Sunday, 27 August 2017

Thank you and Good bye

Dear Team Hummingbird and Hummingbird families,

It has taken me all summer to find the words to say "Thank you and farewell".

I loved being one of your Georges Vanier teachers over the past 13 years. I am now off on a new adventure in a school/community closer to my home and family and so it is with a heart filled with emotion that I say "farewell" to all of you.

Georges Vanier is a very welcoming and caring community. I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of it for so long.

Best of luck to each and every one of you as you discover all the wonderful things God has waiting for you! But most of all, remember you are all special!

Thank you again for all your kind words and well wishes.  Have a great school year!

God Bless,
Mme Brooking

Twitter @mmebrooking

Monday, 26 June 2017

Kindergarten Sale

Tomorrow morning, students in all three Kindergarten classes will have the opportunity to purchase a bracelet or other special craft from our Grade 2 students. All items will be available for 50 cents, so please send any money in your child's Note Tote tomorrow morning.

Also, we would like to send home our blankets and extra clothes as we prepare for the end of the school year. Please send your Hummingbird student to school tomorrow with a plastic or reusable grocery bag so that they can carry everything home.

Thank you!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Weather Reminder

With the heat advisory for tomorrow's (June 12) forecast, we want to remind students to dress appropriately for the weather (shorts, t-shirts) and to bring a spill proof water bottle to school to drink throughout the day. We do have a water fountain and sink in our classroom for students to use if they need to refill their bottles.

A reminder that educators are not permitted to apply sunscreen to students. If you wish, you may apply sunscreen in the morning before sending your child to school.

Monday, 5 June 2017


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It's that time of year again - time to break out the leg warmers and your favourite dancing shoes! It's the Georges Vanier Annual Dance-a-thon!

Each year, students in the school's Social Justice Club plan our dance-a-thon as a fundraiser to support global programs through Free the Children. Students in the club spend weeks researching what countries to support through this campaign, and this year have decided to highlight the need for food programs in developing countries, specifically in India.

Today, students gathered for an assembly to learn more about India and why they need our help, and also to find out more information about the Dance-a-thon. Your child will also bring home a pledge sheet later this week. We are asking families to donate to our dance, with money raised going towards Free the Children food programs in India. For more information about Free the Children's work in India, please click here: WE Villages

Our Dance-a-thon will be held on Thursday, June 15. Students will spend one block dancing in the gym, complete with a DJ and dance instructor to lead us in some great dance moves. We hope that you will consider supporting this worthwhile cause!

Monday, 29 May 2017

kite workshop - volunteers this Friday

On Friday, June 2, we will be having a special kindergarten kite workshop.  The people running our workshop have recommended that we have a few extra adults to help the children with their kite making and flying.

If you are available on Friday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm and would like to volunteer, please let us know.

Thank you!

Monday, 15 May 2017

JK Eye Screening Information

The Ontario Association of Optometrists is encouraging parents of JK students ONLY to book an Eye See...Eye Learn (ESEL) eye exam before the June 30 deadline.

For more information, please watch the following video: