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Snowshoeing in the School Yard!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/30Snowshoeing in the School Yard!<h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">​<strong>Join us this <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday, March 8th, 4-6pm </span>for a fun-filled evening of snowshoeing at Guthrie!</strong></h3><p>The 'Great Outdoors' can be a great classroom! As a school community, we want to encourage families to get outdoors and be active. Plan to join us for a free, fun-filled evening of snowshoeing in our school yard. Don't have snowshoes for yourself or your kids? Not to worry - we will have a wide variety of snowshoes in various sizes and styles for use. Hot chocolate and snacks provided!</p><p>Come and discover the joys of snowshoeing and find out information about locations and opportunities you and your family can take advantage of within Simcoe County. </p>
Thank You for your Kindness!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/29Thank You for your Kindness!<p><img alt="rock.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/rock.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​We're celebrating Kindness Day at Guthrie on Friday, February 24, 2017 with fun and thought provoking activities intended to demonstrate the strength of kindness. </p><p>Great big thanks to Rock N' Garden Depot, where Manny generously donated and delivered 500 rocks to Guthrie for our students to make Kindness Rocks. Thank you Manny; your kindness ROCKS!</p>
Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser deadline extended to February 26th!http://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/28Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser deadline extended to February 26th!<p><img class="ms-rteImage-0" alt="little caesars.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/little%20caesars.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26!</p><p>Order your Little Caesar's Pizza Kits online today! Convenient and tasty, these kits are a great value for busy families. Pizza kit pick up is Monday, March 6th (details to follow).</p>
Rainbows program starting soonhttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/27Rainbows program starting soon<h1>Rainbows</h1><p>Guthrie P.S. will once again be offering a weekly support group for our students who are going through painful life transitions (e.g.: separation divorce, death). Staff members who have been trained with the Rainbows program will meet with small groups of students once a week during a fitness break, for approximately 12 weeks. If you would like your son/daughter to participate in Rainbows at Guthrie, forms are available in the office. Please return completed forms to the school by no later than <strong>January 20th</strong>. We hope to begin Rainbows in February. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Liedtke.</p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at schoolhttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/66Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school<div>​​Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 9 to 27.</div><div><br></div><div>Survey topics include: the overall tone of the school, feeling of safety, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Complete the survey now</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://fluidsurveys.com/s/SCParent1617/">http://fluidsurveys.com/s/SCParent1617/</a></div><div><br></div><div>A similar survey is being conducted with staff and students. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results. </div><div><br></div><div>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  </div><div><br></div><div>Parent and staff versions of the elementary School Climate Survey are being offered for the first time this year. Parent and staff versions of the secondary School Climate Survey were offered for the first time last year. Student School Climate surveys have been collected since 2007.</div><div><br></div><div>Questions can be sent to <a href="mailto:research@scdsb.on.ca">research@scdsb.on.ca​</a>. </div><div><br></div>
Leadership Team Messagehttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/26Leadership Team Message<p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">Welcome back everyone to a brand new school year at Guthrie Public School — and what an amazing year it will be! </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">We </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">are so excited about our year and look forward to meeting and working with all of our families, especially those new to our school community.</span></p><p>We would also like to welcome back our staff and extend a special welcome to the many new students attending our school for the first time in junior kindergarten or who have moved into our area over the summer. </p><p>At Guthrie we strive for excellence in collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Focused, intentional instruction around literacy and numeracy, knowing students strengths and needs and promoting increased student learning and achievement will continue to be a priority. We believe all students can learn and achieve success and we are committed to working closely with parents and the community to make it happen.  </p><p>The first few weeks of September is a time when we often need to do some adjustments in school and class organization.  At this time, please remember that all class placements are tentative and subject to change based on enrolment. With potential new registrations, and students moving over the summer there are times when it may be necessary to shuffle not only students, but teachers as well. We appreciate your patience and understanding over the next couple of weeks.</p><p>We look forward to working with all members of our school community this year. Please feel free to contact us throughout the year should you have any questions or feedback. We value open communication to  ensure that all our community members feel valued. </p><p>Together, we can make a difference! </p><p> </p><p>M. Hornik and D. Bradley</p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten studentshttp://gut.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/52Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/School%20Documents/16-17-Elementary-Calendar-Modifed.pdf">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="https://sharingsimcoe.com/2016/07/21/kindergarten-what-your-child-needs-on-the-first-day/">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/School-Health/Articles/Healthy-lunch-ideas-for-the-new-school-year.aspx#.V7SKAPkrK71">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20-%20Bus%20Tag%20Program%20-%202016-17.pdf">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20First%20Rider%20Program%20Summer%202016_0.pdf">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href="mailto:studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca">studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca</a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="https://scstc.ca/Eligibility.aspx?Page=School">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/Pages/SchoolSearch.aspx">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>

 

 

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School Hours

Buses Arrive
8:55 - 9:00 AM
Entry Bell
9:10 AM
Instructional Time
9:10 -10:50 AM
1st Break
10:50 - 11:10 AM
First Recess
11:10 -11:30 AM
Instructional Time
11:30 - 1:10
2nd Break
1:10 - 1:30 PM
2nd Recess
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Instructional Time
2:00 - 3:40 PM
Dismissal
3:40 PM
Buses Leave
3:45 - 3:50 PM

School Administration

Principal
Melanie Hornik
Vice Principal
Dennis Bradley

 

 

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