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May 5 Parent Meeting for New Primaries 7pm in the library
May 5 Grade 6 Big Cover Meeting 6pm in lunchroom
May 7 SAC Meeting @ 6:30
May 15 School PD Day - no classes
May 18 Victoria Day - no classes
May 20 Grade 6's going to SRB's We Day
May 23 Spring Fair 11am-2pm
May 26 Grade 6 Orientation at SRB @10am
May 26 Grade 6 Parent Mtg at SRB @6:30pm
June 4 Grade 6 Band Concert @ SRB @6:30
June 8 New Primary Orientation 9-11am
June 9 Last Day for Subs
June 8-10 Big Cove Trip
June 11 Last Day for Pizza
june 12 Bike to School Day
June 16 Volunteer Tea 9:30-10:30am
June 19 Last Day for Milk
June 22 Field Day in the am
June 22 Variety Show in the pm
June 25 Field Day am Raindate
June 25 Variety Show in the pm Raindate
June 26 Assessment & Evaluation Day - no classes
June 29 Assessment & Evaluation Day - no classes
June 30 Last Day - Dismissal at 10am!


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George Bissett Elementary School
170 Arklow Drive
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 4R6
Telephone 902 464-5184
Fax 902 464-5187
Safe Arrival  464-5266


SAFE ARRIVAL #464-5266

A friendly reminder to parents and guardians of George Bissett that the parking lot should not be used after 8:00 a.m. when dropping off students to Excel or waiting for the 8:10 bell.  Parents and Guardians wishing to drop off their children can still do so from Arklow and enter the school ground from either the path or the entry in the fence. We kindly remind all students, as well as parents, to use the crosswalk at all times.  Thank you for your attention in this safety matter.


School closures will be announced on the radio and on the HRSB website by 6:30 am unless, of course, school is closed through the school day. If school is closed through the day, the announcement will be made by 11:00 a.m. The closures will be announced by feeder school: we are a “feeder school” for Cole Harbour High. 

Spring Band Concert at SRB

The combined grade 6 band students from George Bissett, RKT and CJS will be performing at the SRB Spring Band Concert on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 pm at SRB.


The Getting To Great Surveys

The Getting to Great Survey will go live April 20, 2015.  Parents can access the survey online at http://survey.hrsb.ns.ca/


Excel Registration Info Sheet for 2015/2015
Click Here


The April Newsletter is posted, and the Dates To Remember are updated.   You'll find all of these in the column on the left.




The Breakfast Program is still looking for a coordinator or coordinators who would be willing to take responsibility for the Program for the 2015-2016 school year. If you are interested, or know of anyone who would be interested, please contact Mrs. Scoville, 902-464-5184 or sscoville@hrsb.ca.




Click here for up-to-date information on school cancellations.  And remember, GBES is a "feeder school" for Cole Harbour High.


The MedicAlert Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.

For more info visit: http://www.nochildwithout.ca/


GBES Website

The George Bissett website is continuously being updated, so please come back often to stay up to date on school news, events, important dates, and photos.  You'll find 'Dates to Remember' on your left, as well as in the Calendar link above.  Scroll down to see this year's Bell Times. The staff list is now complete, including all email addresses.



Effective in September, the bell schedule will be as follows:

8:10 Students allowed on school grounds

Classes line up and come in building

8:30 Classes begin
10:05 Recess
11:30 Classes dismissed for lunch
12:20 Students allowed on school grounds
12:25 Classes line up and come in building
12:30 Classes begin
2:00 Grades P – 2 dismissed
2:30 Grades 3 - 6 dismissed

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