Oct 22, 2014

Shelter in Place Lifted

The shelter in place at Greenbank has been lifted and normal operations have resumed. We thank you for your cooperation today.

GMS is in a Shelter in Place

Dear parents/guardians,

In response to the ongoing events downtown, all schools within the OCDSB are taking precautionary measures. Greenbank MS is now in a shelter in place. This protocol requires that students and staff remain in the building and away from windows and doors. All doors and windows are secured and no one may leave or enter the building. Classes are continuing as normal. All after school events in OCDSB sites, including through Community Use, have been cancelled. Parents/guardians may not pick up their children until after the shelter in place has been lifted. As soon as the shelter in place is lifted I will let you know with another email. I thank you for your cooperation.

Student safety is our number one priority. This situation is being monitored very closely and I am receiving frequent updates from the Director of Education. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Dennis Paré
Principal - Greenbank MS
(613) 828-4587

Oct 21, 2014

Ottawa Public Health Newsletter

Healthy Lunch

It is always a good idea to pack a healthy lunch. This helps kids have energy to learn and grow. Here are some

tips to pack a healthy lunch bag:

• Fruits and veggies should be a part of every lunch.

• Try some dips like hummus, cottage cheese, and yogurt.

• Select whole grain breads and crackers.

• Buy different types of cheese (cheddar, swiss) in different forms (cubes, strings, balls).

• Last night’s dinner can make a quick lunch for the next day.

• Pack water, milk, or 100% fruit juice for drinks.

• Use an insulated food jar for foods like soup, chili, stew and leftovers so they are still hot at lunch.

• Place a frozen ice pack, water bottle or juice box beside the cold foods.

• Wash the lunch bag or box often with warm soapy water.

For more information visit www.ottawa.ca/health or contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744.

Oct 16, 2014

Notice of Public Consultation

The OCDSB is holding four public consultation meetings in October and November.  These meetings will be held in order to receive input regarding two issues:

1) Seven potential minor attendance boundary revisions (in different locations across the District).

2) A proposal to expand elementary alternative program boundaries (to areas not currently served by the program).

Further information is available on the Board's website, under the following links:

Elementary Alternative Boundary Expansion      http://www.ocdsb.ca/sch/as/Pages/Attendance-Boundary-Revisions.aspx

Oct 15, 2014

GMS Ski Club

Greenbank Ski Club needs a parent volunteer(s) in order to run this year.  If you are happy to partner with the coordinator and are willing to assist on the 5 planned ski days, please get in touch with Maria Schnarr, the school council chair, via email (schnarr.maria@gmail.com) as soon as possible.  Reservations must be confirmed very soon for the upcoming ski season.

Without a parent volunteer, ski club cannot run this year.

Sep 14, 2014

Day Timetable

Wondering whether Monday is a Day 1 or a Day 5? Download our handy day calendar here.