Important Dates:

“Grace, Mercy and Peace”

Thursday, Apr. 27 – Vanier SCC presents: The Adolescent Brain Series (3 of 3) – 7pm
Thursday, May 4 – Grad and Meal Ticket fees due
Friday, May 5 – HTCSD Convention Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

2016-17 Academic Calendar (HTCSD)
2016-17 Academic Calendar (VCI Mailout)

2017-18 Academic Calendar (HTCSD)

Bell Schedule:

Period 1 – 8:45-9:40
Period 2 – 9:45-10:40
Christian Ethics – 10:45-11:20
Period 3 – 11:30-12:25
Lunch – 12:25-1:25
Period 4 – 1:25-2:20
Period 5 – 2:25-3:20

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Vanier SCC presents: The Adolescent Brain Series

 

This presentation series is open to all current and future Vanier parents.

Please feel free to attend any or all of the sessions.

Click on the picture for more information.

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City of Moose Jaw Public Service Announcement

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Finance your Education

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Outreach for Furry Friends

Outreach is collecting donations for the Humane society from April 3 to April 13. Click here to see the Food for Furry Friends Poster.

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Vanier – Grad 2017

*UPDATED* Banquet Ticket Prices:
Child 5 and under – FREE
Age 6 to 12 – $15
Age 13 and older – $30

 

Parent Meeting – Sunday, April 2, 2017
AGENDA
FEES INFO

Parent Meeting – Sunday, January 8, 2017
AGENDA

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Band & Choir News

musicnotes

Vanier Music Newsletter – April 2017 *NEW*

Vanier Music Newsletter – March 2017
Vanier BLOOM Cover Letter
Edmonton Trip Parent Letter – January 2017
Fundraising Opportunity Info – Jan. 31, 2017
Vanier Music Newsletter – October 2016

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Vanier Parent Update

Good afternoon parents and guardians,

Please take the time to read through the important messages below:

  1. Report cards were mailed out on Tuesday, March 28th. Please be sure you have received your child’s report card.  If nothing has been received, please do not hesitate to contact the school, and another can be printed.
  2. Our tri-conferencing evening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Teachers will be available to discuss your child’s progress.  The tri-conferencing process is a richer experience when students are present.  We look forward to seeing you on this evening.
  3. *Grade 12 Parents* please know the second graduation meeting will take place at Vanier on Sunday, April 2nd at 6:00pm in the library. The student graduation committee will be sharing an update on their progress, and passing along other pertinent graduation information.
  4. Grad Photos – we received an email from Lifetouch this week indicating that there is another opportunity to have grad photos taken in the city. Anyone wanting retakes, or a first-time photo needs to book an appointment by calling Lifetouch at 1-877-949-8448.  Pictures will be taken at Peacock Collegiate on Friday, April 7th in the afternoon only.
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Lots of Socks!

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day…celebrating the diversity of with !

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Grade 8 Parent Night & Open House – March 28 @ 7pm

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Vanier Update – email

Good morning Parents and Guardians…a few notes to start off the week:

1) Tonight’s scheduled SCC meeting is cancelled.
2) Report Cards will be mailed out on Wednesday, March 29. Please encourage your children to get any late assignments submitted this week so that the marks can be reflected in the Report Card. Our second semester Triconference date is Wednesday, April 5 (6:00-8:30).
3) The school is closed this Friday, March 24…it is the day in lieu of Triconference evenings in Semester 1 and 2.
4) Please share with friends or family that our Grade 8 Student and Parent Open House is on Tuesday, March 28 @ 7pm.
5) ***GRADE 12 PARENTS*** Grad Photo Retakes are tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21…the sign-up sheet is in the office for grads. As well, our next Grad Meeting is on Sunday, April 2 @ 6pm in the Library.

That is all for now…have a great week!

Brad Moser
Principal
Vanier Collegiate

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Questions about Kids and Substance Use?

Get the Facts: Current Drug Trends
Tuesday, April 4 @ 6:30pm
Sunningdale School

More information HERE

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Vanier Update – Parent/Guardian Email

Good afternoon parents/guardians.

A few notes for you before the school week begins:

1) The “Boil Water Advisory” has been lifted for the school…we are good to go!
2) The giant game of Battleship being played by construction crews on MacDonald St. appears to be completed…not sure what they found, but all holes have now been filled in!
3) Night #2 of our SCC’s Brain Series will take place this Thursday, March 16 @ 7pm in our Library. See our website for more details. Please join us.

That is all for now…warm weather is just around the corner…enjoy the remainder of the weekend!

Brad Moser
Principal
Vanier Collegiate

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“Boil Water Advisory” has now ended


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Vanier Update – Parent Email

Good morning parents/guardians…I would like to update you on a few items:

1) Last week, there was a water main break on MacDonald St. in front of the school.  The break has been fixed…however, the neighbourhood is under a “boil water advisory” until at least March 2.  We have arranged to have drinking water dispensers delivered to the school during this time.

2) Please be aware of the construction on MacDonald St and 3rd Avenue…parents dropping off or picking up students will have better luck using Henleaze Avenue and avoiding the staff parking lot.

