We have had a great beginning to our school year with wonderful bunch of students. We will be diving deeper into learning about vowels, consonants, addition combinations, number words, counting to 100, and learning about communities. This week each student will be sent home with a homework folder. This folder will contain their bible memory work (students are currently working on verse #1), sight words of the week to be practised at home (students will be given an oral test on Fridays), and any math or language work that the student did not finish in class. Please remember to spend 15 minutes a night reading with your child. I look forward to another great week!
Bring Your Bible:
Our classes are well on there way this week. Please note that all students are required to have a Bible.
Ideally the Bible will be the ESV version, however the NIV or NLT version will work. We understand that
many families have found it challenging to purchase a Bible in Charlottetown. Please let Mrs. McGonnell
know if you cannot purchase a Bible and she will try her best to find one for your child. Bibles should
have both the Old and New Testaments.
Lego WeDo Camp:
We are excited to be offering a Robotics Camp for our elementary students again this year. Please see
the flyer sent home with your child if he/she has expressed interest in participating. The 8 week camp
will run on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:30, beginning on September 25 th . If you child wishes to
participate, please return your child’s permission slip and payments of $150 to your child’s homeroom
teacher. Space is limited.
Students in grades 1-6 are invited to participate in our annual GCS Soccer Camp. Soccer camp will take
place on Wednesday’s, weather permitting, from 3:15 – 4:15. Camp will begin on September 18 and run
until October 23. Registration forms and payments can be sent to your child’s homeroom teacher. Only
25 students will be invited to participate. Get your registration forms and payments in early!
Cheer & Dance Academy
We are delighted to have Mrs. MacDougall running our Cheer & Dance Academy this year. Girls in
Grades 1-6 are invited to participate each Friday from 3:15 – 4:30, with practices beginning on
September 20 th . The registration fee of $30 and registration forms can be returned to your daughter’s
Elementary Cross Country
Elementary Cross Country practices will be held on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:00. There is no registration
form or fee required, however students wishing to participate are asked to meet in the atrium at 3:15
sharp, dressed in proper running attire, with a full water bottle.
Milk / Lunch Program
As in previous years, GCS will be offering a milk program for elementary students and a lunch program
for the entire school. We are currently in the process of implementing an online ordering and payment
platform that will be used for the milk and lunch programs. This new platform will be available to school
families in early October. Additional information regarding this new platform will be sent out in the next
few weeks. Until then, we appreciate your patience as we prepare this new and more efficient option
for our milk and lunch programs.
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 daily homework items include:
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. ESL students will have additional
homework from the ESL Department which will be tracked using the SeeSaw App.
Scrip is Grace Christian School’s simple fundraising program using gift cards from popular retailers. The
school purchases these gift cards at a discount and resells them to parents for the face value of the
card. Families will earn back the difference of the purchase (to a specified amount) to be returned to
that family in June in the form of their choice of gift cards, tuition bursary, donation to GCS staff, or
donation to GCS Plant a Seed Fund. Please remember to stop by the GCS Armoury just inside the new
school atrium to purchase your gift cards.
October 10 – Fall Pictures
October 11 – PD Day (No Classes)
October 14 – Thanksgiving (No Classes)