May Events at School

Date: April 27, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: Upcoming Events


We would like to say thank-you to everyone who participated in the fundraising effort. Our school will be helping others with our donations. All students can help take care of their own heart by getting lots of physical activity. Skipping is a great heart healthy activity. April 30th to May 4th skipping takes place at lunch recess and everyone can participate. We hope to get 100% of our school skipping!

Monday = Grade 6 and 2

Tuesday = Grade 5 and 1

Wednesday = Grade 4 and Kindergarten

Thursday = Grade 3


Reading Week will be happening at Greater Gatineau School from May 7th to 11th, 2018. The following events will be taking place:

Monday  – O Canada song will be replaced with “Gotta Keep Reading”.

Check out YouTube for lyrics if you want to practice at home.

A storyteller will be coming to our school. He will be speaking at an assembly for the whole school.

D.E.A.R. (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) everyone in the school will be reading at the same time for 20 minutes.

Tuesday – Reading Buddies

Each class will pair up with a reading buddy class to read together. Kindergarten students can bring a stuffed animal to school and read to them.

R.E.A.D. dogs (Reading Education Assistance Dog) will be visiting our school.

Wednesday – Promote a Book

During class time each student is expected to advertise a book they would recommend for others to read.

Thursday – Literacy Survivor

Student will engage in team activities. Winning teams will get a “Sweet Treat” the next day at lunch.

Friday – Dress-Up Day

Encourage students to come to school dressed up as a story book character. It could be from a fiction book, a comic book, a fairytale, or any other book.


May 14th to 18th is Quebec School Daycare Week. This week is to recognize the importance of the complementary role of school daycares in the school team. Wednesday May 16th is the “Journee de reconnaissance du personnel en garde scolaire”.


When planning holidays or appointments please keep the following dates in mind for your children:

May 9th – 23rd = Grade 6 English Language Arts Exam

Starting May 1st = Grade 6 French Exam

May 15th – May 30th = French Exams – Grade 4 core and enriched, Grade 5 enriched only

End of May – beginning of June = Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 Math Exam

June 5th – 12th = Grade 6 Math Exam


Just a reminder that the Grade 4 students will be receiving the second round of their Hepatitis A & B on Monday, May 14th.  If your child is not at school on that day, please call the CLSC to make arrangements to have another date set for their injection as soon as possible.


Greater Gatineau School will be having their Track and Field Day on Tuesday, May 15th (rain date – Friday, May 18th).