Elementary Blog Post

Greetings! Thank you all for taking the time to meet with me to develop strategies for your child’s success. Having this time to talk is always so beneficial. Please do not hesitate to email me any questions or concerns in the months between interviews. Take note below of important information regarding our class. 

Annual Pancake Breakfast

The 15th Annual Pancake Breakfast is just around the corner! On Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 8am – 11am, you are all invited to come take part in this GCS community event. The proceeds generated from this community-building fundraiser will go toward the 2020 Jamaica Mission Trip.

Tickets are now available for purchase through Green Apple Pay, our new online payment platform. Once you log into your account, using this link https://gcs.greenapplepay.com, you will see the option to purchase tickets. All tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Nov. 20th and tickets will be sent home with your child(ren) on Friday, Nov. 22 before the event. Tickets can be purchased for $5 per person, and this includes traditional or gluten-free pancakes, sausages, tea, coffee, and juice. Children 5 and under eat for free

Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. 

Cooler Temperatures

As we experience more winter-like temperatures and weather conditions, please remind your children to come prepared for outdoors. Students are encouraged to carry a warm hat and mittens in their backpacks every day and to come dressed in a warm jacket. Snow pants and winter boots will also help your children stay warm and dry as we enjoy the winter weather and fun in the snow.

For students who arrive prior to 8:45 AM, please note that students will not be permitted to go inside the school to gather their winter gear. Please arrive dressed for the winter conditions.

Operation Christmas Child

The GCS students are hearing stories about how God is using the simple gift of a shoe box to impact other kids around the world. We are looking forward to blessing thousands of children around the world with shoe boxes and the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Your child has received a shoe box to fill with gifts for a less fortunate child.  Need ideas for your kids to pack?  Here is the link of the top 100 things to put in a shoebox, and a list of items that are permitted.   All items must be new. Please make sure that we add $10 to each box to help with the cost of shipping, if you can.

https: //www.samaritanspurse.ca/suggested-gifts/    

This Week in Grade Two

Language – We will review possessive pronouns and verbs and begin learning articles.

Math –  We will be learning to find the  fourth of a shape or group and measuring in centimeters

Social Studies – We will be reviewing the names of the provinces and territories and the capitals of each.


Tuesday – Possessive Pronoun Quiz

Wednesday – Math Quiz and Verb Quiz

Friday – Spelling Test (List 8)

Genius Hour

This quarter we will be working on presenting techniques through Friday’s genius hour. Students will present an item from home talking about how the item functions and the uses of it. We will practice making eye-contact, staying on task, and answering questions at the end of the presentation. This week, students with a last name between and including A and L will present.  

Friday (November 22nd) – A – L

Friday (November 29th) – M – X

Friday (December 6th) – Y – Z

Important Dates

Nov. 23 – Annual Pancake Breakfast (8:00 am – 11:00 am) 
Dec 5 – K – Grade 2 Christmas Concert (2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)
Dec 12 – Grade 3 – 6 Christmas Musical  Production (1:30 pm & 6:30 pm)


Mrs. MacDougall