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December 09
Policy 711: Healthier School Food Environment.

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Today the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced revisions to Policy 711: Healthier School Food Environment.

These changes provide flexibility and empower local school communities to make informed decisions about the health and well-being of their students.

As part of these new standards, chocolate milk and 100 per cent fruit juice will be permitted to be sold in public schools.  

There will also be some flexibility for schools providing breakfast programs to students who need a better start to their school day.

For fundraising and special events, schools will be empowered to organize activities and occasions that respond to the needs of the local school community.

In-school celebrations, holidays, and special occasions will be permitted, although timing of these events must be reasonable and undertaken in moderation.

The overall main goal of the policy will continue to be to promote and make available healthy foods and beverages at school whenever and wherever possible.

Judy Cole  

Director of Communications, Anglophone West School District​


December 09
December 10th-21st

​Angel Tree Gifts Reminder

​Please bring your angel tree gifts to the office by Monday, December 10th. If you will be bringing your gift after this date please call the office (453-5429) and speak with Melanie (admin assistant). Thank you for your support!

Monday, December 10th

  • Pizza Coupons will be sent home with students who turned in orders and money
  • School Clothing as arrived! Parents who marked the order as a Christmas gift will be contacted when it is ready for pick-up.

K-2 Christmas Concerts 
Wednesday, December 12th (families of children whose last name begins with A-K)
Thursday, December 13th (families of children whose last name begins with L-Z)

Non-perishable food donations will be collected the day of the K-2 Christmas Concerts on December 12th and 13th. Items collected will help support Kim's Kitchen which also provides our school's brown-bag lunch program and back-pack program. Thank you for your support!​​
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Thursday, December 13th from 6-7 pm - Sistema's Winter Concert 

All are welcome to enjoy the sounds of the violin, viola and cello as our young musicians share their talents with us.

Friday, December 14th - Last day for cafeteria services (until January 2019). Please provide your child with a lunch for the week of December 17-21.

Friday, December 21st - Last day before Christmas vacation. This is a full day of classes with regular 2 o'clock and 3 o'clock dismissal times.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 - First day for students after Christmas vacation. Please note, Monday, January 7th, is a Professional Learning Day for school staff.

December 09
Info and Updates

Last day for cafeteria services before Christmas vacation will be  Friday, December 14th. Please ensure you send a packed lunch with your child for the last week of school (Dec. 17-21).

Last Call for Pizza Delight Coupons - please send any remaining orders in on Monday, December 3rd.

Nov. 30thPizza Delight Coupon Fundraiser - please check your child's communication bag, back-pack or report card envelope for the order form. All orders, and money are due back to the school on Friday, November 30th. Please note, the cost is $22 this year.​ Thank you for your support!

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Monday, December 3rd - Come join us for the Gibson-Neill Tree Lighting at 6pm. The Gibson-Neill choir will be singing and there will be hot chocolate and cookies too.
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November 28
Nov. 27th - No School

Tuesday, November 27th - All schools in Anglophone West are closed today due to impending stormy weather.​​

November 25
Dates of Importance

CHANGE OF DATE:  MOVIE NIGHT HAS BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD - doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. Cost - $5/person or $20/family.​
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Stakeholder Invitation - Extended Until Nov. 23rd

The District Education Council for Anglophone West School District (DEC) invites you to participate in a Thought Exchange.  This is an opportunity for stakeholders to share their thought regarding their experience with Anglophone West School District (ASD-W).  The information will inform DEC priorities and goals.

The question:

What are some important things you appreciate about our district and what areas for improvement do you see?

Your thoughts will be shared exactly as you enter them and will be seen by other participants.  Your identity will be confidential.  All thoughts will be monitored.  Thoughts that do not answer the question; are rude or hurtful to a person or group of people; clearly identify a person or school will be removed from the exchange.

Please go to: 


or to participate by SMS:

Text "Hello" to 728-55 then enter the 9-digit code: 589-210-777


The survey will be active from November 6, 2018 until November 16 ,2018.


The results will be shared on the Anglophone West School District website:


 November 20th/18 - Enchanted Book Fair Opens in The Den (Cash Only). Hours for the week are:

Tuesday, November 20th from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Wednesday, November 21st, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

Thursday, November 22nd from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

Friday, November 23rd from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

November 21 & 22 -​ Teachers will be sending home times for which they are available to meet with parents. Please note: Physical Education Specialists will be available to meet between 4pm and 6pm on Thursday, November 22nd.

November 23/18 - No school for students (Morning - Parent-Teacher Interviews; Afternoon- Professional Learning for Staff)​

November 30/18 - 7pm- The GNMES choir will be performing at the lighting of the Legislature Christmas Tree.

November 21
Dates to Note

November 13/18 - Angel Tree 2018 

Dear Gibson-Neill Families,

Each year at Christmas time, our school recognizes the importance of supporting families in need.  Last year we started Christmas Tree Angels, it was a great success.   It is a unique holiday assistance program that connects a generous individual or group with a deserving child (or “Angel”) in need If your family is in need of help this Christmas, please fill out the form that will be sent home on November 13th and return it to the school no later than Monday, November 19th.  Your request will be added to an Angel and placed on a tree near our school's office.  Your child’s name will not be on the angel.  Anyone in our school community (including staff, parents and visitors) may then choose one or more angels to purchase the requested gift item.  The Angel tree will be on display by November 21st

 Some examples of items you could ask for include:

Clothing or boots (Need); books or toys (Want) ($30 or less). Please be specific and detailed in your requests. 

Please Note: electronics, video games or technology will NOT be added to the tree.  

 Please bring unwrapped gifts to the office, with the Angel attached to the gift, by December 10th.​

 November 15/18 - Jersey Day - wear your favourite team's jersey!

Monday, November 19th/18 - Angel Tree forms to be returned to the school.

November 19/18 - Home & School Meeting rescheduled from November 5th. See you at 6pm in The Den!​

November 18
School Closure - Friday, November 16th

​GNMES is closed today due to impending stormy weather.

November 15
Nov 14 - 1 hour bus delay

​please note all ASDW buses are running one hour late this morning.

November 07
Notable Dates

November 9th - No School for students (Professional Learning Day for Staff)

November 12/18 - Remembrance Day Observed (No school for staff or students)​

Friday, Nov. 2/18 - UPDATE!!  So far the  50/50 prize remains unclaimed. The winner has until Friday, November 9th at 3pm to bring in their winning ticket. After this time the money will be considered a donation to the Home & School. 

School Clothing Orders  - Due November 8th/18

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November 8th - Remembrance Day Service

November 05
School Info

Monday, November 5th - School Closure

Please note that due to a lack of power Gibson-Neill is closed today. 


GNMES is currently without power due to the wind storm Saturday night. Please listen to the news, call 453-5454 (ASD-W office), check the ASD-W website or check our Twitter site @GNMES_News Monday morning for an update. Due to a lack of power the Facebook site may not be updated in the morning.

Thank you to all who set up, supported, attended and cleaned up after our amazing Howlfest event on Oct. 27th. It was a huge success for the 7th year in a row and we look forward to many more! The winning ticket was drawn for the 50/50 raffle. Please come into the office with your winning half to claim your prize.

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