News and Announcements

Dear Parents,
A reminder that Wednesday is Pink Shirt Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear Pink to show that they believe in Kindness. Our Pink Shirt Day Assembly will start at approximately 9 am.
 

 

MONDAY, FEB 26
TUESDAY, FEB 27

Glee Club at Lunch
Girls Basketball vs RI

WEDNESDAY,… Read more »

Dear Families,
Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, Feb 28th. Our Assembly is at 9:00am and parents are welcome to attend. Pink Shirt Day is a day that we celebrate Kindness and Inclusion. We encourage students, parents, and staff to wear pink on Feb 28th. Please also help us remind students that everyone can wear pink on any day no matter what gender they are…. Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
For those who are planning on watching the Super Bowl, we hope you have an amazing time.
 
 
GRADE 7 CAMP JUBILEE MEETING

Grade 7 Parents,
We will be having a camp information night this Thursday at 6pm. Please come join us! In the meantime check out camp Jubilee’s website below…. Read more »

Budget Consultation Process
Each year at this time, the Delta School District is required to start developing a balanced budget for the upcoming school year. We encourage all families, staff, partners and rights-holders to participate in this process.
For the previous two years, we have invited participation by way of a public input session via Zoom…. Read more »

Dear Parents,
Just a short Gazette with some upcoming events this week. We hope you have a relaxing Sunday
 
 
 

MONDAY, FEB 5

Walking School Bus Kick Off at 8am
Glee Club in Multi-Purpose Room at 12:20
Grade 6 Boys Basketball at Lunch
Girls Basketball away game at DG

TUESDAY,… Read more »

It should come as no surprise that educators in the Delta School District are highly focused on the foundational pillars of literacy and numeracy. But what exactly does this look like in our schools?
Literacy
In 2022, the district’s Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction department launched a new reading website to provide support and resources for its elementary school teachers.  … Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,

Just like we said last week, we are delighted to introduce Teatime, a weekly gathering designed for parents/caregivers of students attending Gibson Elementary. Teatime provides a warm and inviting space for parents to come together, connect with one another, and foster a stronger sense of community within our school…. Read more »

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year runs from February 12-23, 2024. Parents/caregivers will be able to register their child online or in-person. Detailed instructions on how to register will be posted on the district’s website in early February. 

Delta School District offers a wide range of learning options for all students: Please click the links below for more information:

Delta’s Traditional Schools
French Immersion Registration
International Baccalaureate Program
Montessori Program
Home QuestRead more »

Dear Parents and Families,

We are delighted to introduce Teatime, a weekly gathering designed for parents/caregivers of students attending Gibson Elementary. Teatime provides a warm and inviting space for parents to come together, connect with one another, and foster a stronger sense of community within our school. Whether you are a new parent/caregiver seeking guidance or a seasoned parent/caregiver looking to expand your social circle,… Read more »

 
 

 
Hello parents and caregivers
Do you have a child under school age?
Do you know that Gibson’s welcomes a Family Resource Centre at our school?
We have FREE drop-in programs Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30- 11:30 and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:30-2:30
An adult must stay with the child…. Read more »

 

Dear Parents and Families,
I hope that you had some relaxing and fun times over the holidays.
We are looking forward to a wonderful new year and great adventures in 2024.
 

Please help me welcome Ms. Dhillon and Ms. Bowman to our team. Ms. Dhillon will be teaching Div…. Read more »

Happy Holidays from the Delta School District and Board of Education.
Schools will be closed for the Winter Break starting December 23 with classes resuming on Monday, January 8, 2024.
A Message from Doug Sheppard, Superintendent of Schools
As we enjoy the holiday season, we invariably find ourselves reflecting on the past year and the incredible journey we’ve shared as a school community…. Read more »

Dear Parents,
You should have received your tickets for the Winter Concert on Friday. Please remember the following bits of information for Dec 19th

Notices for tickets are on Parent Connect for the evening show.

Students arrive 6pm
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts at 6:30

Parents who can not attend the evening show are encouraged to attend the 1:15 Matinee
Parents will enter through the GYM doors by our basketball hoop…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s Grizzly Gazette.

Our next Hot Lunch is Dec 15 (Freshslice/Pizza Art).

Thank you for supporting our PAC efforts and all the money goes back to the school to help your child’s experience be as amazing as possible…. Read more »

WEATHER INFORMATION 2023/24
Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools and/or School Closures
A reminder to parents/guardians, students, and staff of the Delta School District’s winter weather procedures and announcements:

All schools in the Delta School District will remain OPEN if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls…. Read more »

Image: Reconciliation Post by TFN Artist Karl Morgan, located at the School Board Office   
This article appeared in the Delta Optimist on September 30, 2023: https://www.delta-optimist.com/local-news/delta-school-district-continues-to-help-students-learn-and-reflect-7601229
By Karen McDonald, Indigenous Success Coordinator, Indigenous Education Department, Delta School District
For almost a decade, students and staff in the Delta School District have recognized Orange Shirt Day on September 30th by wearing orange inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s personal experience of arriving at the St…. Read more »

We wish all Delta students, families, and staff a wonderful school year ahead.
Hopefully, you’ve all had an opportunity to rest, relax, recharge, and spend time with family and friends over the summer. We are excited to welcome students back to school next Tuesday (September 5) to continue our mission of inspiring and nurturing thriving,… Read more »

What a pleasure it was to return to normal school operations last September. It’s been a joy to watch students and staff reconnect and throw themselves back into a myriad of events and activities that were suspended during the pandemic. We have also witnessed students tackling serious real-world challenges, including mental health,… Read more »

At the June 6, 2023 Public Board Meeting, Board Chair Val Windsor delivered the following message: 
As you know, this is our final Public Board Meeting of the 2022/2023 school year, and as is customary, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the events of the past year…. Read more »

2023/24 Budget Recommendations
BACKGROUND
Delta School District staff and the Board of Trustees are committed to a thoughtful, strategic and student-centred approach to balancing the budget each year. A balanced budget is a stipulation of the School Act.
2023/24 BUDGET OVERVIEW
The Annual Operating Budget for 2023/24 is $187.3 million, up by $6.2 million from the 2022/2023 Amended Annual Operating Budget of $181.1 million…. Read more »