From the Office!

A big thank-you to WRPS staff, parents and volunteers who have helped to make our school start up a success.  It has been wonderful getting re-acquainted with students and their families and witnessing the growth that has occurred over the summer. Gwynne students have settled in nicely and now remember that the learning curve continues for a lifetime. We are proud of our new students who have fit in quickly and are now Gwynne Kids. On behalf of parent council we would like to thank all of the parents who attended Meet the Teacher Night and the Annual General Meeting. The Gwynne School Parent Association is a tremendous asset and supporter of our students. Their support is appreciated by the school community and undoubtedly enables Gwynne School to thrive. Thank you for this partnership, it makes the education process at Gwynne School unique and enjoyable.

As we progress through the fall and into winter, we will continue to emphasize excellence in academic, social, and behavioral development. As a school staff, we demonstrate daily that we care about your child and their personal development. We hope your child understands that everything we do – whether positive or corrective – is meant to help them reach their full potential.

We encourage our students to take part in extracurricular activities and clubs that are available for our students. We have had a great turnout for cross -country this season, nearly thirty percent of our students are running each day at lunch in preparation for their upcoming races.  Well done Gwynne students! Many thanks to ours students and their families for their support of the Terry Fox Run.  Our small but amazing school was able to raise over two thousand dollar this year…. Another amazing achievement! Well done everyone!

Darren DeMone

 

Gwynne School Parent Association

Parent Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 6pm

Gwynne School Parent Association Purdy's Chocolate Fundriaser - Information and order forms comming soon!
Begins Monday, November 6, 2017
Ends Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser pick up from Gwynne School is on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gwynne School Parent Association 2017-2018 Town Bus Fees
Please click on the following link for the new 2017-2018 GSPA Town Bus Fees information.

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!

 

Fair Notice - FORM 170-1

Re: Fair Notice

The safety of our children is a top priority for us all.  We, as a school system, have been involved in intensive safety training with our community partners - the police, Mental Health and Child and Family Authority.  Together we have developed a plan for responding to all situations in which students may be posing a threat to themselves or others.

This letter is to inform you that we, as a school system, now have a policy that requires principals to complete a “risk assessment” in all cases of students making significant threats to harm themselves or others. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the level of risk the student poses, and how best to support high-risk students so that their behavior does not become hurtful or destructive. In all cases where staff know that a student has behaved in a threatening way please be assured that your principal will be taking measures to deal with the situation in a positive and proactive manner.  If your principal invites you to a meeting to discuss safety concerns about your own child, please understand that policy is being followed and that the goal is safety, not punishment.

This letter is intended to serve our community with fair notice that we, as a school community, will not accept “no response” to a serious threat or high-risk behavior.  Our goal is to respond to all high-risk situations in a professional manner that provides for a healthy and caring learning environment.

We are proud to be able to provide this level of support to our school communities and are most fortunate to have our community partners at our side.

After School Pick-up Reminder

After school pick up for students has been changed to insure student safety (busy parking lot)

After school all students will wait at their designated areas until the bell rings. 

  • Students will then load busses
  • Or have a parent come into the school to pick up their children.

After School Pick-up Reminder - please call the office or write a note to your child’s teacher whenever there is a change to your child’s regular after school arrangements.  Unless officially notified bus students will be put on the bus.

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!

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