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Important Dates

 

August 31st: Office Opens

September 3rd: Class Lists Posted 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

September 8th: First Day of School!

 

Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

It’s hard to believe that the school year has flown by so quickly. It has been a privilege for all of us here at Gibson to continue to learn and grow along with your children. There are many people we would like to thank for their part in creating a successful year at Gibson. First and most importantly are the students whose efforts and enthusiasm for learning make our jobs so much easier. The dedication of our teachers is second to none. Thank you for going above and beyond for all students. To our wonderful parents, thank you for sharing you children with us and for making our school community so awesome. Our School Advisory Council has supported and organized several great activities that have enhanced student learning this year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations to all of our students for a great school year!

Our office will re-open on Monday, August 31st for registration in preparation for the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8th. For information regarding report cards, kindergarten information, student transportation and other inquiries please stay on the line:

  • All Report Cards that were not picked up at the school were mailed to the student’s home on (date).
  • Information for new kindergarten families was sent to parents on June 23rd.
  • If you require general transportation information please go to www.nsts.ca   or call Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290. 
  • For other DSBN information please visit www.dsbn.org or call 905-641-1550 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

Have a safe and happy summer!

Bell Times for September

**Please note that our bell times have changed slightly for next year.  Students will be supervised starting at 8:35 rather than 8:30.  As well, the entry bell will ring at 8:55. 

8:35 Duty Begins

8:55 Entry Bell

8:55 Block 1

10:35 Nutrition/Fitness Break

11:15 Block 2

12:55 Nutrition/Fitness Break

1:35 Block 3

3:15 Dismissal

Updated Staff Changes
for September

Next year, Senator Gibson will be missing a couple of familiar faces from the staff with the departure of Mrs Sinnett, Mrs. Crane, Mrs. Teske, Mrs. O’Dell, and Mrs. Herbert,

Everyone at Senator Gibson will miss you! 

We would also like to welcome to our Senator Gibson team Mr. Schneider, Mrs. McInnes-Clarke   Mrs. Iribarnegaray, Mrs. Candler, and Mrs. Semmens. 

 

Class Lists

We know that everyone would like to know who their teacher is for next year.  However, due to staffing changes and students moving in/out of our area over the summer, class lists are not finalized until September.  As we did last year, we will post the class lists outside the office on Thursday, September 3rd from 9:00am-noon* Due to privacy laws, we will not be posting student names.  We will be posting class lists with OEN numbers.  You will need to bring this number with you.  It is located at the top of your child’s report card.  Please remember that class organization is tentative until the 3rd week in September and no changes will be made until that time.  We have had a number of parent requests and will do our best to honor them.  However, there are many factors that go into class placement for students and it may not be possible to grant all requests.

2015-2016 School Calendar

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

2015-2016 School Year Calendar

Transportation

On August 17, 2015 Niagara Student Transportation Services (NSTS) will post specific back to school transportation arrangements for each student enrolled at the school. Please visit www.nsts.ca and sign-in to the secure parent portal to get your child’s student transportation information. To sign-in to the portal you will need your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) which can be found on their report card. While you are there, please subscribe to the delay and cancellation module for direct and timely emails regarding student transportation that impacts your child.

Changes to home, pick-up and/or drop-off addresses must be made through your child’s school. During the summer you may notify NSTS of address changes so a bus stop is available for your child to start the school year. However, NSTS is not authorized to change student address information.

With the availability of the secure parent portal, NSTS will not mail student transportation notices with the exception of Kindergarten students or new students to the system who do not have an OEN to sign-in to the portal

Please contact your school or NSTS at www.nsts.ca or call 905 346-0290 if you have questions regarding your child’s transportation arrangements.

 

 

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.