Thank you for continuing to partner with us in your child’s educational journey. There are only 4 weeks of school left before we have Christmas Break, and I am in disbelief! I just know that the next month is going to fly by in the blink of an eye!
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 give back to the residents living at Prince Edward Home by collaboratively purchasing gifts for them to open on Christmas morning.
In the past, students from GCS would visit several Island senior homes to sing Christmas carols and deliver warm Christmas wishes. Due to the limitations brought about by COVID-19, our students have been unable to physically visit. However, this Christmas, each class will be asked to purchase specific items as per the requests of the residents at The PE Home. The gift baskets with these items will be delivered to the care home by December 5th, in time for the coordinators to quarantine the items before packaging them for the residents to open on Christmas morning.
The Prince Edward Home is home to 120 residents, and collaboratively the GCS community can bless each one of them this Christmas season. The Grade 3 class is being asked to purchase puzzles: 300 pc puzzles, word search, crossword books. In addition to these items, any GCS student can also purchase the following items: scarves, decorative pillows, throws/blankets, jewelry, and/or vouchers/gift cards for Tim Horton’s, McDonald’s, or Pat & The Elephant.
All donations need to be brought in no later than Tuesday, December 1st (“Giving Tuesday”).
A Note from Mrs. Biech – Usborne Literacy Fair
Thank you for the orders that come in already. If you are still interested in placing an order, see the announcement from Mrs. Biech or simply follow this link to place your order https://usbornebooksathome.ca/parties/9003
I look forward to being able to choose new books for our library for the students to enjoy!
Assessments This Week
Wednesday: Math Quiz 5
Thursday: Spelling Quiz 9
Dates to Remember
Friday, Nov. 27: PD Day ~ NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Bring in items for our Christmas Outreach Project
That’s all for now! See you all tomorrow!