December, 2014

It has been a very festive week at our school. Walking through the halls and visiting classrooms, the sights and smells of the holidays are everywhere and the children are working hard to prepare for their concerts next week. We had an excellent PAC meeting on Tuesday evening this week with some excellent discussion focusing on education and our PAC’s fundraising goals. PAC is a wonderful way to be involved in your child’s school.   Also, congratulations to the PAC for another very successful Craft Fair. What a great family event.   A big shout out to everyone who were able to help make it happen.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Our teachers and students have been working very had getting ready for our school Christmas concerts!

TUESDAY, DEC. 16th—Grade 2—6 students will present The Polar Express. There will be a dress rehearsal at 1:30 pm and an evening performance at 6:45 pm.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17th—Kindergarten and grade 1 students will have their concert. There will be a dress rehearsal at 1:30 pm and an evening concert at 6:45 pm.

 

 

November

It is always interesting how quickly our focus changes with the changing of the months.  Now that Halloween is over, we are quickly re-focusing on the themes of next month and a half and there are some big events to look forward too including our annual Christmas Craft Fair, and of course our holiday concerts.  On Wednesday, Nov 12 we will be holding our special Remembrance Day Assembly.  Parents are welcome to attend and it will begin at 11:00 am.

This week, on Thursday, the fire department will be here to make a presentation on fire safety to all students in grades 1-3.  This will take place in the gymnasium.  You can expect your child to be asking some questions about your family’s plans for a fire emergency.  Kindergarten students will have their own presentation at a later date.

This Friday, Nov 7, all teachers, principals and most support staff will be attending a special learning session on our district’s education plan, Pathways to Learning.  Schools are closed on Nov 10, and Nov 11.

Have a great week!

October

October 30:

A beautiful Halloween clay project completed by the students in Mme Brenna’s classroom today.  A wonderful collaborative and creative effort by the students!

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Congratulations to Garibaldi Highlands students!  We raised over $4000 for cancer research at our annual Terry Fox Run.  A great accomplishment.

It has been a busy October at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary.  Last week we held a very successful Terry Fox Run.  Students gathered together for a special assembly where student leaders taught us a little about Terry Fox and his goal to find a cure for Cancer.  Our students had a good run/walk and we are still counting our donations!  Earlier in the week, we held our “meet the teacher’ event and book fair, along with a GHE potluck dinner.  It was very well attended, there was delicious food and it was a nice community event.

Next week, 23 of our student leaders will be heading to Vancouver to take part in WE DAY.  The students will come back motivated to take on projects to help those in need.

  • Thursday, October 23 is individual photo day.  Don’t forget your big smiles!
  • Friday, October 24 is a Provincial Professional Development day and there will be no school for students.

Learning Resources

A number of parents have requested additional/supplemental learning resources to use with their children during the current labour dispute.   We have updated our website to include some useful links for students and parents:

Amongst the services provided by LearnNow BC to students is access to live tutoring five nights per week from 6 – 10 pm.  Other resources include the Charged-Up streaming video lessons for Math, as well as self-assessment tests through Success Checker.  These resources are freely accessible through  www.learnnowbc.ca

Here is the link to GHE’s page of learning links.

Here is a nice article about preparing K/1 students for French immersion.

School Supply Lists

Hello GHE parents and students,

I am posting a pdf file that contains all of the school supply lists for grades 1-6.  For kindergarten, arrangements will be made between parents and teachers once the school year begins.  Please continue to check our websites, as well as the media, for updates on the current labour dispute.

Student Supply Lists