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March 17
March 18th-22nd

Bus change for Thursday, March 21st only -students who take bus 248 at 3pm will be taking Bus 247 home. They will arrive 20 minutes later than their normal arrival time.

Friday, March 22nd - Professional Learning Day for Staff. Students do not have classes this Friday.

Thursday, March 21st - 6pm. Everyone is invited to attend the Sistema Spring Concert.

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Public Consultation on Second Language​ - please complete the survey (link below) to provide input on French Immersion. Deadline is March 31st.

Public Consultation​​​

Upcoming Events

April 2nd-5th

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Wednesday, April 24th at 1:30.​ - Children, who will be entering Kindergarten in September 2019, and their parents are invited to the Kindergarten Orientation at Gibson-Neill.

May 16 and May 17th - Grade 3-5 Spring Concert

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A wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom! Let's celebrate how it all began with some of the biggest rock and roll stars to ever assemble in your school!  From Elvis “the King,” Little Richard and James Brown to The Beach Boys, The Beatles and many more! We guarantee you'll want to swoon and croon right along because rock and roll is here to stay!  

The performances will take place on Thursday May 16th at 9:15am ( Families A-K) and Friday May 17th at 9:15am. (Families L-Z)

We've got the beat and we've got the soul!  Here at GNMES, we've got Rock And Roll!  

March 10
Week of March 11-15

​Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful March Break!

Monday, March 11th at 6pm - Home & School Meeting in The Den. New members are always welcome!

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery Program for Grades 3-5 


Registration can be completed through Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  Payments can be made by phone, in person, or by cheque. 506-458-2028. 703 Queen Street, F’ton, NB emailbag@beaverbrookartgallery.org

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Sistema Spring Concert - Thursday, March 21st at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful evening. 

Professional Learning Day for all staff - Friday, March 22nd, 2019 - there are no classes for students on this day.

February 24
Week of February 25th

Separating Fact from Fiction - Momo Challenge

Important information regarding the Momo Challenge as prepared by GNMES Guidance. This is not being addressed in classes unless a concern arises and is just meant to provide background for parents/guardians and teachers.

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Public Consultation on Second Language​ - please complete the survey (link below) to provide input on French Immersion.

Public Consultation

Busing Changes for Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st​ - Dismissal from School

2pm  - Bus 263 (Sandra) will be taking ALL of Bus 244's (Lois's) students (K-2)

3pm - ALL of Bus 244's (Lois's) students are going on Bus 248 (Dave/Todd)

3pm only - Bus 248's students are going on Bus 247 (Danny).Bus 248 students will arrive 15-20 minutes later as Bus 247 students will be dropped off first.

Coyote Carnival Week - Feb. 25-March 1st​

Monday, Feb. 25th - Sport/Jersey Day

Tuesday, Feb. 26th - Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday, Feb. 27th - ​PINK SHIRT DAY

Thursday, Feb. 28th - Backwards Day

Friday, March 1st - School Colours Day

Coffee Orders are now available for pick-up between 8am and 4pm! Please check-in at the office so your order can be given to you. Thank you for your support.

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Did You Know . . . If you have placed an online order through the cafeteria's website that you have until 9am the day your child is eating lunch to cancel the order? After this time the order payment becomes a credit on your account in the event your child is not at school that day. In the event of school cancellation day your account will be refunded. Please note that the school does not look after cafeteria orders so inquiries should be made to Chartwell's. 

March Break - March 4th-8th (staff and students return to school on Monday, March 11th)​

February 18
Feb 10-15

​Staff Appreciation Week - February 10th-15th - we are looking forward to the surprises the GNMES Home & School have prepared for our amzing staff this week!

Grade 3 Skating starts this Wednesday, February 13th, with Mrs. Benoit's and Mrs. Murphy's classes. Information has been sent home to parents. Volunteers must wear skates in order to be on the ice.

