Operation Pollination

The excitement never ends! We have over 200 little plants growing in our classroom!

We ARE still collecting empty pop cans/pop bottles/juice boxes; please note that milk containers are not refundables. As the weather warms up, the thought of soon being able to transplant our seedlings has us very excited, indeed!! We have approximately $29 in reserve right now, which has been earmarked for use towards the purchase of (hopefully) a flowering bush that we will also be bale to plant here at school.

Spelling Quizzes

We have only 3 Spelling Lists left in this school year! This week is List 28. The list was introduced last Friday, and the quiz will be this Friday, May 20th.

Elementary Track and Field at UPEI

On Tuesday, May 17th, students in Grades 3-6 will participate in track and field events at UPEI. A permission form was sent home on Friday. Please be sure to complete and return it to school by Tuesday morning at the latest. Students should come to school dressed in comfortable athletic clothes and shoes, taking the weather into consideration as well! A water bottle is also necessary. This is an afternoon event; students will return to school in time for our regular pick up time.

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.

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday, May 18th: Math Test 14
Thursday, May 19th: Grammar Quiz (prepositions)
Friday, May 20th: Spelling Quiz 28

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 17th: Elementary Track and Field
Monday, May 23rd: Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)

That is all for now!

Mrs. Smylie