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Important Dates

2016-2017 School Calendar

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

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

February:

February Calendar

February 17th: PA Day

February 20th: Family Day

February 23rd: Lego Robotics

February 28th: School Council

March:

March 13th-17th: March Break

April:

April 14th: Good Friday

April 17th: Easter

May:

May 4th: Track and Field

May 11th: Intermediate Talent Show

May 12th: Regional Track

May 19th: PA Day

May 23rd: Victoria Day 

June:

June 7th: DSBN Track and Field      

June 12th-16th: Grade 7/8’s to Camp Wanakita

June 21st: Canada Sings Musical (Grade’s 1-6)

June 27th: Grade 8 Grad  

June 29th: Last Day of School    

 

Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

It’s so hard to believe February is here already…one month closer to spring! We are very excited about all the great things happening at Senator Gibson! We have moved our announcements/O’ Canada to first thing in the morning. Staff and students are enjoying our new “What I Am” song that can be heard throughout the school each morning. We are hopeful that this will help students to transition to their classrooms promptly each morning. Students are reminded that they need to be in their classrooms before the song ends. We are holding 3 separate assemblies to honour our “I Matter” Students of the Month. It’s wonderful to be able to meet with each division to celebrate all the great things that are happening. Thank you to our parent volunteers for organizing and supervising our Primary Dance. A fun time was had by all! Our Grade 6 students enjoyed a day at Walker Living Campus and a fabulous day in class learning with Director’s Cut. This month we are looking forward to celebrating the 100th day of school, Valentine’s Day and Family Day. A reminder that Term 1 Report Cards will be coming home on February 10th. Please take some time to review teacher comments/next steps with your child and complete page 3 & 4 with your child. Goal setting is an important skill for all students to practice. All parents are invited to communicate with teachers should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress and achievement. Communication between home and school is valued and encouraged. Finally, thank you for your patience and perseverance with our recent changes to our Kiss n Ride procedures. We realize that it can become quite congested during the morning drop off. Yard supervision begins at 8:20 a.m. You may wish to consider dropping your child(ren) off earlier than 8:35 a.m. to avoid delays. We will continue to monitor and be visible outside during these times. As always, we welcome your feedback and appreciate your continued support.

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 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.