Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
Good Monday to you , Creeker Families!
The snow is melting fast, it has been sunnier out
and it is always sunny inside at the Creek! I wish you all a Happy Easter
as we approach the holiday at the end of the week.
A few items for you:
Personalized Learning and Interest Groups –our
school improvement plan is focused on our teachers having a better
understanding of personalized learning, meeting students where they are
academically and socially and giving more choice to students in their learning,
where possible. This is being achieved through more collaborative teaming in
planning and flexible grouping of students in Literacy and/or Math, choice in
center work as well as students running more clubs when possible. In the
month of May, beginning May 8, for one hour a week for five weeks,
teachers will be offering 24 interest modules to students
that fall within Howard Gardner’s eight multiple intelligences.
This Wednesday, with the help of their teachers, students will list
their top 5 choices based on their interests ; they will be placed
in a group that falls within one of those choices. Each week, students will
meet with the teacher offering the group and take part in lessons and
activities around this interest. Following the 5 weeks, groups will have
a chance to display any products or share their learning with the rest of the
groups. Please see the attachment for a list of the groups.
Talk With Our Kids About Money Day
this Wednesday! – This Wednesday, April 17, is Talk With
Our Kids About Money Day – a designated day every year, when families and
teachers can make a point of talking with kids about money so they become more
knowledgeable about money and make better and more informed financial decisions
in life . Please go to talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com for more
information on the home program.
Canada’s Favorite Crossing Guard –
we have a chance to highlight what a great job that our crossing guard, Anne
Draper, does at the top of our hill, keeping our students ( and parents!) safe
as they cross. For more information and to nominate a crossing guard, register here.
Parent Info Night on Anxiety at KCS – Kingsclear Consolidated will host a parent information night on
the topic of Anxiety- tonight, April 15th at 6:00 pm.
Special Speaker will be Gina Mallard. All welcome!
Parent Info and Discussion on Internet
Safety at Garden Creek - We
will be hosting a parent night on internet safety, Tuesday, April 30th
at 7:00 pm. We are inviting parents of KCS as well to attend this.
Patrick Campbell, Guidance at Barker’s Point, has delivered this presentation
at his school and it was both “eye-opening” and lead to a great
discussion. Please see attachment.
This Week :
Tuesday – hot lunch ( pizza) and deadline to order bagels on
Cashless schools / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday – Students give top 5 choices for interest groups
Thursday – fluoride mouthrinse/ hot lunch ( Chartwell’s )
HAPPY EASTER!!! ( Holiday on
Friday and Monday)
Tues. Apr.23 – hot lunch ( Bagels) PSSC
meeting 6:30 pm
Wed Apr. 24 – Grade 5 Heritage Fair at the Creek
– 61 projects! Come and View them from 10 – 11:30 AM in our library
Thurs. Apr. 25th – students from
George Street here to meet with the 5s. ( 9- 10 AM)
Tues. Apr. 30 – Kindergarten at Music Festival (
9:15 AM) / deadline for K-2 and grades 3FI to pay for Sharon and Bram on
cashless schools / Internet Safety presentation 7:00 pm
Wed May 1 – Music Festival : Grade 2 FI ( 9:15) ,
Grade 3 FI – 9:30 / Grade 5 FI – 9:45 / Mixed Choir 10:30 AM
Fri May 3
– No School – NBTA and CUPE meetings for staff
Sat May 4 – Creeker Craft Fair! – 10 – 2
Mon May 6 – K – 2 and 3FI to the Playhouse to
view Sharon and Bram
Tues May 7 – Grade 5s to George Street Middle ( 9
– 11 AM)
Mon May 13
– NBTA Branch Meetings and CUPE meetings – no school
Mon May 20
– Victoria Day – no school
Week of May 21 – Grade 4 Provincial Assessments
Wed May 22 – Garden Creek Volunteer Lunch!
Thurs May 23 – Garden Creek Grades 3-5 Track and
Sat May 25 – Grade 5 Breakfast at George Street
Wed May 29 – Welcome to K afternoon for new Ks
Thurs May 30 – Last day for Chartwell’s hot lunch
Have a great week!
Garden Creek School
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