Here we go again! Another short week is upon us but there is no shortage of activities happening this week

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 We are always trying to teach our students about kindness, generosity, and giving to those in need and this is one of those wonderful opportunities to bless those in another part of the world.

Christmas Outreach Project

Just as it is important to think about our global community in need, there are many here in our local area that we can bless as well through our giving.  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.

Our Grade 4 class will be responsible for hair care:  brushes, combs, shampoo/conditioner (male/female), and hair accessories.

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.

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.

Assessments this Week

Thursday – Math Test, Spelling Quiz 9

Important Dates

Monday, Nov. 15 – GCS Professional Development (No School)
Thursday, Nov. 18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Elem. 5pm – 7pm)
Friday, Nov. 19 – Parent-Teacher Conferences HS  (No school)

Have a great week!

Mrs. Biech