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Weekly Update December 2

Dear Lynx Families, 

Welcome to December, and it is beginning to feel like winter has finally arrived. Due to the cold weather, we have been opening our doors for students at 8:30 and keeping them inside for lunch. However, we are still encouraging all students to dress appropriately for the conditions. In the unlikely event that we need to evacuate the school, students will be required to exit the building and walk to one of our alternative sites and this is not something we would want to see students undertake without the appropriate clothing. This will continue to hold true throughout the season, and as the weather does warm up, we will once again, have students outside at lunch. 

Thank you to all the families who have made donations to our holiday hampers program. I have been so impressed with the generosity of the Vanier community. We are still in need of some items and will continue to collect them until next Friday, December the 9th. If you have any questions or are curious what needs donating, please contact Ms. Fink at 

Please see the message below from the CBE around student’s mental health. They are offering free virtual parent/guardian workshops next week. 

Stay warm,  

Bonne fin de semaine, 

Chad Edmonds – Principal GP Vanier  


Vanier Holiday Gifts 

Need some holiday gift ideas; look no further, our Vanier Merchandise is sure to light up your holiday gift giving. Any profits made from the sale of Vanier merchandise supports our school by providing us funds to purchase new equipment and offset field trip costs.  


You can purchase all of these items right from your Parent Power School Account. 

Simply log in, go to fees and select School Based Optional Fees 

If you want these to be a gift, please email our bookkeeper Sherri at she will be able to fill your orders and put aside for you to pick up. 

Happy Holiday Shopping! 


Lost and Found  

We have gathered many unclaimed student items over the past few weeks (hoodies, jackets, water bottles, etc.). These will be laid out on tables for students to retrieve over the next couple of weeks. Please encourage your child(ren) to check the lost and found for any items belonging to them beforehand. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity after December 9th.   

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An Invitation to Learn More About Your Students’ Mental Health 

Dear Parents / Guardians,  

In CBE, we believe that you can inspire your kids to make healthy lifestyle choices and increase protective factors. However, in order to do so, the right tools and information are needed. That’s why we’re launching a new five-part web series.  

On Dec. 6, the CBE’s Well-Being team will host a free online session with the Community Health Promotion Services Team from Alberta Health Services on the topic of student mental health.  

You are invited to join us at the virtual session from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  

Sign Up Here 

Understanding and Promoting Youth Mental Health for Families and Caregivers  Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

You will be able to ask questions, hear from others with similar and different experiences and resources will be shared. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. You are a key partner in your child’s education and student well-being is critically linked to student achievement. 


Upcoming Dates 

December 2–4: Band Camp at Camp Caroline 

December 7 & 8: Fit Set Ninja during PE 

December 8: Grade 9 English Classes visit Jack James School 

December 8: Grade 7 Band Clinics, 4:00pm 

December 9: SPARKLE DAY! 

December 13: Winter Band Concert, 7:00pm 

December 15: Explore Parent Meeting, 7:00pm 

December 16: WINTER HAT DAY! 

December 22: Last day before Winter Break 

December 23 – January 8: Winter Break 

January 9: Classes resume ​


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