News

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on Sep. 29, 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on Sep. 18, 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on Sep. 11, 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on Aug. 27, 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

Staggered Start Dates

Posted on Aug. 25, 2020

We are so excited to start the 2020/2021 school year and we can not wait to see our students. The start date for students has changed and we are rolling out a staggered entry for all students. An email…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on Aug. 24, 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on Aug. 6, 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on Jul. 22, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on Jul. 8, 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on Jun. 1, 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on Apr. 23, 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on Mar. 29, 2020

On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Posted on Mar. 27, 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on Mar. 24, 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on Mar. 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students.…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on Mar. 18, 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on Mar. 16, 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on Mar. 15, 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on Feb. 13, 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

Empathy in Global Uncertainty

Posted on Jan. 23, 2020

A wonderful read entitled, "Empathy in Global Uncertainty" from our NGPS Student Support Facilitator

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on Dec. 6, 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

Bad days during the holidays

Posted on Nov. 26, 2019

Please take some time to read the November article from Tammy Charko, the Northen Gateway Public School’s Student Support Facilitator entitled, Bad days during the "Happiest Time of Year".

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on Nov. 14, 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on Nov. 4, 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on Oct. 23, 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on Oct. 17, 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on Oct. 10, 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction,…

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on Oct. 3, 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice…

Every Child Matters

Posted on Sep. 29, 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Words of Inspiration

Posted on Sep. 25, 2019

Please take some time to read the October article from Tammy Charko, the Northen Gateway Public School’s Student Support Facilitator entitled, Words of Inspiration

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on Sep. 19, 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes…

Grasmere School receives $3,000 from community association!

Posted on Sep. 9, 2019

Alberta Beach softball association donates $3,000 to Grasmere School! The funds will go towards food and vet bills for Grasmere School's Facility Dog, Hero! "We are very grateful to the Alberta Beach…

Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug. 30, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families…

Back to School Survival for Parents!

Posted on Aug. 29, 2019

Please take a moment to read this informative article by Tammy Charko, or NGPS Student Support Facilitator: Back to School Survival for Parents!

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

Posted on Aug. 26, 2019

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here,…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on Aug. 7, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS)…

Happy Summer!

Posted on Jun. 27, 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student…

Volunteers needed!

Posted on Jun. 21, 2019

The Grasmere Grizzlies Enhancement Society is looking for volunteers to help with a casino on November 17 & 18th to support our new playground! No experience necessary! To sign up go to:volunteersignup.org/8C3AY

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on Jun. 12, 2019

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May. 10, 2019

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new…

It's Education Week!

Posted on Apr. 29, 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and…

I Smell Spring

Posted on Mar. 26, 2019

Please take a moment to read the latest article from Tammy Charko, our NGPS Student Support Facilitator; I Smell Spring.

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on Mar. 21, 2019

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the…

February Article

Posted on Feb. 26, 2019

Please take some time to read the latest article from NGPS Student Support Facilitator, Tammy Charko. Screen Time and Moods

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on Feb. 15, 2019

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success,…

Promoting Kindness!

Posted on Jan. 28, 2019

The latest article from Tammy Charko, NGPS Student Support Facilitator. January 2019 article

2018

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec. 18, 2018

Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends. From our family to yours, warm wishes for a bright…

Christmas When Times are Tough Article

Posted on Nov. 26, 2018

Please take some time to read the latest article from Tammy Charko, our NGPS Student Support Facilitator.Christmas When Times are Tough

School bus transportation and inclement weather

Posted on Oct. 29, 2018

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

Fortnite Battles

Posted on Oct. 28, 2018

Please take a moment to read the latest article from Tammy Charko, NGPS Student Support Facilitator called, "Fortnite Battles"

Designed for Addiction

Posted on Sep. 28, 2018

Please take a moment to read the latest article from our Northern Gateway Public School Student Support Facilititor, Tammy Charko.  Designed for Addiction

Orange Shirt Day

Posted on Sep. 27, 2018

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on Sep. 25, 2018

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment…

The Power of a Fresh Start

Posted on Aug. 31, 2018

Here is a great back to school article from our NGPS Student Support Facilitator The Power of a Fresh Start

Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug. 31, 2018

We hope summer has treated you well and that you have had opportunity to relax and recharge with family and friends. The beginning of a new school year is always a special time for staff, students and…

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

Posted on Aug. 14, 2018

WELCOME BACK! Okay, we're not quite there yet, but with only three weeks left of summer vacation, we can bet the impending new school year is on your mind! Find answers to your start up questions, contact…

Back to the Basics in Parenting

Posted on Feb. 26, 2018

Please follow this link to the latest article from our NGPS Social Worker, Tammy Charko. Back To The Basics In Parenting

5 Habits of Resilient Kids

Posted on Jan. 26, 2018

Please follow the link to read the latest article from our Northern Gateway Public Schools Social Worker, Tammy Charko. This month's article speaks about how to support our kids to become more resilient,…

Grasmere Reads!

Posted on Jan. 25, 2018

Our grade 7 students will be sharing some of their favourite picture books on our website throughout the year. Here is Lana, with our first book, "Out" by: Angela May George.

Bridge Construction

Posted on Jan. 25, 2018

One of our students proudly demonstrating their learning of structures and design. 

2017

Genius Hour project

Posted on Dec. 18, 2017

Kierra had a vision to help dogs at the local shelter for her Genius Hour project. She spent time researching and developing her plan, then distributed a healthy dog snack recipe to students and staff…

Congratulations to Payton!

Posted on Dec. 14, 2017

Payton entered the Lions Club Peace poster contest and she was selected as the winner! Congratulations to her!

Kids News Dec. 13 Edition

Posted on Dec. 13, 2017

Kids News Dec. 13 Edition

Canada 150 videos

Posted on Dec. 8, 2017

Click here to check out our Canada 150 videos created during our week long residency with Trickster Theatre! Gramere School's Canada 150 Essays    

Kids News Dec. 5 Edition

Posted on Dec. 6, 2017

Please have a look at out latest Kids News 

Talking to Children about Tragedy

Posted on Dec. 1, 2017

Please follow the link to read the latest article from our NGPS Division Social Worker on Talking to Children about Tragedy

Kids News Nov. 30 Edition

Posted on Dec. 1, 2017

Trickster Theatre !

Posted on Nov. 20, 2017

Trickster Theatre was here from Nov. 20-24! Click here to watch a video of how our week!

Kids News Nov. 15

Posted on Nov. 15, 2017

Kids News Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Posted on Oct. 31, 2017

Tech Tip

Posted on Oct. 20, 2017

Here is a very handy tech tip that might be useful for parents. If you are allowing your child to use an ipad, iphone, etc. and you want to restrict their access to only one app, here is how you can…

PowerSchool

Posted on Oct. 19, 2017

If you follow this web link, there is an excellent user guide to help you learn more about PowerSchool and how to access your child's assignments. https://ps.ngps.ca/public/

School Wide Options Selection

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017

Students, please click on the link to select the course you would like to join for school wide options https://goo.gl/forms/fgbsXCKMiMrHOACo2

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Student Leaders for September

Posted on Sep. 29, 2017

Our September Leadership recipients!

Orange Shirt Day Sept. 29

Posted on Sep. 27, 2017

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Friday, September 29th we are encouraging students to take part in Orange Shirt Day to bring awareness about residential schools and spread awareness that Every…

Literacy!

Posted on Sep. 19, 2017

Our grade 7 students demonstrate the importance of reading to their Kindergarten buddies! 

Video Game Addiction Article

Posted on Apr. 24, 2017

6 Symptoms of Video Game Addictionby SOS Safety Magazine published March 30, 2017 Parents today are faced with a dilemma that their parents never had to deal with. Video games. Today, when their child…

Grade 3/4 Book Tasting Day!

Posted on Mar. 31, 2017

Students from Rich Valley, Darwell and Grasmere got together today for a book tasting! Stations were set up around our gym with different literature genres and students interacted with a variety of books,…

Parent Teacher Interviews March 29&30

Posted on Mar. 16, 2017

Don't forget to go online to book an appointment for Parent Teacher Interviews, March 29&30 from 4:30-7:30pm.  Go to schoolinterviews.ca and enter the code:  5dmnf

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Meeting

Posted on Mar. 16, 2017

We will be having our 2017-18 Kindergarten registration meeting on April 25 at 12:30pm in our school library. If you are planning on registering your child for Kindergarten next year, please plan to attend!…

Please notify the school for lates/absences

Posted on Mar. 16, 2017

This is a reminder to please call the school PRIOR to 9am if your child will be late or absent that day. We need to ensure the safety of all our students and when students are absent without a notification…

2016

Accountability Pillar Surveys

Posted on Dec. 8, 2016

Just a reminder to parents that in the new year you will be receiving a letter from Alberta Education. Inside is the Accountability Pillar survey. As part of the Accountability Pillar, Alberta Education…

Spirit Wear Order in January

Posted on Dec. 6, 2016

Coming Soon! In January we will be sending home a spirit wear order form. There will sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts and hoodies available. We have sent an email to parents that includes item pictures…

Gr. 7 CTF Week has begun!

Posted on Oct. 17, 2016

What a wonderful day of learning at Grasmere School between the students and teachers from Darwell, Rich Valley, Onoway and Grasmere. All of our grade seven students started their Career and Technology…

What is the Number?

Posted on Sep. 12, 2016

We have a new game at our school- Guess the Number! Each week numeracy clues will be displayed on our bulletin board and  students can then make a guess about the Mystery Number. A draw will be made…

New Staff

Posted on Aug. 23, 2016

We are excited to welcome Miss Secord back to our school this year as our grade 5 teacher! I know she is looking forward to meeting all of her students, getting to know them throughout the year and helping…

School Cash Online

Posted on Feb. 18, 2016

Grasmere School is pleased to announce the launch of School Cash Online, a convenient and secure online payment system that offers a way for parents to pay for school activities, field trips, hot lunches…

2015

Healthy Food Option!

