What a week! With so many absences (mine included) this past week, we will be playing a little bit of catch-up. Please take note of the following announcements.


Please be mindful to keep your child home if he/she is unwell. Sickness spreads so quickly, especially within the Elementary grades where coughing/sneezing into one’s arm is definitely not a mastered skill.


Due to having less than half the class present most days this week, our Spelling quiz for List 10 has been postponed until Monday, December 5th. Please continue to practice over the weekend.

Christmas Outreach Project

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas season, GCS is so thankful to have another opportunity to bless others in our community.  This year, we will once again give back to the residents living at Prince Edward Home by collaboratively purchasing gifts for them to open on Christmas morning.

This year our class is responsible for collecting hair care items such as shampoo, conditioner, brushes, combs, hair clips, headbands, etc. Items should be delivered to our classroom before December 8th.

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.

Elementary Christmas Production:

We are very excited to announce that we are in the beginning stages of preparing our annual Christmas presentation. The elementary students have been reading through scripts and learning songs in class the last few weeks. This year we will be presenting “Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch” a children’s musical with a western feel about the coming of the Saviour written by Pam Andrews.

We are anticipating a live, in-house, concert as we have done in years past. The musical has an “Old West” theme and we will need a few items brought in for concert dress. All students are required to bring in a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. If students have items such as western vests, chaps, boots, kerchiefs, or cowboy hats please add them as they may be used for the main cast. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns. Place items in a bag labeled with your students name on it and please bring it into school by Friday, Dec. 2.  Students are to give the bag to the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. Thank you for your cooperation and help with the costuming. If you have any concerns please email Mrs. Wilting at jwilting@gcspei.ca.

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, December 8th – Elementary Christmas Program (1:30PM and 6:30PM)
Friday, December 16th – Last day of classes before Christmas (HALF DAY – NOON pick-up time)

This Week’s Assessments

Monday, December 5th – Spelling Quiz 10
Wednesday, December 7th – Math Quiz 5
Friday, December 9th – Spelling Quiz 11

Here’s to another busy week ahead!

Mrs. Smylie