April Special Notes

Date: March 27, 2019 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits


The grade 4, 5, and 6 students will be participating in an on line school survey called “Our School Survey” in April. The survey allows students to share their feedback anonymously on their experiences, environment and programs at school. The survey includes topics such as behaviors and attitudes linked to the student success, emotional and social well-being and physical health. The results of the survey will be analyzed by staff to adapt or make changes for improvement; and then are presented to our Governing Board.


One of our community organizations, Espace Outaouais will be visiting your child’s classroom this month with a focus on preventing all forms of violence.


World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? Students are asked to wear blue clothing on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Use #LIUB (Light It Up Blue) to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April!


DAYCARE 2019-2020

At this time we would like to determine the Daycare needs for next year.  It is important for us to know how many children will need regular after school care, early morning care, PD programs or occasional morning or afternoon care.  Please consider your need for childcare, complete the Daycare Survey and return it to school so we can properly plan for next year.

This also gives you a chance to have your child’s name on the list for PD days. All students at Greater Gatineau School can attend PD days even if they don’t attend daycare on a regular basis.


Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd.  It is one of the largest events in the world. We would encourage parents to do something with their children to show them how to respect and protect our environment.  It could be something as simple as going outside and picking up garbage on your sidewalks or in your yard.


Do you have any items at home that are no longer needed that could be used at school?  We are looking to enhance our classrooms, and any donations would be greatly appreciated. Books, toys in good condition, games or puzzles with all their pieces would be helpful.