“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it”. George Elliston
Play Day was so much fun for our students. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who gave of their time to assist with Play Day. A special shout out to Mr. Blankstein for barbequing the hotdogs and Mrs. Jasiewicz for organizing this event.
September 2019 Opening Procedures: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 – Back to School!
Parents are asked to review the procedures for looking up their child’s class placement for September. Please Note: All elementary student class placements will become live on Friday, August 30, 2019. Parents will need your child’s OEN number which is found at the top of their report card. Follow these steps to access this information: · http://www.hcdsb.org
- Click on school tab-school listing
- Click on Elementary school placement
- Enter OEN, click search
- Your child’s name, school year and placement will be displayed
GRADE 1-8 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Grade 1-8 students and parents proceed to the pavement area (between 8:05am-8:20am) where they will meet their teachers and placements will be confirmed. Please note, all lists are tentative until after the first couple of weeks of school as numbers can change.
KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS will have a staggered entry and DO NOT begin on the First Day of school as the Teachers and ECE’s will be taking part in interviews. More info to follow.
School Renovations Over The Summer
St. Gabriel School will be undergoing Renovations this summer. The main office will be moved so that it is closer to the parking lot. Room 6 will be converted to the new Special Education Room and the present offices will be made into a classroom. Other renovations include: new Led lights throughout the school, rooms with old flooring will be replaced, the library and the staffroom will have laminate flooring installed, new doors will be installed on all the classrooms, new lockers will be installed, the hallways will be painted and the boiler will be replaced. September will be exciting for all staff and students.
Promoting Well-Being – Ideas for Summer Reading
- Don’t view reading as a chore—Create a positive environment for reading so that children look forward to it. You don’t have to read, you get to read!
- Reading doesn’t have to only be books—Get a magazine about your child’s favorite hobby, turn on the captions and turn down the volume on the television, look for information on the web.
- Your day to day routines can provide reading experiences—cooking, using the phone book, reading instructions for a new game, and reading maps or brochures for your vacation spots are all authentic reading experiences
- Read during transitions times—Get some more reading time in during the drive to Grandma’s house or while waiting for the dentist.
- Keep reading those old favorites—Reading books that are a little easy or are even memorized build confidence and fluency.
- Read to your child—You get quality time with your child; you are a great reading model and you have the opportunity to talk to your child.
- Talk about books—Ask your child open-ended questions such as “What do you think about that story?” “What would you have done if you were that character?”
- Visit the library—Not only can the librarian help you find good, interesting books for your child, but they probably have a summer reading program your child can participate in.
- Support your child’s writing—There is no better letter/sound practice than writing. Provide supplies and opportunities for your child to write—letters, lists, messages, vacation journal or scrapbook, etc. Don’t worry about spelling—just praise your child’s efforts.
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our parents and students for your support, we have been blessed to work with such a wonderful school community. We leave St. Gabriel School with many fond and cherished memories. Mr. Tilley and Mrs. Monachino are extremely fortunate to be working with you, your children and the St. Gabriel staff. We wish you a relaxing restful summer. Mrs. Esposito and Mrs. Boiago
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Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful summer!!! The Staff of St. Gabriel School