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The Carleton fire...what it means for Green Thumb

On August 19th, the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood was shocked to see beloved neighbourhood School Sir Guy Carleton ablaze with a four alarm fire on the west side of the building. The repercussions for the community are vast and still unfolding, including the relocation of all students and teachers for the upcoming school year at the very least.


The hearts of all Green Thumb staff members go out to all teachers, students and families whose lives have been shaken up by the fire. We are very fortunate at Green Thumb to be able to report that our buildings were not affected by the fire, and we are operating as normal. The clean up of the fire and relocation Carleton’s staff and students have had an affect on some of the day to day details of how our buildings run, and we want to extend deep thanks to everyone at the VSB who have kept Green Thumb in mind and have been working with us to make sure that Green Thumb’s activities continue on as usual.


Everyone at Green Thumb will miss the hubbub of having students and staff on campus this year, and we wish to extend our best wishes to everyone as they pursue their studies and professional activities elsewhere throughout the coming year.

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September 10, 2016