It was an exciting week last week with Science and Tech week!  We have another full week ahead.   Please take note of the following announcements regarding our grade one and two class.

We have been blessed to have Mrs. Bergsma with us since the first of the school year.  Mrs. Bergsma is finishing her Bachelor of Education, and will complete her first practicum at the end of this week.  Students have really enjoyed having her in our class, and know that she will be missed.

Planting Seeds of Kindness:

Thank you for all your donations to our basket for the staff at Geneva Villa!  On Tuesday, October 25th, we will  be travelling to Geneva Villa to deliver the basket, as well, we will take some time to meet the residents.  A permission slip was sent home last week.  If you have not yet sent it is, please do so by Monday, Oct. 24th.

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.

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 required to bring in a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. If students have items such as western vests, chaps, boots, kerchiefs, or cowboy hats please add them as they may be used for the main cast. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns. Place items in a bag labeled with your students name on it and please bring it into school by Thursday, Dec. 1.  Students are to give the bag to the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. Thank you for your cooperation and help with the costuming. If you have any concerns please email Mrs. Wilting at

This Week’s Assessments:

Monday – Phonics Test Grade one

Wednesday – Phonics Test Grade Two, Grade one Math test

Friday – Spelling Test – List # 3 Grade one, List # 6 Grade Two

Dates to Remember:

  • Friday, October 28 – Fall Party
  • Saturday, October 29 – Pancake Breakfast AND Fall Market AND Trunk or Treat
  • Friday, November 4 – GCS Teacher Convention (No School)
  • Thursday, November 10 – GCS Remembrance Day Ceremony
  • Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day (No School)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton