May 06
Weekly Update May 6

Hello Lynx Families, 

Athletics are in full-swing and running-ahead here at Vanier. The badminton team had a tournament at Repsol this week and showed great spirit! Congratulations to the students and coaches: Mr. Park, Mme. Cosgrove, Ms. Cote & Ms. Suelzle. I would also like to send a big thank you to all our athletes. It was brought to my attention that administrators from other schools commented on our athletes’ spirit and excellent behavior. 

Track and Field practices are more consistent with the snow all gone. In grade 6, the arrival of the hatching eggs has brought excited chirping from the students and chicks. All classes in the school have had the opportunity to view this process thanks to video feeds that were shared. We would also like to congratulate the students who participated in the Math Competition this week. Lots of exciting times here at GPV! 

Bon weekend! 

Chad 

Bike to school 

It is so uplifting that as we see the weather improves, we have more students getting to school by bike.  I know that school start time can be a busy time as cars, pedestrians and now bikes arrive. Just a friendly reminder to all to please be extra cautious around the school. I am aware that our school is located on a busy road utilized by many outside our school community, but a little awareness goes a long way! 

 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

 

Grade 9 Celebration Bottle Drive 

Thank you all for your support. We had an incredible amount of refundable bottles collected, and we will continue to accept cash donations in the office. Merci! 

 

Track & Field 

It is not too late to encourage your child to participate in our Track and Field season! Practices are going on weekly until our Track Meet on June 14th. Students must attend at least three practices for the event(s) they wish to compete in. Please check the school website for practice times, dates, and coaches. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Johnson at jdjohnson@cbe.ab.ca 

 

Loonies for Literacy – A message from the G.P. Vanier Library 

Our school is participating in Loonies for Literacy. We will be letting the students make a list of books they would like to see in the library. We hope this will help 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 campaign. The campaign will run for the whole month of May. We have set our school goal at $1,000 and would love to see community support to make this happen. 

  

Loonies for Literacy is an initiative to celebrate the books and stories students love. Partnering with local authors, community members, and Calgary Board of Education schools, EducationMatters is raising funds to invest into school literacy programs for Calgary Public Schools, while also generating awareness of the fundamental importance of literacy. 
The campaign will run all through the month of May with students raising funds for their own school. 
 
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. 
The funds raised by Loonies for Literacy will be used towards literacy programs, including but not limited to: 

  • Books for school libraries 

  • E-books or e-learning resources 

  • Early learning resources 

  • Decodable texts 

Supporters can donate on this page https://secure.e2rm.com/p2p/fundraising/373841/participant/5092618/en-CA? or, if they prefer, use the text to donate function and have $5 added to their monthly phone bill. Learning to read opens 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. 

Thank you for supporting our library, students, and school. 

Stephanie Barclay, Librarian 

 

Upcoming Dates 

  • May 12: Grade 6 Vaccinations (Round 2), for students who have returned their forms 

  • May 16: FLA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, ELA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 18: ELA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, FLA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 20: Professional Development Day, No school for students 

  • May 21: Victoria Day, No school for students 

  • May 25 & 26: Grade 8 Field Trip - River Watch 

  • June 14: Track & Field Meet 

Stay tuned for an upcoming school fundraiser with Coco Brooks Pizza! ​


Apr 28
Weekly Update April 28th

Hello Lynx families, 

What a difference a week can make. The sun is shining, which has allowed our track and field teams to begin practices after school. Our students have been enjoying eating lunch outdoors and playing games with our outdoor equipment at lunch hour. The basketball tournament at lunch hours for the past few weeks will be wrapping-up and Intramurals starting again next week. 

Also, May 2 - 8 is mental health week! The Canadian Mental Health Association has some articles and conversation pieces on their website (https://www.mentalhealthweek.ca/info-articles/).  If you have a moment you may want to check them out.  The staff participated in a professional development session this afternoon around anxiety in students, as this is something both Vanier and the wider CBE community are seeing an increase in. 

On Wednesday (May 4) we will be having a “hats on” for mental health day.  Students are invited to wear hats as we recognize the role mental wellness has in society. 

Please take a moment over this weekend, which should be filled with sun, to spend some time outdoors. 

Bon week-end, 

Chad Edmonds 

 

Complementary course selections 

We will be extending the deadline to finalize course selections on PWS (PowerSchool) until Monday, March 9thParents please check your emails for a message with instructions on how to do this online, as well as a hard copy of the option choices.   

