Thank you to all of those who helped us out with both the Food Drive and Christmas Angel Tree before the break. Your generosity is much appreciated, and has greatly benefited some of our less fortunate families.
We are excited to be back together again. As a school, we prefer in-person learning wherever possible. However, we are returning during a difficult time with Covid – as the Omicron variant is highly contagious, so we want to ensure that collectively we all adhere to the utmost safety measures. If your child has any symptom, please keep them at home. Our staff members will also be staying at home if they have any symptoms.
The details on the safety measures can be found here in the Return to School Memo. If we all work together we can have the safest possible environment to learn and grow.
On behalf of Greater Gatineau School, I’d like to wish everyone all the best to each and every one of you in 2022!
As the colder weather sets in, please remember to send your child to school with warm clothing.
Events at School
SKI AT SCHOOL
We have an instructor coming from Ski at School/Ski à l’école to teach our children to cross country ski. The equipment is provided and the cost is free!
- January 21 – Fama, Schultz + Everson
- January 26 – Birch, Stone + Dooling
- January 28 – Sauve, Golding + Hooker
- February 3 – Bush, MD, Given + Carey
- February 10 – McClelland, Weir + Schindel
- February 17 – Cusin, Plue + DV
Everyone from grade 1 to 6 will get a chance to learn this fun activity. Unfortunately the program is not available for Kindergarten.
MAMMAL STUDY AND ECOLOGY GAMES
During the week of January 17th, our Outdoor education consultant will be leading Mammal Study and Ecology Games with the students from Ms. Weir, Mr. McClelland, and Ms. Schindel’s classes.
- January 20 – Schindel
- January 25 – McClelland
- January 27 – Weir
SUBWAY LUNCH PROGRAM
Our next Subway Lunch Program will start on Wednesday, January 26th and run until April 6th. Forms will come home the first week back in the new year and need to be returned by Friday, January 21st with payment.
MAZZOLA HOT MEALS
Hot meals can be ordered online at mazzola.ca They are offered on Monday and Friday at our school.
Here is the latest Mazzola Menu to see the options that are available.
Report cards will be available on February 11th on the portal.
The school fees will be available shortly on the portal. Payments can be made online this year.
See School Fees page for details.
VACCINATIONS FOR 4-11 YEAR OLDS
The vaccine will be offered through the school on Tuesday, February 15th. Students will be busses from the school to the Palais de Congres to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine. More information will be sent home.
Our next assembly will be on Monday, January 31st, 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 PERSEVERANCE month. We hope to see students who are always working hard and not giving up.
PEACE LEARNING CIRCLES 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
Thank you to all the Greater Gatineau families who supported our Cookie Fundraiser, it was one of our most successful fundraisers. We have some new activities planned for the remainder of the year. More information will be coming soon.
We are planning our upcoming online auction and we are looking for donations. If you know of any companies who would like to donate or maybe even your own company, please send us an email.
We are always looking for new members to join us or ideas for upcoming events, please contact us via email email@example.com 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 January Home & School meeting was held on Tuesday, January 11th at 6:30pm. We hold our meetings through Zoom, please reach out to us via email if you would like to attend future meetings.
The Home & School would like to wish all Greater Gatineau families a very happy 2022!
Our next PD day is on Monday, January 24th. The deadline for registration was Friday, January 14th. 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) 663-4842 x3 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 from January 31st to February 18th this year.
Your child must be turning 5 years old before September 30, 2022 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.
Please contact Michelle Comple at email@example.com to request a registration package.
ADHD & YOUTH
7:00 – 9:00 pm
With Special Guest, Sophie-Hélène Matte, B.S., B.Ps.Ed., currently M. Sc. candidate, psychosocial worker, research assistant and adult with ADHD