24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

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Twitter: @GaribaldiRebels


February News

As we are now into February, here are some important upcoming dates for our Garibaldi families: Parent-Teacher Interviews will be [&hellip ...

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The Garibaldi GazetteYou are INVITED to GSS Music Dessert & Dance – Sat. Feb. 3rd at 7pmYou are INVITED to GSS Music Dessert & Dance – Sat. Feb. 3rd at 7pm





Friday:           COLLAB – E – F – G – H



Monday:         C – FLEX – D – A – A – B

Tuesday:        G – FLEX – H – E – E – F

Wednesday:   D – FLEX – C – B – B – A

Thursday:      H – FLEX – G – F – F – E

Friday:           E – FLEX – F – G – G – H




Support our local business community and Garibaldi Dry Grad at the same time!  The “Love that Deal” premium coupon card is a nifty credit card sized foldable card with eighty (yes, 80!) special deals which can be redeemed in our local Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities.

There are 28, no purchase necessary, absolutely FREE deals including admission to the Leisure Centre, Spa, Pizza, Coffee, Appetizers, Pet Care, Car Care, Hair Care and much much more.  All offers are good until December 31, 2018!

For a mere $20 per card you get to support our Garibaldi Grads AND benefit from all the great deals at the same time!

Coupon cards are available for sale at the school office or email us at gssgrads2k18@gmail.com.



Attention SKIIERS and SNOWBOARDERS: One spot has opened up for the Sun Peaks Trip in early March. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Harmon in room 2011.


Students interested in taking Student Aide next year must get their request forms in to Mr. Gubert by March 2, 2018.  If you have lost your request form or have not picked one up yet please get one from him in room 2033.  


TRANSFER PROCESS:  Requests to transfer schools for next year are now being accepted.  Please pick up a Transfer form from the Main Office.



April 11: The Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It: Interns are grade 11 and 12 students who want to experience a paid part time job. Work in a branch for a year being part of a high energy team. Find out more or apply online at coastcapitalsavings.com/youthinterns. Application closes April 11th, 2018.

April 22: 2018 U.S. College Expo: Learn about admissions, meet US college representatives and explore your US College pathways! The time is from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Free admission. Pre-register at uscollegeexpo.com


Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Society: Volunteers needed to work with children of diverse needs. If you are interested in volunteering please attend the Orientation Session which will be on March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at CDC (22610 Dewdney Trunk Road – entrance off of the alley). There are 4 training sessions. To register for the orientation please email Danielle Elder at Danielle.elder@rmcdc.com.


The Greg Moore Youth Centre is looking for Skate, Scoot, Bike mentors for the summer. Great opportunity for youth to get volunteer hours and some great skills. Please contact Charlene Moore (Youth Worker @SRT) at 778-772-7196 if interested.


Registration now open for the BABYSITTING COURSE offered through Ridge Meadows College. Register at 604 466 6555, extension 203, or rmc@sd42.ca or in person at Ridge Meadows College.

MarcH 8: JIBC Law Enforcement Information Session: Curious about what it takes to be a Law Enforcement Officer. Attend this info session to have all of your questions answered. This takes place at the JIBC New West campus and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to register for this free event please go to: http://www.jibc.ca/programs-courses/schools-departments/school-criminal-justice-security/justice-public-safety-division/law-enforcement-studies-diploma

NAV Summer Camp for Grade 10 Girls presents “Explore Aviation Summer Camp”. Practice air traffic control and flight service sessions in real world training simulators, fly drones, Interact with guest speakers and take day trips. For more information please visit: http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/careers/Pages/Explore-Aviation-Summer-Camp.aspx

UBC Engineering Workshops for Girls: The instructors bring 1 to 1.5 hour workshops straight to the classroom with interactive demonstrations, activities and take home projects. Email workshops@geeringup.ca to register. Grade 9 girls are on March 3rd.


