It was a short week, but we made the best of it.  I look forward to a full week so we can experience all 5 days of our weekly schedule.  Thank you for being flexible as we shifted online for a few days.  I am praying that we can quickly get into a great routine in the weeks to come.

Meet the Teacher

This coming Monday (September 20), GCS will be hosting a Meet the Teacher time from 3:00-4:00pm.  This is a time for parents that are new to the school to meet their child(ren)’s teacher(s) or for returning parents to meet any new teachers.  Parents are asked to remain in their vehicles until 3:00pm and then come into GCS through the main school doors; you will sign-in and be directed to your child(ren)’s teacher’s location. While in GCS, parents are required to wear a non-medical mask at all times.  In order for multiple parents to meet the various teachers, please ensure that your time with each teacher is kept to a minimum.

Planting Kindness

At GCS, creating well-rounded students includes much more than academics.  In an effort to teach students to look outside themselves to the needs of others or the greater community.  Each elementary class has chosen a way to give back or help others in need.  As a class, knowing where our next meal will come from is never a worry of theirs.  We discussed that was not the case for some students in the community.  These students have access to food at school throughout the week, but weekends can be a bit more difficult.  Our church, along with others around Charlottetown collect and prepare Kits of Kindness.  These are basically bags of simple meals and snacks to allow these students to have meals when they are not in school.  We will be collecting these items until September 29.  Suggested items include:

canned tuna, ham, or chicken
Kraft Dinner or Lipton Sidekicks
dry soup mixes
instant oatmeal packages
cheese and cracker packages
granola bars (nut-free)
pudding packs
fruit packs (applesauce, etc.)
rice packs

Assignments this Week

Tuesday – Math quiz
Wednesday – Sentences quiz
Friday – Spelling List 2 quiz

Important Dates

September 20 – Meet the Teacher (3pm – 4pm)
September 29 – Terry Fox Run & Casual Day
September 30 – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation – No School
October 1 – School Picture Day

Have a great week!

Mrs. Biech