Monday, 31 August 2015

Bonjour et bienvenue! Welcome back to École Golden Gate Middle School

Bonjour et bienvenue!  Welcome back to École Golden Gate Middle School.  We are looking forward to spending another great year with all of our students!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new grade six students and a welcome back to our grade 7 and 8 students.  The older students are excited to get to know our grade six students and help them navigate in their new setting.   We would also like to welcome new staff members, Mr. Lister, M. Dufour, Mme K. Bees, Mme Wold and Ms. Walpole.  Welcome back to Mme Careen and Mme Gonzales who are returning from maternity leaves.

The beginning of a new school year gives all students the chance to renew friendships and to make new friends within our multi-age homeroom setting.  These homerooms allow older and younger students to mix so that each grade of students has contacts and friends across grade levels.  Parents are reminded to contact the homeroom teacher advisor with any concerns and s/he will forward the concerns to the appropriate staff members.  The homeroom teacher is the parents’ link to all of us in the school.  This will also save parents time as all siblings have the same homeroom teacher.    If you wish to communicate with a teacher, please feel free to email him/her or leave a message with one of our administrative assistants.  We believe communication with parents is of the utmost importance and we encourage and welcome your questions.

The Golden Gate staff is very enthusiastic and they are sure to make this year a fun and memorable one for our students.  We encourage students to get involved in many activities offered at the school.  École Golden Gate Middle School offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities thanks to our amazing and committed staff.

We are entering our third year of the divisional iPad initiative.  To date we have seen a great deal of engagement in our classrooms through digital learning.  We will be sure to inform you and provide you with all pertinent policies and agreements as well as the date and process for the iPad distribution during the month of September.

We look forward to another great year and we hope to see you at our Family BBQ on Tuesday, September 15 from 4:30 – 6:30!

The Golden Gate Administrative Team

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Important Dates at École Golden Gate

August 20 - Golden Gate office re-opens, Monday-Friday, 8:15-4:00.  
  • June report cards available for pickup.  
  • For information on the upcoming year, including the School Supply List, please visit the school and our blog:
August 31 - September 8 - Conference Manager bookings for Triad Conferences.  The Conference Manager will open at 8:30 a.m. August 31st, for families to book their 20-minute Triad meetings with teachers on Sept. 9th or 10th. The Manager will close at noon September 8th. Please call our office at 204-837-5808 if you have any questions.
September 7 - Holiday Monday
September 8 - Inservice-No School
September 9 & 10 - Triad Conferences (20-minutes per student)
September 11 - First day of classes