Our mission at Glooscap Elementary School is to foster an atmosphere of kindness, acceptance and compassion so our students can feel safe to develop the resilience needed to do their best learning, and to grow into respectful and successful community members. 

 

Principal's Message

Principal’s Message

In honour of Mi’kmaq History Month, we would like to begin by acknowledging that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Once again a very busy September has come and gone.  As a school we are off to a fantastic start to the year. Some of the monthly highlights included our annual parent orientation, the arrival of new staff, Home and School’s first meeting, Pink Shirt day, Orange Shirt day, school photos, the AVRCE bus safety assembly, our first Home and School meeting, the annual Terry Fox walk, and hosting our first Cross Country meet of the fall season.  In the midst of all these wonderful events, we ended the month with the Opening Ceremonies to our Outdoor Classroom.  Thank you to Ms. Anne Marie Lewis and her team of community members, parents, staff and students who all brought this project to life.  It should be enjoyed for years to come.       

We are introducing a few new staff at the school.  Please join us in welcoming our new Education Assistants Lesley Wentzell and Morgan Eaton.  We hope you enjoy your time with us.    

On a daily basis the office may need to sort through as many as 25 to 30 changes to individual children's’ schedules.  We sincerely appreciate the daily communication coming from home regarding transportation or plans at the end of the school day.  Please include your child’s full name (first and last), specifically where they are going after school (a house number or family name), which bus number they will be on, and who the driver is.  The more information you can provide will save the office staff from having to make follow-up phone calls for more information.  Thanks for your understanding.

Please note the recent change in temperature and plan accordingly.  For the children, it is always easier to take layers of clothing off than it is to find warm clothes at school for your child.  Also, please take the time to label your child’s outdoor gear.  We often find many clothing articles left behind and it can be difficult to find the rightful owner.  In the event an article of clothing is lost please feel free to look in our Lost and Found.  This is now located near the gymnasium entrance.   

Thank you goes to all the families who participated in the Nourish your Roots fundraiser. Proceeds of the event are used towards our school breakfast program. Way to go!

We wish you and your family an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend.  May you have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends and relaxing.

Lorne Guy and the staff at Glooscap Elementary School

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 GLOOSCAP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Open until October 9, 2019

Schools in Nova Scotia are focused on improving student achievement and school performance.  To succeed, all the partners in our education system must work together. This includes meaningful involvement in decision making. SACs are volunteer organizations that receive their authority from the Nova Scotia Education Act. They are established to provide parents/guardians, staff, and community members with a voice to influence decisions that impact student learning. SACs bring partners together to provide principals and school boards with advice that reflects the best interests of students.

The Glooscap Elementary SAC is looking for parents who have children currently attending our school.  If interested please contact Mr. Lorne Guy, Principal.  Two parent volunteers will be decided through election at our first 2019 meeting on Thursday, October 10 @ 5:45.  We will meet at the school.  If interested or if you have questions please call the school at (902)-582-2010