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In order to prepare for our GECS Grade Eight Farewell Celebration that will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015, we will be holding a Grade Eight Parent/Guardian meeting on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm in our school’s library. We ask that all parents attend.
This meeting will look at the details of the Farewell Celebrations and will also allow for parents to start planning for any student celebrations that will occur after the school ceremony. We hope that you are able to attend!
One other date that we encourage you to mark on your calendar is Wednesday April 15, 2015. That morning, all of our grade eight students will have their pictures taken by Life Touch for the School’s Farewell Composite Picture that will be posted in our hallway. Parents will also be able to purchase copies of their child’s picture should you wish to do so!
On Friday, March 20, 2015, Glen Elm Community School was excited to host Saskatchewan Roughrider, Dan Clark as a presenter for the Red Cross Program, Imagine No Bullying. Our students learned to ACT and CARE.
ACT is an acronym that stands for
Avoid being alone with the bully
Call for help
Take a stand - stop it or report it
CARE is also an acronym that stands for
Check the scene for safety
Affirm the person being targeted and speak up against the bully
Retreat - and report the situation
End the incident by documenting what happened
All Glen Elm students in grades 5 to 8 attended and took the pledge from IAmStronger.ca. We would like to thank Ms. Evans for her work in organizing this event and SaskTel for sponsoring the Riders' players to attend our school and others throughout the province to share the message about reducing or removing bullying in our schools!
It is spring and the CBC came to visit our Pre-Kindergarten class last week to do a story about our students and their teacher, Ms. Fornwald!
You can see more here!
The Dewdney East Community Association (DECA) is offering the Red Cross Babysitting Course on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Glencairn Recreation Centre. There are 17 spots available for students aged 11 or over. The cost is $45 for the course.
If you have any questions, or if you want more information, please contact the Dewdney East Community Centre phone line at (306) 789-6559.
Due to a staff Professional Development Day on Thursday, March 5, and a Teacher's Convention on Friday, March 6, there will be no school in these dates!
Regina Public Schools is implementing a new High School Strategy for the 2015/16 school year. The goal of this strategy is to create more equity of opportunities for all high school students in Regina Public Schools through a student’s neighbourhood high school, as well as providing access to Campus Regina Public programming.
This change is important to you and to students because it will more closely align elementary schools with their neighbourhood high schools and provide much greater access to curricular and extra-curricular programming for all students, regardless of where they live in the city of Regina. It will mean a much clearer and successful transition from elementary school to high school. This change comes after consultation with parents, students, staff and the community.
The benefits to all high school students will be:
· Access to a diverse set of quality courses and extracurricular programs at all neighbourhood high schools.
· Access to more specialized programming for French Immersion, and enriched programming, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.
· Students will also benefit from programming at Martin Academy, as well as specific programs for students with intensive support needs.
· All Grades 11 and 12 students will have access to Campus Regina Public courses, regardless of which high school they attend.
All Grade 8 students received a brochure detailing the changes and will also have had the opportunity to learn more at their neighbourhood high school open houses in February and March. We invite you to find out more. To find out more, Please contact your school principal and for more detailed information, please visit: http://www.rbe.sk.ca/our-schools/high-schools/high-school-strategy.
Regina Public School Division has new student registration forms.
There are three registration forms available (Click on the link below to access each form):
If you would like to register at Glen Elm School, please downlaod and bring this registration form with you if you are able to do so. The forms may also be accessed at the school which is located at 1225 9th Avenue East, Regina.
Regina Public Schools transportation has implemented a new cold weather procedure effective in the 2014-2015 school year.
If the wind chill is –45C or higher at 7:00 a.m., all student transportation will be cancelled.
If the wind chill is –40C or higher at 7:00 a.m., transportation for students requiring vehicles equipped with lifts (for students in wheelchairs) will be cancelled.
All schools will remain open, unless otherwise notified.
In the event of any cold weather/wind chill cancellations, parents will be notified by school connects telephone or text notification system. Please ensure that your correct contact information has been recorded at your school.
In the event of a transportation system-wide transportation cancellation or school closure due to weather, all local Regina TV, newspaper and radio outlets will broadcast this information both on the web and on the air.
Information will also be tweeted by @RegPublicSchool, and announced at www.rbe.sk.ca in the Important Announcement section.
We would like to remind parents and guardians to complete payment of school fees at their earliest convenience.
Payments can be made online or through the school’s main office.
You can now pay school based fees directly online. This saves the hassle of writing cheques and eliminates the need for students to carry cash or cheques to school.
Please take five minutes of your time to register to the secure site.