What a fantastic week we had, discovering more about Jesus’ miracles, exploring the Cordillera region of Canada, discussing internet safety, and identifying thick vs. thin questions for our Genius Hour Projects! I am indeed blessed with an intelligent and eager group of students!

Just a few announcements to keep you up to date:

Cross Country Meet

We welcome parents to join us in cheering on our grade 3-6 students as they compete in the annual Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, October 10th. Grades 3-4 will run the 1.5 km race while grades 5-6 will run 2 km. Students are asked to come prepared with running shoes, a GCS T-shirt, layers of clothing (in case it is cold), and sunscreen (in case it is hot!). Also students should pack a healthy snack and water bottle. We will be leaving the school at 9AM and travelling by bus to the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. We will return to school by noon.

GCS Lunch Program

The GCS Lunch Program will run every WEDNESDAY with the exception of a new Kings BBQ option which will be available to students in grades 4-12 every Thursday.  Order forms will be sent home each Friday. All orders must be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher by the following TUESDAY by 10 AMAlthough lunch forms will be sent home each week to indicate the options available, parents may also wish to check our online school calendar to plan ahead.

Menu items will include:

  • GCS Café: Popcorn Chicken & Ice Cream – $4.00
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza: Slice(s) of Pizza & a Cookie – $4.00
  • GCS Café: Rice & Meatballs – $4.00
  • Kings BBQ:
    • Option 1: Chicken Fried Rice & Spring roll – $6.00
    • Option 2: Shanghai Noodles & Spring Roll – $6.00

Milk Program

Orders for milk are also collected on Tuesday mornings. If your child is purchasing milk, orders must be placed a week in advance, with white milk costing $.50 and chocolate milk costing $.75. You may wish to pay for your child’s milk on a weekly basis or pay in advance, a month or two at a time.

PD Day – No Classes

As important as it is for your children to be learning and growing academically, so to is the case for us teachers.  On Friday, September 28th, students will not have classes as the teachers from GCS participate in a professional development day.

Please note that, because there is no school Friday, we will be having our spelling test on Thursday instead.

Upcoming Assessments

  • Monday – Language Quiz 2 (missed from last week)
  • Tuesday – Language Test 1
  • Thursday – Bible Memory Quiz on Colossians 2:7, Spelling Test 3, Math Test 1
  • NEXT Monday – Good copy of Retelling of Jesus’ Miracle due