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.

Soccer Camp

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

homeroom teacher.

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.

No Homework?

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 Program

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.

Important Dates

October 10 – Fall Pictures

October 11 – PD Day (No Classes)

October 14 – Thanksgiving (No Classes)