Every Day Counts!

Facts about Attendance and Reading:

  • Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. Source: Scholastic
  • Attending school regularly is consistently and significantly associated with higher rates of childhood literacy. Source: The Brookings Institution
  • Students can show strong gains in literacy if their attendance improves. Source: Attendance Works

Please take a moment to view videos 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:    Every Day Counts


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


Gladys McDonald School C.A.R.E.S.

It is important that students are recognized for their excellence, attributes and contributions to the school and it’s community. The staff at GMS would like to introduce and honour our students with monthly CARES awards because “McDonald CARES”.  Each month teachers will recognize deserving students and they will be honoured at our assembly with a certificate and special gift.  We invite parents and guest to join in our monthly celebrations.  


Please click here to check out monthly calendar for C.A.R.E.S. assembly dates.

New Registrations

CLICK HERE to download a poster regarding how to register your student with us over the summer.


* Elementary school registrations will be accepted in July and August at the Regina Public School Division Office located at 1600-4th Avenue. Please see website for details at

* You can register directly at Gladys McDonald School over the week of August 27-31. Please note the following times that registration is open and closed.

MOVING? Please contact the school as soon as possible. This helps keep our class numbers accurate and prevents reshuffling in the fall.

Social Media Awareness + Parenting the Digital World (September 26)

September 26, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campus Regina Public
1069 14th Avenue East

For parents of school-aged children

With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology? The parameters of rules and expectations that you put in place at home will undoubtedly guide their behaviour in the years to come. Please join us for an informative presentation which will cover the following topics and more!


  • Social Media Update – The most current apps and trends in their social media lives
  • Pick Your Battles! – You will have to balance the yin with the yang, promote
  • independence whilst taking a strong stance on certain subjects
  • Current Research – Brain development and technology, violent video games
  • Digital Footprint and Reputation – With their future approaching, recruiters and employers are taking note – What will they find? What will they leave behind?
  • Tips & Tricks to Use at Home

PARENTS: Do not miss this free event!


Please email to RSVP and reserve your seat!