starlet; they will enthrall her and show her that TV is not the real thing.
  • Use it in moderation. Young children learn faster from live, human interaction than from watching it on TV.
  • Turn it off when your baby stops watching it. The noise can distract her from other play efforts.
  • Avoid TV around bed- or naptime. It can disrupt your baby’s sleep.

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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
This week in the Learning Commons many students are enjoying adding to their stamp collections. Students are learning how to figure out where their stamps are from and are learning about countries around the world. Many thanks to Mrs. Roxburgh for helping us to add to our stamp supply.

Check out our learning: We used the Draw and Show app to help students visualize the characters in ‘The Gingerbread Pirates’ story and used the Doodlecast app to show our developing rhyming skills.

Do pop by the Learning Commons to see our decorated “Book Christmas Tree” and visit the Learning Commons website to keep up to date with all of our news. http://georgesvanierlibrary.edublogs.org

Anna Crosland M.Ed. – Teacher Librarian

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QUOTE of the WEEK
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VIDEO of the WEEK: MATH with a FUNNY TWIST
This video is proof that math and numbers can be fun. Watch and discuss with your child.

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WHAT’S COMING UP?
December

  • 9-13 – Innovation Week – Gym and Multipurpose Room
  • 10 – Term 1 Student Learning Communications Home
  • 12 – Grade 7 Band Concert – Gym – 9:00 a.m.
  • 12 – Early Dismissal – 1:27 p.m.
  • 16 – Poinsettia Pick Up – PM – Time TBD
  • 17 – PAC Hot Lunch – Pizza
  • 18 – Winter Concerts – 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • 20 – Last day of classes before holidays
  • 20 – Christmas Dances

January

  • 6 – School re-opens
  • 23 – Primary Spelling Bee – 1:30 p.m. (this is a NEW date for this event)

February

  • 10 – Family Day – Classes not in session
  • 20  – Science Fair
  • 21 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

March

  • 11 – Term 2 Reports Home
  • 13 – Early Dismissal – 1:27 p.m.
  • 14 – Last day of classes before Spring Break
  • 17-28 – Spring Break – Classes not in session
  • 31 – Classes Resume

April

  • 10 – Intermediate Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 17 – Movie Night – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • 18 – Good Friday – Classes not in session
  • 21 – Easter Monday – Classes not in session

May

  • 2 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 8 – Primary Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 14 – Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for Student-Led Conferences
  • 19 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
  • 26 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

June

  • 13 – Sports Day
  • 20 – Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Term 3 Reports Home/Early Dismissal at 1:27 p.m./Last day of classes

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Vanier News – December 1, 2013

This week at Georges Vanier:

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POLL QUESTION of the WEEK:

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NEW FEATURE: Interesting People at Georges Vanier

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AUTHENTIC LEARNING: POWERPLAY STRATEGIES SHOW.
Students have been creating and marketing their own products. Now it’s time to sell. The PowerPlay show is taking place THIS Friday, December 6, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Come visit us in the gym and get started on your Christmas shopping. Part proceeds of this event go to selected charities.

Here’s what our young entrepreneurs from last year had to say:

  • “I like power play because we are donating to charity and I love helping.” Simran K.
  • “I like power play because I get to draw.” Justin S.
  • “I like power play because it is fun and I get to learn how to make my own business and I get the money that I make.” Kye H.
  • “It makes me want to make a job.” Sahil M.
  • “I like it because it inspires me to start a business and to get well with money.” Hayley M.
  • “I like power play because you make stuff and sell it and make your own money. That’s why I like it.” Abdullah S.
  • “I like power play because it’s for a good cause.” Rohin C.
  • “Why I like it (power play) is because it’s pretty cool starting a first business.” Pritpal S.
  • “I like power play because it’s fun making products.” Puneet S.
  • “I like power play because I get to make and sell my own product.” Armina B.
  • “I like power play because it’s teaching us how to start a business and we are earning money.” Hayal M.
  • “I like it (power play) because you can have fun and do crafts.” Maegan H.
  • “It is fun!” Braxton B.
  • “I love power play because it helps me earn and be more responsible with money.” Aden B.
  • “I love power play because we get to make stuff and we donate money to charity.” Risham M.

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COMMUNICATING STUDENT LEARNING
Student Learning Communications will be be coming home with students on Tuesday, December 10th. There will be an early dismissal on Thursday, December 12th at 1:27 p.m. Please phone the office at 604-596-1030 to make an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss their progress.

