In the blink of an eye we find ourselves ending our First Quarter here at GCS, and I am amazed at how quickly the past two months have flown by!
The students have been hard at work creating their maps, and this has proven to be a very fun project for everyone. You will be able to view these projects at parent-teacher interviews.
Bricks Of Honour:
Within our Buy A Brick Campaign, we have launched Bricks of Honour. We are asking that every stakeholder of GCS purchase a brick in honour of a child, grandchild, alumni, or a staff member. Each $250 gift allows you to honour one person, with the name of the honouree visually represented on the media wall inside the new atrium. With 230 current students, 226 alumni, and committed staff members for over 35 years, there are many bricks of honour to be purchased. Are you ready to give? To learn more about how you can give, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual GCS 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 look out for more information in the coming weeks.
Just a Reminder:
Lessons begin promptly at 9:00. Arrival after this time means that your child is missing instructional time. Even arriving five minutes late twice a week adds up to a considerable amount of class time being missed. Please make every effort to have your child arrive on time for school.
Assignments & Assessments:
Friday: Spelling Quiz 8
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