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Parents can report absences electronically using their preferred email program and this address: AbsentGOUL@ocdsb.ca

schedule

Hours 7:55 - 2:25

  • The next Parent Council meeting will take place on May 21, 2019 in the library. This will be the final meeting of the year
  • GMS bands, G-Notes, guitar club and dance club will be holding their Spring Concert on May 23 at 7:00pm. Please join us in the gym!
  • GMS Track tryouts for Grades 7 & 8 will be held on Monday May 27. This is a full day event so any extra hands are always appreciated. Even if you can only spare an hour or two, we'd love to have your help. Please contact Mrs. Hillsdon if you can help out at cheryl.hillsdon@ocdsb.ca. The grade 6 students will be holding their Track and Field day in early June.
  • Instrument Test Drive for all incoming students will be held on May 28. If you know of any families joining us for next year, please feel free to pass on the information. We have sent flyers to all of our feeder schools, but word of mouth is always helpful!
  • Last week, our Play Your Part Leaders took students through a series of games to develop a better understanding of challenges children around the world face and the impact and power of play. The Bake Sale on Wednesday raised almost $254.10. Up next will be the Pie the Principal/Teacher. Tickets for that will go on sale in the near future.
  • We know that the busier students are, the better. Please take a moment to go over the list of clubs and activities that are available throughout the week at GMS. The majority of these clubs and activities are open to everyone at any time, so students are welcome to come and join! It is a great opportunity to meet new students and try new things!
  • As we move into Spring, we are noticing that students are getting restless and are requiring a significant number of reminders regarding appropriate interactions and behaviour at school. Please take a moment to review our Student Handbook that was sent home in September. You can also find another copy linked below for reference. Specific reminders about our expectations around respectful interactions, physical play and cell phone use would be most appreciated.
  • We are currently preparing for the upcoming school year. We have begun the staffing process and also the organization of the classes we will have. One change we will be making is combining our Middle Immersion and Early Immersion students in grades 7 and 8. We have been looking at this for some time, and in consultation with Curriculum Services and other schools who have adopted this model, we believe this change will be a positive one for our students. By combining the 2 programs, we are able to create more balanced classes in terms of numbers and needs. We believe this will further enhance the in class experience of our students as they continue to refine their skills with communication and collaboration.
  • As you may remember, we have been looking at the past practice of year end awards. Throughout the year, we have been discussing this with staff, parents and students. We have also been looking at the practices of other schools in the OCDSB. We recognize that there are pros and cons to both sides of the discussion, and that there are strong opinions on both sides. After much deliberation, we have opted to stop the practice of giving individual awards to students. We truly believe that each student brings something unique and valuable to our community, and that is what needs to be celebrated at the end of the year. Awards tend to celebrate an outcome, but the journey is not necessarily reflected. We want our end of the year events to celebrate the journey for all students equitably. This change will not affect honour roll or honour roll society. We will also be expanding the different labels that recognize student contributions to our community which are put on the certificate students receive at the Leaving Ceremony.


Purchase your very own GMS t-shirt: $20.00 ea

Grey GMS logo tshirt Canadian Tire Money: GMS gratefully accepts Canadian Tire donations to supplement our phys. ed. equipment. There is a jar that is kept in the office where your donation can be placed. Last year we were able to purchase two bocce sets and two benches for the yard 

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