Greystone Centennial Middle School Homepage News en-us Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:10:10 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca Meet the Candidates Parkland School Division will be hosting a series of Candidate Forums in advance of the upcoming election on October 16, 2017. The format will include a moderator, 3 minutes for each candidate to deliver their platform, each candidate will answer the same 3 questions from the moderator and whatever time is left over will be reserved for the public to ask questions. Trustee Candidate Forum - Wards 3 & 4 Date: Monday October 2, 2017 Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Parkland School Division, Centre for Education (4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB) Trustee Candidate Forum - Ward 5 Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017 Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Parkland School Division, Centre for Education (4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB) Trustee Candidate Forum - Wards 1 & 2 Date: Wednesday October 4, 2017 Time: 7-8:30pm Location: Parkland School Division, Centre for Education (4603-48 Street, Stony Plain, AB) Candidates Click on a candidate's name to visit their provided campaign website or social media page. Ward Area Candidates Ward 1 Seba Beach Wabamun Tomahawk Entwistle Duffield Terry Goldstein Ron Heinrichs Ward 2 Parkland Village Muir Lake Elsie Kinsey Lorraine Stewart Mandy Stierman Ward 3 Blueberry Graminia Sally Kucher-Johnson Kathleen Linder Ward 4 Town of Stony Plain Richard Gilchrist Paul McCann Ward 5 City of Spruce Grove Eric Cameron Darlene Clarke Gary Hanna Darcy Kolodnicki Adam McArthur Anne Montgomery Please note: Three (3) candidates will be elected as trustees to represent Ward 5; one (1) candidate will be elected in each of the other wards. For further information, visit the Election 2017 page of our website. http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12255&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12255&stream=Homepage News Election 2017 September 20, 2017 - Parkland School Division has partnered with Parkland County to conduct the 2017 election. Parkland County’s Elections webpage provides information, links to election forms and documents and updates for candidates.        Click on a topic to read more about it: Candidates Electoral Wards Advance Vote Election Day & Voting Stations Voting Requirements More Information Candidates Click on a candidate's name to visit their provided campaign website or social media page. Ward Area Candidates Ward 1 Seba Beach Wabamun Tomahawk Entwistle Duffield Terry Goldstein Ron Heinrichs Ward 2 Parkland Village Muir Lake Elsie Kinsey Lorraine Stewart Mandy Stierman Ward 3 Blueberry Graminia Sally Kucher-Johnson Kathleen Linder Ward 4 Town of Stony Plain Richard Gilchrist Paul McCann Ward 5 City of Spruce Grove Eric Cameron Darlene Clarke Gary Hanna Darcy Kolodnicki Adam McArthur Anne Montgomery Please note: Three (3) candidates will be elected as trustees to represent Ward 5; one (1) candidate will be elected in each of the other wards. Back to Top Electoral Wards The five wards are outlined in the map below. Click on the map to view it in more detail. Back to Top Advance Vote Advance vote will be held on the following dates for Parkland County, the City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain: Thursday, October 5, 11am-3pm Tuesday, October 10, 4-8pm Thursday, October 12, 4-8pm Saturday, October 14, 10am-2pm Advance Vote Locations Municipality Location Parkland County Parkland County Centre 53109A Hwy 779 Parkland County, AB City of Spruce Grove Pioneer Centre 301 Jespersen Avenue Spruce Grove, AB Town of Stony Plain Stony Plain Town Office 4905-51 Avenue Stony Plain, AB Back to Top Election Day & Voting Stations Election day is Monday, October 16, 2017.  Municipality Polls Open Where to Vote* Parkland County 9am-8pm Designated voting station for your division Use the app to find your voting station  City of Spruce Grove 6:30am-8pm Any voting station Town of Stony Plain 9am-8pm Any voting station *A list of voting stations can be found on each municipality's website. Back to Top Voting Requirements In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Authorities Election Act, a person must: be a least 18 years old, be a Canadian citizen, and have resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and the person’s place of residence is located in the area on election day. In accordance with Section 44 of the School Act, where a separate school district is established, an individual residing within the boundaries of the separate school district who is of the same faith as those who established that district, whether Protestant or Roman Catholic, (a) is a resident of the separate school district, and (b) is not a resident of the public school district. Back to Top More Information Check the Alberta School Boards Association website for online information sessions and resources to gain an understanding of the rewards and challenges of serving on a school board and the eligibility requirements of becoming a school board trustee. Forms, regulations and the 2017 School Board Elections Information Package can be accessed at the Alberta Education website. Alberta School Boards Association - Become a Trustee Brochure Contact the Returning Officer For more information regarding the nomination and election process, please contact: Doug Tymchyshyn Returning Officer for Parkland School Division No. 70 Legal and Legislative Services 53109A HWY 779 Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1 Phone: 780-968-8888 ext. 3234 Email: elections@parklandcounty.com Back to Top http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11915&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11915&stream=Homepage News Second Annual Parenting Conference: Living a Balanced Life September 5, 2017 - The tri-Regional community invites you to enjoy a special day of learning with other parents and guardians from the Tri-Area, facilitated by educators and medical professionals. Come and meet community partners! See what supports are available in your community. Enjoy a variety of sessions to support the mental health and wellness of your family so you can all “Live a Balanced Life”. Sessions are appropriate for allages and grade levels.   