We had another busy week which we wrapped up with our Fall Party on Friday afternoon. It was so much fun to partner with our Reading Buddies to take part in a Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Please take note of the following items related to our Grade 1 and 2 class this week:

Enrichment Class: 

Grade one and two have listened to a book by Ashley Spires called “The Most Magnificent Thing”.   You can listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3JCNBgb94.   During our enrichment time students will be creating their own “Magnificent Thing”.   This Thursday, students will be planning what they would like to create, and are asked to bring in supplies that they would like to use for their creation.   It is not necessary to buy anything. Things such a paper towel rolls, Kleenex boxes, milk containers, etc. can be used.   The following Thursday, November 10th, students will begin to put together their “Magnificent Thing”.  I look forward to seeing what each student will create!

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 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 jwilting@gcspei.ca.

This week’s assessments: 

Wednesday – Math Test Grade 1 and 2

Friday – Spelling Test – List #4 for Grade 1, List # 7 for Grade 2

Important Dates:

**Please mark your calendar as the following three weeks are short school weeks due to P.D and Remembrance Day events.

  • Friday, Nov4 – GCS In-House Teacher Convention (No School)
  • Friday, Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day (No School)
  • Monday, Nov14 – Friday, Nov. 18 – OCC Collection Week
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Report Cards are posted after school
  • Thursday, Nov. 17 – Usborne Book Sale (Mrs. Biech) Kindergarten and Elementary students will have the opportunity to look at and books from Mrs. Biech’s Usborne collection and make a Christmas wish list for parents
  • Thursday, Nov17 – Parent-Teacher Conferences 5pm – 7pm (Kindergarten and Elementary Students)
  • Friday, Nov18 – No school  -PT Conferences (Junior High and High School)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton