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School Memo # 29 - Monday, April 15th, 2019

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)


Dates Ahead

-         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 pm!


-         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 Field Day

-         Sat May 25 – Grade 5 Breakfast at George Street Middle


-         Wed May 29 – Welcome to K afternoon for new Ks 2019!

-         Thurs May 30 – Last day for Chartwell’s hot lunch


Have a great week!


Katherine Campbell


Garden Creek School



Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!​ 

Interest Groups-2019.pdfInterest Groups-2019.pdf    

TP to Town.pdfTP to Town.pdf

Internet Safety.pdfInternet Safety.pdf


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