Please RSVP at the Community Compass. Date: Saturday, September 23rd Time: 8am-4:30pm Location: Memorial Composite High School, 50 Westerra Centre, Stony Plain, AB Sessions ADHD—A Day in the Life Back to Nature Physical Literacy The Teen Brain—Brain Development Yoga and Mindfulness Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Relationship Management Traditional Parenting Digital Citizenship Family Harmony The Home-School Connection Brain Development in the Early Years Grandparenting Reconnecting With Your Teen Nutrition…and much more! http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11945&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11945&stream=Homepage News Social Media Awareness and Mental Health September 13, 2017 - In partnership with High Park School, Stony Plain Central School and Woodhaven Middle School, Greystone Centennial Middle School is proud to welcome broadcaster and author Wade Sorochan to their building on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am. Mr. Sorochan will be presenting to Grade 7-9 students about the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between the real and digital worlds. He will share his story with students, and discuss strategies that can help address some of the negative feelings people may experience as a result of spending time online. We are hopeful these sessions have a positive impact on the junior high students at our schools.   Parent Session Research into student resiliency and support has highlighted the importance of maintaining strong connections between children and the adults in their lives. As such, we are also hosting a FREE information session with Wade Sorochan for parents of our students. Date: Thursday, September 28 Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Stony Plain Central School (5108-55 Avenue, Stony Plain) Though this session is free of charge, we request that interested participants register for the event so we can confirm attendance numbers and ensure we have enough space available. To register for Wade Sorochan's session, please complete and submit this online registration form. We look forward to seeing you there!   For more information contact: Darla Senkow, Principal Greystone Centennial Middle School Phone: 780-962-0357 Email: dsenkow@psd70.ab.ca http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12131&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12131&stream=Homepage News School Council and F.O.G.S AGM The School Council and FOGS AGM will be held on Tuesday, Se[ptember 19 at 6:30 pm.  We are in always in need of new parents to come out, more so this September, because in the next years, the majority of our current parents will be moving onto high school. Please join us for more information, good food, and great company!   Information on the council, the election, and the positions available can be found here. School Council and FOGS typically meet on the second Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm. Our October meeting will be held be on October 10th.     Please start saving your McDonald's receipts!  We have a collection bin on the front desk of the office.  McDonald's will donate a portion of the total receipts (up to $500) at the end of the school year.   FOGS is looking for a Casino Coordinator.  Please contact Kelly Kennedy @ kellykennedy40@gmail.com http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12091&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12091&stream=Homepage News School Photo Day Be sure to bring your brightest smiles to school on Thursday, September 14th as it will be our school photo day! Students will be called down with their homerooms throughout the day.  http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12093&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12093&stream=Homepage News Meet the Staff BBQ - Thursday, September 14 Thursday evening is the GCMS annual Meet the Staff BBQ. Come and join us for a hot dog, hamburger and a visit. We are so appreciative of our F.O.G.S. fundraising committee and volunteers for making the BBQ possible! Food will be available outside at the front of the school, and then we will ask our guests to come into the gym to eat and visit. At 6:30 we will ask parents to make their way to classroom areas for the presentations there. It will be a great night with staff and our student & parent community. Can't wait to see you there! http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12095&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=12095&stream=Homepage News CASL & FOIP Consent & Locker License Agreement and Responsible Use of Technology in PowerSchool As you may already know, the laws outlined in the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) govern how schools and the school division can use the information we collect from you when you register your child for school.   For more information on what may be considered a Commercial Electronic Message for school jurisdictions, visit the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation page on our website.   Your CASL consent allows schools and the school division to send you electronic communications (e.g. emails or newsletters) containing commercial messages, while your FOIP consent allows us to share information about your child (e.g. name and picture) with the public.   Please sign into your Parent Portal PowerSchool account to view and complete these forms. Thank you!!   