What fun and special group of students we have the privilege to teach this year. We laughed and sang songs, played outside, read stories, used learning centers and began learning how to follow directions in a beautiful new school setting. I am sure most families would agree that their children were rather tired each evening after enjoying such a fun, full day together.
Within our classroom alone, the students’ families represent 7 different countries and from our kindergarten families, 6 are alumni’s children. How very exciting!
**Each week throughout the school year be sure to check in here to see what’s happening inside our classroom and to learn about any upcoming special events.
As we look to next week, there are a number of events to be aware of:
- Tuesday, September 11 – Meet the Teacher
- Parents are invited to the school to meet their child’s teachers from 3:30-5:00 pm. This is a “drop-in” event. I look forward to meeting you and providing you with an opportunity to visit your child’s learning environment.
- Wednesday, September 12 – GCS Community Event
- All students and their families are invited to our GCS Community Event from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Please wear your GCS clothing to demonstrate your school pride. Please watch our social media accounts for more details.
- Friday, September 14 – Terry Fox Run
- 2:00-3:00 pm – While we are not sending our students out to canvas the community, any donations received will be added to the proceeds of our first Casual Day and sent to support cancer research. Parents are most welcome to join us in celebrating Terry’s life and his cause!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
Late on Thursday evening, GCS launched a 24 Hour Knight’s Challenge to raise $24,000. If you have not been a part of the 24 Hour Knight’s Challenge yet, there is still time!
There are also online and texting opportunities to support GCS as well. Visit http://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/58384 or text “GIVE” to (204) 817-6871 to contribute to our on-going Buy A Brick Campaign.
Your Child’s Teachers:
As your child’s teachers, Mrs. Squires and I will be responsible for teaching your child your child the main subject areas such as phonics, math, science, community helpers, Bible and more. Your child will be blessed to have other teachers throughout the week for various content areas:
- Mrs. Biech: Library
- Mrs. Bouter: Art and Music
GCS Apparel & Online Store:
Visit our online GCS Clothing store to get all of your school and athletic apparel. Show your school spirit with high-quality shirts, jackets, hoodies, and more. Shipping is free and most clothing is custom designed by you! Check it out: http://gracecs.entripyshops.com/
The perfect time to bring your children to school is 8:45 each morning. If you have other commitments in the morning, we have provided a teacher outside to supervise the children until the doors open at 8:45.
Children are to be dressed for the weather and keep their kit bags with them outside until the teacher opens the doors at 8:45.
For those who enjoy the last hug and kiss goodbye to be in our classroom, you have the opportunity to walk your child to class this week before we ask the good buys to be outside or in the atrium as the official send off for your child’s day.
If you need to pick up you child early for an appointment etc, you can reach me by email or call the school and a message will be sent to me right away. The perfect place to wait for your child for early pick up is our beautiful atrium. Relax in the seating provided for you. Myself or Mrs. Squires will help your child get ready to meet you there.
We understand there are many new routines to adjust to at this time of year. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school (902) 628-1668 you can speak with our School Secretary Miss Fanning or email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you, parents, for partnering with us and making every effort to have each day run smoothly. Please take note of their weekly class schedule which has been sent home in their school agenda.
Milk Orders & School Lunch Program:
We are pleased to offer the milk program again this year! More information will follow in the coming weeks.
After School Care:
With the majority of families in today’s society having both Mom and Dad in the workforce, Grace Christian School has recognized the need for additional support for your child during the after-school hours. We are blessed to offer a comprehensive After-School Program, Monday to Friday, from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM, within our school building. This option is available to all elementary students for a fee of $12/child or $16/family. This fee includes a light snack, opportunities for homework assistance, and outdoor play when possible. If you would like to use our after-school program, please contact Mrs. Victoria Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Sep 11 – Meet the Teacher
Sep 12 – GCS Carnival
Sep 14 – Terry Fox Run
Sep 28 – Professional Development Day (School is Closed)
Oct 8 – Thanksgiving (School is Closed)
Looking forward to a great week together.
Mrs. Laura Perry