To prepare for effective parent-teacher conferences, please review the following documents in ENGLISH and PUNJABI.

Parent Teacher Conferences – English
Parent Teacher Conferences – Punjabi

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PARENTING CORNER: Positive Dad Parenting In The Early Years
Author: Dr. Claire Elizabeth Cameron
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Most of the research on parenting has focused on moms. But a recent review of the literature – specifically a meta-analysis of almost two dozen studies of father involvement during early childhood – illustrates the specific parenting features by which dads have a positive influence on their kid’s development in the early years.
During the years from 3 to 8, how much time dads spent with their kids, as well as how positively (or negatively) they interacted with them, related to how children performed on cognitive, social, and behavioral assessments. In fact, fathers made the greatest relative contribution to their children’s social and self-control skills, compared to cognitive skills.Continue reading…
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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS
It has been another busy week in the Learning Commons. Students and their buddies had lots of fun reading ebooks and storybooks with flashlights in the Pirate’s Den Library. Don’t forget, the digital books are available to all students and their families and can be accessed at home from the school library catalogue via http://georgesvanierlibrary.edublogs.org See Ms Crosland if you have any questions about accessing the site.


Students in Grades 1 and 2 are Stamp Detectives. They have been learning how to use the clues on postage stamps to tell which country a stamp is from. They have been using the iPad cameras to document their learning and to figure out how to best take a photograph that frames their work.

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INNOVATION WEEK IS COMING – Applications Due

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Here are the details:

  • Why?  To foster creativity and a love of learning
  • When?  December 9 – 13, 2013
  • Who? Individuals, pairs, or small groups of 3 in Grades 4-7
  • Where?  Gym and Multipurpose Room
  • What? An attempt to encourage creativity!!!
  • Applications must be completed in AS MUCH DETAIL as possible. Innovation Week Application
  • Applications due to Mr. Vendramin at the office by December 2nd

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QUOTE of the WEEK
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VIDEO of the WEEK: Teachers Model How to use WITS
Watch this video of an event that actually took place at our school. With parents as partners, we need to continually reinforce the important of good decision-making, self-control, and using our WITS. Please watch and discuss this video with your child.

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WHAT’S COMING UP?
December

  • 3 – PAC Meeting- 9:00 a.m. – Staffroom
  • 6 – Powerplay Show – Gym – 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 6 – Poinsettia Orders Due
  • 9-13 – Innovation Week – Gym and Multipurpose Room (see above)
  • 10 – Term 1 Reports Home
  • 12 – Grade 7 Band Concert – Gym – 9:00 a.m.
  • 12 – Early Dismissal – 1:27 p.m.
  • 16 – Poinsettia Pick Up – PM – Time TBD
  • 17 – PAC Hot Lunch – Pizza
  • 18 – Winter Concerts – 1:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • 20 – Last day of classes before holidays
  • 20 – Christmas Dances

January

  • 6 – School re-opens
  • 23 – Primary Spelling Bee – 1:30 p.m. (this is a new date for this event)

February

  • 10 – Family Day – Classes not in session
  • 20  – Science Fair
  • 21 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

March

  • 11 – Term 2 Reports Home
  • 13 – Early Dismissal – 1:27 p.m.
  • 14 – Last day of classes before Spring Break
  • 17-28 – Spring Break – Classes not in session
  • 31 – Classes Resume

April

  • 10 – Intermediate Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 17 – Movie Night – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • 18 – Good Friday – Classes not in session
  • 21 – Easter Monday – Classes not in session

May

  • 2 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session
  • 8 – Primary Speechfest – 1:00 p.m.
  • 14 – Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for Student-Led Conferences
  • 19 – Victoria Day – Classes not in session
  • 26 – Professional Development Day – Classes not in session

June

  • 13 – Sports Day
  • 20 – Grade 7 Celebration – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Year-End Assembly – 9:00 a.m.
  • 26 – Term 3 Reports Home/Early Dismissal at 1:27 p.m./Last day of classes

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Vanier News – December 1, 2012

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SUPER DOG “Tom”

Assemblies are a time to come together, share, have fun, and learn. Sometimes we even have special visitors. At our last assembly on November 30th, we were fortunate to have a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) service dog and handler visit our school. “Tom” was expertly handled by Roger Edwards and showed off his incredible ability to sniff out illegal material crossing the border. Special thanks to Mrs. Engelman for helping arrange this special visit. Watch Tom do his work:

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FIT KIDS

FIT KIDS is a special program that runs on Fridays at Georges Vanier. This year, teacher Ron O’Neil is organizing the program with his student leaders. Senior students lead younger students through a challenging fitness circuit that emphasizes many skills including balance, reaction time, and strength.

