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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

*Tuesday September 29th: School Council at 6:00 p.m.

September 30th: Picture Day/Grade 7 and 8 Vaccinations

October 1st: Jr. Co-Ed Soccer Tournament

October 2nd: Cross-Country

October 9th: PA Day

October 12th: Thanksgiving

November 3rd, 10th and 11th: Dental Screening


November 13th: PA Day


Welcome to Senator Gibson Public School

Picture Day:

Just a reminder that Picture Day is on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

Helpful Hints for a Picture Perfect Pose:

1. Smile: Practice with your child on how to get a beautiful big
smile in front of the camera.
2. What to Wear: For best results we recommend wearing bright,
solid coloured clothing. If uniforms are required, please dress
3. Sleep: Make sure your child gets a good night sleep and
wakes up a bit early so you can style their hair for photo day.

Photo proofs will be sent home with your child approximately two
weeks after photo day to place an order. Please note, a class group photo may also be taken on photo day


Teacher Negotiations:

On Monday, September 21, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation began Phase 3 of its job action in schools. For a full list of activities the union has directed its members not to perform, please visit our FAQ page.

Our schools remain open at this time and your children are continuing their learning as normal in the classroom. Our teachers are continuing to do as they always do: support students in learning the curriculum and becoming successful in school.

As part of the sanctions announced by the Federation, teachers will not be taking part in extra-curricular activities on Wednesdays. We are making every effort to reschedule events normally held on Wednesdays to allow students the opportunity to continue benefiting from these activities.

The DSBN is fortunate to work with an outstanding staff that goes above and beyond for students every day. The Board remains hopeful that the Government and ETFO/CUPE will be able to reach an agreement on a fair contract that prioritizes student learning.

Welcome Back Gators!!!

The Senator Gibson Staff would like to welcome back our returning students and families and offer a special welcome to our new students and families as they join our school community.  We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer.  A big thank you goes out to Mr. De Silva Piques and his team of caretakers, for getting the school in such great shape for school opening!

To keep you informed about the many activities and events at Senator Gibson, we will prepare a newsletter each month. In thinking GREEN, we will be posting the newsletter online, with paper copies available at your request. Please check out our website at http://senatorgibson.dsbn.org/ .  Please take a moment to write a note to the office if you wish to continue to receive paper copies of the newsletter

We have an open door policy and encourage you to phone or come into the school and discuss any issues and/or concerns that may arise.  We believe that our school should not only be a place where we educate your child but a place where we can come together as a community and support one another.  In working together to ensure the success of all students and we are positive that we can accomplish great things.  Have a great September!!!

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.

Bell Times for September

**Please note that our bell times have changed slightly for next year.  Students will be supervised starting at 8:35 rather than 8:30.  As well, the entry bell will ring at 8:55. 

8:35 Duty Begins

8:55 Entry Bell

8:55 Block 1

10:35 Nutrition/Fitness Break

11:15 Block 2

12:55 Nutrition/Fitness Break

1:35 Block 3

3:15 Dismissal


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.