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April 20
Kindergarten Orientation- Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Garden Creek School will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 starting at 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for children registered for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
Parents/guardians are asked to meet in the library with their children at 2:00 p.m.  After a brief information session, children will have an opportunity to spend some time in the kindergarten classrooms while parents have a presentation from school administration.
 
A school bus driver will be at the school as to talk about school bus safety and take the students for a brief ride around the block.
 
Please call us at 453-5409 to confirm your attendace or for any further inquiries.
 
See you all on the 23rd!     K.jpg

April 18
Grade 5 Pancake Breakfast and School tour of George Street Middle
April 16
School Memo # 29-Monday, April 16th, 2018
 

Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​

 

 

 
Good afternoon Creeker Families! 
 
At this time of year, I want to remind everyone that you need to check each morning regardless of the current weather, to make sure there are no school delays or closures, bus delays or cancellations. This can be done via the school or district website, http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx, twitter, listening to a local radio station, or phoning the hotline at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455. In addition, this is the time of year when the weather changes significantly from day to day. One day it may be below -20 but later in the day it is predicted to be +10.  So please keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day when you are preparing the children to come to school, and bring appropriate hats, mitts, etc.
 
Reminder to all: if you wish to pay online for an order for school clothing, please make sure you have paid online for the order before you send back the slip for the order. If you don't do this it will be difficult to reconcile payments on our part and could mean that we will have to contact you to straighten it out. The clothing orders are due on Friday April 20.
 
Also we are sending our pizza orders home today and for the first time you will have the option to pay for your pizza order online through the same cashless schools program that we are using for the school clothing. IF you choose to use the cashless payment option you will still need to send in the order form as per usual and check the "online" method of payment. Please ensure the online payment has been made before you return the slip. Please see attached cashless schools letter for more information about this method of payment. (This is the letter we sent home with the school clothing orders) Pizza orders will be due Friday April 20.
 
Mr. Slack’s Grade 5 class is still raising money for their class trip to Snider Mountain.  Southside redemption centre located at 70 Timothy Ave, Hanwell, has agreed to assist the class by accepting donations of refundable bottles. If you are at the redemption centre and would like to do so, you could ask that your refundables be donated to the grade 5 class at Garden Creek School.
 
 
 This week:
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Mon. April 16-New pizza orders go home (online/cashless option available but still return the form please)
 
Tues. April 17- Pizza hot lunch (last of this round); George St. presents to Grade 5 students 10:30am; Home and School 6:30 
 
Weds. April 18- Fluoride mouth rinse; AM School Heritage fair (4/5D; 5S) in the library
 
Thurs. April 19- Chartwell's hot lunch; 
 
Friday April 20-Clothing orders due; Pizza orders due
 
Sunday April 22- Earth Day- Selected classes have completed Earth Day artwork that will be exhibited at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in the "Community Room" from 11am-8pm 
 
 
 
Coming up:
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April 24- Early Dismissal PL Day-new dismissal time 11:30 ; PSSC 6:30
May 4- No school
May 8- Grade 5 students visit George Street Middle School for orientation
May 14- No School
May 15- Kidsing performance 9am
 
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Tentative future dates to note:
 
May 21-No school (Victoria Day)
May 23-Welcome to Kindergarten for next year's K students
May 24-School Track and Field Day for grades 3-5 (will be looking for volunteers!)
May 25-Rain Date for school Track and Field Day
June 2- Test drive fundraiser (tentative)
June 4-Worlds UNBound presentations (whole school)
June 6-8- Grade 5 Slack Snider Mountain Trip
June 8- District Track and Field Day; iTromboni concert
June 12- Rain Date for District Track and Field Day
June 20- Grade 5 celebration
June 21- Grade 5 Greenhill Lake Field Trip for all Grade 5 students
June 22- Last Day of School/Achievement Report #3 issued
 
Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Samantha Robichaud
Acting Principal
Garden Creek Elementary School
506-453-5409
"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.
 
April 09
School Memo # 28 - Monday, April 9th, 2018

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians​

Good afternoon Creeker Families! 
 
At this time of year, I want to remind you all that you need to check each morning regardless of the current weather, to make sure there are no school delays or closures, bus delays or cancellations. This can be done via the school or district website, http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx, twitter, listening to a local radio station, or phoning the hotline at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455. In addition, this is the time of year when the weather changes significantly from day to day. One day it may be below -20 but later in the day it is predicted to be +10.  So please keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day when you are preparing the children to come to school, and bring appropriate hats, mitts, etc.
 
Update on the Scholastic Book Fair:   We will have Credit and Debit card payments available. 
 
Book fair hours-
Wednesday April 11- 12noon-4pm
Thursday April 12- 7:30am-7pm (students can visit during the day)
Friday April 13- (no school/parent-teacher interviews)- 8am-12noon
 
If you can volunteer at the book fair, please let our librarian Rebecca Doucette know. Her email is Rebecca.Doucette2@nbed.nb.ca
 
As well, we are working on compiling our yearbook. If you are interested in sponsoring a page in the yearbook for your business, please let Mrs. Ghanem know and she will coordinate this with you. Please sign up for this if you would like to, by Friday April 13.
 
