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January 21
School will be closed today, Monday, January 21st, 2019

​School will be cloased today due to poor weather and road conditions.  Please stay safe and warm!

January 14
School Memo # 18 - Monday, January 14th, 2019

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​


Good afternoon, Creeker families

We are resettling into routines as staff consider more closely the needs of their students and next steps. Here are some items to keep you in the know:

New Staff Members: As Ms. Meaghan Britten has taken full time work at Bliss Carmen School, we would like to welcome Julie MacFawn in Physical Education classes working alongside Mme. Plourde on Tuesdays and Fridays. We would also like to welcome Kristen MacLean to Grade 3 English to Immersion in M.Briden’s class. Ms. MacLean is a teacher with great experience in many areas and is currently working with our ESL students throughout the week.  Welcome!

French Immersion Registration – Registration info  for the grade 1 and grade 6 entry point is going home with K and grade 5 students. Please let us know if you have any questions around this.

Fluoride Mouthrinse Volunteers – Thank you so much for your generous response to this ask. We now have plenty of support for this. Thank you!

Hot Lunch – Tuesday pizza is being extended to January 29th due to the storm day.

Upcoming Clubs – There are a few things coming up or presently  happening for student involvement  throughout the week: Coding Club, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, and Art club as well as NBA 2Ball. Mme. Martin will also be starting a French Immersion Choir in the next while. More to come.. in the meantime, please consult the attached January schedule as a reminder.

After School Lego Robotics– One of our families is running a Lego Robotics program for students. They will be offering this at our school for 10 weeks  beginning in February on Mondays for grades 1-2 from 2 pm – 3:00 pm and  grades 3-5 from 3pm – 4:00 pm in our library. More to come on this in the next week.

Wow Work! When you are in the school, check out the Wow Work bulletin board as well as the display case, all produced by our grade 5 FI classes. WOW!

Home and School – there is a Home and School meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Thank you


Dates Ahead :

Tues Jan 15th –  Hot Lunch – Pizza / Earth Rangers presenting today from 1-2 pm / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

Wed Jan 16th – NBA 2Ball at our school for specified Grade 3-5 students in the afternoon

Thurs Jan 17th – Fluoride Mouthrinse/  Hot Lunch – Chartwell’s 

 

Tues Jan 22 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

 

Mon Jan 28th – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning day

Wed Jan 30th – District  2 Ball for specific students in the afternoon

 

Mon Feb 4th – TNB production Hansel and Gretel 9:00 AM

Wed Feb 13th – District  Chess Tournament for grades 3-5 coordinated through Mrs. Doyle – select students

Fri  Feb 15th –  Grade 1 French Immersion registration  with the District opens – more info to come

 

Mon Feb 18th – NB Family Day – no school

Tues Feb 19th – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

 

Week of Feb 25th – Creeker Winterlude activities – details to come

Tues Feb 26th – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

 

March Break – week of March 4th


Katherine Campbell

Principal

Garden Creek School

506-453-5409

 

"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!​ 

January 08
School Memo # 17-Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​

Good afternoon Creeker Families,  

 A few things for you to know  and celebrate:

Generosity to the Community Before the holidays, we had a surplus of milk as well as Grade 3-5 turkey dinner items that we were able to donate to the community kitchen on the last Friday of school.  It was great that we were able to put it to good use for others in need. Once again, the Creeker Community has helped our extended Fredericton community both through this as well as through your generous donations for the food bank at our Christmas concert and Angel Tree. THANK YOU!

Grade 2 Provincial Assessment Results – the results were released this past December. Our Grade 2 students performed well in reading comprehension J.  5.1% were below appropriate achievement ( District was at 27.8%  and the Province was at 28.8),  59% of our students scored at Appropriate Achievement ( District was 50.8% and Province was 51.3%), 35.9% of our students scored at Strong Achievement ( 21.3% at District and 20% Provincially).  I credit our staff  for their strong efforts as well as our Literacy Lead and ELF volunteers and of course parental support and students working hard. Way to go, team!  Our team  is continuing to work with students where they are academically through grouping students for Literacy once a week and other interventions in the classrooms.

Professional Learning Day – Yesterday, the staff met to discuss our school goals, by examining a variety of  school-wide data and having in-depth conversations and staff consensus on next steps . We are going to  continue to strengthen our practice in working on meeting students where they are in their academic, social and emotional growth.   This will be through  personalized learning  through  staff collaborating in teaching practices.  More to come as we move ahead.

Library Update Completion! Thanks to the work of Kim Kennedy and her team of parent volunteers and of course the financial support of our parents, the library is looking fantastic! The furniture arrived mid- December and is beautiful. Please stop in and see the makeover! Thank you to all for your support in this undertaking.

Morning Entry Reminders – As we go hard in our learning in the next 6 months, I remind parents that students need to be here by 8:15 AM so that they can settle into the entry routine with their class. As I have been having conversations around this, tardiness and absenteeism  has been reduced – thank you!

