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February – Important Dates

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Monday, February  15, 2016



Monday:         C – ADV – D – A – A – B



Tuesday:        H – ADV – G – F – E (4 block day)

Wednesday:   D – ADV – C – B – B – A


Friday:            SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION



Monday:         A – ADV – B – C – C – D

Tuesday:        F – ADV – E – H – H – G

Wednesday:   B – ADV – A – D – D – C

Thursday:       G – H – E – F (Jam Session Schedule)

Friday:            COLLABORATION H – G – F – E


GREASE DAY at Garibaldi will be on Tuesday, February 16!!  Everyone is invited to dress-up 50’s style for opening day of Grease in our theatre! Bobby-sockers, greasers, or any other 50’s style you choose. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, there are still some available, but only for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.


REBEL CLOTHING is now available!!! Check out the new on-line store at https://garibaldiss.itemorder.com for available products and pricing. Sample clothing for sizing available in the office. Get your orders in now as the online store will close Wednesday, February 17th.


There will be a meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at lunch in the gym for all girls who are interested in playing soccer this season.


IF YOU ARE currently taking an IDS course with Ms. Gibbs, you need to arrange to meet with her before marks cut off.


GREASE IS THE WORD AT GARIBALDI!! Don’t miss out on this year’s theatre performance as tickets are starting to go quickly!!  Performance runs from Tuesday Feb 16 to Saturday Feb 20 with curtain at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and are available in the school office or at Little Cricket Gift Gallery, 22347 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge (cash only please).

STRAP on your dancing shoes and get your sweet tooth ready! GSS Music presents their 2nd annual Dessert & Dance Saturday, February 27th at 7 pm. Great swinging music by Golden Ears Jazz Band and GSS Jazz Band. $10 for students/seniors, $15 for adults. Tickets available at GSS www.dessertanddance.brownpapertickets.com. Get your tickets early. Space is limited and tickets will sell out!

STUDENTS in Grade 11 or 12 wishing to usher for Grease, please see Mrs. Lacroix as soon as possible.





Capilano University’s Arts & Science Open House: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. For more information please visit: capilanou.ca/arts-science.


THE NORTH SHORE YOUTH PARLIAMENT (NSYP) is a non-profit, non-partisan youth organization who aims to provide a forum in which youth can develop skills in leadership, public speaking, and the parliamentary process, and then put these skills into practice through service to youth in their community. This event will take place from February 19 to the 21st. For more information please visit www.bcyp.org.


LIFE AFTER SCHOOL TRANSITION RESOURCE FAIR is on Tuesday, April 12th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Haney Secondary. This event is for a student or young adult with extra support needs who is searching for career & resource options. For more information or transportation to this event please contact Dennis Lacroix at 604 626-1156.

CANADIAN TOURISM COLLEGE is having their Career Prep Day. If you have ever considered a career in the travel industry this would be a good way to get valuable information. The date is May 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call 604 582-1122 or email at receptionary@tourismcollege.com.

RIDGE MEADOWS HOME SHOW is looking for volunteers to assist in this year’s event, if you are interested please see Ms. Lemieux in the counselling office for further information, or visit the website ridgemeadowshomeshow.com to fill out a student volunteer form.

JUSTICE INSTITUTE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA is having an Open House on March 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Children’s Easter Fest Event 2016: Youth volunteers needed for Sunday, March 27th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pitt Meadows Park. For more information or to volunteer for this event, phone Lara McCreedy at 604 467-7452 or email imccreedy@mapleridge.ca

IF YOU are enrolled in a Work Experience Course, please see Ms. Lemieux a.s.a.p.

ALOUETTE RIVER SOCIETY has volunteer/work experience opportunities to be a camp counsellor at their spring break camps. Themes are SuperMario and Splatoon. For more information, please contact Sophie at voluncomm@alouetteriver.org or call at 604 467-6401. Please make sure you pick up a contract from Ms. Lemieux or Ms. Domitruk.

STUDENTS wishing to join Youth Week through a Talent show held at the ACT Arts Centre on May 2, should contact Johnathan Chambers at jchambers@mapleridge.ca to schedule their audition, to be held on March 24 or 31 at the South Bonson Community Centre.

Are you looking for fulfilling work experience? Would you like to learn more about basic programming? Do you have a passion for teaching children about science or programming? A Simon Fraser University undergrad student run non-profit known as Science Alive is looking for volunteers to assist with our Codemakers 101 weekend camp on Saturdays from 12-4 pm at the SFU Burnaby campus. If you are interested in applying, please contact volunteer@sciencealive.ca

UBC Events: Engineering Explorations 10: March 5th

Lab Tours: Feb 19, March 18, April 5

Geering Up After-School Clubs: Wednesdays, and Geering Up In-School Workshops: Feb 1st. For more information or to sign up please visit: engineering.ubc.ca/student-events

ARE YOU INTERESTED in Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Metal Fabrication, Hairdressing, Culinary or Masonry? These programs are offered to high school students in our district. The SD#42 Trades night will be Thursday, February 25th at Thomas Haney Secondary in the rotunda. Time will be from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. To register please visit: http://apprenticeship.sd42.ca/ and to apply please go to:  http://apprenticeship.sd42.ca/?page_id=517


Trinity Western University: Preview Weekend on February 19 & 20th. Bring your parents, stay in the dorms, talk to students and professors. For more information or to register please visit: www.twu.ca/visit.

