Dear GCS Grade 6 Families,

Well, this was an interesting week!  Thank you to all Grade 6 families for adapting quickly to changing circumstances.

In Math this past week, we started our geometry unit.  Students were reminded about the names of certain types of lines and the names of shapes.  We also continued in our Mathletics challenge.  Please note that Grade 6 is currently in the last place!  Students need to work on Mathletics at home in order to raise our score!

In Social Studies this past week, we started discussing what debate is and what it looks like in different contexts.

Mathletics March Madness – Week 1 Update 

The Mathletics March Madness competition is off to a great start! Students are reminded that there will be a prize for the student in each grade who earns the most points as well as a pizza party for the class who earns the most average points. Do you want to know who is in the lead? Check out the average points (as of Friday afternoon) below!
Grade 1 – 1,833
Grade 2 – 2,697
Grade 3 – 3,640
Grade 4 – 2,613
Grade 5 – 3,205
Grade 6 – 1,686 

Congratulations to Mrs. Smylie’s grade 3 students who are currently in the lead! However, this is just the beginning and anything can happen! We would love to see students growing and improving in their math skills throughout this competition. Go Mathletes!

Winter Carnival (March 8-12th)

Please see the details below regarding Winter Carnival week!

Monday: Spring Picture Day (No dress-up day)

Tuesday: Decade Day – Time travel through fashion today! Dress as a student from the groovy sixties, the disco seventies or the preppie eighties, or be creative and choose another era. Remember: modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the expectation.

Wednesday: Tacky Tourist Day – We can’t travel or go away for March Break this year but today you can dress up as though you are on your way to our favourite travel destination! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and white socks with sandals or your favourite souvenir shirt – use your imagination! Remember: modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the expectation.

Thursday: Science Fair Day (Gr. 5 – 9) (No dress-up day)

Friday: PJ Day – To end-off Winter Carnival week, wear your pajamas to school, but don’t forget to wake up! Remember: modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the expectation.


Daily Math homework up to Lesson 94 (checked on Thursdays)

Language Arts: Page 202-203, Think A+B – Due Monday, March 8th

French: Study for vocab quiz, complete pg. 45 and 46


Math Test #9 – Moved to Wednesday, March 10th

Bible Verse Quiz – Thursday, March 11th

Spelling Quiz #20 – Friday, March 12th

See you Monday!

Mr. Olsen