Open Nov. 1 - 15
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and helps children discover who they are. Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
- Set the example. Let your children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Support our school Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Enchanted Forest Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Enchanted Forest Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
Book Fair Date: November 16, 2018
Shopping Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school!
On November 8th, we are excited to announce that the OSAC production “Hip Hop Hoop Dance” will be coming to Gladys McDonald for a special performance!
"Hip Hop Hoop Dance" is led by professional artists Terrance Littletent and Chancz Perry. Terrance is a Grass Dancer and world renowned Hoop Dancer, while Chancz specializes in Contemporary Dance and Movement Forms. During this program, the artists will celebrate the similarities between their two cultures. They will speak about their own journeys as artists, and discuss the influence their cultural backgrounds have had on their dance careers. Students will develop an understanding of Hoop Dance, Grass Dance, and Hip Hop through storytelling, demonstrations, and practicing basic steps. Chancz and Terrance will model how artists work together in the performing arts, and inspire students to create their own collaborative choreographies.
We are asking that each student brings $1.00 to help cover the cost.
Click here to watch a promotional video of their performance!
It is important that students are recognized for their excellence, attributes and contributions to the school and it’s community. The staff at GMS would like to introduce and honour our students with monthly CARES awards because “McDonald CARES”. Each month teachers will recognize deserving students and they will be honoured at our assembly with a certificate and special gift. We invite parents and guest to join in our monthly celebrations.
Please click here to check out monthly calendar for C.A.R.E.S. assembly dates.