New Bell Schedule

Starting November 27 Georgetown School will have an altered bell schedule from what has been running in the past.  This will allow a few more minutes in the morning for students to get to class prior to the playing of the National Anthem. This will also allow for the the students to have an extra outdoor recess in the afternoon to stretch their legs and have a little fun.

  • 9:03- first bell, students get ready for class and put belongings away in their assigned areas
  • 9:10- second bell- Students expected to be in class for O’Canada and the beginning of instruction time
  • Snack time will be at the discretion of individual teachers, but canteen will be open from 10:40-10:50 for purchasing milk or snacks
  • 12:10- outdoor recess for all students
  • 12:35-12:55 all students for lunch in their classrooms
  • 1:55-2:10 “New”outdoor recess for all students
  • 2:10- instruction time in class
  • 3:10- last bell of day- students are dismissed

 

School Closure and 1 Hour Delay

Notices from Public School Branch will be sent home with children this afternoon regarding early closure, delay and school closures.

When the Public School Branch or our school is operating with a 1 hour delay for Georgetown Elementary School this will mean that there will be no Breakfast Club running in the school for that day.

The staffing duty schedule for the school will not start for these days until 9:50 a.m. Please do not drop of students earlier than this as there will not be supervision for your children until the 1 hour delay has passed.

Please listen to the local radio station or check the radio station’s website if the weather is poor or roads are unsafe. Also, please ensure you have communicated to the school through the Early Closure Form what your plan is for your child in the event of an early dismissal.

Report Cards

Learning Reports will be going home this afternoon with students who have not already received their reports at parent teacher interviews on Thursday Nov 16 and Friday Nov 16.

Art Discovery Day- Grade 7/8’s

Grade 7/ 8 will be attending Art Discovery Day at the Confederation Center on Thursday November 30th with their art teacher Ms. Mair. This will be a full day event with the bus departing Georgetown School at 8:45 to be able to get to Charlottetown for the 9:30 start time. The bus will be leaving Charlottetown at 1:30 for return to Georgetown.                 Two consents will be sent home, one from the Confederation Center and a high risk consent from the school- Please return ASAP. Students are asked to take snack, lunch and indoor shoes for this event.

Triple P- Positive Parenting Program (Montague & Mt. Stewart dates added)

Triple P is the parenting program that helps make raising kids (and teenagers) easier. It gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life! Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion. Self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more! And Triple P is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works for most families.

Triple P seminar will be offered on November 27th at Montague Consolidated at 6:30*(bbsitting can be provided for this session just send email to the following address) mcshomeandschool@gmail.com  and December 4th in Mt. Stewart also at 6:30 *(there will be lego and a movie offered at this session) These are 90 minute sessions and there is time to ask questions at the end. Plus you will get to take home a tip sheet to remind you of all the great ideas you have heard.

The Government of Prince Edward Island and community partners are taking the guesswork out of parenting, by supporting parents and caregivers throughout the province by offering the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® for free in most locations.

If any parents have interest in Triple P sessions please let the school know so this can be arranged for interested parents. Check out the above mentioned sessions to see if this is something we can implement in Georgetown.

Triple P can help you:

  • Encourage behaviour you like
  • Build better relationships
  • Reduce conflict
  • Deal with problem behaviour
  • Feel confident as a parent
  • Be realistic about parenting
  • Take care of yourself too!

 

Pizza Party – 7/8’s and Kindergarten

Congratulations to the Grade 7 and Grade 8 class on meeting their times tables benchmark. They will celebrate with a pizza party at lunchtime today. Kindergarten will also be receiving a pizza party for “Filling their Gem Jar” aka- good behavior. To celebrate these accomplishments there will be a pizza party at lunchtime on November 21 for each of these classes!! Yay Pizza Party!!

GO PLAY! after school activity hour 3:10-4:10

Go Play is an after school program that we will be offering for all grades over the next few months. This program is available for no charge for anyone and Kindergarten is also invited to attend. K-Grade 4 will be on Tuesdays and Grade 5-Grade 8 on Thursdays. Children will participate in a variety of games and sports under the instruction of Gary Harris. 

Go Play consents will be sent home with all Kindergarten students today…sorry for any confusion over this mix up. Hope to see all students out to this fun after school program this fall and winter.

$ Pay What You Pull $

Cards will be going home with grade 3-8 students today for Pay What You Pull. $5.00 buys a full card or you can pull as many tabs as you wish from the student selling. Proceeds go towards the December 8th Georgetown School Christmas Fair. This the the major fundraiser for the school and generates money that is used in many programs throughout the year. There will be tons of wonderful prizes like in past years. Prize list will be posted here on the website ASAP.