Welcome to the second half of the school year! Monday kicks off Quarter 3!


We will have the Spelling quiz for List 16 on Monday. We will also begin practicing List 17 this week, and the quiz will be on Monday, Feb. 13th.

Math Practice

You will see something new in your child’s homework starting this week. We will be emphasizing the necessity of memorizing our times tables. Although it is not always a fun activity for some, it is essential. This week we will be starting with an easier one: the 2s. Students will be asked to recite their times tables in skip-count style (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24). I thank you in advance for the attention you will give to this practice.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

An email was sent out by Mr. Ellis late last week regarding our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening (February 9) for grade JK to 6 parents from 5-7pm and Friday morning (February 10) for Grade 7-12 parents from 9:30am-12pm. As we have done in previous years, we will use SignUp.com, an online web-based platform, for parents registering for conferences with their child’s teachers.  The details are below.

Please remember that these conferences are an important opportunity for parents and teachers to partner together in the student’s academic, social, and emotional success.  Although GCS takes pride in the partnership between parents and teachers, we ask that parents only schedule conferences with teachers should there be something specific they need to discuss with those teachers.  Note that there are a very limited number of conference slots available for each teacher for in-person conferences (10 minute length).  If you wish to schedule a meeting with a teacher outside of these conference times, please contact the teacher directly to arrange a day/time.


  • Only parents who have registered through our Signup.com registration form are able to attend
  • The gym and church sections of the building are off-limits.


Click the appropriate conference signup link:

Upcoming Assessments

Monday, February 6th – Spelling Quiz 16
Wednesday, February 8th  – Math Quiz 8
Monday, February 13th – Spelling Quiz 17

Important Dates

Thursday, February 9th – Quarter 2 Report Cards are published
Thursday, February 9th – Parent-Teacher Conferences for Elementary students (5pm-7pm)
Friday, February 10th – Parent-Teacher Conferences for High School students (9:30am-12pm)– NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 17th – Winter Wellness Day (NO SCHOOL)

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday!
Mrs. Smylie