“New” Newsletter – April 30, 2016

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News from the Admin Team

Happy weekend to our GHE community! We have had some feedback regarding how our school communicates with our parents. We have made some enhancements to our website this year to include more educational content and have had some positive feedback. However, we recognize that the way people interact with information on their various devices is constantly changing.

For this reason, we are going to try changing our weekly newsletter format from an attached PDF document to an email with bulleted items. The email will begin with school updates from our administration, highlights from the current week, and information about the upcoming week.

We recognize that effective communication is an important part of a successful school community and we hope these changes will better meet the needs of our students and families.

 GHE Learning Showcase

This year the GHE Art Show is being expanded to include not only student Art, but also to other areas of student learning.

We have re-scheduled our Spring Learning Showcase to Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The format for this event will be in the form of a “Gallery Walk” where families will be encouraged to walk around the entire school to see everyone’s work. Each classroom will display student work in the hallway. Some class will be showcasing their favorite Art project while some classes may choose to showcase a project, or both. Some of our Grade 5 & 6 students will be showcasing their yearlong Passion Projects throughout the school and part of their project will be to answer the questions:  What are you learning? How is it going? and where to next with your learning?

We look forward to seeing you there!



 This is to let all parents know that students are not permitted to use electronic devices such as phones at school, unless they have permission from their teacher and the use is related to their learning in their classroom.



Friday, April 29th

 -Local author Nora Ryan will presenting her latest book, “Pihoqahiak- A Polar Bears’ Story” to the grade 5/6 classes.  Inspired by real life events, it is the fictional account of one polar bear’s life in captivity.

 Current Library themes and displays- Spring, Chocolate Lily, Poetry Month, Mother’s Day

 GHE Red Cedar voting  favourites- The Swallow by C. Cotter and If… by D. Smith.  All students are now welcome to check out these club books. 


Congratulations to Ben Prozny & Riley Fenton.  They are the winners of the grocery receipt draw.  Please remember to bring in your receipts from Craig’s Independent Grocery (previously Extra Foods)! 


BOKS – The BOKS program is a huge success!  If your child has brought home a BOKS bracelet can you please return it to the office.


DARE Grad – The grade 6 students in Mr. Gordon’s class will have their DARE grad on Tuesday, May 10th  at 2:00 pm (all parents welcome)



May 5 – hot lunch

May 9 – author visit

May 10 – bike rodeo

May 11 – author visit

May 12 – class photos