24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Canada, V4R 1X2

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December Newsletter

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



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

Wednesday:   C – FLEX – D – A – A – B

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

Friday:           Non Instructional Day



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

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

Wednesday:   COLLAB – A – B – C – D

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

Friday:           A – FLEX – B – C – C – D




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.

formal day is coming on Thursday, January 25 . . . let’s get classy, Rebels!!


Trades Information Session and Showcase on tuesday, february 6TH  FROM 6:00 – 8:30 pm

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) is hosting an information session and showcase for its nine trades programs. Parents and students will be able to meet with instructors and partner institutions – BCIT, VCC and KPU. Industry professionals and local business owners will also be there to answer questions about hiring and trade experience. Work BC and other employment services will be in attendance to discuss job ready skills and grant funding. 

Appetizers will be prepared and served by the Culinary Arts students. All at Thomas Haney Secondary, 23000 – 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge


Rebels for a Cause is selling Valentine’s day candy grams in the glass hallway at lunch from January 22 to February 2. For only $2 you can send a bag of candy and a message to a Garibaldi student or teacher of your choosing, either signed or anonymously. All proceeds will go towards building a well to provide clean water to rural communities in Ecuador. Thank you for your support!


Hey Rebels! Looking for a night of karaoke, movies, games, and more to welcome the new school year? Join Rebels for a Cause and Student Government for a FUNd Night on Wednesday, February 7th at Garibaldi from 4:00pm to 10:45pm. Tickets will go on sale starting January 24th in Mr. Silva’s room or at lunch in the glass hallway until the day of the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Admission is $5, and proceeds from the event will go towards building a well in Ecuador. When you buy your tickets, you can also pre-order 2 slices of pizza and a pop for a discounted price of $3. Pizza and pop will also be sold at the event for $2/slice and $1/pop.  Make sure you arrange for a ride to pick you up no later than 10:45pm on the night of the event. Don’t miss out!!!

Strap on your dancing shoes, get your sweet tooth ready and come out for an enjoyable evening! A fun night out featuring LIVE music from Golden Ears Jazz Band & Garibaldi Secondary’s Jr. & Sr. Jazz Bands. Silent auction, photo booth courtesy of Marion Photography, plenty of desserts and plenty of dancing. DESSERT AND DANCE tickets $10 students/seniors, $15 adults. Get tickets from the school’s office, a GSS music student or https://dessertanddance2018.eventbrite.ca. Get your tickets early. Space is limited and tickets will sell out!


Garibaldi’s Fly Fishing Club will be meeting on Fridays after school in room 2033 until 4 to 4:30 until mid-May.  If you think you may be interested, please come and check things out.  If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Gubert in room 2033 at lunch or after school.   


ROBOTICS CLUB, you can now meet EVERY DAY after school in room 2038.


Are you interested in Night School or Online classes? If so, please visit: http://ce.sd42.ca or see Ms. Davies or Ms. Lemieux for more information. Register by appointment up to Jan 18 for a start date in the first week of February for night school.





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.

Lantern Festival Volunteers Needed: Facilitate kids activities, set up and tear down, helping with silent auction, liaising with festival guests and keeping venue tidy. The Lantern Making Workshop is on February 12th and the Lantern Festival is on February 23rd. Sign up in the Career Centre.

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.




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


As this year’s grad hoodies have proven to be extremely popular and several students have asked to order, there is one last chance! All orders with payment must be submitted by Thursday, January 25th. There must be a minimum of 12 orders.


Grad write ups are due BY THE END OF JANUARY. Go to the school website, click student resources and then click the link under grad information. 72 words or less and remember appropriate wording and no quotes only please.

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.)







Quote of the day:

“When you’re eating something and your palate tells you what’s missing, that’s when you start combining.” – Justin Quek​


Soups: $1.75

New England Clam chowder


Main Course: $4.50

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread


Short Order: $2.50

Potato and Cheese Perogies with Bacon Bits and Sour Cream


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, from 12;00-12;34 pm on regular school day schedule