Happy Friday ! Welcome to fall !
Intramural football has begun and 104 students have been divided into 6 teams. Games take place on the lower field on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at lunch recess. Good luck to all teams and best of luck during your season. Thank you to Mrs. Benoit for organizing this event and to our grade 8 captains for participating in the draft.
Cross Country practices have begun as well. Greyhounds run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thank you to Mme Klassen and Mrs. Hillsdon who are preparing our students for the annual regional meets.
Students who enjoy music also had the opportunity to sign up for the Jazz Band and G Notes Choir. A new Recording Club will also begin soon. Thank you to Mrs. Wiggins, Mr. Donkor and Mr. Boucher for providing these opportunities for our students.
On Thursday, as part of our inclusive, safe and caring initiatives, Greyhounds were treated to a special "Live Different' motivational presentation. Through personal stories, videos, and musical performances by No King for Countrymen, students learned the importance of empathy and active listening. Students can text Empathy 211 to 1 289 768 5695 to participate in the three day empathy challenge. Greyhounds, how do you want the world to remember you?
Today was our Photo Day. Proofs will be forthcoming in the near future. Retake Day has been scheduled forMonday, October 24th.
As student safety is our top priority, we took advantage of the beautiful weather to complete our three mandatory Fire Drill practices for the fall term. We were impressed with our students who exited the building quickly and safely.
On behalf of School Council, I would like to invite you to join us for our first School Council meeting of the school year. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Library. Due to a conflict with a neighbouring school, our first meeting, which is the Annual General Meeting, will take place on Monday, September 26th. We will hold elections and discuss future spending and fundraising. We hope to see you there.
If you have not already done so, please ensure that you complete your online lunch order if you wish for your child to participate in the Health Bar program. The system will remain open until September 26th Thank you to School Council for organizing this food program.
Greyhounds will participate in the annual Terry Fox Walk on September 29th. Future ACES will host a short assembly followed by a walk/run on the GMS yard. Greyhounds are encouraged to bring in a ‘Toonie for Terry’ or make an online pledge at
as a way to keep Terry’s dream of finding a cure for cancer alive. We would invite our parent community to join us at 1:15 PM for our assembly and/or at 1:45 to walk or run with our students and staff.
Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement sweeping across Canada that is helping to educate our students and communities on the history and legacy of Canadian residential schools. Orange Shirt Day was created during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project that took place in Williams Lake, BC, in May 2013. Former First Nations student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, told the story of her first day at residential school as a six-year old girl, when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her, which prompted the realization that many survivors had similar stories. On September 30th, Greyhounds are encouraged to wear orange as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
Did you know that 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. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
Have a fantastic weekend!
-Health Bar food programs (orders due by September 26th)
-Terry Fox donations
Monday- Lunch Lady
Thursday- Hotdog Day