The school year is about to begin and what an incredible group of students I have the privilege of spending this year with. With such a diverse group of students we will undoubtedly learn well beyond the curriculum. It is my prayer that together we will gain a greater understanding of our theme verse, and model it before others so they may know we are disciples of God: “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
So, what are you up to this year? Be sure to check out our weekly blog to stay up-to-date on important school events, special announcements, as well as your child’s weekly assignments, tests, and quizzes. Here are a few things to share with you already:
Your Child’s Teachers:
As the lead Gr 5/6 teacher, I will be responsible for teaching your child Math, Language, Spelling, History, and Science. Your child will be blessed to have multiple teachers throughout the week for various content areas:
- Mrs. Biech: Reading
- Miss Jenkins: Writing
- Mrs. McGonnell: Bible
- Mrs. Bouter: Art
- Mrs. Wilting: Music
- Mrs. Laird: French & Gym
GCS Family Carnival:
All GCS students and their families are invited to the school grounds on Wednesday, September 13th, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, to kick off a new school year. Grab a snack from our canteen area and try your hand a numerous carnival games. We can promise you that there will be fun for all ages- yes, even you too, Mom & Dad!
Admission to the carnival is free, however snacks can be purchased for $1.00 each (Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Cotton Candy, Snowcones Popcorn, Water).
Families are also encouraged to wear their GCS apparel to demonstrate their school spirit. Each family member wearing GCS apparel can enter their name into a draw for a fantastic prize!
GCS School Spirit T-shirt Orders:
GCS students and families will have the opportunity to purchase GCS Spirit T-shirts on Thursday and Friday after school from 3:00-3:30 pm in Room 202. While purchasing these t-shirts is completely optional, students will be asked to wear GCS t-shirts when competing in Track & Field, Cross Country, and other school-wide events. T-shirts are $15.00 each. Cash or cheque accepted.
More GCS Apparel & Online Store:
Visit our online GCS Clothing store to get all of your school and athletic apparel. Show your school spirit with high quality shirts, jackets, hoodies, and more. Shipping is free and most clothing is custom designed by you! Check it out: http://gracecs.entripyshops.com/
Students in Grade 5/6 are very busy throughout the week, and in efforts to make every day run smoothly, we ask that they come prepared for each of their classes. Please take note of their weekly class schedule being sent home in their school agenda.
Please rest assured that this in NOT the case for students in Grades 5/6. Although many class assignments are completed throughout the day in class, there are a number of items that students should be spending time on each night. These homework items include: any math corrections, spelling & vocabulary review, reading for a minimum of 15 minutes, as well as Bible memory work. Any unfinished classwork in Math or Language must also be completed. Weekly spelling quizzes will be given every Thursday, with math quizzes or tests being administered on Fridays. ESL students will have additional homework from the ESL Department which will be written in their homework agendas.
Milk Orders & School Lunch Program:
We are pleased to offer the milk program again this year! Beginning next week (Sept 13th), students will have the option of ordering either white or chocolate milk. Orders must be placed a week in advance, with white milk costing $.50 and chocolate milk costing $.75. You may wish to pay for your child’s milk on a weekly basis or pay in advance, a month or two at a time. Milk ordered on Sept 13th will be delivered to the students the following week (Sept 18-22).
Because of our excellent volunteers, we are extremely blessed to have a School Lunch Program. Students may order food selections from various restaurants (soon to be announced) for their lunches. Also, every second Friday, Mrs. Barrett will be selling hot dogs to raise funds for special service missions.
For both milk orders and school lunch orders, we ask that you send money in a sealed envelope. On the envelope, please write the following:
- Name of the student
- The amount in the envelope
- The purpose of the money
Sending in money this way helps the teachers keep orders organized. In an effort to keep our morning routine running smoothly, we will be collecting money for both milk and lunches only on Wednesday morning.
As we begin another school year, please partner with me to ensure your child’s year is a success. Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.