``Striving for Excellence...No Excuses!"

``Together, we will strive for excellence in education and encourage a passion for learning."

Weekly Calendar for GLADYS MCDONALD SCHOOL

Our School Hours are 8:53 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. - 3:37 p.m.

At Gladys McDonald School we encourage families to visit our website regularly to find out what is happening in and around the school.

Each week we will be adding new events and updates about the school.

 

Thursday, September 1st    Day 1

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

Friday, September 2nd     Day 2

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sept. 13th 2:30 p.m. - QSP Magazine Fundraiser Kick Off Assembly

Sept. 14th 4:30 p.m. - Cross Country Run at Douglas Park

Sept. 16th - School Pictures

Oct. 18th 9:15 a.m. - Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick Off Assembly

Oct. 19th - School Picture Retakes

 

 

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS

The teachers at Gladys McDonald School are excited to offer our famiies the opportunity to purchase their school supplies through School Start for the 2016/2017 school year.   You can place your order online or paper copy.  All paper copy orders and payments are due to the school by Friday, June 24th.  ONLINE ORDERS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 16TH.  A $5.00 LATE FEE WILL BE APPLIED AFTER THE AUGUST LONG WEEKEND.  You also have the option to have your supplies delivered to your home or to the school.  The classroom supply lists are attached so families may choose to either purchase their own supplies or purchase the necessary supplies through School Start.  

 

GMS LIBRARY

GMS Library Closure:

The library will be closed for book exchange on June 9th.  All student library books need to be returned by June 15th.  Notes will be sent home after that date with a replacement cost fee for lost books.  Classrooms with zero missing books will be entered in a draw for a class prize!

Summer Reading

“The research is clear that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.”

How can parents encourage reading over the summer:

·         Regina Public Library:  library programs, TD Summer Reading Program

·         Online Resources: Tumblebooks or Overdrive (free on the Regina Public Library website),  anyone with RAZ Kids account

·         Garage sale books

·         Have a Reading Challenge with friends and neighbours

·         Pack a book in your backpack, sports bag or car

·         Read different types of text (magazines, newspapers, e-books, novels, recipes, informational books, etc)

 

Remember to READ, READ, READ!!

SCC Annual General Membership Meeting

The purpose of the SCC is to support student learning and well-being within the school.  The Council provides support and communication between staff, students, parents, the community and the School Board.

The Gladys McDonald School Community Council is comprised of parent volunteers.  Our meetings last about an hour and we meet several times throughout the school year.  At the meetings, the principal gives us updates about what is happening in the school and we get to hear from the teacher representative about classroom needs. 

The Annual General Meeting will be held on June 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. and we are looking for parent volunteers to join the SCC.  There will be spots available on the executive! 

 

We invite you to come to our meeting and see if there is an area that you might want to get involved in so the school can continue to benefit. 

 

Your council members this year are:

Chair - Tanya Mitchell - Term ends June 2017

Vice Chair - Erin Crosby - Term ends June 2016

Treasurer - Wendy Munro - Term ends June 2016

Secretary - Tracey Folk  - Term ends June 2017

Staff Representatives include the School Principal, Krystal McPherson, and a Teacher Representative, Brittany McDonald.

 

We do one or two fundraisers a year to support programs and services that the teachers and students need to enhance the learning environment at Gladys McDonald.

 

We fundraise for things like:

- Books

- Classroom equipment

- Classroom programs

- Library books

 

 We put on events like:

- September SCC Welcome BBQ

- Fun Lunches

- June BBQ

 

If you are interested in helping out with any of these activities, we’d love to hear from you!

 

 For more information feel free to contact the school or the council members at sccgms@gmail.com.

 

 

 

SPRING PHOTO'S - MONDAY, APRIL 18TH

Spring Flyers are being sent home today. 

Complete the flyer and send with your child on Spring Picture Day.

 

GLADYS MCDONALD'S GOT TALENT!

SCC SPECIAL LUNCH - MARCH 18TH

The SCC is hosting a Mr. Sub Special Lunch on Friday, March 18th.   The order form is attached below.  ORDERS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH.

Z99 RADIOTHON

It’s that time of year again, when we rally together, in support of saving babies lives.  This year, Ehrlo Early Learning Centre, will be holding their annual bake sale on March 16th & 17th during recesses and at noon.  We will be selling cookies for $0.50.  The brownies, cupcakes and popcorn will sell for $1.00. Please note that popcorn is only available on Wednesday by pre sale orders.  100% of all money raised will be taken down to the radio-a-thon on Friday March 18th.  Listen in at 10:40am to hear us on the radio!  We appreciate your support!

POP! POP! POPCORN!!!

To help our school raise money to purchase sporting equipment, we are holding popcorn sales on the following dates:

March 16th **CHANGE OF DATE** (All money will be donated to Z99's Radiothon

April 13th

May 11th

June 8th

Order forms will be sent home at the beginning of each month.  All popcorn must be pre-ordered and paid for in advance.  There are no late orders or refunds.

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS WINNERS!!!

Congratulations to our GMS Team "Cheetos in Tuxedos" (Tyler, Ethan, Frida and Zaid) for their FIRST PLACE win at Battle of the Books on Tuesday, February 9th held at M.J. Coldwell School.  Our GMS Staff is proud of all of our Battle of the Books teams and thank them for their valient effort!!!  See you next year!

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