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:

Monday, 1 May 2017

Education Week Updates

This week we are celebrating Catholic Education Week in our school. There are a number of activities planned throughout the week that highlight what it means to be a member of a Catholic school community. Please see our schedule of events happening this week at Georges Vanier: Education Week Calendar

Students will also have a chance to preview our Scholastic Book Fair, which is happening this week in our Learning Commons. On Monday or Tuesday, students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair and make a list of some suggested items they might like to purchase. Your child's wish list will be sent home in their note tote. Please note that these are selections made by your child, and you are not obligated to purchase anything. Our purchase day will be on Wednesday, May 3 during the  morning - should you wish for your child to purchase something, please make sure to send money with your child on Wednesday morning. To help us keep track, please ensure the money is in a small, labelled ziplock style baggie and inside your child's note tote (so that it's not missed)! If you are available to help our "shoppers" while they browse the book fair on Wednesday morning, please let us know! We'd love the extra help :)

Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 is our school-wide Mass at St. Isidore Church. Parents are welcome to attend the Mass, but are asked to travel or carpool in their own vehicles, as the buses will be at capacity with all of the students and teachers. Please note - if you have not already completed your child's permission form, please return to the school ASAP. Thank you to those who have already completed and contributed!

Friday morning is our Muffin Breakfast and Open House. Beginning at 8:30, students and their families are invited to join our Muffin Breakfast in the gym. After the Muffin Breakfast has ended, parents and families will be invited to visit their child's classroom. We ask that due to allergies and other health concerns that food and drinks not be brought into our classrooms - you are welcome to finish your snacks in the gym before you visit our class.