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November 15
The Nutcracker at the Playhouse - December 1st and 2nd
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November 13
School Memo #11 - Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians


Good afternoon, Creekers, on this snowy day!

 A few things to keep in mind:

 South Side  Schools UNB Hockey night: Hockey Night is taking place next Friday, November 23rd.  If you are interested in attending this game with your child, please read the attachment.  GO REDS!!

 Remembrance Day – what a beautiful ceremony we had last week! Thank you to Lt.-Col Roby ( one of our parents) and his team as well as our choir, mcs and committee for bringing this together so wonderfully. What a lovely commemoration!

 Achievement Reports – these will be issued next Monday. Please remember to sign up for an interview time through the doodle poll that your child’s teacher sent out last Friday.

 Jersey Day – Jersey Day is this coming Thursday. Your child is welcome to wear a Jersey in support of "Wear Your Jersey to School / Work" – a national day to show your love of sport

 Creeker Clothing  - A reminder that  if you would like to place an order for Creeker clothing, we have a table set up with various hoodies and t-shirts for your child to try on and view. You can place an order through cashless schools or through the office. Deadline to order is next Tuesday the 20th.  Creeker Cheers all around!

 Bazaar Theme Baskets  - Deadline to send in your items is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th

 New Pizza Hot Lunch Cycle   - The new cycle for the Pizza Hot Lunch will start on November 27th.  Orders are now accepted through cashless schools.  Deadline to order is on Tuesday, November 20th

 Thought Exchange - The District Education Council for Anglophone West School District (DEC) invites you to participate in a Thought Exchange.  This is an opportunity for stakeholders to share their thought regarding their experience with Anglophone West School District (ASD-W).  The information will inform DEC priorities and goals.  The question: What are some important things you appreciate about our district and what areas for improvement do you see?  Please go to   https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#589210777   or you can also text. Please see the attachment for more details. Deadline to add your thoughts is this Friday, November 16th.

 

This Week..  -highlighted items new

 

Wed. Nov 14th – Basket Items due in

Thurs. Nov 15th – Hot lunch – Chartwell’s /  Orders for Poinsettias and Wreaths due ( cashless schools) / Jersey Day!  Author here through Writers in the Schools – Diane Carmel

Fri. Nov 16th – deadline to take part in the District Thought Exchange

 

Coming up:

 

Mon. Nov 19th – Achievement Reports issued

Tues. Nov 20 –  Creeker Clothing order due  / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm / orders due for pizza hot lunch

Thurs. Nov 22nd – Parent/Teacher conferences at night

Fri. Nov 23- NO SCHOOL – parent/ teacher conferences in the morning/ Professional Learning for staff  in the afternoon  ( theme of Resilience) / UNB Southside Reds Night!

 

Tues. Nov 27 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

Wed. Nov 28 – Badminton Jamboree in the afternoon for select grade 3-5 students

Fri Nov 30 –  Poinsettia and Wreath Pick up

Sat Dec 1 – GARDEN CREEK BAZAAR!!! 11- 1 PM!

 

Tues Dec 4 -  Garden Creek Chapter’s Night  6- 9 pm!

Thursday December 13th – Garden Creek Christmas Concert  at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14

 

Thurs. Dec 20 – Art Richard Christmas Concert 9:00 am

 

Katherine Campbell

Principal

Garden Creek School

506-453-5409

 

Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker! 

November 13
Theme Baskets Items for the Christmas Bazaar - Deadline November 14th

Deadline for the Theme Basket items for the Christmas Bazaar is Wedneday, November 14th.  Please send in your items on or before this date.  Themes for this year:

Kindergarten - Family Movie Night (ex Hot chocolate, snacks, popcorn, movies, cozy socks, etc)

Grade 1 - Chocolate Lovers  (ex. Anything chocolate or chocolate themed)

Grade 2 - Coffee and Tea Drinkers (ex. Anything coffee/tea or likewise themed)

Grade 3 - Kids love arts and crafts - ex. Markers, glue, craft sticks, paints, etc)

Grade 4 - Kids love candy (ex. Candy, gum, licorice, chocolate)

Grade 5 - Stuffies, stuffies, stuffies (Any kind of stuffies)

November 13
Tuesdays Pizza Hot Lunch (Cycle 2)
November 05
Creeker Clothing (2018-2019)


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November 05
School Memo # 9 - Monday, November 5th, 2018
Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​
 
 
 
 
Good afternoon Creekers!
 
