Thank you to all of those who have helped us out with both the Food Drive and Christmas Angel Tree.
Your generosity is much appreciated, and will greatly benefit some of our less fortunate families.
On behalf of Greater Gatineau School, I’d like to wish everyone a family-filled, relaxing Christmas holiday.
All the best to each and every one of you in 2021!
As the colder weather sets in, please remember to send your child to school with warm clothing.
Events at School
LEARN AT HOME DAYS
The premiere has announced that elementary schools will be learning at home up to January 10th. This means that the first week after the holidays the children will be learning from home. January 4th remains a PD day so the learning days will be January 5th-8th.
Packages of learning material have been sent home with the students. The teachers will meet with their classes for one hour each day via Zoom or Google Meet. French teachers will have two 30 minute sessions with their classes. Children will complete their work at home. Please see letter regarding the schedule for the week.
First day back at school will be Monday, January 11th.
SUBWAY LUNCH PROGRAM
Our next Subway Lunch Program will start on Wednesday, January 20th. Forms will be sent home on January 11th.
MAMMAL STUDY AND ECOLOGY GAMES
During the week of January 11th, our Outdoor education consultant will be leading Mammal Study and Ecology Games with the students from Ms. Weir, Mr. McClelland, and Ms. D.V.’s classes.
- January 12th = Ms. Weir
- January 13th = Ms. DV
- January 14th = Mr. McClelland
Our next assembly will be on Friday, January 29th, where we will celebrate the students who have shown the chosen virtue throughout the month.
Please remember to wear your purple GG shirt to all of our monthly assemblies. This creates a sense of community at school.
January is COOPERATION month. We hope to see students making an effort to work together as a team.
TRIBES AT HOME
A great strategy to ensure that everyone is able to participate in dinner conversations is to use a “Talking Stick”.
Use any object to pass around the table, and only the person holding the object is allowed to speak.
This will help to ensure that everyone gets a chance to speak about their day.
Home & School
We are also always looking for new members to join us or ideas for upcoming events, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page.
We will continue to post on our Facebook page, if you haven’t done so already please follow us to stay up to date on upcoming events facebook.com/GreaterGatineau. We will have some new activities coming in the new year.
The next Home & School meeting will be on Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30pm. We hold our meetings through Zoom, please reach out to us via email if you would like to attend.
The Home & School would like to wish all Greater Gatineau families a very happy holiday season!
January 4th PD day program CANCELED for registered students. Emergency Daycare service for January 4th-8th available for parents who work in essential services.
Our next PD day is on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. This day is only open to regular or sporadic students who were on the daycare list on September 30th. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 15th. Please sign up for @ggdaycare on the Remind app to get the notifications regarding PD days.
Should you have any questions about our program or to register for the PD days please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer by phone at (819) 643-6365 or e-mail email@example.com
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – SCHOOL BUS
In the event of inclement weather Mrs. Link will send a “Remind” message to all parents who have signed up. Parents can also visit the School Board Website: (www.wqsb.qc.ca) for daily updates on school bus transportation and school/center closure.
Normally the School Board will contact the principal between 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., prior to busses starting their routes.
Depending on weather conditions (snowfall, freezing rain) the School Board will assess the road conditions with the assistance of various bus transporters, several municipalities (public works) and French School Boards.
Thereafter, a decision is made whether or not to cancel transportation.
School buses may also be delayed as a result of road and weather conditions.
Parents are responsible for their children prior to boarding and after departing the school bus.
The Kindergarten registration will be in February this year. More information to come later in January.
Your child must be turning 5 years old before September 30, 2021 to register and attend Kindergarten.
To register you will require
- Certificate of eligibility of the child, parent or sibling declared eligible
- Child’s long form birth certificate with the names of both parents
- Canadian Citizenship for parent who will render the child eligible
- Quebec drivers licence, lease/deed and utility bill
- Child’s last report card if applicable
If you have a child who will be attending kindergarten next year, or know someone who has a child who will attend, you can prepare yourself in advance.
EARLY ADMISSION DEROGATION
For parents who might be interested in early admission to kindergarten. There will be an information session to explain the process.
The school board will be hosting the information evening for Early Admission Derogation via Zoom on January 25, 2021, at 7PM.
Please register with Wendy Routliffe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 819-684-1313 ext. 560006. We strongly advise any interested parents to attend.