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I.B. Information Nights

November 29, 2021
‚ÄčLeamington District Secondary School and Riverside Secondary School will be hosting on-line information presentations on Tuesday, Nov. 30th starting at 6:00 p.m. 
This is for Grade 8 students and their families with an interest in pursuing the International Baccalaureate Programme in secondary school.
Visit the schools' websites: Riverside SS
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Enriched Classes for Out of District Students

November 11, 2021
‚Äč Out of District students may now apply for Enriched Courses at Vincent Massey Secondary School.  The deadline is December 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 
Link to Application form and more information


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WCCA Auditions

October 26, 2021
‚Äč Auditions for the 2021-22 school year programs at the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts will be held the week of Dec. 3, 2021.
For information and specific details for each discipline visit: 
WCCA Audition Packages

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Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 26, 2021
Greater Essex County District School Board students can participate in the Take Our Kids to Work initiative virtually on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and for the safety of our cohorts, we will not be supporting any in-person shadowing. However, the Learning Partnership has created an amazing virtual agenda for...
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"Change Your Future" Program Renamed

August 24, 2021
The GECDSB has conducted a survey in the region's Black Community to rename the program formally entitled "Change Your Future."   They have chosen to rename the program "Create Your Future". The CYF Program (as it can still be known) supports racialized students with course selection, timetable planning, study skills, time management, tutoring, and conflict resolution...
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2021-2022 Special Education Advisory Committee

August 23, 2021
The GECDSB is looking for local associations that represent exceptional children or adults to be part of our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the upcoming school year.  SEAC is an advisory body to the school board regarding the establishment, development and delivery of special education services for exceptional students within the...
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Federal and Provincial Investment in GECDSB Infrastructure

June 25, 2021
‚Äč The GECDSB has received funding through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related program from the provincial and federal governments to perform upgrades in its buildings to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting health and safety.
For detailed information click this link
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Graduation Messages from the Minister of Education

June 24, 2021
‚Äč Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce is pleased to offer some words of congratulations to students graduating this year.

Grade 8 Graduates
Grade 12 Graduate
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2021 Grade 8 & 12 Graduation

June 08, 2021
The GECDSB has concluded that in-person graduation ceremonies are not possible at this time. We will follow the plan developed by the graduation committee to stage on-line ceremonies for Grade 8 and Grade 12 students. 
It is also recommended that schools offer some type of personal contact with graduations, possibly an...
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GEC Parent Involvement Committee Applications

May 10, 2021
Each of our 13 GECDSB Families of Schools requires a member on our district Parent Involvement Committee. Our goal is to select a committee that represents all regions of the board, has an elementary/secondary balance, and is reflective of the diversity of our population. Our parent members will join system, trustee and...
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Student Well-being Survey

May 10, 2021
‚Äč A brief survey has been created to get an idea how students are feeling.
It's a follow-up to the survey conducted in October, 2020.
The deadline to participate is May 21, 2021.
Click here to access the survey
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2021-22 Budget Consultations

April 15, 2021
The Greater Essex County District School Board is preparing its budget for the 2021-22 school year.  Public consultation is an important component of the budget planning process. Public input on the budget will be received at the Public Board Meeting scheduled for  Tuesday,   April 20 th , 2021 at 7:00...
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GECDSB 2021-22 Budget Consultation

March 16, 2021
I‚Äčn preparation for the 2021-2022 Budget, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process.
A brief survey has been prepared to gather ideas. It will remain open until Wednesday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m.
Click on...
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Revised International Languages Program Calendar

February 18, 2021
‚ÄčThe schedule for International Language Program classes has been revised as of Feb. 17, 2021.
(the yellow squares are ILP class days)

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Coping Together - an On-line Seminar Series

February 11, 2021
‚ÄčThe GECDSB is hosting an on-line seminar series for parents and guardians to discuss practical strategies for managing the current difficulties faced by many.
There will be 6 events on consecutive Wednesdays beginning February 24th.
Click this link for the registration form

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Mental Health Support Services

January 20, 2021
‚Äč We consider student mental health and well-being to be a crucial part of student success. This is a priority at the GECDSB.
We are pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive list of agencies and support services that are available to students and their families. Click on this...
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Secondary Out of District Applications

December 16, 2020
‚Äč Any current GECDSB Grade 8 student wishing to attend a secondary school other than their designated secondary school must obtain a post card from their elementary school office. The parent / guardian will then complete the on-line Grade 8 - 9 application form between January 4 - 15. A student may...
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Massey Enriched Program

December 05, 2020
Massey is now accepting Enriched applications for students that do not attend a Massey Feeder School.  These applications can be found at  https://www.publicboard.ca/school/Massey/Pages/default.aspx#/=   ‚Äčin the top banner or under the For Parents Information tab.  All applications are due on Friday December 11th.  Information for future grade 8 students can...
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TVA E-STEAM Program

November 26, 2020
‚Äč Tecumseh Vista Academy will be accepting applications for their E-STEAM program for the 2021-22 school year. An information night for interested parents and students will he hosted on the school's YouTube site on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. For more information read this story - TVA E-STEAM Night
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International Baccalaureate Programmes

November 25, 2020
‚Äč The I.B. World School programs at Riverside Secondary School and Leamington District Secondary School are now accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Both schools offer the Preparatory Program for Grade 9 and 10 students as well as the Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12. For more information, click this...
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WCCA Applications

November 16, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčApplication Deadline Extended ‚Äč
Grade 8 students now have the opportunity to apply for the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts for the 2021-22 school year. The Application Package‚Äč is posted on the WCCA website. Applications close on Friday, December 11th. ...