First, if you have been or continuing to be without power, we wish you  warmth and electricity soon! I know it can be very frustrating ( and cold) so we are thinking of you! Be happy to hear though, that Creeker life at school is business as usual even though many of our staff came to work under those very same frustrating conditions – but we are all smiling and working hard!
 
SAFETY – CROSSWALK we could have had a close call today at the crosswalk. Please let your child out on the curb side of the street  ( passenger door) and not the street side. Our crossing guard, Ann Draper, will help them get across safely.
 
New Lunch Hour Schedule – so you are aware, we will now have a 12:30 bell for the K-2s to come in at lunch and the regular 12:40 bell for the 3-5s. This is to enable the younger students to have a bit more time to eat as it tends to take them longer, especially when we throw in getting dressed in the winter weather. This will also help us stay on track to start classes, especially specialists, on time.  
 
Creeker Clothing – Creeker Clothing time is here! Parents will be receiving an order form tomorrow  in regard to buying Creeker Clothing. This will all be done through Cashless Schools and parents will have a chance to check out the merchandise for a couple of weeks located in the main hallway starting soon. Look for the form coming home tomorrow.
 
Remembrance Day Ceremony – We will be having our Remembrance Day Ceremony this Thursday starting at 10:40 am. All are welcome to attend. We welcome members of the RCAF who will be presenting in  grade 3-5 classrooms  prior to the ceremony as well as presenting during the assembly . A special thank you goes to Lieutenant- Colonel Nickolas (Nick) Roby, MSM, CD, one of our parents, for supporting the school with this special ceremony of remembrance.  Thank you to our committee as well!
 
School Picture Retakes – Retakes are tomorrow, Tuesday! This will take place in the music room in the morning.
 
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY – Staff have professional learning ( participating in the Blanket Exercise, a First Nations awareness exercise)  and achievement report writing on Friday. There will be no school for students.
 
 
This Week  ( new is highlighted)
 
Mon. Nov 5th – Multicultural presentations for 3-4 (a.m) / EYE-DA assessments for new K in the library
Tues. Nov 6 – Picture retakes/ Hot lunch : Great Canadian Bagel/ Creeker Clothing Notice going home
Thurs. Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Ceremony 10:40 AM/ Hot Lunch Chartwells
Fri. Nov 9th – NO SCHOOL ( Professional Learning Day)
 
Dates Later..
 
Mon. Nov 12th – NO SCHOOL – Remembrance Day Holiday
Thurs. Nov 15th – Orders for Poinsettias and Wreaths due ( cashless schools) / Jersey Day!
 
Mon. Nov 19th – Achievement Reports issued
Tues. Nov 20 –  Creeker Clothing order due  / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
Thurs. Nov 22nd – Parent/Teacher conferences at night
Fri. Nov 23- NO SCHOOL – parent/ teacher conferences in the morning/ Professional Learning for staff  in the afternoon  ( theme of Resilience) / UNB Southside Reds Night!  UNB ELEMENTARY SOUTH SIDE NIGHT NOVEMBER 23.pdfUNB ELEMENTARY SOUTH SIDE NIGHT NOVEMBER 23.pdf
 
Tues. Nov 27 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Wed. Nov 28 – Badminton Jamboree in the afternoon for select grade 3-5 students
Fri Nov 30 –  Poinsettia and Wreath Pick up
Sat Dec 1 – GARDEN CREEK BAZAAR!!! 11- 1 PM!
 
