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September 21
Popcorn is Back Starting Tuesday, September 25th

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September 21
Mark Your Calendars!

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TERRY FOX RUN: A TOONIE FOR TERRY

Gibson-Neill Memorial is pleased to be hosting its annual Terry Fox Walk on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Students are encouraged to donate a “Toonie for Terry” and all monies raised through the event will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation to further the cause of cancer research.

This year marks the 38th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. We are proud to be associated with the Terry Fox Foundation and believe that our involvement will launch a successful, positive, and meaningful school year. The Terry Fox Foundation is recognized as one of the most fiscally responsible charities in Canada. The Foundation ensures that for every dollar raised, $0.84 goes directly to cancer research – just like Terry wanted.

In 1980, one man set out to do the impossible; run across Canada on one leg to raise money for cancer research. Thirty-eight years later, over $680 million has been raised in his name and we at GNMES are proud to be keeping Terry’s dream alive.

For more information on Terry Fox or the Foundation you can visit www.terryfox.org.

Thank you in advance for your support.
Sincerely,
GNMES Staff

“Anything is possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try.” Terry Fox, 1980


​"Kid Stress & Anxiety Workshop: How Parents Can Help" 
 Parent Information Session

Facilitator: Erika Nason, M.A., L.Psych

When: Tuesday, September 25th, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School

Stress is a natural response to help us navigate temporarily difficult situations. But what happens when it is chronic and holds our kids back from having fun, going to school or engaging in new opportunities? Furthermore, going back to school and/or community tragedies can heighten a child's stress response.

Parents/guardians will learn mre about the impact of stress and how to help your child feel less overwhelmed and more empowered to cope and move forward. Format will be a brief presentation and opportunity for questions.

If you are interested, please RSVP by Monday, September 24th, to nasonjwa@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 26th - Cross Country for Grades 3-5

The second Cross Country event of the year is happening at Henry Park. The event starts at 1:15 and finishes by 2:15. Please ensure that you have arranged transportation for your child after the event. The students love to be cheered on so come join us in supporting them. For more information please click on the following link. GNMES PE Weebly

Orange Shirt Day - Friday, September 28th

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September 18
Important Dates and Events!

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#Beccatoldmeto Spread kindness and help make the world a happier place for everyone around you. Please bring back your green heart on Monday to add to our Kindness poster so we can add our tally to the ASD-W's final tally of Random Acts of Kindness.

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Our first meeting for the 2018-2019 school year is Monday, September 17th, at 6pm in The Den. New members are always welcome and needed! We look forward to a productive year of fundraising and school and family events.


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ELEMENTARY LITERACY FRIENDS (ELF)

Help write a brighter story for New Brunswick. All it takes is 2 hours a week, for 10 weeks.

Elementary Literacy Inc. is a charitable organization that manages the delivery of two volunteer reading achievement programs for struggling readers in grade two.


The programs bring together community volunteers, schools and parents for ensuring children are reading at grade level by the end of the school year. Children who are not reading at grade level by the end of grade 2 experience significant difficult in school and often fall further and further behind with each year of schooling. Reading is the foundation that cannot be compromised.

Watch this video to see volunteers and students in action: ELF Program

If you would like to volunteer, please visit: ELF NB​

September 15
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 11th - Meet the Teacher & Family Corn Boil

Join us from 5:15-6:30 for this annual event as we enjoy a meal of corn-on-the-cob and rolls. Let your children be the tour guides as they show you the highlights from their first week back at school.

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Cashless Schools Sign-Up Opportunity

A member of the Admin Services team from ASD-W will be at our corn boil tomorrow night to help parents who have not yet signed up for Cashless Schools, or who are having difficulty with signing up. Iris Noseworthy will have laptops set up for parents to use and assist them as is necessary. This is a wonderful opportunity being provided for parents.​

Parent School Support Committee (PSSC)

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member please contact: Lauren Rogers (PSSC Chair) at lrogers@unb.ca or Sherry Norton Graham (Principal) at sherry.norton-graham@nbed.nb.ca or call 453-5429. See attachment for an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a PSSC member. Deadline is Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Home & School Committee

The H&S Committee will hold their first meeting on Monday, September 17th in The Den (adult meeting room) at 6pm. New members are welcome to attend to find out more about how this committee supports many fundraising and school learning opportunities. New ideas, and members, are always appreciated!

Picture Day 2018!

Friday, September 14th, is Picture Day at GNMES!  Bring your BEST smile and shine for the camera.

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September 05
Important Reminders and Updates

​Transportation Information

Parents who have students who travel on Bus 245 are asked to check the Anglophone West Transportation Site (link below) to confirm pick-up time for your children as there has been a change made to the bus schedule and it is not the same as last year's schedule. Also, as it is the first week of school, parents are asked to have their children at the bus stop earlier than the time on the website to ensure you are at the stop when the arrives. Please remember, children are to be supervised by an adult at the bus stop until they are safely on the bus. 

