Another big thank you to parents and students for this week.  I know it is challenging and I continue to appreciate all the efforts that I have been seeing.  Well done!

Zoom Calls

Yes!  That is plural, meaning more than one.  We will try having 2 Zoom calls this week.  The first will be on Tuesday @ 9am and the second will be on Friday @ 9am.  It was wonderful to see each of their faces and I look forward to seeing them again this week.  I will send the link out shortly before 9 each of those days.  If you would like a different address used than last week, please let me know.

Wellness Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 26th,  all GCS staff, students, and families are being asked to unplug from their remote learning responsibilities and to focus on their spiritual, emotional, physical, and social well-being.  We encourage families to consider ways in which you can recharge during this challenging time of isolation due to COVID-19 restrictions in our province by creating a bucket list of activities that you can do together to promote overall wellness.

Some ideas for your family are:

  • find a trail to enjoy a new adventure
  • board games or crafts
  • build a fort – indoors or out!
  • bake treats

Student Participation:

Daily emphasis will be placed on literacy, numeracy, and health & wellness.  Most of the students’ daily assignments and classwork will be graded in all elementary Language, Phonics, Reading, and Math courses. Students who do not complete the graded assignments during the period of remote-learning will be expected to complete them once they return to school in order to acquire a grade in these courses for second quarter.  Please ensure that daily work in Math and Language are completed in full.

Weekly Elementary Online Schedule:

Throughout the period of remote-learning, students can expect to see daily posts  from their elective courses based on the schedule below:

  • Monday:  Science (Gr 1 – 6), French (1-6)
  • Tuesday:  Social Studies (Gr 1 – 6)
  • Wednesday: Bible (Gr 1 – 6),
  • Thursday: Music (Gr 1 – 6),  Social Studies (Gr 5/6)
  • Friday:  Art (Gr 1 – 6), Science (Gr 5/6)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Biech