We were blessed to have the opportunity to attend the ACSI conference this past Thursday and Friday. It’s always a great experience to learn from many seasoned teachers who share their knowledge on how to perfect our craft.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as we draw closer to the end of first quarter.
Buy A Brick Campaign
In just one year we have collaboratively given over $370,000 towards our Buy A Brick Campaign. We appreciate the generosity of those who have contributed and ask for your continued prayers over GCS. Many families have asked how they, too, can support GCS as we continue to grow and develop high-caliber programs and service for our students. Please watch for more information which will be sent home with your children early this week regarding a very special giving opportunity.
Remembrance Day Ceremony:
Friday, November 9th, 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. Following the ceremony, students will be dismissed for the day.
As in the past, we are asking for your help in inviting veterans, or currently serving members of the military, to the service so that we can honour their contribution to securing our freedom. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson at email@example.com and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. This will enable us to give him/her appropriate recognition during the ceremony.
Also, Mr. Ellis is again preparing a Power Point 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, to personalize our presentation. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Annual Pancake Breakfast:
Our 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, November 24th, 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
This is one of the ways in which we hope to bring the GCS community together to celebrate our incredible school and the success of this event depends largely on your participation. Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
Assignments & Assessments:
Wednesday: Phonics Test
Thursday: Math Test
Friday: Spelling Test 4
Other Important Dates
Nov 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly
Nov 12 – Remembrance Day Observed (No Class)
Nov 15 – Report cards
Nov 15- Parent Teacher Conferences (pm)
Nov 16 – Parent teacher Conferences (am) (No Class)
Nov 24- Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy you week!