Posted on Oct. 16, 2015

There were some fantastic smells floating through the halls this afternoon as some of our grade 6,7,8 students were busy cooking today during their healthy food option class. They made hot apple cider…

School Council Elections

Posted on Sep. 11, 2015

Elections for the School Council Executive positions will take place on Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Grade Three SLA

Posted on Sep. 8, 2015

Grade Three students at Grasmere School and across Alberta will be writing Student Learner Assessments this fall. Please see the attached letter for more information. Grade Three SLA

A Day of Review

Posted on Jun. 12, 2015

     On June 4th, 2015 the Grade ⅚ class went to Darwell for a day of science review.Some people from the Bennet Science Center were there to help everyone review for the grade 6 P.A.T tests.The…

Bug Hunt!

Posted on May. 28, 2015

Our grade two students were outside enjoying the nice weather and searching for bugs for their science activity! They discovered spiders, ladybugs and LOTS of ants!

Gr. 2 Authors!

Posted on Apr. 17, 2015

We have some budding authors in grade two! During their library class, students are creating their very own book. They will write and illustrate their creation. Students will then take the books home…

Alberta Opera performs "Rumpelstiltskin"!

Posted on Apr. 15, 2015

Students were treated to a wonderful performance of "Rumpelstiltskin", by Alberta Opera. This adapted version of the classic fairy tale was a hit with students. 16 of our own Grasmere students assisted…

Easter Egg Hunt!

Posted on Apr. 13, 2015

Just prior to spring break, students participated in an Easter egg hunt! This event was created by our school spirit leadership group and was a huge success! Within each classroom, our leaders hid hundreds…

Check out this special shopping event, March 27!

Posted on Mar. 23, 2015

Click here to find out more about the Grasmere School Shopping Event March 27, 2015

National Pink T-Shirt Day

Posted on Feb. 26, 2015

February 25th was Pink T-Shirt day across Canada in support of Anti-Bullying. Many of our students wore pink to show their support! At our celebration assembly today, three junior high students read an…

Entreprenurial Spirit

Posted on Feb. 19, 2015

We have some very creative students at Grasmere School! Two of our students have decided to put their talents to work to benefit others! The girls are selling loom bracelets, with proceeds from the sales…

Tape a Staff Member to the Wall!

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015

There was lots of excitement at noon today as students were able to buy lengths of tape, then tape a staff member to the wall! Proceeds from the event go towards purchasing equipment for student use,…

Our Learning Commons

Posted on Jan. 26, 2015

Our school library is being featured this month on the Northern Gateway Public Schools website. Please click on the following link! http://www.ngps.ca/about-us/learning-commons/post/whats-on-the-shelf-january-2014#.VMazPkfF-So

Survey Time!

Posted on Jan. 23, 2015

There are two very important surveys being conducted by the Alberta Government in January and February. For parents of students in grades 4-8, you will receive a paper survey, mailed to your home, called…

Upcoming Events

Posted on Jan. 9, 2015

Our School Spirit Committee has planned several events for the upcoming weeks. January 20th is a colour house colour dress-up day. Jan. 28th- purchase a length of tape, for our Tape a Staff Member to…

2014

Door Decorating Contest

Posted on Dec. 8, 2014

Check out our videos section to see who the winner was from our Christmas door decorating contest!

Leadership Winners

Posted on Dec. 5, 2014

Have a look under the Parents & Students tab, then navigate to the Student Leadership page. There you will find pics of our monthly leadership winners. Each month, teachers select students who have exhibited…

December Events

Posted on Dec. 1, 2014

We have several events happening in December at our school! December 1- door decorating contest! Classes will design and decorate their classroom door. A winner will be selected and that class will win…

TELUS Donation

Posted on Nov. 1, 2014

On October 31st Ryan Kessler from TELUS was at our school to present a cheque for $5000.00. We are very pleased to accept this generous donation from the TELUS Payday Lottery Committee to fund our technology…

Tile Mural

Posted on Nov. 1, 2014

Our mural is complete! Debra Bryan, from our Artist in Residence program, spent the day putting together tiles that students created several weeks ago. Students painted tiles that represented them in…

Pink T-Shirt Day

Posted on Oct. 16, 2014

Today we celebrated "Pink T-Shirt Day" in support of anti-bullying. Please check our calendar for our next pink t-shirt day! The pink t-shirt campaign was started by two high school students in Nova…

Tuck shop is now open!

Posted on Sep. 22, 2014

Our tuck shop is now open from 12:00-12:15 every day, except Wednesdays. A thank you to our wonderful student leaders, Hailey and Alisha, who are running the shop during noon hour. There are several items…

The Leader in Me

Posted on Sep. 2, 2014

For the past several years we have been focusing on the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”- developed by Stephen Covey. The reason for teaching these habits is to help our students make good choices,…

September Events

Posted on Aug. 26, 2014

A busy and exciting month lies ahead! Here are some of the events that are planned. On September 17th we have our Grasmere School Meet and Greet BBQ. This is an open invitation for our school community…

Welcome Back to School!

Posted on Aug. 18, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at Grasmere School! School starts on September 2, 2014. We look forward to a wonderful year of learning and growing together!