Dear Greenbank Community,
The Greenbank Middle School Council is considering running a fundraiser by selling rain barrels. Rain barrels are a fabulous way to conserve water and save money while helping your garden to flourish. These rain barrels would sell for $55, which is less than half of the cost of comparable barrels at local hardware stores.
The rain barrels are bought online and would then be delivered to the school for pick-up on a predetermined weekend. All benefits from this fundraiser would go directly to benefit the students of Greenbank MS.
At this point, we are simply looking to determine whether there is enough community interest to get the ball - or barrel - rolling. Bad puns aside, we would really appreciate it if you would respond to the survey link below.
Apr 25, 2016
Posted by Dennis Pare at 7:30 PM
Apr 21, 2016
Dear Parents and Students,
Grade 7 class EMF7C has started a fundraising campaign to purchase more technology for our classrooms. We are selling Greenbank themed shades to promote school spirit and unity in our community.
For just $5 you can purchase a pair of these custom shades in either green or white. Sales will begin Friday April 22nd. We will be accepting order forms and selling during recesses and at school events. Glasses are on sale for all members of our school community.
Quantity is limited so get them while you can!
EMF7C & Mr. Van Belois
White Qty:____ Green Qty:____ Total $:____
Payments can be made by cash or cheque.
Please make cheque payable to Greenbank Middle School.
Posted by Dennis Pare at 4:08 PM
Apr 11, 2016
Grade 8 Students of Greenbank...
Mark your calendars for.
Come out and celebrate with everyone your years at Greenbank!
By popular vote, you choose the theme:
"City Lights Soiree"
There is no dress code - you may dress up or stay casual - wear what suits you!
Tickets will go on sale in mid May and only be pre-sold at school on specific days.
A permission form will go home prior to tickets being sold listing ticket sale dates.
You must bring your payment to school
with this signed permission form in order to buy a ticket!
See you there!
Posted by Dennis Pare at 7:19 PM
Apr 4, 2016
Attention Grade 7 Parents and Guardians:
Please take a moment to print, complete, and return this survey through your child to Mr. Heijdens, who is compiling information to help us determine the feasibility of a grade 7 overnight excursion to Camp Woolsey. The survey is accessible here. If you have specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Dennis Pare at 9:40 PM
Mar 31, 2016
Come out to our gym on and transport yourself to a coffee shop where you hear the inner thoughts and feelings of middle school students.
Reminiscent of the show "Friends", join the 8 main characters who through dialogue lead us to the cast of over 30 students who will offer insights on friends, family, school, dating and other calamities in monologue format.
Doors open atfor guests and parents to the gym. Seating is limited so please consider purchasing your tickets in advance. Some tickets may be available at the door. Pre-sales start during first recess in the lobby. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for youth.
Please support our bake sale and/or enjoy a cup of coffee generous donated from our local Starbucks at Iris. All monies collected with be going towards the Arts at GMS and to help ensure our participation on the upcoming Ottawa Drama Festival in May.
Posted by Dennis Pare at 9:17 AM
Mar 29, 2016
Invite your friends and bring your family to the 6th annual Arlington Woods Church/Trend-Arlington Community Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 14th. Activities run from 11am - 3 pm at Arlington Woods Church, 225 McClellan Rd.
This FREE event includes a huge inflatable obstacle course and bouncy castle, awesome giveaways including bikes & helmets from Sport Chek, bike decorating, bike obstacle course for kids, tune ups, helmet fitting, face painting, City of Ottawa emergency vehicles, popcorn, CHRI family radio, and a Family Photo Booth. Every dollar of our BBQ, bake and craft sale will go to support families in need through Knoxdale Public School and Greenbank Middle School. Visit arlingtonwoods.ca/bikerodeo for all the details!
Posted by Dennis Pare at 10:42 AM
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Posted by Dennis Pare at 12:06 PM
Feb 29, 2016
This Saturday, March 5th from - at Silver City Gloucester Cinemas, we invite you to join us for a FREE one-day trips and camp experience in Ottawa!
This is an event for youth, parents and educators who are looking to plan their summer. Basically, we will give folks a better idea of our special blend of “camp magic” and our international leadership trips.
There is something for everyone: Parents get to hear logistics, ask questions, and learn about the philosophy of our programs, while kids get to have fun and try out leadership activities that we do at camp or on trips.
We ask that you promote our “Taste of Trips and Take Action Camp” event in your schools, communities, with family and friends! If anyone is interested, please use this link to secure your spot: RSVP HERE
I also suggest taking a look at our Take Action Camps page or International Trips – that way students and parents can get a sense of which camp location or trip destination they’re most passionate about and bring all their questions to the event!
And last but not least, I have included a PDF which you may promote within your school or community. Feel free to send along this flyer (which includes an RSVP link) or print it out and promote it in your school!
We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate.
WE Schools Coordinator, WE Schools
t: 1.514.878.3733 x223
Posted by Dennis Pare at 3:55 PM
Feb 17, 2016
Greenbank School Council is pleased to offer another opportunity to purchase freshly roasted Equator Coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Each purchase will help support activities and educational opportunities for your children, as well as SchoolBox, a Canadian charity that helps make education possible in Nicaragua. An order form is attached and can also be found at http://greenbankms.blogspot.ca
. Please have your child deliver your order form and payment to the school office by February 22nd. Your order will come home with your child on March 3rd. Thank you for your support!
Posted by Dennis Pare at 1:04 PM
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 9, 2016
The Red Maple Award
The Red Maple™ Award reading program is offered for the enjoyment of students ages 12 to 13, in Grades 7 and 8. This program includes a Fiction list every year and every other year Red Maple also offers a Non-Fiction list. This program aims to get readers engaging in conversation around the books and encourages them to use critical thinking while reading.
Click on the OLA link for more information on this year's 2016 nominees.
Posted by Dennis Pare at 7:51 AM
Jan 27, 2016
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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board ad hoc is comprised of parent representatives, students, administrators, various employee groups and union representatives. The committee has begun the process of planning the school year calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. There are many factors to consider in establishing each school year calendar. School boards are required to prepare, adopt, and submit to the Ministry of Education on or before May 1st of each year (or March 1st for a modified calendar), the school year calendar to be followed in the next school year. This includes start and end dates, professional development days and school breaks.
As the committee prepares to make recommendations for the next school year, we are seeking your feedback on the options available for next year's Winter Break 2016-2017. Your feedback will be shared with the committee as they make their recommendations.
- Last day of school Friday, 16 December 2016
- No school from 17 December 2016 – 1 January 2017
- Students returning to school Monday, 2 January 2017
- Last day of school Friday, 23 December 2016
- No school from 24 December 2016 – 8 January 2017
- Students returning to school on Monday, 9 January 2017
A survey has been created:
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with the committee!
Posted by Dennis Pare at 4:32 PM
There will be a Junior Achievement presentation for all Grade 7 students on . This is an informative one-day program that provides grade 7 students with personal money management skills and challenges them to apply these concepts in their own life, starting today! With the guidance of volunteers from the Ottawa business community, students gain knowledge and awareness of financial planning and budgeting techniques, all while learning how to become smart consumers and savvy investors.
Posted by Dennis Pare at 11:37 AM