From the Office

October was a wonderful month at Gwynne School. Students enjoyed the beautiful fall weather despite a few cool days. Many positive things have happened during the first few months of school and many visitors have commented on the great tone and respectful behaviour of our students.

As always, Halloween is a special day for the students. A highlight every year is seeing some of our younger student’s parade through the school. Their costumes were absolutely “spooktacular” if you will. As the month of November begins, students are well into the routines of school and understand the expectations of the class. Literacy & Numeracy continue to be the core focus for student learning. In addition, we are looking at ways to integrate technology into our school as a way   to enhance student engagement and learning. We are fortunate to have a mobile Chromebook cart and teachers are hard at work examining how to best incorporate this learning tool into their classrooms.

Now that the cooler weather has arrived, we would like to remind all parents to dress their children for the weather. For students in the younger grades it would be beneficial if they have an extra change of clothes that they can keep at school. Extra socks and mitts that are kept in the locker are also recommended for the younger students.

November also brings with it the start of the cold/flu season. We are asking when your child has a cold, fever, or illness that you use your best judgment. At times the best course of action for your child, the other students and teachers is to keep them home.

We have just completed writing report cards for students. These reports will be coming home with the students on Thursday, November 6th. This report will provide parents with information regarding their child’s development of learning skills and work habits as well as his/her general progress in working towards the achievement of the curriculum expectations.

The staff and I look forward to meeting with parents and guardians at parent teacher Interviews November 12 and 13 to discuss their child’s progress.

All the best,

D.DeMone

Gwynne School Parent Association

The next GSPA meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Purdy’s Fundraiser - Orders are due back on Wednesday, November 19th.

Christmas Concert Fundraiser - Back by popular demand... VIP SEATING at the Christmas concert! There will be both the draw and the live auction for these fantastic seats. Come prepared! 

Boston Pizza Fundraiser - GSPA is part of Operation Education at Wetaskiwin Boston Pizza!!!

When you or friends/family are out enjoying a meal or drink please keep your receipts and hand them into the school!

We will receive 5% of the receipts to put towards the school!

 

Ember Resources - Hot Lunch

Gwynne School would like to take this opportunity to thank Ember Resources for their generosity in giving every student an opportunity to participate in our hot lunch program on October 1, 2014.

Gwynne School is a Scent FREE building

Due to medical needs of students and staff Gwynne School is a SCENT FREE building.  Please respect the health and safety needs of our staff and students by refraining from strong perfumes, body sprays or deodorant while in the building.  Thanks so much!