Greetings, all!

We had another topsy-turvy week.  Maybe this coming week will break the cycle!  Due to school cancellations and delays, we have been putting a lot of effort into catching up on our lessons.  Please continue to monitor one of the GCS media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or listen to the radio carefully for updates on bad weather days to ensure that you know exactly what is happening with school.  This will help alleviate much confusion and unnecessary travel.

Please note the following important information regarding upcoming events:

PD Day, Weather Permitting

As indicated on our online school year calendar, we have a currently scheduled Professional Development Day Friday, January 31st. However, if school is cancelled throughout that week, this PD Day will be cancelled and we will have classes to allow high school students to have time to complete their exams.  Please watch our social media accounts for any updates regarding this date.

Skating & Skiing For Elementary:

Although an official permission slip outlining all the details of the skating and skiing events for elementary will be sent home with your child in the future, I wanted to take a moment to give you the heads up that we will once again be participating in these activities throughout the months of February and March.

Students are not required to have their own ski gear, nor are they obligated to attend this event.  Elementary students in grades 3 – 6 will ski  twice throughout the winter months at Brookvale Provincial Ski Park and lessons will be provided for students who require them.  More details provided in the future.

Students that wish to participate in skating must have their own skates and helmet.  Students are not obligated to participate, however should they wish to, please make arrangements for them to acquire the proper skating equipment. Elementary students in grades 1 – 6 will skate two times throughout the winter months.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and see you on Monday!
Mrs. Smylie
Assessments This Week:
Monday: Spelling Test 15 (bumped from Friday)
Wednesday: Math Test 15
Friday: Spelling Test 16
Important Dates to Remember:
January 31: Semester Turnaround Day/PD Day (NO SCHOOL)
February 6: Report Cards go home; Parent-Teacher conferences 6:00-9:00PM
February 7: Parent-Teacher conferences 10:00AM-12:00PM (NO SCHOOL)
February 10-14: Love of Reading Week
February 17: Islander Day (NO SCHOOL)
February 19: Ski Day (Grades 3-6, and 10)
February 28: PD Day (NO SCHOOL)