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March 27
School Memo-Monday, March 27th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
Monday, March 27th, 2017 ​
Good afternoon, Creeker families!
 
Academics- Please remember to sign up for your parent teacher conference when you see the doodle poll. This is a great chance to celebrate and discuss next steps about your child's academic and social growth. I am hoping for a very high turn out!
 
Movie Night - Thanks to all our families who came out for this as well as  our Multicultural Club, parent and staff volunteers who helped out. Thanks to your generosity, we made $273 for our World Vision sponsor :) 
 
Welcome to some new staff members - We have had a few changes over the past couple of months to tell you about . Welcome to Melissa Hanscome in grade 1 who took over from Mrs. Allen, to Mrs. Alana Seamans who is an EA in Mrs. MacDonald's K class,  Mr. Chris Graves, a numeracy lead working with grade 3-5 teachers for the next few weeks,  and Mrs. Katie Murray, a literacy lead working with the grade K-2 teachers. We currently also have 4 interns  from STU working with Mr. Slack, Mme. Arntsen, Mme. Cairns and Mme. Plourde.  
 
Chinese Calligraphy - Thank you to Helen Xuan, one of our parents who is teaching some of our students Chinese Calligraphy!  For more info, see Mme. Cairns.
 
Grade 5 Yearbook cover contest  - these are due on Wednesday to Mrs. Campbell for any interested students
 
This week and ahead..
 
Tuesdays - Fluoride Mouth rinse program
 
Monday , March 27th - Doodles going out to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences
 
Tuesday March 28th - PSSC meeting  6:30 pm
 
Thursday March 30 -  puppet show at our school for bilingual learning environment promotion  ( 10:40 - 11:40 am/  Grade 4s and 5s to George Street for their production of the Little Mermaid  / K  and hot lunch
 
Monday April 3 - Achievement Reports issued
 
Thursday April 6 -  Book Fair opens  for students to make a wish list ! / Parent Teacher interviews at night  and book fair open 3 - 8 pm
 
Friday, April 7 - Book Fair open  7:30 - 1:00 pm
 
Monday April 10th - Parent Teacher interviews in the morning and Professional Learning in the afternoon - No school  / book fair open 8 - 12 pm
 
Have a great week!
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.
March 23
Family Movie Night at the Creek-Friday, March 24th
March 21
Kindergarten Orientation - Wednesday May 24th, 2017

​Students registered for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten will have an orientation at the school on Wednesday, May 24th.  Parents and guardians are asked to meet in the library at 2:00 p.m.  Children will have an opportunity to spend some time in the Kindergarten classrooms.  After a brief activity in the classrooms, all students will be able to ride the bus that will take them around the block.  A school bus driver will talk about school bus safety as well.  Orientation ends at approximately 3:00 p.m.

For inquiries, please call the office at 453-5409.  Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your child!

March 20
School Memo-Monday, March 20th, 2017
Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
Monday, March 20th, 2017 ​

Welcome to Spring Everyone!! 

 
Have I told you lately what wonderful children you have? They have great manners in our school and really get along well with each other. Thank you!
Please remember to keep the suggestions and concerns coming our way so that we can continue to improve our school.
 
Parking Reminders - please note that we are in the midst of changing our parking lot signs. The main parking lot is actually for all Creekers and visitors , not just staff. Also, for student safety, please remember not to stop or idle along the cross walk in our parking lot or along that left hand side as you go up the hill .  You can use that main parking lot instead  to bring students in and out of the school.
 
STEAM  EXPO - Congratulations to all our students who took part in STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Expo  this past Saturday! This demonstrates great "stretch" learning! Thank you for your support.
 
Movie Night - This Friday, March 24th, we have movie night happening at the Creek., featuring "TROLLS".  Doors open  at  6:15 and the movie starts at 6:30pm. Donations at the door will be accepted with funds going toward our World Vision Sponsor.
 
Milk Orders - the forms are going out today for term 3 and the deadline for purchase is this Friday.
 
Grade 5 Yearbook Cover Creation - I am asking any grade 5 students who would like, to compete to  create our yearbook cover (front or back). This would be due next Wed, March 28th. The cover would have to include the name of the school ( Garden Creek School/ Ecole Garden Creek) , date ( 2016-2017) and whatever depiction the student thinks would best represent our school. It should be completely colored in ( no white showing) .  Good luck grade 5s!
 
 
Reminders:
 
Tuesdays - Fluoride Mouthrinse program
 
Tuesday, March 21st - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
 
Thursday March 23 - Kindergarten lunch /hot lunch
 
Friday, March 24th - Yearbook orders are due - / Grade 2s to Greener Village  /  Movie night !
 
Mon, March 27th - Doodles going out to sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences
 
Tuesday March 28th - PSSC meeting
 
Thursday March 30 -  puppet show at our school for bilingual learning environment promotion / K  and hot lunch
 
Monday April 3 - Achievement Reports issued
 
Thursday April 6 -  Book Fair opens ! / Parent Teacher interviews at night
 
Friday, April 7 - Book Fair open
 
Monday April 10th - Parent Teacher interviews in the morning and Professional Learning in the afternoon - No school
 
Have a great week!! 
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.
March 15
ASD-W schools are closed today Wednesday-March 15th

​All schools are closed today due to poor road conditions.