Prime Minister’s Awards - Nominate an outstanding Teacher or Early Childhood Educator for a 2019 Prime Minister’s Award!  A reminder that there is still time to nominate a teacher for the Prime Minister's Awards  that honour exemplary teachers and early childhood. These awards  include the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in STEM, and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Prime Minister’s Awards recipients can receive: Cash awards worth up to $5,000, a certificate from the Prime Minister, a National recognition and promotion of their best teaching practices. Download the nomination form   at Canada.ca/pm-awards and submit it  electronically or by mail before January 14, 2019.

Christmas Cards – One of our staff members is collecting old Christmas cards. If you have any, could you please send them to school with your child? Thanks so much.

 

Dates Ahead :

 

Thursday Jan 10th –   fluoride mouth rinse, Chartwell’s hot lunch

Tues Jan 15th – Earth Rangers presenting today from 1-2 pm / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

Wed Jan 16th – NBA 2Ball at our school for specified Grade 3-5 students in the afternoon

 

Tues Jan 22 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

 

Mon Jan 28th – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning day

Wed Jan 30th – District  2 Ball for specific students in the afternoon

 

Mon Feb 4th – TNB production Hansel and Gretel 9:00 AM

Wed Feb 13th – District  Chess Tournament for grades 3-5 coordinated through Mrs. Doyle – select students

Fri  Feb 15th –  Grade 1 French Immersion registration  with the District opens – more info to come

 

Mon Feb 18th – NB Family Day – no school

Tues Feb 19th – Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

 

Week of Feb 25th – Creeker Winterlude activities – details to come

Tues Feb 26th – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

 

March Break – week of March 4th

 

Katherine Campbell

Principal

Garden Creek School

506-453-5409

 

Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!

 

December 21
Happy Holidays Dear Creekers!!!

Have a Happy Holidays Dear Creekers!

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See you back on January 8th.


December 21
School is closed today - Friday December 21st

School will be closed today, Friday, December 21st due to forecasted poor weather. 

December 20
January, 2019 Calendar-Revised
December 19
French Second Language Programs for 2019-2010 School Year

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December 18
School will be closed today -Tuesday, November 18th, 2018

School will be closed today due to weather and  road conditons.  Please stay safe and warm.

December 17
School Memo # 16 - Monday, December 17th, 2018

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians

 

We are into our last week of school before the break. I want to take this time to wish all our families a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! I have appreciated your support over the fall and, know that our Admin Team and staff will continue to move our school forward as they support students in their learning and growth. 

Angel Tree and Feed a Family! - Creekers went above and beyond! Our families were very well supported this Christmas and so were others beyond our school. Creekers raised $1032.89 for the CBC Feed a Family campaign AND brought in both many monetary donations, gift items and food for these families. Thank you!!

Safety Reminders – There are some students coming to school with long scarves. These can be a choking hazard on the playground while the students are playing. Please be aware of this when considering outdoor clothing for your children. 

Milk – a reminder that there is no milk this coming Friday.

Prime Minister’s Awards - Nominate an outstanding Teacher or Early Childhood Educator for a 2019 Prime Minister’s Award! For most of us, at least one teacher stands out in our memories. Those teachers played an important role in our lives as they do in the lives of today’s children. The Prime Minister's Awards honour exemplary teachers and early childhood educators that help build the next generation of talented, caring and creative Canadians. These awards include the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Excellence in STEM, and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. Prime Minister’s Awards recipients can receive: Cash awards worth up to $5,000, a certificate from the Prime Minister, a National recognition and promotion of their best teaching practices

Download your nomination package and a poster today at Canada.ca/pm-awards. Submit your nomination electronically or by mail before January 14, 2019.

Chartwell’s – a new set of options for the new year is attached. There will be only 3 options for this round. For the moment,  please only order for January . Chartwells 2019 Changes.pdfChartwells 2019 Changes.pdf

 

Dates Ahead

Mon Dec 17-   Art Richard Christmas Concert  10:45 am

Tues Dec 18 – Hot lunch – Pappa John’s

Wed Dec 19 – K- 2 and 3-5 Christmas centers

Thurs. Dec 20 -   Fluoride mouthrinse/ 3-5 Choir singing at Shannex 10:30 – 11:30 am / Last day for milk / hot lunch

Friday Dec 21 – last day of classes before the holidays  - full day/  school  sing –along 10:30 am

 

                                                                                                      HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

TUES Jan 8th – First day back for students  ( teachers have professional learning on the Monday around School Improvement ) / Milk starts

Tues Jan 15th – Earth Rangers presenting today from 1-2 pm / Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm

Wed Jan 16th – NBA 2Ball at our school for specified Grade 3-5 students in the afternoon

Tues Jan 22 – PSSC meeting 6:30 pm

Mon Jan 28th – NO SCHOOL – Professional Learning day

Wed Jan 30th – District  2 Ball for specific students in the afternoon

Katherine Campbell

Principal

Garden Creek School

506-453-5409

 

Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!

 













December 14
New Chartwells Menu effective January, 2019
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