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Cashless Schools - all parents will have access on Tuesday, September 4th, if you have been unsuccessful accessing it today.

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First Day Reminders:

​Students will head directly to their classes when they arrive on Tuesday morning (K students have a staggered entry and will not have a full day until Thursday, September 6th). Adults will greet them on the dance floor and help direct them to their classrooms where their teachers will be waiting to greet them for the start of a brand new year! Parents are permitted to accompany their child(ren) to their classrooms for today only.

Arrival time - 7:45 is the earliest students can be brought to school. Teachers are not on supervision before that time and students will remain outside until that time.

Class start time - the first bell rings at 8:10 and students move to their classrooms. 'O Canada' plays at 8:25 and students arriving during or after this time are required to sign in at the office as they are considered late for class. Thank you for doing your best to ensure they are here before the teachers submit their attendance to the office.

Cafeteria services - will resume on Monday, September 10th. Please see the attachment for a copy of the menu. Students will need to bring money with them as online ordering is not currently available.Cafeteria Menu 2018-19.pdfCafeteria Menu 2018-19.pdf

​Meet the Teacher & Corn boil - Tuesday, September 11th, from 5:15-6:30. Come enjoy corn, rolls and conversation with your family, friends and the staff of GNMES. Your children love the opportunity to show you their classrooms and introduce you to their teachers. We look forward to seeing you!

August 31
Cafeteria Opening Information

​The GNMES cafeteria will be open starting Monday, September 10th. Online ordering is not currently available so your child will need to bring money with them to pay for their lunch. White milk and bottled water will be the choice of beverages to purchase. Please check back for an updated menu.

Update, August 31/18 - dues to technical issues Cashless Schools is not yet available for the school. Please check back for further updates. Thank you!

Cashless Schools - live on August 30th/18! To sign up for Cashless Schools please click the link and follow the directions to set-up your account information.

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August 29
August 27-August 31st info items

School Registration Information:

If you are registering a student for Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School, please go to the school between 12:00P and 4:00P on Monday, August 27.
 
Please bring his/her birth certificate, Medicare and up-to-date immunization record.

 If you are not sure if your child is registered, or if cannot present yourself at the suggested date/times, please contact GNMES at (506)-453-5429. Please see ASD-W poster for information regarding other schools.
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Home & School Meeting (returning members) - Monday, August 27th at 6 pm in The Den. The first regular meeting will be held in September for new (and returning) members. Check back for details.

Cashless Schools will be available for GNMES on Thursday, August 30th. Parents will be able to pay the $45 student fee using a credit card or debit card online as an option. Cash and cheques will still be accepted at school as well.

August 26
A new adventure is arriving soon!

​School supplies are on the shelves, lists are in hand and mixed emotions are slowly (or quickly) sneaking up on everyone. Custodians have been diligently working to ensure our building is clean and ready for our favourite young ones when they arrive on Tuesday, September 4th (Kindergarten students have a staggered entry and parents will be notified the week of August 27th by the teachers). Many teachers have also been into their newly cleaned classrooms and have been readying their teaching spaces for their new classes. Whether it is your child's first year or their sixth year at GNMES, it is a BRAND NEW year for everyone. It is an exciting, and occasionally anxious, time for children so together we will make this a wonderful learning experience for them. There are a few important items to make note of:

Melanie and Lori, our terrific admin assistants, will be back in the office starting the week of August 20th. If you have questions (other than whose class your child is in), you may call or drop-in between 8am and 3pm, Monday-Friday. Class rosters are constantly changing due to students registering or moving. Information will be available at the end of the following week, and is still subject to change after that.

Teachers return to work on Monday, August 27th and are involved in a variety of learning and planning events each day. They are off-site on Tuesday, August 28th, for a professional learning day.

Parents of children entering kindergarten are invited to meet with the K teachers the evening of Thursday, August 30th from 6-7pm (date correction from August 29th). This meeting is just for the grown-ups - the kiddos get their big moment the next week!

A reminder that if you have not yet signed up for Cashless Schools this is a good time to do it. School fees ($45) will be payable through Cashless School for the first time this year.

Tuesday, September 11th, is our yearly Meet-the-Teacher/Family Corn Boil event. Corn-on-the-cob, rolls and water are provided free-of-charge to all who attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a meal with your friends and family and for your children to introduce you to their teachers. Stay tuned for more details!

We are looking forward to an amazing year as we work together building a community of learners!

August 17
2018-2019 School Supply List

​Happy August! Attached below is the school supply list for the upcoming school year. School fees are payable by cheque, cash or on-line (if you have not yet set up your account please click the following link: School Cash Online​). Enjoy the next 4 weeks with your children - summer is flying by quickly!

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August 02
Have a safe and happy summer!

​From the staff of GNMES we wish all students and their families a wonderful summer! Remember to keep reading and playing math games as often as you can. See you in September!

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