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Sep 19 - Notice of Official Candidates for the 2017 School Board of Trustee Election

For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Golden Hills School Division is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2017 School Board Trustee Election Notice is hereby given that the following Nominations were submitted to Golden Hills School Division on September 18, 2017 by 12:00 Noon: Board of Trustees (6 Vacancies): Ward 1 Three Hills, Torrington, Huxley, Trochu and Area...

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Sep 18 - Breakfast Program Volunteers Needed

Breakfast Program Needs Your Help!!   Volunteers are an integral part of our breakfast program’s operation and the heart and soul of our program. Our volunteers know that they are doing much more than serving breakfast every morning – they are improving the quality of life and learning for our students. We are desperately seeking volunteers to help with our program. Without our volun...

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Sep 16 - School Council Newsletters available online!

School Council is publishing a monthly newsletter! You can find them on our website, as well as theirs!! Please follow School Council at http://greentreeschoolcouncil.weebly.com/documents.html You can link to the September Newsletter here: http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/September 2017 Newsletter School Council.pdf  

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Sep 11 - Meet the Staff September 12th

We would ;like to invite you to our Meet the Staff evening! Tuesday September 12th, 2017 6:30-7:30pm We will begin in the gym- and then go to classrooms! We hope you are able to join us tomorrow evening!  

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Sep 11 - Greentree School is currently advertising to hire for a third Kindergarten class...

Planting the Seeds for Life! With our increased enrollment in Kindergarten this Fall we are excited to let you know that we are advertising to hire a teacher for a third Kindergarten class in order to reduce class sizes. Once we have hired, we will communicate class assignments and teacher names! Thank you!!  

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Sep 11 - Smile Cookie week at Tim Horton's

Smile Cookies From September 11th to 17th Tim Horton’s will be selling Smile Cookies for $1.00 plus GST. Some proceeds from this are going to the Greentree School Breakfast Program.    Please spread the word and purchase a smile cookie with your next coffee.  

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Sep 10 - Greentree School 2017-18 Calendar

Attached you will find a full year school calendar. http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Calendar 2017-18.pdf We will update our website calendar with events that come up..... like dress up days, assemblies, etc.  This calendar has school closure days, report cards, interviews, club days, etc........  You should also receive a magnet with many of these dates on it. Greentre...

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Sep 3 - Online program for school volunteer sign up

Greentree School Council Events Help us make this years events a success. Many hands make light work! School Council is using a new online program to collate volunteer names for the upcoming school year. It is called signup.com and the Greentree School link is http://signup.com/go/YnzUbux Previously, School Council has sent out paper copies, and asked for them to be filled in and...

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Aug 30 - Kids Plus Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we’ve made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc (iA Financial Group). Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents and is especially valuable for fa...

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Jul 3 - Open House September 5th, 2017

  Greentree School cordially invites you to our COME and GO BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE!! When: September 5th—between 8:35 am-9:00 am Where: Greentree School Why: To help your child get settled in their classrooms with their school supplies Class assignments will be  posted on September 5th, not in report cards as previously done.  We invite you to bring your child into the sc...

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Jun 8 - 11 Greentree Students awarded prizes for the Legion Remembrance Day Contests

We are proud to announce that 11 of our students won prizes both locally and within the Calgary district for their posters and  poems submitted to our local Legion! Olivia Hern, Shayle Watts and Piper McCluskey won Third place, and a prize of $20 each Elena Eskeland, Sophia Scott, Gavan Cassidy and Mia Manca (not in photo) placed second and received $30 each Rachel Bolin, Peyton Jede, Ki...

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May 18 - Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

It is an exciting time in our province as Alberta Education continues its development of a student-centered provincial curriculum that will enrich students’ lives and prepare them for careers in a diversified and global economy and society. This spring, Alberta Education is looking to Albertans to participate in a validation process where education stakeholders will be able to provide their refl...

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May 2 - Accessible playground draws more support

A plan to create Drumheller's only accessible playground continues to draw people's attention, and dollars. Greentree School and its Parents Committee accepted a cheque on Monday, May 1 for $3,000 from local Tim Horton's owner Bob Carey.   "Kathy and I and our staff, we're just really excited and honoured to help out and give back to the community that supports us," he told 99.5 Drum F...

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May 2 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Greentree Elementary School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Richardson to the position of Associate Principal of Greentree Elementary School effective the 2017/2018 school year. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is completing her Masters of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Thompson Rivers University. She began her car...

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May 1 - Greentree School Art on Display in Drumheller

Greentree School students have been working hard creating pieces of art inspired by famous Canadian artists to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! Keep an eye out for our amazing art posted around town. Thank you to 3rd Avenue Arts, CC's Closet, the Badlands Gallery, Drumheller Public Library, Ivy's Awesome Kitchen & Bistro, Freson Bros and Bold Effex for graciously displaying our hard work. Wa...

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Apr 28 - Register for Kindergarten Here!

  Greentree Elementary School offers full day or part time Kindergarten Programing ALL STUDENTS WELCOME! Children must be 5 years old by February 28, 2018. To register please complete our registration form and submit it to Greentree School.  Kindergarten students benefit from: A safe, caring school environment Focus on hands-on, powerful learning Well-developed bal...

