Ecole Glenrosa Middle School

March Newsletter

Administration Update

Dear GMS Families,

Welcome to the March edition of our school newsletter. As we move forward into the third month of the year, we are excited to share with you some of the latest updates from our school community.

Our students have been working hard throughout the school year, and we are pleased to see their progress. Our grade 9 students completed their course selection with help from the staff at MBSS for grade 10. Should you have any questions about registration or course selection, please reach out to the office at MBSS at 250-870-5101 or email at Office hours are from 7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Spring Break: We are approaching our annual spring break, which will take place from March 20th to April 2nd. Students will return to class on Monday, April 3. A reminder that Friday, April 7th is Good Friday, and there is no school. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable break and takes this time to rest and recharge!

Book Fair: We have several exciting events planned for March. GMS will be holding its annual Scholastic Book Fair from February 27 - March 3rd. Students will be given 30 minutes with their class to view and purchase books. Due to the limited amount of time students have at the school you may wish to use the following link for additional purchases. Please use the following link if you or your child would like to purchase any books. The school will still receive credit for on-line orders. The on-line link will only be available from February 27 - March 3rd. . All proceeds go towards supporting programs at our school.

Enrichment Day: On Wednesday, March 1st, we have another Enrichment Day. We are excited for students to have yet another opportunity to explore new learning and interests. Please be aware that dismissal is at 12:15pm. On March 17th, we will celebrate "Rock Your Socks Day" in support of Down Syndrome awareness. Every year people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. Stay tuned for more information and a sock fundraiser event.

Japan Sister School Visit: GMS students with CNB students will be visiting our sister school in Japan the week of March 4th -12th. Students from Haruhigaoka School will then visit GMS and CNB next year Ms. Read is excited to visit our sister school with our students from West Kelowna. Stay tuned for details about their adventures!

We would like to extend our thanks to the maintenance team at the school district for all their hard work and time with our GMS gym, including the use of a bus every day for transportation to and from the George Pringle gym. As well, to Mr. Sommerfeld, and the PHE team who has spent many hours setting up and changing the delivery of physical education and health due to our flood in the gym. We really appreciate their time and energy devoted to this as it has ensured our GMS students can continue to participate in a quality program.

We appreciate your continued support as we work together to create a safe and supportive learning environment for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Mrs. Bobbi Hunter, Principal

Mrs. Stephanie Read, Vice-Principal

March Update

  • Monday Feb. 27 - Friday, March 3 - GMS Book Fair
  • Tuesday, February 28 - Gr. 8 & 9 Band Festival
  • Wednesday, March 1 - Enrichment Day
  • Sunday, March 12 - Daylight Savings
  • Friday, March 17
    • St. Patrick's Day,
    • Rock Your Socks (World Down Syndrome Day),
    • Last day of classes before Spring Break
    • Term 2 ends

    Monday, April 3rd - Classes resume & term 3 begins

    Caring Communities at GMS

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    GMS Counselor Corner

    The Changes Substance Use Prevention Program provides counselling to any youth at risk of using substances or currently using substances. This is a cost-free service available to any youth in need of support around drug and alcohol use, prevention of future use, or if they are affected by drug use of those around them. This program provides up to 6 counselling sessions at school and will also support referrals to other services as needed. If you want more information about the program or would like to make a referral, you can contact Cassy Lukey, the current drug and alcohol prevention counsellor directly at or by phone at (250) 212-6441.

    Social Media Use Article

    An interesting study finds teens and young adults feel better about their appearance after cutting use of social media in half for three weeks

    GMS Contact Information

    Location: 2974 Glen Abbey Place, West Kelowna, BC V1T 2N1
    Phone: 250-870-5176

    March Community Events and Workshops

    Westside Outlaws Fastball League

    • Registration Open

    Bears Volleyball Camp

    Teen Study Zone

    Teen Writing Group

    Indigenous Resilience Festival

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