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Principal's Message - March 2022

After a long winter, spring seems close… We have been VERY busy since Teachers’ Convention and Family Day. While COVID is not “OVER,” we certainly welcome the removal of most restrictions that pertain to schools. We are especially happy that extracurricular sports, clubs, and fine arts opportunities have returned. Positive cases of COVID-19 have been very low at Gish School and we sincerely appreciate everyone’s hard work and effort to employ safe practices, and to communicate with Gish administration when positive cases are known.


Gish staff hosted a very well-attended Virtual Kindergarten Open House on February 9. We still have room in the GLOBAL Program for Gr. 1-9 students at Gish School, and we’ve nearly reached our maximum capacity for Kindergarten Cogito and Global students. We are no longer accepting Kindergarten students from outside of St. Albert in either program. We will continue to accept Global Kindergarten students from Akinsdale and Pineview.


VIRTUAL Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23 from 5:00-8:00pm. Please be sure to book a time with your child(ren)’s teacher(s). Bookings can be made starting at 8:00am on Tuesday, March 15.


We continue to be proud of the student leadership opportunities at Gish School. Please enjoy synergizing with family and friends during Spring Break from March 25 - April 3 inclusive. Remember that Wednesday, April 6 is Staff Meeting Day (Kindergarten students do not attend) and Friday, March 25 has no school.


After Spring Break, we’ll look forward to lots of productive learning, including the return of some field trips. We are also hosting a junior high “Information Evening” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. This is primarily for our grade 6 Cogito students, but anyone may join via the Google Meets link: meet.google.com/qbc-fdkd-xyy.


PLEASE participate in Alberta Education’s Provincial Surveys. Letters are being mailed to every parent of Gr. 4, 7, & 10 students. We hope that you’ll communicate positively about your experiences at Gish School, and advocate for public education with predictable, sustainable provincial funding.


Thanks to all of our stakeholders for your continued support. We are very fortunate at GISH School.


John Strembitsky - Principal

Sue Werner - Assistant Principal

Kris Horb - Assistant Principal

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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

Tuesday, March 22nd, 5pm to Wednesday, March 23rd, 8pm

This is an online event.

PTI's will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 23rd from 5pm to 8pm. We will be using the online booking system where parents can go online at www.schoolinterviews.ca to book their interview times. More information will be sent in the next week or so giving you the access code to log in and details on how to book. Online booking will OPEN (begin) on Tuesday, March 15th at 8am and CLOSE on Tuesday, March 22nd at 2pm.
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BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION: In order to ensure the safety of your children, students should not be arriving at school before 8:30am and should be on their way home no later than 3:15pm - as there are no supervisors outside before and after these times.

ATTENDANCE: Please call the office when your child is going to be absent. A message can be left outside of school hours as well; indicating name, homeroom and reason for absence.

This line is available 24/7 @ 780-459-7766.

You can also email us at esgattend@spschools.org.

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