Elementary Progress Reports

November 13, 2020
‚Äč As part of the Board and school COVID-19 safety planning we are restricting access to our schools to visitors, including parents. For this reason we have not scheduled traditional Parent-Teacher interviews this November. As always, we encourage and support ongoing communication about student progress between parents / guardians and teachers...

Community Planning and Partnership

November 11, 2020
‚Äč The GECDSB will hold its annual Community Planning and Partnership Meeting on Thursday, December 3rd, on-line, via Microsoft Teams beginning at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential facility partnership opportunities and exchange ideas with community partners.  To see available sites, visit:  https://publicboard.ca/Community/Community-Partnerships/Pages/Facility-Partnerships.aspx ‚Äč  Additional information...
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International Languages Program

October 23, 2020
‚Äč The GECDSB is once again offering our International Languages program for students in Grades 1-8. Click on this link for information and registration - https://bit.ly/3koyMkN
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Oct. 19 -25 is Waste Reducation Week

October 19, 2020
‚ÄčInformation from the GECDSB EcoSchools Committee
 
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Busing Information for GECDSB Families Requesting Change of Learning Models

October 19, 2020
Families of students who have requested a change in learning model from  remote (virtual / paper packages) to in-person wishing to utilize student transportation must apply for busing through their school office. This should be done as soon as possible. Windsor-Essex School Transportation System (WESTS) previously removed all remote learning students...
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Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19

October 15, 2020
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has revised the Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19 (Oct 10, 2020). The screening tool helps to define what the symptoms and self-assessments look like as you engage with the tool for your own health and the health of your family members. ‚Äč‚Äč
‚Äč Protocol For Students With Symptoms of COVID-19‚Äč
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Request for Change

October 06, 2020
‚Äč To allow for planning and preparation, the deadline to request a change in learning model for students will be Monday, October 19th. A form will be available on-line through the GECDSB website beginning on Wednesday, October 14th, closing at 4:00 p.m. on October 19th. For more information, click here: Request for...
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Student Well-being Survey

October 02, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB wants to know how students are feeling. It is open until Friday, October 9th.  Answer 4 simple questions by visiting this link: GECDSB Student Well-Being Survey 2020 ‚Äč
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New (Update Oct. 1) Screening Tool

October 01, 2020
‚Äč The Province of Ontario has designed a revised COVID-19 School Screening tool as of October 1, 2020 that describes and clarifies what the symptoms look like as you engage with the tool for your own health, and the health of your family members.  The tool is available on line through...
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Students! Be Ready to Prevent Hazard?

August 28, 2020
‚Äč The award winning Media Arts Department at Kennedy Collegiate Institute have produced a video for students returning to school to help them prepare for the coming  year. It's all about staying safe by avoiding Hazard at school. https://youtu.be/_oJVU9cVyN0
  French Version Arabic Version Low German Version‚Äč

 
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Reopening Schools Video

August 17, 2020
‚Äč‚Äč P rior to the start of the school y e ar, a ccess to schools has been limited to authorized personnel and work continues to prepare the buildings with all the necessary safety precautions. We have produced a short video to provide families and students with an opportunity to see...
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Refunds for Students and Families

May 29, 2020
The ordered closure of schools and the subsequent cancellations and alterations to field trips, activities and events obliges the GECDSB to repay or refund money that has already been paid by students and families. This includes any money pre-paid for meal days, field trips and graduation fees with either cash or...
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2020-21 GECPIC Application

May 26, 2020
The Greater Essex County District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (GECPIC) is accepting applications for parent/guardian members for the 2020-2021 school year. The purpose of the GECPIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent involvement at the Board level to support improved student achievement and well-being.  The Greater Essex County Parent...
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Build a Dream Home Edition

April 28, 2020
‚ÄčGirls, grades 7-12 are invited to participate, with their parents/guardians in a special digital conference Career Expo - Wednesday, May 27. 
 
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2020 Digital Photography Exhibition

April 28, 2020
We are delighted to announce that the 14th annual GECDSB Student Digital Photography Exhibition will take place this year! Students are invited to submit entries in three categories: 1. Black and White 2. Colour 3. Digitally Enhanced or Altered Using Computer Software Due to COVID-19 emergency, entries cannot be displayed at...
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E-Learning Information

April 20, 2020

  ‚ÄčOn-line learning can be challenging. To support students to use this virtual learning environment, videos have been developed providing instruction and advice. The link (below) will direct you to the location within our website: E-learning Support
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Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education

March 22, 2020
‚Äč Minister of Education, the Honourable Stephen Lecce has prepared a letter for parents / guardians in regard to the COVID-19 emergency. Letter from the Minister (Eng.) - March 22.pdf Letter from the Minister (Fr.) - March 22.pdf
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 28, 2020
‚ÄčMarch 2020 Installment 
 
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Immunization Deadline

February 28, 2020
‚Äč The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit mailed out suspension notices in February to students born 2009-2014 who were not up to date with their immunization records. Parents/guardians have until the end of the day, March 10, 2020 to provide the required information to the Health Unit. The W.E.C.H.U. has scheduled a...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

February 11, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB Mental Health Seminar Series continues.
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Public Health Advisory

January 27, 2020
The Minister of Health has provided school boards across Ontario with important information on the Wuhan novel coronavirus.  Please take a moment to read the attached letter (below) which has information, prevention strategies and pertinent websites for families who wish to monitor the situation.    We appreciate our partnership with our...
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Storytelling Series

January 17, 2020
‚ÄčThe GECDSB presents The Storytelling Series - Friday, Jan. 24th at John Campbell Public School.
 
