We have arrived at the final full week of the first quarter. The grade five students just finished their fitness testing in Phys.Ed. and will be starting soccer skill testing this week. They have begun reviewing fractions in math class after a their unit on measurement, and I’m excited to provide more and more opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and skills now that some foundational work has been done. Take note of the following important dates and events coming up at GCS.

Bricks Of Honour:

Within our Buy A Brick Campaign, we have launched Bricks of Honour. We are asking that every stakeholder of GCS purchase a brick in honour of a child, grandchild, alumni, or a staff member.  Each $250 gift allows you to honour one person, with the name of the honouree visually represented on the media wall inside the new atrium. With 230 current students, 226 alumni, and committed staff members for over 35 years, there are many bricks of honour to be purchased.   Are you ready to give? To learn more about how you can give, please email admin@gcspei.ca.

Annual GCS Remembrance Day Ceremony:

Friday, November 9th, marks the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. The service will begin at 2:00 pm and last for approximately one hour. Following the ceremony, students will be dismissed for the day.

As in the past, we are asking for your help in inviting veterans, or currently serving members of the military, to the service so that we can honour their contribution to securing our freedom. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson at pthompson@gcspei.ca and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. This will enable us to give him/her appropriate recognition during the ceremony.

Also, Mr. Ellis is again preparing a Power Point to be played during the service; therefore, we are soliciting photographs of family members who served during the World Wars, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict, or in peace-keeping, to personalize our presentation. Any photos received will be scanned and returned in a timely manner. We understand that they are family treasures. Photos can also be scanned at home and e-mailed to the school at jellis@gcspei.ca.  Please indicate the name, rank, field of service, arena and time served (e.g. Corporal Joe Smith, army, France, 1939-1945) of the individual pictured, as well as the relationship to your student (e.g. great-uncle of Katie Jones, grade three). Please note that photos shared in previous years are on file and do not need to be re-submitted, but, if adjustments or corrections are required, please send that information. New photos and/or adjustments must be received by Mr. Ellis no later than 3pm, Monday, November 5th.

Annual Pancake Breakfast:  

Our 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held  Saturday, November 24th, 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

This is one of the ways in which we hope to bring the GCS community together to celebrate our incredible school and the success of this event depends largely on your participation. Mark your calendars and be on the look out for more information in the coming weeks.

GCS Movie Day:

Saturday, November 10th is GCS Movie Day at the Charlottetown Cineplex. All GCS students and families are invited to see The Grinch at 2:40PM. Forms were sent home this past week with all students outlining the details. For children under the age of 12, tickets are $6.00 each and for everyone age 13 and up, tickets are $9.00 each.  Children under 13 must be supervised by a parent. Please return the forms with the students name and payment by Monday, November 5th to receive your tickets. Tickets will be sent home with students on Wednesday, November 7th. GCS will have reserved seating at the movie.

Assignments & Assessments:

Thursday:  Spelling Test 8

Friday:  Math Test 3 (Practice measurement conversions)

Other Important Dates

Nov 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

Nov 12 – Remembrance Day Observed (No Class)

Nov 15 – Report cards

Nov 15 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (pm)

Nov 16 – Parent-teacher Conferences (am) (No Class)

Nov 24 – Pancake Breakfast

Have a fabulous week!

Mr. W