Reminder to all: if you wish to place an order for school clothing, please make sure you have paid online for the order before you send back the slip for the order. If you don't do this it will be difficult to reconcile payments on our part and could mean that we will have to contact you to straighten it out.
 
  
 This week:
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Mon. April 9-Achievement Report #2 released-please fill out and return both the reflection sheet enclosure and the report card envelope
 
Tues. April 10- Pizza hot lunch; 
 
Weds. April 11- Fluoride mouth rinse; Book Fair open 12-4pm; School clothing fitting 2-5PM
 
Thurs. April 12- Chartwell's hot lunch; Book Fair open 7:30am-7pm; evening interviews
 
Friday April 13-No school-interview day; Book Fair open 8-12; Yearbook sponsorships due
 
 
 
Coming up:
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April 16- Pizza orders go home-Online payment through cashless schools go live
April 17- Home and School 6:30
April 18- School Heritage Fair (4/5 Doyle, 5 Slack); school clothing fitting 2-5PM
April 20- School Clothing orders due; pizza orders due
April 24- Early Dismissal PL Day-new dismissal time 11:30 ; PSSC 6:30
 
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Tentative future dates to note:
 
May 23-Welcome to Kindergarten for next year's K students
May 24-School Track and Field Day for grades 3-5 (will be looking for volunteers
May 25-Rain Date for school Track and Field Day
June 6-8- Grade 5 Slack Snider Mountain Trip
June 8- District Track and Field Day
June 12- Rain Date for District Track and Field Day
June 20- Grade 5 celebration
June 21- Grade 5 Greenhill Lake Field Trip for all Grade 5 students
June 22- Last Day of School/Achievement Report #3 issued
 
Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Samantha Robichaud
Acting Principal
Garden Creek Elementary School
506-453-5409
"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.
 

 

April 03
School Memo #27- Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians

Good afternoon Creeker Families! 

 
At this time of year, I want to remind you all that you need to check each morning regardless of the current weather, to make sure there are no school delays or closures, bus delays or cancellations. This can be done via the school or district website, http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx, twitter, listening to a local radio station, or phoning the hotline at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455. In addition, this is the time of year when the weather changes significantly from day to day. One day it may be below -20 but another day it is predicted to be +10. Or this change may even occur on the same day! So please keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day when you are preparing the children to come to school.
 
Update on the Scholastic Book Fair: 
 
Book fair hours-
Wednesday April 11- 12noon-4pm
Thursday April 12- 7:30am-7pm (students can visit during the day)
Friday April 13- (no school/parent-teacher interviews)- 8am-12noon
The theme of the book fair is "Paws for Reading" and students can send in a photo of themselves reading with their pet and/or a drawing of their favourite book for two book fair prize contests! Get those entries in this week!
 
If you can volunteer at the book fair, please let our librarian Rebecca Doucette know. Her email is Rebecca.Doucette2@nbed.nb.ca
 
Clothing orders are going home with students today. Please see the letters attached for information about ordering and about fitting times for the clothing. As well, attached to this memo is a letter about our new cashless schools system where you will be able to start paying for certain items online, starting with clothing, if you are interested.
 
As well, we are working on compiling our yearbook. If you are interested in sponsoring a page in the yearbook for your business, please let Mrs. Ghanem know and she will coordinate this with you. Please sign up for this if you would like to, by Friday April 13.
 
  
 This week:
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Tues. April 3- Pizza hot lunch; Clothing orders go home
 
Weds. April 4- Fluoride mouth rinse
 
Thurs. April 5- Chartwell's hot lunch
 
Friday April 6-
 
 
 
Coming up:
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April 9- Achievement Report #2 released
April 11-13- Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser at the school (see hours above)
April 12- Parent-teacher interviews (evening-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
April 13- No school; Parent-teacher interviews (morning-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
April 13- Yearbook sponsorships due
April 17- Home and School 6:30
April 18- School Heritage Fair (4/5 Doyle, 5 Slack)
April 20- School Clothing orders due
April 24- Early Dismissal PL Day-new dismissal time 11:30 ; PSSC 6:30
 
Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Samantha Robichaud
Acting Principal
Garden Creek Elementary School
506-453-5409
"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.
 
March 29
April, 2018 Calendar
March 26
Sock Hop - Wednesday, March 28th and Thursday, March 29th
March 26
School Memo # 26 - Monday, March 26th, 2018

 Memo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians

 

Good afternoon Creeker Families! 
 
At this time of year, I want to remind you all that you need to check each morning regardless of the current weather, to make sure there are no school delays or closures, bus delays or cancellations. This can be done via the school or district website, http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx, twitter, listening to a local radio station, or phoning the hotline at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455. In addition, this is the time of year when the weather changes significantly from day to day. One day it may be below -20 but another day it is predicted to be +10. Or this change may even occur on the same day! So please keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day when you are preparing the children to come to school.
 