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 07, 2020
‚ÄčFree seminar series returns - Anxiety in Children and Youth 
 
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Grade 8-9 Out of District Applications

January 06, 2020
‚Äč For any current GECDSB Grade 8 students wishing to attend a GECDSB secondary school other than their designated secondary school: student and parent / guardian will need to obtain a grade 8 - grade 9 Out of District information postcard from their elementary school office parent/guardian will complete the on-line...
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Legion Contest Winners

December 20, 2019
‚ÄčCongratulations to all these creative Cougars who won awards for their posters and essays in the Royal Canadian Legion contest honouring our veterans.
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International Language Classes

December 20, 2019
‚Äč The final International Language classes of 2019 will be Saturday, December 21st. Classes will resumes on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
 
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Labour Negotiations Update

November 21, 2019
‚Äč An update has been posted to the GECDSB Labour Negotiations Page. Click on this link: GECDSB Labour Update for details.
 
 
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Community Planning & Partnership Meeting

November 05, 2019
In support of the Ontario Ministry of Education's Community Planning and Partnerships initiative, the Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) will explore opportunities to share facilities with community partners. The goal is to optimize the use of public assets owned by the GECDSB to benefit the Board, its students and...
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Round Dance

October 22, 2019
‚Äč"Frozen Over the Moon" November Moon Round Dance 
 
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International Languages Program

October 08, 2019
‚Äč You can still register for the GECDSB International Languages Program. It begins Saturday, Oct. 12 and you can sign up at one of the following schools: Forest Glade ‚Äď 9485 Esplanade, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered: Albanian, Arabic, German, Italian, Serbian and Spanish) Northwood ‚Äď 1100 Northwood, Windsor, ON. (Languages Offered:...
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Labour Negotiations Updates

September 27, 2019
‚Äč Collective agreements with education workers in Ontario expired August 31, 2019. During the negotiations process the GECDSB will keep families and the community up to date with the most recent confirmed news and information on the Labour Negotiations 2019 section of this website.
  October 6, 2019 A tentative...
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 09, 2019
‚Äč September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Canada - for more information visit: the Canadian Cancer Society website
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Special Education Advisory Committee Vacancies

September 09, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB is seeking to fill vacancies on its Special Education Advisory Committee (S.E.A.C.) commencing September, 2019.  Local Associations that support children with special needs are invited to apply by completing the application (below). Completed application packages must be forwarded to: Mike Wilcox, Superintendent of Special Education, GECDSB, 451 Park St....
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Welcome Back

September 03, 2019
‚Äč A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Jessica Sartori -  I hope that everyone in the GECDSB community has enjoyed a wonderful summer with rest, relaxation, and maybe even a little casual reading, writing, and ‚Äôrithmetic. The return to formal education, at school, is invigorating for all...
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Happy Retirement!

June 28, 2019
‚ÄčOur entire Cougar family would like to wish Mrs. Oozeer‚Äč and Mrs. Woodruff all the best as the enter another exciting chapter of their lives. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened‚Äč!"
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GECDSB Schools Fly Pride Flag

June 03, 2019
‚Äč All schools in the Greater Essex County District School Board, as well as the Administrative Offices, will fly the Pride Flag during the week of June 3 - 7. For insight into the purpose of this action, please read this information pamphlet that has been distributed to all schools: Pride...
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School Climate Survey 2019

May 27, 2019
A full listing of school results is available upon request‚Äč.  The summary is as pictured and can also be found under the parent section of our website.  
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Honouring our Students Powwow

May 24, 2019
Thursday, June 6th 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. St. Clair College Sportsplex‚Äč  
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Parent Applications for GECPIC

May 16, 2019
‚Äč Parent applications are now being accepted for GECPIC (GECDSB Parent Involvement Committee). The deadline is May 31st. For more information visit the GECPIC page through this link:  GEC Parent Engagement Page
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Focus on Youth Summer Program

May 15, 2019
‚ÄčThe YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program will offer camps from July 8 - August 16 (2019) for children in Grades 1-8. There is a one-time fee of $20 per child due at registration. 2019 FOY Registration Form.pdf
 
 
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Revised 2019-20 School Year Calendar

May 08, 2019
‚Äč Please note that the calendar posted on May 6, 2019 incorrectly listed that November 11 was a holiday on the School Year Calendar. That was an error. Please remove any versions of that calendar and replace with this one.
 
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GECPIC PLUS

March 25, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us for on Saturday, April 6th for GECPIC PLUS - an informative, day-long learning opportunity for parents / guardians.  (Use the QR code - below the poster to access registration forms on line)  
 
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

March 20, 2019
‚ÄčJoin us on Friday, May 3rd to celebrate our athletes and support the GECDSB ‚Äč‚Äčtrack & field events.
 
