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Important Dates

 

Have a great summer and see you September 3rd!

                           

Welcome to Garrison Road School's Website

                                     

 Please refer to our website where you can find updates about the many events and activities planned throughout the school year. 

 

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SERVICE DOG NOTICE

Click here to see a letter to parents and guardians.

 

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PREVALENT MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Click on the link below to access forms for Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Epilepsy and any other noteable conditions.

PREVALENT MEDICAL CONDITIONS FORMS

 

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Parking/Pick-up

 

While we work on solving that problem, we ask that you take extra care when using our parking lot at entry and dismissal. In our parking lot there are two lanes: one for busses and one for cars. We ask that if you are picking children up at the end of the day, you use the car lane and watch carefully for children who might be crossing. There will be an adult on duty at the rock seating area in front of the school and he/she will assist with getting children to their rides safely. We ask that you do not turn your car off as you wait and that you “circle around” if the need arises.

We ask that you please also refrain from parking in no parking zones and where there are not existing spots.  Please do not park your car or sit and wait in your car at the Dental Office next door.  Your car could be towed at your own expense.

School Supplies

With the start of school just around the corner, you may have shopping for school supplies on your mind!

Please note, as a general rule, we do not expect our students to have to supply much.  Students will need lunches (we have two nutrition breaks), a backpack and indoor shoes (especially when the weather gets messy).  Unless children have (or want to shop for) their own supplies, we do not expect that they will come equipped with supplies on the first day.  Teachers may provide a list of items that may be useful to have in individual classrooms once school begins.

Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher in September to ask questions or get clarification.

Junior Kindergarten

Families with students registered in Junior Kindergarten will receive information at the end of the week (by phone and/or email) regarding class placement.  Parents can choose to drop off their JK student at the school on the first day or send by bus.  Teachers will be waiting at the drop off location at the front of the school to aide in safely welcoming your child to the school.

Transportation

If you require General Transportation Information, please visit nsts.ca or call: Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290.

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HELPING YOUR CHILD DO MATHEMATICS:

A Guide For Parents

Geometry and Spatial Sense                      

Familiar Shapes in Our World K - 3


• When talking with your child, identify things by their shape and size: “Please pass me the rectangular placemat, the largest box out of the cupboard, the squareshaped cracker and the circular plate.”
• Ask your child to look for two-dimensional shapes, such as circles, squares, triangles and rectangles, on objects at home or outside. For example, help your child find various shaped street signs and name the shapes that are on them.
• 3-D Hunt. Help your child look for three-dimensional objects: cubes, cones, spheres (such as a ball), prisms (such as a box), pyramids and cylinders. Talk about how a pop can or a paper towel roll is like a cylinder.
• Play I Spy with your child by asking him or her to guess an object you identify by its shape: “I spy something that is round,” “I spy something that has a cylinder shape.” Make this game more challenging by stating two shapes: “I spy something
that is round and has a square on it.”

The greater the support that families provide for their children’s learning and educational progress, the more likely that their children will do well in school and continue on with their education.
                                             Karen Mapp and Anne Henderson, 2002

                                                            A New Wave of Evidence:
                                                           The Impact of School, Family, and Community
                                                           Connections on Student Achievement

 

MATH MATTERS!!!

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Below are some great resources for you on how you can help your child at home.

Please click on the appropriate links below for more information.

KINDERGARTEN ~ Count Together

PRIMARY GRADES 1, 2 AND 3 ~ Making It Count

JUNIOR GRADES 4, 5 AND 6 ~ Counting Ahead

INTERMEDIATE GRADES 7 AND 8 ~ Countless Opportunities

FAMILY MATH ADVENTURES GRADES 1 - 6

Keep your children engaged with these family fun activities!

OPEN HOUSE MATH TEMPLATES

OPEN HOUSE MATH RESOURCES

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Pen Financial Banking every Tuesday from 8:20 - 8:40 am in the foyer.

Pizza Day is every Friday except PD days and early release days.  Please have payment into School Cash Online by Wednesday or handed in to your home room teacher by Wednesday of each week. 

School Cash Online: We're making it easier for you to connect with our school - approve permission forms and even make payments online. 

For more information on how to register please click here!

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

Information about transportation changes and school closures will be posted on the DSBN Facebook and Twitter feeds, posted on the DSBN and school websites, and communicated to local radio and television stations. To have information delivered straight to your smart phone, download the DSBN App from the Apple Store or Google Play. There is also very detailed information on the DSBN website at http://www.dsbn.org/inclementweather/

 

 

If you require general transportation information please go to www.nsts.ca or call Niagara Student Transportation Services at 905-346-0290

For other District School Board of Niagara information please visit www.dsbn.org or call the DSBN Education Centre at 905-641-1550 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm