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2017-2018 School Calendar

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

School Year Calendar

September:

September 5th: First Day of School!

September 15th: Early Release Day

September 21st: Open House Barbecue

September 28th: Terry Fox Run

 

 

 

Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

We are closed for the summer and will re-open on Monday, August 28th for student registrations. The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 5th.  For information regarding report cards, kindergarten information, student transportation and other inquiries please listen to the following message:

  • All report cards that were not picked up at the school were mailed to the student’s home on July 4.
  • Information for new kindergarten families was sent to parents on July 4th.
  • If you require General Transportation Information please go to www.nsts.ca or call: Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290. 
  • To obtain other District School Board of Niagara information please visit www.dsbn.org or call the DSBN Education Centre at 905-641-1550 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  Please Note: The DSBN Education Centre will be closed the following Fridays:  July 14, 21 and August 11, 18 and 25 and for the annual shut-down period of July 24th to August 4th inclusive. Have a safe and happy summer!

Class Lists

We know that everyone would like to know their child’s teacher will be 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 a.m. on September 5th. 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.

 

September Supplies

It’s that time of year again when we are preparing for a new school year.  Though it is not mandatory that families provide school supplies and we appreciate any supplies that you provide.  Here is a list of basic supplies students will need. Homeroom teachers may also make suggestions of other items in the first few weeks of school.

Kindergarten

Backpack (with name inside)

Kleenex

Shoes that can be put on and off independently

Reusable drink/snack containers for lunch bag

Name tag (for bus students)

Primary (grades 1-3)

Backpack (with name inside)

Sharpened Pencil Crayons

Pencil Case

Pencils

Pencil Sharpener

Eraser

Glue Stick

Kleenex

Markers

Junior (grades 4-6)

Backpack (with name inside)

Pencil Crayons

Pencil Case

Pencils & Pens

Pencil Sharpener

Eraser

Glue Stick

Highlighter

Ruler

Lined Binder Paper

Scientific Calculator

Scissors

Markers

Kleenex

Intermediate (grade 7&8)

Backpack

Pencil Crayons

Pencil Case

Pencils

Pens- Red, Black, Blue

Markers

Eraser

Glue Stick

Geometry Set

Lined Binder Paper

Scientific Calculator

Scissors

Pencil Sharpener

Blank Binder paper

 

It’s official: we’re getting a new high school!

The Ontario government will contribute $41 million dollars to fund the construction of a new west Niagara secondary school. The exact location hasn’t been finalized yet. However, we’ll keep you up to date with all the details.

The new school will open its doors in September 2020.

 

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 2017-18

8:20-8:35am 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 am 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 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.