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Daily Schedule

8:05 Bell Rings
8:10 Classes Begin
10:10-10:25 Outside Recess
11:55-12:10 Lunch
12:10-12:40 Outside Recess
2:15 Students Load the Buses
2:20 Buses Depart



Current News and Announcements
  • ************DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS*****************

    School Office 

    Hours 7:45 - 3:15   Phone  902-542-6090     Email



    Outdoor Adventure and Climbing Club – Mondays 2:15-4:30pm (Grades 3-5)  Starts May 2, for 6 weeks. 

    Climbing Club -Tuesdays 2:15-4:30pm(Grades P-2)  Starts May 3 for 6 weeks. 

    Sports Club - Wednesdays 2:15- 4:30pm (Grades 3-5 Starts May 4 for 6 weeks.  

    Movers Club -Thursdays 2:15- 4:30pm (Grades P-1) Starts May 5 for 6 weeks. 

    Activity Club -Fridays 2:15- 4:30pm (Grades 2-3) Starts 6 May for 6 weeks. 

    *Sign-up is on a first-come-first-served-basis as programs will be limited to 25 students this session.  * There are no programs on holidays or half-days. Please check the website and school calendar for changes. Storm days, in-services, and holidays may affect the end date, and students will receive a certificate on the final day. Please send a note if your child is signed up, but will NOT be attending on any given day. Please help pack an extra snack and any necessary clothing/equipment, and remember to pick up your child promptly at 4:30pm.


    APRIL 29 - MAY 29 

    Elementary Art Exhibit at Jack's Gallery in Wolfville.  Includes piece from Mrs. Townsend's primary class


    MAY 2

    Outdoor Adventure and Climbing Club  - Session #1


    MAY 3

    Climbing Club - Session #1


    MAY 4

    Sports Club - Session #1


    MAY 5

    Movers Club - Session #1

    Movie Nite - Grade 5 Fundraiser for Camp  6-8pm


    MAY 6

    Regional Heritage Fair at Kingstec Campus

    Activity Club - Session #1


    MAY 7

    Home and School Annual Spring Auction at Gaspereau Community Centre  viewing at 6pm auction begins at 6:30pm


    MAY 8

    Happy Mothers Day!









  • Impact of Low Humidity on Indoor Air Quality in Schools

    It is the time of year when the weather turns colder. As cold air can hold less moisture, as it becomes colder outside, the air dries out. This dry outside air is then brought into schools through open windows and doors or by mechanical air handling systems, as it does throughout the year. However, because the air is dry it may have a negative impact on school occupants, both staff and students. Eyes can be dry and irritated, skin can be dry and itchy and noses and throats can be dry and feel irritated. Nosebleeds can be more frequent. This is the indoor environment in many buildings during the winter.


    Knowing that the air is dry, it is recommended that school occupants continually sip water throughout the day both at home and school. In addition, because dry noses and throats can make people more susceptible to germs, frequent hand washing is encouraged.


    Awareness of low humidity and a few simple steps can help make the winter months more comfortable for everyone.


    Quinoa Pizza Bites

    350F, 24 mini muffin pan



    1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

    1 large egg

    1/4 cup chopped onion

    3/4 cup Cheddar cheese

    1/2 cup finely shredded carrot

    1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)

    1 tsp dried basil

    1 tsp dried oregano

    pinch of salt

    *pizza sauce or ranch dressing for dipping*



    1. Cook quinoa ‐ boil the quinoa and 1c. water and cover.

    2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let it simmer for 15‐20 minutes (until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).

    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl until it is well mixed.

    4. Lightly spray the bottom of a mini‐muffin tin with olive oil spray. Using a Tablespoon, scoop ~1T. in to each muffin tin, it should fill almost all of them!

    5. Bake them for 15‐20 minutes and let cool. Serve them warm with pizza sauce to dip in!

    Mac n' “Squeeze”

    9*12 glass container, serves 4-6



    1 1/2 cups whole-wheat macaroni

    2 tbsp butter or margarine

    2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash*

    1/2 cup milk

    1/2 cup cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)

    1 clove of garlic, minced, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp mustard powder

    1/4 red lentils, rinsed


    1. Cook macaroni, then drain and return to pot. Add the butter and stir to coat pasta.

    2. At the same time, in another pot, bring the squash to a boil for about 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain then return to pot. Over cook lentils in another pot.

    3. Add milk, garlic, mustard powder, and lentils to squash and puree with food processer until smooth and combined.

    4. Add the squash and lentils mixture to the pasta.

    5. Add your cheese and stir until everything is coated and combined. Add salt & pepper to taste


    Kale Chips

    350F, 6 servings



    1 bunch kale

    1 tbsp olive oil

    1 tsp seasoned salt


    Kale is a nutritional powerhouse! Kale is low in calories, high in fibre and has zero fat. It is high in iron, vitamin A, C & K and is full of antioxidants.



    1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees. Line a non-insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    2. Remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

    3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

    Simple Guacamole

    serves 2-4 with tacos



    2 large avocados

    2 tbsp plain yogurt or mayo

    salt to taste

    Optional seasonings (to taste): 1/4 tsp cumin powder


    Mash avocados and add yogurt and salt to taste


    Avocados are full of vitamins & fibre and contain more potassium than bananas!


    Try this dip with tacos, as a side on your favorite Mexican dishes or add to salads.

