Wow! What a great first few days we have had in our Grade Two Learning Studio. We had a busy first few days talking about what our year will look like and getting use to our new classroom. As we get into our first full week, students will begin learning in our main content areas as well as learning and creating in their speciality area classes. As we begin exploring different online learning resources, we would appreciate if you could supply your child with a pair of headphones to bring and keep at school. Thank you for all you have done in preparing your child for this new adventure.
ESL Parent Orientation Night
Parents of GCS students that are part of our ESL program are invited to our ESL Parent Orientation Night this Monday, September 9th. The event begins at 6:00 pm in the chapel area of Grace Christian School.
24 Hour Knight’s Challenge
We are excited to launch our annual 24-Hour Knights Challenge on Tuesday, September 10th. Last year we raised over $21,000 in just 24 hours, thanks in part of you. We ask that you consider your personal capacity to give to this year’s challenge.
How Can I Give:
1) Gifts may be given in the form of cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Please make all cheques payable to Grace Christian School. Gifts can be delivered to the school office; however, they must be accompanied by a pledge form to receive a tax receipt.
2) Each student will receive a pledge form for the 24HR Knights Challenge on Monday. Please return the pledge form and payment to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday to be included in this year’s challenge. For tax purposes, please include your name and address.
3) E-transfer donations can be sent directly to email@example.com using the password “Knights”. Please include your full name and address in the note section of the transfer for tax purposes.
4) To discuss a long-term partnership or giving plan outside the 24-hour challenge, please contact our Director of Advancement, Mrs. Natalie MacNeill, to schedule a meeting – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Teacher
Parents are invited to the school to meet their child’s teachers on Tuesday, September 10, from 3:15-4:30 pm. This is a “drop-in” event. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with an opportunity to visit your child’s learning environment.
GCS Carnival & BBQ
All GCS students and their families are invited to our GCS Carnival from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11. Tickets for hotdogs, hamburgers, and carnival treats can be purchased on location for $2.00 each. Grab the family and head over to the GCS carnival grounds for dinner. There will be face-painting, carnival games, and inflatables for the whole family to enjoy. Please wear your GCS clothing to demonstrate your school pride.
Terry Fox Run
This Friday, September 13, from 2:00-3:00 pm the staff and students of GCS will participate in the annual Terry Fox Run. While we do not send our students out to canvas the community, any donations received will be added to the proceeds of our first Casual Day and sent to support cancer research. Parents are most welcome to join us in celebrating Terry’s life and his cause!
We are pleased to offer the milk program again this year! More information will follow in the coming weeks.
After School Care:
With the majority of families in today’s society having both Mom and Dad in the workforce, Grace Christian School has recognized the need for additional support for your child during the after-school hours. We are blessed to offer a comprehensive After-School Program, Monday to Friday, from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM, within our school building. If you would like to use our after-school program, please contact Mrs. Victoria Kelly (email@example.com) for more details.
Assignments and Quizzes
Friday – Spelling Quiz (List #1)
As your child’s homeroom teacher I will be covering Math, Language, Penmanship, Social Studies, and Digital Literacy however, as you look below you will see that your child will be learning from many other teachers in exciting speciality areas.
Art – Mrs. Bryenton
Science – Mrs. MacNeill
Bible – Mrs. McGonnell
Gym – Mrs. Laird
French – Mrs. Laird
Music – Mrs. Wilting
Library – Mrs. Biech
Sep 10 – Meet the Teacher
Sep 13 – Terry Fox Run
Sep 13 – GCS Carnival and BBQ