Thank-you for continuing to partner with us at GCS.  With the third quarter ahead of us, we are gearing up for some exciting learning opportunities.  We will kick this semester off with Love Of Reading Week. Please take note of the following announcements:

Classroom Supplies

As the school year progresses we are sincerely grateful for the support of families in providing materials for our classrooms.  Our Grade Five class could use some boxes of tissue. If you would like to provide some, please send them with your child in the coming weeks.  We would be very thankful. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Due to the cancellation of last week’s Parent-Teacher Conferences, we will be providing parents an opportunity to meet with teachers on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 3:15pm – 5:00pm.  Conferences will not be signed up for, but will rather be on a “first come, first served” basis, with a 10-minute time limit.

If you have scheduled a conference with Dr. Huizing (ESL Department), please reschedule your appointment by emailing Bayley Huizing at Appointments will run from 3:15pm – 9:00pm on Thursday, Feb. 13th.

Skating Days

This winter, elementary students will each be going skating on four separate afternoons. The cost of skating is $5 which covers all skating times, Helmets are required. We will be travelling by bus. We are looking for parents to volunteer to tie skates and monitor the ice. If you choose for your child not to skate, then we ask that he or she gets picked up from the school at 12:15 (lunchtime). The grade 5 students will be skating from 1:30-2:00 on Friday, February 14th and Friday, March 6th. Permission forms will be sent home on Monday with more information. 

Love Of Reading Week

Throughout this coming week we encourage your child to invest a little extra time each day discovering the joy of learning through reading! Take a look at a few of the fun ways we will celebrate Love Of Reading Week:

Monday – Creative Character Costumes – Come dressed as a character from a story you enjoy.
Tuesday – Bring a Brilliant Book – Bring in a book that you enjoy to share with your class. 
Wednesday – Magnificent Mysterious Match-Up – Test your literary knowledge with a character/quote to book matching activity.
Thursday – Perfectly Patterned Page markers – Create a special bookmark to hold the spot in your reading adventure.
Friday – Snuggly, Sleepy Storytime – Wear your PJs and bring a favorite bedtime book.

Assignments & Assessments

Tuesday – Writing: Rough copy of whole story
Wednesday – French quiz on ALLER
Thursday – Math Quiz. French quiz on PLURALS
Friday – Spelling Test 13

Important Dates

Feb.14 – Skating Grades 4-6
Feb.17 – Islander Day (No school)
Feb.19 – Skiing Grades 3-6
Feb.28 – PD Day (No school)
Mar.6 – Skating Grades 4-6

Have a fabulous day!

Mr. Wood