With crocuses in bloom and birds chirping, it’s obvious that spring has arrived! That being said, it is STILL not going to be quite warm enough this week for children to come to school without a jacket or sweater. Please ensure your child has something to put on in the event that it is colder than it appears.

Smart Parents for a Smart Phone Generation

All parents are encouraged to come out tomorrow evening, Monday, May 6th, from 7 PM- 8:30 PM, to attend a parent seminar called “Smart Parents for a Smart Phone Generation”. This event will be held at Grace Baptist Church.  Guest speaker, Mr. Paul Robertson, will guide parents through the realities of what is available to today’s generation of youth and provide effective strategies for keeping our children safe online.  We hope to see you there.

Mother-Daughter Tea

Calling all mothers, daughters, and grandmothers!  Please join us at GCS this Saturday, May 11th for a sweet treat and tea.  If you have a special person who is like a mother or grandmother to you, bring them along too.  For full details on this event, please check out the form that was sent home with your daughter late last week, or contact Mrs. Able at eable@gcspei.ca.

Warm Weather Reminders

The flowers are growing fast and so are your children.  In fact, students may be growing out of their clothing that fit them last fall!  It is our desire that our parents work with us in dressing their children appropriately for school, so with the change in seasons, we wish to provide you with this friendly reminder.

Parents are reminded to ensure that their children’s clothing is modest, clean, neat, and appropriate.  Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than just above the knee, which is typically to the tips of the fingers on most children.  Girls are permitted to wear sleeveless shirts as long as the straps are wider than three finger widths (please no shirts with thin spaghetti straps). Clothing with a rebellious or negative message are also considered dress code violations.

All kindergarten and elementary students must have a second pair of shoes to be worn inside. According to provincial regulations, kindergarten and elementary students are required to wear socks at all times while at school.  Sandals are not permitted for this reason.

Important Dates

  • Monday, May 6 – Smart Parenting for a Smart Phone Generation Seminar (7:00pm)
  • Saturday, May 11 – Mother Daughter Tea (11:30am)
  • Thursday, May 16 – Father & Son Bowling (6:00pm)
  • Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day (No Classes)
  • Thursday, May 30– Arts Coffeehouse (6:30pm)
  • Friday, May 31 – In-house Elementary Track Meet (9:00 – 12:00)
  • Saturday, June 1 – GCS Golf Challenge (8:00am)
  • Wednesday, June 5 – ACSI Elementary Track Meet

More information about the upcoming events will be sent your way in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Assessments

  • Tuesday – Girls’ Presentations
  • Wednesday – Boys’ Presentations
  • Thursday – Preposition Quiz
  • Friday – Math Quiz 13, Spelling Test 26

Students, please put time and effort into studying for those spelling tests. We are not yet done of the school year! Strive for excellence!