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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


May Calendar

May 1st – SOM Assemblies
May 4th – Hat Day!
May 5th – Track and Field
Grades 3-8
Jump Rope for Heart
Kick Off Assembly K-2
May 8th – Kindergarten PALS
Trip to Brock
May 11th – Talent Show @
Pita Day/Sundaes for Kids
May 12th – Regional Track
& Field Meet
Gr. 3-8 Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off Assembly
May 17th – Gr ½ to Safety
May 18th – Gr 6 to PALS
Backwards Day!
May 19th – PA DAY
May 24th – EQAO begins for Grade 3&6 students
May 25th – Pita Day /Sundaes
for Kids


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

We are already looking ahead to the new school year and will soon begin the process to organize next year’s classes. In developing our new class structure, our goal is to ensure your children have an outstanding educational experience and the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with their classmates.
Much like a family, our classes work best when they include members of differing interests, abilities and perspectives. This gives students the opportunity to learn from and about each other. These experiences help to open students’ minds to new ideas and new possibilities, allowing them to test limits and develop their true potential.
To do this, it is important for us to look at a number of different factors, including:
Learning Style: We consider how each student learns best and what kind of classroom environment will best support his or her needs.
Ability, Interests and Talents: All children are unique and have their own set of strengths and abilities. Having a grouping of students whose strengths complement each other will help enhance their learning.
Relationships: We aim to create groups that allow for strong friendships to develop but also create an environment for effective learning.
Parent Feedback: As parents, you have a unique perspective on your children and their school experience. If you have any information that could help inform our decision, please email or send it to the office, attention to Mr. Hancox by May 31st, 2017. *Please note that some parent email requests have not passed our security filters. If you do not receive confirmation, please send your request to the office in the form of a letter.
Your input will be considered in relation to the criteria listed above.

As always, we thank you for your continued support in helping to make Senator Gibson a great place to learn and grow!

Mr. S. Hancox & Mrs. K. Phillips



Rankin Run!

Please join us on Saturday, May 27th for the Rankin Cancer Run in St. Catharines. Senator Gibson families and friends are welcome to join our team 'Gibson Gators', by going online to register at https://secure.rankincancerrun.com/donate/set-participant-id/participant-id/2094

Together we can make a difference!


We are very proud of our students who came every day and persevered to cooperatively plan, design and paint a fantastic mural celebrating the wonderful aspects of The Town of Lincoln form the child's perspective. The students' art piece, entitled, The Town of Lincoln - Growing Well Together, celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday and shows the development of our town as it contributes to Canada as a whole. This piece will be on display at the opening of the Museum & Cultural Centre. Congratulations on a job well done to the following students: Spencer L. (Grade 1), Sophia M. (Grade 2), Brooke S. (Grade 3), Jorja T. (Grade 4), Katie D. (Grade 4) and Lucas S. (Grade 6). Special thanks to Mrs. Moyer for organizing this wonderful opportunity for our students.

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

8:20-8:35am 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.