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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

June 27: Grade 8 Graduation 6:00 pm. at BDSS

June 28:Pita Pit/Grade ⅞ Bowling/Grade 2’s to Safety Village/Grade 1’s to Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts/FDK Play Day and Bird Kingdom visit

June 29: Last Day of School/ Year End assemblies 9:05 and 11:25

June 30: PA Day

 

 

 

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 Senator 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 makes 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, guardians and families 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. The next four weeks will fly by and we
wish everyone a safe and happy summer!

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 Hodson, Mrs. Cromwell, Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Caputo, and Mrs. McInnes-Clark, Mrs. Semmens and Ms. Thompson (FDK 3).

Everyone at Senator Gibson will miss you! 

Congratulations to Mr. Klim who is retiring this year.  We wish him all the best in this exciting chapter in his life. 

We would also like to welcome to our Senator Gibson team Mrs. Phillips Vice-Principal, Mrs. Grosvenor Grade 3, Mrs. Troup Grade 2, Mrs. Scott Grade 2, Mr. Bolibruck  Phys-Ed and Mrs. Ryan (E.A.)

 

Thank You!

Thanks to our School Council and all of our school community for their fundraising efforts supporting our new Kindergarten Outdoor Learning Centre.  The construction took place over the past few weeks and it looks amazing!  We are so excited to have our students be able to utilize the space and engage in exploratory learning.  Way to go Gators!!

Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

We are looking for some Lunchroom supervisors for next school year both regular and casual.  If you are interested in working at the school as a lunchroom supervisor, please contact the office. 

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 a result of privacy regulations, we will not be posting the class lists before the first day of school.  Students will be directed to gather in grade areas and their teachers will come out and organize students into classes at 8:30 on September 6th.    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.   

2016-2017 Bell Times

Senator Gibson P.S. has been notified by Niagara Student Transportation Services (NSTS) that they have reviewed the current bus services and have de-veloped a new model. The model will reduce the number of busses serving Beamsville therefore significantly reducing student transportation costs. In the new model there are no changes to bus eligibility. Senator Gibson will no longer share buses with BDSS which will reduce bus wait times at the school at the beginning and end of the day. This also promotes consistency as all ele-mentary schools in Beamsville will have the same entry and dismissal times.
To achieve these benefits we will be changing our bell times by 20 minutes. We will be shifting the start of our day twenty minutes earlier to 8:35am and ending our day at 2:55pm.
Families will receive notification of the new bus times from the school during June.

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

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.