It was quite a full week! Please take note of the following announcements.


Please continue to practice Spelling List 5. Our quiz will be on Friday, October 28th.
There is a song the students enjoy:
There is also a game we have been playing to help the students with the placement of the provinces and territories:

Social Studies News

The students have been hard at work creating their own maps. This project is nearly complete, and the students will soon get to present their creations to their classmates. Once the presentations are done, they will bring their maps home to show their families.

Planting Seeds of Kindness

A huge THANK YOU to all the families who participated by donating items for our basket of toys/colouring supplies for the Play Room in the Pediatric Unit of the QEH! These items will be delivered soon.

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Campaign)

Our school is participating in Operation Christmas Child once again this year. Every GCS student is encouraged to fill a box with items that can be shared with a child in need in another country. Items that may be placed in the box include: toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, washcloths, socks, toothbrushes. Please do not include any liquids, food items of any kind, war-related items, or breakable items.

Elementary Christmas Production:

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 for 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 Mrs. Wilting at

Dates to Remember:

Friday, November 4th – GCS Teacher Convention (No School)
Thursday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Ceremony
Friday, November 11th – Remembrance Day (No School)

This Week’s Assessments

Wednesday: Math Quiz #2
Friday: Spelling Quiz #5

Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs. Smylie