February Events at School

Date: January 30, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Upcoming Events

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY CAMPAIGN

February is Bus Safety Month.  The theme will be “My Bus Driver, My Hero”. Trainers will be visiting our school in February and meeting with all grade levels to discuss bus safety rules and procedures. The presentation will review: safety practices, bus evacuation, and bullying and teasing prevention.

As well, our school will be participating in the 2018 School Bus Safety Contest.

Classes will be choosing from one of the following choices:

  1. Banner
  2. PowerPoint/slide show
  3. Video (skit, puppet show, instructional video, movie trailer, etc.)

Each school will submit their class projects winners to the Western Quebec School Board and three finalists will be chosen from all the schools across the board and the class from the winning school will receive one (1) free local trip (maximum $250.00) provided by the bus companies.

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Monday, February 5th, to Friday, February 9th, is Staff Appreciation Week.  Students are asked to remember to appreciate their teachers and staff at Greater Gatineau School.

100TH DAY OF SCHOOL

On Thursday, February 8th we will be celebrating the 100th Day of school.   Kindergarten and Cycle 1 teachers will be doing activities with their students.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

Destination Imagination is an event where student teams solve open-ended challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. In working to solve the challenges, the teams learn important life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative and critical thinking. Our two teams the “Unicatotors” and “The Flaming Beets” will compete at Hadley/Philemon competition on the 24th of February. These two teams have shown a lot of initiative and independence in preparing for this competition and we wish them well.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Everyone is invited to wear red or pink on Valentine’s Day – February 14th.

GRADE SIX POPCORN DAYS

The Grade 6 students are raising funds for graduation by selling bags of popcorn. The popcorn will be from Kernels and will be delivered to those that have ordered on Thursdays at recess from February 1st to March 1st.