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Gander Elementary School Announcements

Chartwells CAfeteria Service Updates

Please note that there will be no Chartwells cafeteria service this coming Friday, June 2nd.  Students are encouraged to pack a healthy lunch for Friday.  Also to note, Friday, June 16th will be the last day for Chartwells cafeteria service this school year.

Additional Professional Learning Day: 

Updated School Calendar

Please note that subsequent to our remaining professional learning (PL) day scheduled in May, an additional PL day has recently been added to the academic calendar for all schools in the province.  This new PL day will continue to foster our province-wide vision of enhancing engagement and creating optimal learning opportunities for all students. It will include new learning around Responsive Teaching and Learning, as well as introduce updates to Special Education and Comprehensive Assessment.  This school close out day has been granted by the Department of Education to all primary, elementary, intermediate and high schools in the province.

As a result, for schools in the Gander School System there will be no school for students on the following dates:

Also, please note that there is no school for students and staff on Monday, May 22nd due to the Victoria Day Holiday and the final school day of the year for students is Thursday, June 22nd. 

As always, please feel free to contact the school with any questions.  We wish our families all the very best for a successful conclusion to the school year!

2nd term Report CArds; Parent-Teacher Interviews; Early Dismissal (Thursday)

School clothing update

Hi GE families! Here's a couple of important details you'll need if you plan to place a school clothing order with PJ Sports:

~ The deadline has been extended to WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023 for clothing orders and payments.

~ Clothing orders can be placed electronically by EITHER filling out the form, taking a picture of it and emailing the picture to PJ Sports at OR sending an email with the order details. 

~ Be sure to include your contact information, your child's name & homeroom, along with indicating item quantity, Adult or Youth sizes and Name for crewneck and hoodies.

~ As mentioned previously, ALL payments are made to PJ Sports via email transfer OR dropped off to their store on McCurdy Drive.

~ PJ Sports is located at 63 McCurdy Drive and can be reached at 256-7811 and

~ Please see post below for additional information and order form.

THANK YOU for all that you do!!!

Teachers and school staff positively impact the lives of children every day, and their work and impact extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.  

We are so very proud of, and thankful for, Gander Elementary’s tremendous educators/staff members! Please take a moment this week during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week to thank these amazing people!

Canadian School Counselling Week

This is Canadian School Counselling Week.  Nationally, this week is set aside as a week to recognize the contributions of the School Counselling Profession to the personal, social, educational and career development, and the mental health and well-being of all students in Canada.

We are extremely fortunate to have Ms. O'Rielly-Mercer as our Guidance Counsellor at Gander Elementary!!!  Thank you so much for ALL your hard work, dedication, professionalism, critical thinking and, above all, your care and concern for all of our students, families and staff members each and every day.

Please join us in thanking Ms. O'Rielly-Mercer, and all the Guidance Counsellors across Canada, for their tremendously valuable work!  It is so very much appreciated!!!

HAwks Clothing!

We are so excited to announce that we are offering a School Clothing Order! Please note the following details and a copy of the order form:

Go Hawks Go!!!!

Survey Invitation - Family 2022-23

'Activator Win a Bike' Contest Winner 

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: 

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


check out the google resource link for our school families. click google link below are a couple of great Google Classroom tutorials to familiarize yourself on this learning management tool.


Gander Elementary

10 Penney Avenue, Gander, NL   A1V 0J3

Telephone:         (709) 651-7494

Fax:                      (709) 651-7498


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