Can you believe that we are down to the final few weeks of the school year?  There are lots of things happening at GCS over the coming days, so please take note of the following:

Sports Awards Ceremony:

Please join us this Thursday, June 7th at 2:00 PM for our annual Sports Awards Ceremony where we will celebrate our GCS athletes and coaches.

Year-end Trip to Emmanuel Bible Camp

On Thursday, June 14th, students in grades 1-6 will be travelling by bus to Emmanuel Bible Camp for their year-end trip. They will enjoy a variety of camp activities such as pellet range, archery, rock wall climbing, sports, crafts, camp-wide games, swimming and canoeing (water sports will be only for students in grades 3-6). Students should pack a lunch that does not need to be heated. Also, they should come prepared with bug spray, sunscreen, a hat, layered clothing (in case it becomes cold), swim wear (for students grades 3-6), and sneakers. Students also wishing to purchase a small treat from the tuck shop, should bring their own money.  Items such as chocolate bars, ice cream, chips, candy, juice, etc are $1.50 each.

The bus will be leaving at 9:00, so please be at school on time. Students are asked to bring $2.00 to cover the cost of the bus. If you are interested in chaperoning, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. This should be a great time to relax and have fun in the great outdoors!

Take note that we have a rain date scheduled for Friday, June 15.

Dress Code Reminder

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! Thank you, parents, for working with us in dressing your children appropriately for school. With the change in seasons, we wish to provide you with this reminder.

As stated in the GCS Handbook the school’s overall dress code standard 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 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.

We are thrilled to see our elementary students wearing GCS apparel on a daily basis. We are even more excited when we see our parents embracing their GCS pride and purchasing clothes for themselves. For those wishing to purchase GCS apparel, please visit our online clothing store at: New items are being added regularly.

Spring Photo Orders

Your child’s spring pictures are being have been sent home this week. Please note that although Life Touch has sent the real pictures, they still need to be purchased if you intend to keep them. If you are not planning on keeping the pictures, then please send them back to your child’s homeroom teacher. Orders and pictures that you do not intend to keep are due back this Thursday, June 7th.

Upcoming Celebrations

The month of June is full of ceremonies and graduations here at GCS and you do not want to miss them! Closer to these dates, specific times and locations for these events will be posted, so remember to check the school’s social media and school calendar.

  • June 7th: Sports Award Ceremony
  • June 13th: Grade Six Graduation
  • June 15th: Grade Twelve Graduation
  • June 19th: Kindergarten Graduation
  • June 22nd: School Closing

All for now.  Have a fantastic weekend.
Mrs. M