Inclement Weather Today

Good Morning GMPS!

Due to continued weather warnings issued by Environment Canada and poor driving conditions, school bus and taxi transportation in York Region has been cancelled.

The school remains open today – but there will be no buses or taxis to or from school this afternoon. If you choose to drive your child(ren) to school, please make sure you can pick them up at 3:45 pm

For those who are walking, please be very careful and give cars extra space for stopping and turning.

Congee Cup Finale

6 weeks ago, 6 teams embarked on a quest… a quest for the Congee Cup. Finally, after a grueling round robin and intense playoff, we can now call TEAM 1, The Congee Cup Champions. Team 1 played with chemistry, never giving up and always working together to overcome the challenges they faced. When things didn’t go their way, they would huddle up and formulate a new plan of attack. For his performance and contributions to the team and tournament, Captain Isaiah has been named the 2017 Congee Cup Most Valuable Player.

An official count has not been made yet, but we raised almost $1000 in this year’s tournament with funds going to support the grade 8 graduation.

Planning, promoting and running this tournament is not an easy task. In fact, it would not have been possible without the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the Congee Cup Committee made up entirely of grade 7 and 8 students. They are the reason why the 9th annual floor hockey tournament was such a success. The setup, prep work, organization, and production of the tournament was flawless. It was their efforts off the court and on the sidelines that created a real Canadian hockey atmosphere inside the gym.

Once again congratulations to Team 1 and to all players and teams that participated in the tournament. We look forward to seeing some of you back next year and to welcome new students wanting to participate in the tournament.

Yours truly,

Congee Cup Commisioner M. Bendahan

Phones Fixed

Thank you everyone for your patience and cooperation this morning. We are now up and running! Phones and internet have returned and if you need to reach us please call the school. 905-889-8776.


Phone and Internet Issues

Good Morning GMPS!

Please be aware that we have no phone or internet at the school this morning. We have technicians onsite to repair the issue but in the meantime, please email to report an absence or an issue as I have email to my phone.

We will keep you updated with progress.


Fundraising Dollars at Work

We have a lot to be thankful for here at German Mills.  Your contributions to Fundraising has helped build way more than our Fantastic Playground!  Here are some of the things we have been able to purchase with our fundraising dollars over the last year (pictures attached).  Thank you for your ongoing support.  We will continue to keep you updated!

  • musical instruments
  • laptops, Ipads, chrome books, charging stations and other technology
  • variety of flexible seating and work stations to meet the needs of all learners
  • gym equipment
  • glass basketball backboards
  • books
  • science and art materials
  • Mavericks Jerseys
  • MakerSpace materials
  • SMART boards for almost every classroom
  • Risers for the gym
  • support for graduation, field trips, healthy snack program
  • X Movement / X Dance

This Week at GMPS

Hey Mavericks!  As we look ahead this week, there are some reminders for everyone to take note of.  We are still working hard here at school, so anticipate that there will still be homework coming home and projects still underway!

  • If you are leaving early for the holidays, please let the office know by calling the school and leaving a message or speaking with Mrs. Mueller or Mrs. Whitfield.
  • Thank you for your support of the Bookfair.  We raised $3191.25 which will support our library and our Makerspace.
  • There are 2 days left to order Spirit Wear.  If you are interested, please visit this link to purchase. SPIRIT WEAR ORDERING
  • We are encouraging students to bring home winter clothes for the holidays (snowpants etc) so please help by reminding your children as well.
  • Lost and Found is still out on the tables – have a look to see if anything belongs to you – anything left will be donated next week.
  • Reminder for Inclement Weather Days – the school will be open, but buses will not run.  If your child is a bus student, check Twitter, the Blog or for any information you require.
  • Lunch and Milk orders are due this week for January to March.

Food Drive Thank Yous

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  Your support of the food drive has helped to provide 92 families in need in Thornhill.  More specifically, the food drive we supported served 280 adults, 116 teens and 114 children this year.  Your efforts on our behalf have helped make the holiday season a little brighter for those families in need of our generosity and kindness.

Way to go GMPS!