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  • Welcome

    Welcome

    Gold Bar School is located in Southeast Edmonton, just blocks from the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It serves elementary students from the Gold Bar neighbourhood, many who are children of Gold Bar alumni who have moved back to the neighborhood to be members of a community committed to strong family values and caring for your neighbour. Many of our students begin in kindergarten and continue at Gold Bar through to the end of grade six. Within walking distance, River Valley Townhomes provide affordable housing for many of our families. Gold Bar School leases space to, and is committed to strengthening collaborative relationships with Gold Bar Day Care and Gold Bar Preschool and the many other community relationships that are of benefit to our students.

    We provide a diverse range of extra-curricular acitivites and clubs for students in order to enhance their citizenship and character qualities.  Students are held accountable to our TEAMS expectations:

    Think and act safely 

    Encourage and support others

    Always try your best 

    Make good choices 

    Show respect by helping, sharing and caring for others.  

    Our school community of staff, students, and parents work in a strong partnership to provide challenging learning experiences that help all our students achieve to their highest level.  We have created a welcoming and supportive learning environment that one feels immediately upon entering our doors.

     

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  • Principal

    Principal's Message

    June 28, 2021

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    What a year it has been!  Thank you to our students, staff and community for everything you have done to ensure we made it to the end!  It was definitely a team effort!  Despite all of the challenges, we have had a great year. We have enjoyed many moments together and have learned so much! 

    I want to thank our staff for their dedication to our students. They work hard to ensure they get the best out of our students and to provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment. A fond farewell to the following staff that are leaving the Gold Bar family for new challenges: Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Bates and Mr. De Los Trinos.  I cannot help but think of all of the children who were blessed to be taught and supported by these adults in their time here at Gold Bar.  They will always be part of the Gold Bar family and we wish them well as they move onto new adventures.  

    As you know, in the fall, we will welcome the following staff to our building: Ms. Jacklyn Ostachuk (Grade 1/2).   

    Finally, I would like to acknowledge our grade six students this year. They are an energetic and vibrant group with a ton of potential and leadership skills in abundance.  I look forward to hearing of great things from them – best wishes and be sure to visit! 

    I have to take this last opportunity to make a push for the importance of reading over the summer.  Not having access to books in July and August results in as much as a two month loss in reading level each summer and that accumulates over the years into a crushing achievement gap. Here are some tips some summer reading tips that may help:

    Read aloud together with your child every day:

    Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Read to your child and let them read to you. 

    Set a good example! 

    Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad. Decide on a time (e.g. 20 minutes) for the whole family to read their own books together in the same space. This may be looking at pictures for little ones. Keep lots of reading material around your home. 

    Pair books with activities 

    Read the book before seeing a movie or even after it. Find non-fiction books around activities that your child is interested in and read to learn the ‘how to’ as well as to encourage and validate their enthusiasm. 

    Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it. 

    This is the way to develop capacity for thought and insight and provide joint discussion around literature. 

    Let kids choose what they want to read including graphic novels/books and picture books. 

    Being too prescriptive with what kids read over the summer will only discourage the reading habit. 

    Buy books on tape or take out from your local library 

    Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together. 

    Take your children to the library regularly. 

    The EPL sponsors summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading. 

    Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, or National Geographic World.

    Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines to keep up the reading habit over the summer and develop vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say. 

    Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices. 

    Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator. 

    Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook. 

    Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them and read them aloud as you look at the book together.

    “ Readers are lucky. They will never be bored or lonely.” – Natalie Babbitt

    SchoolZone and Seesaw continue to be our primary sources of communication with you.  School supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year have been made available on SchoolZone, Seesaw and our here on our website.

    Kindergarten Supply List - 2021-2022

    Grade 1 Supply List 2021-2022

    Grade 2 - Supply List 2021-2022

    Grade 3 - Team 4 - School Supply List 2021_2022

    Grade 3/4 Team 10 Supply List 2021-2022

    Grade 4 Team 12 Supply List 2021-2022Grade 4 Team 12 Supply List 2021-2022

    Grade 5 Supply List 2021-2022

    Grade 6 Supply List 2021-2022Grade 6 Supply List 2021-2022

     

    Important August and September dates:

    Office opens to families 9 am to 3 pm Wednesday, August 25

    First day of school for all students except Kindergarten Thursday, September 2

    Start of regular classes for Kindergarten students Friday, September 10

    School Picture Day Monday, September 13

    Welcome Back Celebration 4:00 - 6:45 pm Thursday, September 16

    PAC Annual General Meeting 6:45 pm Monday, September 20On behalf of the staff, I want to wish you a safe, relaxing and rejuvenating summer, filled with wonderful moments with your family and friends.  School starts on September 2nd, 2021

     

    Yours in Partnership,

    Michelle Korchinski

    Principal



    STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR 

    This spring, parents of students currently enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools can pre-enrol for the 2021–22 school year online. Sign in to SchoolZone between March 8 and April 15, 2021 to select your child’s preferred school. You can even use the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your smartphone!

    For registration information visit our Registration page under the Parents tab.

    If you are new to the Gold Bar area or if you have any other inquiries, you can contact us at goldbar@epsb.ca or by calling the school on regular school days between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. Due to COVID-19 safety measures DO NOT visit the school without permission.

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Gold Bar School is a community that provides a rich learning environment where students are active citizens who are encouraged and supported as they engage in their journey as lifelong learners.  We believe that each of our learners is unique and has diverse strengths, interests and needs which are valued and nurtured, and in so doing, each child will be prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century.  We believe strong communities are built through clear and open communication with parents, students and staff and thereby foster safe and secure learning environments for every child to realize their potential.  We believe in empowering our students by celebrating their successes, and by using restorative practices which seek to repair relationships that have been damaged, so that every voice is heard, valued and acknowledged.  We believe every child has the right and the responsibility to belong to our many communities and that each child has gifts that contribute to and enhance these communities, both within and beyond the walls of the school.  We believe success is different for every child and includes processes as well as the product, beyond academics, including social relationships, community building and citizenship.  We believe students will be engaged in leadership roles as they navigate their lifelong learning journey.

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Welcome

Gold Bar School is located in Southeast Edmonton, just blocks from the North Saskatchewan River Valley. It serves elementary students from the Gold Bar neighbourhood, many who are children of Gold Bar alumni who have moved back to the neighborhood to be members of a community committed to strong family values and caring for your neighbour. Many of our students begin in kindergarten and continue at Gold Bar through to the end of grade six. Within walking distance, River Valley Townhomes provide affordable housing for many of our families. Gold Bar School leases space to, and is committed to strengthening collaborative relationships with Gold Bar Day Care and Gold Bar Preschool and the many other community relationships that are of benefit to our students.

We provide a diverse range of extra-curricular acitivites and clubs for students in order to enhance their citizenship and character qualities.  Students are held accountable to our TEAMS expectations:

Think and act safely 

Encourage and support others

Always try your best 

Make good choices 

Show respect by helping, sharing and caring for others.  

Our school community of staff, students, and parents work in a strong partnership to provide challenging learning experiences that help all our students achieve to their highest level.  We have created a welcoming and supportive learning environment that one feels immediately upon entering our doors.

 

 

Principal's Message

June 28, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

What a year it has been!  Thank you to our students, staff and community for everything you have done to ensure we made it to the end!  It was definitely a team effort!  Despite all of the challenges, we have had a great year. We have enjoyed many moments together and have learned so much! 

I want to thank our staff for their dedication to our students. They work hard to ensure they get the best out of our students and to provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment. A fond farewell to the following staff that are leaving the Gold Bar family for new challenges: Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Bates and Mr. De Los Trinos.  I cannot help but think of all of the children who were blessed to be taught and supported by these adults in their time here at Gold Bar.  They will always be part of the Gold Bar family and we wish them well as they move onto new adventures.  

As you know, in the fall, we will welcome the following staff to our building: Ms. Jacklyn Ostachuk (Grade 1/2).   

Finally, I would like to acknowledge our grade six students this year. They are an energetic and vibrant group with a ton of potential and leadership skills in abundance.  I look forward to hearing of great things from them – best wishes and be sure to visit! 

I have to take this last opportunity to make a push for the importance of reading over the summer.  Not having access to books in July and August results in as much as a two month loss in reading level each summer and that accumulates over the years into a crushing achievement gap. Here are some tips some summer reading tips that may help:

Read aloud together with your child every day:

Make it fun by reading outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Read to your child and let them read to you. 

Set a good example! 

Parents must be willing to model behavior for their children. Turn off the TV and have each person read his or her book, including mom and dad. Decide on a time (e.g. 20 minutes) for the whole family to read their own books together in the same space. This may be looking at pictures for little ones. Keep lots of reading material around your home. 

Pair books with activities 

Read the book before seeing a movie or even after it. Find non-fiction books around activities that your child is interested in and read to learn the ‘how to’ as well as to encourage and validate their enthusiasm. 

Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it. 

This is the way to develop capacity for thought and insight and provide joint discussion around literature. 

Let kids choose what they want to read including graphic novels/books and picture books. 

Being too prescriptive with what kids read over the summer will only discourage the reading habit. 

Buy books on tape or take out from your local library 

Listen to them in the car, or turn off the TV and have the family listen to them together. 

Take your children to the library regularly. 

The EPL sponsors summer reading clubs with easy-to-reach goals for preschool and school-age children. Check the library calendar for special summer reading activities and events. Libraries also provide age appropriate lists for summer reading. 

Subscribe, in your child's name, to magazines like Sports Illustrated for Kids, or National Geographic World.

Encourage older children to read the newspaper and current events magazines to keep up the reading habit over the summer and develop vocabulary. Ask them what they think about what they've read, and listen to what they say. 

Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices. 

Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator. 

Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook. 

Tape in souvenirs of your family's summer activities picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them and read them aloud as you look at the book together.

“ Readers are lucky. They will never be bored or lonely.” – Natalie Babbitt

SchoolZone and Seesaw continue to be our primary sources of communication with you.  School supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year have been made available on SchoolZone, Seesaw and our here on our website.

Kindergarten Supply List - 2021-2022

Grade 1 Supply List 2021-2022

Grade 2 - Supply List 2021-2022

Grade 3 - Team 4 - School Supply List 2021_2022

Grade 3/4 Team 10 Supply List 2021-2022

Grade 4 Team 12 Supply List 2021-2022Grade 4 Team 12 Supply List 2021-2022

Grade 5 Supply List 2021-2022

Grade 6 Supply List 2021-2022Grade 6 Supply List 2021-2022

 

Important August and September dates:

Office opens to families 9 am to 3 pm Wednesday, August 25

First day of school for all students except Kindergarten Thursday, September 2

Start of regular classes for Kindergarten students Friday, September 10

School Picture Day Monday, September 13

Welcome Back Celebration 4:00 - 6:45 pm Thursday, September 16

PAC Annual General Meeting 6:45 pm Monday, September 20On behalf of the staff, I want to wish you a safe, relaxing and rejuvenating summer, filled with wonderful moments with your family and friends.  School starts on September 2nd, 2021

 

Yours in Partnership,

Michelle Korchinski

Principal



STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR 

This spring, parents of students currently enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools can pre-enrol for the 2021–22 school year online. Sign in to SchoolZone between March 8 and April 15, 2021 to select your child’s preferred school. You can even use the mobile version of SchoolZone to complete the process directly from your smartphone!

For registration information visit our Registration page under the Parents tab.

If you are new to the Gold Bar area or if you have any other inquiries, you can contact us at goldbar@epsb.ca or by calling the school on regular school days between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM. Due to COVID-19 safety measures DO NOT visit the school without permission.