As the colder weather is now with us, we’d like to ask parents to ensure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather.
The progress report cards will be available on the portal on November 19th; and virtual parent/teacher interviews will take place on November 25th in the evening and November 26th during the day.
We will be having our Food Drive and Angel Tree again this year, to benefit families from our school. We will be following Public Health protocols for this event. Please see more information in the newsletter.
Please remember that students and staff are asked to wear RED on November 4th, and November 11th to prepare for; and to celebrate our Remembrance Day Ceremony.
CHANGE OF CLOTHES
All children can benefit from having a change of clothes at school. Accidents such as; food spills, wet slides, falls into puddles, etc. can happen to anyone.
We have limited items with limited sizes here at school, and it is no fun to sit in wet or soiled clothes all day.
Please send a change of clothes with your child to be kept at school or in their backpack incase of such a situation.
Events at School
GRADE 6 FALL HIKING TRIP
The grade 6 students will be hiking to Lac Beauchamp on Monday, November 1st.
They will participate in outdoor education activities and will be treated to a hot dog lunch and snacks.
On November 11th, Greater Gatineau School will have a Remembrance Day Ceremony to remember all those who have fought and died while serving our country. The ceremony will be virtual and shown to students at 11:00 AM. Ms. Link will send out the link on the morning of November 11th so families at home can view it as well.
At this time, it is important to remember the sacrifices that people have made in times of war. Students and staff are encouraged to wear RED on November 4th, as this is the day we will be taking pictures and filming for the ceremony. Students and staff are also encouraged to wear RED on November 11th for Remembrance Day.
ECOLE DE LA VUE
The kindergarten students will be going through a vision screening on November 30th.
The dental screening for Kindergarten and Grade One students will be on November 15th and 16th.
We are very lucky to have Mr. Alan Earwaker (Outdoor Education Consultant) joining our Grade 4 students in exploring how compasses work and how we can use them for orienteering.
Students should be dressed appropriately for outdoor weather on their “Orienteering Day.”
The orienteering activities will be held on the following dates:
- Ms. DV’s class November 29th
- Mrs. Plue’s class November 30th
- Ms. Cusin’s class December 1st
Our next assembly will be on Monday, November 29th, where we will celebrate the students who have shown the chosen virtue throughout the month.
Please remember to wear your purple Greater Gatineau shirt to all of our monthly assemblies. This creates a sense of community at school.
November is INCLUSION month. We hope to see students making an effort to include others who are left out.
TRIBES AT HOME
How well does your child know their information about home or how well do parents know information about their child’s school?
Parents/guardians can sit on the floor in a circle and pass the ball to one another and asks them the following questions:
- Who is your/my teacher?
- Who is your/my French teacher?
- Who is your/my Gym Teacher? What is the name of your/my bus driver?
- What is your/my bus number?
- What is your address?
- What is your phone number?
These are just a few very important pieces of information that parents and children should know about their home and school.
We have noticed that this information is not known by some parents and students and thought it would be a good exercise for everyone to learn this information.
Home & School
Thank you to everyone who supported the first Home and School fundraiser of the year, Cotton Candy and Candy Apples.
Reminder, if you placed an order, pick up is Saturday, November 6th 10:00am-12:00pm in the school parking lot. This will be the only opportunity for pick up, any orders not picked up will be donated to the school.
We have some exciting fundraisers coming soon, stayed tuned for more details!
This year, all money raised through our fundraising campaigns will be used to help the school purchase technology for use in the classrooms.
We need new members to join us, please contact us via email or through our Facebook page.
For the upcoming year we will be posting our communications on our Facebook page, if you haven’t done so already please follow us to stay up to date on upcoming events https://www.facebook.com/GreaterGatineau
The next Home & School meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9th at 6:30pm via zoom.
There are two PD days this month. November 19th and 26th, These days are open to all Greater Gatineau School students. On November 19th we are going bowling! There is an additional cost of $4.00 for this day. The deadline for registration is Friday, November 12th. 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 ext. 3 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD DRIVE FOR CHRISTMAS
We will be collecting canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and any other non-perishable items from Wednesday, November 24th to Wednesday, December 15th.
Please give generously so we will have enough items to help out some families in our school.
Please make sure that you check the expiration dates on the items.
We will be following Public Health protocols by isolating the food items for a few days before they are prepared for families.
If your family is in need of a food basket, please email Mrs. Link at email@example.com.
This program helps our less fortunate families make the Christmas season a little brighter.
Starting November 24th you can receive an angel tag which would have “boy” or “girl” marked on it with their age. You would purchase an age appropriate gift valued at approximately $20.00. You wrap the gift and send it back to the school with the angel tag taped onto the gift so we can make sure it gets to the right person.
If you are interested in an Angel Tag, you can email Katharine at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to send one home by email.
We will record your name to help us keep track of who has the Angel Tags and ensure that all children receive a gift.
Please make sure that all gifts are returned to school no later than Wednesday, December 15th, so they can be organized and isolated for a period of time to follow health protocols.
Christmas is for children and we hope you can help us put as many smiles as we can on the faces of Greater Gatineau students.
As part of the Concerted Action on Academic Persistence and Success of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC; a description is available here) the university of Laval is conducting a survey of parents school involvement at the elementary level. We invite all parents of children attending elementary school to participate in the study.