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June 26
Confirmed case of Whooping Cough at Gibson-Neill



Dear Parents and Guardians,


There is a confirmed case of whooping cough (pertussis) at your child’s school. You can find information about this disease in the Fact Sheet available at:  http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/FactSheets/Pertussisfactsheet.pdf


Whooping cough spreads between people by droplets from coughs and sneezes. Whooping cough can cause severe disease in young children.   If you or your child develops symptoms like those described in the fact sheet, please avoid contact with pregnant women and children under 1 year of age, until you see your family doctor or an after-hours clinic. Tell your primary care provider that you or your child may have had contact with a confirmed case of whooping cough. 

If your doctor thinks that you or your child has pertussis, they can test for the disease. A positive test result will allow Public Health to act to protect others from the disease.  After a positive test result, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics and ask you to stay home until you have finished treatment. 

You can help stop the spread of diseases by washing your hands frequently, and staying home from school or work when you are sick. Pertussis can be prevented with a vaccine.  Please check to see if you and your child have all of the recommended immunizations. In New Brunswick, children should have doses of pertussis vaccine at 2, 4, 6, 18 months, and 4 years of age. Adults and adolescents in Grade 7 should receive a booster dose.

If you or your child are missing any of these doses, please contact your primary care provider or Public Health to make an appointment for immunization. There is no cost to receive the recommended doses of the pertussis vaccine.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Health at 453-5200.


Na-Koshie Lamptey MD MPH CCFP FRCP

Regional Medical Officer of Health​ 

June 26

​We have a handful of yearbooks for sale. They are $23 and are avaialable at the office until Thursday June 29th or until we sell out. Plese stop by the office if you would like one.

June 21
Bike Rodeo Cancelled

​Our bike rodeo has been cancelled for the afternoon, (Wednesday June 21) due to the risk of Thunderstorms.

June 19
School Supply Fees
June 09
OUr 3rd Annual Summer Reading Program
On Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM, students from Gibson-Neill Elementary can choose a week’s selection of leveled books for summer reading. This free reading club will start on Wednesday, July 12th and continue until Wednesday, August 23rd. 
Please email seth.murphy@nbed.nb.ca to confirm your interest in this program. Please include your child’s name, grade level, and teacher’s name in your message. Thank you for your interest! 
Students can enter their names in a draw to win a free book during our school’s next book fair in the fall.

May 24
Outdoor Classroom

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May 18

Watch our students do their best moves to "UPTOWN FUNK"!​


May 10
Kindergarten Orientation

​Welcome New Kindergarten Students

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
information tables   from    1:30-2:00
Children  go to the classrooms  from   2:00–3:00
Parents stay in the cafeteria    from    2:00-3:00
May 09
Jungle Book the musical

Don't forget... The grade 3-5 concert is Thursday and Friday.  The students are excited and ready to put on a great show.  See you at 9:15!​

May 01
Drive 4 UR School
When: Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM (test drives) – use the doodle  sign-up  so we are sure to have a vehicle ready for you    https://doodle.com/poll/ed2twktmppbc9dgu
Where: Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School Parking Lot
Cost: Riverview Ford will donate $20 for every valid test drive (maximum 300 people, 1 person per household address).  The test drive takes 3 minutes, has no sales pitch and is free J.
Bouncy Castles: 10 AM to 12 PM   (Cost - $1.00/child)
   will have 2 bouncy castles set up for the children to play in while adults are doing a test-drive.
**Snacks, water and coffee will be available for purchase on-site.**

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