Tues Dec 4 -  Garden Creek Chapter’s Night  6- 9 pm!
Thursday December 13th at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14th
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal
Garden Creek School
506-453-5409
 
Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!
 

October 29
School Memo #9 - Monday, October 29th, 2018

                           Memo for Garden Creek Parents    

                           and Guardians​

Trick Or Eat – Thank you for all the donations that have been coming in to the school for the food bank! Wednesday is our last day for accepting donations here and then we will have our final tally! Hope you all enjoy Halloween knowing how you have also contributed to the wellness of others.


Home and School Notes - We are doing our annual Poinsettia and Wreath sale. This is a great way for us to raise money for our school. Please encourage your friends and family to order from Garden Creek. Ordering can be done through our online cashless system or through the Order Form that will be going home on your child’s communication bag this week. Pick up will be available Friday November 30 6:00-7:30pm and Saturday during the bazaar 11:00-1:00. All orders must be in by Thursday November 15.

-        Movie Night brought in $725 before expenses! Thank you for participating and donating!

-        Christmas Bazaar 2018 – You will be receiving updates and calendars around this festive, exciting event and major fundraiser for the school! Mark it in your calendars and bring your family and friends: Saturday December 1 2018 from 11- 1 pm!  There will be lots of ways you can volunteer and participate. A newsletter will be going out soon to all with more details.

This Week
Mon. Oct 29 – Multicultural presentations for K-2 (a.m)
Tues Oct 30 – Hot Lunch – Great Canadian Bagel
Wed. Oct 31 – last day for Trick or Eat challenge / HALLOWEEEN!
Thurs. Nov 1 – Hot Lunch -  Chartwells

LATER…  highlighted is new
Mon. Nov 5th – Multicultural presentations for 3-4 (a.m) / EYE-DA assessments for new K in the library
Tues. Nov 6 – Picture retakes
Thurs. Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Ceremony 10:40 AM
Fri. Nov 9th – NO SCHOOL ( Professional Learning Day)
Mon. Nov 12th – NO SCHOOL – Remembrance Day Holiday
Thurs. Nov 15th – Orders for Poinsettias and Wreaths due ( cashless schools)
Mon. Nov 19th – Achievement Reports issued
Tues. Nov 20 – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
Thurs. Nov 22nd – Parent/Teacher conferences at night
Fri. Nov 23- NO SCHOOL – parent/ teacher conferences in the morning/ Professional Learning for teachers in the afternoon
Tues. Nov 27 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Fri Nov 30 –  Poinsettia and Wreath Pick up
Sat Dec 1 – GARDEN CREEK BAZAAR!!! 11- 1 PM!
Tues Dec 4 -  Garden Creek Chapter’s Night  6- 9 pm!
  Christmas Concert  - Thursday December 13th at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14th


Katherine Campbell
Principal
Garden Creek School
506-453-5409

Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!

October 22
School Memo # 8 - Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians


Welcome to Week 8 at the Creek☺​

Trick or Eat Halloween Food Challenge – GC stands for Garden Creek but also Global Citizenship.. which starts in our own Fredericton community. Greener Village is in desperate need of non-perishable food items. A group of our teachers have struck up a committee to work on this within our school. Each grade level is challenged to bring in 100 food items, which equates to at least 600 items that our Garden Creek Community is donating to the cause. Please read the attachment that gives more specific information and in regard to what items each level is asked to bring. Thank you for your support!


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Tutor List – If you are looking for a tutor for your child in the future, please let the office know as the District does have a tutor contact list. Thank you.

Caribou Math – Congratulations to  some of our grade 4 and 5 students who took part in the 1st month of the International Caribou Math competition. One student placed in the top 25% in the World and the 5 others placed in the top 50%!  Thank you to Mr. Burnett for running this club.

Ipads  - to run great things like Caribou Math and other website tools to facilitate learning, we need the use of more Ipads in our school. They typically cost $400 per Ipad including the cover. If you, or a company that you know would like to make donation to this cause, please let us know. The District will issue you an income tax receipt as well.

Picture Orders – Picture orders are due to Harvey’s today. You can do so online at harveystudios.fotosource.com  - go on school photography and click on “purchase your school photo” and follow the prompts.  Thank you!

Clothing – now that the weather is getting colder ( but no snow in sight!) students need their warmer clothing when they are playing outside. As well, as our playground tends to be muddy, a change of clothes in their book bags is advised. Thank you for your support

This Week
Mon. Oct 22 – Ks to Moxon’s Pumpkin Patch ( 9 – 11:30) / picture orders due
Tues. Oct 23 –   Trick or Eat Challenge begins! / Hot Lunch / PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Wed. Oct 24 – Orders due for Hot Lunch / Grade 1/2 English to O’Dell Park ( 8:45 – 11:00)
Thurs. Oct 25 – hot lunch
Fri. Oct 26 – Grade 5 FI to the Art Gallery  10:15 AM

LATER…
Mon. Oct 29 – Multicultural presentations for K-2 (a.m)
Wed. Oct 31 – last day for Trick or Eat challenge / HALLOWEEEN!
Mon. Nov 5th – Multicultural presentations for 3-4 (a.m) / EYE-DA assessments for new K in the library
Tues. Nov 6 – Picture retakes
Thurs. Nov 8 – Remembrance Day Ceremony 10:40 AM
Fri. Nov 9th – NO SCHOOL ( Professional Learning Day)
Mon. Nov 12th – NO SCHOOL – Remembrance Day Holiday
Mon. Nov 19th – Achievement Reports issued
Tues. Nov 20 – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
Thurs. Nov 22nd – Parent/Teacher conferences at night
Fri. Nov 23- NO SCHOOL – parent/ teacher conferences in the morning/ Professional Learning for teachers in the afternoon
Tues. Nov 27 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
  Christmas Concert  - Thursday December 13th at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14th

Have a great week!
Katherine


Katherine Campbell
Principal
Garden Creek School
506-453-5409

Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!

 

October 15
School Memo #7 - Monday, October 15th, 2018
 

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​

 

Good Morning, Creeker Families,
 
Lots going on this week at the Creek :
 
 
Food Safety Issue –  A reminder that students should not be bringing food or drinks onto the playground. We know  they  may be finishing up a hot drink or a breakfast item ,but, for their safety on the playground, we ask that they finish it before leaving the car in the morning.
 
- Although it is nice for students to share and it is a great virtue, please remind your child that, due to student allergies which may be unknown to them, to refrain from sharing snacks unless they have gone through the teacher.
 
Purple Pinkies for PolioThis week, students can bring in a loonie or toonie to help fight polio. Please send in your money on or before this Thursday, October 18th.  On Friday, we will have an assembly and students will have their pinkies marked purple as a way of showing their support for this. Thank you for your support
 
Safe Schools Week this week, we will be running safety drills as part of Safe Schools Week. Please see the attachment to review our protocols around this.  
 
Creeker Movie Night this Friday – This Friday night, students are welcome, with a parent, to come out for Movie Night. Doors open at 6:15 and the movie starts at 6:30. Showing is Hotel Transylvania . Students should bring something to sit on but there will be chairs for parents. There will also be snacks for sale. Cash donations welcome at the door.  Have fun!
 
Great Canadian Bagel Hot Lunch The next cycle for the Tuesdays Hot Lunch will run for 4 Tuesdays starting on October 30th, Nov. 6th, 13th and 20th.  Bagels with either cream cheese or butter  , fruit cups and carrots will be offered.  Orders through the Cashless schools will start tomorrow, October 16th.  Deadline of orders will be on Wednesday, October 24th.  Link is : http://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/
                                                                                                 
This Week
 
Mon. Oct 15 –School Photos Taken/ Lock Down Drill
Tues. Oct 16 –  Hot Lunch / Fire Drill – blocked Exit / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
Wed. Oct 17th –  Bus Evacuation Drill
Thurs. Oct. 18 – School Evacuation to Prospect Inn 9:00 – 10:50 am ( raindate is Friday)/ Grade 3-5 Choir practice/  Hot Lunch
Fri. October 19th –  Assembly for Purple Pinkies 9:30 am /  Emergency Playground Drill ( students come inside)  / Movie Night at the Creek! 6:15 for 6:30
 