March 13
School Memo-Monday, March 13th, 2017
 ​Memo to Garden Creek Parents and Guardians
Monday, March 13th, 2017 ​
Good afternoon, Creekers!
 
I hope this finds you all well after the past week of students being off. Even though we did lose the hour last night as we SPRUNG forward, they were eager to learn and in happy spirits. :)
 
Parent Survey: Thank you to all of you who completed our survey. We will be going through the results to help improve our school :)
 
Baked Potatoes will be provided to students this Friday, courtesy of Home and School and our teachers :) Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
 
Movie Night - Friday March 24th - TROLLS!  - more info to come...
 
 
Reminders:
 
 - Tuesdays - Fluoride Mouthrinse program
 
Thursday March 23 - Kindergarten lunch /hot lunch
 
Friday, March 17th - Hot lunch orders are due
 
Tuesday, March 21st - Home and School Meeting 6:30 pm
 
Friday, March 24th - Yearbook orders are due - orders going home tomorrow ( or today) / Grade 2s to Greener  Village /  Movie night
 
- Tuesday March 28th - PSSC meeting
 
- Monday April 3 - Achievement Reports issued
 
- Thursday April 6 - Parent Teacher interviews at night
 
- Monday April 10th - Parent Teacher interviews in the morning and Professional Learning in the afternoon - No school
 
Have a great week!! 
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.

 

March 13
Papa John's Family Pizza Fundraiser-Tuesday, March 14th

 

 
Garden Creek Home & School

PAPA JOHN’S FAMILY PIZZA DAY FUNDRAISER

 
 
Home & School and Papa John’s (Smythe Street) will be hosting our second monthly Family Pizza Day Fundraiser, Tuesday, March 14th!  J   
 
For every order (ONLINE ONLY), Papa John’s will donate 20% back to Garden Creek School!   This fundraiser will take place on the second Tuesday of every month. 
 
Here’s how it works:
 
1.   Go to www.papajohns.ca
2.   Sign in or create an account if you haven’t ordered online before
3.   In the promo code area, type:  GARDENCREEK
4.   Place your order
 
(Promo code “GARDENCREEK” must be entered in order to get the 20% back)
 
NOTE:  Spend $25 or more & the next day you will receive 25 Papa points which can be used for a FREE large pizza!! (must be used within 30 days)
 
Our Family Pizza Day will take place on the following dates:
 
March 14th, 2017
April 11th, 2017
May 9th, 2017
June 13th, 2017
 
***THIS OFFER VALID AT THE SMYTHE STREET LOCATION ONLY***
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Yerxa (yerxa@rogers.com).    Please feel free to spread the word and share with family and friends.  Thanks for supporting our great school!  J
March 01
Creeker Perception Survey

Please open the link below and complete this survey if you could.  The comments are important to help us move our school.

Thank you!

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCSParents

February 27
School Memo-Monday, February 27th 2017

Memo to Garden Creek Parents & Guardians

Monday, February 27th 2017 ​

Creeker Families, 

We have one week to the break... we are going to be having some fun WINTERLUDE activities for the students ( see the handout you were given) as well as continuing to learn lots in our classes. 

Items to note this week: 

Monday - Pajama Day and Crazy Hat Day :)  
      K-2s to the Playhouse in the morning  to view Moon Mouse 

Tuesday - First day of Fluoride Mouthrinse /
                 Pancake Lunch 
                      by the Home and School - THANK YOU!   
                 Favorite Jersey Day / 
                 PSSC at 6:30 pm 

Wednesday- Outdoor Activities in the morning 

Thursday - Formal Dress up Day
                   Kindergarten Lunch 

Friday - Wear Creeker Colours.Clothing and Fit Friday in the 
                gym ;) 


March BREAK  March 6th to the 10th!   - ENJOY!!! 


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.
 
February 20
Health Note-National Nutrition Month 2017

March XX, 2017

By Fredericton and Upper Valley Horizon Public Health Registered Dietitians

 

March is Nutrition Month and in honor of this, your local Horizon Public Health Dietitians along with Dietitians of Canada are helping to support Canadians in taking the fight out of food. The slogan for the 2017 campaign is Take the fight out of food! Spot the problem. Get the facts. Seek Support.

Eating should be joyful, not a source of everyday frustration and confusion. Try this three-step approach:

 

1. Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight with food first.

2. Get the facts. Use facts from credible sources to decide what needs to be done to solve the problem.

3. Seek support. Put the plan into action with support from a dietitian, family and friends.

 

Check out www.NutritionMonth2017.ca to find all the resources. If you are looking for free apps to get you started, check out the “Get the Apps” link on this website. These apps are a convenient way to access dietitian expertise any time.​
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