3) Tonight’s SCC meeting has been cancelled.  The Vanier SCC will be hosting their second evening in the “Adolescent Brain Series” on Thursday, March 16 at 7pm in the Library.  Please join us even if you missed the first session.

4) Tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 28) is Shrove Tuesday…we will be serving pancakes to the students first thing in the morning in their Christian Ethics rooms.

5) Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday…we will be walking to St. Joseph’s church for a 9:15 service…please feel free to join us.

6) Our Grade 8 Student and Parent Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 7pm…please share the word to future Vanier families.

That is all for now…have a great week…let us know if you have any questions.

Brad Moser
Principal
Vanier Collegiate

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Do you want to understand your teenager better?

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians,

Over the past few years, all students in the province have had the opportunity to complete the OurSchool survey (formerly known as the Tell Them From Me survey).  This student feedback helps schools determine areas of concentration.  We are seeing a consistent, above average reporting of anxiety and depression among our students.

Our School Community Council had decided to help our Vanier families understand some of the contributing factors to anxiety and depression by hosting a three night series focusing on the developing adolescent brain.

In cooperation with community members, presentation and discussions will focus on the adolescent brain and how drugs, alcohol, technology, anxiety and depression affect its development.

The presentations are free of charge and are for parents/guardians of present and future Vanier students.  They will take place in our Library on:

Thursday, February 16 (7:00-8:30)
Thursday, March 16 (7:00-8:30)
Thursday, April 27 (7:00-8:30)

Please visit our website for more information.  As well, please feel free to “Like” and/or “Share” the event from our Vanier Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!

 

Brad Moser, Kelvin Turberfield and the Vanier SCC

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Active Parenting of Teens

4 Evening Sessions – Tuesdays – February 21 to March 14
More information HERE.

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Annual Meeting of Electors

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Vanier Update – January 2017

Good morning Parents/Guardians,

First…Happy New Year! We hope that you had an excellent Christmas Season filled with family and friends!

Second…some academic information:

1) Course Change Request Forms for second semester can be found HERE.  Please submit to the office by Jan. 30.

2) We have “Study Hall” opportunities available this week during lunch hours and on Wednesday night from 6-8.  Please encourage your son/daughter to attend if they are behind in any subjects or require extra support.  We will have teachers available to help out in all sessions.

3) Exam Week is from Jan. 23-26.  A detailed schedule is available HERE.  Please note that all students (grades 9-12) are required to attend each scheduled course for a minimum of one hour.  Study Blocks are optional for students, however, it is a great opportunity to sit in a teacher’s classroom and work on any outstanding assignments or to prepare for the upcoming assessment.  (Grade 9 parents – please note that this exam week will be used to give a mid-term for Phys. Ed. and the June exam week will be used for Science.)

4) No school on Friday, Jan. 27 and Monday, Jan. 30 as teachers wrap up Semester 1 and prepare for Semester 2.

5) Semester 2 will begin at 8:45 on Tuesday, Jan. 31.  Students are asked to report to their Christian Ethics class…they will receive their Semester 1 Report Card and a Semester 2 schedule at this time.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.  Thanks and take care!

Brad Moser
Principal
Vanier Collegiate
Shining the Light of Christ

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Parent/Guardian Email – Dec. 8, 2016

Good evening parents/guardians…hope you are staying warm!

Thank you for your generous donations to our Winter Warmth clothing drive.  Today, families had the opportunity to pick up items at the MJ Multicultural Centre and were very appreciative.  As well, “thank you” to the student volunteers and to Mr. Turberfield for your leadership on this project!

We have a few important dates coming up:

1) If you completed the “Administration Appraisal” forwarded last week from HTCSD Director of Education, Geri Hall, thanks for your feedback.  If you have not had a chance to complete, we have extended the survey access until the end of this weekend.  It can be accessed HERE.

2) If you are looking for Vanier themed Christmas gifts, we are going to have a Vanier Gear Progressive Sale on Tuesday, December 13 in the Library…there will be some great deals…come check it out!

3) The annual Vanier Band & Choir Christmas Concert, A Prairie Christmas XVI, will be on Sunday, December 18 @ 7pm at the Hillcrest Apostolic Church.  It is a wonderful Vanier Christmas tradition…we hope to see you there!

4) Next SCC meeting is on Monday, December 19 @ 7pm.

5) Our Christmas Mass will be on Tuesday, December 20 at 9:15am at St. Joseph’s Church.  Please feel free to join us for the celebration!

6) The school will be closed for the Christmas break from Thursday, December 22 until Tuesday, January 3.  Classes will resume at 8:45am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

7) Grade 12 Parents – our first Graduation 2017 meeting will be on Sunday, January 8 @ 6pm at the school.  FYI…Grad Photos will take place from Jan. 10 to 12…we will have a sign-up posted in the office in the new year and available at the meeting.

That is all for now…I hope you have a wonderful Advent Season!

Brad Moser
Principal
Vanier Collegiate
vanier.htcsd.ca
Shining the Light of Christ

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