School Notice

Cold Weather is Here

Now that the cold weather is here please make sure your child is dressed for the weather.  The elementary students will be going outside for morning, lunch and afternoon recess.  Minus 25 including windchill is the cutoff point for inside recess.

 

Christmas Turkey Dinner

The Griffiths -Scott Parent Advisory Committee will be organizing a Christmas Turkey Dinner for all Griffiths-Scott students and staff. The dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 19 at 12:15 at Griffiths-Scott School.

In order for this to happen the committee is looking for donations of turkeys, hams, potatoes, veggies, stuffing mix, gravy mix, buns, juices, desserts, squares or cookies, plastic plates and cutlery.

We will also need help with prepping, cooking, serving and of course cleaning up.  Anyone willing to donate some groceries or their valuable time would be greatly appreciated by our very hard working and deserving students and staff. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

Please contact Christine at christinesych@hotmail.com or at (780)919- 2217 if you are able to donate some food items and /or some of your time to help  out on Tuesday, December 19 or require more information. You can also text GSS at (780)216-1474 or call Mrs. Coleman at (780)387-4101. 

 

 

Sensory Night

Ooey Gooey Fun

Ooey Gooey Fun

A great time was had by all at Sensory Night.  Parents and children experienced sensory play through an array of activities.

Please see more photos in our gallery.

Grade 3 Swimming - New Date Added!!

Grade 3 swimming lessons will begin on October 27.  This years dates are  November 3, 24, 30 and Dec 8 and 15. 

Welcome to Griffiths-Scott School

We’ve had a busy start with lots of smiling faces as we settle into classrooms, routines and a full year of learning.

Supervision outside begins at 8:20 daily as our buses arrive.  Parents who are driving their students to school will need to park on the street.  The school parking lot is for staff and has only a few spots for handicap parking and visitor parking.  The bus lane must remain open until buses leave at 8:25 and cannot be used for parking at any time. All students should be at school by 8:30 to be ready for the 8:35 bell.  Students will be invited into the school at 8:23 when the buses arrive.  The students in K -5 use the entrance by our new classrooms.  Students in grades 6,7 and 8 use the front entrance to enter and exit the school.

Our school day runs from 8:35 to 3:35.  Lunch is now at 12:15 – 12:35 and noon recess is 12:35 to 1:05.  Afternoon registration is at 1:05 to 1:08 and then afternoon classes begin.  All students need to arrive on time by 8:35 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. or they will be marked late.  Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools has a new attendance strategy in place which GSS will be following to ensure that our students’ attendance at school is a priority.

We are happy to have the Nutrition Program sponsored by the provincial government continue from Millet School. This program provides healthy snacks and lunches to anyone who would benefit from it.  If your child requires regular breakfast and/or lunch or just needs it once in awhile please contact Mrs. Coleman.  We are so fortunate to have this program and it is a great support for families!   The program also helps our school provide healthy snacks every day!

Our Open House is Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. That is your opportunity to visit your child’s classroom, meet the staff, and tour the school if you haven’t had a chance yet. Our Awards Night for academic awards for students in grades 5 - 9 of the 2016-17 school year will follow in the gym at 7:00 p.m. Please join us if you are able!

Check your email for the September newsletter by the end of the school day on Friday, September 8. Please feel free to call (780-387-4101), text (780-216-1474), email (susan.coleman@wrps11.ca) or drop into the office anytime to see us if you have any questions.

Mrs. Coleman (Principal) and Mr. Wilson (Vice-Principal)

New To Millet

MILLET MOPPETS


A free, fun, interactive group for children under 6 years of age and their caregivers. There will be toys, games, crafts and music.  Supported by the Wetaskiwin Parent Link Center.This group will take place every Tuesday afternoon from 2 - 3:30 p.m. starting September 12, 2017.  Located in the Hugo Witt Room in the Millet Agriplex.

Co-Op School Equity Program

Please check out our parents page for information regarding the Co-Op School Equity Program.  Our school co-op number is 84101

Learning Commons - What Is It.?

Has your child mentioned "Learning Commons" at home?  If so they are referring to the learning environment in the Library that is new this year at GSMS.  Mrs. Killen and Mrs. Coleman spend part of their teaching time each day in the Learning Commons.  Students work individually or in small groups with the support of the Learning Commons teacher in coordination with their classroom teacher.  It is an alternate learning space and is supportive of a variety of students needs.  If you have questions or would like more information about Learning Commons please speak to your child's teacher of Mrs. Coleman.

Sensory Night

A great time was had by all, at the Sensory Night held on Monday.  Parents and children got to enjoy lots of play with sensory activities.

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day was on February 16, 2017.  GSMS and Millet School shared a very successful celebration on this day!  Our GSMS students went over to Millet School to share stories, reading and a small snack with their younger buddies.  The grade 8 class made special bookmarks for all the Millet School students!  All students (young and old) were engaged in their reading and it was a great leadership opportunity for our Griffins.

Girls Volleyball

Congratulations girls on a great season and thank you to Deb and Gareth Machin for pictures of our team in action.

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