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Last updated on Monday, June 05, 2017.

Bell Times

8:45 AM - 3:05 PM

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Principal

Tara Gasparik - 905.662.7021 | Email Tara Gasparik

Superintendent

Jeff Gillies - 905.527.5092 x 2361 | E-mail Jeff Gillies

Trustee

Jeff Beattie - 289.339.9666 | E-mail Jeff Beattie

School Council Chair

  • Beth Corrigan

Administrative Office Staff

Mrs. Cindy Aitken

Our School

Green Acres Elementary School is a JK-8 school in historic Stoney Creek that opened in 1957. The student enrollment is currently at 300 and this includes two special classes: Intermediate Comprehensive (Gr. 6-8) and a Gr. 1 Speech/Language. There are 32 staff members including teachers, educational assistants, caretakers and administrative staff. The Green Acres staff demonstrate dedication to our students, families and one another. Our goal is STUDENT SUCCESS. Our staff is committed to provide opportunities that promote HOPE for our students in the areas of academics, behaviour, emotions and respect.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

Student Improvement is supported in a variety of ways at Green Acres School, including:

  • Parent and Community Volunteers
  • Recent Teacher College Graduate Volunteers
  • Student Teachers
  • Co-op Students from Secondary Schools
  • Secondary School Mentors attached to Intermediate ‘At Risk’
  • Students
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Boy’s Reading Club (Grade 3)
  • Book Fair
  • Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Committee
  • Designated Grade 7-8 Summer School Facility
  • SISO Support
  • Good News Phone Calls Home
  • Community Partnerships, e.g. Rotary Club of Stoney Creek
  • Nutritious Snack Program
  • A dedicated, cohesive and committed staff that promotes STUDENT SUCCESS where every child is able to succeed!

Program Highlights

Students at Green Acres are supported by a team of excellent teachers. All staff shares in “students” as their unifying purpose for coming to school. The diversity and richness of program outlined below make it possible for all students to meet with success.

  • Cross Graded Literacy Groupings
  • Early Success Reading Program
  • Soar to Success Reading Program
  • EMPOWER (Toronto Hospital for Sick Children) Reading Program
  • Write Traits
  • Oral Communications Festivals
  • ESL Support and Delivery
  • Literacy Coach in Primary Division
  • Math Intervention and Remediation Programs
  • School and System Resource Team Meetings
  • Assistive Technology Training and Implementation
  • Lead Literacy Teacher in Primary/Junior/Intermediate Divisions
  • Lead numeracy Teacher in Primary/Junior/Intermediate Divisions

Clubs

Green Acres offers many opportunities for students to become involved in clubs and activities.

  • Boys Book Club
  • Choir
  • Girl Talk
  • Little Creekers Dancers
  • Intermediate Line Dancing
  • Student Leadership Group
  • Recycling
  • Mad Science
  • Talent Show
  • Gardening Club

Before/After School Program or Activities

There are also many opportunities for students to become involved in athletic pursuits.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Floor Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Skipping

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • Literacy and Numeracy Initiatives are consistent with HWDSB direction
  • Differentiated Instruction for all students consistent with “Education for All” Ministry of Education Document
  • Cross-Graded Grouping of Primary students based on DRA data boards
  • Balanced Reading Program consistent with HWDSB Literacy Guidelines
  • Building capacity among staff utilizing the Literacy Coach model and ongoing staff development
  • Whole-Staff responsibility for EQAO preparation and results-analysis
  • “Instructional Leadership” – identified as key correlate in our continued development towards an Effective School

Environment Focus

To provide and ensure a Safe and Orderly Environment at Green Acres Elementary School

  • Implementation of Second Step Violence Prevention Program JK-Grade 8
  • Continuation of highly successful Roots of Empathy Program
  • Monthly focus on specific social skills to develop and maintain a safe school environment for all students, culminating in monthly Success Assemblies to recognize student achievement.
  • Dedicated assemblies and speaker presentations to bring awareness to bully related issues (i.e.: Cyber Bullying) and intervention strategies to reduce incidence of bullying at school and in the community
  • Caught Ya Program for student recognition and citizenship
  • Student Success Bulletin Board
  • Awareness and Implementation of HWDSB Equity Policy

Parent & Community Involvement

Community

  • Roots of Empathy (Year 3)
  • Brock Internship Centre (Year 2) Teacher Training
  • Teacher Training Partnership with Niagara University
  • Teacher Training Partnership with Nipissing University
  • Arbor Creek LTC Facility (Year 2)
  • Toronto Hospital for Sick Children: EMPOWER (Year 1 – Pilot)
  • Ongoing support to Stoney Creek Food Bank
  • Ongoing communication and support from Community Liaison Officer – Sherri Nelson
  • CATCH

Parent

  • Green Acres has a dedicated School Council
  • Green Acres has a committed Parent Interest Group that assists in fundraising, special food days, and other special activities throughout the year
  • Parents are involved volunteering in classrooms, performing various tasks
  • Parents are involved volunteering on class trips
  • Parents are involved volunteering in the library
  • Parents are involved volunteering in our Book Room
  • Parents are involved volunteering in our office
  • Parents are involved volunteering as representatives on our School Improvement Planning Teams
  • Parents are involved as volunteer drivers to sporting events and other extra-curricular activities
  • Parents are involved through special Family Literacy events (i.e.: Cuddle Up and Read)
  • Parents are involved through Open House, Meet the Teacher and Parent/Teacher Interview Opportunities
  • Parents will have increased opportunity for involvement with the creating of the Green Acres School Website
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