June 14, 2018 - Last Day of School

Here is a schedule for June 14, 2018 the last day of school for students.

9:00am - Year End Awards - we invite parents to join us
10:30am - Gr. 8 Farewell - Gr. 8 parents invited to join
11:30am - Hot Dog Lunch for all students - Provided by Gwynne School and Gwynne Parent Council
12:15pm - Gr. 7-8 Students leave for options
1:00pm - Afternoon fun activities for Kindergarten - Grade 6 Students
3:39pm - Regular dismissal

*Please note - student report cards will be located in the school office until 3:00pm.  At 3:00pm report cards will be returned to homeroom teachers to send home with students*

Gwynne School would like to wish all students, families and staff a safe and relaxing summer!
Best wishes to students and staff who are leaving Gwynne School!
Welcome to Gwynne School's new students and staff!
See you September 4, 2018

From the Office!

It is hard to believe that June is here and we only have two weeks left of school! This year has gone by far too quickly! It has been an extremely busy and successful year at Gwynne.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of Gwynne School for all their hard work with our students.  I would also like to thank all of the parents and guardians for your assistance throughout the year.  You are an integral part of your child’s learning.

 Our Kindergarten celebration of learning is on June 8th at 2:30 pm.  June 14th is the last day of classes for students, this day is jammed packed with celebrations and good byes. This year’s recognition assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by our grade 8 farewell at 10:30.  Parent Council will be helping to serve lunch for students on this day at 11:30.  An afternoon activity followed by classroom clean-up, report cards, and dismissal will end our year. 

As we close out this year, we also plan for the next. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Emmerling who will be leaving us for a new position at Centennial School. Ms. Emmerling has served students in the Gwynne community for many years and will be missed by students and staff alike. We wish her all the best in her new position. Change brings fresh opportunities; we would like to welcome Mr. Isaac Haup who will join the Gwynne staff in in the fall. Mr. Haup comes to us from Koinonia Christian School in  Slave Lake  and will be teaching the grade 7/8 class next year. We are also sending a warm welcome to Mr. Stuart Wilson who will be taking over as Principal of Gwynne School next fall. Mr. Wilson brings a wealth of experience to Gwynne School and I am certain he will be a great leader moving forward.

 Lastly, I wanted to take a moment to let parents, staff and students know how much I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated my time at Gwynne School. I have been extremely fortunate to work with great kids, exemplary staff and a dedicated group of parents. Your constant support and those smiling little faces have helped me through some difficult times. Gwynne School will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your  support over the years. It is a great school filled with great people!

On behalf of everyone at Gwynne School, we wish you a wonderful and safe summer holiday! 

All the best,

Darren DeMone

Gr. 6 Provincial Achievement Exam Dates

Gr. 6 – English Part A – May 10th
Gr. 6 – Science – June 7th
Gr. 6 – English Part B – June 8th
Gr. 6 – Social Studies – June 12th 
Gr. 6 – Math – June 13th

Gwynne School Parent Association

For Monthly GSPA News, Hot Lunch Forms and more please check out the Parents Tab on the Gwynne School website tool bar!

Gwynne School Parent Association 2018-2019 Town Bus Fees:

2018-2019 - Town Bus Application - 2018 19 Town Bus Application (1)

2018-2019 - Town Bus Fees - TOWN BUS FEES 2018 19 Updated January 2018 (1)

FundScrip On-going Fundraising Instructions - FundScrip On-going Fundraising

Here are the first three steps:

1. Go to www.fundscrip.com
2. Click on the green "Support a Group" button
3. Enter Gwynne School's Group Invitation Code: JG7R4B

Thanks in advance for your support!

Gwynne School Parent Association

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.

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!

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 Receives $10,000 Music Grant

Gwynne School is one of 80 schools across Canada to receive a grant from the MusiCounts Band Aid program . Over 300 applications were sent in and out of those applications, 80 schools from across Canada were selected as recipients. MusiCounts is able to award these grants thanks to the generosity of its supporters. Gwynne School’s grant was made possible by the generous support of Bernard and Carole Crotty.

Our plan for this grant is to purchase new instruments such as: ukuleles, xylophones and other percussion instruments. With these resources available we will be able to enrich our music program, by offering students a variety of ways to learn how to read music as well as a variety of instruments to learn to play.

We are extremely appreciative of this grant and are excited for the new opportunities it will bring to Gwynne School.

For more information on the Musicounts and the Band Aid Program you can visit www.musicounts.ca

Motivational Magic Show - Comes to Gwynne

Motivational Magic Show - Brilliant and Resilient

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