Parents, we are looking to form a committee of interested people who would like to participate in a meeting to help inform school policy about "Food allergies and other dietary restrictions." If you think you might be interested in participating in such a meeting, please respond to this email to sign up, or send me an email. We will decide on a meeting time based on the schedules of those who have joined the committee, and will be looking at late March/early April to have the first meeting-this is probably your last chance to join this committee!
 
We are also still looking for volunteers for the Scholastic Book fair at various times over the dates April 10th-13th. If you can volunteer, please let Mrs. Ghanem know or email our librarian Rebecca Doucette at rebecca.doucette2@nbed.nb.ca
 
Some parents have been asking about the book fair being after Easter and they would like to be able to "give books" for Easter. We created a small 'coupon' that you could print out and put in your child's Easter basket that says you will give them whatever certain amount of money to spend at the book fair. Sort of like an "IOU" for the book fair. Please see the attached file to print. If you do not have access to a printer, let us know at the office and we can print this for you. This is for your personal use only, please do not send money in to the school for this. 
 
 
 
 This week:
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Mon. March 26 -Let's Talk Science group 2, last rotation (grade 1s and 2s who previously signed up); apples and yogurt drinks provided to students as a healthy snack 
 
Tues. March 27-No school; PSSC 6:30; Doodle Poll for parent-teacher interviews released by teachers; 
 
Weds. March 28-Fluoride mouth rinse; K-2 Fundraiser Glow Stick Dance (Gr. 5 English trip) AM recess;clementines and cheesestrings provided to the students as a healthy snack
 
Thurs. March 29- Chartwell's hot lunch; 3-5 Fundraiser Glow Stick Dance (Gr. 5 English trip) AM recess
 
Fri. March 30 - No school
 
Mon. April 2 - No school
 
 
 
Coming up:
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April 9- Achievement Report #2 released
April 10-13- Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser at the school
April 12- Parent-teacher interviews (evening-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
April 13- Parent-teacher interviews (morning-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
April 17- Home and School 6:30
April 18- School Heritage Fair (4/5 Doyle, 5 Slack)
April 24- Early Dismissal PL Day-new dismissal time 11:30 ; PSSC 6:30
 
Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Samantha Robichaud
Acting Principal
Garden Creek Elementary School
506-453-5409
"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.
 
 
 

 

March 26
No School Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

There will be no school on Tuesday, March 27th due to Teachers' PL day​

March 19
School Memo #25-Monday, March 19th, 2018

Memo for Garden Creek Parents and GuardiansMemo for Garden Creek Parents and Guardians

Good afternoon Creeker Families! 

 
At this time of year, I want to remind you all that you need to check each morning regardless of the current weather, to make sure there are no school delays or closures, bus delays or cancellations. This can be done via the school or district website, http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/asd-w/Pages/default.aspx, twitter, listening to a local radio station, or phoning the hotline at 453-5454 or 1-888-388-4455. In addition, this is the time of year when the weather changes significantly from day to day. Today it is below -20 but another day this week it is predicted to be +5. So please keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day when you are preparing the children to come to school.
 
Parents, we are looking to form a committee of interested people who would like to participate in a meeting to help inform school policy about "Food allergies and other dietary restrictions." If you think you might be interested in participating in such a meeting, please respond to this email to sign up, or send me an email. We will decide on a meeting time based on the schedules of those who have joined the committee, and will be looking at late March/early April to have the first meeting.
 
We are also still looking for volunteers for the Scholastic Book fair at various times over the dates April 10th-13th. If you can volunteer, please let Mrs. Ghanem know or email our librarian Rebecca Doucette at rebecca.doucette2@nbed.nb.ca
 
 
 This week:
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Mon. March 19 -Let's Talk Science group 2, first rotation (grade 1s and 2s who previously signed up); 
 
Tues. March 20-Pizza hot lunch; Harvey's Team/Club Photo Day; Home and School 6:30
 
Weds. March 21-Fluoride mouth rinse; 
 
Thurs. March 22- Selected classes attending George Street "Guys and Dolls Junior" production; Kindergarten family lunch; Chartwell's hot lunch
 
Fri. March 23 - Selected classes attending LHHS "The Little Mermaid" production
 
 
 
Coming up:
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March 26- Let's talk science group 2, second and last rotation (grade 1 and 2s who previously signed up)
March 27- No school; Doodle Poll released for Achievement Report #2 Parent-teacher interviews; PSSC 6:30
March 28-  K-2 Glow Stick Sock Hop fundraiser for grade 5 English Snider Mountain Field trip
March 29- 3-5 Glow Stick Sock Hop fundraiser for grade 5 English Snider Mountain Field trip
March 30- Good Friday (no school)
April 2- Easter Monday (no school)
April 9- Achievement Report #2 released
April 10-13- Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser at the school
April 12- Parent-teacher interviews (evening-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
April 13- Parent-teacher interviews (morning-teachers will set times through Doodle Poll)
 
Have a great week everyone!
 
 
Samantha Robichaud
Acting Principal
Garden Creek Elementary School
506-453-5409
"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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