The Viking News Weekly UPDATE For assistance please call… School # 905-792-2251 February 9, 2015 issue #20 Virtue of the Month: Respect 1. Valentine Spirit Week School secretary: Mrs. Fay School principal: Mr. Maiolo Superintendent: Ms. Oude-Reimerink 2. Trustee: Mr. Xaviour We will be celebrating the virtue of Respect, as a school community, on Thursday, February 26 @ 2:45 p.m. in our gymnasium Georges Vanier School Prayer Lord, in the morning as we start this day, We take a moment to bow and pray. We start with thanks, For all your kind and loving ways. And now as we begin our day, Watch over us as we work and play. We ask you to help us respect and love one another, And all we meet during the day. Hold our families and school staff in your hands, As we follow, in your commands. Teach us to love you more than before, Through random acts of love and kindness. Guide us to be like Georges Vanier, And make aVISIT difference by Helping the poor, the needy, the sick and the homeless. We ask this through Jesus, Our Lord. Amen Monday: Candy Gram sale begins teacher/student luncheon raffle tickets go on sale. Class riddle contest begins School Parish: St. John Fisher Pastor: Fr. Grima Tuesday: Riddle Trivia Candy Guess (guessing for $0.25) “Go Make A Difference” Wednesday: Wear Red and Pink Day Colouring contest 3. Thursday: Candy grams delivered Guess the Song (over the PA) 4. Friday: Valentine Card Making Craft (gr 1-4) Hot Dog Day teacher/student luncheon for winners Valentine Day Dances: Jk-4 10:30-11:00 5-6 11:15-12:00 7-8 p.m. Milk available daily at 12:40p.m. Front foyer. $1.00 (chocolate or white milk) PLEASE BE ADVISED! Kiss’N’Ride Reminder: PLEASE do not park in the Kiss’N’Ride lane (morning or afternoon). If you need to leave your vehicle for any reason, please find a parking spot at the side of the building. (Parking Lot). Children’s safety is a priority at all times while on school property. Thank you for your assistance. PEEL POLICE as well as By-law Enforcement Officers have dropped in and will be patrolling and enforcing by-laws with reference to parking illegally. Please do not park and/or leave your vehicle in Kiss’N’Ride at ANYTIME! VIOLATERS will be ticketed DRESS FOR THE WEATHER Now that much colder weather is upon us, we respectfully remind you to ensure that your children come to school dressed warmly to participate in recess activities. When weather conditions are severe, we may reduce the outdoor playtime, or have indoor recess entirely. Fresh air and exercise are vital components for successful learning, so we will endeavour to have children play outside whenever possible. Help your children come to school appropriately dressed with scarves, hats and mittens on those really chilly days! For health and safety reasons and to help keep the school safe and clean, we ask all students to have indoor shoes. Thank you for your support in this matter. February dates: Wed. February 11 Mon. February 16 Wed. February 18 Mon. February 23 Mon. February 23 Thurs. February 26 School WEBSITE: Rosary Apostolate Family Day (No school for students) Ash Wednesday (liturgy in gymnasium at 1:40 p.m.) School Council Meeting @ 7p.m. Dental Screening JK/SK/Gr. 2 Virtue Assembly 2:45 p.m. Follow us on twitter: SHOOL COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, February 23 @ 7pm @thevikings28 1. Eco-Challenge 2015 Our school Eco-team has been busy preparing for this moment…a 4-week Eco-School Challenge! It all starts on Monday, Feb. 2 and will include such activities as Ban the Bottle, Wasteless Wednesday’s, conserving energy challenges, National Sweater Day, eco-trivia and an art contest. March dates: Mon March 16-Fri. March 20 March Break Mon March 23 School Council Meeting Fri March 27 Virtue Assembly @ 11:15 p.m. FAMILY DAY- Monday, February 16 (no school on this day) www.dpcdsb.org/GVANI 2. Our Student Parliament Presents: Valentine Spirit Week Our Student parliament has been hard at work planning for a fun week ahead. From candy grams, riddle contests, coulouring contest, and lunch with a teacher, to the Friday craft day (gr 1 to 4) and then dances (JK to 8)…we are looking forward to a fun week to break away from the ‘COLD’ grasp of winter! JUNIOR BASKETBALL…now underway. Family of Schools tournament coming soon! GO VIKINGS!