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Public Meeting on Educational Development Charges

March 13, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB invites public input on the topic of Educational Development Charges on Tuesday, April 2nd.   For detailed information visit the EDC page on this website: https://www.publicboard.ca/Board/Budget-Finance/Pages/Education-Development-Charges.aspx
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Math Task Force 2.0 Survey

March 07, 2019
‚Äč The GECDSB Math Task Force has reconvened for another year. It has been almost 3 years since the original report was issued. Part of the work of the MTF is to gather and look at data and in an effort to capture parent / guardian perspective, we invite you to...
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MusicFest 2019

February 25, 2019
MusicFest Windsor will be held at Windsor's Capitol Theatre March 4-6. Thirteen GECDSB school bands and choirs will be taking part. Click the link: Windsor MusicFest for more information‚Äč
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Schedule for International Languages Classes

January 29, 2019
Please note that there has been an alteration to the schedule for International Languages in March 2019:  There will be no classes on March 9th - there will be classes on March 23rd‚Äč
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JK Registration & Junior Kindergarten Open House

January 29, 2019
‚ÄčDo you have a little one at home born in 2015??  If so, then you are eligible to register your child to Junior Kindergarten! You can register online at www.publicboard.register.ca  Junior Kindergarten Open House will take place Wednesday, February 20th 5pm - 7pm.   We look forward to seeing you, WE HAVE...
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Kidstart Grant Applications

January 21, 2019
The Windsor Essex Community Foundation is now accepting applications from elementary school classrooms / groups for Kidstart Grants.‚Äč
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Indigenous Education Action Committee - Community Meeting

January 17, 2019
The I.E.A.C. will meet on Tuesday, January 29th at John Campbell Public School. Everyone is welcome. ‚Äč
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 14, 2019
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EDDK Fundraiser

December 18, 2018
Gosfield North took part in the Eat Dine Drink Kingsville fundraiser selling gift cards that support local Kingsville restaurants. The students were able to raise $2128 for the school. Way to go Cougars.
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Still Hooked

December 18, 2018
GNPS is in year two using the Knowledgehook Math program. Many students are engaged in various missions answering math problems of all kinds. Congratulations to our Mathalon medal winners.‚Äč
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Ugly Christmas Sweaters

December 18, 2018
Students from 8C participated in an Ugly Sweater contest in French class. All the students of GNPS voted for their favourites and here were the results: Third place, Harley Loewen, Second place, Eigen Reimer and First place went to Liam Pritchard. Thank you to Mme Morin for organizing this fun event...
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Holiday Concert

December 11, 2018
Come join us on December 11 at 7:00 pm. to enjoy our student performances! We hope to see you there.‚Äč
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The Facts on Influenza

December 07, 2018
The GECDSB is sharing this important information on behalf of the Windsor Essex County Health Unit :
  The Windsor Essex County Health Unit would like to inform you that there has been a higher number of infants and young children reported with influenza (the flu) this year. If your...
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High School Grade 8 Information Nights

December 04, 2018
Grade 8 students and their families have an opportunity to prepare for high school by visiting an Information Night at their area public high school. Tour the building, meet the staff and learn about the great programs available in Grades 9-12. Click here to see the times and dates of upcoming...
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Eat Drink Dine Kingsville GNPS school fundraiser - order today

November 30, 2018
‚ÄčDon't forget to place your order for the Eat Dine Drink Kingsville School Fundraiser.  You can purchase your gift card through cash online or complete the order form sent home with your child. Each gift card is $25 and is used as cash at any of the participating merchants.  Our school...
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Picture Retakes - Tuesday, November 20 in the morning!

November 19, 2018
‚ÄčEdge Imaging will be here on Tuesday morning to do picture retakes. 
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Cookie Dough success!

November 19, 2018
School Council would like to say a very big thank you for your support with our Cookie Dough/Soup fundraiser.  We raised over $7000 profit from the sales. We will be able to help with the of purchase new technology for use in the classroom thanks to your support.   Thank you to the...
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E-Steam Information Night

November 14, 2018
For students and their families. Learn about this unique program offered at Tecumseh Vista Academy. ‚Äč
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Meet Idrissa Koroma- our sponsor student from Maforeka

November 13, 2018
‚ÄčWe are happy to introduce our school community to Idrissa Koroma. He is our sponsor student for this school year. Idrissa is 11 years old and enjoys playing football. In school his favourite subjects are Mathematics, Moral Education and Home Economics. He lives with his mom and dad and one brother....
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Community Planning and Partnerships

November 02, 2018
The Greater Essex County District School Board is inviting community organizations and any interested individuals to attend a public meeting to explore opportunities for sharing facitlities. The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 21st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the board room at the GECDSB administration building (451 Park St.W., Windsor). The...
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International Baccalaureate Applications

October 25, 2018
The application deadline to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at either Leamington DSS or Riverside SS in the 2019-20 school year is December 7, 2018. To dowload the application form visit the I.B. page on the GECDSB website. Riverside (for General Amherst, Belle River, Massey, Herman, Tecumseh Vista Academy,...
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Consultation on Education Reform

October 22, 2018
Phase 2 of the provincial consultation on education reform will allow parents / guardians and interested individuals to particpate in discussions during Telephone Town Hall sessions. In Southwestern Ontario the sessions will be held: ‚Äč- Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Thursday, November 1st 6:30 p.m. - 8:30...
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Harvest Fresh Nov/Dec Menu

October 18, 2018
‚ÄčHarvest Fresh Menu for November/December hot lunch on Wednesday. Orders due by November 4th  @ www.harvestfresh.ca
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Special Education Advisory Committee Applications

October 17, 2018
The GECDSB's Special Education Advisory Committee is soliciting applications from local associations to fill positions for the upcoming term. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 2nd. SEAC Ad 2018.pdf‚Äč‚Äč
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School Picture Day is coming...

