November 25th, 2019
Dear Vanier families and friends,
This week is the final informal report window for semestered classes. All teachers should communicate with you about your child’s progress through an email or phone call. Please don’t hesitate to contact teachers directly (by phone or email) for more information or to help support your child in coming up with a plan for improvement.
Booster cards will be coming out soon. These are an essential fundraiser for the school and help us ensure that all students have access to programming and supports if their family’s financial situation might prevent them from doing so. We ask that each student sell two booster cards to help other students in need at the school and we appreciate everyone’s support in this regard. They make great stocking stuffers!
Congratulations to students involved in our music program and on our volleyball teams – they are fantastic ambassadors of our school community! Our music program went on a northern tour this month – check out this great CBC article for the details: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/haines-junction-jazz-workshops-vanier-1.5352547 Our volleyball teams took five of the six championship banners! More importantly, however, we are most proud of our students for their sense of fair play and for their support of each other during the season and during the tournaments.
Exam schedule coming next week:
Finally, our January exam schedule will be included with this email next week. Some classes may have substantial tests before Christmas, but all academic courses will have exams scheduled during the January exam week.
Ryan Sikkes, principal
Dates to Note:
November 25-29 - Informal reporting window
Parents/Guardians can expect an email from each of your child's teachers this week. This email is to let you know how things are going and how to support students as we head into the last few weeks of the semester. The email will also let you know about any upcoming Important assessments that may occur in late December, before Christmas holidays. Please help your child be ready by marking these dates on your calendars at home and discussing strategies to be successful. FYI, all academic courses will also have scheduled exams January 13th - 16th.
November 27-29 Arctic Sports Championships
Arctic Sports Is always a highlight of every Arctic Winter Games and consists of several unique feats of athletic strength and endurance displayed in front of a packed audience. Events include the One-Foot High Kick, Two-Foot High Kick, Alaskan High Kick, Kneel Jump, Sledge Jump, Triple Jump, Arm Pull, Airplane, One Hand Reach, Head Pull, Knuckle Hop and Seal Crawl.
December 2 - Share the Spirit begins
Share the Spirit Yukon is back! Join us in helping families in need this Christmas. Share the Spirit Yukon has grown in the last 4 years to become the biggest geographic Christmas support program in Canada covering communities across the territory. Vanier will hold a variety of fundraisers during this time to aid us in supporting as many families as possible.
December 4 - Class of 2020 Grad Meeting
Parents/Guardians of the graduating Class of 2020, please join us at 7pm in the Learning Commons for our first Grad Meeting.
December 5 - Annual Pancake Breakfast - 7am - 10am. Come and enjoy a plate of delicious panckages and sausages for a suggested donation of $5 a plate or $20 a family. All proceeds to "Share the Spirit" Fundraiser.
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