Friday, February 15th - Flag Day! This is the 54th anniversary of the official recogition of our beautiful Canadian Flag.​

​Grade 4 Skiing - Friday, February 15th - Madame Lalonde's and Ms. Curran's classes are heading to Crabbe Mountain. ​

February 09
February 18th-March 1st

Friday, Feb. 22, is Baden Powell Day. All members of Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Scouts are welcome to wear their uniforms to recognize this day.

Thank You to the Home & School Committee and to our school community who made our Staff Appreciation Week a huge success!  We are so very appreciative of all you did for us. You made our week!

Monday, February 18th ​- Family Day Holiday - no school for students or staff.

Grade 4 SkiingFriday, February 22nd - Mr. Porter's, Mr. Linder's and Madame Conrad's classes will head to the hill.

Friday, February 22nd - Home & School Movie Night -​ "Smallfoot" is the feature presentation for the evening. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 6:30 sharp. Cost - $5/person or $20/family. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pizza and bottled water will be available for purchase.

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February 08
Friday, February 8th, 2019

Friday, February 8th, 2019 - All schools in Anglophone West are closed today due to weather and poor road conditions, including Gibson-Neill.

February 08
January 28th-February 9th Reminders

Home & School East Coast Coffee Fundraiser - order forms, with cash payment, need to to be returned to the school no later than Thursday, January 31st.

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​Pink Shirt Day 2019 - T-shirt orders must be back to the school by February 4th. Shirts will be given to students by February 22nd. Cost - $10 (cash only). February 27th is Pink Shirt Day.

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​Home & School Meeting - Monday, February 4th - 6pm in The Den. All are welcome!


Some members of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) "grew up" in Sistema, and the hope and wish is that some of GNMES Sistema students will follow in their steps.


The NBYO will be performing at The Playhouse on Sunday, February 10 at 2:00P. This year’s ensemble of 85 inspiring music ambassadors, directed by Maestro Antonio Delgado, ranges in age from 10 to 23 years. Their concert will feature Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and a performance of Wolastoq Fantasia by NB composer Sam Arnold.



NOTE: All Sistema students get FREE tickets for the concert.


ALSO, they are also looking for billeting families to take groups of two NYBO members for February 8 and 9. If you are interested in billeting, contact Sistema teacher, Laura Brockbank at yellow774@gmail.com.

Autism Online Training for Parents

The Autism Learning Partnership Branch of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is pleased to inform you that the online autism training program, ASD and Behavioural Interventions: An Introduction for School Personnel – Access for Parents/Guardians, will now be available at no cost to all parents and guardians of school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in New Brunswick. Although ASD and Behavioural Interventions: An Introduction for School Personnel was designed to meet the needs of educational personnel working with children and youth with ASD within the school setting, parents and guardians will also benefit from access to a slightly modified version of this online training program.

Enrolled parents/guardians will have access to online modules pertaining to the basic concepts of ASD, the impact of ASD on learning, as well as the interventions that aim to address the skill deficits associated with ASD. These modules will help parents gain an understanding of the characteristics of ASD and offer them initial training in the evidenced-based interventions being used by school personnel that support learners with ASD. Parents will then be better equipped with the tools to further understand, support and actively participate in their child’s intervention.

Online registration will take place between January 9-31, 2019 and will be done through the Department of Education and Early Childhood website. The course will begin on February 7, 2019. Also note that the next period of online registration for the parents of preschool-aged children is from February 6-18, 2019.

Parents who are interested in enrolling can click on the following link: http://asd-tsa.nbed.nb.ca/. If this is not a convenient time, note that enrollment will be possible at another time in the upcoming year. Updates will be provided through the Department website. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Gaudet (lynn.gaudet2@gnb.ca; 506-238-0243).

Thank you for your interest.


