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2016-2017 School Calendar

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

2016-2017 School Year Calendar


December 8th: Pita Pit/ Sundaes for Kids

December 15th: Mistle Toe Market/Public Meeting at BDSS for ARC. 

December 16th: Ugly Sweater Day/Choir Visit to Farview Mall and YMCA St. Catharines/Lunch Lady

December 20th: Sip n' Sing 6-7pm

December 22nd: Pita Pit/ Sundaes for Kids

December 23rd: Last Day of Classes for Holidays

December 26th-Jnauary 1st: Holiday Break

January 9th: Classes resume

January 13th: Formal Wear Day

January 20th: PA Day

January 24th: School Council Meeting

January 26th: Primary Dance

January 27th: Crazy Sock Day

February 9th: Grade 8 Grad Photos



Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

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! 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, and Colouring Club. 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 9th, 2017!

Senator Gibson Community Matters

For the past several years our Senator Gibson school community has come together to help brighten the season for families and individuals in our communities who are in need through the Community Care Food and Gift Basket initiative. The purpose of the food and gift baskets is to supply individuals in our community with a wonderful meal and treats; to show that our school community cares. A group of classes are assigned to a family profile, and items are brought in to create a food and gift basket for the family to enjoy during the holiday season. Our staff members ask that if you were considering buying a teacher gift for the holiday season, that in lieu of that, you support this program. This year we will be supporting eight families in our community. Please watch for a newsletter that will be coming home later this week with details about the family profile and donation suggestions. All gift basket donations need to be brought into the school by December 14th. Thank you for your support with this initiative. Together we can make a difference!

Sip ‘n Sing!

Come and join us on December 20th from 6-7 p.m. for some hot chocolate and to listen to our choir sing! This will take place outside so bundle up and enjoy some holiday cheer. The choir will also be performing in the gym at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon for families and friends who are not able to attend in the evening. We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for Community Care


Morning Announcements Available On Line!!

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

Kiss and Ride and extra parking

We have made some changes to our parking lot and added 12 spots at the back of the school. We have also added a Kindergarten Kiss N’ Ride at the front of the school. This is for Kindergarten students only. The Grade 1-8 Kiss and Ride is still along the back parking lot at the stop sign. We will have staff directing traffic for the first few weeks to ensure a smooth transition. We hope that the extra parking and Kiss and Ride will help improve safety and flow of traffic at the school.

Bell Times for 2016-17

8:20-8:35pm Outside Duty
8:35 Entry
8:35 - 9:25 am Period 1
9:25 -10:15 am Period 2
10:15 -10:55 am Break
10:55 -11:45 pm Period 3
11:45 -12:35 pm Period 4
12:35 -1:15 pm Break
1:15 – 2:05 pm Period 5
2:05 – 2:55 pm Period 6
2:55 pm Dismissal
2:55 - 3:10pm Outside Duty
Please contact the office if you have any questions about these changes.

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


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.