 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

 

Grade 9 Celebration Bottle Drive 

Please drop off your bottles and cans to support the Grade 9s Year End Celebration which will include a trip to Telus Spark. Please send in anything you can, even if you are not the guardian of a Grade 9 student, any little bit will help!! We will have our first collection Wednesday – Friday NEXT WEEK. Thank you in advance from the grateful Grade 9 teachers and students. 

 

School Newsletter 

Please find the latest edition of the Vanier Review, our school newspaper! 

Upcoming Dates 

  • May 3: Badminton Tournament at Repsol 

  • May 4: Hats on for Mental Health Day 

  • May 4, 5 & 6: Grade 9 Bottle Drive collection in Visitor Parking Lot 

  • May 12: Grade 6 Vaccinations (Round 2), for students who have returned their forms 

  • May 16: FLA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, ELA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 18: ELA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, FLA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 20: Professional Development Day, No school for students 

  • May 21: Victoria Day, No school for students 

  • May 25 & 26: Grade 8 Field Trip - River Watch 

Stay tuned for an upcoming school fundraiser with Coco Brooks Pizza! ​


Apr 21
Weekly Update April 21st

Hello Lynx families, 

What a wintery blast we received this week! Our community spirit was incredible with all the teachers and students lending a hand to dig us out of all that snow. Thank you again to everyone. We hope everyone is keeping well and taking care of themselves. 

On Monday, many of our staff participated in the Future of Languages Symposium. Teachers from across the CBE gathered to listen to two Key Note speakers, Brian Keating and Jim Cummings, as they inspired us with stories of adventure and the endless possibilities of language learning to benefit the future. A special thank you to our own Mme Anna Whiteman who led a conferencing group of beginning teachers with “Tips & Tricks for Newer Teachers to the Profession”. Some of our other teachers participated in sessions offered by the board including technology skills, physical education techniques and art studies. 

 

Complementary Course selections 

Over the next week we will be asking students to make selections in PowerSchool around what complementary courses they would like for next year.  Once we have completed a grade during class time, we will be sending out an email with instructions on how to see these choices from home.  We strongly encourage parents/guardians to sit with their child(ren) and review these selections.  

We will be closing the complementary course selections at 9:00AM May 2, 2022 to allow us to begin planning for next year. 

 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

 

Athletics Update 

A message will be sent this afternoon with an update on athletics at George P. Vanier for the remainder of the school year. 

 

Footprints Dance and Digital Media School Residency Program 

Please remind your child to return their form for the dance and media residency. Our first session will be Thursday, April 28th from 3:45 – 5:15. 

 

La Cité des Rocheuses offering 

If you are seeking an opportunity for engaging in French activities outside of school, the Festivale Internationale du filme d’éducation (International Film Festival) is taking place April 22 & 23. Please check the Cite des Rocheuses website for information about these free films. https://citedesrocheuses.com/aec_events/festival-international-du-film-deducation-edition-calgary-gratuit/ 

 

BelCanFran Student Exchange Opportunity  

Come learn about exchange opportunities to France and Belgium. This opportunity is offered to interested families through an external organization, BelCanFran. While not sponsored or overseen by the CBE, dozens of CBE students have benefitted from enriched French language and cultural opportunities by studying and living abroad.  If interested, the presentation will be on April 26, 7:00 pm, hosted at the Haysboro Community Centre by Lise and Ron May. 

 

Grade 9 Celebration Bottle Drive 

Please collect your empty recyclable refundables to help fund the Grade 9s Celebration at Telus Spark. Please send in anything you can, even if you are not the guardian of a Grade 9 student, any little bit will help!! We will have our first collection the week of May 2, with another to follow later in the month. Thank you in advance from the grateful Grade 9 teachers and students. 

 

Upcoming Dates 

  • April 26: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00pm Link - Click here to join the meeting 

  • Week of May 2: Grade 9 Bottle Drive collection 

  • May 12: Grade 6 Vaccinations (Round 2), for students who have returned their forms 

  • May 16: FLA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, ELA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 18: ELA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, FLA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 20: Professional Development Day, No school for students 

  • May 21: Victoria Day, No school for students ​


Apr 14
Weekly Update April 14th

Hello Lynx Families, 

As I complete my second week at G.P. Vanier, I find myself becoming more familiar with the students and the staff here and it has been great to chat with the students in the cafeteria and hallways.     

