Hello Grade 3 families,

Final Operation Pollination Update

Each student has brought home one of the lupine plants we have cared for over the past two months or so. Hopefully these will thrive under your care and you will be able to transplant it and watch it grow and multiply over the coming years. The rest of the little seedlings will be planted here at GCS, along with our hydrangea.

We ARE NO LONGER collecting empty pop cans/pop bottles/juice boxes. We have returned the enormous 10 bag haul donated last week, which provided us with a refund of nearly $42.00!! This amount will be added to the small amount we had left after the purchase of the hydrangea, and will soon be used to purchase the soil and mulch we will need for transplanting.

This has been quite a project! We are so very grateful for every single donation received!

Spelling and Math

We have finished our Spelling lists (hooray!) and our Math workbook (double hooray!) and these should have found their way home on Thursday and Friday.

Grade 1-3 Field Trip

Grades 1, 2, and 3 will be having their end of year field trip to Bonshaw Park and Cows Creamery on Monday, June 13th (with a rain date of Tuesday, June 14th). Permission forms will be sent home early this week. Please be sure to fill it in and return to school as soon as possible.

Dress Code Reminder

With the change in seasons, and as your children continue to grow out of their clothing that fit them last fall, we wish to provide you with this reminder.
As stated in the GCS Handbook the school’s overall dress code standard is modest, clean, neat, and appropriate. Shorts and skirts must not be shorter than just above the knee, which is typically to the tips of the fingers on most children. Girls are permitted to wear sleeveless shirts as long as the straps are wider than three finger widths (please no shirts with thin spaghetti straps). Clothing with a rebellious or negative message are considered dress code violations.

All kindergarten and elementary students must have a second pair of shoes to be worn inside. According to provincial regulations, kindergarten and elementary students are required to wear socks at all times while at school. Sandals are not permitted for this reason.

We are thrilled to see our elementary students wearing GCS apparel on a daily basis. We are even more excited when we see our parents embracing their GCS pride and purchasing clothes for themselves. For those wishing to purchase GCS apparel, please visit one of our online clothing stores at https://allstarcresting.ca/gcs_apparel/shop/homeor http://gracecs.entripyshops.com/. New items are being added regularly.

Important Dates

Monday, June 13th: Grades 1-3 End of Year Field Trip (Rain date: June 14th)
Thursday, June 16th: NO SCHOOL
Friday, June 17th: School Closing Ceremony (Morning ONLY)

That is all for now!

Mrs. Smylie