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October 04
October 2022 Calendar

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September 29
PSSC Minutes 2022-2023
September 20
Cross Country meet tomorrow, September 21st CANCELLED

​Due to the rainfall today, the fields tomorrow at Morell Park will be closed. The next meet is scheduled for September 28th at O'Dell Park. 

September 02
1st Day of School Info

Good morning Creeker families!

As our staff wrap up our final official day of preparation for the students’ return to school on Tuesday, September 6th, I thought I would share some important information on all things related to the first day/week of school for Grade 1 to 5. Kindergarten families have received separate instructions for their staggered start-up. Keep in mind that while mask-wearing is no longer required, families and students are welcome to wear these if they so choose. I also encourage all new families (and perhaps returning ones as well), to check out the Garden Creek School Tour video which can be found on the front page of our school website on the left-hand side.

  • Families can expect an email (or phone call if needed) from their child’s new Garden Creek teacher at 2:30pm later today, Friday September 2nd. I encourage families to review this email at length and respond to their child’s new teacher with information requested (Arrival and dismissal plans – bussing, pick-up, drop-off, etc.)
  • Times to arrive – Families are welcome to bring their children by drop-off or send them on the bus. Arrival times are between 7:40am and 8:10am. Our staff will be wearing vests while on the playground at this time. If dropping off and escorting your child to the playground, families may either park in the staff parking lot or on Golf Club Road. Please drive slowly near our crosswalks at this time. If dropping off and not escorting your child to the playground, families are to pull up in vehicle while in a single-file on the ‘left side of the cement barricade’ near the front of the school. PLEASE REMAIN PATIENT AND AVOID PASSING VEHICLES IN LINE AT THIS TIME. Students on bicycles, scooters, or skateboards are to walk with their equipment once on our school grounds to avoid high speeds.
  • Process for teachers – Around 8:00am, all teachers will begin standing in a line with some signage on the soccer field. At that time, students will be given the signal to begin lining up with their new teacher. Additional staff will be present to help direct students/families if they require assistance. After attendance is taken at 8:10, teachers will begin making their way into the building. At this time, we ask that parents/guardians remain outside of the school to avoid additional congestion in the school.
  • Dismissal time for Gr. 1-2 classes will be at 1:50 on Tuesday, September 6th. Dismissal time for Gr. 3-5 classes will be at 3:05. On Wednesday, September 7th, all Gr. 1-5 classes will be dismissed at 12:05pm. If picking your child up at dismissal, park in the staff parking lot or on Golf Club Road and wait for your child near the side doors of the school (near soccer field) as they exit the school with their teacher.
  • Students will be going home on Tuesday, September 6th with a packet of documents to be completed, signed, and returned to school. An accompanying checklist will be provided to help guide families with this.
  • No hot lunch program yet – We are aiming to begin our 1st round of Hot Lunch in the month of October. Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, families will be responsible for sending a full lunch with snacks with their children. We also ask that a water bottle be sent to remain at school as well as an additional water bottle for travel to and from school if need be.
  • Student fee payments can begin to be submitted via SchoolCash beginning on Tuesday, September 6th. Families new to SchoolCash can register via this link.http://https://anglophonewest.schoolcashonline.com/. School fees for K-2 are $55. School fees for Gr. 3-5 are $60 due to an extra student agenda fee.
  • The 2022-2023 Family Handbook also contains plenty of information which can be found on our school website.

 If you have questions or concerns and require clarification, please contact the school at 453-5409 and our office staff will be happy to assist.

We are so excited to have our Creekers back in the building! Have a wonderful weekend.

Alex Yaychuk

Acting Principal

August 23
Welcome Back, 2022-2023 Creekers!

2022-Family Handbook-Rev. August 2022.pdf2022-Family Handbook-Rev. August 2022.pdf

My name is Alex Yaychuk and I will once again be your Acting Principal for the 2022-2023 School year. Having experienced a wonderful year of learning, growth, and collaboration last year, I am looking forward to continuing to work with staff, students, and families in the Garden Creek community. I encourage all to check out the Family Handbook link above for information on our School. 

Your Teachers, Educational Assistants, Administrative Assistants, Custodians, and all support staff are committed to working together to foster an ideal learning environment that provides structure and stability to your children’s daily lives. Following an eventful school year (2021-2022), I have seen firsthand the level of dedication and awareness that the staff at GC has for their students’ social emotional wellbeing. When a child feels safe, their ability to take-in, interpret, and utilize information increases greatly!

