Grade 5 families, 

We had a beautiful week at school last week before getting hit with a storm over the weekend. I hope you are all doing well as we approach the end of the 3rd quarter. Grades 4-6 had the opportunity to visit the Orwell 

Corner Historic Village and experience PEI life in the 1890s. Students ground grain to make flour for fresh baked bread, crushed apples for apple cider, milked a goat, churned butter, learned to square dance, and helped a blacksmith create a decoration. There are a few extra announcements this week, so please take note of them below. 


The Matheletics competition will be coming to a close this week. Students have until the end of the day on March 31st to earn points toward the competition. Students are reminded that there will be a prize for the student in each grade who earns the most points as well as a pizza party for the class who earns the most average points. The competition is quite close, and the grade 5s have a good chance at winning.  

Social Studies Lapbooks

The grade 5 class has been blessed with having Ms. Super teach the Social Studies class for the past couple weeks as we focus on the Middle Ages and the feudal system. She is a UPEI student, in the Master of Education program, currently doing her second practicum placement at GCS.

On Friday, March 26th, we sent home a blank book cover that your child will have a week to design and are requesting your support to see that they finish the project and bring it back on or before Friday, April 2nd. 

The only expectation is that the design should showcase details about Feudalism during the Middle Ages. How your child chooses to decorate their book cover is his/her decision: drawings, collages, clipart, coloring pages, fabric art or the use of other materials of choice are all acceptable. 

The goal is for them to be able to express their artistic skills and also reflect and display the elements of Feudalism during the Middle Ages. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either myself or Ms. Super at and we would be happy to answer any questions.

Food Drive

For a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential Project, we (Emily, Gloria, Anna, Marlee, and Esther) are hosting a food donation drive for the school. We are challenging each class to bring in as much food as possible. There will be a grand prize for the class that donates the most! The food drive will begin on Wednesday, March 24 and a box (or more) will be provided for each class.

Top five needed items:

  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Soups
  • Beans

Other items that are also permitted:

  • Pasta (canned or dry)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Rice (dry)
  • Crackers
  • Rolled oats
  • Applesauce
  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Baby food
  • Cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Peanut butter

Please do not bring fresh or cooked food, opened packages, or expired food.
We will be collecting the boxes from each class on Thursday, April 1. For any further questions or concerns, please email

Assignments and Assessments 

  • Wednesday – Math Test. 
  • Thursday – Spelling List 24 Quiz 

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, March 31st: Last day for the Mathletics competition
  • Friday, April 2nd: Good Friday (no school)
  • Monday, April 5th: Easter Monday (no school)

That’s all for now. See you next week. 

Mr. Wood