Apr 07
Weekly Update April 7th

Dear Lynx families, 

Welcome back from Spring break! I hope you all had a chance to relax and spend some time with friends and family. 

I would like to send a big thank you to our volunteers who worked Casino shifts March 24 & 25 and a special thank you to Dawna M. for organizing things. A successful public school relies on the input and support of its parent community, and this is another example of the fantastic support that we receive from ours. The money that is raised from events like this go a long way in supporting GP Vanier offer many different programs for our students. 

Basketball teams are in full swing, practices are being held in the mornings and after school, all in anticipation of the season which begins in a few weeks. Students and families are encouraged to come out and support our student athletes. I would just remind all that not only are our teams representing GP Vanier, but so are our spectators. For those who do attend, please show the players and officials the respect and recognition that they deserve. 

Just a final reminder that Monday April 10th is a PD day. Our teachers will be attending various conferences around the city, and I am proud to say that many of our teachers will be leading sessions and presenting the work that we do here at Vanier to their colleagues around the CBE. 

Joyeuses Pâques et bon weekend, 

Chad Edmonds – Principal GP Vanier 


Grade 9 Camp Chief Hector - May 8 - 11 

As we wrap up the grade 9's time at GPV, we will be heading off to YMCA Camp Chief Hector for an overnight trip. On this trip, we will be participating in outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking, outdoor challenge games, etc. Through this time together, we hope to explore the different concepts learned in school as well as social skills and teamwork. The total cost of this trip is $425; however, the YMCA is committed to supporting all students in attending. When we return from Spring Break, students will be coming home with forms as well as important dates such as a mandatory parent meeting scheduled for April 11th. This meeting will be Hybrid, so you can join us in person at the school or using this link with Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting. 

Also, we will need adult volunteers so if you are interested in supervising the students alongside their teachers, please email Mr. Cheng (mscheng@cbe.ab.ca) for expectations and details. 


Our school is participating in Loonies for Literacy again this year – to date we have raised $1,016.25 of our $1,000 goal.  Thank you so much for supporting this initiative.  We are currently the top fundraiser for this year’s event.  We would really appreciate it if you would continue to share our link with friends and family.  Every dollar raised will help us fill our library with new and exciting books and reading resources for all the students. 

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. 


Alternatively, supporters can text 30333 and in the message box type EDMATTERSGPV to donate $5 or $10.  The donation will be added to your monthly cellphone bill. You will receive a confirmation text back asking if you want to donate $5 or $10.  Once you confirm amount, you will receive an additional confirmation text and thank you for your support. 

 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. 



Spring has sprung and so has Spirit wear store.  

Be sure to check out the link for Vanier's online merchandise store for all the great items available. 

The store will be open until April 28, 2023 


·         GPV Spirit Wear Store is open for spring orders until April 28, 2023 at 11:59PM 

·         Spirit Wear Store Link https://georgepvanierspring2023.itemorder.com/shop/home/ 

·         Orders are typically completed in 4-5 week after the store closes and delivered to the school 

·         All school store sales are custom made and cannot be returned 

·         If this order is meant as a gift please contact us and we will hold the order for parent pick up 

·         For more information of questions regarding the online spirit wear, please contact Sherri Nickle at sanickle@cbe.ab.ca 



All fees are payable online, via the MyCBE Parent PowerSchool account portal. (see attached file for steps to create Parent account) 

  • Athletics Fees: If your child has participated in an athletics team this year, there may be associated fees. These fees cover the cost of equipment and apparel, referee fees, tournament fees etc. The continuation of the athletics teams at GPV depends on the prompt payment of these fees to cover related costs. Please check your child's fee page to view any outstanding fees.   
  • Optional Course Fees: Grade 7-9 students registered in optional course fees – Art, Construction, Fabrication, Fashion Studies and Foods all have fees associated with them.  These fees cover all the supplies used in each of the option courses.  
  • Field Trip Fees: These fees will be applied to student fee accounts in advance of the field trip, and need to be paid in full prior to the event, unless you are negotiating a waiver with the third-party vendor (Camp Chief Hector - Outdoor School) 
  • Noon Hour Activity Fee: This fee covers the cost of Noon Hour Clubs, games, intramurals, outdoor sports equipment, emergency lunches and first aid supplies. This fee is mandatory for all students; for grade 5/6 students the fee is paid as part of the Lunch Supervision Fee, for grade 7-9 students, the fee is applied to the child's fee account. A 


The 2022-2023 Yearbook is available for purchase.  The Yearbooks are $30.00 and will be available for purchase through your Parent Power School account until May 31, 2023.  Attached are instructions on how to add the yearbook to your student’s fees.  The yearbooks will be delivered to the school in September of 2023.  Students going into grade 10 will have their yearbooks sent to them. 


Upcoming Dates 

April 7: Good Friday (no school for students) 

April 10: Languages Symposium/System Professional Day (no school for students) 

April 11: Grade 9 Camp Chief Hector MANDATORY Hybrid Parent Meeting at 5:30, Click here to join the meeting 

April 13: Grade 6 CPO Field Trip 

April 17 – 22: Artist in Residence - Week 2 with Mat Mailandt 

April 19: Homeroom 811 to James Fowler 

April 21: Healthy Hunger orders for Panago Pizza due 

April 21 – 27: Eastern Canada Trip 

April 28: Outdoor Education Climbing Trip, Grade 7 

April 28: Healthy Hunger - Panago Pizza ​


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