We have arrived at the final full week of the first quarter. The Grade five students just finished their fitness testing in Phys.Ed. have begun a volleyball unit. They have started reviewing fractions in math class after a unit on measurement, and I’m excited to provide more and more opportunities for them to apply their knowledge and skills now that some foundational work has been done. The Grade fives had the opportunity on Friday to hear from Jay Scotland about climate and weather with the Grade 12 Biology class. Take note of the following important dates and events coming up at GCS.

Remembrance Day Service

Friday, November 8th, marks the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. The service will begin at 2:00 pm and last for approximately one hour. We welcome GCS parents to attend the service. 

We are asking for your help in inviting veterans and current serving members of the military to the service. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson at pthompson@gcspei.ca and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. 

Also, Mr. Ellis is once again preparing a PowerPoint to be played during the service; therefore, we are soliciting photographs of family members who served during the World Wars, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict, or in peace-keeping. Any photos received will be scanned and returned in a timely manner. We understand that they are family treasures. Photos can also be scanned at home and e-mailed to the school at jellis@gcspei.ca.  Please indicate the name, rank, field of service, arena and time served (e.g. Corporal Joe Smith, army, France, 1939-1945) of the individual pictured, as well as the relationship to your student (e.g. great-uncle of Katie Jones, grade three). Please note that photos shared in previous years are on file and do not need to be re-submitted, but, if adjustments or corrections are required, please send that information. New photos and/or adjustments must be received by Mr. Ellis no later than 3pm, Monday, November 5th.

Online Lunch Program

We are excited to announce the implementation of our new online ordering and payment platform, Green Apple Pay. This platform will allow parents and students to order items from the Milk & Lunch Program. Green Apple Pay will be the only method of ordering from the milk and lunch program so it is important that you take the time to log in and set up your parent account. Please follow these four simple steps to start the login process: 

  1. Click the following link https://gcs.greenapplepay.com/site/request-password-reset and enter your email address (the one registered with GCS). 
  2. Green Apple Pay will then send the password reset link to that email. 
  3. Click the link in your email to navigate to the page where you set-up your new password.
  4. Once your password has been reset, you can login to https://gcs.greenapplepay.com using your email as the username and using your new password. If you have any questions, please contact Selena Ellis at office@gcspei.ca

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening (November 14) from 6-9pm and Friday morning (November 15) from 10am-12pm.  More information will be sent home in the coming days outlining how you can schedule interview times for your child’s teachers.

Assignments and Assessments

Monday: Brain Model Assignment due
Tuesday: There will no longer be weekly cursive assignments.
Wednesday: Bible Quiz
Wednesday: French Quiz (Avoir and Etre)
Thursday: Math Quiz
Friday: Spelling Test 6

Important Dates

Nov. 8 – Remembrance Day Service
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day (No Classes)
Nov. 14 – Report Cards
Nov. 15 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (No Classes)

Mr. Wood