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Important Dates

2018-2019 School Calendar

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

April 1 - Gr. 8 Grad Photo Retakes

April 2 - Raise the Flag for Autism

April 5 & 8 - Pizza Day

April 12 - Jr Boys Bball Tourney

April 16 - Jr Girls Bball Tourney

April 18 - Gymnastics Competition

April 18 - Walk to School Day

April 19 & 22 - Holidays

April 23 - 26 - Book Fair

April 23 - School Council Mtg

April 24 - Paul Davis Evening

April 25 -Intermediate Badminton

April 26 - SOM Assembly

April 29 - Jump Rope for Heart

Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

The letter below was sent home March 22 with students in a grade 3 class here at Gibson.

Dear Senator Gibson Parent/Guardian,

I am sending this note home to ask for your support in helping to keep our students safe. Earlier this morning, a vehicle came into contact with one of our students while she was walking to school. Thankfully, this student was not seriously injured.

A common practice for parents dropping their children off at school is to continue through the parking lot which exits onto Central Avenue. Many students walk along this street on their way to school. I ask drivers to be cautious and mindful of students at all times, but particularly when entering or exiting the school grounds.

Additionally, our staff will be reviewing the safety rules for students walking to school and I would request that you also take a moment to reinforce these important safety reminders for students as well.

We encourage students to:

  • Walk with an adult or friend
  • Watch for cars at every driveway and intersection
  • Cross the street at proper intersections and only when it is safe to do so
  • Never accept rides from strangers

Thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school.

Sincerely,

Pam Spero, Principal

Amy Woodland, Vice Principal

 

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 on creating an inclusive environment where we are working together towards 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.

Let's have a great year ---TOGETHER!!!!

P.Spero(Principal), and A. Woodland (Vice-Principal)

 

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Our Me to We Message...

“Be the change you want to see in the world!”

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 2018-19

8:20 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Outside Duty (Supervision)
8:35 a.m. Entry

8:35 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Period 1
9:25 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Period 2
10:15 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Nutrition/Fitness Break
10:55 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Period 3
11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Period 4
12:35 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Nutrition/Fitness Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Period 5
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Period 6
2:55 p.m. Dismissal

2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Outside Duty(Supervision)

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More ways to communicate!!

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

Remind 101

 

Important: Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Health Conditions

The DSBN is committed to support students who have anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or other life-threatening medical conditions. These conditions are referred to as prevalent medical conditions, which have the potential to result in a medical incident or a life-threatening medical emergency.

For example, 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 and shellfish. 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. If you have any questions about this request please call the school office.

As a staff, and as parents of these students, we have developed a plan of care to deal with these situations.  We know that by working together, we help to create a safe learning environment for all of our students. 

If you have any questions about Prevalent Medical Conditions, 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 cooperation.