Dear GCS Grade 5 Families,

We’re in our final week before Christmas break!

Thank you so much for your partnership with GCS for our Christmas production!  It was a wonderful experience for everyone!

On December 16th we will be having our ½ day Christmas Party! Please feel free to send in treats for the class if you would like to! Also, if you would like to send in any activities that we could do during our party, please do! (e.g games, crafts)

Cooler Temperatures

As we experience more winter-like temperatures and weather conditions, please remind your children to come prepared for the outdoors. Students are encouraged to have a warm hat and mittens in their backpacks every day and to come dressed in a warm jacket and pants. Snow pants and winter boots will also help your children stay warm and dry as we enjoy the winter weather and fun in the snow.

For students who arrive prior to 8:45 AM, please note that students will not be permitted to go inside the school to gather their winter gear. Please arrive dressed for the winter conditions.

Christmas Theme Days (Week of December 12-16):

Monday: Festive Colors Day

Tuesday: Christmas Sweater Day

Wednesday: Christmas PJs Day

Thursday: Christmas Luau & Christmas Hat Day

Important Dates:

Half-Day and Class Parties – Friday, December 16th

First Day of Classes 2023 – Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023


World War 2 packet – Friday, December 9, 2022


Spelling & Vocabulary List 12 – Monday, December 12th

Math Test – Tuesday, December 13th

Language Assessment – Wednesday, December 13th

Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Summerfield