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Golden Learning Centre

September 28, 2016


Welcome Back to School

We want to extend a very warm welcome to our returning students and to our new students. We are excited about the wonderful and unique learning opportunities that we have planned for this school year. To help families get ready for the new school year, we thought we would provide a few reminders:

- the First Day of School for students is on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:20 am and dismissal is at 2:35 pm

- we want to welcome our new staff members: Doris St. Jules, VP/SERT/Teacher, Heather Skedgel and Erin Zavadil are both returning teachers to our school, and Lori Pond is returning to our school as an Educational Assistant.

- we also want to congratulate two employees to permanent positions at our school: Nancy Hay, Administrative Assistant (permanent half-time) and Jennifer Cunningham, Custodian.

- the Nutritional Break times have changed slightly: First Break is from 10:00 – 10:25 and the Second Break is from 12:05 – 12:55

- First Day packages will be sent home with the youngest or only child in each family. Please complete and return these documents as soon as possible.

- Breakfast Club will commence on Tuesday, Sept. 6th and will be available daily starting at 7:45. Mrs. Haney will continue to be the coordinator and will be happy to accept any volunteers.

- Class lists will be posted on the front doors on Monday, August 29th at noon.

We are looking forward to seeing our students’ bright and smiling faces on Tuesday morning!



Website - Hockey Skills Academy

Upcoming Hockey Canada Skills Academy Open House

This month, KPDSB will hold two Hockey Canada Skills Academy Open Houses.  Both Ear Falls and Red Lake open houses are scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th.  In Ear Falls,the event will be hosted at the Ear Falls Arena (12:00 pm).  In Red Lake, the open house will be held at Red Lake District High School (5:00 pm).  Children and parents are invited to attend and to learn more about this exciting program and the opportunities it offers your child.  Registration is also now open at GLC, RLDHS, RLMPS and EFPS.  If you have any questions, please contact the school’s principal.

GLC Newsletter - Read All About It

April Newsletter Now Available!

GLC’s latest newsletter is now available! Written by our student reporters, this issue covers recent school events – The Blue Dot Campaign, 2016 Science Fair, our new water fountain, Ms. MacIver’s fairytale unit and our expanding sports’ opportunities. We are very proud of this student initiative and invite you to take a few moments to read the articles. GLC staff and students thank our writers and editors for the time and commitment they have dedicated to this endeavour. An online version can be accessed 2016 April Newsletter.

Website - Newsletter release

GLC Releases Student Newsletter!

GLC is proud to release the premiere edition of our student newsletter.  Emerging from a student’s desire to “write more and share our school events”, our March edition features class events from January and February.  Copies have been dropped off at local businesses and can also be read online here.  We would like to thank our student writers and staff editors for making this happen.   Keep your eyes out for next edition – our reporters are already working on it!

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Family Literacy Week Events

This week, GLC will join schools and families across Canada to celebrate Family Literacy Week.  Held each year at the end of January, this week serves as a national reminder of the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-based activities as a family.

From January 25th to 29th, families are encouraged to “get caught in a web of reading”.  When you read a story, magazine article or online resource, your child can complete a “spider” with the title, a rating and their name.  Ratings go from 1 to 10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.  Spiders returned to the school will be hung in the display case at the main office.  Each child can complete as many forms as they want!  The more reading the better!

Throughout the week, we will also have a book swap.  Please bring used books to school tomorrow morning.  Details regarding the book swap will be given during the morning announcements.

On Wednesday (Family Literacy Day), alphabet soup ($1.00) will be sold at second nutritional break (12:15 pm).  Please pack a bowl and spoon for your child.  Parents are invited to visit their child’s classroom to join in Literacy activities.

For more information about Family Literacy Day, please see this website.  An Instagram and Twitter contest for family photos is also running (details here, hashtag is #FLW2016).

Enjoy your Family Literacy Week!