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November 23
No School Friday, November 24, 2017

There will be no school for students on Friday, November 24th, 2017 due to Parent Teacher Confernece.  Have a great weekend everyone!

November 20
School Memo #11- Monday, November 20th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
 Monday, November 20th, 2017
Good Afternoon, Creeker Families,
Christmas Bazaar - THANK YOU for your generous donations and enthusiasm in taking part in our Christmas Bazaar this past Saturday. At this point, you and your families and friends helped to raise between 15 and 16 thousand dollars! The funds are going toward updating our playground. Thanks to our Home and School for their hard work in bringing this together for our school!
 
Fluoride Mouthrinse - today, the fluoride mouthrinse consent forms and brochures are being sent home. Our parent volunteers are being trained this week and we will begin next week, Wednesday the 22nd of November. This is a program for grades 1-5.
 
Cashonline Program- The District has recently contacted our school, amongst others, to be part of the Cashless Schools program - cashonline. Essentially what this means is that in the future, you will be able to pay for fees or other items for school , online.  More info to come on this in the coming weeks.
 
Achievement Reports - First term reports were issued today. Please read through these with your child, fill out the goals sheets with them and come in for the parent-teacher conferences this week. Looking forward to seeing everyone!  A reminder there is no school on Friday!
 
Hot Lunch -  a reminder that the deadline to order is  Wednesday at 7:00 am. Home and School is continuing to work with Chartwells to improve this system. Thank you for your understanding.   https://www.schoollunchorder.ca/
 
Poinsettias and Wreaths to Sell! - The Home and School will be taking orders for these items in the next few days! Please be on the look out for the order forms going home tomorrow, due the following Monday, the 27th. Ho Ho Ho!
 
 
Dates to keep in mind..  
 
Mon. Nov 20th - Achievement Reports issued
 
Tues. Nov 21st - Poinsettia and Wreaths order form going home
 
Thurs. Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews in the evening
 
Fri. Nov 24th - No school for students... Parent/Teacher interviews in the morning, Professional Learning in the afternoon
 
Sat. Nov 25th - Retake Day at Harvey Studios ( you would have to call them)
 
 
Week of Nov 27th - Students in Grades 4 and 5 participate in OurSchool Survey as in similar years ( note to come)
 
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Tues. Nov. 28th – PSSC 6:30 pm
 
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Tues. Dec 5th - Chapter's Night! ( 6-9 pm ) Choirs performing at 6:15
 
Thurs. Dec. 14th-Christmas Concert 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
 
Wed Dec 20th - Art Richard performing!
 
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before holidays
 
 
Thank you!
Katherine
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal 
 

 
Katherine Campbell
Principal 
Garden Creek Elementary
453-5409  (c) 259-0588
 
"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!"
 
Mission Statement: Garden Creek School strives to provide a safe, caring learning environment where everyone feels accepted and can develop their full potential.
Vision Statement: Garden Creek School students will develop the skills to become enthusiastic lifelong learners and caring active citizens of their communities.
 
November 20
PSSC Meeting Minutes-September 26, 2017
November 17
Information on School Closure Due To Weather Conditions
November 14
Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, November 18th

Garden Creek Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 18th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

November 14
School Memo # 11- November 14th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
 Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Good Morning to our Creeker Families!
 
We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and we look forward to seeing many of you at our Christmas Bazaar this Saturday - lots of fun, games and food to be had! Invite your friends and family as we raise funds for Wellness and Technology in the school.
 
Hot Lunch - thank you to those families who have participated in our first online ordering hot lunch. To facilitate this process, the deadline to order is now Wednesday at 7:00 am. We hope your child enjoyed their order last week and we apologize for the 1st round glitches. I know our Home and School hot lunch coordinator wants this to be a success and is working hard to do so! Please let us know your thoughts.  https://www.schoollunchorder.ca/
 
Bazaar Raffle Tickets - Please send any monies and unsold tickets to the office by tomorrow, Wednesday.
 
Achievement Reports and Doodle Poll - Achievement Reports will be issued next Monday the 20th. We really would like all parents to attend as well as to complete the goal sheet with your child prior to attending. Please remember to sign up for your interview time through the homeroom teacher's doodle poll. If you would like me to sit in on the interview, please let us know either through the teacher or through the office. Also, attached is a document for you to read ahead of time to help you understand the Achievement Report as well as a powerpoint from our District.
 
 
Dates to keep in mind..
 
Tues. Nov 14th - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm  ( changed from the 21st)
Wed. Nov 15 - Hot lunch online orders due no later than 7 AM Wednesday / Raffle tickets and money due /
Fri. Nov 17 - Item drop off for Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 18th - Garden Creek Christmas Bazaar! ( 11- 1 pm)
 
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Mon. Nov 20th - Achievement Reports issued  Brochure - Parent Guide Nov  2017.pdfBrochure - Parent Guide Nov 2017.pdf
Thurs. Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews in the evening
Fri. Nov 24th - No school for students... Parent/Teacher interviews in the morning, Professional Learning in the afternoon
Sat. Nov 25th - Retake Day at Harvey Studios ( you would have to call them)
Week of Nov 27th - Students in Grades 4 and 5 participate in OurSchool Survey as in similar years ( note to come)
 
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Nov. 28th – PSSC 6:30 pm
 
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Tues. Dec 5th - Chapter's Night! ( 6-9 pm ) Choirs performing at 6:15
Thurs. Dec. 14th-Christmas Concert 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
Wed Dec 20th - Art Richard performing!
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before holidays
 
Thank you!
Katherine
 
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal 
Garden Creek Elementary
453-5409  (c) 259-0588
 
"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!"
 
Mission Statement: Garden Creek School strives to provide a safe, caring learning environment where everyone feels accepted and can develop their full potential.
Vision Statement: Garden Creek School students will develop the skills to become enthusiastic lifelong learners and caring active citizens of their communities.
November 07
December Health Note
November 06
School Memo #10-Monday, November 6th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
 Monday, November 6th, 2017

Good Monday to all our Creeker Families,
 
Safety Reminder - When dropping off your child in the morning, please remember to stay in line while those in front of you finish letting their child out. We are trying to avoid any accidents. Thank you .
                           - A reminder that students are not to have drinks or food on the playground at any time as a safety precaution.
 
VanGo! Art Exhibit- We are fortunate to have the work of emerging Canadian artists displayed in our main hallway as part of the  VanGo! Art program. Students will also be involved in presentations later in the month so that they become more familiar with this work. They will also be displaying their own art around the theme of Canada 150 in the coming weeks. Come and take a tour!
 
Student Forum - I will be meeting with selected K-2 and 3-5 students tomorrow to take any suggestions they may have for our school as well as any concerns they may have. Increasing student voice in school is part of our school and district goals for this year.
 
Remembrance Day Ceremony - Our ceremony takes place at 10:30 am this Thursday. All families are welcome to attend. Please let us know if you plan on coming so that we can arrange seating. We will have bagpipers, the choir performing and guest speakers from Base Gagetown.
 
Harvey Studio Retakes - these happen this Wednesday!
 
UNB Reds Night - If you are planning on going to the Southside Schools Reds Night, please get your tickets by Friday at 4 . See attachment.
 
NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY - this Friday is a professional learning day. As such, there is no school for students. Teachers will be collaborating on assessments and next steps for students. as they prepare achievement reports.
 
Chartwell's Ordering for this Week - If you are planning on ordering hot lunch for your child this week, please order online by 7:00 am Thursday morning. https://www.schoollunchorder.ca/.   We know there will be a learning curve with this one, so thank you in advance for your patience.
  
Dates Ahead :
 
Tues. Nov 7 - Baking Pledge Sheets Due / Grade 4L to the Superstore ( 8:45 - 10:45)  
Wed. Nov 8th - Harvey Retakes
Thurs . Nov 9th - Remembrance Day ceremony - 10:30 am all welcome!
Fri. Nov 10th - Professional Learning Day - full day .. no school for students / UNB REDS Southside Schools night
 
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Mon. Nov 13th - Remembrance Day holiday - no school
Tues. Nov 14th - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm  ( changed from the 21st)
Wed. Nov 15 - Raffle tickets and money due
Fri. Nov 17 - Item drop off for Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 18th - Garden Creek Christmas Bazaar! ( 11- 1 pm)
 
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Mon. Nov 20th - Achievement Reports issued
Thurs. Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews in the evening
Fri. Nov 24th - No school for students... Parent/Teacher interviews in the morning, Professional Learning in the afternoon
 
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Nov. 28th – PSSC 6:30 pm
 
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Tues. Dec 5th - Chapter's Night! ( 6-9 pm ) Choirs performing at 6:15
Thurs. Dec. 14th-Christmas Concert 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
Wed Dec 20th - Art Richard performing!
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before holidays
 
Thank you,
Katherine
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal 
Garden Creek Elementary
453-5409  (c) 259-0588
 
"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!"
 