October 17, 2018
‚ÄčSchool pictures will take place here at GNPS on Tuesday, October 23. Get your smiles on!
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Cookie Dough/Soup Fundraiser is underway

September 28, 2018
‚ÄčOur School Council cookie dough/soup fundraiser is underway. Forms were sent home with the children. Orders can be made through cash online or by sending in the completed order form to the school office. Thank you for your support!
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Essex district High School Needs your votes today!

September 24, 2018
‚Äč HI all! EDHS is officially entered into the AVIVA Community fund competition! Our success strictly depends on online VOTES. If we make the top 10 based on votes, we win $15 000. After the voting round, those top 10 will be judged and the top 3 will win $100 000....
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Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters

September 24, 2018
Please wear your orange shirt on Friday, September 28 to support "Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters". Hear Phyllis speak about her experience at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk‚Äč Wear your Orange Shirt because every child does matter.
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Terry Fox Run/Walk on September 27

September 24, 2018
‚ÄčJoins us for our Terry Fox Run/Walk on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. Thank you to everyone who was able to make donations to support our fundraiser for cancer research.!
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Meet the staff BBQ- Wednesday, September 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.... we hope to see you there!

September 17, 2018
We look forward to seeing everybody this Wednesday evening.  Come out and enjoy the bbq put on by the Essex Rotary club and meet your child's teacher. Visit with the staff while enjoying some great bbq'd food. We look forward to seeing everyone, Wednesday, September 19 from 5-7 p.m.  See you there!
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Immunization Notice

September 05, 2018
On behalf of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the GECDSB is obliged to notify families of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 that complete immunization records must be submitted to the Health Unit by the end of the day, September 18th, 2018. Families should have received notices advising them of...
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Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

August 31, 2018
‚ÄčWelcome back to school.  We are excited to begin another year of learning.  ‚ÄčI hope that everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy fun times and also relax and rejuventate throughout the summer.  Our school looks amazing and ready for the doors to open- let's begin the 2018-19 school year! We are...
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Hat Day - hats on for Maforeka

June 11, 2018
Bring in a toonie or loonie on Friday, June 15 and wear your hat all day! We are raising money to support our sponsor student in Maforeka. For updates on Maforeka visit the following site: http://reflexxmedia.byethost12.com/Maforeka/‚Äč
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Strawberry Social, Talent Show, Art Showcase and Book Fair...

June 06, 2018
‚Äč Strawberry Social, Talent Show, Band, Art Showcase and Book Fair...   we hope to see everyone tonight, June 6 from 5:00- 8:00p.m. for a great evening of food and fun!  
Come out and  enjoy: -Hot food cooked by the Cottam Rotary Club  -Strawberries and icecream from Raymont's Berry Farm and Bally Bright Farms.   -Veggies from...
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Summer Daycare registration now available.

May 22, 2018
‚Äč We have received the registration information for the summer daycare program that will be run here at our school.  I have attached the information below.
As well, please feel free to contact Karen Loeppgy for futher information about the Discovery School Based Childcare at 519-733-8202 or email at discovery1@bellnet.ca.  There is...
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Information regarding ticks from the health unit...

May 10, 2018
Parents and guardians it is that time of year when we may come in contact with ticks in places such as  the school yard, at the local park or in our own backyards.‚Äč  It is a good idea to check your children regularly and should you find a tick, follow the information share‚Äč‚Äč‚Äčd from the Health Unit. ...
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GNPS Strawberry Social- June 6

May 10, 2018
Calling all Cougars! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 6 to attend our Strawberry Social. It is sure to be an awesome event with great food and fun for all to enjoy! A notice will be sent home on Monday, May 14 with further information about activiites as well as a pre-order...
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Elementary I.B. Programs Survey

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčThis survey is now closed The GECDSB is interested in seeking input from our community about implementing an International Baccalaureate Programme (I.B.) Primary Years Programme and / or Middle Years Programme. We offer parents / guardians the opportunity to complete a brief, anonymous survey on this page: Elementary I.B. Programs Survey‚Äč...
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Welcome to Kindergarten September 2018

May 10, 2018
‚ÄčAttention all new Cougars! We are excited to have our new Early Years students join us in September 2018. We have planned a fun "Welcome to Kindergarten Event" to be held on May 22, 2018 from 3:30-5:00p.m. here in the Kindergarten Room. Not only will you enjoy fun activities here at the...
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GECPIC Parent Applications

May 08, 2018
Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee Applications are now available. Attached, below is the English version. Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish versions are available as a fillable / printable document @ the GECPIC page on the Board website The submission deadline in May 25, 2018. GECPIC Parent Application 2018 2019.pdf‚Äč
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UPDATE for Track and Field- May 7

May 03, 2018
‚ÄčTrack and Field day will be held on Monday, May 7 for all students grades 3 to 8. Due to the weather we will hold our track meet on our raindate-Monday, May 7.  See on Monday at EDHS!
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Ontario Elections

May 02, 2018
As a service to our communities, the GECDSB has posted information on the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. Visit our page: Elections Information ‚Äč
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Track and Field Day ...

May 01, 2018
‚ÄčTrack and Field‚Äč Day is Friday, May 4 for Grades 3 to 8 at EDHS. The raindate is set for May 7- updates will be posted on the school twitter feed @GNPSNews Remember to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat AND your smiles and energy!  See you on Friday at EDHS. Go...
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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

April 26, 2018
  The YMCA Focus on Youth Summer Program is back. Camps July 9th - August 17. See the flyer for more information.   FOY_Registration_Form_2018.pdf               FOY_flyer_2018_Full.pdf‚Äč ‚Äč
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Gosfield Northe Presents...

