Monday, 5 February 2018

February News

February News 2018

February 5-9 is GV Spirit Week!  The schedule is listed below:


February 5th -9th, will be our GV Spirit Week. What a great way for us to promote sportsmanship, collaboration and fair play through interactive and fun activities.
Monday: February 5th - Crazy Hair Day and Hat Day.
This is your chance to show off your craziest hair do or to wear your favourite hat to school without having your teacher tell you to take it off!
Tuesday: February 6th - Crazy Sock Day
The winners of our Media Contest will take on the role of Principal and Vice-Principal for the Day. Principal Layla (Gr. 3 student)  and Vice-Principals, Veronique, Reece, Ella, and Melissa (Gr. 6 students) have declared this GV Kindness Day.  
They say “ Sock it to Bullying” - wear socks on your feet, or decorate yourself using socks in creative ways.
Wednesday: February 7th - Pajama Day
The students are welcome to get cozy by wearing their pajamas and slippers. They may also bring a small stuffed animal.
Thursday: February 8th - Crazy Sweater Day Contest
Thursday, February 8th is Sweater Day at Georges Vanier. We will be participating by turning down the heat in the school. So cozy up in a special sweater and help save energy. Sweater Day is all about valuing energy!
We will have a Sweater Day Contest - the class with the greatest number of special, unique and crazy sweaters will win a Makerspace lunch, while munching on popcorn and healthy snacks!  
Friday: February 9th GV Winter Olympics - Please wear your Georges Vanier Spirit Wear or dress in our school colours, red and white! Go Generals!
During first and second block, students will be participating in the GV Winter Olympics. Students from grades 1-6 will participate in outdoor activities during Blocks 1 and 2 (weather permitting).  Our kindergarten students will also be participating in outdoor (for a shortened  period of time) and in the gym.
All students are reminded to dress appropriately for outdoor play (e.g., warm winter coat, snow pants, warm socks and boots, hat, neck-warmer and mitts).  
During 3rd block, the children are asked to bring in an educational game to enjoy with their classmates.  
Block 4 - Student vs Teacher Broomball Game
Grade 6 students have challenged teachers to a Broomball Game. All students will participate by cheering on their team of choice.  Go Teachers!   Go Students!

We hope to enjoy a wonderful Winter Carnival Week.  Thank you in advance for your support!
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Valentine's Day is approaching!
This year Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fall on the same date (Wednesday, Feb. 14th). Due to the solemnity of 'Ash Wednesday,' we will be celebrating 'Valentine's Day' on Tuesday, February 13th. If your child is planning to distribute 'Valentine's Day' cards, etc., please plan for him/her to do this on Tuesday the 13th. Thank- you for your understanding. 
Our afternoon English class will be handing out Valentine's. Here is the list of names:
Dominic Andrew Alyssa T
Cara Joe Dawson
Katelynn Richard Talia
Erika Caitlyn
Marco Mia M.
Betty Katie
Alyssa F. Madeliene
Ryan Lauren
Jordan Saymard
Nathan Adam
Mia J. Ben
**If sending chocolates/candy, please ensure all treats are peanut free**

We have started our Math Unit on Data Management and Probability.  We will be analysing and creating various graphs and charts throughout.  Here is some of the vocabulary we will be studying:
We will also be studying Double Bar graphs as well as Median and Mode.
We are continuing to read "The One and Only Ivan" as our class read-a-loud. We will focus on the reading strategy of Inferring.
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Notes:
Term 1 Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday, February 13th.
Pancake Breakfast - Tuesday, February 13th
Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 14th
Valentine's Day - Wednesday,  February 14th (celebrating on Tuesday, February 13th)
Family Day - Monday, February 19th
Parent-Teacher Interviews - Thursday, February 22nd
*Please make sure your child has extra socks packed in their backpacks.  Wet feet are no fun!
*Some students are complaining that they are hungry and have no afternoon snack.  Please be sure to pack your child enough food for the day. 
I'm looking forward to a wonderful month!

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