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POWERFUL LANGUAGE

Writing isn’t simply correctly forming letters or spelling words properly. Effective writers communicate ideas clearly and create an emotion in the reader. Mrs. Chohan’s Grade 4/5 class has been working on improving their writing by using descriptive and powerful language. They recently completed an assignment called “The Most Important Thing…” Several samples are shared below:

The Most Important Thing About Bella is…

The most important thing about Bella is that she is lovely.

She has a strong mind because no one can break her spirit because when someone disagrees with her she doesn’t change her mind.

My sister is a speeding bullet because she wins races on our way to school in the morning.

My sister is so hilarious because when we play video games in my room she makes funny jokes.

My sister is really fun to play with because she has lots of imagination when we play games after school.

But, the most important thing about Bella is that she is lovely.

-Josh Z.

The Most Important Thing

The most important thing about my dad is that he’s fun.

He likes taking long walks to DQ with me, we always laugh about funny stuff and eat our blizzards while we walk home.

He loves to tell jokes, even if he knows some are pretty lame, he likes telling them anyway.

He’s pretty strong, probably not like Hercules, but he’s strong. I like it when he swings me by the arms.

When he comes home from work, the aroma around him smells like construction.

But the most important thing about my dad is that he is fun.

-Kiera B.

The Important Thing About My Grandma

The important thing about my Grandma is that she is loving.

When I am sick she pats me on the back or on the head. My Grandma takes care of me until I am feeling well.

When I hug her she is so warm and cozy.

My Grandma is so cuddly, just like a cloud, and I also feel like I am touching a pillow filled with feathers inside.

When she gets mad at me she doesn’t talk to me, I feel along and like nobody’s with me.

But the most important thing about my Grandma is that my Grandma is loving.

-Gurleen S.

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Study of MATTER
Division 15 has been learning the three states of matter, solids, liquids, and gases. Please enjoy the graffiti art the class created to conclude the unit on matter.

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ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Attendance DOES matter! We know that students who attend school every day and on time, do better in school. Research also tells us that absenteeism in the early years is an accurate predictor to dropping out of school later in life. In an effort to support students and families, our District is now into the second year of the Attendance Matters (A.M.) project. The purpose is to track attendance of our K-3 students and support families in getting their children to school. We are thankful to have Mr. Harman Dhaliwal working with us and our families. We also have a daily breakfast club that is free to families. Our breakfast club runs from 7:45 a.m. everyday and is an opportunity for students to have a bite to eat, meet with peers, and participate in literacy activities prior to starting the day. Questions? Come visit us at the school.

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Primary STARS
Congratulations to our Primary STARS for the month of NOVEMBER!

photo (12)Division 10: Harjot, Marisa, Pavrose
Division 11: Prisaha Rahul, Bhavjot
Division 12: Maygen Armaan Kanwar
Division 13: Dayton, Rhea, Tyrell
Division 14: Jaskirat, Sahil, Avreen, Matthew
Division 15: Aniyah, Sanya, Gurparsad, Markus
Division 16: Amena, Gurjap, Aerial
Division 17: Omohit, Kirandeep, Kiara
Division 18: Harvir, Chandnhi, Ashley
Division 19: Sara, Jovan, Mankiran
Division 20: Sireena, Gavin, Yusuf
Division 21: Rajdip, Ravleen, Amaar
Division 22: Yashnoor, Nolan, Sabeeka

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ATHLETICS

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Congratulations Girls Volleyball team on your 2nd Place Finish.

Boys volleyball team celebrates their 3rd Place finish.