Ocean Wise (Vancouver Aquarium) is looking for Work Experience/Volunteering students to help out in many different positions over Spring Break.  For more information please visit: https://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/work-experience/opportunities-available

The JIBC (Justice Institute of B.C.) is hosting an Open House to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Visit the Career Fair, Speak with recruiters from various public safety fields and watch presentations on law enforcement, paramedicine, firefighting, conflict resolution, leadership and more. Registration deadline is TODAY, February 23. This event takes place on May 23rd. For more information please visit: http://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/mlekq–eoq2b-5kpemm51

BCIT Big Info Night: Join them for their BCIT Big Info Night on Wednesday, February 28. Meet faculty, students, and grads who will help you learn about over 300 programs to make your career a big deal. Check out cool interactive tech demos at the Welcome Showcase. Free parking is available during the event. Register today for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes of $1,000 in tuition. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/ppl/biginfo/?icn=big+info+session&icl=keymatch-bcit

University of the Fraser Valley is hosting a Trades Open House at their Trades & Technology Centre in Chilliwack on February 28th. For more information please visit: http://events.ufv.ca/events/trades-open-house-fun-free-and-family-friendly-2/

Study and Go Abroad Fair: There will be top ranked universities from around the world. Find out about different degrees or gap year options. Learn about scholarship tips and go to free seminars. You can also win an Air Canada flight to anywhere in the world. This event takes places on February 25th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, please visit: http://www.studyandgoabroad.com/vancouver/?utm_source=van-adwords-18

February 24: Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts is holding an Open House Event for Film and Animation on Saturday February 24th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  More information can be found at: https://www.capilanou.ca/animation/events/Bosa-Centre-for-Film—Animation-Open-House/

March 1: Explore Capilano Info Night is on Thursday March 1st, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Students can also watch for an opportunity to RSVP for the event at: https://www.capilanou.ca/future/visit-cap/Explore-Capilano/

February 24: Soldier For A Day: Interested in a little challenge & fun? The Army Reserve is hosting a Soldier for a Day program – February 24 in Vancouver. An introduction to the role of the Canadian Armed Forces both here in Canada & around the world. Gain 6.5 hrs of work experience. Visit the Career Centre.


Spring Break – Search and Rescue Academy: Are you interested in pursuing an adventurous future in search and rescue – love the outdoors or simply want to hone their survival skills? You won’t want to miss this opportunity! Upon successful graduation, students will receive a Ground Search and Rescue Technician certificate from JIBC and earn six high school credits as well as a St. Johns Ambulance First Aid certificate. This program is open to all students in B.C. 16 years and up. Space is limited and fill up quickly. To register or for more information please visit: tribunebavoutdoored.ca/school-academies/.


Spring Break: Emily Carr University is putting on many teen programs throughout the year. . There is a new spring break two day workshop in Soft Sculpture/Felting on March 17 and 18 and also Life Drawing on March 24 and 25. The Junior Art Intensive in the summer is a two week exploration of 2D and 3D art making for youth ages 13 to 15. In the summer there is also the Summer Institute for Teens from July 3 to 17. This is a rigorous 4 week studio based program that prepares high school for a post secondary education at an art & design university. More information can be found at: teens.ecuad.ca.


The Sky’s No Limit: Girls Fly Too: Free flights are available for females of all ages. This event takes place at Abbotsford Airport on March 10th and 11th from 9:00 to 5:30 p.m.  Join them for a variety of hands on displays and fun activities. This event hopes to encourage and inspire girls in the fields of Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defense and other STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based fields.  For more information please visit http://www.achieveanything.ca. To book your free flight please visit: girlsfly2.ca/events.html.

Greenbricks: Green Collar Futures for students in grades 10 – 12. Chose interactive breakout sessions and explore careers in. the “green economy”. Lunch and prizes free. The date is February 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton Metrotown. Registration is limited so register early at www.greenbricks.ca/Futures.

Vancouver Community College is hosting an open house for students interested in the trades. This event is called Try-A-Trade and is for students in grades 9 to 12. The date is February 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information to follow.

The Home Show office is in full swing and they are looking for a few special students who would be interested in giving a bit more time than just the weekend of the show. If you are looking at a career or have an interest in event management, tourism industry or sales, this volunteer position might be for you. They are looking for student coordinators for this year. If interested, please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk.

The Alouette River Management Society is looking for Spring Break Camp Leaders. The theme is: The Science of Harry Potter! Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  for either one week or two. Earn $50 honorarium each week.  Must be at least 15 years of age. Training orientation provided. If interested, please contact Sophie by email at sophie@alouetteriver.org or call 604 467-6401.




