Hello families,

As I write up report cards this weekend, I am clearly reminded about how fast time flies. The first quarter is already gone! I am looking forward to having a firsthand look at your children reading blend sounds and reading three letter words. Oh, what a season!

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Campaign)

Our school is participating in Operation Christmas Child once again this year. Every GCS student is encouraged to fill a box with items that can be shared with a child in need in another country. Items that may be placed in the box include: toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, washcloths, socks, toothbrushes. Please do not include any liquids, food items of any kind, war-related items, or breakable items.

Collection week is November 14th-18th in school, though our target date is Wednesday, Nov.16th (for Chapel).

Please be sure to send in your filled shoeboxes (or item that you would like to donate towards filling a shoebox) by then.

Elementary Christmas Production:

We are very excited to announce that we are in the beginning stages of preparing our annual Christmas presentation. The elementary students have been reading through scripts and learning songs in class for the last few weeks. This year we will be presenting “Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch” a children’s musical with a western feel about the coming of the Saviour written by Pam Andrews.

We are anticipating a live, in-house, concert as we have done in years past. The musical has an “Old West” theme, and we will need a few items brought in for concert dress. 

All students are asked to wear a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns.

Kindergarten Jr and Sr students do not need to bring their clothes in a bag. They will just wear them for the day which includes the afternoon performance. We do not participate in the evening performance.

 Upcoming Assessments

Monday: Library books to be returned, Reading Buddies

Tuesday: Gym, Computers

Wednesday: Chapel, Music, Shoe Boxes due

Thursday: Art

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, November 17th – Report Cards are published
Thursday, November 17th – Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (Elementary)
Friday, November 18th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Perry