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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,

So hard to believe it’s November already! Throughout the month of October, teachers continued to provide our students with opportunities to demonstrate learning, leadership and a growth mindset through a variety of lessons, extra-curricular activities and school wide initiatives. Our students continued to work hard to demonstrate their understanding of good work habits and subject matter. We appreciate your continued support!

A reminder that Progress Reports will be coming home on November 9th. Teachers will be sending home information inviting parents to come in and talk about their child’s progress thus far.

Thank you to our Senator Gibson community for helping to make our Food Drive such a success! We were able to donate a significant quantity of non-perishable food items to our local Community Care (West Niagara/Beamsville). We also learned more about where our food donations go at our Monthly Assembly on November 1st. Special thank you to Mrs. Pitre, Mrs. Dick, Mrs. Cressey, Mr. Carnegie, Mrs. Martinello and the ME to We team for leading this wonderful initiative. Our students enjoyed a wonderful day celebrating fall and Halloween with their classmates and teachers on October 31st. Our first Fall Fair was a tremendous success! Thank you to Mr. Bolibruck and staff for organizing such an amazing morning for all to enjoy. A special thank you to our parent volunteers – these days are not possible without your support. We appreciate all that you do! A spooky, fun time was had by all parading through our schoolyard, sharing treats and dancing with classmates in the afternoon 

November is a time to reflect not just about war and those we have lost, but about what we have and what we stand for. It is about respecting our past, looking forward to our future and showing our gratitude to those who fought so hard for the freedom we enjoy today. Please join us on November 10th at 10:30 a.m. for our Remembrance Day Assembly. Thank you to Mrs. Blaney, & Ms. Moyer for organizing this special assembly for us.

 

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.