We had a wonderful first couple of days of school. It has been so exciting to begin to get to know each student. We have great things ahead as we start our first full week together.
As your child’s lead teacher, I will be responsible for teaching your math, penmanship, language arts, art, mathletics, digital literacy, social studies, and genius hour. Your child will be blessed to have multiple teachers throughout the week for various content areas:
Science Mrs. MacNeill
Gym Mrs. Laird
Bible Mrs. McGonnell
French Mrs. Smylie
Music Mrs. Wilting
Library Mrs. Biech
A copy of your child’s weekly schedule has been sent home in your child’s homework bag. Please make sure your child brings their homework bag back to school every day and ensure that your child is coming prepared for their scheduled classes. Next week we will begin using our agendas and daily homework folders.
As we kick off our first full week of classes at GCS, we are also preparing to host a number of events. Please take note of the following events occurring throughout this week:
ESL Parent Orientation Night
Parents of GCS students that are part of our ESL program are invited to our ESL Parent Orientation Night this Monday, September 9th. The event begins at 6:00 pm in the chapel area of Grace Christian School.
24 Hour Knight’s Challenge
We are excited to launch our annual 24-Hour Knights Challenge on Tuesday, September 10th. Last year we raised over $21,000 in just 24 hours, thanks in part of you. We ask that you consider your personal capacity to give to this year’s challenge.
How Can I Give:
1) Gifts may be given in the form of cash, cheque, or e-transfer. Please make all cheques payable to Grace Christian School. Gifts can be delivered to the school office; however, they must be accompanied by a pledge form to receive a tax receipt.
2) Each student will receive a pledge form for the 24HR Knights Challenge on Monday. Please return the pledge form and payment to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday to be included in this year’s challenge. For tax purposes, please include your name and address.
3) E-transfer donations can be sent directly to email@example.com using the password “Knights”. Please include your full name and address in the note section of the transfer for tax purposes.
4) To discuss a long-term partnership or giving plan outside the 24-hour challenge, please contact our Director of Advancement, Mrs. Natalie MacNeill, to schedule a meeting – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Teacher
Parents are invited to the school to meet their child’s teachers on Tuesday, September 10, from 3:15-4:30 pm. This is a “drop-in” event. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with an opportunity to visit your child’s learning environment.
GCS Carnival & BBQ
All GCS students and their families are invited to our GCS Carnival from 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, September 13. Tickets for hotdogs, hamburgers, and carnival treats can be purchased on location for $2.00 each. Grab the family and head over to the GCS carnival grounds for dinner. There will be face-painting, carnival games, and inflatables for the whole family to enjoy. Please wear your GCS clothing to demonstrate your school pride.
Terry Fox Run
This Friday, September 13, from 2:00-3:00 pm the staff and students of GCS will participate in the annual Terry Fox Run. While we do not send 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!