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Mar 5 SAC Meeting - 6:30pm
Mar 5 First Math Club
Mar 9 Skating at Oval -am
Mar 10 Book Club
Mar 12 Spirit Day - Wear Green!
Mar 16-20 March Break - no school
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
Mar 27 Assessment & Evaluation Day - no school
Mar 31 3rd Milk Payment Due
Apr 1 Out of Area Requests Accepted
Apr 1 African Drumming Presentation
Apr 3 Good Friday - no classes
Apr 6 Easter Monday - no classes
Apr 9 Report Cards Go Home
Apr 21-23 Book Fair
Apr 22 School Based PD - am - no classes
Apr 22 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-3pm
Apr 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8pm
May 15 School PD Day - no classes


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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 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 on the radio by 11:00 a.m. The closures will be announced by feeder school: we are a “feeder school” for Cole Harbour High. Listen carefully to the announcements.


Yes, it's hard to believe that spring is actually coming, especially if you look out the window.  But it's true.  And this weekend we will even move our clocks ahead to get ready for it. 




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





GBES is collecting Schneiders Lunchmate Bucks. These points are used to purchase ToysRUs and Chapters gift cards that are redeemed for prizes for the Gotcha Assemblies. All donations of Schneiders Lunchmate Bucks can be turned into the office.


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/



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

Did your child fill someone's bucket today?



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