Here's what's happening at Garden and in our community
Friday, November 22
Photo Retake Day - DATE CHANGED! (Previously scheduled for October 29 and then November 29)
Room 205 also has a CLASS PHOTO.
Monday, November 25
Gingerbread House Raffle: Deadline to Order Kits
We are looking for families who would like to decorate a gingerbread house for our Garden Gingerbread House Raffle!
Forms will be sent home by Thursday November 21 and will be available to download from the next Garden e-newsletter on Friday November 22. Forms need to be completed by Monday November 25 and returned to the office with a payment of $10 (to cover the cost of the kit).
Thursday, December 12
Thursday, December 19
Last day before Winter Break
Friday, December 20
PA Day (Professional Activity Day) - No classes
Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 3, 2014
Sunday, December 29
Laughter for the Arts: Comedy Evening Fundraiser
Monday, January 6, 2014
A list of past events is available
a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Students enter the school 5 minutes before instruction
begins. Kindergarten students are always dismissed at the same time
daily. Please note that we never dismiss students into the care of someone
other than the caregiver without written notification from the parent
or caregiver prior to pick-up.
1 – 6
||9:00 a.m. to 11:45
||11:45 a.m. to 12:44
||12:45 p.m. to 3:30
||3:30 p.m. to 3:45
Morning recess: 10:10
to 10:25 am
Afternoon recess: 2:05 to 2:20 pm
Grades 1, 2, 3
are the Primary grades; grades 4, 5, 6 are the Junior grades.
Teachers are on yard
duty at 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Prior to these times, supervision
is not provided. Unless arrangements
have been made previously with the teacher, students are to remain
in the schoolyard until regular bell and entrance times.
Students who leave for lunch should not return until teacher supervision is in place at at 12:30 p.m.
Our bell rings at 8:55
a.m. and 12:44 p.m. Students have 5 minutes to assemble and prepare
for class, at which time attendance
The safety of our students remains our top priority. Our staff regularly speaks with students about how to stay safe. I again want to emphasize to students, staff and parents the importance of awareness and the need for extra care in even the most ordinary and everyday routines. You may wish to review the following street proofing strategies with your child:
Tell your parents or teacher whenever someone treats you or speaks to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Trust your instincts.
- Always walk with a buddy to and from school;
- Always tell your parents where you are;
- Never accept gifts from strangers;
- When help is needed, go to the nearest store or school, the home of a friend or run towards a group of people or a parent with children;
- Never approach or enter a stranger’s car; adults have no acceptable reason to offer a ride or to ask children for directions or assistance;
- If a car is following you, change directions and run;
- Say ‘NO’ if an adult wants you to do something you know is wrong;
- Know your name, address and phone number;
- Know that police officers are friends and can help you;
- Know that a person in the neighbourhood, who you see habitually, is still a stranger and should be treated as a stranger;