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School Memo #1 - Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians

Welcome to our first weekly Memo to keep you in the “know”!  You will be receiving this memo on either Fridays or Mondays, keeping you informed of events and dates as we progress through the year. 

First Week of School - I hope you find the first week of school a happy experience for you and your child. I know that the staff is feeling positive and are collaborating extensively to ensure your child is served to the best of our capacity.  Please remember to let us know your questions, suggestions and concerns at any time! 

Garden Creek Staff – A complete staff list was included in your welcome letter but.. we especially welcome some new staff to our school: Tricia McGraw in Grade 2 FI, Emily Greenwell in Grade 3 FI and Lucasz Kornas a UNB  intern in Mr. Burnett’s Grade 3/4class. We are welcoming back Theresa Pyke in Resource who was on Education Leave last year and Cathy Reynolds, one of our 6 Educational Assistants. WELCOME!

Allergies: WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL! We do have students with life threatening allergies. Please refrain from sending nut products with your child to school to ensure the medical safety of some of our students.  We will advise you of any other allergies as made known to us by parents. 

Important Medical Concern – you will receive a letter tomorrow in regard to one of our  students who has Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms in the letter, please let the school know so that we can inform the student’s parents.

FORMS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN:  Forms were sent home that will need to be signed and returned.  Please return these forms ASAP to the school after reading and completing all the information. Thank you J.    

Drop Offs - When dropping off in the morning, the first 3 cars in the row should let their children out on the right passenger side of the car. There will always be a staff member to meet students at this location. If you need to come in to the school, please park in the general parking lot.

Meet the Teacher – Meet the Teacher takes place  next  Wednesday, September 12th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This is a chance for you to get to know our school, new staff and spend time getting to know your child’s teacher and the curriculum/ routines of the class. See you there!

Hot Lunch and Milk Programs: The Milk Program  for the Grades 1 to 5 will begin on the 17th ( Milk Program for the Kindergartens will start by January) and Hot Lunch will begin later in the month. We will update you once plans are settled. 

Cashless Schools – A reminder that all fees ( including student fees, milk orders , field trips and some hot lunch  should be paid online at https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/  

Policy 711 – Healthier Schools Food Environment – attached is a letter outlying aspects of the updated policy as well as a link to access the policy. We will be working closely with our PSSC and Home and School to ensure that we meet the criteria for our school population. Please note that this policy does not apply to food and beverages sent from home.

Library Makeover! – Stop in and see how our library is transforming! Thanks to our parent committee, especially Kim Kennedy, the “project manager’ who have been working hard to give our library a well overdue makeover. It is beautiful! There is more in store for our library as we await new furnitureJ

Important Dates to Remember : 

Tues. Sept. 4 – FIRST DAY! School Assembly at 10:30 / Staggered Entry for Ks

Wed. Sept 5th – Staggered Entry for Ks / HALF DAY REMINDER ! Students dismissed at 12:10

Fri. Sept. 7 – Milk fee due

Tues. Sept 11 – Blues in the Schools Performance! 1:10 pm 

Wed. Sept 12 – Meet the Teacher – 6:30 – 7:30 pm 

Fri. Sept 14 – Terry Fox Walk around the school 1:!5 pm

Sat. Sept 15th – Becca Schofield Day – Do a Random Act of Kindness!

Mon. Sept 17 – Milk program starts 

Tues. Sept 18 – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm 

Wed. Sept 19 – Grade 3-5 Cross Country at Morrel Park ( afternoon) 

Fri. Sept 21 – Funds due for Students Fees –through Cashless Schools please

Tues. Sept 25 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

Wed. Sept 26 – Garden Creek School hosting 3-5 Cross Country at O’Dell Park

Fri. Sept 28 – Orange Shirt Day – First Nations Awareness

Sat. Sept 29 – Garden Creek Bottle Drive! 


Other Dates to Keep in Mind

Tues. Oct 9 - 12  – Kindergarten 2018 Registration Week 

Mon. Oct 15 – Safe Schools Week ( more info to come)  and Harvey Studios School Photos


​Have a great start to the school year!

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Katherine Campbell


Garden Creek School

Tel. No. : (506) 453-5409

Fax No. : (506) 453-7144



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