Week of November 11 in Grade One
We had a great week. Students enjoyed participating in many Remembrance Day activities. Some students had a very hard time with our spelling test last week. Please ensure you practice even more frequently if you child struggled as these tests will continue to become more challenging. Since we have just started these tests, I have decided to offer a one-time retest this week on Thursday for any student who got under 60%. We have already spent a significant amount of time studying these words in class, so students will be required to practice at home. Your child should have brought their marked test home. Please email me if they did not and I will send you their mark: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not start a new spelling list this week due to the short week.
Important Events and Dates to Remember:
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening (November 14) from 6-9pm and Friday
morning (November 15) from 10am-12pm. Although your child has multiple teachers in elementary, it
will be very difficult to schedule conferences with all of them; therefore, we understand if you are able
to meet with only a few of your child’s teachers.
Please be aware that each conference is scheduled for 10 minutes; if you require a longer time or
cannot efficiently schedule a meeting during the two conference days, please contact the me directly to
set up an alternative meeting date/time.
If it is necessary to have your children with you, they are to be under your direct supervision at all times
in the school building. Due to safety considerations and church function reasons, the gym and church
sections of the building are off-limits.
USING SIGNUP.COM TO REGISTER
- Go to https://signup.com/go/gcorvHT
- Click "view" beside the teacher's name you want to sign up for first (orange box)
- Choose an available timeslot for that teacher by clicking the green "sign up" button
- Log in via Facebook OR enter your email address (you need to click "confirm" on the next page)
- Fill in your name and your child's name; your phone number is NOT required
- Click "save and done"
- Click "save" at the top of the screen (blue and white box)
- You will see a confirmation screen and will also receive a reminder email about that conference
time/teacher; it is advised that you also record your interview teacher/time separately,
especially if you are meeting with multiple teachers.
If you have more teachers to sign up for, click the blue/white "Go back to all signups" button and repeat
The first quarter report cards will be sent home with your child this Thursday, November 14. You are
asked to please sign the parent communication sheet and return it inside the white envelope with your
child’s name on it. To help us reduce the need of multiple envelopes throughout the year, please do no
seal the envelope.
Usborne Literacy Fair
The time has come again for our annual Usborne Literacy Fair. This is a wonderful opportunity to
purchase great books for your children and supporting the school library at the same time. Last year we
received over $600 in free books for our school.
Each student will have a chance this week to look at the books available to order, making wish lists of
some of their favorites. The Literacy Fair will be in the school atrium on Thursday, November 14 from 6-
9 pm and Friday, November 15 from 10am-12pm.
If you are unable to attend the literacy fair but still want to place an order, feel free to send a message
to order at email@example.com. Here is the link to view the online catalogue and orders sent to
Operation Christmas Child
The GCS students are hearing stories about how God is using the simple gift of a shoe box to impact
other kids around the world. We are looking forward to blessing thousands of children around the world
with shoe boxes and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your child has received a shoe box to fill with gifts for a less fortunate child. Need ideas for your kids to
pack? Here is the link of the top 100 things to put in a shoebox, and a list of items that are permitted.
All items must be new. Please make sure that we add $10 to each box to help with the cost of shipping,
if you can.
Nov 11 – Remembrance Day (No Classes)
Nov 14 – Report Cards / Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov 15 – Parent Teacher Interviews (No Classes)
Nov. 23 – Annual Pancake Breakfast (8am – 11am)
Have a wonderful week!