This past week, we had the opportunity to honour those that served and still serve our country, by taking part in the GCS Remembrance Day service.  It’s so important that even our youngest students learn the importance of honouring those who fought the freedom we are blessed with in our country.

As we look to the week ahead, please take note of the following items:

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Campaign)

Our school is participating in Operation Christmas Child once again this year. Every GCS student is encouraged to fill a box with items that can be shared with a child in need in another country. Items that may be placed in the box include: toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, washcloths, socks, toothbrushes. Please do not include any liquids, food items of any kind, war-related items, or breakable items.

Collection week is November 14th-18th in school, though our target date is Wednesday, Nov.16th (for Chapel).

Please be sure to send in your filled shoeboxes (or item that you would like to donate towards filling a shoebox) by then.

Elementary Christmas Production:

We are very excited to announce that we are in the beginning stages of preparing our annual Christmas presentation. The elementary students have been reading through scripts and learning songs in class for the last few weeks. This year we will be presenting “Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch” a children’s musical with a western feel about the coming of the Saviour written by Pam Andrews.

We are anticipating a live, in-house, concert as we have done in years past. The musical has an “Old West” theme, and we will need a few items brought in for concert dress. All students are required to bring in a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. If students have items such as western vests, chaps, boots, kerchiefs, or cowboy hats please add them as they may be used for the main cast. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns. Place items in a bag labeled with your student’s name on it and please bring it into school by Thursday, Dec. 1.  Students are to give the bag to the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. Thank you for your cooperation and help with the costuming. If you have any concerns, please email Mrs. Wilting at

 Upcoming Assessments

Wednesday – Phonics Test Gr. 1 -2

Thursday – Spelling Test – List # 6 Grade one, List # 9 Grade two

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, November 17th – Report Cards are published
Thursday, November 17th – Parent-Teacher Conferences 5:00PM-7:00PM (Elementary)
Friday, November 18th – Parent-Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton