P.J. Gillen School – June Newsletter



The 2014-2015 school years is quickly coming to an end and preparations for the fall of 2015 are in full progress.  School staffing for the fall of 2015 has not been finalized but class lists will be set.   This month’s highlights include, school swimming, yearend activities, Kindergarten Graduation and the Grade 5 Farewell.  If you have any comments, concerns, or questions pertaining to next fall or this newsletter please contact Mrs. Kelsey Shields at the school office at 745-2171. Thank you!

Retirement   Congratulations to Mrs. Orosz on her Retirement at the end of June.  Mrs. Orosz has been teaching school for 30+ years.  We wish her a very happy Retirement from PJ Gillen School.

Vice Principal Announcement   Congratulations to Mrs. Lippai who will be starting the Vice Principal position on September 1 2015.

Track and Field   A reminder that the P.J. Gillen Track Meet will be held on Thursday June 4th.   Anyone wishing to volunteer for barbequing hamburgers may contact the school office at 745-2171.

Please note date change for Bike Rodeo the Bike Rodeo has been changed to Monday June 1st and will be held at the parking lot at the SN Boreen Community Center.   The grade 1 session will start at 9:30, grade 2 sessions at 10:00, grade 3 sessions at 10:30 and the grade 4 sessions at 11:00.

School Swimming   School swimming has been tentatively scheduled for the month of June with the pool opening on June 15.  Schedules will be given to students  by their homeroom teachers.  There will be no charge for swimming this year.

Year End Assembly   Our year end assembly will be held on Thursday June 25 in the school gymnasium starting at 1:15 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Grade 5 Farewell   The grade 5 Farewell will be held Friday, June 19th starting at 9:30 am. in the school gymnasium.

Kindergarten Graduation   Kindergarten Graduation will be held Friday June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

Grade 6 Orientation    An orientation for the Grade 5 students and parents will be held at Esterhazy High School Junior Gym on Tuesday June 9th at 7: 00 PM.  Please note the date change.

PJ Gillen School Library News We had a great year in the library!  Thanks for all of the support we have received this hear.  We’re trying to get all of our library books back in the library by June 12th if possible so we can find any missing ones. We are always so excited to see classes take out tons and tons of books.  We decided that we wanted to reward the class who took out the most books by throwing them a pizza party at noon.  After averaging the numbers out for each grade, the winning class was 2A!  They took out a total of 1033 books this year.  Great job team!  We’ll be sending a letter home with Mrs. Hozjan’s class with details. Have a great summer and keep reading!

The PJ Gillen School Reading Club would like to send out a huge Thank You to Noble Construction for donating the prizes for each reading level.  We had 146 students participating in our club this year! Thank You Noble Construction for your generosity to PJ Gillen Reading Club! Happy reading during the summer!

Operational Days   There will be NO SCHOOL on June 29th and 30th .  These dates are Administrative dates therefore the last day of classes for students is June 26th.

Band Concert   On Thursday June 18th the EHS band students will perform a short concert in the PJ Gillen School Gymnasium at 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Kidsport   Kidsport will be selling ice cream sandwiches, fudgesicles, and creamsicles in the canteen on Friday June 5, Friday June 12, and Friday June 19.  All ice cream treats will be sold for a $1.00 each, during the lunch break.  Thank you for your support for Kidsport.

Relay for life…   A group of teachers will be participating in the Relay for life on June 19th in Regina.  We will be walking to support two of our staff members who are on a journey with cancer.  If you are interested in contributing to this worthwhile cause please send a donation with your child.  Checks are to be made out to the Canadian Cancer Society.  You may also donate on line.  Our team name is The Gillen Gals.  Thank you so much, any amount is greatly appreciated.  By supporting Relay for Life, you help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives.

Celebration of Learning    Congratulations PJ Gillen Students to another successful year of learning.  The Celebration of Learning will be held on June 23 at 1:00 pm in the school gymnasium.  Students are allowed to bring their own treat for the movie.  (Popcorn, fruit, twizzlers, nibs, granola bar, puff wheat cake, rice krispie cake, are just some suggestions.)

Report Cards   Report cards for the school year will be given out to students on Friday June 26 the last day of classes for the students.

EYES June 3   EYES workshop is scheduled for June 3.  This Educating Youth and Engineering Science program is an excellent opportunity for students to experiment with science in their classrooms.  Workshops will be in students home rooms.

2015-2016 School Year   The new school year will begin on September 1, 2015, Day 1.

Pancake breakfast   The pancake breakfast for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on Friday September 4, 2015 day 4.

Esterhazy In-School Mentoring Wind Up   The Esterhazy In-School Mentoring Wind Up for all Mentors and Mentees that are matched will hold their Wind-Up Party at the Esterhazy High School on Tuesday June 16, 2015.  Meet at the Junior Gym at Esterhazy High School by 3:30 pm.  Students at PJ Gillen School will be provided a ride to EHS after school.  Students are required to meet at the office  by 3:30pm.  After the Wind Up parents can pick up their children from EHS at 6:00 pm.  (at the Junction) Please all Mentors RVSP to Big Brothers and Big Sisters at 306 782-3471 or text 306 740-7930.  All Teen Mentors and Mentees must return your completed consent forms to the school by June 11, 2015 to attend.  Anyone interested in becoming a Mentor for the upcoming year can email:  bbbsyorkton@sasktel.net   There is a child waiting to be matched!!!

June 1 Monday        Bike Rodeo
June 3 Wednesday    EYES Workshop
June 4 Thursday        Track and Field Day
June 9 Tuesday        Grade 6 Orientation
June 12 Friday        Kindergarten Graduation
June 15 Monday        School Swimming Starts
June 16 Tuesday        Mentoring Wind Up
June 18 Thursday        Band Concert
June 19 Friday        Grade 5 Farewell
June 23 Tuesday        Celebration of Learning
June 25 Thursday        Year End Assembly
June 26 Friday        last day of classes and Report Cards
June 29 Monday        NO SCHOOL Administration Day
June 30 Tuesday        NO SCHOOL Administration Day

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