It was an exciting time last week at the ground-breaking ceremony. Thanks to all who came out to celebrate this momentous occasion with us!
Safety & Construction
Please take note of the announcement sent to your email address early this week outlining the construction zone for our school expansion. A number of staff will be on-hand to assist with traffic control throughout the next week, however please take extra precaution in the parking lot when dropping off and picking up your children.
A sincere thank-you to the staff of GCS who have collectively donated $30,000 to our Buy A Brick Campaign for phase-one of our school expansion. Many families have asked how they too can support GCS in this endeavor. Please watch for more information which will be sent home with your children early next week. As always, we appreciate your continued prayers over our school.
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Friday, November 10th, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 7th.
Operation Christmas Child
One small shoe box can have a big impact! You can be a part of changing the lives of children all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. This incredible ministry blesses thousands of children each year who would otherwise never receive a gift. Not only that, but these children have the opportunity to hear the good news of the gospel! Last year, we collected over 200 shoe boxes from our school, and we are hoping to do so yet again! Empty boxes will be sent home with students early next week. We ask that you take a few moments of your time, and a few dollars from your pocket, to bless a child in the Ukraine this Christmas. Collection day will be Monday, November 15th. Please remember, what goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal.
To learn more about Operation Christmas Child and what to pack inside your shoe box, please visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/suggested-gifts/
For those wishing to order school pictures from the school, payment is due on Wednesday, November 9th.
A reminder to students that Mrs. Laird has asked that they write a good copy of the “famille” story and draw and color a picture of their family. This is due on Tuesday.
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 16th, from 6:00-9:00 PM and on Friday, November 17th, from 10:00-12:00 AM. Sign-up sheets will be located in the lobby of the school early next week. Please sign-up for an appointment to discuss your child’s progress. I look forward to chatting with you all!
November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly
November 13 – Remembrance Day Observed (No Class)
November 16 – Report Cards
November 16 – Parent Teacher Conferences (pm)
November 17 – Parent Teacher Conferences (am) (No Class)
November 25 – GCS Pancake Breakfast
Upcoming Tests and Quizzes
- Tuesday – Math Test 6 and Oral Math Facts Quiz, Bible Quiz
- Thursday – Penmanship Test 2
- Friday – Spelling Test 9*
*Please note that, for grade 3, we are temporarily skipping List 8 as List 9 is the one with all of the words regarding Remembrance Day.
- Tuesday – Language Quiz 7, Bible Quiz
- Thursday – Math Test 4, Penmanship Test 2
- Friday – Spelling Test 8, Language Test 3
That’s all for now!