And just like that, it’s the middle of October! Please take note of the following announcements:

Dressing for the Weather

Although the weather has been fairly warm for October, it is important to note that the grass is usually wet in the morning. There have been many incidents of wet feet this past week. It would be a good idea to have an extra pair of socks tucked away in your child’s school bag.

Spelling this Week

We will be studying List 5. This is a challenging list and we will spend 2 weeks on it. The quiz will be on Friday, October 28th.

Community Outreach Project – Planting Seeds of Kindness

Our Grade 3 class will be collecting new toys/games for the Play Room in the Pediatric Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We will continue collecting until Wednesday (absolutely the last day), so please send in anything that you would like to donate by then. Let’s bless our community!!

Christmas Concert Preparations (A Word From Mrs. Wilting)

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to announce that we are in the beginning stages of preparing our annual Christmas presentation. The elementary students have been reading through scripts and learning songs in class the last few weeks. This year we will be presenting “Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch” a children’s musical with a western feel about the coming of the Saviour written by Pam Andrews.

We are anticipating a live, in-house, concert as we have done in years past. The musical has an “Old West” theme and we will need a few items brought in for concert dress. All students are required to bring in a pair of dark or light jeans and a multi-coloured plaid shirt. If students have items such as western vests, chaps, boots, kerchiefs, or cowboy hats please add them as they may be used for the main cast. Please refrain from bringing in holsters or plastic guns. Place items in a bag labeled with your students name on it and please bring it into school by Thursday, Dec. 1.  Students are to give the bag to the classroom teacher.

We are looking forward to sharing our work with you. Thank you for your cooperation and help with the costuming. If you have any concerns please email me at

Mrs. Julie Wilting


When packing your child’s lunch bag, please remember to add whatever utensils he or she will need as well. Supplies are limited at school.

Agendas and Reading Logs

Students are writing their homework on the first school day of the week. Reading logs should be completed every day that there is homework (not over the weekend). Completing the reading log is considered as homework. Please make sure that you are filling it in each day.


Since there was no school last Monday, it has been a while since the students have gone to the library with Mrs. Biech. If your child still has a library book, it should come to school on Monday.

Science and Technology Week – October 17-21

It’s that time of year again when staff and students of GCS celebrate our Creator and the wonder of science! We have lots of activities planned for next week, including a chat with Jay Scotland, a Period Table cookie sale, and a digital art activity. Please note that Thursday, October 20 is Dress like a STEM Professional Day (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). That means that your child can come to school dressed as a person in any occupation that would use these disciplines. It is sure to be a fun-filled week of learning!

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday: Math Test #1
Thursday: Capitalization Unit Test

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Dress Like a STEAM Professional Day
Saturday, Oct. 29 – Grace Baptist Church Pancake Breakfast & Fall Market

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

Mrs. Smylie