Grade Six Camping Trip

Date: March 30, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

Grade 6’s will be going on an overnight outdoor education field trip to the WQSB outdoor education center. The dates will be as follows: Tuesday, April 18th & Wednesday, April 19th will be Mr. Birch’s class. Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st will be Ms. Fama’s class. The planned activities that students may participate…

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Home and School – April

Date: March 30, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Home and School, News Bits

Thank you to everyone who came to the St-Patrick’s dance, we hope you had fun. Our next event will be our annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny: so mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, April 8th starting at 9 for a fantastic Pancake Breakfast with Easter surprises. We will be sending out more…

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Looking At Pictures

Date: March 30, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits, Upcoming Events

In February most of our classes received a free visit from members of the National Gallery of Canada.  The trained volunteers led students on an interactive journey towards greater art appreciation using a number of visual art reproductions.   The presentation was called, “Looking at Pictures”.  At that time one of the volunteers was ill and…

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Bus Safety Campaign

Date: March 30, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

The teachers and students at Greater Gatineau did an excellent job participating in the 2017 Bus Safety Campaign.  This year the classes were able to choose whether they wanted to present the bus safety rules through a poster, digital slide show, or video.  An in-school winner was chosen for each category and they were as follows: Slide Show:…

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Phone Numbers & Health Information

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

We ask all parents to please make sure that they keep the office advised of any changes in their phone numbers. It is extremely important that our files are kept up-to-date should an emergency arise.

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TRIBES at Home

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

Looking for a way to foster mutual respect – one of the Tribes Agreements? Try this: As a family, sit in a circle. Whisper a different feeling or emotion in each member’s ear, one at a time. Some examples are fear, surprise, sleepiness, itchiness, love and rage. Ask each person to act out their word…

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Picking Up after School

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

If you are picking your child up anytime throughout the day, it is imperative that you please do one of the following before 1:30 p.m.: Call Margaret Burns at 819663-4842 ext. 0 Send an e-mail to mburns@wqsb.qc.ca Send a note with your child that day. It is very important that you call the school before…

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National Nutrition Month

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to think about the importance of healthy eating. Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods from 4 groups to feel good and maintain your health. Follow these steps to help you eat healthy: 1. Eat the right types of food by following Canada’s Food Guide….

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Mindful Moments

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

Our detention program will be changing following the March Break. Children will be participating in some mindfulness exercises to help calm their minds, some movement activities, specifically yoga, to help calm their bodies, and eating their lunch mindfully focusing on the appearance, scent, feel, sound, and taste of their food. A new Mindful Moments form…

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Importance of Third Term

Date: March 23, 2017 Author: greatergatineauw Categories: News Bits

Now that we have begun the third and final term of the year, it’s important for parents to remind their children to keep working diligently. As the third term is worth approximately half of the total mark for the year, it is a very important term. There are also end of year exams to consider…

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