April 29

Celebrating Diverse Families

As Mother’s Day approaches it’s a good time to celebrate all of the families and caregivers in our school community. Family love comes in lots of different shapes and sizes and it is important to honour all of the supportive people that nurture and care for our children.

The Georges Vanier Learning Commons has a great selection of titles featuring diverse families. The newest addition to our collection, “Stella Brings the Family” by Miriam B. Schiffer celebrates the parents, extended family, friends and neighbours that support one little girl. ‘It is about love, acceptance and the true meaning of family’

sp5Here are some other favourite books that celebrate diversity amongst families in our school and community…

Continue reading

Category: Book Recommendations | Comments Off on Celebrating Diverse Families
April 23

#KindnessCounts designs

This week in the Learning Commons some classes have begun to experiment with our new button maker. This was purchased with greatly appreciated funds from the GVPAC, the school and with profits from the Book Fair. It has been a great success and we can see lots of possibilities. The students are designing smiling faces to help us remember to smile as we pass each other in the hallways.


“So Cool!”

Continue reading

Category: Makers and Makerspaces | Comments Off on #KindnessCounts designs
April 20

Picture Books that Teach Compassion

Check out these wonderful books that have a powerful message and beautiful illustrations. All of these great titles are available through the Vanier Library Collection.

1. Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts.  Jeremy learns that the things he has, including the chance to help a friend, are worth more than the things he wants. Video: ‘Those Shoes’ Read Aloud

Continue reading

Category: Book Recommendations | Comments Off on Picture Books that Teach Compassion