I trust that this long weekend brought you all some well-deserved rest and a chance to focus on the glorious resurrection of Jesus!

What’s Going On?

This week is the final week of our third quarter. We will be finishing up a few assignments and continuing some that will cross over into fourth quarter. We will have our Spelling Quiz for List 23 (last week’s list) tomorrow. We will introduce our new list tomorrow, as well, but the quiz will be next Monday due to this being a shorter week.

Mathletics – The Final Update!

The results are in! It was a very close competition between classes, especially Grade 4 and 5 who were vying for the top spot. In the end, Grade 4 finished the month long Mathletics March Madness Competition with 17,233 points, just ahead of the Grade 5 class with 17,015. Grade 3 came in 4th place with 10,873 points (per student average).

Congratulations to Caden, Jeremy, and Blair, the top scorers in Grade 3!

Canadian Achievement Test (CAT)

Next week, GCS students from Kindergarten through to Grade 12 will be writing a Canadian Achievement Test.  The CAT is a testing system that assesses the essential learning outcomes of the following basic skill areas: reading, language, spelling, and mathematics. Essentially, as well as being a tracker of learning abilities, the CAT also evaluates how well students perform in comparison to other students across Canada as a whole.

Food Drive

Grade 12 students will be collecting the boxes for the Food Drive early Tuesday morning, so there is still a little time to bring in dry goods to donate to the food bank.

Parent-Teacher Conferences for 3rd Quarter

As we approach the final week of 3rd Quarter, we are beginning to plan parent-teacher conferences. Given the requirements put in place due to continuing COVID-19 protocols, we will have a limited number of time slots available. Please note that I will be contacting the parents of the students that I feel I need to meet with at this point in the school year. If you have not been contacted by me by the time the online scheduling opens, please understand that this means I have no major concerns about your child’s progress. However, if you have a concern that requires an in-person conference, you may of course sign up for a 10 minute interview.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, April 15 – Elementary Parent-Teacher Interviews (5:00-7:00 pm)
  • Friday, April 16 – High School Parent-Teacher Interviews (No School)

This Week’s Assessments

Tuesday – Spelling Quiz #23
Wednesday – Math Test #11