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October 14
Week of October 15-19

​Thank you to Riverview FORD and to everyone who test drove a FORD on Saturday, October 13th. We reached our goal of 100 test drives and will be receiving a donation of $1500 from Riverview FORD toward our new track facility.

Safe Schools Week Staff and students will be participating in various safety events during this week. Please speak with your children about the importance of these events.

Monday, October 15th - Practice evacuation to Willie O'Ree Place starting at 8:30am.

Tuesday, October 16th - practice lock down.

Thursday, October 18th - practice fire drill

Friday, October 19th - bus evacuation (all students will partake even if they do not travel daily on the bus)

Monday, October 15th - Home & School Planning meeting for Howlfest (Oct. 27th). Many volunteers are needed to ensure the success of this favourite family event. Meeting starts at 6:30pm. See you there!

Monday, October 15th - Please send in Math-a-thon Fundraiser Monies

We are very close to achieving our fundraising goal for our new track. All monies and sheets must be returned to the school no later than Monday, October 15th. Thank you for continuing to support the construction of our new track!​

Wednesday, October 17th - PSSC Meeting in The Den - 6:30-8pm

October 14
Track Fundraising Events

Monday, October 8th - Happy Thanksgiving! No school for students or staff. Return to school on Tuesday, October 9th.

October 9-12 - Kindergarten Registration Week ​ - please cick link for more information.

ASD-W Kindergarten Registration

​Wednesday, October 10th - Picture Retake Day!

Drive 4 UR School event - Saturday, October 13th

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October 03
Upcoming Events - October 1st-8th

Home & School Meeting - Monday, October 1st at 6pm. We look forward to seeing new and previous members in The Den.

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Monday, October 8th - Thanksgiving Day - no school for staff & students.

September 26
Mark Your Calendars!

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TERRY FOX RUN: A TOONIE FOR TERRY

Gibson-Neill Memorial is pleased to be hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Students are encouraged to donate a “Toonie for Terry” and all monies raised through the event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to further the cause of cancer research.

This year marks the 38th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. We are proud to be associated with the Terry Fox Foundation and believe that our involvement will launch a successful, positive, and meaningful school year. The Terry Fox Foundation is recognized as one of the most fiscally responsible charities in Canada. The Foundation ensures that for every dollar raised, $0.84 goes directly to cancer research – just like Terry wanted.

In 1980, one man set out to do the impossible; run across Canada on one leg to raise money for cancer research. Thirty-eight years later, over $680 million has been raised in his name and we at GNMES are proud to be keeping Terry’s dream alive.

For more information on Terry Fox or the Foundation you can visit www.terryfox.org.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Sincerely,
GNMES Staff

“Anything is possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try.” Terry Fox, 1980


​"Kid Stress & Anxiety Workshop: How Parents Can Help" 
 Parent Information Session

Facilitator: Erika Nason, M.A., L.Psych

When: Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School

Stress is a natural response to help us navigate temporarily difficult situations. But what happens when it is chronic and holds our kids back from having fun, going to school or engaging in new opportunities? Furthermore, going back to school and/or community tragedies can heighten a child's stress response.

Parents/guardians will learn mre about the impact of stress and how to help your child feel less overwhelmed and more empowered to cope and move forward. Format will be a brief presentation and opportunity for questions.

If you are interested, please RSVP by Monday, September 24th, to nasonjwa@gmail.com

Coping with Stress & Anxiety - PowerPoint

​The following attachment was presented by Erika Nason at the parent session on Tuesday, September 25th.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety (Fall, 2018).pdfCoping with Stress and Anxiety (Fall, 2018).pdf



​Orange Shirt Day - Friday, September 28th

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September 24
September 24th - School Messenger Texts

​​Please see the following information regarding a text message you may have received today:

SMS Text OptIn Flyer.pdfSMS Text OptIn Flyer.pdf

September 21
Popcorn is Back Starting Tuesday, September 25th

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September 18
Important Dates and Events!

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#Beccatoldmeto Spread kindness and help make the world a happier place for everyone around you. Please bring back your green heart on Monday to add to our Kindness poster so we can add our tally to the ASD-W's final tally of Random Acts of Kindness.

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Our first meeting for the 2018-2019 school year is Monday, September 17th, at 6pm in The Den. New members are always welcome and needed! We look forward to a productive year of fundraising and school and family events.


