GMPS Updates

It is hard to believe that we are already passed the halfway mark for November and the kids were playing outside today in spring-like weather!  Over the weekend and in to next week, temperatures are going to be dropping, so please remember to send your child(ren) dressed for the weather.  We are outside for 20 minutes in the morning and 40 minutes over the lunch hour – unless it is raining.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our Remembrance Day Assembly.  It was very moving and left us each with much to think about and a lot to be tremendously thankful for.  A few clips were posted on Twitter.  If you would like to see our kids perform again, mark December 15th on your calendars!  Stay tuned for more information.

Congratulations to our Volleyball Teams who played thier hearts out at the Area Championships.  Both the boys and girls teams did an incredible job and made us proud.  Although neither team advanced to the finals, they played strong and showed excellent sportsmanship.  Go Mavericks!

Our International visitors from the Netherlands felt very welcomed at GMPS.  They were so excited to come to our school to see all of the great things that we have going on here at the school.  It was a great opportunity for us to showcase what we are doing, and to make new friends at the same time!  We hope that they come back again next year for QUEST, but in the meantime, some of our classes might be partnering with classes overseas.

This MONDAY NOVEMBER 21st at 6:30 p.m. we have Dr. Linda Cameron coming to speak about the signifcance of Literacy at home and ways to engage your kids of all ages.  No matter your circumstance, she is bound to have great suggestions for you and your family.  Please RSVP on the post from earlier this week.  Lite refreshments will be served and childcare is provided.

School Council will be having a meeting immediately following Dr. Cameron’s presentation. We will begin promptly at 7:30 and finish no later than 8:30 p.m.  We know this is later than we typically run, but to accommodate people getting to the earlier presentation we are trying this out for November.

Report Cards come home this week.  If you haven’t arranged to speak with or meet the Teachers, please do so.  I encourage you to read the report cards and focus on the Learning Skills and Habits.  The marks are important, but how we learn and what distracts us from learning is of tremendous value and often can take the most work and encouragement.  If you have any questions about our report cards, please do not hesitate to ask or to check out the Ministry of Educations website.  There are great things happening in our school and particularly in our classes.

Finally, don’t forget that our very own Charlie Bender will be on ‘Chopped Canada Junior’ this Sunday November 20th at 8pm.  He was one of 24 kids that were selected out of a pool of 1000.  Check out the Food Network to cheer Charlie on!