Gander Elementary School Announcements

December Updates

  • Parent Teacher Interviews will take place this coming Thursday, December 1st, from 1-4pm and from 6-8pm. We are really looking forward to connecting with you about your child’s first term learning and our school community. Please remember that there are no classes for students on Thursday afternoon and that students will be dismissed at 12:08PM.

  • Also, there are no classes for students all day Friday, December 2 due to staff professional learning.

  • From now until Christmas break, we are getting into the holiday spirit with festive theme days. Our first theme day will take place this coming Thursday morning, December 1st. We are asking students and staff to wear white or blue or clothing with snowflakes to make Gander Elementary a “winter wonderland!" Check out our Twitter and Facebook pages for more info.

  • We are SO excited to launch our first in-person book fair in quite a while. We start on Wednesday, November 30th and will run the book fair until closing time on Wednesday, December 7th. Your child will visit the Library Learning Commons with his/her teacher over the course of the week. On Thursday, December 1, the fair will be open for students and families from 1-4pm and from 6 - 7:30 pm. There is a huge selection of books and other items available for purchase with cash, debit and/or credit. We hope to see you there!

Gander Elementary’s 6th Annual Giving Tree Collection

In partnership with Salvation Army Family Services, we invite Gander Elementary families to donate food, toys and other items which are then distributed to needy individuals & families in Gander and area!

Items will be collected from Monday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 14th. Students can bring items to school in the morning and place them under the Christmas tree in the main foyer. Please leave all items unwrapped.

This year, the following items are suggested:

  • Non perishable food items

  • Art items (canvas, paint, markers)

  • Personal items (Soap, shampoo, deodorant)

  • New socks

  • Pyjamas

  • Toys

  • Gift cards

Thank you for

your generosity!

Grade 6 Christmas Musical

Grade 6 students at Gander Elementary will present their Christmas Musical "Lights, Camera, Christmas," on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at school. No tickets or coupons required. A monetary donation to our music program will be accepted at the door. All are welcome to attend. Additional information will be sent home with your child in the coming days. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the show!!

Upcoming PL DAys:

A friendly reminder that due to staff professional learning there will be no school for students on Thursday, November 10th. Also, there will be no school for students and staff on Friday, November 11th due to the Remembrance Day Holiday.

As well, here are the professional learning dates now set for our school for the remainder of the 2022/2023 year. There will no school for students on these dates:

PL Day 1 of 5: Thursday, November 10th

PL Day 2 of 5: Friday, November 25th

PL Day 3 of 5: Friday, December 2nd

PL Day 4 of 5: Monday, February 27th

PL Day 5 of 5: Friday, May 12th

Updated School Allergy List Information

  • Our 'School Allergy List has been updated.

  • Please refer to our website ('Students & Familes' tab above - then click 'Allergy List') for this important information.

  • Please remember to scan all products before sending to your child's classroom to ensure they do not contain nuts, including items which may contain nuts.

  • Thank you for helping our students and staff members stay safe and healthy.


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Gander Elementary

10 Penney Avenue, Gander, NL A1V 0J3

Telephone: (709) 651-7494

Fax: (709) 651-7498


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