Message From Our Trustee

As we near the end of 2016, I hope everyone has had a great school year so far and found opportunities to get involved with the life of the school.

It is wonderful to have opportunities to see not only what our students are learning, but to see how they are learning – collaborating and problem solving, using technology in exciting new ways, and engaged in hands-on activities.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the dedicated staff members, students, families and community members across our Board.  Thanks to all of the great people we have in our system, we continue to advance student achievement and well-being.

Our Board continues to have a strong commitment to creating welcoming, inclusive learning environments that enable all of our students to thrive. Engaging families in your child’s education and the school community is in an important part of creating that environment.

There are resources for families available on our Board website at www.yrdsb.ca/parents, including information on Board programs and supports, and tips for parents to support your child’s learning at home and at school.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful start to 2017. I hope you are able to enjoy time with family and friends.

Susan Geller

Last Chance!

Order online before Friday!  Don’t miss out on our brand new MAVERICKS spirit wear. GMPS pride is where it’s at!  

Get them in time for the holidays and in time for our next MAVERICKS Spirit Day on January 13th!

TONIGHT

Good Afternoon,

Tonight we welcome everyone to our Parent and Teacher Conferences regarding student achievement and well-being.  Please make sure that you arrive on time for your appointment and that you adhere to the schedule as we would like to respect everyone’s time.  If you need more time with the teacher or wish to speak to additional rotary teachers, please check in with the office before leaving.  While you are in the school, make sure to have a look around at what is on the walls in the hallway – some of our school wide learning is posted downstairs as well as other learning in the classes.  In addition we will have our LOST and FOUND items out for pick up.

DON’T MISS – the new school Spirit Wear will be on display by the office as well as sizes for you to look at to place your orders online.  Orders will be closing next week – so check it out before you are too late!  Great gift for the holidays.  Go Mavericks!

Reading 101

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Dr. Cameron’s presentation on Reading 101.  Thank you also to Dr. Cameron for her informative presentation.  It was inspiring and helped us to view the process of reading in a more holistic and supportive way.

Parents wrote: “Last night we had the honour of welcoming Dr  Linda Cameron to share her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of “children’s literacy “.  It was a very informative and engaging presentation and we learned a lot about the significance of literacy at home. We would like to share with you some of the strategies she gave us to engage our children at home:

1.Immersion: make your home a literate place

2.Modelling/demonstrations

3.Provide time for literacy experiences

4.Provide tools-lots of different kinds of texts

5.Talk about texts

6.Support (not criticism)

7.Celebrate literate behaviour!!!
We hope to have her come and speak to us again soon!”

QSP Fundraiser

Hey GMPS!  Just a friendly reminder that our Fundraiser ‘officially’ finished yesterday.  Thank you so much for your support.  If you have yet to send in the envelopes, please do so this week.  If you haven’t shopped and still are interested, we are leaving the online link open a few days longer.  Click here to make purchases from any of the QSP products (magazines, cookie dough etc) QSP GERMAN MILLS SITE

http://www.qsp.ca/4358933