Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe, but we are finished the first quarter! I continue to enjoy each day with the wonderful group of students in our class. We will not have any tests or homework this week because it is such a short week. On Tuesday students will be sent home with Spelling List #6. We will have a test for that list on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Bring from Home: Each student is asked to bring in a tube from a toilet paper roll and a tube from a paper towel roll to class by Nov. 17. If you have an extra, feel free to bring that in too just in case someone forgets. We will be using these for some activities in our up coming Social Studies unit on Canadian symbols.

Costumes for the Christmas Presentation: All students in grades 1-6 will need some type of clothing to complete their costume for filming. The grade one class will be dressed as Angels. Please have your child bring a white shirt and a pair of long white socks to school for November 16. If you have any extra items such as white wings please bring those items in as well. Please label each item so it can be returned to you. If you have any questions or concerns please email Thanks!

My School Management: Each family has access to GCS’s online school management system (MSM) at  Logging into it will allow parents to view upcoming assignments, tuition balances, student grades (in select courses in elementary), and view quarterly report cards this year.  If you do not know your login information, you can visit the previous link and click “having problems logging in”, enter your email address, and the system will send you instructions on resetting your password; this will work even if you have not logged into MSM before.  Report cards will be published ONLY in My School Management this year, so you must log in to your account in order to view them.   We suggest that you ensure that you can log in well before the report card day on November 19.  If you have any login problems, please email Mr. Ellis ( for more assistance.

This Week: Reminder that next week is a short week.

  • Wednesday, November 11 – Remembrance Day (no school)
  • Thursday, November 12 – Professional Development (no school)
  • Friday, November 13 – Professional Development (no school)

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Bryenton