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Georges P. Vanier Secondary

​Hello parents of GP Vanier Grads-

To all the folks who attended the Grad Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 29, thanks again for all your energy and support.  We are moving ahead with the Potluck, in keeping with the wishes of the Grads, who preferred the option to the Dessert Night option.  So....for a Potluck to work, EVERYONE needs to bring something!  So...Synervoices have been sent out, Announcements have been read in class, and meetings have been held, but....in case you don't know what to bring..if you are bringing a Main/Appy/Salad, please send notice of what you are bringing to Janine at meekom@telus.net and if you are bringing dessert, please send your notice to Tracey at tracey.mckinney@sd71.bc.ca​  This is IMPORTANT as it's how we are doing our head count for the event, also.  We need to know what is going to be here!  There is no cost and no tickets for this event and each grad is allowed to bring TWO guests (and only two!) to this event, as we have limitations for seating.  The event will have dinner, a grad baby photo slide show, and a hypnotist performance that's always really popular.  Everything gets started at 6 pm and will finish up at around 9 pm. 

Our first big Grad event of the year is Winterfest, on Wednesday, December 7.  We will be having a decorating event for grads the week before, on Thursday, December 1 for Grads.  Any parents who are able to help with this event, please let me know (greg.kochanuk@sd71.bc.ca) I'd like to get parents involved in committees for each of our major grad events and this first one is as good a place to start as any. :-)  The theme for Winterfest will be "Winter Under the Stars", something generic to give kids and parents a chance to dress up and enjoy an evening together.  The evening is for grads and parents only (we only have so much capacity in our gym, unfortunately) and will include entertainment (hypnotist and a photo booth) as well as a slide show of baby photos.  It would be great to see as many of our 250+ grads with a baby photo attached to their name and those photos can be scanned and sent to gpvaniergrad2017@gmail.com​  Alternately, you can have your son or daughter bring their photo in and we'll scan it here and add it to our slideshow.

Greg Kochanuk