September Principal’s Message

Date: September 5, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

Welcome back to the new school year at Greater Gatineau!  We are looking forward to a year of engaging learning experiences, fun-filled activities and exciting school community events! Many of you have signed up for my free “Remind” app, which allows you to receive text or e-mail messages concerning important school news.  Our goal is…

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Summer Principal’s Message

Date: June 27, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

It’s hard to believe that the school year is over. It has certainly gone by quickly. It’s wonderful to see that I will be starting my sixth year with Greater Gatineau School in September. I would like to thank Pat Cusin for stepping in as Vice-Principal for the second half of the year.  Her willingness…

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June Principal’s Message

Date: May 31, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

Students will be working on their math exams this month (grades 2 – 6), and we wish them all the best! We are pleased to announce that the WQSB will once again be paying for Security Background Checks for anyone who has been selected to volunteer in the school. We have many exciting events taking place…

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May Principal’s Message

Date: April 27, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

End of year exams are starting this month for grades 2 – 6, so daily attendance is important for review, and for the writing of the exams.  Please pay special attention to homework this month, which will help students prepare for the exams. Our new “Energy Stations” are working well in the school.  The stations…

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April Principal’s Message

Date: March 28, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

We are eagerly awaiting the warm temperatures of Spring as we move forward in our final term of the school year! We are hoping that parents are becoming involved in our fundraising efforts, as funds from the “Enchanted Garden” fundraiser will help to pay for the end of year field trips.  We are no longer…

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March Principal’s Message

Date: February 28, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

We would like to thank our Home and School Committee, as well as other parents who sent in special treats throughout “Teacher/Staff” appreciation week. Your generosity and kindness was greatly appreciated. We are now in our final phase of the school year.  We ask parents to pay very close attention to the homework. The marks…

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February Principal’s Message

Date: January 30, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Ministry has allotted $3.3 million dollars to add an extension onto our school.  Our MNA came to school a couple of weeks ago for a surprise press conference to announce the news.  We will have 5 classrooms added, as well as an area for Daycare. The exciting…

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January Principal’s Message

Date: December 21, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

Thank you to all of those who have helped us out with both the Food Drive and Christmas Angel Tree. Your generosity is much appreciated, and will greatly benefit some of our less fortunate families. As the colder weather sets in, please remember to send your child to school with warm clothing. If you have…

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December Principal’s Message

Date: November 30, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but sometimes there are families that are in need of assistance to help them through this time of year.  Please help out some Greater Gatineau families by donating some food items or by taking an angel tag from our angel tree to buy a gift for a…

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Principal’s Message – November

Date: November 2, 2017 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Principal's Message

Parent-teacher interviews are taking place this month, and it is very important that you take the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their progress.  We would like to have all parents attend the interviews and we have made arrangements for your children to be watched in the gym while you are at…

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