Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to help a child in need at Christmas time. You can, wrap, pack and send a shoebox overseas with Operation Christmas Child. Last year, through Operation Christmas Child, over 1.2 million shoe boxes packed full of gifts and goodies were wrapped, packed and sent to children in disadvantaged situations by children and adults in the UK.
The students of Gretna Green Elementary are enjoying the events taking place during Hallowe'en Week. On Monday, students decorated their class pumpkins, which are currently on display in the office. Tuesday was Spooky Story Day, and the students got together with their buddy classes to share their stories. Today, Wednesday, was Crazy Hair Day. Students and staff used their imaginations and there were lots of wacky hairstyles to be found. This afternoon the students met in the gymnasium for the Wrap the Teacher Mummy Contest. Two students from each class were selected to wrap their teache
On Wednesday October 21, 2009, permission slips for the H1N1 vaccination were sent home to parents. If you did not receive it on Wednesday, you will get it on Thursday. These slips need to be returned to the school by October 26th. The dates to Immunize Gretna Green students are November 4, 2009 and November 25. Children under the age of 10 will need to receive 2 vaccinations. Parents will be notified if the dates for these vaccinations change.
During the month of October Gretna Green students will be reading Bullying Awareness messages during our Morning Announcements. October 4-10 is National Bullying Prevention and Awareness week. As well, November 15 - 21 is Bullying Awareness Week. At Gretna Green, we believe that "Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others, in person and on-line! This is why we expect our students to live and play by the "Golden Rule"; Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2010-2011 school year will take place between October 13 -16. Parents can visit the main office at Gretna Green and fill out a registration form. You will also need your child's birth certificate and medicare number.
Early registration allows teachers, principals and school district staff time to organize several opportunities to meet with parents and children before school begins the following September.
On Friday October 2nd, Gretna Green Elementary had a new acting Principal and Vice Principal. Nicholas Gallant, a Grade One student, and Keaton Dedam a Grade 5 student, were the lucky children who got to take over the office for the day. Students who donated a loonie for the Terry Fox Penny Drive had their names entered for the Principal For a Day contest. The school raised $500.00 for this worthwhile cause.
To celebrate International Walk To School Month, the staff, students and parents from Gretna Green walked to school. Friday, October 2nd, 2009 the school community met at Northumberland Square mall to start the half an hour walk to school. The students really enjoy this walk to school and they are refreshed and ready to learn when they arrive at Gretna Green!
On Thursday September 24, many members of the Miramich Police Force and Grade 5 students from Gretna Green gathered together to celebrate the life of "Koala" the beloved Police Canine who passed away earlier this year. The Miramichi Police Department planted a tree on the grounds of Gretna Green in memory of Koala. The Grade 5 students at Gretna Green Elementary have agreed to take good care of the tree. As well, a plaque with a picture of Koala hangs proudly in the entrance of Gretna Green Elementary.
On Wednesday September 23, the grade five students of Gretna Green Elementary assisted MP Tilly O’Neill-Gordon in planting a maple tree in recognition of National Maple Leaf Day on September 23rd. The maple tree was donated by Mr. Jean Guy Comeau
and will be enjoyed by the Gretna Green learning community for many years to come. Bravo Gretna Green!