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. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Farm Boy Day!

We've been busy getting our Team Hummingbird location of Farm Boy open and ready, and we're very excited to have some very special visitors from Farm Boy come and "inspect" our newest store!

On Friday, April 28, special visitors from Farm Boy will be visiting our classroom and bringing along with them a very special snack of some fresh fruit from their store. To help us celebrate, students will be invited to dress like a farmer on Friday - suggestions include wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, straw hat and a bandanna.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Sens Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Ottawa Senators Day at Georges Vanier. Wear your Sens gear and help us cheer on our hometown team as they battle in the playoffs!

Also, if you wish to order Scholastic for April, the orders are due tomorrow. Payment can be made on the Scholastic website (click on "Carina Quinn" as your child's teacher), or via cheque made payable to Scholastic Canada. Thank you for continuing to support our classroom - orders made through Scholastic helps our class earn points that we can use to put towards classroom materials, such as books for our classroom library and games.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

School Cash Online

Please be sure to log into School Cash Online as there are many items available for purchase:
  • Next Term Pizza orders
  • Next Term Popcorn orders
  • Hot Dog lunches (new!)
  • G.V. Spirit Wear
Also, we will be attending Mass as a school community at St. Isidore Church on May 4. You will find a permission form on cash online to be completed so your child can ride the bus. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Farm Boy Visit Change

Please note: our visit from Farm Boy that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 11 has been moved to after Easter instead (actual date will be confirmed later). Students will visit with Farm Boy employees and the store mascot, and also share a special snack of fresh fruit. To help celebrate, students will be invited to come dressed as a farmer (plaid shirt, jeans, straw hat, etc.). We will send another reminder when the new date has been confirmed!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Lenten Collection

During the last two weeks of Lent, as we prepare for Easter, the Georges Vanier school community will be invited to collect toiletry items for the Shepherd's of Good Hope. Our Lenten journey has included celebrating together for liturgies, and in the spirit of alms giving, we will come together to support those in our community who are in need at this time.

Students in the Social Justice Club have been learning about the Shepherd's of Good Hope, and how they support people throughout the greater Ottawa community. Students from kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to donate different toiletry items, which we will collect beginning on April 3 until April 13.

Men’s socks
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Bars of soap
Grade 5
Grade 6
Shaving cream