    Tomato Alphagetti Soup

    serves 6-8




    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    1 large onion, peeled, chopped

    6-8 garlic cloves, peeled, roasted

    Salt, to taste

    2 tbsp tomato paste

    1 tin (796ml) crushed tomato

    1 (425g) can of white kidney beans

    5 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth

    1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves

    1/2 tsp dried parsley leaves

    1 tbsp brown sugar






    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. 2. Add the tomatoes, beans, broth, rosemary & parsley and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

    3. Working in batches, carefully ladle the stovetop soup into a blender or food processor until desired consistency.


    Rice Noodle Salad

    serves 6-8




    2 tbsp sesame oil

    6 tbsp vegetable or other oil choice

    6 cloves garlic, minced

    2” piece ginger, minced

    4 tbsp honey or brown sugar-free

    6 tbsp soy sauce or tamari

    2 tbsp sesame seeds

    2 tsp chilli sauce (optional)



    1 package rice noodles (16 ounce)

    1 package tofu

    3 cups veggies (carrot, broccoli, pepper, green beans, spinach)



    1. Add all dressing ingredients together and mix well. Cook rice noodles. Cook tofu in a little oil until crispy. Option to steam veggies of your choice for a few minutes or leave raw.

    2. Toss all ingredients together and enjoy!



    Social media has become an important means of communication and of seeking information for most people. It is proving to be of particular importance for our youth as technology has become a significant part of the identity of this generation. Unfortunately, increased technology has also resulted in new social issues. It is sometimes used as a means of cyber-bullying or an exchange of inappropriate information. It is up to us, as adults, to serve as proper role models with regards to technology use. We need to teach our children to respect the use of technology and to be good digital citizens.  In order to do this properly, we as adults must also learn to be good social citizens and to model appropriate use of social media. We must use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram,etc. appropriately, because our children are watching and emulating our behaviours. For more info around proper use of social media and good digital citizenship, please visit our website at:



    All schools in the AVRSB are required to hold 6 fire drills per year and 2 lockdown drills and 1 hold and secure drill.  These are conducted periodically and GVES has thus far has had 2 fire drills. A relocation drill is required once per year as well.
    GVES also has a crisis management committee to oversee any potential crisis that may arise and will follow the "Administrators' Book of Emergency Checklists" if required.  If you have any questions, please direct them to administration.

  • Thank you to the following for supporting the Annual Home and School Auction

    Absolutley Fabulous Bed, Bath & Home Magic Mountain Waterpark
    Andrew Levy & Independent Grocer Midas
    Anne-Marie Ross Mud Creek Mini Mart 
    Atlantic Superstore, New Minas Natalee Poll
    Best Toyota Oaklawn Farm Zoo
    Blomidon Inn Paddy's Pub
    Cajun's Parents - Fancy Cakes/Sweets
    Casabella Pepsioco
    Cajun's Pharmasave, Wolfville
    Centre Stage Theatre Phinneys
    Charm, New Minas Photos by Trish
    Chesley Davidson, Gaspereau Planter's Ridge
    Cole Harbour Place Pita Pit
    Coles Bookstore R. D. Chisholm
    Dartmouth Sportsplex Rafuse Home Hardware
    Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa RBC Wolfville
    Dooley's New Minas Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
    Eden Golf  Ryan & Roxeen Roberts
    Elderkin's Sobey's
    Estey Travel Services South Mountain Park
    EsteyTravel Services &  SRG Construction
    Fireworks FX TAN Coffee
    Fox Hill Cheese Terry Drahos
    Gaspereau Rec The Advertiser and Register
    Gaspereau Vineyards The Port Pub
    Grand Pre Service Station The Spinney Brothers
    Great Valley Juices Tim Peacock, Wolfville
    Heather Kelday Upper Clements Park
    Independent Grocer, Wolfville Valley Ford
    Inquisitive Toy Company Valley Stove and Cycle
    Jan Loner Valley Wildcats
    Just Us Coffee Roasters Co-op Victory Tae Kwon Do
    Kent, New Minas W.K. Sharpe & Sons
    Kentville Nissan We're Outside Outdoor Outfitters
    Ken-Wo Golf Club Westside Charlie's 
    King George Inn, Annapolis Valley Credit Union
    K-Rock White Rock Mechanical Services Ltd.
    Light and Lens Zelda Weatherbee 
    Lori Ansems & Jeff Newbery  


    Our school is offering you real-time access to your child(ren)'s attendance and report card information through the Internet using the Student-Parent Portal website. To get started, you will need the following information:
    Our Student-Parent Portal website location:
    To Help Get You Started
    Quick reference guides - How to Sign Up for the Student-Parent Portal and How to Use the Student-Parent Portal - are available to help get you started. You can also view a 5-minute online demonstration video of the Student-Parent Portal. Simply go to the 'STUDENT-PARENT PORTAL' section of to access these materials, or enter into your browser.

  • Gaspereau Afterschool Program

    GVES  is pleased to announce the  AFTER SCHOOL Program is up and running providing both full and part time after school child care!  The program offers a safe and nurturing environment for students enrolled in Grades Primary to 5 and meet the needs of the whole child, through developmentally appropriate practices and experiences.  Should you be interested, please email Jenn Richards at or call 542.3385 and kindly leave a message. I will connect with you regarding further specifics. It is a very exciting new development at Gaspereau School!


Documents and Forms    Letter to Parents/Guardians "PEANUT / TREE NUT SMART" school
   AVRSB Long-Range Outlook: Opportunity to Share Your Response
   LUNCH ORDER FORM May 2 - 6, 2016


Gaspereau Valley Elementary School
2781 Greenfield Rd., Wolfville, NS B4P 2R1
(902) 542-6090 (Phone)   (902) 542-6096 (fax)