News and Announcements

Dear Parents and Families,
Happy Lunar New Year. We wish you great luck, health, wealth and good fortune this year!
 
Community Events

 

Mr. Penny has been instrumental in starting our district strider bike initiative. Thank you, Mr. Penny for your hard work! Please see the link below for the full article…. Read more »

Dear Parent(s),
 
Since being at Gibson over the past two years I often hear about the traffic congestion around our school.  It can be very frustrating for everyone and unsafe, for example, people parking over cross walks or double parking.  Since September, we introduced the walking school bus, and it has had some success.  … Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
I’d like to welcome a few new names and a few familiar names to our staff at Gibson.

Ms. Kaplan – Inclusion Team Teacher
Ms. Challa – PCRS Worker
Mr. Geszler – (Returning) EA
Ms. Gibson – Gr. 4 (Returning)
Ms. Ketchum – Gr. 1/2 (Returning)
We’d also like to congratulate Ms…. Read more »

Kindergarten registration for the 2023/24 school year runs from February 13-24, 2023. This year, parents/guardians 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 Quest

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Dear Parents and Families,
Happy New Year! Just wanted to say a quick hello to welcome everyone back.
Please be reminded that our first day back is Tuesday, Jan 3rd. We are looking forward to making 2023 an amazing year.
Sincerely,
Mark Douangchanh
Principal, Gibson Elementary
 

TUESDAY
JAN 3

First Day Back after Winter Break 

FRIDAY 
JAN 13 

PAC Winter Event at 6:00 (More info to come)

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Happy Holidays from the Delta School District and Board of Education.
Schools will be closed from December 19 until January 2, with classes resuming on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
A Message from Doug Sheppard, Superintendent of Schools
I am thankful we have been able to resume to almost normal school operations this fall after more than two years of navigating continued changes due to the pandemic…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
Thank you for your continued support during a very busy time of year.
As we approach our winter holidays, I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher and thank them for their hard work. I am extremely impressed by their dedication and care for your children,… Read more »

 

 

Our next Hot Lunch will be on Dec 8th.
 

THURSDAY
DEC 8

Report Cards Published online
PAC Hot Lunch

THURSDAY
DEC15

Winter Concert at 1:15

FRIDAY
DEC 16 

Christmas Read-along… Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
This a reminder that students do not have school tomorrow (Monday, Nov 28th).
 

Please note that our PAC meeting will be held virtually on Monday, Nov 28th at 6:30pm via the link below. If you have any questions about discussion items for the PAC meeting, what PAC is and/or how you can help and be part of our amazing group of PAC parents,… Read more »

SPIRIT DAY

Dear Parents and Families,
As many of you know…Canada has qualified for the World Cup! On Wednesday, Nov 23, we are encouraging students and staff to wear “Red/White” or their favourite soccer jersey.

 
 

Just a reminder that the PAC is organizing our first hot lunch of the school year…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
As the weather gets colder, please help your child dress for the weather. Just a reminder that we make every effort to allow the students to get some fresh air during recess and lunch. Inside days will only happen during extreme weather. Parents should consider bringing a change of clothes with younger students…. Read more »

At the inaugural Board meeting last night, four trustees – Nimmi Daula, Ammen Dhillon, Masako Gooch and Joe Muego – were sworn in for the first time, alongside returning trustees Erica Beard, Nick Kanakos and Val Windsor. The ceremony took place at the Delta School Board offices on Harvest Drive in Ladner…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
We had great success with our Hub Cycling (despite the rain) last week. The students did a great job and were terrific to work with. We thank all our parents and teachers for supporting the program.
 
 

Our Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Nov 10th at 11:05…. Read more »

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN FRENCH IMMERSION?
Delta School District is sharing pre-recorded presentations and hosting online Parent Information Nights in November, December and January. Join us to hear from French Immersion students, teachers, principals and coordinators.
THERE ARE TWO FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAMS OFFERED IN DELTA
EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 to Grade 12)…. Read more »

WEATHER INFORMATION 2022/23
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 »

The inaugural ‘Walking School Bus’ for students attending Gibson Elementary took place on Tuesday, September 20.  Principal Mark Douangchanh and Vice Principal Darryl Penny accompanied approximately 30 students from the designated meeting place at Delview Park down 92 Avenue, across 116 Street and along the path behind Delview Secondary in plenty of time to reach their class…. Read more »

We hope you have had an enjoyable summer break and been able to catch up with family and friends. We are excited to welcome students back to school next Tuesday (September 6) to continue our mission of inspiring and nurturing thriving, future-ready learners.
For the coming school year, we will continue to focus on our strategic priorities of ensuring learning success and graduation for all students,… Read more »

School trustees are elected members of a board of education. They represent the public and advocate for public education in their community. They have one primary mandate: improving learning for all students.
Local school trustee elections allow the community an important opportunity to lead and oversee investment in public education. The next local elections will be held on October 15,… Read more »

As I look back on this past school year, the fall of 2021 seems like a distant memory. It’s hard to believe that we started the school year with numerous communicable disease health and safety restrictions and measures in place. Thankfully, since Spring Break, we have been able to resume more normal school operations,… Read more »

2022-2023 Budget
BACKGROUND
Delta School District staff and the Board of Trustees are committed to a thoughtful and student-centred approach to balancing the budget each year.
A balanced budget is a stipulation of the School Act.
2022/23 BUDGET OVERVIEW
The Annual Operating Budget for 2022/23 is $166.2 million, down by $10 million from the 2021/2022 Amended Annual Operating Budget of $176.2 million…. Read more »