Lynn Gaudet

Learning Specialist

Autism Learning Partnership

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


French Immersion Registration 2018-2019

Registration for French Immersion for the 2019-2020 school year will be done electronically through the following hyperlink to the ASD-W web site: Registration for French Immersion 2019-2020.  (The registration form will be available effective January 15, 2019 and will remain open to the end of the school year (June 2019), with scheduled monitoring.)  Registrations received by February 28, 2019, will inform planning for formation of classes (as per Provincial Policy 309:  French Second Language Programs).


Please be advised that the following information is available on the ASD-W web site www.asd-w.nbed.nb.ca:

·         Schedule of ASD-W Presentations to Parents – French Second Language Programs

·         French Immersion Registration – Grade 1 and Grade 6 Entry – Link to electronic registration form Registration for French Immersion 2019-2020(available effective January 15, 2019)

Instructions for parents who do not have access to a computer are included on the attached ‘Process’ document.


As part of this email we have attached, for school administrators, the Registration Process for the Grade 1 and Grade 6 Entry Programs.


The following link to the EECD web site may also be helpful to you :

·         EECD Website – French Second Language - http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/education/k12/content/anglophone_sector/fsle.html  


Packages of the following information have been prepared for elementary schools:

·         Schedule of ASD-W Presentations to Parents (attached)

·         Everyone at their best: Learning French as a Second Language Brochure from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


This information will be forwarded to all Elementary Schools through the school mail the week of January 7th.  Both documents are to be sent home with ALL Kindergarten students and ALL Grade 5 students (English Program) from your school regardless of whether French Immersion is offered in your school or not. We encourage you to also post the dates to your school website and/or communicate via voice message/twitter. Further, you may wish to share with your PSSC.


If you have questions, please contact me or a French Second Language Subject Coordinator.

·         Amanda Desveaux – (506) 453-8682

·         Renée Bourgoin – (506) 357-4019

·         Ann Manderson – (506) 357-4181

·         Janice Gagnon – (506) 325-4567

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North Side Elementary School Night - Saturday, February 9th

New this year


The first 30 elementary students to arrive at the AUC game-night will each receive (for them only):


1) Invite to the post-game team visit 

2) UNB REDS scarf 


Doors to the game open at 6PM. ​

Saturday, February 9th vs. Dalhousie Tigers - 7pm at the Aitken Centre

The UNB REDS look forward to hosting your students and staff again this season. This event is a highlight of the year for our student athletes. They very much appreciate the Elementary School night with all the kids and the excitement they bring to the game.

1. Parents are now responsible to pick up their child’s complimentary ticket and purchase their own through the UNB box office. Each student MUST have a game ticket. Each school has been assigned a section by the box office. When parents purchase their tickets, they will just need to mention which school they are from.

2. Parents of students will receive half price admission of $6, which will also be honored on game night this year. Although, parents are encouraged to pick up their tickets by 4pm on Friday, February 8th at the box office. If parents wait until game night they could arrive and find out the game is sold out. We cannot make the half-price ticket available on line as it is only valid for North Side Elementary School parents and the ticketing system is unable to differentiate them from other fans.

3. The Aitken Centre box office is open 11:00am to 4:00pm weekdays for ticket purchases.​​

January 28
Week of January 21st, 2019 and upcoming events

​Friday, January 25th/19 - schools in Zones 5-9 are closed today due to poor road conditions. This includes Gibson-Neill. Students will return Tuesday, January 29th as Monday, January 28th is a Professional Learning Day for all staff.

Reminder: Monday, January 28th, 2019, is a Professional Learning Day for all staff. There are no classes for students.

January 21
January 14th, 2019

Monday, January 14th, 2019 - Home & School Meeting at 6pm in The Den.  New members are welcome!

​Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 - PSSC Meeting at 6:30pm​

January 13
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

​Happy 2019! We are looking forward to seeing all of our little coyotes on Tuesday, January 8th, when classes resume. Staff will be involved in professional learning on Monday, January 7th. See you on Tuesday!

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

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 - Cafeteria services will resume.

Monday, January 14th, 2019 - Home & School meeting at 6pm in The Den.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 - PSSC meeting in The Den at 6:30pm.​

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