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Sept 29 PD Day - no classes
Oct 7 Busy Bee Meeting @7pm at Tim Horton's Forest Hills Pkwy
Oct 8 Noggins Farm Field Trip 8:45-1:45
Oct 9 SAC Meeting @6:30pm
Oct 13 Thanksgiving - no classes
Oct 14 Sub Day Starts
Oct 14 Zumba Starts
Oct 16 Pizza Day Starts
Oct 16 Candle Order Forms are due
Oct 23 Halloween Howl 6:30-8pm
Oct 24 NSTU Conference - no classes
Oct 28 Candle Orders Ready for Pickup
Oct 29 Picture Retakes
Nov 3-7 Book Fair
Nov 11 Remembrance Day - no school
Nov 17 School Based PD - no school
Nov 17 Parent/Teacher Interviews 1-3pm & 6-8pm
Nov 24 Mi'kmaq Drumming Demonstration


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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.

The candle fundraiser has been extended until Friday, October 17th.  Please note that all orders must be in by then at the very latest.  The candles will be ready for pick up after school on Tuesday, October 28th.  Thank you for your support.


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/


Please note:
Picture Retakes date has changed to Oct 29 (from Oct 27)


Supplementary Funding Leaflet
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George Bissett Dress Code

The dress code for George Bissett is as follows:
All students and staff must wear sleeves (cap sleeve, short sleeve or long sleeve).
There are to be no short skirts or shorts at school.
If the dress code is not followed we will be asking parents to bring other clothes for their child or we will have t-shirts here at school for students to put on.
Thank you for your cooperation.

George Bissett Administration



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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