Thank-you for continuing to partner with us at GCS.  With the third quarter ahead of us, we are gearing up for some exciting learning opportunities.  We will kick this semester off with Love Of Reading Week which will be centered around the theme of the Winter Olympics.

Love Of Reading Activities

Students have been provided an Olympic Reading Challenge from Mrs. Biech, and are competing for class medals.  Please encourage your child to invest time each day discovering the joy of learning through reading!

Monday: Dress Up Day
Throughout the following weeks each Elementary classroom will be assigned two countries to follow.  Students are encouraged come dressed in their teams colors on Monday.  Grade 5/6 will be following Switzerland, Germany, and of course, Canada.  Each student will receive their Olympic pass (bookmark) to the Olympic Games.  This bookmark can be colored to earn a gold medal for the class.

Tuesday: Favorite Books & Reading Buddies

Students are encouraged to bring a favorite book to enjoy during the day to share with their Kindergarten reading buddies.

Wednesday:  Red & White Day

Not only will be celebrate Valentines Day by wearing the colors red and white, we will also be celebrating our national pride and cheering on our Canadian Olympians.

Thursday: Character Dress Up Day

Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite book character or an Olympic athlete.

Young Writers Author Release Forms

We are excited to have learned that many of our students from GCS have been chosen to become published authors.  Each of the students selected have been provided a release form for parents to sign.  If your form is lost but you would still like to have your student’s work published, then please send an email to Ms. Huizing ( so that she can get a new form ready and waiting for you in your student’s classroom for Monday AM.

Assessments & Assignments

Thursday:  Spelling Quiz 17
Friday: Math Test

Students should also be finishing up their Government Scrapbooks.  I have offered an extension to the students, with the new due date being Thursday, February 22nd.

Important Dates

Feb 19 – Islander Day (NO CLASS)
Mar 19-23 – Winter Carnival
Mar 26-Apr 3 – March Break

All for now…
Mrs. M