After the super short week and an extra long weekend, I hope that everyone has had a chance to recharge a bit as we enter into second quarter here at GCS! From now until Christmas Break will be an extremely busy time in our school.  With that in mind, please take note of the following announcements:

Music Announcement From Mrs. Wilting

All students in grades 1-6 will need some type of clothing to complete their costume for filming. The grade three boys will need a black top, black shorts (or pants that can be easily rolled up), and sandals. The grade three girls will need a white top and white shorts or leggings and sandals. Please have your child bring these items to school for November 16. 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.

Usborne Literacy Fair 

It is time once again for our Annual Usborne Literacy Fair.  This event has typically allowed our school library and classrooms 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

Wednesday: Math Test #4
Thursday: Spelling Quiz #8

Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, Nov.19 – Report Card Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences for Elementary students (5:00-7:00PM)
  • Friday, Nov. 20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences for High School students (9:30AM-12:00PM) ~ NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, Nov. 27 – PD Day ~ NO SCHOOL

Have a great week, everyone!
Mrs. Smylie