Gr 7&8 Adventures

This week our Intermediate Students have been out and about and having fun!  They ventured off to the Clatworthy Arena for some skating time AND just yesterday spent the day at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.  One of our GMPS students, Taylor, was starring in the show ’13:The Musical’ and we were there to cheer him on!!!  It was a fantastic performance and the musical theatre workshops that followed were both educational and fun.



March Break

We are ‘Springing Forward’ this weekend  (so change your smoke detector and Carbon Monoxide detector batteries) and I wanted to wish everyone a happy, safe, and healthy March Break.  Though I know not everyone is able to take time off this coming week, I hope that everyone is able to spend a little extra time doing something fun with their families.  When we return from the break, things will get busy really quickly and I am looking forward to what Spring at GMPS has in store for all of us.

Enjoy next week!


School Assistants Urgently Needed at GMPS!

Are you or anyone you know interested in being a School Assistant?

School assistants provide supervision inside while the students are eating their lunch in the classrooms, and outside on the playground while the children are at play. This is a paid position ($11.97 per hour + 4% vacation pay), requiring one hour of work per day. Our lunch hour is 12:50 p.m.–1:50 p.m. daily. Requirements include a volunteer screening by the York Region Police and a statement of good health from your family doctor. If you are interested in this position, or know someone who would be, please contact the school office at 905.889-8776 or via e-mail at

Spring Lunch Orders (April to June, 2017)

Hello GMPS Families,

Our Spring Lunch Orders are now available to purchase online, for the the months of April to June. Please note that these programs are available by pre-order only, and that the deadline to order is Friday, March 24.

Please log in to * to purchase Pizza, Milk, Subs and Frozen Yogurt treats to support our school fundraising efforts. Proceeds from the Frozen Yogurt will go specifically towards Grade 8 Graduation.

Copies of the lunch flyers are attached for your review, and all items are available for online purchase.

Thank you for your continued support!

Pizza Forms SPRING 2017

Milk Form-SPRING 2017

Sub Order Forms -SPRING 2017

Frozen Yogurt Preorders – SPRING 2017

Dance A Thon is coming….

BOUNCE ENTERTAINMENT is bringing us Dance A Thon 2017 and it is going to be EPIC!!

Check out this video to get you moving and grooving and thinking about dancing your hearts out!  Pledge forms will be coming home later this week!

Playground Update

Thank you to everyone for their on-going support and enthusiasm about our playground. The Playground Committee has met and reviewed the proposed structures and pricing. Finally our playground has been selected!

This structure boasts accessibility for all, a ‘buddy bench’, lots of movement and slides, good flow from end to end and is even coming in our Maverick Colours!  Our structure has room for 65 students at a time and provides space and challenge for kids ages 5-12. For specific information on the structure, please see the posters up in the school foyer. The company selected is Playworld which is the most environmental company out of all of them. 

We are VERY close to our goal to have the entire structure paid for. Just $10,000 more to go. Delivery of the Playground is this MAY!!!

School Council Tonight

Happy Monday!

Just a reminder that the School Council ‘Tab’ on the Blog Homepage is updated regularly with agendas and minutes.  It also contains Council contact information.  TONIGHT is our next Council meeting.  We will be in the library beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Childcare is always available if requested – please contact Council to request childcare.

Final decisions have been made by the Playground Committee so that will be presented at tonights meeting.  Everyone is welcome!


Host an International Student

Join the many YRDSB students and families who have participated in the World Classroom Program since it began in 2005. This is a one-way exchange where international students live and learn with a buddy matched closely to their age and grade.

Since it began local teachers, students and their families have had the opportunity to learn about another country and culture and make life-long friendships by hosting an international student in their schools and homes.

Host families receive $250 per week to cover the cost of hosting a visiting student.

We are expecting a group from China this school year and are looking for:

•         a 6-week commitment (April 18 to May 27, 2017) with arrival likely on Monday April 17 (East Long Weekend holiday Monday)

•         boys and girls in grades 7 & 8

To find out more call 905 884 2046 ext.254 or email<>