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Apr 27 - More funds for the future accessible playground

The Greentree School Accessible Playground fundraising is inching closer and closer to become a reality. Yesterday, April 26, two local businesses donated funds. "We had Subway come out for a photo op at our playground where our new one is going in. They've given us $1,000 towards our fundraising for our playground. We had Centre Street Insurance come out as well with a total of $1,000 too,"...

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Apr 24 - Logo Contest- Riverside Medical

Want a chance to win $100 for your artwork? Riverside Medical needs a new logo? Submit your designs by May 16, 2017 to info@riversidemedical.ca Their website is www.RiversideMedical.ca the poster is attached here http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Logo contest 2017.pdf

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Apr 24 - Wheelchair accessibility coming to Greentree playground

Greentree playground is one step closer to being renovated to become more accessible. Parent council received a cheque for $1000 from H&R Block on April 21. "Everybody has come together as both a school community and town community," said Kim Groves with the Greentree parent council. "Everybody is excited about the playground and really wanting to help out." Community members gave a donat...

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Apr 11 - Western GM proudly presents BUICK Drive for Your Students May 26th and 27th

Have you heard the great news? Mark your calendars!! Western GM is proudly sponsoring the 2017 BUICK Drive for your Students!! Test drive a new Buick to help raise up to $10,000 for our playground!! We will also be helping out DVSS! When: Friday May 26th 12:00-9:00 pm at DVSS parking lot and Saturday May 27th 9:00-5:00pm at the dealership Car wash and BBQ on Saturday at the dealership...

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Apr 6 - 2017 Greentree School Hockey Pool

It is that time of year again..... NHL playoffs!! Entries must be received by Wednesday April 12th, 4pm - to Greentree School Office! $20 per entry, pick 20 players, but no more than 5 players from one team! Each goal or assist is worth 1 point.  Here is the form: http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Hockey Pool Greentree 2017 1.pdf Good Luck!!  

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Mar 20 - Proper outdoor clothing!!

Please note that our playground and field are very wet and muddy!! It is a school requirement that ALL students have a weather appropriate coat, mitts, tuque, and boots!! Division 1 students also need rain or snow pants. If you wish to send your Div 2 student with splash pants- we will have them wear them! In this weather, it is also important that students have a change of clothes in their loc...

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Mar 14 - It's a week to say thank you to the teachers

The teachers and staff at Greentree Elementary School are feeling the love this week as the Parent Council take time to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.    "It's more of the parent council that is just saying thank you to the teachers. The students themselves don't have a whole lot that they take part in, (but) they take part in the decorating. We decorate all the teachers doors and ea...

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Feb 27 - AHS mumps information

Please see attached letter for information on mumps information.   http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Mumps Letter from AHS for Parents English.pdf

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Feb 9 - Country music star pays Greentree students a visit

The students at Greentree School were graced by country music star, Ryan Laird.    Laird performed some songs for the kids and talked about bullying, but also wanted to empower them to chase their dreams and goals in life.    "They were a really great group. They were very interactive throughout the show with all the clapping and there were some awesome guests who came up to talk a...

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Feb 6 - Mrs. Kolm Welcomes Drum FM!

January's classroom of the month delivery took us to Greentree School. Mrs. Kolm's grade 2 class was named Classroom of the Month for January. On February 1, Dara Kendell, Nikki Broom and Malcom Broadhurst traveled to the class with fantastic prizes from Shoppers Drug Mart, Riverside Dental and McDonald's. McDonald's also supplied delicious food for the excited kids! Dara and Nikki played...

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Jan 12 - Greentree School Calendar

Attached you will find the Greentree Calendar for the 2016-17 School Year. Please feel free to download it to your computer, print out, etc. This calendar has holidays, report cards, photo days and current known events. The online calendar on the website will be updated as events come up.http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Calendar 2016-17.pdf

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Dec 13 - The Grumps of Ring-a-Ding Town December 20 and 21

http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Invitation Christmas Concert 2016.docx December 20 and 21 The students of Greentree School present...... the Grumps of Ring-a-Ding Town!! 12:00pm and 7:00 pm Rush seating Tickets required for the evening performances- limited seating due to fire regulation capacity Doors open at 6:30pm for the evening performances. You must have your ticket...

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Nov 29 - Family Christmas Festival at the BCF

December 10th from 1-4pm Free Admission!! Activities and games for kids; photos with Santa; cookie decorating; goodie bags, Toonie swim; and so much more!!! Register with Jodi at 403-823-1365

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Nov 16 - Greentree Three Year Education Plan

Every year, our Grade 4 students, their parents and our teaching staff complete an Alberta Government Survey.  This survey is the basis of our Educational Plan. We look at Academics, as well as the school environment, community, and programs offered at Greentree School. We are extremely pleased with our results!! Greentree School is the PLACE TO BE!! We are proud to say that we are P...

