School News

Screenagers Screening

posted Apr 13, 2018, 12:37 PM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 12:37 PM ]

Are you struggling with the complexity of managing your children's screen time in an age of pervasive digital content? Then SCREENAGERS is a MUST SEE docufilm/documentary that helps you navigate this realm of parenting!

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen time on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. It is the work of Dr. Delaney Ruston, who learned kids can spend up to 6.5hrs a day looking at screens and decided to explore the impact this has on todays youth and their home/school/work connections.

School Council proudly presents...."SCREENAGERS"

When: Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Time: doors open at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7pm with discussion groups to follow
Location: George Kennedy Public School (room TBA)
Cost: FREE
Film run time is 1 hour 10 min 
We will be serving refreshments following the movie

Please RSVP by clicking on the link below.


Please note: This film is NOT RECOMMENDED for young children.

We hope you are able to join us!

Calling All Families

posted Apr 6, 2018, 6:42 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 6:42 AM ]

Calling All Halton Hills Families!

Halton Hills Trustee Jeanne Gray and Superintendent Scott Podrebarac invite you to a free Parent Presentation on Social Media Use:  Fears, Cheers and Unclears! 

If your child currently has a Smartphone, or will be getting a Smartphone in the near future this parent session is for you!

Session Details:

Wednesday April 25, 2018
7:00 - 8:30pm
Hosted @ Georgetown District H.S.
70 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON  

*Coffee and desserts will be available*

Please Register Using the Following Link: https://goo.gl/forms/NRETNwhXOi3BWAjo1  

Do you wonder...

How much technology is too much?  How to keep your children safe online? What you need to know about privacy and online safety?How technology can be connected to issues such as cyberbullying but how it can also contribute positively to social interactions?   How technology can be transformational for learning as children move from kindergarten to adolescence?

This FREE presentation will inform, educate, and provide a variety of perspectives on parenting in a connected world. 

Presenter Biography: 
Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board, and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She loves to read, play cards with her kids, travel, and curl. She had been an active member of parent council for over 10 years. Jennifer is also is a grad student at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology focusing on social media in education. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.

Choir Songs for the Halton Showcase 2018

posted Mar 9, 2018, 9:34 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Mar 9, 2018, 9:35 AM ]

  1. 1) Rhythms of One World https://youtu.be/pypT0S69v9g
  2. A World of Music (file below)
  3. Jentends (file below)
  4. Musical Recipe (file below)

Grade 2 French Immersion Registration is Now Open

posted Jan 15, 2018, 9:54 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 10:01 AM ]

Registration for the French Immersion Program is open to all Grade 1 students has begun.  The deadline for submitting your registration form is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4 p.m. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

Parents may use the following link to determine which school their child would attend based on their home address: 
https://www.hdsb.ca/schools/Pages/Find-My-Local-School.aspx

Please be sure to visit the hdsb.ca website for more details. Registration forms are available online or at your child's home school.​

Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

posted Jan 15, 2018, 9:28 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 10:01 AM ]

The Halton District School Board is now accepting registrations for Junior (Year 1) and Senior (Year 2) Kindergarten for September 2018. Parents are advised to visit or call their local elementary school to find out which dates have been established for Kindergarten registration in their area. Parents and guardians are asked to register their child by February 2, 2018. Children can access the school library once they have registered.

Please bring the following original documents when registering:

-Proof of address (any two of the following current documents): lease or deed, car registration, utility bill, residential telephone bill, 
  moving bill, property tax bill, bank statement, credit card statement, correspondence with a government agency
-Proof of age: birth certificate or passport or baptismal/faith record for your child
-Proof of citizenship: birth certificate or passport, Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or Permanent Resident card
 
If you are not the child’s parent, or if you have sole custody, please bring proof of custody (court order).

To register for Fall 2018, Junior Kindergarten (Year 1) children must be four years old by December 31, 2018, and Senior Kindergarten (Year 2) children must be five years old by December 31, 2018.

To determine your home school, refer to “Find My Local School” under the Schools section on the Board website at www.hdsb.ca.

If you require language assistance to register your child for school, please contact the Halton Multicultural Council at 905-842-2486. Parents should contact the principal/vice-principal of their school if they require accessibility accommodations to register their child for Kindergarten.

To learn more about the Halton District School Board’s Kindergarten Program, refer to the ‘Parents’ section of the Board website and click on ‘Kindergarten’.

Pics/Video from the Holiday Traditions Concert & Carolling Assembly

posted Dec 22, 2017, 11:04 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 11:09 AM ]

Click on the link below to view pics from our Holidays Traditions Concert last night, and our carolling assembly today.  We were overwhelmed with the support. Thank you!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dFkon1mg8cG4Gkqq2

Performances from our Dance Club can be viewed here.  

https://drive.google.com/a/hdsb.ca/file/d/1590XJlLW-44do08OwUYFlSGsxkbh8KDV/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/a/hdsb.ca/file/d/1ePjs_t8fuM7rXh_kueBtZmS81ak7x4Hp/view?usp=drivesdk

Save the date... Holiday Traditions Concert

posted Dec 1, 2017, 12:50 PM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 12:51 PM ]


Hello GK Families,

George Kennedy Public School is pleased to present ... "Holiday Traditions".

A concert by the Gr. 1-3 classes and the primary choirs on Thursday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the gym.

There will also be a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 20, during last teaching block (periods 5/6).

Please see the attached flyer.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sign Up Now for Movie Night on Dec. 1st!

posted Nov 21, 2017, 5:51 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 5:51 AM ]

Our first movie night of the year will take place on Friday, Dec. 1st.  Doors open at 6:30pm, with a 7:00pm start time.  We will be showing Disney's Cars 3.  Please sign-up by clicking here. You can also pre-order your pizza via this link as well.

Just a reminder, we do have a maximum capacity due to fire codes, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  ALL students MUST be accompanied by an adult.

This event is put on by our School Council.

We are looking forward to a great night.  

The Holiday Shop is Coming!

posted Nov 21, 2017, 5:37 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Nov 21, 2017, 5:37 AM ]

Dear George Kennedy families,

School Council is happy to announce that our popular Holiday Shop is returning for 2017, and will run from December 5th-8th. Our Holiday Shop will offer affordable gifts for family members and friends. This event is not a fundraiser; it is an opportunity for students to practice budgeting and using money, and to experience giving to others. More information will be coming home soon, keep an eye out for it in your child's agenda or Homelinks.

QSP "Magazines and More" Fundraiser

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:04 AM by Jennifer Feke   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 11:05 AM ]

Hello GK Families,

Today your child(ren) will be bringing home with them a QSP "Magazines and More" catalogue.  Although this is a fundraiser for the school, it is not our major fundraiser for the year.  Instead, we send home the catalogue, and advertise the link to order for those families that wish to participate by ordering or renewing magazine subscriptions for themselves or as gifts.  You may also share this link with your friends and family.  The site will be open until Dec. 31, 2017.

Website: www.QSP.ca
Group Online ID: 3717386

Please see the attached informational letter for more information.

Any funds raised will be used to support student learning.  Thank you in advance for those of you who decide to participate.  As always, there are many opportunities to contribute throughout the school year, we understand that  you may not be in the position to support all of them.

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