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June 16, 2017
Happy Friday!  Hope that you have been enjoying the beautiful weather!
This week, once again, the focus has been on athletics as our grade 6 students participated in their Regional Track and Field event and some of our grade 7 and 8 students participated in the Board event.  Once again, Greyhounds demonstrated great character and skill and wore burgundy and grey with pride. Both our grade 7 boys and girls teams came home with the Regional Champions banner.  Way to go Greyhounds! Thank you to Coach Hillsdon for providing these opportunities for our students and to all of our parent volunteers who assisted with supervision.
On Monday, Mrs. Smith accompanied a small group of grade 6 and 7 students to the Environment Stewardship Conference at Confederation Education Centre.  What a great way to showcase all of our green initiatives and to learn what other schools are doing to protect our environment.  Thank you to Mrs. Smith and the Green Team for taking such good care of GMS and our planet.
On Wednesday, we celebrated Goulbourn’s 50th Anniversary.  It was great to see so many former and current students, parents, staff, and volunteers and celebrate such a milestone. Our bands and choir were amazing as they performed a selection of tunes from across the past five decades. Thank you to Melissa Aitken and Gina Montgomery for their leadership and to Mr. Donkor, Mrs. Wiggins, Mrs. Church, Mme MacLaren, Mr. Terrade, Mrs. Daoust, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Adams, Mr. TC and Mr. Boucher for their assistance in making this event a success.
Looking ahead to next week, our grade 8s are headed to Carleton University on Monday.  Then on Friday, we head downtown for dinner and a ghost walk and return to GMS for the first ever 'lock in' to celebrate GMS' 50th.  This is the perfect opportunity for our grads to see what happens after they head home each evening.
On Monday, our new WEB Leaders will get together to participate in their Spring Play Day.  Ms. Eddy, Mr. Mahon and I are excited to bring this group of leaders together to give them a taste of what Orientation will be about.​ 
On Tuesday, Mrs. Hillsdon will accompany a group of students to an Ottawa Fury FC game at TD Place as part of the first ever School Day Game.  Go Fury Go!
On Wednesday, the Fire Safety Learning Centre will visit four of our classes to talk about fire safety in the home and do some demonstrations in their trailer.  Thank you to Mrs. Hillsdon for organizing this visit.
On Thursday, a group of grade 6 and 7 girls have been invited to South Carleton to participate in a Women in Trades workshop.  We look forward to working with our friends at South and exploring the various pathways available to our students.  Thank you to Mme MacLaren and Mrs. Church for coordinating this outing.
Friday is the final FREEZIE Sale to support Elizabeth's mission.  It is also the final day for the milk and health bar program.  Students will need to pack a lunch for the remainder of the school year.
To supplement our outdoor Phys Ed equipment, we are looking for old hockey sticks.  If you have any that are collecting dust, we would love to take them off of your hands.  Please bring them to Ms. Darragh in the office.
​As you are aware, in December, we collected shoeboxes​ filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.  Student organizer, Erin, has been informed that this organization is in need of additional assistance for the 'East Africa Crisis Response'.  Should you be interested in making a donation, please check out the following website
From the Green Team
The Green Team will be offering the Book Fair again at our 2017 annual Christmas Craft Sale. Please remember to save your books from your summer reading or bring them in now and we'll store them until needed.
Our 10 trees have arrived and already have summer homes. Many thanks to those who offered to tree sit for the summer. We plan to continue adding trees to the top of the hill area so that eventually we have a lovely shaded area to watch track and field activities and the erosion should be addressed.
Thank you for participating in the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge! We collected around 500 bags and hope to triple number that next year.
We appreciate your sustainability efforts and encourage you to keep up the great work. Thanks for all your support this past year and have a wonderful summer. We couldn't do it without you!
Enjoy the weekend!
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Important: Ottawa Fury Trip
Just a reminder to all the students who are attending the Fury game tomorrow. Your lunch kit and water bottle are allowed, however you are not allowed to bring bags or backpacks.  Watch the weather and dress appropriately (sunscreen / hat / umbrella) The concessions are open but remember the lines are long and the prices expensive.  We expect to leave just after 9:15 and returning to the school around 2:00ish.


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Across Canada, including Ottawa, there has been an increase in overdoses and overdose deaths related to opioids. Ottawa Public Health is alerting local schools of the increase risk due to illicit non-prescription opioids (a.k.a. counterfeit, illegal, bootleg opioids).


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