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2015-2016 School Calendar

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

2015-2016 School Year Calendar

May 16th: Zone Track and Field

May 17th: Terry Fox Run (May 19th Rain date)

May 23: Victoria Day

May 24th: Pita Pit/ School Council

May 27th: Lunch Lady/TCBY

May 25-June 8: EQAO Testing

June 1, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation/ Grade 8 Fun Day at BDSS.

June 2: Grade 3's to Swim to Survive



Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School


Summer HEAT registration is now open at: DSBN.org/SummerHeat for students entering JK to grade 4. It will take place July 11-29 from 8:00-12:15 at Senator Gibson.

Class Building at Gibson:

It’s hard to believe we’re already looking ahead to a new school year and will soon begin the process of organizing next year’s classes. In developing our new class structure, our goal is to ensure your children have an outstanding educational experience and the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with their classmates.

Much like a family, our classes work best when they include members of differing interests, abilities and perspectives. This gives students the opportunity to learn from and about each other. These experiences help to open students’ minds to new ideas and new possibilities, allowing them to test limits and develop their true potential.
To do this, it’s important for us to look at a number of factors, including:

Learning Style: We consider how students learn best and what kind of classroom environment will best support their needs.
Ability, Interests and Talents: All children are unique and have their own set of strengths and abilities. Having a grouping of students whose strengths complement each other will help en-hance everyone’s learning.
Relationships: We aim to create groups that allow for strong friendships to develop and an en-vironment for effective learning.
Parent Input: As parents, you have a unique perspective on your children and their school ex-perience. If you have any information that could help inform our decision please send it to the office, in writing, attention to Mr. Hancox by May 31st, 2016. *Please do not email re-quests as we have had some not pass our security filters.
Your input will be considered in relation to the criteria listed above. Thanks for your support!

Parking at Gibson

Please be aware that we have more buses using our loading zone in front of the kindergarten/playground area on John Street. NSTS has been in contact with the school and shared safety concerns about cars parking in bus area. We need your help in ensuring that our bus loading zones are kept clear and safe for all of our students. We are aware that parking is tricky at the school and we are in the process of looking into some ways to create a better flow for our school traffic. We will communicate the new process to everyone in the near future. Please help us make sure all of our students arrive and leave school safely.

More ways to communicate!!

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

Remind 101

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to donate their time and share new ideas for fundraising so we can continue to make Senator Gibson a great place for our kids to learn and grow.
We are building our volunteer registry now. To join us, please click on the link below and return to the school.

Volunteer Form

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.