Welcome back and Happy New Year! 2017 is promising to be exciting, challenging, full of learning and fun! As you welcome in this new year, we encourage you to set goals with your children and work together to achieve them – perhaps a family game night once a week or getting outside and getting active at least once a week together. The time we spend with our kids always proves more fruitful than we can imagine.
We have lots planned here at GMPS and as we catch up on Blogging and Tweeting, you will get more information. Please make sure to reach out to us here at the school with any questions you may have. Communication between home and school continues to paramount to our success and we encourage you to keep in touch!
In Classes – great things are happening! This week everyone was right back to work and engaging in fun and meaningful tasks. As I walked through classes yesterday I watched students creating videos about internet safety, coding, writing letters to friends, investigating wind, revising pieces of writing, discussing the economics of trade, adding favourite work to their portfolios, doing basketball drills and collaborating with others on a variety of tasks. When speaking with students about why they were learning what they were learning, everyone was excited about the topics and projects at hand. I am looking forward to working with staff and students to continue our journey of learning and growing together as we wrap up Term One and enter Term Two!
In School – Our extra curricular activities are up and running again and there are a number of other new recess activities that staff and student leaders have been planning. Try outs for our Intermediate Basketball teams started this week. Sports, Chess and Guitar lunch time sessions begin soon and our pizza and sub lunches began this week. The Young Curator Club will be starting later this month. Make sure to follow our Twitter Account @GermanMillsPS and the Student Leaders Twitter Account @GMPSVoice to see and hear more! Many of our classes also have Twitter accounts too!
WATER BOTTLES: We have water bottle filling stations on both floors of the school. Please consider the environment and send re-fillable bottles with your children.
Upcoming Dates (google calendar to be added to the blog this week):
- School Concert – Thursday January 12th, 6:30 pm
- School Council – Thursday January 19th, 7:00 pm
- PA Day – Friday January 20th
- Kindergarten Registration begins January 20th, 8:30 a.m.
- Presentation for Parents on dealing with Childhood Anxiety – Tuesday January 24th
- Character Matters & Touchstone Assembly – January 31st – 11:30 a.m.