Just a reminder to Grade 12 students that the district scholarship packages are due on Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 8:30AM in the counselling office – final deadline.  Students may hand in their packages early to Ms. Lemieux in the counselling office.  If you need a copy of your transcript (DVR), please sign up on the sheet outside Ms. Lemieux’s office door. To find out more about scholarships click on the STUDENT tab and look under the career/counselling website – scholarships

UBC Self-Reporting of Grades:  Unfortunately, the Ministry of Education is unable to deliver XML transcripts to us this year, so we will rely on students to self-report their grades soon after they receive their report cards in order to render decisions in March/April. The self-reporting period will be open from March 5 to March 16. Students will receive an email from UBC outlining what information they will need to self-report. Students in a linear curriculum will have until April 13 to report their grades, if they receive a later term 2 report card. Offers of admission are rolling, so we encourage your students to self-report their grades as soon as they are available. We are also aware of your school report card dates and will make sure that all students following linear curriculum schools with mid-April report cards have the opportunity to submit their grades. IB Diploma students are not required to self-report. IB coordinators will submit anticipated grades directly to UBC.


Any grade 12 who WILL BE participating in the grad ceremony who is interested in singing either O’Canada, or a song part way through the ceremony, must email Ms. Lemieux at: plemieux@sd42.ca by March 8th.


Putting on the Glitz is a grassroots initiative involving PLEA employees, representatives from Ridge Meadows Community Service Agencies, local business and other partners. They all work together to provide local high school graduates in need with ‘formal attire’ so that they can attend their graduation festivities with pride. Without such assistance many of these students could not afford to participate in celebrating this important milestone due to financial constraints. If you know of a grade 12 graduating student who would benefit from this opportunity please email Suzanne Davies at Suzanne_Davies@sd42.ca or phone 604 463-6287 ext. 57650

Have you applied to SFU? The self-reporting grades portal is now open. Beedie School of Business applicants must self-report their grades by February 28, and all other applicants by April 30. Students may self-report interim grades for online/distance courses, however, these courses must be 100% complete by April 30. Students who have already applied may still change their program choice online on or before April 30, except to the Beedie School of Business. Please keep in mind that the application deadline for all programs is February 28.


INTERESTED IN BEING THIS YEAR’S VALEDCTORIAN? Nomination forms now available in the office.


GUEST FORMS FOR DRY GRAD now available in the office.


KPU Surrey Open House is on Feb 24, 11:00am – 3:00pm. Enjoy: Interactive exhibits & information sessions, connect with instructors, students, and alumni, explore their campus during student led tours, enjoy live music & entertainment and LOTS of prizes to be won, including 3 x $500 tuition waivers!*To register, please visit: https://www.kpu.ca/openhouse/surrey?utm_source=HomePage&utm_campaign=SurreyOpenHouse&utm_medium=Slider

ALL POTENTIAL GARIBALDI GRADUATES currently NOT ATTENDING Garibaldi, whose intent is to participate in this year’s ceremony, need to email Ms. Lemieux at plemieux@sd42.ca


For all things to do with post-secondary, scholarships and careers, please check out the new Twitter page for the “GSS Career Centre” @GssCareer

Grade 12’s, make sure you are keeping up to date with all the information for your grad year. This page (https://gsscareercentre.wordpress.com/grad-info/) has been set up to help all potential graduates and parents keep informed with regards to what is happening throughout the school concerning Grad 2018! (University Applications, Scholarships, Grad Ceremony, Banquet, Dry Grad….and much, much more.)




SPRING SPORTS!!! Interested in joining the REBELS Track & Field Team this Spring? Or maybe you’re a girl in grade 8 or 9 and want to play SOCCER? Come down to the gym and sign up (No experience necessary). Spring sports will begin practicing closer to Spring Break so please join the “ATHLETIC REBELS” Channel on the GSS App for all the latest information regarding all Athletics and Team Sports here at GSS.





Quote of the day:

Non-cooks think it’s silly to invest two hours’ work in two minutes’ enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet. Julia Child 1912 – 2004​


Soups: $1.75

Split Pea Soup

Potato and Leek Soup


Short Order: $2.00

Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Meat Lovers and Cheese Pizza


Salad Bar: From $3.00


CAFETERIA CARDS are on sale. Use it like a debit card at Garibaldi Secondary Cafeteria. No service charge. Ask any Cafeteria staff to purchase or refill your card.




Order your cake online: http://garibaldicooking.weebly.com

The Cafeteria is open from 8:00-8.25 am, and from 12:00 -12:34 pm on regular school day schedule