April 19, 2018
‚ÄčMark your calendars! You are going to be entertained with our drama production, " The Shoemaker  And the Shhhhh‚Ķ  Elves". ‚Äč All are welcome to attend‚Äč! Daytime performance: Thursday April 26th at 10:45 a.m. Evening performances:
Thursday April 26th and Friday April 27th at 7:00 p.m.
  Entrance by donation.....  All proceeds...
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School Council April 11

April 11, 2018
‚Äč We hope to see you tonight at School Council. We will meet at 6:30 p.m. In library. Please join us!  School Council is held the second Wednesday of each month. Mark your calendars. Your input is greatly valued. 
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Proposed 2018-19 School Year Calendar

March 28, 2018
The GECDSB is inviting comments, input or suggestions on a proposed School Year Calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. To review: click here‚Äč
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Night of Champions

March 27, 2018
Celebrate and support the GECDSB Special Olympics. Tickets are now on sale. ‚Äč
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GNPS Food Drive

March 19, 2018
‚ÄčThank you for your support!
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Mental Health Seminar Series

March 12, 2018
Sharing the responsibility for appropriate use of social media.  
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Kindergarten Registration

February 02, 2018
‚ÄčFebruary 20th - March 2nd. Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 5:00 p.m.      
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Hot Diggity Dog....

February 02, 2018
‚Äč Enjoy a hot dog and support the GNPS Band... Our first hot dog day will be Fri. Feb. 23! Orders can be placed through cash online and are due Monday Feb. 19 at midnight. The band thanks you for your support! Another hot dog day will be planned in April....
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Friday Sweater Days Eco Schools Energy Challenge

January 29, 2018
‚ÄčGosfield North PS is participating in the Sweater Day challenge along with many other schools in our board.   Since 2010, over a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day at their schools, workplaces and homes.
At GNPS we will participate on the 4 Fridays in February- Feb. 2, 9,...
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Collecting for the Essex Food Bank

January 18, 2018
Our GNPS student, Gavin is making a community request for canned goods/food items to help restock the shelves of the Essex Food Bank. ‚Äč In supporting this request we are sending out this message to our school community. If you would like to support Gavin with this very good cause and help...
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Kindergarten Registration for September 2018

January 17, 2018
‚ÄčWe are ready to register any new students who will be joining us in September 2018!  Check out the new registration option available on-line at register.publicboard.ca .   Children who will be 4 or 5 years of age by December 31 register today! We will be holding our Kindergarten Open House the...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 17, 2018
The first sessions of this year's Mental Health Seminar Series have been scheduled - January 17th in Windsor and January 24th in Leamington.‚Äč
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School Council this week!

January 09, 2018
‚Äč Remember that our January  School Council  meeting  is set for this Wednesday,   January 10 at 6:30 p.m .  - yes it is already the second Wednesday in January! We hope to see you there. ‚Äč
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Secondary Out of District Applications

December 22, 2017
Any current Grade 8 students who wish to attend a public secondary school outside their designated residential attendance area for the school year beginning in September 2018 must apply between Monday January 8 th and Friday January 19 th . Applications made after the closing date will not be accepted. For...
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EDHS Band Performance

December 18, 2017
We enjoyed hearing the Essex District High School Band perform for us this morning. All of their hours of practice have clearly paid off- they sounded awesome! Thank you to Mrs. Shaw, all of the student performers and the staff involved‚Äč in making this event happen. 
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GNPS Band to the Downtown Mission- Dec. 14

December 13, 2017
‚Äč The Gift of Music - Gosfield North band to perform at Downtown Mission - Students and staff from Gosfield North Public School will be making their annual holiday journey to Windsor's Downtown Mission on  Thursday, December 14 th  from  10:30 -11:15 a.m. Every year the student band performs for patrons...
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Winter Weather Transportation Notifications

December 11, 2017
‚Äč With the arrival of winter weather student transportation could be delayed or cancelled depending on road and travelling conditions. For immediate information each morning or for details on the process for cancellations check the Buskids Storm Sentinel page on line - http://www.buskids.ca/sentinel.asp On Twitter follow @GECDSBPRO for alerts and updates. The Board webpage www.publicboard.ca and...
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Winter Concert tonight at 7:00 pm...

December 11, 2017
‚Äč This is a reminder that our Winter Concert, featuring our school choir and band will take place today. The daytime performance will start at 1:00 p.m. and the evening concert at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us! It is sure to be a‚Äč festive event!‚Äč
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Please support our Giving Tree...

November 28, 2017
‚Äč‚ÄčOur Band has set up our Giving Tree in the music room and is looking for lots of help filling the tree with items for the Downtown Mission! All donations are gratefully accepted but the Mission is in special need of cereal, peanut butter, men and women's gloves, hats, sock and...
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GNPS Leadership Students present…

November 22, 2017
‚Äč Family Movie Night Friday, December 1 st @ 6:00 p.m. Location: GNPS Gym Admission $3.00 per person Popcorn ($1.00), Water ($1.00) & Frozen Yogurt ($2.50) will also be sold All proceeds will be going to Hospice
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Our school CHOIR is performing on Dec. 3.... don't miss out on this awesome production!