If you require assistance to access your Parent Portal account, please call Greystone Centennial Middle School at 780-962-0357. http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11995&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11995&stream=Homepage News Late Bus Pass Registration Update August 31, 2017 - Parkland School Division has changed the way families sign up for Transportation Services. In June, we requested ALL families (including those with $0 of Transportation Fees) to apply for bus passes prior to July 15, 2017 to ensure transportation on the first day of school. Thanks to all those that have taken advantage of the NEW online bus registration system.  Just a note to let all parents who registered online for bussing and received a call that your pass was ready to be picked up: all passes that have been processed and printed have been moved to their respective schools. Due to the high volume of registrants that came after the July 15th deadline, there has been a delay in printing all the passes. Parkland School Division Transportation Services staff are busy processing applications as quickly as possible. Once late registrations are processed, automated calls will follow, to let you know that your pass is printed and delivered to your school for pick-up. Thanks again for all your patience as we continue to improve our regional transportation system. Afternoon Parent Transportation May Be Required for Late Registrants It's very easy for a child to hop onto a bus in the morning and get to a transfer station. Staff can then direct children without a pass to the right bus to head to their correct school. The reverse is not the same. Staff won't know which bus to put a child on once they get to the respective transfer sites during the afternoon runs, if they DON'T have a pass that indicates which route goes back to their neighbourhood and which stop to get off including alternate stops for daycares, day homes, split custody or other guardianship arrangements for care after school. Routes have changed significantly, especially in the City of Spruce Grove, based on online registrations prior to July 15th and the implementation of a second bus transfer site on Spruce Grove’s west end. (A temporary bus transfer station at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School is being used until the permanent bus transfer site is ready later this fall). The bus they used to ride in previous years may not be going to the same transfer station. Each transfer station has specific connections.  In order to avoid children without passes riding an unknown bus and being stranded at the wrong transfer station in Spruce Grove, we strongly encourage parents who don't have their bus passes yet, to make arrangements to pick up their children at school at the end of the day until passes have been processed. All applications are expected to be processed by the end of the 3-week grace period Tuesday, September 26, 2017. For those families whose children require special needs busing, you will be receiving a call from your bus operator if you haven’t already done so.  Transfer Site Maps Greystone Centennial Middle School Memorial Composite High School St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School Bus Pass Payments Members of our Transportation Services staff continue to process online applications. As soon as applications are processed, your fees will be visible on the Acorn online payment system. If you do not see your fees listed in Acorn, your payment has yet to be processed. Please keep checking Acorn for your payment details. We are processing as fast as possible but this will carry into the start of the new school year. Registration Continues If you have yet to register online, please do so on our homepage. Parkland School Division families should use the Bus Registration Quick Link for PSD families using the snapcode provided to you at the end of last school year. For those non-PSD families, any families new to Parkland School Division or for those who forgot or did not receive a snapcode, simply use the Bus Registration for non-PSD families Quick Link and register as soon as possible. Bus Registration (for PSD families) Bus Registration (for non-PSD famlies, all Kindergarten students and students new to PSD) For detailed instructions on how to register for busing online, visit Online Bus Registration Instructions page of our website. Change/Cancellation Requests Due to the high volume of bus registration applications being processed, requests for changes or cancellations to online submissions will be considered once the Bus Pass Pick Up and Online Registration Process is complete. This will likely be no earlier than September 15, 2017. Any cancellations will take into account the date you submit your initial request to stop transportation services. For more information, contact: Parkland School Division Transportation Services 4603 - 48 Street Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2A8 Phone: 780-963-8452 Email: Transportation@psd70.ab.ca http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11857&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11857&stream=Homepage News Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! We are looking forward to a fabulous first day of school tomorrow for all of our new and returning students to Greystone Centennial Middle School. We know it will be a busy and exciting day for everyone! Class lists are posted in the main foyer of the school as well as in each pod area. We have 2 grade 5 classes next to the office, and our remaining grade 5 and 6 classes are in the blue pod, where they were last year. Grade 7 and 8 classes are in the purple pod and the 1 portable just off of that area. The Grade 9 classes will be in the Green pod area. There are a few changes to our bell schedule, our website will be updated soon. Our start time remains unchanged at 8:30am and students will be dismissed at 3:18pm in the afternoon. See you tomorrow! http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11931&stream=Homepage News http://greystone.psd70.ab.ca/view.php?action=object&id=11931&stream=Homepage News