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Mar 31 3rd Milk Payment Due
Apr 1 Out of Area Requests Accepted
Apr 3 Report Cards Go Home
Apr 7-10 Spring Book Fair
Apr 17 Spirit Day - Wear Your Spring Hat!
Apr 18 Good Friday - No classes
Apr 21 Easter Monday - No classes
Apr 24 Read-a-Thon Kick Off!
Apr 24 SAC Meeting 6:30pm
Apr 30 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-3pm & 6-8pm - Classes dismissed at 11:30am
May 1 Movie Night @ 6pm
May 6 New Primary Meeting 7-8pm
May 12-23 Read-a-Thon
May 16 PD Day - No school
May 19 Victoria Day - No school
May 29 Money from Read-a-Thon Due
May 31 Spring Fair 11-2pm
June 6 New Primary Orientation 9-11am
June 9-11 Big Cove Trip


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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.

MATH learning at home can best be supported by sharing a positive attitude towards mathematics with your child. Students who have a positive attitude towards math will develop self -confidence and are able to take risks. Please refer to the three following pieces entitled:

"Why is Problem Solving Such a Focus in Math?"

 "How Can I Support my Child’s Math Learning at Home?"

"Learning Number Facts."



GETTING TO GREAT SURVEYS:  Deadline approaching

The Halifax Regional School Board is once again conducting a Getting to Great Survey for students in Grades 4-6.  The survey will be available on-line beginning Monday, March 3, 2014 until Monday, March 31, 2014.  Students will be able to complete the survey at school in the computer lab.  Participation from all students, guardians/parents in Grades 4-6 would be very much appreciated.

For more information, click here.

The survey is located here:  http://survey.hrsb.ns.ca




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The Art Gallery Page has some new art on it.  Updated March 2, 2014.  Click here to see what we've         been up to.




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The Report Card Descriptors have changed for 2013-14.  For more information and FAQ's, click here.





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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