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- Parent Teacher Interviews
Report cards are being sent home today, Nov 30, 2015. There are two early dismissal days this week to provide time for parent teacher interviews. These take place on Wednesday and Thursday, December 3 and 4. School is dismissed at 2:00 pm on both days.
- GHE Christmas Craft Fair
The big news this week, in addition to communicating student learning, is our annual PAC Christmas Craft Fair.
Please join us for two upcoming events hosted by our GHE PAC!
- Movie Night – Friday November 27 @ 6:30pm
- This Friday is the PAC Movie Night. They will be showing “Minions” and for just $5.00 you get to watch the movie, popcorn, and a juice box. Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your pillow!!!
2. Christmas Craft Fair – Thursday December 3rd @ 6:30pm.
It is such a pleasure to be back to school and back to learning. Our school has grown significantly from 335 students to 392 students. A special welcome to our Kindergarten students and we hope that they are enjoying their first year of elementary school.
We are very excited about this year, particularly about our Pathways to Learning education plan and the learning that many of our staff will be doing in October around inquiry, purposeful and authentic learning. Our maker space will be under construction the first week of October and we look forward to the adventures to come in this exciting new learning space in our school.
A big thank you to the PAC for their support and advice as we work to improve our opening procedures. We know there are still areas to work on and we appreciate the feedback. We hope you have a great fall season and look forward to communicating with you about the year ahead!
It is that time where we are all looking ahead to the start of a new school year. Our school is anticipating significant growth this year, growing from 335 students to 400 students. If you are new to our neighborhood and are considering enrolling at Garibaldi Highlands, please contact us at the school, beginning the week of Monday, August 24.
The school has been informed that the playground reconstruction should be completed by the end of September. This is later than what we were hoping for and so staff will be planning alternative locations for Kindergarten and grade 1 outdoor play areas during this time.
Parents will be contacted in the next couple of weeks to arrange for an appointment to meet with Kindergarten teachers during the week of September 8. Kindergarten children will have a gradual entry into school and will attend for one half day on September 14, and one half day on Sept 15. Kindergarten students will begin full time on September 16.
The first PAC meeting of the school year is scheduled for September 16 at 7:00 PM. All parents are a part of the PAC and we encourage you to attend to learn how you can help further support our school.
Scholastic book fair and meet the teacher
Our Scholastic book fair will begin on Sept 29 and our meet the teacher event will take place on Sept 30 at 6:30. More information on these events will be sent home early in the school year.
Missoula Children’s Theatre
This year, our PAC is sponsoring Missoula Children’s Theatre. This is an opportunity for our students to audition for a musical that will be produced and performed during the course of one week! Auditions will be on Monday, Sept 21 and the performances will be on Friday evening, Sept 25 and Saturday afternoon, Sept 26. Rehearsals take place after school and evenings during the week. More information will be sent home early in the school year with details about the auditions, cost, and the production.