Dates Coming Up
 
Mon. Oct 22 – Ks to Moxon’s Pumpkin Patch ( 9 – 11:30)
Tues. Oct 23 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
Wed. Oct 24 – last day to bring in loonies and toonies for Polio / Grade 1/2 English to O’Dell Park ( 8:45 – 11:00)
Fri. Oct 26 – Grade 5 FI to the Art Gallery  10:15 AM
 
LATER…
 
Fri. Nov 9th – NO SCHOOL ( Professional Learning Day)
Mon. Nov 12th – NO SCHOOL – Remembrance Day Holiday
Mon. Nov 19th – Achievement Reports issued
Thurs. Nov 22nd – Parent/Teacher conferences at night
Fri. Nov 23- NO SCHOOL – parent/ teacher conferences in the morning/ Professional Learning for teachers in the afternoon
  
 
Christmas Concert  - Thursday December 13th at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14th
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal
Garden Creek School
506-453-5409
 
Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!
 
 

 

October 05
School Memo #6 - Friday, October 5th, 2018
 

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​

 
Happy Thanksgiving, Creekers!!
 
Outside today at recess, as I was supervising  our students playing and having  fun, I couldn’t  help but be very thankful  that I am part of this community.  Your children are absolutely wonderful. Thank you!
 
Notes to keep you in the know:
 
Kindergarten Registration Week - If your child will be turning 5 from today until the end of December 2019, please come in to register them for school during this coming week. Welcome to our newest little Creekers!!
 
A New STU Intern - This week, we welcome Grace Cameron in Grade 4 Doyle . She will be observing this week and begin her  placement at our school soon after for a 6 week period.  
 
Cross Country Finals this week! This Wednesday is the Cross Country Finals at Nassis Middle School . Good luck to our Creekers who are participating. We are proud of all  of you!
 
Bottle Drive – Thank you for your support last Saturday! We raised $1000.00 for Sydney’s Team for Walk the Night!
 
Safe Schools Week – next week is Safe Schools Week throughout the District. We will be participating in a variety of safety drills, such as fire drills, a lock down, and an evacuation to the Prospect Inn. Please see the attachment.  
 
This Week
 
Tues. Oct 9 – Kindergarten 2018 Registration Week /  Hot lunch / writing club for grades 3-5 English at lunch/ Grade 2 Elf program begins for specific students/  3-5 Art after school
 
Wed Oct 10th –Grade 1 FI to Everett’s U-Pick ( 8:40 – 10:15)  District Cross Country – Nassis Middle School
 
Thurs Oct 11 – Hot lunch
 
Sat Oct 13th – Light the Night – Sidney’s Walk – come down to Queen Square and the train bridge area to support Sydney and the  walk if you wish. More details to come later in the week. Also,  you can donate on line
 
 
Dates Coming up
 
Week of October 15 – Safe Schools Week
 
Mon. Oct 15 –School Photos Taken/ Lock Down Drill
 
Tues. Oct 16 – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
 
Wed. Oct 17th –  Bus Evacuation Drill/ Raindate for District Cross Country
 
Thurs. Oct. 18 – School Evacuation to Prospect Inn 9:00 – 10:50 am ( raindate is Friday)
 
Fri. October 19th –  Assembly for Purple Pinkies/ Movie Night at the Creek!
 
Mon. Oct 22 – Ks to Moxon’s Pumpkin Patch ( 9 – 11:30)
 
Tues. Oct 23 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm
 
Fri. Oct 26 – Grade 5 FI to the Art Gallery 
 
LATER…
 
  Christmas Concert  - Thursday December 13th at 9 am and 12 pm   …storm date on the 14th
 
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal
Garden Creek School
506-453-5409
 
Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!
 
 
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