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Nov 4-6 Book Fair
Nov 10 Remembrance Day Assembly @10:30am
Nov 11 Remembrance Day - no school
Nov 17 School Based PD - no school
Nov 17 Parent/Teacher Interviews 1-3pm & 6-8pm
Nov 18 Gift Card Fundraiser Order Forms Due
Nov 20 Holiday Shopping Night 5:30-8:30pm
Nov 24 Mi'kmaq Drumming Demonstration
Dec 1 Send in supplies for Santa Gift Mart
Dec 1 Assessment and Evaluation Day
Dec 9 Christmas Concert 10am & 7pm
Dec 11 Report Cards go home
Dec 16 Christmas Concert Snow Date
Dec 16 Last Sub Day
Dec 17 Santa Gift Mart
Dec 18 Last Pizza Day
Dec 19 Last day of school before Christmas
Jan 5 First day back after Christmas
Jan 5 2nd milk pmt of $22 will be cashed


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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.


GREAT NEWS!!  Thanks to all the great support at this year's fall book fair, we made our goal of exceeding $2000 in book sales and we all know what that means! The students will get to duct tape Mr. Lucas to the gym wall, and Mrs. Scoville will be dying her hair a bright color and dressing as a ZANY CROSSING GUARD and putting on a show outside.  So please stay tuned to find out when the fun will happen.


2014-15 Community Report - George Bissett.pdf


 Check out the Halloween Howl photos in our Photo Gallery!





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/


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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