Feb 10
Weekly Update February 10

Hello Lynx families, 

I hope that all of you have had a chance to view your child(ren)’s report card online. If you haven’t been able to access it, or are unsure how to, please reach out to the school and we can walk you through the process. 

I was very pleased with the turnout we had, both in person and virtually, to our late immersion open house. I huge thank you to all the students who took part in the evening; either by presenting information to parents, welcoming them at the door, guiding them around the school or being present to answer questions from our prospective families. Thank you to each of you for playing a leadership role here at school. 

One of the pieces of feedback we received from parents that evening was the difficulties that sometimes arise due to transportation. Along those lines a family from Evanston has reached out in hopes to connect with other families in that area of the city around the possibilities of starting up a carpool. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Annie Udofia at: mails4anietor@yahoo.com 

I hope you all have a chance to enjoy the warmer weather this weekend with friends and family. 

Bonne fin de semaine, 

Chad Edmonds – Principal GP Vanier 


Upcoming Surveys  

There are a couple of upcoming surveys. Your voice and participation are valued and welcome so that we can work collaboratively for the benefit of our students. In February, parents, staff, and students will see the following surveys.  

  • Alberta Education Assurance Survey (for grade 7 students and parents). Parents/guardians can expect to see survey arrive through home mail, directly from the government. Students will participate at school.   
  • CBE Survey to be completed online and at school by grades 8-9 students.  


Option and CTF Course Fees  

Please be sure to check the fee totals owing in your MyCBE parent account  as students have switched option classes for the second semester.   


Loonies for Literacy 

Our school is participating in Loonies for Literacy again this year.   

Last year our school community raised $862.00.  These funds  have allowed us to purchase popular new books students have requested.  We will continue to take student book requests to ensure we are providing titles that will keep them interested and engaged. 

We hope this will continue to promote a love of reading for our students here at GP Vanier.   

If you would like to donate, please click on the link below and share with friends and family you think would like to support this amazing initiative.  The campaign will run for from February 1 to April 23. 2023.  We have set our schools goal at $1,000 and would love to see the same community support to make this happen. 


 To make literacy more equitable across the city, for every dollar raised by a school during this campaign, another dollar will be provided to a school in need through contributions from community partners like yourself. Learning to read opens up a new world of information, imagination, and communication; literacy is essential to developing self-esteem, an understanding of the world, and one’s place in it. Please join us in ensuring that no student falls behind. 


Upcoming Dates 

February 13: School Assembly 

February 16-17: Teacher’s Convention (no school for students) 

February 20: Family Holiday (no school for students) 

February 22: Pink Shirt Day 

February 24: Jr. Badminton Tournament 4:00 – 8:00 

February 28: School Council Special AGM and meeting 

March 1 & 2: Grade 6 Field Trip to Interpretive Centre 

March 3: Sr. Badminton Tournament 4:00 – 8:00 

March 9 & 10: Parent Teacher Conferences​


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