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Georges P. Vanier Secondary

​​Hello Grads and Grad parents!

**Special Announcement!!  Grad Clothing Orders are being sent to the Clothing Distributor on Wednesday, November 15!  This will be the LAST CALL for clothing orders for this calendar year! You have until 11 am to get the order forms in!**

GRAD CLOTHING ORDER FORM 2018 Page 1 (4) (2).docx

So, right now, it's looking like Winterfest on December 6 will be a Potluck-on the mass email-out, Grad Vanier Facebook page, we're sitting at 42 votes for Potluck and 20 votes for a catered option (with 4 votes for dessert/coffee)  I will be contacting people to cooridnate this event.  I know its not everyone's first choice, but we do have to move forward, so it will be a potluck.  Potluck events can be fantastic for bringing people together and sharing a feast communually. I have definitely heard the concerns about food wastage from last year and FoodSafe protocols being followed for this year-more access to electricity for hotplates, servers wearing gloves, etc.  We'll do our best to make it awesome for you and your kids.  Next step is decorating!  I have lots of Grads who have offered to take the lead on this.  I'll be asking the Grads this week about decorating and theme for the event.

For the record, Winterfest is not a fund-raiser-it is an annual Grad event that sees the families of our Grads get together, share a few hours of food and entertainment.  It is a pre-Christmas reminder that Grad 2018 is always on our mind and going to be awesome.

Next up-Grad Photos are scheduled between Dec. 11-15 this year and Lifetouch, the photography company, has informed me that they are going to a completely online registration system this year.  A number of parents last year had issues with the sign up sheet format that we did last year and the online system is what they do at every other school.  As soon as they give me the link to that, I'll provide the information to you.  And yes, there will be a non-online (phone) option as well.

Finally, as promised, the PowerPoint that the counsellors presented last week:

Looking Ahead to Grad and Graduation 2017.pptx

Thanks very much-

Greg Kochanuk, Vice Principal