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Important Dates

JANUARY 2018

31-2 - Gr 8 Muskoka Woods Trip

31 - Boys Bball @ JB

FEBRUARY 2018

1 - Kindergarten Open House 10am - 6pm                          1 - Mad Science

5-14 - Valentine Candy Grams for sale 2nd Break

6 - Hot Chocolate $1 1st break

6 - DSBN Academy Open House St. Catharines 6:30 - 8pm

8 - Mad Science

9 - French Winter Carnival grades 1-8

10 - Term 1 Reports Home

11 - Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition

14 - Happy Valentine's Day

14 - Magic Show Gr 1-5

14 - Live Different Gr 6-8

15 - Subway $ Due

15 - Mad Science

16 - PA DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS

19 - FAMILY DAY - SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

21 - Primary Skating 11-12:30

22 Gr 7 Swim  to Survive 10-12

22 - Mad Science

23 - School Spirit - dress as your favourite hero

23 - Assembly pm

26 - Subway Lunch

26 - Gr 4 Fire Safety Presentation

27 - PTA Meeting 6:00 pm

28 - DSBN Pink Shirt Day

MARCH 2018

1 - Gr 7 Swim to Survive 10-12

1 - Mad Science

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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Thank you to Denny's Restaurant for your continued support and donations to our Breakfast Club. Remember... kids eat free Tuesday evenings!

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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/

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French Immersion Registration Is Now Open!

Apply online for students currently enrolled in Senior Kindergarten from the following feeder schools: Peace Bridge Public, John Brant Public, Stevensville Public and Garrison Road School. Space is limited don't delay!

For more information please contact the school at 905-871-4830 or simply click on the link located on the upper right hand side of this page.

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2018.

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New Year New Beginnings

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and trust that you had an enjoyable holiday.  With the start of a new year comes the opportunity for new beginnings, we wish to inform you of a few changes here at Garrison Road.  Mrs. Gates has left to continue in her role as Vice Principal at Crossroads School in Virgil. With over 20 years of experience at Garrison, she will be greatly missed, however, we adhere to Once a Greyhound Always a Greyhound.

With that, it gives us great pleasure to announce that Mr. D. Howell is joining us as Vice Principal. Mr. Howell is a long time resident of Fort Erie and a seasoned Vice Principal.  His knowledge and experience not only of his role but of our community will be a tremendous benefit in helping us be an even better place for kids.

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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!

 

 

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