Welcome back to another school year. We hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable summer and are feeling refreshed and ready to start a new school year.
We are hoping to get a newsletter out by the end of the week to let you know what is happening in September. Our first event is our Welcome Back Barbecue which is on Thursday, September 11th from 5 pm to 6:30. We hope you can join us for a hamburger or hotdog and meet your child’s teacher this year.
Picture day is not until October 7th.
The Holy Trinity Catholic School Board has approved a Vanier Chromebook Initiative beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. At the June 9th Board meeting, the Board approved a motion to provide every grade 9 student a Chromebook as of September 2014.
Key Features of the Chromebook Initiative are:
1. There is an interest at Vanier to embark on a grade 9 collaborative inquiry-based learning venture that would provide students with learning opportunities using Chromebooks.
2. This initiative will help prepare students for future learning and working careers which rely on a level of expertise in the use of technology for learning.
3. Why Chromebooks? Chromebooks are inexpensive, have a long battery like and a fast charge (6-8 hours of battery life); and are always up-to-date, there is no software to purchase, and they can provide access to electronic texts and novels. In short, they are a great option for learning.
Holy Trinity Catholic School Division and Vanier Collegiate Institute are excited about the potential learning opportunities associated with this initiative.
Our Grade 1 to 3 Playday will take place at St. Michael’s School on Thursday, June 12th in the morning. Students will be bussed to St. Michael’s right after morning bell and they will be bussed back to school around 11:30. Parents are free to meet us over at St. Michael’s for the morning.
The morning and afternoon Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes will be having activities on Friday, June 6th. Parents are welcome to come and join in the fun!
The Grade 7 students will be going to a retreat at Church of Our Lady on Thursday,
May 22nd. They will be bussed to and from school and lunch is being provided.
The Kindergartens to Grade 5’s will be listening to Constable Giraudier on Wednesday about bike safety. May is bike safety month and we want to make sure that we are safely riding our bikes.
Our St. Agnes talent show will be on Wednesday, May 14th at 2:30 in the school gym. We have 22 acts ready to perform. Please join us if you can!
Our Spring Arts Festival is on Thursday, May 1st at St. Agnes School. Our doors will open at 6:30 and the official program will begin at 7 pm. Between 6:30 and 7 you can roam around the school and see the art displays from the Grade 5 to 8 students. At 7 pm the Grade 5’s will be presenting their drama production of Romeo and Juillet. This will be followed by the Grade 6, 7 and 8 students drumming performances. We will also hear from the St. Agnes Choir and our Band students. We really hope that you will be able to join us!