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Important Dates

2017-2018 School Calendar

Please click on the link below to view this school year's calendar.

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

 

November:

9th: Progress Reports Home

10th: Remembrance Day Assembly

14th: Grade ⅞ Vaccinations

16th: Hat Day for Hurricane Relief

28th: Rapunzel K-4

December:

14th: Mistletoe Market

 

Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

Dear Senator Gibson Families,

It’s hard to believe that December is here already! We have enjoyed a mild November, however, the cooler weather is on its way. Extra mittens and hats are always a good idea!

Communication between home and school is a large part of how we ensure students are successful. As a staff, we value the ability to work together with parents and families to ensure we are doing what is best for students. With the availability of technologies such as email, Class Dojo, Remind App, D2L and more, we hope you feel better connected to our school than ever before. We are always pleased to receive your questions, comments, and suggestions. We would like all parents to know we are committed to responding to all inquiries within 24 hours. This year, we have noted an increase in the number of emails and other communication in the evening hours. While we are pleased to receive your questions and feedback, we feel it is important for staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, any evening communication received will be responded to during school hours the following day. As a school, we are committed to being partners with you in your child’s education. We would like to work proactively with you to resolve all issues in a timely manner. We appreciate your support and understanding. If you have any questions about this guideline, please feel free to contact Mr. Hancox at the school at 905-563-7431.

We would like to thank you for attending our parent-teacher conferences. These conferences are a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about what your child is doing at school as well as for us to learn more about your child. The Progress Report is an important indicator as to how your child is doing in each subject area. Please remember to take some time to set and review goals with your child(ren) and talk about all the great things that are happening at school. Your continued support is much appreciated!
December will be a busy month with lots of extra-curricular activities for our students to enjoy… some of which include Choir, Volleyball, Basketball, Robotics, Mad Science, Me to We Food Drive and Family Baskets, Mistletoe Market and Kindergarten Outdoor Market Place.
On behalf of the staff at Senator Gibson, we would like to wish all of our students and their families a wonderful, relaxing, safe winter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on January 8th, 2017!


Sincerely, Mr. S. Hancox & Mrs. K. Phillips

 

Me to We ...would like to say a HUGE Thank You to all our wonderful students and their families for their donations, making our Halloween for Hunger food drive a success. Thanks to Mrs. Dick for inviting Mrs. Nicole Sutherland to attend our Student of the Month assembly to share with us how the food that we collected impacts the local food bank and families in Beamsville.

“Be the Change you want to see in the world”

 

After School Music Lessons

Please click on the link below to access more information.

Beamsville Music Studio

Morning Announcements Available On Line!!

Please click on the link to the right to see the announcements.

Kiss and Ride and Extra Parking

Please remember that our Kiss and Ride at the front of the school is strictly for pick up and drop off of for families with children accessing Day Care or Kindergarten. It is a designated no parking zone as well as a fire lane. We kindly ask that if you are dropping off students in grades 1-8, that you use the drop off at the side of the building. Students will not be permitted to enter the school through the front doors unless they are arriving after the bell. Should you wish to park your vehicle and walk your child(ren) onto the playground, please use the church parking lot or nearby side streets. Thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep everyone safe.

Bell Times for 2017-18

8:20 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Outside Duty
8:35 a.m. Entry
8:35 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Period 1
9:25 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Period 2
10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Nutrition/Fitness Break
10:55 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Period 3
11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Period 4
12:35 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Nutrition/Fitness Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Period 5
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Period 6
2:55 p.m. Dismissal
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Outside Duty


Please contact the office if you have any questions.

More ways to communicate!!

Senator Gibson now has a Twitter account https://twitter.com/senatorgibson1 as well as our Facebook Page. We are also using Remind 101 App that will text and/or email important messages. Please click on instructions below.

Remind 101

 

Important Message About Anaphylaxis:

There are students who attend our school that suffer from anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that affects 2 or more organs, so severe that in some cases it can be life threatening. Its onset is so swift that from time of exposure to death can be as short as 15 minutes.

We have children with severe allergies to peanuts, nuts and nut products, shellfish, bananas and eggs. Just touching or smelling one of these allergens can cause a life threatening anaphylactic reaction for students at our school. Prevention is the best approach!  We ask your cooperation in using discretion when sending food to the school.  We also request that you speak to your child about these allergies and about the importance of washing their hands with soap and warm water.

As a staff, in accordance with the parents of these students, we have developed a plan to deal with this situation.  We know that if we work together, we can help to create a safe learning environment for all of our students.  If you have any questions about this request or about anaphylaxis, please call the school office.

On behalf of these students, their parents, and the Senator Gibson Public School staff, we thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Senator Gibson's Mission Statement

The community of Senator Gibson Public School is committed to creating an inclusive environment where students are educated, inspired and challenged to be critical thinkers who contribute in our changing society.

We are pleased to provide an outstanding education at Senator Gibson Public School for our students. Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who care about your child. Our school provides extra-curricular opportunities that encourage the development of excellence, integrity and respect.

Our Board is focused on literacy and numeracy achievement and creating an environment where we are working together on our goal of success for every student. We also value the community partnerships and parent involvement which are so crucial to a successful education for our students.

We welcome your input and questions.