It is hard to believe it, but we are already counting down the weeks until the end of the school year.  How can it be May already?  Please take note of the following announcements and updates:

I’m Back:

A huge shout out to my amazing students and to Mr. Wood for covering my classes last week.  As many of you may know, I was honored with a Prime Minister’s Teaching Excellence Award this past week in Ottawa.  I am so blessed to have students that allow me to challenge them beyond what they think is possible for themselves, and for the entire GCS support team around me that is as equally deserving of this award.  Thank-you parents for your encouragement throughout the past year and for partnering with me to challenge your children to strive for their personal best, always!

Spring Photos:

Cheeese!  This Friday all GCS students will have their Spring Photos taken.  Typically students who wish to have a photo taken with their sibling(s), the photographer can accommodate this request.  Please send in a short note so I can coordinate this request with other teachers.

Mother-Daughter Tea:

Calling all mothers, daughters, and grandmothers!  Please join us at GCS this Saturday, May 12th for a sweet treat, tea, and a craft.  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

Assignments & Assessments:

Thursday:  Spelling Test 24
Friday:  Math Test

Important Dates:

May 11 – Spring Pictures
May 12 – Mother, Daughter & Grandmother Tea
May 21 – Victoria Day (No Class)