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Helen Gorman Elementary
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Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

February 17, 2017
Registration Ad Spring 2017.pdf Kindergarten registration for the 2017 - 2018 School year is now open.  Please see the attached for more information on how to register.

Gathering Our Voices 2017

February 17, 2017
​March 21-24, 2017 ​Gathering our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference.  Please see attached from more information.

GovVolunteerBrouchure2017.pdf
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Proposed School Calendar 2017 - 2018

January 18, 2017
Please find attached a letter and draft of the proposed 2017-2018 school calendar.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, February 10, 2017.  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the 2017/2018 school year.​...

Harmony Day T-Shirts!

January 16, 2017
Harmony Day, February 15, 2017 , is just around the corner.  Our Harmony Day Committee would like to give everyone in the District an opportunity to order our fantastic Harmony Day T-Shirts for $13 per t-shirt online.   Beginning this year, Harmony Day T-Shirts can only be purchased online using MasterCard,...

French Immersion, Student Growth and Grade Reconfiguration

October 17, 2016
Please see the attached notice regarding School District initiatives that could affect the schools on the Westside. LT Westside Parents re FI Student Growth and Grade Reconfiguration (2).pdf   ​

Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...

Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for parents

May 09, 2016
​ Upcoming iPLAN ( P arents L earning A bout the N et) session: Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents     This free event will feature guest presenter, Darren Laur, a 29yr-serving Staff Sergeant with the Victoria Police Department and a Certified Advanced Open Source Intelligence/Social Media Investigator. ...

Historical George Pringle and Mount Boucherie Yearbook Project

April 25, 2016
​ Historical George Pringle and Mount Boucherie Yearbook Project (Reminder) Several years ago a historical yearbook project was started to digitize versions of each yearbook from George Pringle Secondary and Mount Boucherie Secondary until the present. The project is getting ready to make this yearbook project available for public access but...

Summer Art Scene For Youth

April 13, 2016
​Please see attached for information and forms. 2016 SASFY Flyer.pdf UPDATED 2016 SASFY Registration Form (1).docx

Parents as Career Coaches

April 08, 2016
​Please see attached for information. Message from Career Life Programs.docx

2016-2017 School Calendar

March 29, 2016
​Please see attached calendar for 2016 - 2017

The FORCE - Friends for Life Program

March 07, 2016
​ On Thursday, March 10th the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) is hosting The FORCE who will be making a presentation on the Friends for Life Program. The presentation will be from 6:30 to 9:00 pm in Room 2 at Hollywood Road Education Services. For further information see the flyer...

Proposed School Calendar

February 22, 2016
2016-2017 School Calendar Additional Information.pdf Amended Proposed School Calendar 2016-2017.pdf Please find attached a parent letter and amended draft of the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, March 4, 2016 .  Also attached is additional information...

SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...

Poinsettia Fundraiser

November 10, 2015
Please see attached for the Grade 6 Poinsettia Fundraiser. 2015_11_10_09_55_28.pdf

Big White After School Program

September 29, 2015
Please register on-line with the link provided below. Register before Dec 15/15 to get early bird pricing! http://www.bigwhite.com/ski-school/ski-camps-special-programs/after-school-program

Community Open House

June 04, 2015
Please read attachment about information regarding an open house at Helen Gorman Elementary for the Upper Glenrosa Area Plan. Community Open House Notice_SD23.pdf

Dogs not allowed on school property

May 21, 2015
​ News Release - Regional District of Central Okanagan (Posting) Posted in the Portal under Superintendent's Newsletter, is a News Release issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan – "Please Keep Dogs Off Sportsfields, School Grounds & Beaches". We would ask that this News Release be posted in your school...

Social Media Safety night for parents

May 21, 2015
​This is an important message from Glenrosa Middle School regarding an upcoming Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 for Parents.  All are welcome to hear presenter Staff Sgt Darren Laur of the Victoria PD on Wednesday, May 27, 7pm at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.  This free presentation is...

YEARBOOKS now on sale for a short time only

May 05, 2015
We are pleased to offer a full color bound yearbook for sale this year at $10.00.   Payment must be received no later than May 13.  Online payments are available.  This will be your only chance to buy a yearbook as we will only be printing what is is ordered.

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Cougar Paw March 12

March 12, 2015
​Cougar Paw March 12

Bake Sale in support of Free the Children

March 09, 2015
​The Social Justice Team is hosting a bake sale Thursday March 12 in support of Free the Children.    