Canadian College of Performing Arts is holding their auditions on Saturday, February 20, 2016. For more information or to apply please visit ccpacanada.com or call 250 595-9970.

Cythera Transition Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to help out in their store on Saturdays or Sundays interested please pick up an application at the store.


The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too Event: March 12 & 13th at Abbotsford Airport. This event is for females wanting to know more about aviation, aerospace, marine and defense. For more information please visit: http://www.girlsfly2.ca

Celebrate Recovery is looking for volunteers to help out with setting up tables and chairs, serving food, kitchen clean up and childcare. If interested please see Ms. Lemieux or Ms.Domitruk.

Science World: Great opportunity to get your hours for the work experience course. Placements will last 2 weeks at a total of 80 hours. All students interested must attend training. For dates and more information please see either Ms. Lemieux or Mrs. Domitruk.

West Coast Soccer Club in Pitt Meadows is looking for volunteers to help out with some of their events as well as helping out coaching for those involved in soccer.  For more information please contact Lisa Begg at lisa.begg@westcoastfc.ca.


Encounters with Canada: Spend an adventure filled week in the nation’s capital. Check out future career options, discover your country, and share your hopes and dreams. Expand your horizons and explore the possibilities for exciting careers that you’ve never before imagined! Visit important Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, develop your leadership skills and enjoy an extraordinary, bilingual experience. Select from one of 13 theme weeks. Don’t forget—first come, first served! Register online at: https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/en/begin_your_adventure

To apply for volunteer and work experience opportunities, please make sure you get a contract from Ms. Lemieux or Mrs. Domitruk in advance to starting your position.

KPU Music Information Sessions and Tours March 7 and Apr 2. For more information please visit: kpu.ca/music.

For more work experience/volunteer opportunities please visit: https://gsscareercentre.wordpress.com/work-experience-opportunities/.




GSS Spring Running will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please meet by the gym by 3pm. Beginners welcome. Distances will be between 3 and 5 km.  See Mrs. Harmon for more information.




ALL MALE GRADS if you are interested in renting or buying a suit from Black and Lee, they will be coming to Garibaldi for fittings.   Please see Mrs. Chessa in the office for more information.

NEUFELD FARMS food orders are due Thursday, February 25, please give to Mrs. Chessa in the office.  The delivery date is Wednesday, March 9th, 7:30pm at the school.

Garibaldi Graduates: If you are a Grade 12 student in a trade at another District 42 high school but Garibaldi is your home school please keep reading. Would you like to participate in the Garibaldi Graduation (Ceremony, Dinner/dance, and Dry Grad)? Please email Ms. Lemieux so that she can send you the necessary forms for meetings and ticket sales. Email: pauline_lemieux@sd42.ca

Concordia University will be in Vancouver on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Vancouver Suites. Register at: Concordia.ca/receptions. If you have any questions please email fjeldsted@concordia.ca.

Planning to participate in Garibaldi’s Grad but not presently attending Garibaldi? If you are a Grade 12 student at another District 42 high school or trade school, but Garibaldi is your home school, this is for you. Would you like to participate in any of the Garibaldi Graduation (Ceremony, Dinner/dance, and Dry Grad)?  Please email Ms. Lemieux so that she can send you the necessary forms for meetings and ticket sales.  Email: pauline_lemieux@sd42.ca

IF YOU ARE interested in being this year’s Valedictorian, nomination forms are now available in the office.

GUEST FORMS for Dry Grad are now available in the office.

DID YOU APPLY TO SFU? If so, please know that if you have a hotmail.com, outlook.com, @live.com and @live.ca, emails from SFU may go into your junk mail folder or may not be delivered at all. For SFU admission applications or correspondence please use either Gmail, Shaw, Telus etc.

SFU will be here on Tuesday, February 23rd at lunch time in the conference room down the hall from the Counselling office. This is all the information you need for after you apply.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University will be here on Wednesday, February 24th in the conference room. This is their Next Steps workshop which will explain what to do after applying.

BUTTONS AND BOWS in Maple Ridge is having a grad event selling gently used grad dresses from now until the end of February. Sizes range from 0 to 3X. Over 50 affordable dresses. The address is 22785 Dewdney Trunk Road.

Don’t miss out on the many scholarship offerings! You can now view them on the Career Centre website or on the bulletin board across from the Counselling area. Scholarships will no longer be listed here in the gazette.

Notre Bistro Menu

Featuring BC Products

Soups: $1.75
Broccoli Soup


Main Course: $5.00

Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables


Short Order: $2.50 cash, $2.25 Café Card
Potato and Cheese Perogies with Bacon Bits and Sour Cream
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.



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