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!

Intramural Congee Cup

The 8th annual Congee Cup Floor Hockey kicked off today at lunch. This year we have over 45 players making up 6 teams. They will compete over the next 6 weeks to determine the winner of the Congee Cup. Hockey is buzzing around the school and the grade 6, 7 and 8s are really excited about the tournament.

Boys Volleyball Team Update

The boys’ intermediate volleyball team competed at the area semifinals today. The boys got off to a slow start, but as the day progressed their play on court improved dramatically. They worked, hustled and played the best volleyball of the season. Unfortunately we lost a heart breaking third set in semifinal play, so our season has come to an end. I am so proud of how far they have come! Congratulations on a great season, and a fantastic tournament boys! Thank you to our two captains who rose to the occasion today, and who were solid leaders on and off the court. A very special thank you to the many parents who helped get the players to their games and everyone who came out to support the team. Go Mavericks!!!  

– Mrs. Arnokouros

Don’t Miss Out!

On Monday November 21st at 6:30 p.m. we will be having a presentation by Dr. Linda Cameron. Please see the attached brief biography of Dr.Cameron. She will be talking to us about Literacy and Childhood and Adolescent development.   

If you would like to attend, please RSVP using the link below. There will be childcare. 

School Council will begin immediately following the presentation. We can’t wait to see you there!!


RSVP here :

https://goo.gl/forms/tj6GXj6DCAQ0GSgB3

Tomorrow at GMPS

On Tuesday November 14th, GMPS has the honour of welcoming twelve delegates from the Netherlands. As part of the YRDSB Quest Conference this week, a few schools have the opportunity to show off our schools and share all of the great things we are up to. Our visitors are excited to meet with teachers and have a look in classes to learn about our school system. We will also have an opportunity to dialogue with them to hear about their system. 

Staff, students and parents from GMPS will be speaking with our visitors. If you are in the school and want to come by the library to say hello- you are welcome to sign in and do so. 

For more information on our YRDSB Quest Conference go to  www.yrdsb.ca/Quest 

Parent/Teacher Interview Booking

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Registration will open for Parent Teacher Interviews for our SK – Grade 8 students tomorrow at NOON.  **Please note:  Information regarding JK observation visits will be coming shortly.

Please see the information below to support you in booking times with your child(ren) teacher(s).

Registration Details

OPTION 1: Click on this link and follow the directions

GMPS INTERVIEW BOOKING LINK

OPTION 2:

When finished you will receive a confirmation email.

If you do not receive your email. check your junk mail folder.

If you experience any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact one of the office team members who will be able to book an interview on your behalf.