Cougar Paw March 5

March 05, 2015
​Cougar Paw March 5 attached

Safety Memo

March 05, 2015
​Safety memo attached

Summer Arts Schools

March 03, 2015
  6 TH ANNUAL SUMMER ARTS SCHOOL IN THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN August 10-15, 2015. IGNITE YOUR PASSION IN THE ARTS Theme: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow.. in the Land of Oz" …a fun & inspiring inter-connection of the arts experience in performing, visual and language arts… for youth ages 8-16          Basic...

Proposed 2015-2016 school calendar

January 19, 2015
School District #23 proposed calendar for the 2015/2016 school year.​ Proposed school calendar.pdf

Early Learning for Families ELFF Program

January 14, 2015
On Wednesday, February 25 Helen Gorman will be hosting ​an ELFF night from 5:00-6:30pm.  This event is open to all families of pre-school aged children, 3-5 years old. You must pre-register, please see school office or attached forms. ELFF Reg Form Jan 2015.pdf

Food Drive

December 04, 2014
Our Social Justice students are doing a food drive.  Please send foodbank items to school.  We will also be taking foodbank items for admission to the Christmas Concert December 18.​

Christmas Craft Fair

November 26, 2014
December 5th from 2:30 - 8pm. Come shop with us! Please come in and check out the craft items showcased in the library. All proceeds go to support the Grade Six year-end field trip.

PAC meeting Tuesday November 18 7PM

November 17, 2014
PAC meeting Tuesday November 18 7PM.  As always child sitting is available.​

Lost and Found

November 17, 2014
All lost and found is on display. Please claim items by Friday. After Friday items that are left will be bagged and given away.​

Bottle Drive December 1st

November 13, 2014
The grade 6 class of 2015 is collecting bottles to fundraise for their yearend trip to Silver Lake.  If you wish to donate, please bring your recylclables to the front of the school Monday December 1 from 7:45 to 8:30 am.  If you wish to donate directly at the Boucherie Depot,...

'Tis the Season to be Crafty!!!

November 04, 2014
​HGE Christmas Craft Club last session on Tuesday December 9. 2:45 - 3:30 in Multipurpose Room

Family Life parent meeting 7 PM Hollywood Road

October 16, 2014
Parents of grade 4, 5 and 6 students are invited to attend a Family Life information session at Hollywood Road Education Centre Thursday October 23 at 7 PM.  This will be an opportunity for parents to learn a bit about the program, but also be provided with information on how they...

We SCARE Hunger!!

October 16, 2014
​Food Drive

Open House!

October 14, 2014
Thanks to our PAC for providing coffee and muffins at our Open House! Thanks to all of the families that came to make our Open House a success!​

Picture Day October 7

October 06, 2014
Background and pose are chosen after you receive the proof​

Tuesday Treat Days are BACK!!!!

October 06, 2014
Every Tuesday after school PAC is selling treats.  Bring your loonie on Tuesdays!

Spare Noon Hour Supervisors Needed!

September 26, 2014
Please see Ms. Ross if you could help out with Noon Hour Supervision at the school.​

Fire Prevention Week

September 26, 2014
​October 5 - 11

New Staff - 2014 -2015

September 10, 2014
​A BIG welcome to Ms.Stotz who will be joint our primary staff, to Mr. Worrall who will be joinging our intermendiate staff, and to Ms. Knorr who will be taking over for Mrs. Soukeroff who will be off on maternity leave for this school year.

Letter from Superintendent re: Strike (June 25, 2014)

June 27, 2014
Please read the attached letter about further strike information.   Letter to Parents - June 25 2014.pdf

School Open for Pick Up of Personal Items

June 27, 2014
The school will be open Wednesday July 2, Thursday July 3, and Friday July 4 from 9:00 - 2:00 for students and families to come and pick up any personal items left at the school.

Raffle Tickets still for sale until June 13

June 06, 2014
Tickets must be turned into the school office no later than 8:30 am on Friday, June 13th to be eligible for the draw. Winners will be contacted and the results posted on the website.​

Letter To Parents

May 26, 2014
SD23 has written a letter to parents to inform them of the plan for the week of June 2 - 6 at schools in our district. Please see the full letter under Publications.​

Grade 6 Fundraising at Superstore

April 23, 2014
Sunday, April 27th, Grade 6 students will be bagging groceries for donations to support their year-end activities between 10 am and 4 pm.​

Soccer Camps Registrations

April 02, 2014
Please see Publications below for all the details for July/August camps held at Parkinson Field.​

Norman Foote Tickets now Online

March 24, 2014
Tickets are $12 each - please use link to purchase your tickets online. Each ticket sold through HGE brings us $2!​

