George Bissett Elementary

This Week @ GBES MArch 4-8

Hey GBES Families!
We had a cold and icy week at the school. The guidelines for windchill: 0’C to (-20): take care if go outside, (-21 to -27): serious consideration to staying inside, and below -27’ C: stay inside. There are extra hats and mitts in the office.  We take care to find the balance of safety and the benefits of being outside.

Term 2 ends on March 8th.  Quick note that there is an Assessment day on March 8th.  March Break is from March 18th-March 22nd.

There is currently some concerns about content on youtube called the Momo challenge.  If you are unaware of it, here is a link to a CBC article.  At this time it seems to be a hoax but it is alarming to adults and children.  The advice we have received is the following:  talk about what’s real and what’s not, keep discussions low key to avoid creating alarm, and encourage children to share their concerns with (home/school)  as speaking with their peers could cause further distress. If we are concerned about a student, we contact home.


GRADE ½ students were featured on CBC Mainstreet over the 2 last weeks (click the hyperlink):  self driving cars  , and Love

STUDENT SAFETY:  Please remind anyone pickups at dismissal to park on the road and walk to the school.  We do not want cars parked on school grounds to do pick ups at dismissal.  If you need accomodations at dismissal time, please contact us and we will help.  This has been an issue due to the snow, ice, and cold.