December is here! Our warm fall has come to an end and with that our school is quickly getting into the Christmas spirit. Our students are working hard to learn each of their Christmas concert songs. We look forward to having each of our parents attend and join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus. If you have any questions regarding our concert please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please continue to send warm hats, coats, and mittens in with your child each day. If you have not sent in an extra set of clothes for the event of any messy recess weather please do so.
School Cancellations & Delays:
When announcements are made for a delay or closure, GCS follows the PEI Public Schools Branch. Alternatively, sometimes only certain schools will be delayed or closed and will be announced by “family of schools”; GCS follows the Bluefield Family, Colonel Gray Family, and Charlottetown Rural Family of schools. If any of these are delayed or canceled, GCS will be also.
In the case of a “one hour delay”, school will begin at 10:00am, while a “school closure” or “system wide shutdown” results in no school at all for the day.
There are a number of ways to know if there is a school delay or closure; they are as follows:
- We will post on the GCS Facebook (Grace Christian School – Prince Edward Island), Twitter (@gcs_pei), and Instagram (gcspei) accounts.
- Each PEI radio station regularly announces delays/closures (as “Public Schools Branch”)
- The CBC Stormcentre website (http://www.cbc.ca/stormcentre/pei/) (as “Public Schools Branch”)
- The PEI radio station websites also post delays/closures on their sites (as “Public Schools Branch”)
- Families can opt in to a GCS text message notification. If school is delayed or canceled, a text message can be sent from GCS to one cell phone in the family to notify of the delay/closure. This is an OPT-IN ONLY program. If you would like to use this option, please email Jordan Ellis (email@example.com) with the cell phone number that you want to have the text message notification be sent to. If you opted in last year and still have the same cell phone number, it is already still in the system.
We strongly encourage you to follow us on one of our social media platforms and to register for our text message system for cancellations if you haven’t already.
If school is closed (not simply delayed), any after-school or extra-curricular activities will also be cancelled (such as sports, after school care, clubs, etc).
Quizzes This Week
Friday: Spelling Quiz. (Grade 1 List #8 Grade 2 List #10)
December 14 – Christmas Program
December 22 – Christmas Parties (Half Day)
December 23 – January 7 – Christmas Break
January 8 – First School Day of 2018
All for now,