Hello Grade 5 GCS Families,

Although it was a shorter week, everyone has been working very hard in Grade 5! We honored our Veterans by making poppies and/or peace cranes to decorate the classroom. Today GCS had a Remembrance Day ceremony to honor those who have lost their lives for our freedoms, those who fought and those who continue to serve our country. Lest we forget.

Here are a couple of reminders about upcoming events:

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Campaign)

Our school is participating in Operation Christmas Child once again this year. Every GCS student is encouraged to fill a box with items that can be shared with a child in need in another country. Items that may be placed in the box include: toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, washcloths, socks, toothbrushes. Please do not include any liquids, food items of any kind, war-related items, or breakable items.

Collection week is November 14th-18th in school, though our target date is Wednesday, Nov.16th (for Chapel).

Please be sure to send in your filled shoeboxes (or item that you would like to donate towards filling a shoebox) by then.

Elementary Christmas Production:

We are very excited to announce that we are in the beginning stages of preparing our annual Christmas presentation. The elementary students have been reading through scripts and learning songs in class for the last few weeks. This year we will be presenting “Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch” a children’s musical with a western feel about the coming of the Saviour written by Pam Andrews.

We are anticipating a live, in-house, concert as we have done in years past. The musical has an “Old West” theme, and we will need a few items brought in for concert dress. All students are required to bring in a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. If students have items such as western vests, chaps, boots, kerchiefs, or cowboy hats please add them as they may be used for the main cast. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns. Place items in a bag labeled with your student’s name on it and please bring it into school by Thursday, Dec. 1.  Students are to give the bag to the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. Thank you for your cooperation and help with the costuming. If you have any concerns, please email Mrs. Wilting at jwilting@gcspei.ca.

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, November 17th – Report Cards are published
Thursday, November 17th – Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00PM-7:00PM (Elementary)
Friday, November 18th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

 Upcoming Assessments

Monday, November 21st – Spelling Test #9

Friday, November 25th – Social Studies WW1 unit project.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Mrs. Summerfield