Hello parents of GP Vanier Grads-
We are now entering the busiest part of "Grad Season". The Grad Hockey game on April 8 was amazing, with the Grads trouncing the Parent/Staff team 9-3. I will be e-mailing Grad parents (and parents of Grade 11 students) over the next few days to enlist their support in coordinating the remaining Grad events of the year. The biggest upcoming events are:
1. The Grad BBQ on Wednesday, May 10 and begins at 6:00 pm. This is a traditional fundraiser for the Grad Class, where we have fun activities for the Grads to do and sell hot dogs and burgers to raise money for the After Grad events on June 29.
2. The Ford Test Drive Event on Saturday, June 3. Westview Ford generously donates $20 per test drive of new Ford vehicles and it something we really want to promote. An easy fundraiser if we get lots of people out!
3. Relay for Life on Saturday, June 10. Many Grads have spoken about the desire to have a Grad Legacy Project. As Cancer has touched so many of our lives, this local event (which takes place on OUR track!) should be a Legacy that our Grads can raise money towards and feel proud of for the rest of their lives. We're really hoping for a huge Vanier turnout this year!
4. Grad itself on Thursday, June 29: we will need parent support for: --Decorating, Car Parade Organization, Set up/Take down, supervision at After Grad (Crowne Isle) and many other tasks.
As we move towards graduation, students have to do many things, foremost among them to put themselves in a position to complete all their coursework. They have to satisfy BC Graduation Requirements (please have them contact their counselor if they have questions about this), complete Grad Transitions, and have paid their $125 Grad fees in order to be able to pick up their tickets when they become available on May 29.
Stay tuned-more in the next few days!
Greg Kochanuk, Vice Principal