Summer Updates

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying a happy summer and that you have had the opportunity to do at least one new or exciting thing with your family.  The weather has been a challenge but it has hopefully not put a damper on what you have been up to.

PLAYGROUND – the playground is ready to go and installation will begin on August 21st!  It will take at least a week to get it installed and then will require a round of inspections before it can be opened.  Please resist the temptation to climb the fence around it to play and wait until we have the ‘all clear’!  I will let everyone know when that is.

STAFF NEWS – We are still in the process of hiring and I have two days of interviews next week.  We are welcoming Ms. Shory (DECE to Kindergarten), Mme. Nastic (French), Mr. Gulab (Community Class/SERT), Mr. Warren (Caretaking) and Mr. Dava (Caretaking).  Still to be added to the team is a Secretary and another Teacher.  We are so excited to welcome everyone to the team and know you will join me in showing them what it means to be a Maverick!

A huge shout out to Mr. Marshall and Mr. Mete who have worked hard this summer to scrub the school clean.  It is looking good in here!

Enjoy the rest of the week and look for more updates in the next two weeks.

Be safe and have fun!

K. Cameron

GOLD!

Congratulations to Devon, one of our Intermediate students who won GOLD today in the 400m individual medley at the Ontario Provincial Championships. She smashed her personal best time. Great way to kick off summer! 

Thank You!

Thank you and congratulations to everyone on a successful school year!  Wishing each of you a wonderful long weekend. Stay tuned to the blog for playground and teacher hiring details. 

2017-2018 Agenda Pre-Orders – Reminder

Hello GMPS Families!

Thank you to those of you who have already pre-ordered agendas for the next school year. We recommend that every student from Grade 1 to Grade 8 use an agenda as a helpful tool to record homework and communication with the teacher.

The deadline has been extended – if you are interested in purchasing an agenda for next year, please place your orders online. There is a flyer attached also, for your reference.

The agendas will be distributed on the first day of school, and will NOT be available to order in September.

Agenda Flyer -Preorders 2017-2018

Thanks very much!

 

This Weeks ‘little’ Details

Hi Everyone!  Just a few helpful details to answer the questions you might have about this week.

Tomorrow is Grade 8 Graduation.  Tickets have been sent home.  Grads are to arrive for 5:00 to Thornhill GCC and the ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.  There will be an opportunity for pictures and to have punch after the ceremony and we have someone coming to take pictures during the ceremony so that parents can watch instead of worrying about getting the pictures.  No jeans allowed.

LUNCHES –

  • Mr. Sub will be delivered tomorrow
  • Milk will be delivered Tuesday and Thursday
  • There is NO PIZZA

REPORT CARDS will go home on Wednesday at the end of the day.  If you are leaving before that time, reports will be available in the office for pick up next week or the last week of August.  Teacher names for next year will be on the report cards.  There are still a few teachers to be hired for next year, so that information will be blogged out as it is ready.  We do not take requests for class placements and the staff have worked incredibly hard to match students appropriately for many many reasons.  There is a letter from the Principal included with the report cards as well as a variety of other inserts.

PLAY DAY – Primary Play Day is scheduled for tomorrow, so please send your child ready to be outside and active.  Rain plans are also being made.

Grade 7 Introductions – the Grade 6’s from Bayview Glen are coming tomorrow to do some team building and getting to know you activities with the GMPS Grade 6’s.  This will ease everyone’s transition for next year.

EARLY DISMISSAL is Thursday at 12:00.  Please make sure that you pick up your children by that time or that you have alternate arrangements made.  Staff will be unavailable to supervise as we have a meeting beginning promptly afterwards.

CHARACTER MATTERS – our Final Assembly is Wednesday at 10:00a.m.  If your child is getting a certificate, notes will be coming home tonight.  The assembly will include a farewell to Mr. Baumann who is retiring, as well as mention of those other staff and students who are heading elsewhere for September.

SUMMER – the school is closed over the summer, except for the Daycare.  If you need to reach someone over the summer – please email me at krysten.cameron@yrdsb.ca and I will monitor my email as I am able.

We have had an incredible year here at GMPS and I am so proud of everything we have accomplished, both individually and collectively.  Our Mavericks are truly amazing kids with so many strengths and talents.  I look forward to next year and all that we will be up to!  Thank you to everyone!

K. Cameron