Dear Parents and Students,
This is an especially sad day for our school community. As we process the news of the discovery of the remains of 215 children found near Kamloops, B.C. on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation our staff and students are feeling many things: confusion, grief, sadness, and helplessness about what we can do as a community to do our part for reconciliation and justice. Today our religious education coordinator, Maria Gray, read information and reflections for the school to start our morning prayer time. During the course of this week teachers will have special prayers to try to help students think and pray with intention about this tragic discovery and the wider history and consequences of the residential school system. On Tuesday, we will be honouring the families and communities affected by residential schools with an Orange Shirt Day. As always, you know your children best and if you have concerns or questions about what our plans are, please let us know.
Prayer for Strength and Wisdom
God, there are things happening around me right now that I do not understand. Some of these thinks make me feel weak, helpless, and afraid.
Even in the midst of this, I know that you are the Lord.
I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You.
I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure his situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name. Amen
Monday May 31
Events and News
The exam schedule for the grade 8 and 9 students and a separate schedule for grade 10-12 students is now posted on the website below. Students can also refer to posted copies of these schedules around the school. Please note - there is very little time for make-up exams. Students are expected to be at their exams at the time they are posted. If a student is too sick to attend during their exam time, a parent must call by 8:45 that morning to inform us.
Thanks to Mrs. Clarke and the yearbook students for working hard this spring to produce a yearbook!
We have to turn in our final order numbers this week!
Yearbook 2021 - Order your copy today!
We need to finalize Yearbook print numbers this week. Order today so that you will be sure to get a copy. Portraits! Special days! Sports! The Yearbook Class is working extremely hard to put together a memorable book. The cost is $40.00. Use this link to make your order:
Music at Vanier
Thanks to Mr. Jody Peters for a great year of music making and inspiring lots of students to stretch their limits and get into music! We have some lunchtime performances this week, so students get outside and enjoy!
Grade 8 and 9 Adventure Day
Thanks to the teachers and EAs who put in time and extra effort last Friday to host an adventure day for grade 8s and 9s. The students had a great time and it was a nice way to wrap up the year.
COVID-19 Vaccine Program for Youth Ages 12-17
Please read the enclosed information regarding the vaccine program for youth. The vaccines will NOT be given at school, nor will the school be processing any information regarding the vaccine other than what is contained in this email. For further information please visit https://yukon.ca/en/covid-19-vaccine
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Have a good week,
Katrina Brogdon, Principal and Alethea Wallace, Vice-Principal
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