Soles 4 Souls

March 24, 2014
Bring your gently-used or new footwear to donate during the month of April - each Homeroom will have a box for donations.​

Casorso Field Trip Change

March 04, 2014
Swimming trip planned for March 13th has been changed to March 12th (same time). See Calendar for details.​

PAC Art Show postponed

February 28, 2014
The PAC Art Show and Basket Raffle has been postponed until April. A new date will be posted as soon as possible. ​

Boy Smarts Speaker Coming

February 12, 2014
Please see message from COPAC in publications, below, for information on Barry MacDonald and his presentation on February 20th.​

Safer Internet Day Event

January 30, 2014
Club Penguin is sponsoring this event, scheduled for February 11, 2014 at the Club Penguin offices. Please see publication below for information and the registration link.​

January 2014 Newsletter Posted

January 09, 2014
Please be sure to check out the January newsletter (in Publications) for all the latest on school events through December and January!​

Violin Practice Changed to Wednesday

December 17, 2013
Violin practice has been changed from today until Wednesday, December 18th at Lunch time.   Violin will resume in the new year on Tuesday, January 14th.​

Term 2 Hot Lunch now available

December 04, 2013
Order deadline:  December 12th! Please check out the PAC link on our website. Term 2 Winter Hot Lunch Program ordering is now available. Order online, drop-off payment at the office (or send with your child).​

2014 - 2015 Registration

November 28, 2013
The initial school registration period for the next school year will be from Monday, February 3 - Friday, March 7, 2014. This includes Kindergarten registration. The Registration process will be on-line only. Please see publication, below, for more information. Link "HGE Enrolment" has been added below and will be activated at...

November 15 Choir Cancelled

November 06, 2013
Friday, November 15th only - Choir is cancelled.​

November Newsletter

October 31, 2013
The November Newsletter is ready and has been added in the publications section, below. Please check it out for information regarding our school and community!​

Picture Retake Orders DUE November 4th

October 30, 2013
Please return your Picture retake orders to the office no later than Monday, November 4th. You may also order your prints online through Lifetouch.​

Understand ADHD & Anxiety

October 30, 2013
This session is appropriate for parents, educators, or for anyone caring for children & youth. Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Hudson Road Elementary 6:30 - 8:00 PM. See publication, below.​

Family Influenza Clinics

October 11, 2013
Interior Health has a series of Clinics for families to have their Flu shots. Please see Publication, below.​

Westside Community Consultation Survey

October 04, 2013
Please see publication below for the survey link to ​fill out the survey regarding French Immersion and Catchment areas for all Westside schools.

Johnson Bentley Spooky Swamp Swim

October 04, 2013
Please see publication below for the event which will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.​

Photo Retakes - Friday, October 18th

October 03, 2013
Photo retakes will happen in the morning for any students who missed having their photos taken or for those students who are returning their proof photos, requesting another picture be taken.​ Proofs for retakes will be given to students as soon as we receive them at the school and Lifetouch will...

Fall Fair & Chili Cookoff

October 02, 2013
Please see publication in PAC section for more information about the event as well as Pre-Order Form for Stamp Passes (due back to the school Monday, October 7th).​

October Newsletter

October 02, 2013
Our October newsletter has now been posted with the publications at the bottom of the page. Please check out the information packed into this month's edition!​

Boys & Girls Club Pro-D on October 4th

October 02, 2013
No pick up for students at the end of the school day - please be sure you have alternate arrangements made.​

International Walk to School Week - October 7-11

September 20, 2013
The Central Okanagan Board of Education declares October 7 - 11, 2013 as "International Walk to School Week" in School District No. 23.​

World Teachers' Day - October 5th

September 20, 2013
Celebrate with us as we congratulate our wonderful teachers for helping our students achieve their best every day!​

Westside Community Consultation Meetings

September 13, 2013
Main subjects of meetings are :  French Immersion and Catchment Areas on the Westside. Please see Publication below for more information and meeting times.​

PAC Information Updates

September 04, 2013
Please check our PAC link on the website for the newest information from our busy group! Family Pictures, Newsletters, etc. - check out the latest!​

Kids Plus Insurance

August 30, 2013
Kids Plus Accident Insurance helps parents pay for unexpected expenses arising from injuries. See flyer below for details.​

Johnson Bentley Info

August 29, 2013
JBMAC Fabulous Fall - see link below for information on Dance Programs for Kids, Wet & Wild Birthday Parties, Educational Programs, Red Cross Swim lessons and the Jr. Lifeguard Club.​

