Dear Vanier students and families:
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
–1 Thessalonians 5:18
Dear Lord, I am so thankful for your love, guidance, and protection from the storms of life. You are so good to me! Amen.
We hope that all our students and families enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving long weekend filled with good food and lots of safe, appropriately physically-distanced gathering with family and friends. Last week, Ms. Gray led short Thanksgiving liturgies focused on the benefits of being grateful and extending that gratitude to others.
In that spirit, we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for all the wonderful, spirited students we are fortunate to accompany each day along their educational journeys. Through all the ups and downs of school, we benefit from the life and spirit that all our students bring to our school as much (or more) than we can sometimes give in providing educational opportunities and support.
Today is our annual Whitehorse Schools’ Food Drive for the Whitehorse Food Bank! This year, we will not have students/families driving around to pick up food on a designated evening. Instead, tonight until 8 pm, food drop-offs will be accepted at the following locations:
The Whitehorse Food Bank heavily depends on these food drives to stock their shelves for the winter. We hope that students and families can think creatively and safely about how to encourage friends and neighbours to donate and drop off food tonight.
Ryan Sikkes, principal and Alethea Wallace, vice-principal
Tuesday, October 13th
In the recent days and weeks, we have been noticing that more and more parents/guardians are making phone calls directly to students during class time. It is difficult for students to ignore incoming calls at the best of times, especially when they are coming from a parent.
Every minute of class time is crucially important this year, so we would very much appreciate parents/guardians waiting until breaks to make calls or to simply send a message to a child requesting a call back at the next break time.
We would also like to remind all parents that in truly urgent situations, please don’t hesitate to call the office and ask someone there to relay a message directly to a student.
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