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Nov 16 - Fundraising Pick up!! Both DFS and Trees/Wreaths- November 23rd 4-7pm

The fundraising will be here and available for pick up Wednesday November 23rd from 4-7pm DFS will be in the gym, and wreaths and trees out front in the outdoor classroom! Please ensure you come to pick everything up! We do not have freezer space for the food, and trees will be left in the outdoor classroom if not picked up!  Notices will be going home today in agendas!  Thank you!!...

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Nov 16 - Scholastic Book Fair Nov 22-24

Great News!! We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair November 22,23,24th It will run from 9-4 on the 22 and 23rd and from 9-8 on the 24th! We are also running a Top Cop Reading Program ........ that will begin in December- so you might want to get books for that..... or as gifts..... Great prices!! Students will have the opportunity to go during class time if you wish to send money wi...

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Nov 15 - Operation Christmas Child

We are still accepting donations for our Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes. Last day for donations is November 18th. Please visit the website http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/ for more information. Here are some suggestions. Operation Christmas Child Donation Ideas School Supplies: Items such as pencils, pens, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture books Toys and Other Gifts:...

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Nov 3 - White Elephant Sale

Friday, Dec 9th, will be Greentree School’s annual White Elephant Sale. (This is similar to a school wide garage sale). If you would like to donate items please have them in no later than Dec 5th. Please do not send food, makeup, hygiene items, broken toys, or puzzles that are missing pieces or weapons. This is a great way to get rid of any unwanted items cluttering the house. On Dec 9th e...

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Oct 27 - Halloween Carnival 6:30-8:30 pm TONIGHT!!

The Halloween Carnival is a go!! Thanks to everyone who has volunteered..... and if you are able to help out for awhile tonight- that is great too!! All children must be accommpanied by an adult...... $5 per family with 10 tickets, extra tickets $0.25 Consession available as well!  

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Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

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Oct 19 - Fixing of Playground surface- Friday --Monday

Please note that our playground matting is being repaired starting this Friday. The playground equiptment will be closed from Thursday after school until Monday. Friday morning, and possibly Monday morning, students can still line up on the tarmac, but they must stay off the equiptment. We will still have recess, students will be in the field, or on the tarmac...... and have the opportunity...

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Oct 12 - Welcome to Kindergarten at Greentree School

We are very excited to welcome our new Kindergarten students!!  https://youtu.be/2VZCbmkB7QE  Enjoy the Early Childhood Fair.  Questions, please contact us!! 

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Oct 11 - Halloween candy can be bad for your teeth! Dental Tips from AHS

http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/Halloween Candy AHS.pdf Please see the article provided by AHS regarding Dental Tips for Halloween! Thank you so much to our local Dental services- we really appreciate all they do for us here at Greentree School....and in Drumheller!!  

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Oct 11 - DFS Fundraising due Friday! Online orders extended until Oct. 20th!!

Students should have brought their DFS fundraising booklets home last week. The 4 difit school online ordering code is 5508. www.shopdfscanada.com   Please note that the website problems have been fixed- and online orders have been extended until October 20th!  All other orders are due on Friday, October 14th!  All profits from this fundraising will go to our new playground!! Thank...

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Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

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Sep 30 - The NED Show is coming to Greentree School!!

The NED show is a character education program that centres around three important messages that have life long relevance: Never give up * Encourage others * Do your best! The company has a Pay-it-forward-Sale...... they have yoyos with acceccories for sale! Please refer to the order form below!  http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/NED show.pdf the show is October 4th at 1...

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Sep 16 - Mabel's Labels Fundraising

HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS!! If you purchase labels for your 'stuff' through Mabel's Labels...... Greentree School can benefit!! These labels are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe!  They work great on EVERYTHING!! It is a huge help to the school and your child if everything here at school is labelled!!  You can visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Greentree School (D...

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Sep 11 - Back to School Safety Tips from the RCMP

At Greentree School we have a great relationship with the local RCMP. We really appreciate all they do for us, for Drumheller and we thought that these tips and videos might be useful. Enjoy, please share with your children...... we want everyone to be safe- always!! Alberta RCMP YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTFXvLvwGSdmaMFAqpUKPDg     Back to Scho...

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Sep 7 - Hot Lunch information now on our website calendar!!

You can now find the hot lunches listed on our website Calendar!! Please note that if you click on any of the calendar events- more information will be provided!! Lunch orders will not be accepted after the cut off date- paper copies are available in the office. the website is Greentreeschool.hotlunches.net click on "click here to register" complete the form (including your email ad...

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Aug 21 - Greentree Dates

http://greentree-school.com/documents/general/30516201 Greentree Elementary 219226_Proof Revised.pdf Attached you will find a copy of our magnet proof! First Day of School is Thursday September 1st. The bell rings at 8:35 am with classes starting at 8:45am! We look forward to hearing about your summer adventures! See you then!!

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Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: www.ghsd75.ca and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

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Jun 10 - Grade 5 D.A.R.E.

We are pleased to announce that our Grade 5s have graduated from the D.A.R.E. program! Constable Nelson delivered the D.A.R.E. program to our Grade 5 classes. What a great opportunity! We are very thankful that we are able to provide this program. Thank you to the RCMP and great job Grade 5s!!