Celebrating!

Congratulations to our very own amazing principal. Tonight she accepted an award as one of the top principals across Canada from The Learning Partnership. Thank you for making German Mills an outstanding place to learn, grow and teach!

A message from your school council

Hello Parents!

Our wonderful staff are busy  preparing for our very own Olympic Games on Friday, March 9th.  We are looking for some parent  volunteers to help run the hot chocolate station.  If you have an hour or so to spare and  please contact your child’s teacher.

Go Mavericks!

Parent Voice Matters!

I am looking for 3 parents to join me at this incredible event!  Have a look and email me at krysten.cameron@yrdsb.ca if you would like to come.  There is no cost to you and childcare is provided.
Regional Parent Symposium: Parent Voice Matters!
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill

The York Region District School Board and its Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) has invited families from each school to an evening of learning and sharing. The symposium will focus on parent engagement and feature a variety of workshops that will engage parents in learning and dialogue.

Speak to your school principal for more information on registration for this event or join us online for live streaming of the event.

For information on the workshops being offered, please click Parent Symposium

SUMMER INSTITUTE

Summer Institute

Looking for summer learning and fun activities for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8? Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum.

The program runs for six weeks during July and August. It is offered at 11 school sites around York Region.

For more information on dates, programs and locations, please visit the Summer Institute page on www.yrdsb.ca.

Registration opens March 7.  Families can now register online, as well as in person or by mail.

Boys Basketball Update

On Tuesday, the intermediate boys basketball team travelled to Henderson to compete in the Area basketball tournament.  With 7 teams joining the Mavericks at the tournament, the boys had their work cut for them if they wanted to advance to the  Area Finals.

The boys were stunned in their first game against Yorkhill, losing by double digits. But, it was just what the boys needed to wake them up.  Isaac “Shake n Bake” continued to razzle and dazzle on offence.  Supported by his teammates’  lock down defence, the Mavericks went on to beat Henderson and Rosedale.  This set the stage for an instant classic against the perennial juggernaut that is Luis Honore Frechette.

Frechette’s offence was tearing throughout the Maverick defensive line and the boys found themselves down by 9 points at the half.  And then it happened…. Sometimes referred to as the game changer or the TSN turning point.  A substitution that saw Edward enter the game.  His defensive prowess  limited Frechette’s best player to ZERO points for the entire half.  The energy created from the defense finally sparked the offence. Xander was cleaning up the boards and converting easy buckets , while Tim “Free Throw Monster” was clutch from the line.  In the end, the Mavericks beat Frechette 35-30 and secured a spot in the Area finals next week at Woodland.  They will have a chance for revenge as they take on Willowbrook, who defeated the Mavericks last year in the championship game.  There will be a boys practice today at lunch in the gym. Bring your jerseys for a team photo.  German Mill Basketball 4 LIFE!  GO MAVERICKS!