In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the staff and students at Gretna Green Elementary feel obligated to help out with both monetary and first aid donations.
We have set up buckets in each classroom,one in the cafeteria and one in the office for anyone interested in donating spare change, first aid supplies or even small school supplies. All donations will be given to the Red Cross. Buckets will remain in classroom until the end of next week. Thank you for helping!
On Wednesday, January 20, 2009 Olympic athlete, Andrew Russell, came to visit the students at Gretna Green Elementary. Mr. Russell is a summer Olympian from Nova Scotia. He is a canoeist. Mr. Russell was also a torch bearer this year when the Olympic torch came to Nova Scotia. He brought his Olympic Torch with him to show students. The excitement in the gymnasium grew as Mr. Russell passed around the torch, his medal and his Olympic Ring. This visit was made possible through RBC.
The GG Times crew participated in a technology inservice presented by technology mentor, Craig Duplessie. The students were provided with an array of techniques, skills and tips on how they can improve their GG Times videos. The grade two to five students had an awesome day and look forward to applying many of the strategies put forth by Craig today. The students were all provided with a certificate following their completion of the inservice. Thanks again Mr. Duplessie for all your help and expertise in the field of multimedia!
The grade five boys' school team will be hosting Croft Elementary on January 11th for their first game of 2010. On January 18th they will be travelling to Croft for another game after school. Good luck boys. Our third game of the month will be on January 25th when the boys' team will be hosting St. Andrews Elementary. Remember ... play hard, play fair and have fun!
We look forward to seeing all our students returning to school in the New Year. A reminder to parents and students that school doesn't re-open again until Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Monday and Tuesday, January 4 and 5th are Provincial Curriculum Implementation Days for all teachers. See you Wednesday!!
Christmas Concert DVD's are still available to purchase after Christmas. If you would like to purchase one, call the school (778-6009), after January 5th, or send a note with your child to let us know. The price is $5.00 for a DVD.
Gretna Green Elementary has a lot to celebrate! The distribution of Student Success certificates has become a weekly tradition. Students are recognized for personal and academic achievements every Wednesday. This week's photo celebrates the success of the following students:(L to R) Principal Mrs. Simmons, Erin, Lexy, Rachel, Janessa, Marcus, Jared. Next row (L to R): Mitchell, Deegan, James, Blake, Jayden, Cassidy, Julianna, Emilie.
On Saturday December 12, the Gretna Green Home and School Association rented Empire Theatres for our students, their families and friends. The movie Blizzard was the featured presentation, tickets were $5.00. It was well attended. Everyone enjoyed great entertainment and popcorn. The staff and students of Gretna Green want to thank the Home and School and wish them a very Merry Christmas. See the Image Gallery for more pictures.
Gretna Green Elementary has a lot to celebrate! The distribution of Student Success certificates has become a weekly tradition. Students are recognized for personal and academic achievements every Wednesday. This week's photo celebrates the success of the following students: (L to R) Amy, Mia, Jordyn, Ryan, Evan, Caleb, Jake, Nicholas,Sara, Sophie and principal Mrs. Simmons.
District 16 technology mentors, Mr.Hayward and Mr. Savoy provided a fun filled morning for the grade five students of Gretna Green Elementary. The students participated in their first official geocaching session of the year in Story Land park. Each cache had a part of a word puzzle that could only be solved once all of the caches were found using their GPS units. All the caches were also associated with a specific Christmas carol that had to be solved by each team of students. This activity proved to be an authentic differentiated activity for our grade five students. Thanks again to Mr.