Gator Gab – Week at a Glance for Week #21 – Feb. 4th-Feb. 8th, 2019

February 2nd is Ground Hog Day – The RESULTS are in …

Groundhog Day is a tradition celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly “see its shadow” and retreat back into its burrow and winter will continue for six more weeks.  Some are hoping for the warm weather to return soon so lets hope that “Wiarton Willy” does not see his shadow.  Here is what our winter prognosticators are saying …

  • Wiarton Willy (Wiarton, Ontario): Did not see his shadow, so will be an early Spring
  • Punxzutawney Phil (Pennsylvania, USA): Did not see his shadow, so will be an early Spring
  • Shubenacadie Sam (Nova Scotia, Canada): Did not see his shadow, so will be an early Spring
  • Its Unanimous! SPRING is on the way … But of course, we are not sure how scientifically accurate our furry friends are so, so keep your winter coats and boots handy for 6 more weeks –  just in case!

Extended Day Program: Pre-Registration for 2019-2020

Please see the attached for information regarding Extended Day Before and After School Programs offered at our school.

Extended Day Program Flyer 2019-2020

Valentines Dance-a-thon Next Week – Keep getting those pledges Gators and WIN very COOL PRIZES

Keep working on getting pledges Gators – we are excited about our NEW playground structures that are coming and the future Gators who will benefit. Classroom Prize basket items are being organized this week by our awesome School Parent Council … Remember, 1 ticket for every $5 of pledges. We will earn our pledges by dancing and exercising on Valentines Day, February 14th – keep up the great work ALL!

Below is a peak at our week ahead followed by some important information items – have a wonderful week Gators!


Monday, Feb. 4th

  • Immunizations – for Grade 7’s today
  • Primary Floor Hockey – last recess
  • Homework Club 3:40-4:40 

Tuesday, Feb. 5th

  • Intermediate Floor Hockey – first recess
  • School Council Meeting – 6:30-8:00 pm in Library

Wednesday, Feb. 6th

  • Spirit Day – wear your Gator clothing or blue and white to show your school spirit
  • Popcorn Sales for NFL – on sale today and every Wednesday, $1.25 a bag (please bring exact change)
  • Junior Floor Hockey – first recess
  • Primary Floor Hockey – last recess
  • Homework Club  3:40-4:40

Thursday, Feb. 7th

  • SK Grad and Sibling Photo Orders due by today (proofs were sent home Jan. 30th)
  • Pizza Day Today!  For all students who placed an online order for February
  • Intermediate Floor Hockey – first recess

Friday, Feb. 8th

  • Dance-a-Thon all cash donations due today!  (available to submit on School Cash Online until Sunday, Feb. 10th at midnight)  Thank you for your generosity!


  • Kindergarten Registration – February 12 & 15 – Click for details: Registration Information – 2019-2020
  • Term #1 Report Cards Go Home to Parents – February 14th
  • “Gator Dance-a-thon” – Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14th
  • “Family Day” Holiday – Plan a FUN Family Activity for the day – February 18th
  • Reconciliation in the GYM – for Gr. 3-8 – February 27th
  • Grade 2 and Grade 7’s to Shades Mill – March 1st
  • Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day Tuesday, March 5th
  • Ash Wednesday March 6th – LENT 2019 Begins …
  • March Break – March 11-15th
  • Sacrament of First Reconciliation for Gr. 2’s 6:30 PM @ Blessed Sacrament Church
  • OLOG Fiction Festival – March 22nd
  • Grade 3’s at Shades Mill – March 26th
  • School Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm – March 26th