News and Announcements

Dear Gibson Families,
I wanted to extend my gratitude to all of you for attending our recent Parent Appreciation event. It was truly wonderful to see so many parents come out to support this event. Your presence made the event special and memorable, and we are deeply appreciative.
We also want to thank our Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for their hard work in organizing the hot lunch event last Friday…. Read more »

PARENT APPRECIATION JUNE 7th at 8:55 am
We are delighted to invite you to our Parent Appreciation Tea on Friday, June 7, at 8:55 AM. This event is our special way of saying thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to our school community throughout the year.
Please join us for a morning of coffee,… Read more »

 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope this message finds you well. As we approach the end of the school year, I would like to address an important safety matter regarding our school parking lot and roundabout area.
It has come to our attention that an increasing number of parents are entering the school parking lot and roundabout during drop-off and pick-up times…. Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your loved ones. Thank you as always for taking the time to read the Grizzly Gazette!
 

Parents, we want to thank you for all that you do! Please come join us for coffee, tea and treats from 8:55 to 10:00 on June 7th in the library…. Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
Thank you for taking the time to read our Grizzly Gazette.
Thank you to our amazing PAC for providing our teachers and staff some wonderful treats last Tuesday and for all the freezie sales we had recently. It was very much appreciated!
 
 

Thank you to all the teachers who helped our students at the track meet last week…. Read more »

 
Farewell Mr. Penny
Dear Gibson Families,
I hope you are having a great weekend.
I’d like to announce to you that Mr. Penny will be moving schools this September. He will be greatly missed as he has been a huge part of Gibson for the last three and a half years…. Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
Our next PAC meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30.
Please see the agenda via the link below.
PAC Agenda May 1, 2024
 
 

Grade 7 parents, please save the date! Our Grade 7 assembly will be on Tuesday, June 25th. Please note this is a new date since Delview’s Gym was not available on our original date…. Read more »

On Friday, April 26, leadership students at Gibson Elementary will host the school’s first Vaisakhi Celebration. It will take place outside near the primary playground area, weather permitting, between 1:45-2:45pm. 
This month, students at the school learned about Vaisakhi and what it means, including the importance of Seva (selfless giving). Grade 7 Leadership students used the book “Garden of Peace”… Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
Thank you for reading the Grizzly Gazette!

Grade 7 parents, please save the date! Our Grade 7 assembly will be on Tuesday, June 25th. Please note this is a new date since Delview’s Gym was not available on our original date.
 
 

 
 

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Bhangra Lessons in Gym
Earth Day Assembly after recess

TUESDAY,… Read more »

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.

2024/25 BUDGET OVERVIEW
 The Annual Operating Budget for 2024/25 is $197.486 million, up by $772 thousand from the 2023/24 Amended Annual Operating Budget of $196.714 million.
 … Read more »

Dear Gibson Families,
Please see the minutes from our last PAC meeting below.
PAC GM Minutes April 11, 2024

Our next PAC meeting will be May 1 at 6:30

A big thank you to our PAC who works so hard for our school. We had a great Hot Lunch and Friday and we are so thankful for the countless ways they make our school better…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
Thank you for taking the time to read the Grizzly Gazette!
 
 
Partial Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024 
A partial solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8. While this is an exciting astronomical event, it’s important that students know not to look directly at the sun at any time to guard against temporary or permanent damage to their eyes. … Read more »

April 18, 2024: Draft Budget Recommendations
We received more than 180 responses from Phase 1 of the public budget consultation process which asked for feedback on your general priorities. Many thanks to everyone who spent time completing the survey. Your feedback is extremely valuable and was reviewed during preparation of the draft budget recommendations,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »