Dear Parents and Students,

I hope you have been able to enjoy the beauty of fall this weekend. It’s been wonderful to see students bringing back their completed bookmarks as they practice reading at home nightly. You are setting them up for success! Students will be sent home with two more printable books which are great extra practice for them. Most of these are related to topics, special phonics sounds, or sight words we are learning in class.

This week is Science and Technology Week at GCS. Wednesday, Oct. 21 is Dress Like A Scientist Day. Students are encouraged to come dressed as a profession who uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their field. The school’s clean, neat, and appropriate dress code still applies.

Homework: Students will be sent home with two penmanship worksheets (this weeks letters are Mm and Nn), a sight words page (this weeks words; “are” and “at”), and are encouraged to practice reading and work on their spelling words nightly (the list was sent home on Friday).

Tests: Students will have a math test on Wednesday, a phonics test on Thursday, and a spelling test on Friday.

*School Calendar Changes: A reminder that GCS will have classes next week on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23. This has been changed on the school calendar on the GCS website.As a result of this, there are also some changes to the calendar for the month of November. Please make note of the following:

  • Thursday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 13:PD Days – No School 
  • Thursday, Nov 19:1st Quarter Report Cards
  • Thursday, Nov. 19:Parent Teacher Conferences (6pm – 9pm)
  • Friday, Nov. 20:Parent Teacher Conferences (10am – 12pm) No School
  • Friday, Nov. 27:PD Day – No School

Please Note the Below Letter from our music director, Mrs. Wilting

Dear Parents,

We are off to a great start in music class this year at GCS. We are enjoying listening to music, moving our bodies and playing instruments during class. Although it may seem early we are beginning to prepare for the Christmas season. Even though it may look a little different this year due to the Covid-19 regulations we are still going to celebrate, Jesus, the true reason for the season!

This year our students will have a wonderful opportunity to do something unique in the arts and to participate in yet another type of creative learning experience. The elementary students will be producing a narrated, pantomimed film entitled “Make Room for Jesus” as our Christmas presentation.

As usual there are a few moving parts to make this presentation come together and we need your help.  We are asking that all elementary students come to school dressed in a dark bottom and a plain white top on Wednesday, October 28.  We are planning to film a specific outdoor scene during the school day. If the weather is inclement we will film on Thursday, October 29.  We are looking forward to beginning production.

Please contact me at if you need help getting these items or if you have any other concerns. I am looking forward to working with the students to create something memorable once again!

Julie Wilting

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Mrs. Bryenton