Well, September certainly flew by!  Welcome to October, everyone!

There are so many things planned for this month.  Please mark your calendars with all the information that is relevant to your family:

Elementary Cross Country Event:

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 sunny!). 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. GO KNIGHTS GO!

International Potluck Supper:
Save the date! On October 17 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, all Grace Christian School and Grace Baptist Church families are welcome to join us for our fall potluck supper. Families that attend should bring a dish to share that will feed 6 – 8 people. If your last name begins with A – L, we ask that you bring a dessert or salad to share. If your last name begins with M – Z, please bring a main dish to share. GCS will supply the drinks and fun! There will ice-breaker games and prizes for getting to know the most new friends.
Mandarin Classes for English Speakers:
Interested in learning the most widely spoken language in the world? Want to communicate with one out of every six people and many of your GCS friends? We are pleased to announce that GCS will be having after school Mandarin classes for elementary students from Grades 1-6! In each lesson participants will learn simple Chinese dialogue, acquire new vocabulary used in school and everyday life, and interact with native Mandarin speakers.
Where: Room 307
When: Thursdays for 9 weeks from October 11 – December 13 (not including October 25)
Time: 3:00-4:00
Cost: $25.00/session ($225 for all 9 weeks)
Who: Students in Grades 1-6; maximum of 20 students
Science & Technology Week:

Grace Christian School has dedicated an entire week to celebrating a love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Throughout the week of October 15th-19th, students in K-12 will participate in several activities to enrich their learning in these four disciplines.  Please watch for a full schedule in the coming weeks.

Thanksgiving, No Classes:

Just a reminder that Monday, Oct. 8th is a Canadian holiday.  We will not have classes.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 9th at 9:00 AM.

Assignments & Assessments:

Monday: Math Test #2

Friday: Spelling Test #4 (Please make sure that your child is studying the spelling words every night.  The words can be written 3 times, spelled out loud, written out and cut up to be put back together like a puzzle, or use the alternative homework spelling activities at the top of the spelling page.