History Project Extension:
Students have been working diligently throughout our class time studying various aspects of World War One & Two. Although the due date for their final unit projects had been set for Monday, November 5th, a number of students have asked for an extension to ensure their projects are done well. I will extend the due date a couple days, however all students are required to complete their projects by Wednesday, November 7th to ensure they are graded for their first quarter report cards.
Bricks Of Honour:
Within our Buy A Brick Campaign, we have launched Bricks of Honour. We are asking that every stakeholder of GCS purchase a brick in honour of a child, grandchild, alumni, or a staff member. Each $250 gift allows you to honour one person, with the name of the honouree visually represented on the media wall inside the new atrium. With 230 current students, 226 alumni, and committed staff members for over 35 years, there are many bricks of honour to be purchased. Are you ready to give? To learn more about how you can give, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-Location Remembrance Day Service:
This week, students in Grade 6 will be travelling to a seniors-living complex in Charlottetown to host a short Remembrance Day service. This will occur on Friday, November 9th, at 10:00 AM. Students are not required to wear chapel dress, however I will ask them not to wear athletic wear for this event. Poppies will be provided for each student. Please sign and return your child’s permission form promptly.
Annual GCS Remembrance Day Ceremony:
Friday, November 9th, marks the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. The service will begin at 2:00 pm and last for approximately one hour. Following the ceremony, students will be dismissed for the day.
As in the past, we are asking for your help in inviting veterans, or currently serving members of the military, to the service so that we can honour their contribution to securing our freedom. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson at email@example.com and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. This will enable us to give him/her appropriate recognition during the ceremony.
Also, Mr. Ellis is again preparing a Power Point to be played during the service; therefore, we are soliciting photographs of family members who served during the World Wars, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict, or in peace-keeping, to personalize our presentation. Any photos received will be scanned and returned in a timely manner. We understand that they are family treasures. Photos can also be scanned at home and e-mailed to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the name, rank, field of service, arena and time served (e.g. Corporal Joe Smith, army, France, 1939-1945) of the individual pictured, as well as the relationship to your student (e.g. great-uncle of Katie Jones, grade three). Please note that photos shared in previous years are on file and do not need to be re-submitted, but, if adjustments or corrections are required, please send that information. New photos and/or adjustments must be received by Mr. Ellis no later than 3pm, Monday, November 5th.
Annual Pancake Breakfast:
Our 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 24th, 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
This is one of the ways in which we hope to bring the GCS community together to celebrate our incredible school and the success of this event depends largely on your participation. Mark your calendars and be on the look out for more information in the coming weeks.
GCS Movie Day:
Saturday, November 10th is GCS Movie Day at the Charlottetown Cineplex. All GCS students and families are invited to see The Grinch at 2:40PM. Forms were sent home this past week with all students outlining the details. For children under the age of 12, tickets are $6.00 each and for everyone age 13 and up, tickets are $9.00 each. Children under 13 must be supervised by a parent. Please return the forms with the students name and payment by Monday, November 5th to receive your tickets. Tickets will be sent home with students on Wednesday, November 7th. GCS will have reserved seating at the movie.
Assignments & Assessments:
Wednesday: Final History Projects Due
Friday: Spelling Quiz 8
Other Important Dates
Nov 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov 12 – Remembrance Day Observed (No Class)
Nov 15 – Report cards
Nov 15- Parent Teacher Conferences (pm)
Nov 16 – Parent teacher Conferences (am) (No Class)
Nov 24- Pancake Breakfast