As time continues to fly by, and we see ourselves approaching the holiday season, days at GCS are becoming steadily busier! With that in mind, please take note of the following announcements:

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

This week is Collection Week! The boxes were sent home two weeks ago, and Wednesday is the official day to bring in your filled shoe boxes (though we can continue to accept them until Thursday). What a wonderful way to bless a child in need and an opportunity to teach our children about kindness, generosity, and love for others at the same time!

Christmas Outreach Project

As we prepare to celebrate the Christmas season, GCS is so thankful to have an opportunity to bless others in our community.  This year, we will once again give back to the residents living at Prince Edward Home by collaboratively purchasing gifts for them to open on Christmas morning.

The Prince Edward Home is home to 120 residents, and collaboratively we can bless each one of them this Christmas season.  Each class is being asked to purchase specific items.  In addition to these items, any GCS student can also purchase the following items: body wash kits, shampoo kits, scarves, decorative pillows, throws/blankets, jewelry, and/or vouchers/gift cards for Tim’s, McDonalds, or Pat & The Elephant. All residents can use toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and moisturizing lotions.

Our Grade 3 class will be responsible for hair care:  brushes, combs, shampoo/conditioner (male/female), and hair accessories.

November Numeracy Challenge

Grace Christian School elementary students will have the opportunity to participate in the Mathletics November Numeracy Challenge from November 15-21.  Students will participate in online math activities through Mathletics and receive points for their hard work.  Students’ contributions will help GCS be ranked worldwide.

Usborne Literacy Fair 

It is time once again for our Annual Usborne Literacy Fair.  This event has typically allowed our school library to receive hundreds of dollars worth of books for free.  The fair will be running throughout this week into parent-teacher conferences.  Please be looking for a further announcement that will provide more details for placing your order.

This Week’s Assessments
Tuesday: Spelling Quiz (List 8)

Dates to Remember

Monday, November 15: Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Thursday, November 18: Parent-Teacher Conferences for Elementary students (5:00-7:00PM)
Friday, November 19: Parent-Teacher Conferences for High School students (9:30AM-12:00PM — NO SCHOOL)