As we enter the Easter holiday week-end I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter, Ramadan Kareem, and any other celebration you will have as we head into the long weekend. I hope that each of you have an opportunity to connect with friends and family over this school break. 

Also, a reminder that there is no school on Friday or Monday. Return to school is on Tuesday April 19.  Teachers will be busy on Monday at various system professional development, furthering their knowledge and connecting with system leaders. 

Finally, congratulations to all students who are on our Junior and Senior Badminton teams. It is exciting to see everyone participating in school sports, lunch hour intramurals and Clubs. We are also looking forward to our Track and Field try-outs to continue, once this snow has melted! 

Bon week-end, 

Chad Edmonds 

 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

 

Footprints Dance and Digital Media School Residency Program 

Please remind your child to return their form for the dance and media residency. The date has been pushed back to April 28th and will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school. Students will use a generative arts-based approach: computational thinking, coding concepts, programming concepts including sensors/projectors and audio-visual feeds, problem solving techniques which will include inquiry-based internet research. Students will work towards a final project as an ensemble. 

If your child is interested in this opportunity, please have them get a form in the office. 

 

La Cité des Rocheuses offering 

If you are seeking an opportunity for engaging in French activities outside of school, the Festivale Internationale du filme d’éducation (International Film Festival) is taking place April 22 & 23. Please check the Cite des Rocheuses website for information about these free films. https://citedesrocheuses.com/aec_events/festival-international-du-film-deducation-edition-calgary-gratuit/ 

 

Upcoming Dates 

  • Tuesday – Day 4; Wednesday – Day 1; Thursday – Day 2, Friday – Day 3 (4-5-6-7) 

  • April 15: No School for Good Friday 

  • April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day, Professional Day for teachers 

  • April 26: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00pm Link - Click here to join the meeting 

  • May 12: Grade 6 Vaccinations (Round 2) 

  • May 16: FLA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, ELA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test 

  • May 18: ELA 6 Part A Provincial Achievement Test, FLA 9 Part A Provincial Achievement Test ​


Apr 07
Weekly Update April 7th

Hello Lynx families, 

I want to take a moment to thank all the staff, students and parents who have welcomed me so warmly to GP Vanier this week.  I really have been overwhelmed by the smiles and the positive conversations that have been offered since starting on Monday.  I also need to express my gratitude to Mme Laurelle for getting me up to speed on so many of the amazing on-goings at the school. 

As part of my entry into GP Vanier, I would like to hear from the many facets of the GP Vanier community: students, staff and parents.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments you may have.  You can reach me at caedmonds@cbe.ab.ca  

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

 

Pascal Math Contest  

We had a few students participate in the Pascal Math Contest, administered by the University of Waterloo's Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing. The contest was a fun opportunity for Grade 9 students to explore the potential of mathematics and their role in it. Questions were based on curriculum common to all Canadian provinces. The last few questions were designed to test ingenuity and insight. Rather than testing content, most of the contest problems test logical thinking and mathematical problem-solving.  

Bravo et félicitations to all our students who participated, and special thanks to Mme. Anna for her efforts and administering the test. Congratulations to our top scores: Joyce F, Emmett C, and Graham T. 

 

Parent Resource for Literacy/Math Framework 

Georges P. Vanier has Literacy and Math goals in our School Development Plan. If you are interested in how CBE schools participate in designing tasks, assessment of tasks and creating an optimal learning environment, please clink here for the Literacy and Math Frameworks, Supporting Learning Excellence. 

 

Upcoming Dates 

  • Monday – Day 4; Tuesday – Day 1; Wednesday – Day 2; Thursday – Day 3 

  • April 15: No School for Good Friday 

  • April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day, Professional Day for teachers 

  • April 26: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00pm 

 

Please enjoy the weekend and I look forward to seeing all the students back on Monday. 

Bon Week-end! 

Chad Edmonds, Principal ​


Apr 01
Weekly Update March 31

We hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating Spring Break. It is incredible that we already find ourselves heading into April! 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy. 

Sports Update

·         A reminder that try-outs will occur the week of April 4th for a junior team (grade 6 & 7 students) and a senior team (grades 8 & 9 students). Please see the Badminton Tryout schedule attached. Thank you to the coaches who have volunteered their time so students may enjoy this opportunity. 