Lost & Found

June 18, 2013
Lost & Found items will be placed in hallways for students/parents to see next week. Any items left as of June 27th will be donated to charity.​

Family Picnic

May 22, 2013
Thursday, June 20th, join us on the back field from 11 am to noon for our Annual Family Picnic. This year, we will also have a Music Jam area set aside, so bring your instruments and join in! See Invitation below!​

Mother's Day Yoga

May 06, 2013
Support the KGE Pediatrics Ward - $5 Donation at KSS on Saturday, May 11th. See attached flyer for details.​

Drumming for Water CANCELLED Today

April 24, 2013
     

LOST & FOUND

April 03, 2013
Lost & found items will be donated to Charity at the end of April. They have been placed in the hallways for viewing - please come by and see if your child has left any important items at school! ​

Report Cards

February 28, 2013
Report Cards will be sent home with students on Thursday, March 7th. Please feel free to contact your student's teacher if you have any questions!​

Daylight Savings

February 28, 2013
March 10th is Daylight Savings and we put our clocks forward one hour.​

PAC Meeting next Tuesday!

February 14, 2013
Come join our enthusiastic PAC Group to find out what's happening at Helen Gorman. All parents welcome - babysitting provided. Tuesday, February 26th - 7:00 PM​

ELFF Night Tuesday

February 14, 2013
Early Learning for Families night, Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 - 6:30 pm. This is geared towards our next September Kindergarten families. Please contact the school for more information.​

Grade 6 Bottle Drive

February 01, 2013
Feb 7/8 Bottles can be dropped off near the gym entrance in the morning before school or during the Parent/Teacher Conferences. Grade 6 students thank you for your support!​

Hot Lunch Change!

February 01, 2013
Due to Early Dismissal on Feb 7/8, Mrs Lougheed will be delivering Hot Lunch to students who have signed up for it on Wednesday this week!​

Change on January Calendar

December 20, 2012
Please note change on the January 2013 Calendar - Violin practice will be on Wednesday mornings at 7:45 am. Thank you!​

Proposed School Calendar for 2013-2014

December 20, 2012
Please see link under "Publications" for the letter from SD23 written to parents regarding next year's school calendar.​

Mitten Tree

December 10, 2012
Our We Day Team has dedicated a tree in our lobby to hang mittens on that will be donated to children this winter. Please bring a pair of gloves/mittens to add to the tree - let's fill it this year!​

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

December 10, 2012
Food Bank Donation Boxes have been decorated and placed near the Christmas Trees in our front lobby. Please drop off any donations as soon as possible - we would love to fill up all of the boxes to help those in our area who need some assistance this winter. Thank you!​...

HGE is a Scent-Aware Building

October 09, 2012
At Helen Gorman Elementary, we are finding more and more people in our school community that are very sensitive to scents, especially those that come in perfumes and other body products.  To make the school a safer place for everyone, we are moving towards becoming a scent-free school.  We are starting...

Student Fees Are Overdue

October 02, 2012
Student Fees were due September 28.  Please contact the office if you need to make arrangements for your fee payment.   Click here for more information about Student Fees.​

Parents: We Want Your Emails!

October 02, 2012
Sign up here to receive our school newsletters. ​

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

February 17, 2017
Registration Ad Spring 2017.pdf Kindergarten registration for the 2017 - 2018 School year is now open.  Please see the attached for more information on how to register.

Gathering Our Voices 2017

February 17, 2017
​March 21-24, 2017 ​Gathering our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference.  Please see attached from more information.

GovVolunteerBrouchure2017.pdf
...

Proposed School Calendar 2017 - 2018

January 18, 2017
Please find attached a letter and draft of the proposed 2017-2018 school calendar.  The letter outlines a proposed school calendar and asks for parent input by Friday, February 10, 2017.  The resulting input will be forwarded to the Board of Education for consideration in the decision of establishing the 2017/2018 school year.​...

Harmony Day T-Shirts!

January 16, 2017
Harmony Day, February 15, 2017 , is just around the corner.  Our Harmony Day Committee would like to give everyone in the District an opportunity to order our fantastic Harmony Day T-Shirts for $13 per t-shirt online.   Beginning this year, Harmony Day T-Shirts can only be purchased online using MasterCard,...

French Immersion, Student Growth and Grade Reconfiguration

October 17, 2016
Please see the attached notice regarding School District initiatives that could affect the schools on the Westside. LT Westside Parents re FI Student Growth and Grade Reconfiguration (2).pdf   ​