A Message from the Library

“Today, the German Mills students in the Grade 1 and Grade 2/3 classes voted for their favourite Blue Spruce book in our school library. Where Oliver Fits was chosen as a favourite story by most of the students. Where Oliver Fits is a lovely story about the importance of feeling like you belong. Here at German Mills, we all belong, and we know we are all truly very special. Go Mavs!”

Important Dates in June

June 3 – P.A. Day – No School

June 4-7 – Spirit Week

June 5-7 Muskoka Woods Trip for Grade 8 students

June 14 – Volunteer Tea @ 8:30

June 26 – Character Assembly @ 9:15

June 26 – Grade 8 Graduation @ 5:30

June 27th – Last day of School (1/2 Day)

Board Website Update

Help the Board improve their websites; please read a message from the board below.

We are refreshing the www.yrdsb.ca website and our school websites, and invite you to share your feedback through a brief survey. The information from the surveys will help us ensure that the content, navigation and layout meet the needs of students, families and community members.

Our websites provide important information about our school and Board, resources to help your child succeed, school programs and more.

The two-part survey is anonymous, confidential and voluntary, and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions please contact communications@yrdsb.ca.

The survey will be available until June 12 at bit.ly/YRDSBwebsurvey.

Internal and External Forces

The Grade 7’s from Mr. Lieberman’s and Ms. Khairi’s classes have been learning about internal and external forces, their interactions with structures and their structural components. They were tasked to build a bridge at least 30 cm long and 10 cm high with a maximum of 150 Popsicle sticks. They were only allowed to use glue. With limited resources and construction parameters, their bridges still had to support at least 15 science textbooks. Some exceeded structural expectations!