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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

October 10: Thanksgiving

Oct 13: Pita Pit/TCBY

October 14th: Country and Western Day/Flag Rugby

October 18-19 and 24th: Dental Screening

October 21: Lunch Lady/TCBY

October 25: Staff Meeting/School Council

October 27: Pita Pit/TCBY

October 28: Mad Science Assembly/Ice Dogs Night

October 31: Halloween

November 1: Picture Retakes




Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

It's hard to believe that September has come and gone! We were fortunate to maintain our staffing allotment, therefore, we did not have to reorganize in September. We did say good-bye to Ms. Scott, as she accepted a contract position teaching full time at Forestview Public School. We welcome Ms. Cressey to our staff. She will be teaching Grade 2. We also welcome back Mrs. Semmens, Educational Assistant, who will be supporting students each morning.
Thank you to all who attended and supported our Open House BBQ! It was amazing to see so many families. Students and teachers were so excited to share their classrooms with family members
With Thanksgiving approaching, it is timely for us to reflect upon the many reasons we have to be thankful at Senator Gibson Public School. We are honored and proud to work with such amazing students and families. We are thankful for the partnership that we have with all of you as we commit to achieve success for all students. It's not easy juggling the busy lives that we all lead! Thank you for stepping up and helping us provide great opportunities for our students. We appreciate when you are able to help with transporting students to and from events, spend time working in the Learning Commons, volunteer your time to be on our School Advisory Council, help out in classrooms and with teams, and so much more. Please know that we value your time and efforts. On behalf of our staff, we extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Growth Mindset:

The way we talk about ability and learning can have powerful
effects on our children’s beliefs. Studenst and staff have been spending a great deal of time exploring growth mindset and applying it to their daily work. Please see the paragraph below from a student's perspective. Great work Meghan!

Megan (6S)

Growth Mindset is more than just acting positive.  You have to feel positive to have a growth mindset.  Having a fixed mindset is not good for you and things and people around you.  Obstacles are just part of the path to success. The path to success is part of the path to a happy and peaceful life.  You may only get there by having a positive growth mindset.  But part of having a growth mindset is learning to accept and learn from mistakes.  To learn to accept that you’ve made a mistake. Don’t let mistakes make you think that you are not good at something.  Fixed mindsets tell you the exact opposite.  Don’t worry about what you’ve done wrong.  Just try harder every day and do your best in no matter what you’re doing.  Winning is not the key.  Growth mindset will not take you straight there.

You will!


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.