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ELEMENTARY LITERACY FRIENDS (ELF)

Help write a brighter story for New Brunswick. All it takes is 2 hours a week, for 10 weeks.

Elementary Literacy Inc. is a charitable organization that manages the delivery of two volunteer reading achievement programs for struggling readers in grade two.


The programs bring together community volunteers, schools and parents for ensuring children are reading at grade level by the end of the school year. Children who are not reading at grade level by the end of grade 2 experience significant difficult in school and often fall further and further behind with each year of schooling. Reading is the foundation that cannot be compromised.

Watch this video to see volunteers and students in action: ELF Program

If you would like to volunteer, please visit: ELF NB​

September 15
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 11th - Meet the Teacher & Family Corn Boil

Join us from 5:15-6:30 for this annual event as we enjoy a meal of corn-on-the-cob and rolls. Let your children be the tour guides as they show you the highlights from their first week back at school.

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Cashless Schools Sign-Up Opportunity

A member of the Admin Services team from ASD-W will be at our corn boil tomorrow night to help parents who have not yet signed up for Cashless Schools, or who are having difficulty with signing up. Iris Noseworthy will have laptops set up for parents to use and assist them as is necessary. This is a wonderful opportunity being provided for parents.​

Parent School Support Committee (PSSC)

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member please contact: Lauren Rogers (PSSC Chair) at lrogers@unb.ca or Sherry Norton Graham (Principal) at sherry.norton-graham@nbed.nb.ca or call 453-5429. See attachment for an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a PSSC member. Deadline is Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PSSC-Brochure.pdfPSSC-Brochure.pdf

Home & School Committee

The H&S Committee will hold their first meeting on Monday, September 17th in The Den (adult meeting room) at 6pm. New members are welcome to attend to find out more about how this committee supports many fundraising and school learning opportunities. New ideas, and members, are always appreciated!

Picture Day 2018!

Friday, September 14th, is Picture Day at GNMES!  Bring your BEST smile and shine for the camera.

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September 05
Important Reminders and Updates

​Transportation Information

Parents who have students who travel on Bus 245 are asked to check the Anglophone West Transportation Site (link below) to confirm pick-up time for your children as there has been a change made to the bus schedule and it is not the same as last year's schedule. Also, as it is the first week of school, parents are asked to have their children at the bus stop earlier than the time on the website to ensure you are at the stop when the arrives. Please remember, children are to be supervised by an adult at the bus stop until they are safely on the bus. 

ASDW transportation site

Cashless Schools - all parents will have access on Tuesday, September 4th, if you have been unsuccessful accessing it today.

Cashless Schools​

First Day Reminders:

​Students will head directly to their classes when they arrive on Tuesday morning (K students have a staggered entry and will not have a full day until Thursday, September 6th). Adults will greet them on the dance floor and help direct them to their classrooms where their teachers will be waiting to greet them for the start of a brand new year! Parents are permitted to accompany their child(ren) to their classrooms for today only.

Arrival time - 7:45 is the earliest students can be brought to school. Teachers are not on supervision before that time and students will remain outside until that time.

Class start time - the first bell rings at 8:10 and students move to their classrooms. 'O Canada' plays at 8:25 and students arriving during or after this time are required to sign in at the office as they are considered late for class. Thank you for doing your best to ensure they are here before the teachers submit their attendance to the office.

Cafeteria services - will resume on Monday, September 10th. Please see the attachment for a copy of the menu. Students will need to bring money with them as online ordering is not currently available.Cafeteria Menu 2018-19.pdfCafeteria Menu 2018-19.pdf

​Meet the Teacher & Corn boil - Tuesday, September 11th, from 5:15-6:30. Come enjoy corn, rolls and conversation with your family, friends and the staff of GNMES. Your children love the opportunity to show you their classrooms and introduce you to their teachers. We look forward to seeing you!

August 31
Cafeteria Opening Information

​The GNMES cafeteria will be open starting Monday, September 10th. Online ordering is not currently available so your child will need to bring money with them to pay for their lunch. White milk and bottled water will be the choice of beverages to purchase. Please check back for an updated menu.

Update, August 31/18 - dues to technical issues Cashless Schools is not yet available for the school. Please check back for further updates. Thank you!

Cashless Schools - live on August 30th/18! To sign up for Cashless Schools please click the link and follow the directions to set-up your account information.

Cashless Schools​

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