Good Food Choices

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

The Greater Gatineau School staff encourages students to bring nutritious snacks and lunches. We want our students eating healthy food throughout the day. We encourage you to send snacks in reusable containers and to avoid heavily packaged prepared items. All staff will monitor snacks and lunches daily. Let’s make this a community effort. Some suggestions…

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Food Programs

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

We will once again be having our Hot Meal Program provided by Entreprise Mazzola on Monday and Friday and our Pizza Program on Wednesday provided by 1 for 1 Pizza.  The registration forms will be going home soon.

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Medication

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

It is the policy of the Western Quebec School Board that no medication is to be given to any student without a doctor’s authorization and written consent of parents indicating the time of administering the dosage.  Parental Authorization Forms are available at the office or on the website.  Medication must be delivered to the school…

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Tribes

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

Our staff has also been trained in “Tribes” programs. The program is designed to create a safe and caring learning environment. The 4 pillars of the Tribes philosophy are: Mutual Respect Appreciations – No Put Downs Listening Participation We will continue with our Tribes school-wide reward system this year.  Students who are following the Tribes…

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Anti-Bullying Program

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

Greater Gatineau staff members have been trained with the Olweus anti-bullying program, and we are committed to ensuring the safety and security of students at school. If your child complains about an act of violence, or bullying at school, please contact us so that we can address the issue.  Please check our website for more…

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Importance of Daily Reading

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

We encourage every student in the school to read every night.  Start the year off right by setting aside time where the TV, video games and computers are shut off and enjoy reading with your child.  It will make a huge difference in the success they have at school.

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Communication

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

If you wish to speak to a child’s teacher, please use their agenda, e-mail them directly or leave a phone message at the office.

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School Fees

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

If you have not been in to pay the 2017-18 school fees, please do so as soon as possible.  This year all outstanding fees that are not paid by November will be sent to collections.  If you require a payment plan please contact Margaret Burns at 819-663-4842 extension 0 to set one up.   

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Allergies

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

We have a few different types of allergies in our school. Specific letters will be going home to those classes affected. However, our whole school still remains a peanut /nut free school.  

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Monthly Virtues Assemblies

Date: September 12, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits, Upcoming Events

At the end of each month, we will be holding an assembly to recognize students who have earned an award for displaying the virtue of the month, and also for students who have had success in French.  For September, we are focusing on the virtue of “kindness”.  Teachers will be choosing students at the end…

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