“Beware of Ice” & School News

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The freezing temperatures continue to make getting around a challenge!  The facility department has been around shoveling and putting salt and sand around. However, there are still many slippery areas and we want to remind everyone to be very careful on the school grounds.

SLIDINGDue to the icy conditions, the sliding hills have been closed the last few days.  As of tomorrow (January 12th), only students that have soft sleds and wearing helmets will be allowed to slide.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2017-2018– Kindergarten registration for the English and French Immersion program will start at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 24th.  There will be an information meeting regarding the French Immersion Program on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm at the Howe Sound Secondary Eagle Eye Theatre.

HOT LUNCH ORDERS – All hot lunch orders are now done on line!  Orders must be entered into the system and paid for by Friday, January 13th.  This includes any payments that are being dropped off at the school.  The system will automatically cancel any orders that have not been paid by Friday, January 13th.

MOVIE NIGHT –  Movie night has been rescheduled.  Movie night will now be FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH.  The doors will open at 6:30 and the movie will start at 7:00 pm.  The movie will be The Good Dinosaur.

IMPLEMENTATION DAYMonday, January 16th is a district wide Implementation Day and classes will not be in session.

POPCORN SALE –  Mrs. Kindree/Heikoop’s class will be hosting a popcorn sale on Thursday, January 19th.  Order forms were sent home with students and need to be returned to the school by Friday, January 13th.



“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.

Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”

– Alex Haley

To kick off the new year at GHE, we invite you to participate in something new! The GHE PAC is putting a call out, far and wide, to parents and especially grandparents who may have a special skill or talent they would enjoy sharing with the children of GHE. Whether it be chess, gardening, wood whittling, or knitting, we would love to have you working alongside our students sharing your skills and wisdom!

If you are interested in volunteering some time either during school hours, recess breaks or after school, please respond to erin.higginbottom@gmail.com letting us know the days and times you are available on a weekly or monthly basis.

We looking forward to hearing from you.