Rain,Rain, Go Away…

TONIGHT – the BBQ will be happening INSIDE.  Please bear with us as we try to be flexible and adapt our plans to deal with the weather.  The BBQ staff will be serving inside and we will eat in the gym.  At 6:00 we will begin to transform the gym for our Curriculum night.  Thank you for your understanding.  Please enter the school through the FRONT doors as the BBQ will be happening at the parking lot doors.

TERRY FOX – it is raining here and as a result, we will be postponing our walk and weather permitting, it will be on Wednesday October 5th.

 

Curriculum Night & BBQ

Thursday September 28th (times may vary slightly)

BBQ will be from 5:15-6:15 and weather permitting will be outdoors. Please note that the Town of Markham no longer rents picnic benches so there is limited seating available. You may bring a blanket to sit on or a lawn chair. We promise delicious food and GREAT company!

6:15-6:40 we will meet in the gym for some words from the Principal, Krysten Cameron

6:45-7:05 & 7:10-7:30 will be presentations in classrooms 

*** please note that we will have volunteers available to help people sign up for the BLOG and we will have sample sizes of our new spirit wear so that interest families can check what sizes they will be ordering. ***

Looking forward to seeing you!

Weekly Tidbit

We have had a great week here at GMPS!  

  • in the classrooms our students are hard at work and the meaningful talk they are engaging in will drive their learning forward
  • our Terry Fox fundraiser kick-off was a huge success and we appreciate the support for our walk, which will take place next Thursday, September 29th in the afternoon
  • our lunches and milk program have run smoothly
  • the construction at the back of the school will be wrapped up this weekend
  • we are excited for Curricilum Night and the BBQ on the 29th

Upcoming – next week is Safety Week and we will have a fire drill, lockdown drill and a hold and secure drill.  We will be discussing safety of all kinds in the classes.

  • Monday September 26th – P.A. Day – no school for students
  • Wednesday September 28th – Photo Day
  • Thursday September 29th – Terry Fox Walk
  • Thursday September 29th  – BBQ and Curriculum Night

Grade 8 Parents – please see the below link for Highschool Info Nights

Grade 9 Info Nights

 

Lice Checks

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Dear Parent/ Guardian,

 In partnership with The Lice Crew, German Mills Public School started today with our yearly  professional head lice screening services to minimize the risk of head lice in our classrooms. A professionally trained technician conducts checks on each child who ‘opted in’ in the school.

These students are screened using individual screening sticks and are examined using professional magnification equipment in a discreet and friendly manner. School wide screenings are an effective way to minimize the risk of head lice at the school and working together with families who can provide on-going checks at home will keep the cases to a minimum throughout the year.

The classes where lice has been found will receive a letter with instructions and information, so look for that this evening.  If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 It is important to note that only 50% of people show symptoms of head lice, such as scratching, so it is possible to be infected and not be aware.  If you did not ‘opt in’ and would like to for the next check, please visit Cash Online.

 Working together with schools and communities, The Lice Crew is committed to making the lice removal process educational, safe, stress-free and fun.  If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about The Lice Crew’s professional services, please contact a member of the crew at: 416-781-4545 (Toronto) or visit us online at www.licecrew.com.