Absences Add Up!

Did you know?

Being on time for school sets your child up for a great day of learning.

Even in Kindergarten, absences can cause children to fall behind in their learning.

Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it difficult to learn to read – a critical future skill.

 
Please take a moment to view this video featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:  Absences Add Up

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Scholastic Book Fair

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and helps children discover who they are.  Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

- Set the example.  Let your children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in your home.  Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Support our school Book Fair.  Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school.  It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Please make plans to visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.

Book Fair Date: November 16, 2018
Shopping Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair!  Remember, all purchases benefit our school!

Ms. Terry
Teacher-Librarian

Hip Hop Hoop Dancing

On November 8th, we are excited to announce that the OSAC production “Hip Hop Hoop Dance” will be coming to Gladys McDonald for a special performance!

"Hip Hop Hoop Dance" is led by professional artists Terrance Littletent and Chancz Perry. Terrance is a Grass Dancer and world renowned Hoop Dancer, while Chancz specializes in Contemporary Dance and Movement Forms. During this program, the artists will celebrate the similarities between their two cultures. They will speak about their own journeys as artists, and discuss the influence their cultural backgrounds have had on their dance careers. Students will develop an understanding of Hoop Dance, Grass Dance, and Hip Hop through storytelling, demonstrations, and practicing basic steps. Chancz and Terrance will model how artists work together in the performing arts, and inspire students to create their own collaborative choreographies.

We are asking that each student brings $1.00 to help cover the cost. 

Click here to watch a promotional video of their performance!