What a week!  It definitely made it feel like summer is coming.  The weeks are going to start flying by faster so please take notice of what’s happening this week.

Novel Study/Party

We have completed the reading portion of Because of Winn-Dixie, so students will return to reading their own choices for 20 minutes each night.  We will be working on some extension activities throughout this week.  As well, to the students’ surprise (they have not been told and I do not plan to tell them so I would appreciate help keeping the secret), I am planning to watch the movie on Thursday.  The final scene of the book is a party with an interesting menu.  I will be providing egg salad sandwiches (and peanut butter for those who would prefer that), pickles, drinks, and some other munchies.  Feel free to send more with your child if they would prefer something different.

Track and Field

A permission slip went home on Friday regarding the school track and field meet this Tuesday at UPEI.  Please send in the signed permission slip prior to Tuesday.  Students should come dressed in appropriate clothing for the activity and weather, as well as having a water bottle.

Dress Code Reminders

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.


Wednesday – Grammar Quiz
Friday – Math Test, Spelling Quiz 24

Important Dates

May 17 – Elementary Track Meet (UPEI)
May 23 – Victoria Day (No School)

Have a great week!

Mrs. Biech