Dear GCS Grade 6 Families,

Thank you again for your continued grit and determination as students and parents!  It’s not as easy to be motivated without the social contact of in-classroom learning, but students are still working well at home.

Class Zoom Calls:

We are going to meet as a class again this week, but two times!

We will meet on Monday, January 24th at 9am and on Thursday, January 27th at 9am via Zoom.  An email will be sent to parents with the Zoom link a few minutes prior to the time.  Mr. Olsen will be hosting on Monday, and Mrs. Thorne will be hosting on Thursday.

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.

Mr. Olsen has some activities for you to consider as a family for Wellness Wednesday:
-Build a fort
-Make a time capsule
-Have a scavenger hunt
-Pencil and paper games

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 great weekend,

Mr. Olsen