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Click here for Transportation Cancellations


Grapeview Spiritwear

(click on picture above to order)

School-Level Ventilation Measures (click here for info)

Bell Times

Entry: 8:55 a.m.

8:55-9:45 am - Period 1

9:45-10:35am -Period 2

10:35-10:55am - 1st Nutrition Break

10:55-11:15am - 1st Fitness Break

11:15-12:05am - Period 3

12:05-12:55pm - Period 4

12:55-1:15p.m. - 2nd Nutrition Break

1:15-1:35pm - 2nd Fitness Break

1:35-2:25pm - Period 5

2:25-3:15pm - Period 6

Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.

Important Dates

FEBRUARY

February Black History Month

Feb 1 Kindergarten Open House

Feb 1 World Hijab Day

Feb 2 Grain Train Domino Event

Feb 8 Lego Robotics Competition

Feb 8 Communications students to SNAP at Brock University

Feb 8-15 Grade 3 and 6 EQAO Midyear Practice Test

Feb 9 100th Day of School

Feb 14 Dance a Thon/Valentine's Day

Feb 15 Report Cards and Communication of Learning go home

Feb 15 Lunar New Year Celebrations (Lunch and Parade)

Feb 16 PD Day (No School)

Feb 19 Family Day (No School)

Feb 21 Grade 8 Graduation Photos

Feb 28 Wear anything Pink Day

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

A Message from Your Administrative Team:

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year, Gryphons!

On behalf of the staff here at Grapeview, we would like to welcome all of our new and returning Gryphons to the 2023-2024 school year, a new year filled with wonderful possibilities. We are so excited to be embarking on this learning journey with your children and expect this year to be full of new learnings, new experiences, new opportunities, and new friendships.

As a staff community we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all of our students. This year Ms. Marchand will be taking on the role of teacher librarian with a focus on Equity Literacy, particularly in the primary grades. Ms. Marchand, Ms. Wink, Mrs. Sayers, Mrs. Contois, and Ms. Moniz will also continue to engage students in leadership in this area through participation in our Grapeview Equity Organization (GEO). If this is something your child is interested in being a part of, please have them connect with one of these educators. We will ensure our Quiet- Meditation Multi-Faith Prayer Room is available for staff and student use again this year, and Mrs. Ali and Mrs. Alyas will continue to lead prayer each day for those who participate.

Grapeview is an amazing school. Please do not hesitate to connect with us to share an idea or a concern. Our partnership is essential to our continued growth here at Grapeview.

Yours in Education,

Mrs. Libera and Mr. Penner

Your Grapeview Administrative Team

 

 

 

For the Grapeview Gazette February Edition please click on the image below!

 

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Ancestral Land Acknowledgement used by Grapeview and the DSBN:

This year, Jamie Groat, our Indigenous Education Consultant and a member of the Tuscaroura Nation, visited Grapeview classrooms from grades 1-8 to teach and discuss with students the importance of the Land Acknowledgement. The students enjoyed interacting with the artifacts that Mr. Groat used to bring to life the history and long standing agreements.

A Land acknowledgement is a customary practice of Indigenous
Peoples. It is a sign of respect and reciprocity when entering,
gathering and utilizing another’s space and place. Indigenous
Peoples continue this practice amongst their Nations. Today the
practice is beginning to be understood and utilized to renew,
respect, reconcile and reciprocate Indigenous and
non-Indigenous relations. The practice also serves as a reminder
of pre and post-European contact histories, treaty relations and
obligations, as well as providing information for newcomers, now
entering Indigenous territories. Today acknowledgements are
used for opening announcements in schools, events, gatherings
and meetings; that specifically recognize the Nations who hold
treaty, right and title in the territory.

We use the Land Acknowledgement at our school gatherings and use it to begin each week on the announcements.


Keeping our School Safe and Healthy

If you have a child with a Prevalent Medical Condition (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy) we want to make sure we have a current Plan of Care to support your child.  

The Plan of Care form is a new document that replaces the Emergency Action Plan. All parents of children with Prevalent Medical Conditions are asked to fill out the new Plan of Care and submit to the school.

You can download the forms here dsbn.org/prevalent-medical-conditions.

For more information, please contact the school.

 

More Ways to Communicate:

Grapeview has a variety of ways to communicate with our families and we want to make sure you all have the opportunity to engage with the methods that work best for you. In order to be more eco-friendly we try to avoid sending paper copies home as much as we can.  We are committed to keep our website up to date with important information, School Advisory Council updates, important dates, monthly newsletters, etc. We also have a Twitter Feed: @GrapeviewSchool for us to update the community as well. 

Scent Aware-Reduced Environment:

Grapeview is a Scent-Reduced Environment: many people have a sensitivity to odours, smells, and scents. Please do not wear, or send your child with, perfume, cologne, after shave, or scented body lotion into the school.