We have a number of important events and dates which will be communicated to you throughout the school year either by weekly emails or by occasional voicemails. If you are not receiving these messages, please inform our front office (453-5409). Students will be bringing home Data Collection Forms along with other pertinent info to be signed and returned. Our incredible administrative assistants are happy to assist all families if they have questions on how to complete these.

Lastly, I would like to add that our upcoming ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ will be conducted in-person at Garden Creek School on Wednesday, September 21st. This evening will give you a sneak peek into your child’s new classroom and give you a chance to learn more about the various learning opportunities that will be taking place. We will begin with a fundraising BBQ at followed by an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher in-person. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be going directly to our Lilypad Legacy Project. I encourage you to check out our school website for more information, including a video, on this great endeavor. Stay tuned for more information on specific times as we near the 21st.​ 

Garden Creek is a school that prides itself on providing meaningful experiences that both inspire and challenge students to discover and appreciate the many joys of learning. We are excited to showcase this during the course of the 2022-2023 school year!   

 

Alex Yaychuk

Acting Principal

June 25
Happy Summer to all!

Dear Garden Creek Families,

As we wrap-up our 2021-2022 academic school year, I want to express my gratitude to all families for their ongoing support during such a unique school year. Truly, this was a year like no other in the Education system. Through it all, Creeker families have remained positive, flexible, understanding, and demonstrated trust in our staff. Here are a few final items to be aware of:

  • Pre-Kindergarten families can expect communication from the school in the coming days regarding the staggered Kindergarten start-up dates and times for September. Stay tuned.
  • Families interested in providing learning opportunities for their children over the summer are encouraged to check out the virtual Learning links that administration put together. Families can access these here. GC Learning Links - K-5.pdf 
  • An email from our school district was sent to families on Wednesday evening. This includes an array of summer camps in the Fredericton area. All information can be accessed on the ASD-W website http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx
  • That being said, we encourage all Creekers to get outside and remain active over the summer months as much as possible. Regardless of the efforts families make to encourage academics over the summer, their child’s academic levels of proficiency will be assessed in the fall and our teachers will do everything they can to challenge them accordingly.
  • If you have not done so yet, be sure to check out the final installment of the Garden Creek News Team on the left side of this website. 

I would like to end our final Creeker Memo with this: Having had the opportunity to work closely with our staff this year, I can tell you that the professionals in this building care deeply about your children’s success! A student's success is measured beyond just academics and we here at the Creek believe firmly in the work we have done, and will continue to do, in supporting your child's progress. I am looking forward to working with these amazingly dedicated and talented professionals yet again in 2022-2023. I can assure you that your children are in great hands.

On behalf of the entire Creeker staff, have a safe and happy summer!​

Alex Yaychuk

Acting Principal

Garden Creek Elementary

"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker'

June 06
School Opening Information 2022-2023
June 01
June 2022 Calendar

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May 27
Lilypad Legacy Project Fundraising Campaign

Our Lillypad Legacy Project​ Fundraising Campaign continues over the summer months. Here is the Donor information Packet LilyPad Legacy Project - Garden Creek Donor Info.pdfLilyPad Legacy Project - Garden Creek Donor Info.pdf. Our staff, students, and community are asking for your help! Be sure to click the Donate now button and check out our LLP Progress Meter below. UPDATE: Thanks to an amazing commitment from our Anglophone School District West, we are now $40,000 closer to our goal!! THANK YOU ASD-W. 

Here is a video detailing the Project and the many needs that our current Playground/Facility has... 

Lilypad Legacy Project Campaign Video​

If you wish to avoid the 'SchoolCash' user fee, a donation can also be made by cheque payable to 'Garden Creek Elementary School'. Be sure to contact alex.yaychuk@nbed.nb.ca if you elect to contribute by cheque. ​​MicrosoftTeams-image.png
May 26
Lillypad Legacy Project Fundraiser is Officially Launched!

​​Our Lillypad Legacy Project​ Fundraising Campaign is officially active. Soon we will be adding our Fundraising Information Packet as well as a video describing the project in more detail. Our staff, students, and community are asking for your help! Be sure to click the Donate now button and check out our LLP Progress Meter below. Stay tuned for more info!
There are different increments available to supporting this project however there is a fee for using schoolcash which will reduce the overall contribution to the project. If you wish to avoid this small fee, a donation can also be made by cheque payable to 'Garden Creek Elementary School'. Be sure to contact alex.yaychuk@nbed.nb.ca if you elect to contribute by cheque. ​
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