Ms. M.Sartorel, Principal; Mr. D. Doll, Vice-Principal; ph.426-8248, fax 426-0824 May 2014 Be sure to check our website at http://gtes.sd5.bc.ca IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER Please refer to the back of every newsletter for District calendar May 9 May 12 May 14 May 19 June 6 June 11 June 26 Alternate calendar day – schools are closed LIFE TOUCH – class photo day DAIRY QUEEN sales/$2 each Stat Holiday – schools are closed Professional Development Day – no school for students DAIRY QUEEN sales/$2 each Last day of school – 11:00 AM dismissal KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATIONS are being accepted for full day kindergarten classes. • Your child must reach the age of 5 on or before December 31, 2014 • A birth certificate and care card must be provided at the time of registration. • Please provide proof of residence (utility bill, driver’s licence, etc) • All new registrants to SD #5 must register at the school within the boundary of their residence • Registration hours are 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM REQUEST FOR STUDENT PLACEMENT Placing students in the most appropriate classroom for an academic year is both a complex process for the school and a very important decision affecting each student. Parents who wish to request a particular placement for September 2014 must pick up the “Policies Practices & Parental Input Brochure” and the “Student Placement Form” at the office. All requests must be returned to the office by Friday, May 23rd. MOTHER’S DAY SALE for Friends of Nepal will happen on one day only – Wednesday, May 7, in the main hallway of Gordon Terrace for ½ hour after school. Available for sale are beautiful murano glass pendants, filled travel and kitchen bags, empty knitting bags and cosmetic bags. If you wish to shop during the day on Wednesday, come to Mrs. Levang’s classroom and one of the sellers will help you. ARE YOU MOVING? We are planning our classes for the 2014-2015 school year. If you have not already done so, please notify the office if you are planning to move/change schools for the next school year. ……………………………………… student’s name …………………………………………………………. moving to EARTH DAY on April 22, was celebrated with having students from Gordon Terrace bring garbage free lunches all week. Students entered their names into a draw each day that they brought a garbage free lunch. These 16 students received prizes that were donated to support this worthwhile cause. Thank you to Elizabeth Lake Lodge, CBEEN, RDEK, and Top Crop for the donations. Dental assistant students from the COTR were at Gordon Terrace to share with the children information about proper dental care. Seen here are students from Mrs. Ruoss' class scrubbing off the sugar bugs with a toothbrush that means business. PRINCIPAL’S REPORT Ms. M. Sartorel Spring is upon us, and the warm weather means jackets and other items tend to get left behind on the playground! We seem to be ending up with a lot of extra hoodies and spring jackets finding their way to the lost and found. Please check on a regular basis for items that may belong to your child. The circular rack at the entrance to our school tends to get a number of jackets over the course of a week. Thanks to Mrs. Gook for arranging for the Red Cedar readers to attend an Author Visit at the Cranbrook Library. Karen Rivers, who is an author from Victoria, BC, has written a number of books, one of which was nominated for the Red Cedar book selections for 2013/2014 and is titled “Encyclopedia of Me”. She was an outstanding presenter who inspired and captivated her audience and it was an absolute privilege to attend this presentation. Music Monday and the Gordon Terrace/Highlands Band concerts are two examples of the terrific opportunities our students have the privilege of participating in. A big thank-you is extended to Mr. Dureski and Mrs. Reinarz for their work in helping our students move along in their musical endeavours. Playground work is underway to replace the beams that border the swings and climbing structures. We ask that everyone support this process as School Board employees work on these necessary improvements. There will be days when areas are designated out of bounds and we appreciate the flexibility and support of our students and parents to allow for this work to occur. I am really pleased to share with you that Gordon Terrace is set to have a major paving job done this summer. The asphalt is going to be dug up and our entire surface will be replaced! Not only will the children have a safer area to play on, but they will also have new basketball hoops and fresh lines painted. Thank-you for your assistance in rearranging your schedules to accommodate the earlier dismissal time that is currently in place. Your help has been greatly appreciated. Kindergarten student, Emma Brown, with the bike she won for the meat raffle tickets. 2014-2015 DISTRICT CALENDAR - to help you plan for NEXT YEAR First day of school Sept 2 Non Instructional Days Sept.19, Oct.24, Nov.21, Feb.27, Apr.13, June 5 Alternate Calendar Days Sept.26, Oct.10, Nov.10, Nov.28, Dec.19, Jan.16, Jan.30, Feb.6 (schools not in session) Statutory Days Oct.13, Nov.11, Dec. 25 & 26, Jan. 1, Feb.9, Apr.3, Apr.6, May 18, Winter break Dec.22 - Jan. 2 Spring break Mar.16 - March 27 Last day of school June 25 Administrative day June 26 First day of school Non Instructional Days Alternate Calendar Days (Schools not in session) Statutory Days Winter Break Spring Break Last day of school Administrative day 2013-2014 DISTRICT CALENDAR Sept 3 Sept 20, Oct 25, Nov 22, Feb 28, Apr 7, June 6 Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Dec 13, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 7, May 9 Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1, Feb 10, Apr 18, Apr 21, May 19 Dec 23 – Jan 3 Mar 17 – Mar 28 June 26 June 27 COMMUNITY EVENTS BOOK BITES at the Public Library 2014 registration for SUMMER CAMP AT Talk about the book “Summer in the City”. BLUE LAKE CENTRE is now open! Eat some snacks. Plan your staycation and Through the Summer Camp program, plant a takeaway garden May 21, 2014, 3:45 children 7-13 years old can visit Blue Lake PM. For kids ages 9-12. Please sign up by Centre for 3 - 12 nights and learn about the May 20. Call 250-426-4063 or come to the environment in a way that makes exploring Public Library at 1212-2 St N. the world inspiring and hands on. Campers benefit from living in a supportive camp community developing independence, confidence, self esteem and skills to succeed KINDERGARTEN IMMUNIZATIONS in life. Traditional camp activities such as protect your child from preventable swimming, canoeing, hiking, skit nights, arts diseases Kindergarten children need and crafts, games and campfires are all part immunizations to receive the best protection of the fun! Make new friends, explore the from serious illnesses. Vaccines are safe and outdoors, and experience the magic of camp! save lives. Get the facts from a Public Health Please visit www.bluelakecentre.com or call Nurse or at www.immunizebc.ca Please 250-426-3676 for more information or to phone the Cranbrook Health Unit as soon as register. " possible for an appointment 250-420-2207.
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