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Dear Students, Staff and Families,
As the school year comes to an end, I want to take a moment to reflect on the last ten months. There’s so much to be proud of. It’s been a year filled with great learning, growth and many memorable moments. It’s been wonderful to see students excelling academically,… Read more »

Recently Travis Louie, the Teacher-Librarian at Gray Elementary School went through the school’s non-fiction book collection to remove books more than 10 years old. This resulted in around 200 books being collected and then donated to Afretech, a non-profit organization that aims to advance education in rural Africa.
“The books from Gray Elementary will soon be supporting student learning in a school located in the Republic of Ghana on the west coast of Africa,” said Travis…. Read more »

BACKGROUND
Delta School District staff and the Board of Trustees are committed to a thoughtful, strategic, and student-centred approach to balancing the budget each year. A balanced budget is a stipulation of the School Act.

2024/25 BUDGET OVERVIEW
 The Annual Operating Budget for 2024/25 is $197.486 million, up by $772 thousand from the 2023/24 Amended Annual Operating Budget of $196.714 million.
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Congratulations to Gray Elementary Grade 7 student Amare Pooni, 13, who won a silver medal for Curiosity and Innovation, as well as a BC Growers Certificate and $75, for his project at the South Fraser Regional Science Fair at KPU on April 9 and 10.
Amare’s project highlighted the impact household bacteria has on plants…. Read more »

April 18, 2024: Draft Budget Recommendations
We received more than 180 responses from Phase 1 of the public budget consultation process which asked for feedback on your general priorities. Many thanks to everyone who spent time completing the survey. Your feedback is extremely valuable and was reviewed during preparation of the draft budget recommendations,… Read more »

It should come as no surprise that educators in the Delta School District are highly focused on the foundational pillars of literacy and numeracy. But what exactly does this look like in our schools?
Literacy
In 2022, the district’s Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction department launched a new reading website to provide support and resources for its elementary school teachers.  … Read more »

Kindergarten registration for the 2024/2025 school year runs from February 12-23, 2024. Parents/caregivers will be able to register their child online or in-person. Detailed instructions on how to register will be posted on the district’s website in early February. 

Delta School District offers a wide range of learning options for all students: Please click the links below for more information:

Delta’s Traditional Schools
French Immersion Registration
International Baccalaureate Program
Montessori Program
Home QuestRead more »

Happy Holidays from the Delta School District and Board of Education.
Schools will be closed for the Winter Break starting December 23 with classes resuming on Monday, January 8, 2024.
A Message from Doug Sheppard, Superintendent of Schools
As we enjoy the holiday season, we invariably find ourselves reflecting on the past year and the incredible journey we’ve shared as a school community…. Read more »

WEATHER INFORMATION 2023/24
Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools and/or School Closures
A reminder to parents/guardians, students, and staff of the Delta School District’s winter weather procedures and announcements:

All schools in the Delta School District will remain OPEN if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls…. Read more »

The next set of Hot Lunches for November & December is now open for ordering. Deadline to order for ALL 6 lunch dates is midnight, Friday November 10th, 2023

Order By Date / Time
Lunch Theme
Lunch Date

Fri, Nov 17, 2023
Fri, Nov 10, 2023 11:59 PM
11/17 (Fri) –… Read more »

The Gray Elementary PAC is thrilled to bring back our Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th! With a DJ, dancing, games, concession and a Haunted Hallway, there is something for every ghost and goblin. We hope to see you there – if you dare!

Preorders are available on Munchalunch until Monday,… Read more »

Image: Reconciliation Post by TFN Artist Karl Morgan, located at the School Board Office   
This article appeared in the Delta Optimist on September 30, 2023: https://www.delta-optimist.com/local-news/delta-school-district-continues-to-help-students-learn-and-reflect-7601229
By Karen McDonald, Indigenous Success Coordinator, Indigenous Education Department, Delta School District
For almost a decade, students and staff in the Delta School District have recognized Orange Shirt Day on September 30th by wearing orange inspired by Phyllis Webstad’s personal experience of arriving at the St…. Read more »

ParentSmart invites you to our March “In the Know” virtual events.
Click here for more information and to register for these free events
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Talk Sex Today.  Body Science Boot Camp for Parents – Parenthood never arrives with a rulebook, and when it comes to explaining the world of sexual health to your child, it can be hard not to end up a bright shade of red. Using humor and straight talk in an open,… Read more »

Join us on Friday, February 24th @ 6 PM This popular family event is a great opportunity to have lots of fun while supporting our school! Doors open at 5:30 pm (ends approx 7:30 pm), so come early and get set up! Ensure availability by pre-ordering your food and supplies on MunchaLunch!Read more »

Establishing Respectful Relationships and Consent in Our Communities Parent Session – 90-minute session

SST is offering this session to all parents/caregivers and students.  In this session, they will explore the topic of consent, and the dynamics of gender-based violence. They will discuss the current state of gender relations faced by our children in both the physical and digital landscape,… Read more »

The Grade 7 Year End Committee is raising funds to help the Grade 7 students celebrate the end of the elementary school life.  They are sponsoring another Little Caesars lunch on January 26th, with all profits going towards their year end celebrations.  This lunch is open to all grades.
This lunch will be done by paper order with cash or cheque (payable to Gray Elementary) payment only. … Read more »

Students in K-Gr. 4 have been practicing their special performances for the concerts this Wednesday, Dec. 14.  The afternoon concert will take place 1:30-3:00pm, with gym doors opening shortly after 1:00pm.
Tickets for the evening performance will be sent home with your children on Tuesday, December 13th.
For the evening performance,… Read more »

Gray Elementary will be holding its annual Canned Food Drive from December 1st – 16th.   Our goal this year is to reach 60 boxes of food.
The grade 4s will continue to run the food drive with safety precautions in place. We will be putting boxes in each classroom and when they are filled,… Read more »

The Grade Five Young Entrepreneur Fair is fast approaching.  The Grade Fives have been working hard on making products that all students will love.
The Entrepreneur Fair is this Thursday, December 8th, 2022. Classes will walk through the fair with their teacher and make purchases in person, directly from the Grade Fives…. Read more »

Monthly Newsletters from the School and the PAC

Newsletters come out no later than the first Friday of the month.  They are posted on the home page under the Newsletters 2023/2024 tab on the left hand side of the page.