News and Announcements

Dear Parents and Families,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Parent and Caregiver Sessions:

ParentSmart invites you to our March “In the Know” virtual events. All of the information to register is  on the link below. As always, the events are free to attend.

 Virtual Event: A Conversation for Families About Digital Wellbeing &… Read more »

Dear Parents and  Families,
Happy Sunday!
Just a very short Grizzly Gazette This week.
Thank you!
Mark Douangchanh

FEB 27

Girls Basketball Home Game vs Devon Gardens after school 


Grade 6 Boys Basketball at Gray after school 


Div 5 Coast Salish Artist Virtual Visit 
2:00 pm Dismissal for Option P/T Interviews 
Grade 7 Boys Basketball Home Game vs Gray 


Girls basketball at Annieville afterschool 




Div 5 Cool it Challenge Virtual Presentation … Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for your support with Student-Led Conferences yesterday.  We hope that you and your family enjoy the long weekend.

We recently had the  BC LIONS come and teach us about conserving energy. 
Students can stay connected with the BC LIONS, and learn more about how to be Energy Champions,… Read more »

The Delta School District is committed to transparent budget planning and resource allocation that is directly aligned with the strategic vision, goals and objectives established by the Board. It is our sincere hope that as many voices as possible engage in the annual budget input process to provide feedback on their funding priorities for the upcoming school year…. Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
I hope you are having a great weekend. If you have any empties from any Super Bowl Parties or other events, please consider donating to our Grade 7 Camp Fundraiser.




The  Scholastic Book Fair is at our School this week from Feb 13 –… Read more »

Dear Parents and Families

There will be a grade 7 camp information night for parents at 6:30 on Feb 9 in the gym.

Do you know anyone who has children who will be entering kindergarten next year? Kindergarten Registration is Wednesday Feb 15 from 9:30 –… Read more »

Dear Parents and Families,
Our Grade 7s will be selling treats on Tuesday after school to help raise money for their Grade 7 Camp Experience. All items will be $1.00. Please help support our grade 7s by letting your children purchase and consider purchasing something tasty yourself.



Feb 9 at 6:30 in the GYM (in-person)
Grade 7s have recently received information about our camp trip in April…. Read more »

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

 … Read more »

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.
Mark Douangchanh
Principal, Gibson Elementary


First Day Back after Winter Break 

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 »

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 »

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.
EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 to Grade 12)…. Read more »

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 »