Sunday, February 18, 2018

Meet Our Grade 8 Buddies

After much excitement and planning, the SK students finally got to meet their grade 8 buddies from All Saints High School. This past Friday students engaged in some winter fun like, snow painting, tobogganing, a scavenger hunt and relay race. Fun was had by all!! It was a great opportunity for our Sks and their buddies to begin making a connection. We rally look forward to our next visit in March!! 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Distribution of Valentine's

Dear Parent/Guardians,

     On February 14th 2018, we will be celebrating Valentine’s day in your child’s classroom. If your child is preparing valentine’s to give out, we simply ask you to do the following to make it easier.

  1. Please have your child write:
                     To my friend
                      Love/From: __________________________ ( Your Child’s Name).
( As children are learning to recognize their own name as well as their friends to read, it is hard for us to help each child to deliver Valentines and help them read their name. We ask that you only have your child sign their name and follow this format.

2) Please do not bring in any special snacks or treats. We will be having special activities in lieu of treats that day. It is Ash Wednesday and we want to respect that it is a day of fast and respect. We will be distributing ashes and would not want to take away from its meaning as the start of Lent.

Many Thanks for your cooperation
Mme. McCann, Mrs. Bean, Mrs. Parnell, Mrs. Couch,   


The kindergarten classes are embarking on a special social justice project for our whole school community to participate in.  For the month of February ~ Kindness Month ~ the kindergarten students ask that our school help support Soles 4 Souls.  

Soles 4 Souls is a not for profit organization that takes unwanted shoes (sandals, runners, dress shoes) and fixes them like new for someone less fortunate who needs them.

THE KINDERS WANT YOU TO HELP SPREAD SOME LOVE!!!   This Valentine’s Day, the kindergarten students at St. Gabriel’s are asking all of their school community to come with a pair of shoes to donate to Soles 4 Souls.

Last year, students donated 1,048 pairs of shoes!  This year, when you are bringing in your Valentine’s, let’s fill other people’s hearts with kindness by donating a pair of used, unwanted shoes.  It’s that easy!!

HELP SPREAD SOME LOVE - Boxes will be set up in the front foyer for the month of February, until March Break.  

Thank you for your continued support and for helping the Kinders help make a difference for their community!

    The Kinder Classes of St. Gabriel School

Monday, February 5, 2018

Grade 2 Bake Sale - Nature Day

Please use the link below to read more about these 2 special events that are happening this Friday February 9th!! 

CWF Fundraiser

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Play Dough Club - Mrs. Bean & Ms. Couch's Room (153)

A gentle reminder to check the Play Dough Club list.  Play dough is a favourite and can be used for so many purposes while learning.  Thank you for your donations - they are truly appreciated and put to good use!!

Play Dough Club

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Head Lice

As we have a confirmed case of head lice in our classroom, we thank you for washing your child's blanket. We are not using our blankets this week for rest time. If possible, can you bring in an extra hoodie for your child and we will say for your child to wear it to be a bit more cozy during rest time.

Thank you for cooperation in this matter,
Mme. McCann, Mrs. Parnell, Ms. Wallace & Mrs. Bean

Monday, January 8, 2018


In Math we have been exploring Sorting by colour shape and size.  Sorting activities provide students opportunity to describe objects, identify their attributes, see relationships between them and organize them into categories (or sets).  Initially students sort objects according to obvious attributes (colour) and may not recognize other, less obvious attributes.  They sort objects into "are" or "are not" groups, for example: "All of these objects are green.  All of these objects are not green."  With experience, some of the children began to sort objects using less obvious attributes such as shape or size.