Somehow I am always amazed by how quickly time flies, yet here we are half-way through October already!  Please take note of all the following announcements:

Mrs. Smylie Out of the Class on Tuesday and Wednesday:

This Tuesday and Wednesday I will not be in school as I will be caring for my mother who is undergoing back surgery Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Chanda Bissett will be replacing me on those days.

Science and Tech Week:

This week is Science & Technology Week at GCS.  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs will be highlighted throughout the week. Wednesday, Oct 22 will be Dress Like A Scientist Day for all students in K-12. Students are encouraged to come dressed as a professional who uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in their career field. Remember to continue to follow the modest, clean, neat, and appropriate dress code when deciding what to wear.

Christmas Concert Preparations (A word from Mrs. Wilting): 

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 (this does not have to be fancy dress).  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 Mrs. Wilting 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!

Assignments and Assessments for this Week:

Thursday: Math Test #2

Friday: Spelling Quiz #5

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Dress Like A Scientist Day for all students in K-12.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Come to school dressed in a dark bottom and a plain white top.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day (NO SCHOOL)

Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 – PD days (NO SCHOOL)

Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Smylie