Mission Statement: Garden Creek School strives to provide a safe, caring learning environment where everyone feels accepted and can develop their full potential.
Vision Statement: Garden Creek School students will develop the skills to become enthusiastic lifelong learners and caring active citizens of their communities.
 
October 31
November, 2017 Calendar
October 30
School Memo #9 - Monday, October 30th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
 Monday, October 30th, 2017  

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 Happy Halloween!
 
Clubs in the School- if your child is interested, we have a few clubs going on this month:
                            - Chess club will start next Monday for grades 3-5 ( Mr. Levesque is running this)
                            - Hot Wheels Club is on Thursdays for grades 3-5 and Fridays for grades K-2 ( Mr. Slack)
                            - Ultimate Chicken will rotate through for various grades 3-5 levels on noon hours
                            - Boys and Girls choir continues on Weds ( boys), Thursdays ( girls) , K-2 Choir is on Tuesdays
 
Grade 5 Student Volunteers -  some of our grade 5 students are taking on volunteer ( leader) roles in our school this year. They are either volunteering to help with Home and School events, stage crew for concerts and assemblies, helping in a Phys. Ed capacity, helping on the playground with outdoor activities, delivering hot lunch and milk, helping in the K-2 classrooms for indoor play times and helping with morning announcements. This is just getting underway with some work still needed to get it fully functioning.  
 
Student Forums - as part of increasing student voice, I will be meeting with reps from each class to discuss what aspects of the school they would like to see changed - all suggestions welcome! Our first monthly meeting will be on Tuesday Nov. 7th
 
UNB Reds Night!  - UNB is again hosting the Southside Schools Night on Nov. 10th. Please see the attachment.. GO REDS!!!
 
 
This week :      highlighted items new..
                       
Wed. Nov 1 - Santa's workshop items due
Thurs. Nov 2 - Hot lunch - subway 
Fri. Nov 3 - Kindness Day in Fredericton .. info to come
Tues. Nov 7 - Baking Pledge Sheets Due / Grade 4L to the Superstore ( 8:45 - 10:45)  
Wed. Nov 8th - Harvey Retakes
Thurs . Nov 9th - Remembrance Day ceremony - 10:30 am all welcome!
Fri. Nov 10th - Professional Learning Day - full day .. no school for students / UNB REDS Southside Schools night
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Mon. Nov 13th - Remembrance Day holiday - no school
Tues. Nov 14th - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm  ( changed from the 21st)
Wed. Nov 15 - Raffle tickets and money due
Fri. Nov 17 - Item drop off for Bazaar
Sat. Nov. 18th - Garden Creek Christmas Bazarre! ( 11- 1 pm)
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Mon. Nov 20th - Achievement Reports issued
Thurs. Nov 23 - Parent/Teacher Interviews in the evening
Fri. Nov 24th - No school for students... Parent/Teacher interviews in the morning, Professional Learning in the afternoon
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Nov. 28th – PSSC 6:30 pm
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Tues. Dec 5th - Chapter's Night! ( 6-9 pm ) Choirs performing at 6:15
Thurs. Dec. 14th-Christmas Concert 9:00 am and 12:00 pm
Wed Dec 20th - Art Richard performing!
Fri. Dec. 22 – Last day before holidays
 
 
 
Katherine Campbell
Principal 
Garden Creek Elementary
453-5409  (c) 259-0588
 
"Once a Creeker, Always a Creeker!"
 
Mission Statement: Garden Creek School strives to provide a safe, caring learning environment where everyone feels accepted and can develop their full potential.
Vision Statement: Garden Creek School students will develop the skills to become enthusiastic lifelong learners and caring active citizens of their communities.
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