November 20, 2017
‚ÄčThe Wonder of Christmas - A Music Express Holiday Production. ‚ÄčCome out and join us at L'Essor High School Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm. You are sure to enjoy this awesome performance by the GNPS choir!‚Äč
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Just in time for the holidays....

November 20, 2017
‚Äč School Council has organized a fundraiser just in time for the holidays. Your children brought home the order form package for movie ticket passes and mini-peel coupons.  Be sure to ask your child for these forms. Orders  can be placed through cash-on-line as well.    The movie ticket passes are for...
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Remembrance Day

November 15, 2017
The students of Gosfield North remembered our veterans and soldiers by putting on a wonderful ceremony, which included performances by our band, dancers, singers and readers. The assembly was attended by many members of the Cottam/Gosfield North community.‚Äč
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Progress Reports will be sent home today.

November 13, 2017
‚Äč Students will  bring home their progress reports today!   Please be sure to ask your child for their report and take the opportunity to read through it with them. Remember that the main purpose for student assessment is to improve student learning. We want to determine a child's strengths, areas...
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IB Preparatory Program Information Nights

November 10, 2017
‚ÄčGrade 7 and 8 students and their families are invited to information sessions on the GECDSB Grade 9 IB Preparatory Program  
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High School Grade 8 Nights (Updated)

November 01, 2017
‚Äč GECDSB high schools each host an evening for Grade 8 students and their families to visit and learn about their high school and to start preparing for Grade 9. To find the date and time for the high school in your area, click on the link, below. GECDSB Grade 8...
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Frozen Over Moon

October 26, 2017
‚ÄčNovember Moon Round Dance - a celebration of life with our Indigenous families.  
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Picture Day is on Monday, October 23

October 19, 2017
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Water Quality Testing

October 11, 2017
The  Ontario Safe Water Drinking Act( Reg. 243/07) has, since 2007, required school boards to flush the cold water plumbing on a daily or weekly basis, maintain flushing logs, take annual water samples, and report drinking water test results to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).   On July 1 st...
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COATS FOR KIDS

October 04, 2017
‚ÄčBRING YOUR CHILD'S REUSABLE OUTGROWN COAT TO GOSFIELD NORTH P. S.  UP UNTIL OCT. 31- THERE IS ALSO A NEED FOR ADULT COATS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 519-776-4231 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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Social Networking Safety- Community Invite

October 04, 2017
‚ÄčONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING SAFETY 101 FOR PARENTS Know What Your Kids Are Doing!  All are Welcome Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017  Location: Jack Miner Public School Gym  Time: 6:00pm / Duration: 90min Plus Q&A ‚ÄčGuest Speaker: Paul Davis from socialnetworkingsafety.net Topics: FACEBOOK, Cyber Bullying, Hand Held Devices, Texting, Legal Matters, and...
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OTs Acknowledge Support in Schools

October 02, 2017
An Elementary occasional teacher goes to different schools, often on a daily basis, teaching in classrooms they have never visited before. It helps to have someone who goes out of their way to make each day successful. To publicly recognize this type of support the Greater Essex County Occasional teachers branch of ETFO presents...
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Immunization Records

September 20, 2017
‚Äč According to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit there are still a number of students born in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 with incomplete immunization records. Families should have received notices, by mail, in June. To provide an update or to make an appointment at the immunization clinic call the Health Unit...
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International Languages Program

September 07, 2017
‚Äč Once again this year the GECDSB is offering free International Language classes for students in Grades 1-8. 14 languages are being offered this year. To register print the Int Languages Registration Form 2017-2018.docx and submit it to your home school by September 21st. Classes will be offered this year at Forest...
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 06, 2017
‚Äč The Greater Essex County District School Board recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September. For more information visit: http://www.cancer.ca/en/about-us/news/national/2017/september/childhood-cancer-month/?region=on

Bus Drivers Wanted

July 14, 2017
‚Äč NOW HIRING Are you looking for a few hours work each day? Love driving, like children, no evening or weekend work?   Consider being a Bus Driver!         Contact the following bus companies for information on hiring Bus Company Contact Information First Student 519-969-0184 www.firstgroupcareers.com ...
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Essex Area Food Bank

May 29, 2017
‚ÄčGosfield North families give generously to the surrounding community.‚Äč A big thank you to students in their efforts in restocking the shelves of the Essex Area Food Bank! 
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Amherstburg High School Survey

May 24, 2017
‚Äč A survey has been created to collect ideas, opinions and suggestions about the new high school to be built in Amherstburg. A location has not yet been selected, but input from the community will assist the Board with the design process. This new high school will serve the Amherstburg area...
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Mental Health Seminar Series

May 10, 2017
‚ÄčPlease see the following links to videos of presentations from the Mental Health Seminar Series hosted by the GECDSB this year.  Electronic Addictions (Digital Dependency) with Jennifer Forfitt (and Chelsea Romualdi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjpKBcQKRPA Building Resiliency in our Children and Youth with Dr. Janet Orchard:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YplueiSlR0 ‚ÄčStress In Children and Youth with Jenny-Lee Almeida:https://youtu.be/AZjLd2ArMsk
...
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Having Fun with Math

May 05, 2017
‚Äč Have a look at this article in the Essex Free Press about our Family Fun and Mah Night   http://sxfreepress.com/?p=18983‚Äč‚Äč
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Focus on Youth Summer Camps

May 04, 2017
‚Äč This year the GECDSB is pleased, once again, to be partners with the YMCA in summer camps for kids in Grades 1-8. Click here for more information and to access the Camp Registration Form.
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Track and Field Date Change

