Our mission at Glooscap Elementary School is to foster an atmosphere of kindness, acceptance and compassion so our students can feel safe to develop the resilience needed to do their best learning, and to grow into respectful and successful community members. 

 

Principal's Message

This month we have Parent Teacher Conferences during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, April 4th.  We hope parents/guardians are able to come in to view their child’s work and see the progress in Term 2.  A lot of hard work occurs in every classroom each day and it is a very positive experience for the students to be able to share their work with their family members.  Please phone the office if you wish to make an appointment with your child’s classroom teacher.  Meetings may also be scheduled with our specialist teachers as well.  Contact the main office to meet with Ms. Hiseler (Music), Ms. Monette (French), Ms. Creasor (Resource) or Ms. Smith (Reading Recovery). 

 

Spring has sprung!  Our playground is already muddy and it will change daily with the weather.  Please consider sending along a change of clothes with your child as they may be needed after any outside play break.  We are encouraging the children to continue wearing ski pants even if the temperatures are warm.  The extra layer of protection can help your child stay comfortable through the day.  

   

We are preparing for Primary Registration on Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th.  We are excited to be welcoming about 34 new 4 and 5 year olds to Glooscap Elementary. A notice to parents and guardians of the students in Ms. Wright, Ms Lewis and Mrs. Pinch classes, that they will have no school on these two days as these teachers will help register the new primaries.

 

The efforts from our branding/identity initiatives have taken flight.  We have recently created and adopted a new school mission statement.  We were able to use the values we collected in our staff and parent surveys.  The parents at the last home and school meeting and the staff then had the opportunity to select their favorite statement.  Here is the winning entry and our new Glooscap Elementary mission statement.    

Our mission at Glooscap Elementary School is to foster an atmosphere of kindness, acceptance and compassion so our students can feel safe to develop the resilience needed to do their best learning, and to grow into respectful and successful community members.

 

We also asked the staff and parents to help us select new mascots for the school.  We selected a list of four options that our students learned about and voted on just before the spring break.  The list included:

 

Bears                                       Eagles                                      Wolves                                       Thunderers

 

We have a few students who were absent on voting day so until everyone has a say we will not be revealing our new mascot.  The target day for the “big reveal” is at our assembly on Friday, April 5.  Our next steps include determining our school colours, creating a logo and school crest, and developing a school motto.  Lots of fun.  Thanks again for all your efforts and support.

 

Saying Goodbye and thanks….

At the end of next week, we will be saying farewell and best wishes to Ms. Connolly, our grade 1/2 teacher.  Our school has been very fortunate to have her experience, we say thank you and wish her well in the future.  She will be missed by our students, the staff and community. 

 

Saying Hello and welcome…..

Ms. Elaine Young will be returning from a maternity leave and assuming the 1/2 classroom responsibilities.  While she is new to our school, she is not new to the community. We welcome Ms. Young to Glooscap Elementary.  We look forward to the skills and experience she brings. 

 

Have a great spring everyone.             Lorne P. Guy