Good afternoon, GCS Families:

And then it was May! How amazing is it that we have completed eight months of school already?! How blessed we truly are to be able to come into our school every day and have in-person classes! Please pray for the areas in our country that have been shut down and have returned to online learning for the next few weeks.

This week in Math, we will be learning about how to interpret and create scale drawings. In Social Studies, students who have not yet presented their project on Amazon animals will do so tomorrow and all students will be assigned the final project for the year – the Travel Brochure. And in Art, students will be completing their mascot design for the 2023 Canada Games. Please be aware that the form for this activity must be signed by a parent and returned to school by May 5 so we can compile all the entries for submission.

A Note form Mrs. Biech – Class Novel Study

This week, our class will begin reading the novel Because of Winn-Dixie.  Students will be given assigned reading each evening that will need to be completed for the next day’s class.  It is important that each student keeps us with the reading to be prepared for class discussions, as well as reading comprehension quizzes.

Just for Fun – Star Wars Day

Over the next few weeks leading up to the end of the school year, GCS will be organizing some school wide dress-up/theme days for staff and students to participate in. The list of days is still being finalized but for this week, we will be having a dress-up/theme day on Tuesday for May the 4th (Star Wars Day). Come dressed as your favourite Stars Wars character or in any Stars Wars merch.

World Math Day

This week, students in elementary will test their mathematical speed and accuracy by participating in World Math Day – the world’s largest online math competition! Students are encouraged to brush up on their math skills in preparation of game day by visiting Mathletics and completing activities or challenging their classmates and other children around the world in Live Mathletics competitions. On Wednesday, May 5, students will complete twenty Live Mathletics games during school hours and submit their scores. Let’s see how GCS will rank in a global competition! Come on, mathletes!

Upcoming Assessments

  • Tuesday – Bible Memory Verse (2 Samuel 22:30-31)
  • Thursday – Grammar Quiz
  • Next week will be Spelling Quiz 25, but the day has not yet been determined

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 4 – Star Wars Day
  • Wednesday, May 5 – World Math Day
  • Friday, May 7 – PD Day (NO SCHOOL)
  • Thursday, May 20 – Arts Coffee House (more information to come…)
  • Monday, May 24 – Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)