Badminton 2022.docx 

·         Gym strip is required for Physical Education as students change prior to the activities. Please contact Ms. Johnson jdjohnson@cbe.ab.ca if you need to purchase or get information about gym strip. 

·         We are starting to organize our Track and Field season! Tell your child to check the bulletin board outside the gym and listen for announcements regarding this opportunity to join various teams! 

Fairwell From Mme. Lucie

Dear Parents, 

It’s been a real pleasure to work with everyone at G.P. Vanier during my short stay here.  The students are lucky to have a supportive, competent staff like we have here.  Your new Principal, Mr. Chad Edmonds will be starting on Monday. Therefore, tomorrow will be my last day.  I wish you all the best and a successful end of the year. 

Madame Lucie 

Acting Principal 

Upcoming Dates 

·         April 4 & 6: Senior (grade 8 & 9) Badminton Try-Outs 

·         April 5 & 7: Junior (grade 6 & 7) Badminton Try-Outs 

·         April 15: No School for Good Friday 

·         April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day 

·         April 26: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00pm ​


Mar 18
Weekly Update March 18

Bonjour Lynx families, 

We have been celebrating Semaine de la Francophonie this week. Some of the activities have included trivia questions about francophonie facts, treats in the cafeteria including croissants and poutine, and visits from Bonhomme Carnaval. Thank you Mme Hewitt and her students for their organization of this week. We are looking forward to a day of celebration tomorrow in homerooms as well with a variety of activities.  

We are excited to welcome Chad Edmonds as our new permanent Principal here at Georges P. Vanier. He will be joining our community starting April 4th. 

Covid 19 Update  

The Alberta Daily Health Checklist is still in effect. Thanks to all who have done their part so that we can keep our school community safe and healthy.  There is a Family-Friendly immunization clinic this weekend. Please see the flyer for more information. 

CEMA Family-friendly vaccination poster.pdf 

Sports Update

·         Badminton: Try-outs will occur the week of April 4th for a junior team (grade 6 & 7 students) and a senior team (grades 8 & 9 students). Please see the Badminton Tryout schedule attached. Thank you to the coaches who have volunteered their time so students may enjoy this opportunity. 

·         Intramurals: Basketball Tournament 4 on 4 will be starting after Spring Break at lunch hour. 

·         Gym strip change: this will be starting after Spring Break. Please bring your change of clothes and running shoes for your gym locker. 

Badminton 2022.docx 

Student Supplies (Gr. 7 – 9) 

Students have been working very hard this year, and many have used up their supplies! Please see the attached list to use as a guide. Ask your student what they need to finish up their school year. 

Suggested School Supply List Gr 7 to 9.docx 

Upcoming Dates 

·         March 21 – 25: Spring Break 

·         March 28: Return to school 

·         March 29: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00 pm Click here to join the meeting 

·         March 29: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 731, 732, 712 

·         March 31: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 721, 722, 711 

·         April 15: No School for Good Friday 

·         April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day​


Mar 11
Weekly Update March 10

Bonjour & Hello, 

We are looking forward to communicating with parents and guardians during our Parent Teacher Conferences today and tomorrow. There are many ways we communicate about student learning here at GPV which include Google Classroom, D2L Brightspace, emails from teachers, PowerSchool and assignments that come home. Considering asking your child one, or all, of the following questions after a day of school: 

·         What was the most interesting activity you did today? Why? 

·         What did you find the most challenging today? Why? 

·         Name the most interesting character in a book you are reading and use 3 adjectives to describe them. 

·         Show me one of the questions you solved or tried to solve in Math today. 

·         Talk to me about the new vocabulary you have learned in Science this term. 

·         What is one new concept/idea have you learned in your Option class so far? 

·         What sport are you practicing in gym, and can you teach me a game you have learned? 

If you were unable to connect with one of the teachers, please send them an email and we look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you. 

Semaine de la Francophonie  

From March 14 – 18 we will be celebrating French Culture during French Week. Activities will include an Artist in Residence – Mat Mailandt, who you may recognize from the Leon’s commercials! He will be exploring theatre games and exercises to develops English and French vocabulary. We will also have a variety of fun activities all week long, including daily trivia, special treats in the cafeteria and selfies with Bonhomme! 

Monday: Cafeteria-croissant sandwiches 

Tuesday: Cafeteria-tourtières and quiches 

Wednesday: Dress like a French person, Cafeteria – chicken cordon blue and French toast 

Thursday: Cafeteria - poutine 

Friday: Fancy Fashion Dress-Up Day, Sugar Cube Structure Building, Door Decorating, DJ Dance! Plus, the famous Cabane à sucre! 

Student Fees 

A reminder that second semester Student Fees have been uploaded.  If you require any support, please contact our AMAZING office staff. Please log into your Parent PowerSchool Account to pay any outstanding fees.  https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/guardian/home.html 

We will be sending home a paper copy of your outstanding fees with your student next week. If you have paid the fees showing on the invoice between now and next week, please double check online they are paid, and disregard those fees on the invoice. 

Student Supplies 

Students have been working very hard this year, and many have used up their supplies! Please ask your child if they require more pencils, erasers, pencil crayons, papers, etc. 

Parking at GPV 

We have many parents that pick up and drop off their students. We only have a small drop off/pick up/visitor parking area. To avoid issues in that parking lot, please only park on the fenced side of the lot. Please be courteous to other parents. Another solution is to arrange with your student to pick them up along 32nd Ave on the North side of the school, or along 31st Ave on the South side of the school. 

The Staff Parking Lot is for Staff Only. Please respect the signage posted in the parking lot.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

GPV School Apparel 

We have GPV School Apparel still available! If you would like to purchase GPV School Apparel, please see below for the pricing and see the Main Office for sizes available and purchase! 

T-Shirt $25 

Pull-Over Hoodie $40 

Sweatpants $40 

Upcoming Dates 

·         March 10th (evening) & 11th (morning): Parent Teacher Conferences 

·         March 13: Daylight Savings Time starts, Spring ahead! 

·         March 14 – 18: Semaine de la Francophonie – French Week 

·         March 14-18: Matt Mailland – Artist in Residence 

·         March 21 – 25: Spring Break 

·         March 28: Return to school 

·         March 29: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00 pm 

·         March 29: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 731, 732, 712 

·         March 31: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 721, 722, 711 

·         April 15: No School for Good Friday 

·         April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day 

 

Have a wonderful weekend. We have one more week until Spring Break! 

Lucie Lejeune

Acting Principal​


Mar 06
Weekly Update

Good afternoon Georges P. Vanier families, 

 

My name is Lucie Lejeune and I am a retired Principal of the CBE.  It’s a real pleasure to be here as your Acting Principal for the next few weeks.  I am excited to get to know our students, staff and maybe some of you during my assignment here.  If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.  As soon as I have any updates on the Principal that will be assigned to GP Vanier, I will let you know.  I am told that it should be after the March break/beginning of April.  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Madame Lucie 

 

We welcome Mme Lucie Lejeune our Acting Principal for the next few weeks. 

As the provincial government has announced that we are moving into stage 2 of reopening, there will be many questions as to how this impacts students in schools (cohorts, sports, trips, etc.).  Know that the CBE is taking the time to prepare a communication to parents and for now, we will continue to follow our current protocols all while starting to make a few adjustments. The Alberta Daily Health Checklist remains in effect. When we learn more, we will be sure to share with you.   

 

Paul Davis 

Thank you again to our Parent Council for supporting the presentation this past Monday from Paul Daviis. Students have learned about what it means to be a Digital Citizen and their responsibility with this technology. We sent home a blue form this week regarding “Admirable Use Policy” for our learning community. 

 

Engagement Survey 

At the February Parent Council Meeting, we presented our School Planning information. We know we make better decisions to support student learning when we build understanding and work together. That’s why we’ll be sharing information about school planning and asking you to share your perspectives.  

During this online engagement, you will have the opportunity to:  

1. Learn About  

  • School planning, which includes the school development plan, school budget and school fees  

  •  How the school development plan sets the overall focus and direction for a school to improve student learning outcomes  

  • How the school budget provides funding to implement our school development plan  

  • School fees and why they are necessary  

2. Participate  

  • Share your perspectives through an online survey open from February 25 to March 8 (closes at 11:59 PM). 

Here is the link to our survey: 2022-2023 Engagement Survey on Fees 

 

Semaine de la Francophonie  

From March 14 – 18 we will be celebrating French Culture during French Week. Activities will include an Artist in Residence, a costume contest, a “cabane à sucre” and special treats in the cafeteria that week. We may even have a special guest visit us! We will provide more details next week with specifics for each day of the week. 

 

Student Fees 

Second Semester Student Fees have been uploaded.  Please log into your Parent PowerSchool Account to pay any outstanding fees.  https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/guardian/home.html 

If you do not have a Parent PowerSchool Account please follow the steps below to create one. 

  1. Use your students CBE Student ID to Request Access Key: https://mykey.cbe.ab.ca/ 

  1. Then go here https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/public/create_multi_student_account.html to create your CBE Parent Account 

  1. After your account has been created go here to log-in: https://sis.cbe.ab.ca/guardian/home.html 

  1. After you go in your account, you can pay your fees; look at other relevant information on your student. 

 

Upcoming Dates 

  • March 10th (evening) & 11th (morning): Parent Teacher Conferences 

  • March 13: Daylight Savings Time starts, Spring ahead! 

  • March 14 – 18: Semaine de la Francophonie – French Week 

  • March 14-18: Matt Mailland – Artist in Residence 

  • March 21 – 25: Spring Break 

  • March 28: Return to school 

  • March 29: Parent Council Meeting, 7:00 pm 

  • March 29: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 731, 732, 712 

  • March 31: Grade 7 Zoo trip for homerooms 721, 722, 711 

  • April 15: No School for Good Friday 

  • April 18: No School for Non-Instruction Day ​


Feb 16
Weekly Update

Good Afternoon Lynx Parents and Guardians, 

Once again thank you for your support and understanding as we experience more changes in our Covid protocols at school.  As you know mask-wearing is now optional for students in school.  As the weeks go by we are expecting there to be more changes.  We are hoping to be able to resume offering sports and clubs to students, possibly before spring break, depending on the guidance we receive from the CBE and Alberta Education.  

Teachers' Convention/Staff Association Convention

Every year at this time the employee associations of the Calgary Board of Education offer professional learning opportunities to their members.  This is an important opportunity for teachers and support staff to share expertise and gain new knowledge to better serve students in our schools.  For this reason, there will be no school for students on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Of course, Monday is Family Day so there is no school on Monday as well. 

Gym Strip

If your student(s) was in attendance today and had ordered and paid for LYNX Gym-Strip earlier this year, the students would have received their items in the Phys. Ed class. A receipt was attached to each package with a confirmation of items and sizes. If your student was not in attendance, they need to see their Phys. Ed teacher.

February School Council Meeting

The February G.P. Vanier School Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  At this meeting Laurelle and I will conduct the annual parent engagement about fees, the school budget and the school development plan.  Please join the meeting to make your voice heard!

Join the Meeting

Digital Citizenship

We are continuing our work on digital citizenship this month.  This week students looked at how respectfully and responsibly interact, collaborate, and build relationships with others to create value in the digital and physical world. (Taught in Science and Math).  Don't forget we are offering for parents an evening with Paul Davis on Monday evening at 7:00.  A link to the session will be provided next week.  More information here.

Important Dates

  • February 17 – 18: Teachers' Convention, no school for students
  • February 21: Family Day, no school
  • February 22: School council Meeting and Stakeholder Engagement
  • February 28: Paul Davis Presentation
  • March 7 – 10: La semaine de la Francophonie
  • March 10 – 11: Student Learning Conferences

Please feel free to call or email if you have questions or comments. Wishing you all a restful weekend and we will see you on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (22/02/2022 – I think that's a palindrome!)

 

Best regards,

Scott Fehr 
403-777-7460 x2123 
skfehr@cbe.ab.ca


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The Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 30 at 7 pm to hear from parents, students and other persons on the proposed closure of Discovering Choices Westbrook Outreach site for the purpose of relocation. Learn more: https://t.co/Nm0kkpiaG7 #yycbe https://t.co/OcMmefWsZr

Trustees Approve 2022-2023 Budget and 2021-2024 Education Plan: https://t.co/veCKjywBYy #yycbe https://t.co/0Wg0Y2LfXi

RT @gale_school: This month’s front display is informative and stunning. #AsianHeritageMonth https://t.co/3x0QcPgKUt

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting starts at noon at the Ed Centre. Join us in-person or stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/qfp6IA9FGJ

Don’t forget, transportation registration is underway. All families considering using school bus transportation for the next school year must register by Wednesday, June 8 to be part of planning for next year's routes. https://t.co/ZaLR6wezXU #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Hc3XRzdhLZ