May 03, 2017
Due to the forecast, our Track and Field Meet has been postponed until Wednesday, May 10 at Essex District High School. Buses will shuttle students to the high school following morning attendance and return by the end of the day. Please ensure that all students bring sunscreen, stay hydrated and dress...
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GECDSB Special Olympics Night of Champions

April 26, 2017
‚Äč The annual dinner and celebration of the GECDSB Special Olympics will be held on Friday, May 5th at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $25 for adults & $20 for children under 10. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $225. For tickets contact Stephen Silvaggio @...
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Family Fun and Math Night

April 24, 2017
‚Äč We look forward to seeing everyone at our Family Fun and Math Night on Wednesday, April 26.  Students will be presenting various math activities in their classrooms for families to experience. Come see what's happening in Math from JK to Grade 8! 

Tick Season

April 24, 2017
‚Äč ‚ÄčWith the nice weather, more people are engaging in outdoor activities. Please be aware of the information from the Heatlh Unit regarding ticks available through this link.   https://www.wechu.org/your-environment/ticks-and-lyme-disease

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GECDSB Special Olympics

April 24, 2017
‚ÄčFriday, May 12th for elementary students. Monday, May 15th for Secondary schools. Join us to watch our student-athletes in action.  
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Stars of the GECDSB Concert

April 21, 2017
‚Äč        An evening of music and dance performed by some of the best student artists from throughout the GECDSB. Tickets available at the door the night of the performance.
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GECPIC Workshop for Parents

April 18, 2017
‚ÄčThis free workshop on ADHD is open to all families. Sponsored by the Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee.  
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Family Fun and Math Night

April 04, 2017
‚Äč   We invite our school community to our Family Fun and Math Night event being hosted April 26 from 6:00 to 7:30. Students will be leading participants through a variety of hands-on math activities to illustrate that math is interactive and fun. Activities will include the use of manipulatives from...
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A Day in the Life

March 27, 2017
‚Äč A chance for parents / guardians to see learning and teaching in action at your area public school. Check with your school for more details.
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GECPIC Parent Workshops

March 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe Greater Essex County Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a pair of workshops for parents at Kennedy Collegiate Institute in Windsor.    
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Information from the Health Unit

March 18, 2017
‚Äč‚Äč Please see the attached flyer from our Health Unit regarding the importance of drinking water.  Health Unit Fact Sheet .pdf
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Mindforce 2017

March 13, 2017
‚ÄčSaturday, April 8th.    
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Letter from the Principal

March 02, 2017
‚Äč Dear Parents/Guardians,    As the new Principal of  Gosfield  North Public School, I'd like to express my sincere pleasure and  honour  in returning to this great school community where my own children once attended.   While my son and daughter have moved on to secondary and post-secondary pursuits, my family has...
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Final thoughts from Mr. Wuerch

February 21, 2017
  Dear Gosfield Parents/Guardians,                                                                              February 21, 2017 It is with mixed emotions that I send this note to the school community to confirm that this will be my last week as principal of Gosfield North Public School. Beginning on February 27 th , I will be the principal at Tecumseh Vista...
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Mr. Wuerch is moving to Tecumseh Vista Elementary!

February 12, 2017
‚Äč Starting February 27th, Mr. Wuerch will be the principal at Tecumseh Vista Elementary School. Gosfield welcomes Mr. Kapetanov as the new principal starting February 27th as well.  
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2017 School Climate Surveys

February 06, 2017
‚Äč The 2017 GECDSB School Climate Surveys are now being conducted. We encourage all parents/guardians and individuals in our school communities to provide their ideas and opinions. To participate, access the survey by clicking this link: https://www.publicboard.ca/News/ourstories/2017SchoolClimateSurveys/Pages/default.aspx
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Mental Health Seminar Series

January 18, 2017
‚ÄčThe GECDSB and their community partners are pleased to offer a new 3 part series of Mental Health Seminars to help parents and guardians improve their understanding of mental health issues experienced by young people. Respected and knowledgeable speakers will present on topics that are prevelant in schools and families throughout Windsor and Essex County.  ...
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Promoting Well-Being

December 09, 2016
‚Äč The Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to develop a shared vision of how we can best support the well-being of all students, in collaboration with parents, students, educators and administrators, counsellors, social workers, and community partners across the province. The Ministry wants to learn from, and build on the...
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AM 800 Visit

November 28, 2016
‚ÄčWhat an exciting Saturday morning as members of our Gosfield North Junior Choir had a chance to sing live on the radio! The members of the choir have been practising for the Music Express Wonder of Christmas Show and were invited to help share the Spirit of the Season with others....
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Grade 8 Transition Nights

November 15, 2016
‚Äč GECDSB high schools host information nights for Grade 8 students in Windsor and Essex County to begin their transition to Grade 9. (a number of schools have already held their Grade 8 Information Nights - for information on any GECDSB high schools not listed below please contact the school) ‚Äč...
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Remembrance Day 2017

November 14, 2016
‚ÄčThank you to all of the staff and students who put forth their time and effort to remember and honour the sacrifices of those who have made Canada the best country in the world!   
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New Schools for the GECDSB

November 08, 2016
A magnificent autumn afternoon was made more glorius with a special announcement in front of the century-old General Amherst High School in Amherstburg. "A new school is exciting and can revitalize a community. It can create a host of possibilities for everyone." Trustee Ron LeClair told the gathering of students, staff and municipal...