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Important Dates

NOVEMBER

1st- turn back clocks by 1 hour

2nd- Gr. 8's Mr. Costantini visiting the outdoor Adventure Campus

11th- Rememberance Day

12th - Vermeer's Fundraiser begins

17th - Transition Day- Welcome Back Virtual Learners

18th- PD day-NO SCHOOL

19th- Progress Reports sent home

19th - Parent Council Mtg @ 6:30 p.m.

23rd- Gr. 8's Mrs. Timlock's visiting the outdoor Adventure Campus

25th- Pink shirt day

26th- Parent/Teacher interviews 3:30-7:30

26th - M&M Meats School Shop Day

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT/ TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Parent/ Teacher interviews are being held next Thursday November 26th from 3:30-7:30 p.m. 

Please be aware, that all interviews will be conducted via a phone call.

Interview forms were sent home Thursday, November 19th, along with your child’s progress report.   We encourage you to sign up for a time slot that is convenient for you to connect with your child’s teacher.  Please be sure to include the phone number that you would like to be contacted by that evening.  Teachers will reach out to you at your designated time.  If you have any questions, or need to make a change to your time, please contact your child’s teacher directly. We look forward to connecting with you!

M&M Meats School Shop Days

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CLICK HERE FOR SPECIALS!

 

We are excited to announce that the Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to Gordon virtually.  In keeping with our Public Health protocols, this year our students and their families will have the opportunity to participate in Gordon’s annual Scholastic Book Fair online. 

When:  Gordon Book Fair online will be available from November 30th until December 11th, day or night.

How:  Please use the link provided below to access Gordon Book Fair online.   Shop online and all purchased items will be shipped directly to your home for a contactless shopping experience.  Shipping is free with purchases over $35 and for a flat fee of $6 for purchases under $35.  Please note that Scholastic is also offering Community Nights every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where shipping charges are waived regardless of total purchase amount.

https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5152378

*** Please note that the link is available now to view trailers of featured titles available at the Book Fair only.  The ability to purchase items will not be live until November 30th.

What: An assortment of great literature intended for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Featured titles include Piggie & Elephant, Pet the Cat, Baby-sitter’s Club, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, just to name a few. Featured authors include Mo Willems, Gordon Korman, Eric Walters, Raina Telgemeier and many more.  Stay tuned for electronic flyers.

We are thrilled to be able to offer our students a virtual Book Fair so that they can continue to participate in this exciting annual event!  Additionally, 20 % of all purchases will be given back to Gordon through Book Fair Rewards to further support our library collection and learning materials.  Happy shopping and reading!

 

Forest of Reading (by the Ontario Library Association)

We are very excited to announce that we will be running the Forest of Reading (Silver Birch, Red Maple) book club at Gordon again this year in a safe way that respects all public health protocols. It will look different than previous years, however students in Grade 5-8 will be able to continue to enjoy a variety of great fiction books written by Canadian authors. Stay tuned for more details to come :)

REMINDER - All students in grades 4 - 8 must wear a mask. We strongly encourage our younger friends in grades K - 3 to wear one as well.

Lunches - Please come to school prepared with all necessary items ( backpack, lunch etc.) We are trying to limit any unnecessary trips/drop-offs at the school:) We strongly encourage all students to eat at the school. Our Crossing Guards time has not been extended and will not cover all of our lunch breaks. This will help us keep all students accounted for and safe within the school day.

2. Communication:

ALL communication from school will be sent home

electronically this year. Please ensure you register for

Cash Online (no credit card is required) at School Cash

If you are not receiving emails, please confirm that

the office has a current email for your family. Your

child's teacher will connect with you during

the first week of school to let you know how to access

your child's classroom website. Please check it regularly.

 

3. Student passwords:

Our DSBN IT Help Desk is currently receiving a high volume of calls regarding lost student account information. If your student has forgotten his or her user name or password, please go to the student account self-service password reset tool (https://student-password-reset.dsbn.org/). This utility will allow password resets for students who can provide student birth date, parent/guardian email address and OEN ( Ontario Education Number found on any report card). At the end of the process the parent/guardian will receive an email confirmation that includes the student user name and email.

 

What is Safe Arrival?


Safe Arrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence.
You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:


School Messenger apt (free)


1. Provide your email address to the school.


2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca).


3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.


4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.


Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca


1. Provide your email address to the school.


2. Go to the website.


3. Click Sign Up to create your account.


4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence
Interactive Toll-free Phone 1-866-606-5567


Interactive Toll-free Phone


1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.


2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.


Absences can be reported in advance:


• 24 hours/day
• 7 days a week
• For any school day in the school term
• Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence.

 

 

PARKING AT GORDON

Parking/Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders: Grades Kindergarten to 3: Parents and Guardians are reminded to use the Thorold Rd. entrance when dropping off students in the morning. Parents may use the Thorold Rd. entrance when picking up and/or visiting the school. The Clare St. back entrance will be used for staff parking, bus transportation and dropping off of students in grades 4 -8 only.

Kindergarten parents: Please use the Thorold Rd. entrance and proceed to the Kindergarten parking/pick-up/drop-off area.

Buses: Students being transported to and from Gordon by school bus will be picked up and dropped off at the back of the school. This is a very busy time of day so please do not use the back entrance parking lot after school.

Sign In/Sign Out Procedures for all students: If you are picking up or dropping off your child(ren) during the school day then the front entrance is the appropriate entrance to use as your child(ren) will need to sign-in/sign-out at the office.

 

Library

Visit Gordon's Destiny website to access our Library Resources by clicking on the underlined link