September 2019 Special Notes

Date: September 6, 2019 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

GOVERNING BOARD

The Governing Board:  A True Decision-Making Team.  Bill 180 created a form of partnership between users of the school (i.e. parent) and the school staff and also recognizes that the school must maintain links with the community.

The Governing Board makes important decisions regarding the school, and gives input to the School Board about their policies. The Governing Board meets approximately 5 times a year in the evening.

Elections for Governing Board will take place on September 10th, immediately following the Open House at 7:30 p.m. in the staffroom.  Please come to the meeting to run for a position, or to elect a parent member. We will also be nominating a parent for the school board special education advisory committee (SEAC). Any parent of a child with an IEP can put their name forward for this committee and one parent will be elected.

SCHOOL FEES

If you have not been in to pay the 2019-20 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 Tammy Way at 819-663-4842 extension 1 to set one up.

IMPORTANCE OF DAILY READING

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 you have time to enjoy reading with your child.  It will make a huge difference in the success they have at school.

ANTI – BULLYING PROGRAM

Greater Gatineau staff members have been trained in anti-bullying initiatives, 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 details.

SCHOOL RULES ABOUT BULLYING

  1. Don’t Bully
  2. We Help
  3. We Include
  4. We Tell

 

TRIBES

Our staff has also been trained in the “Tribes” program. The program is designed to create a safe and caring learning environment. The 4 pillars of the Tribes philosophy are:

  1. Mutual Respect
  2. Appreciations – No Put Downs
  3. Listening
  4. Participation