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PENNIES FOR WATER
At our assembly this Friday, our students learned that, incredibly, much of the world does not have access to clean water. Our leadership team has decided to take action. In conjunction with the penny going out of circulation in Canada, our leadership team is running a penny drive to raise money for clean water in Third World countries. You can help by sending any pennies you may have to school with your child. Every penny counts! Thank you for your support. Here’s the video we watched at our assembly:

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LEARNING COMMONS NEWS

Check out this Slideshare which features some great illustrations and aspirations.
Divisions 10 to 18 created Showme videos which may be viewed at
Reminders:
  • If you are travelling on an extended vacation please be sure to return all library books before you go.
  • Students in Divisions 7, 8 and 9 are asked to bring in their permission forms for the ‘Natural Distasters Club’

Check out what’s been happening in the Learning Commons!

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PAC NEWS
Thank you parents for your generous support of the fundraisers we have done so far this year. You’ll recall that because of your hard work, we have a beautiful, brand-new, piece of playground equipment for our students to use. We raised over $1600 through our SaveAround coupon book fundraiser, $600 at our recent movie night, and $450 through our Dessertco fundraiser. Great job! Dessertco orders can be picked up after school on Monday, December 3, and your Poinsettia orders can be picked up after school on December 5.

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REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be coming home on Tuesday, December 11. Parent teacher conferences take place on Thursday, December 13. On this day, there is an early dismissal at 1:27 PM. Please take this opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher. Please phone the office to make an appointment. 604-596-1030.
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Mrs. Scheller is working hard to prepare our students for the upcoming Christmas concerts. Concerts take place on Wednesday, December 19. There will be two shows: 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Information about purchasing tickets will come home shortly. General Admission tickets will sell for $2 while special $5 tickets will be sold that will be put you into a draw for upgraded FRONT ROW couch seating. Stay tuned!

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AUTHENTIC LEARNING: POWERPLAY STRATEGIES SHOW.

Students have been creating and marketing their own products. Now it’s time to sell. The PowerPlay show is taking place next Friday, December 7, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Come visit us in the gym and get started on your Christmas shopping. Part proceeds of this event go to selected charities.

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Young entrepreneurs show off their products at a recent assembly.

  • “I like power play because we are donating to charity and I love helping.” Simran K.
  • “I like power play because I get to draw.” Justin S.
  • “I like power play because it is fun and I get to learn how to make my own business and I get the money that I make.” Kye H.
  • “It makes me want to make a job.” Sahil M.
  • “I like it because it inspires me to start a business and to get well with money.” Hayley M.
  • “I like power play because you make stuff and sell it and make your own money. That’s why I like it.” Abdullah S.
  • “I like power play because it’s for a good cause.” Rohin C.
  • “Why I like it (power play) is because it’s pretty cool starting a first business.” Pritpal S.
  • “I like power play because it’s fun making products.” Puneet S.
  • “I like power play because I get to make and sell my own product.” Armina B.
  • “I like power play because it’s teaching us how to start a business and we are earning money.” Hayal M.
  • “I like it (power play) because you can have fun and do crafts.” Maegan H.
  • “It is fun!” Braxton B.
  • “I love power play because it helps me earn and be more responsible with money.” Aden B.
  • “I love power play because we get to make stuff and we donate money to charity.” Risham M.

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PARENTING CORNER

Parenting Tip of the Day: Remember what it’s like to be a kid

Remember the joy of a fresh pack of crayons, the great smell of Playdoh or the thrill and awkwardness of your first date? Do you remember what it felt like to be standing in that first dorm room or apartment with the full weight and excitement of adulthood resting on your shoulders?

Part of the joy of parenting is reliving the memories of your own childhood as your child creates their own. And, part of the responsibility of parenthood is remembering what it was like to be their age and revisit those feelings in order to better empathize and interact with your children.

At four, you could never move as fast as your parents wanted you to and you were sure you had seen that monster under the bed. At nine you were probably tired of being treated like a little kid but were unsure of how to navigate the world of a big kid.

Before you ask your teen the timeless question “What were you thinking?” Try to think back to what you were thinking when you pulled a similar stunt. Our past experiences aren’t meant to be used as a bat to club our kids over the head with “You’ll understand when you get older,” but as a tool to be used to approach our kid’s life issues with understanding.

Source: Examiner.com

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WHAT’S COMING UP?

December 3-Dessertco order pick up at 2:30 p.m.
December 4-PAC Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
December 5-Poinsettia order pick up at 2:30 p.m.
December 11-Term 1 reports home
December 13-Early dismissal at 1:27 p.m. for parent-teacher conferences
December 14-PAC hot lunch
December 19-Winter concerts at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
December 21-Last day of school before holidays
January 7, 2013…Welcome back!

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