Good afternoon Parents.  Hot lunch forms were sent home last week with your child in error.  There will be no hot lunch this week.  I apologize for the inconvenience.  The next hot lunch will be Wednesday, October 24th and forms will be sent home at the end of this week.

Here’s what is coming up this week:

Science and Technology Week – October 15-19

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 Let’s Talk Science Presentation for grades 4-6, a robotics demonstration, an agricultural science trip to Island Hill Farm, and a science-themed art class. Please note that Tuesday, October 16 is Dress like a STEAM Professional Day (STEAM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, 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!

Fall Party- Island Hill Farm

Grades 1-2 will be traveling to Island Hill Farm for their Fall Party.  Island Hill Farm is a commercial dairy goat farm. As a part of Science and Technology Week, students in grades 1-2 will learn how goats’ milk is made into a variety of products including soap and cheese. Students will see 8 different breeds of goats, a miniature donkey, alpacas, and potbelly pigs, with a variety of hens and bunnies to handle and love.  We will require drivers for this event.  We will be leaving the school at 12:00 and leaving Island Hill Farm at 2:30. The cost for this trip is $8.00 per student. Please return your money and permission slip by Wednesday, October 17th.

Mandarin Classes for English Speakers

Interested in learning the most widely spoken language in the world? Want to communicate with one out of every six people and many of your GCS friends? We are pleased to announce that GCS will be having after school Mandarin classes for elementary students from Grades 1-6! In each lesson participants will learn simple Chinese dialogue, acquire new vocabulary used in school and everyday life, and interact with native Mandarin speakers. This class is taught by a credited Mandarin Language Arts teacher with over 20 years of experience.

Where: Room 307
When: Thursdays for 9 weeks from October 11 – December 13 (not including October 25)
Time: 3:00-4:00
Cost: $25.00/session ($225 for all 9 weeks)
Who: Students in Grades 1-6; maximum of 20 students

International Potluck Supper

Save the date! This coming Wednesday, October 17, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, all Grace Christian School and Grace Baptist Church families are welcome to join us for our fall potluck supper. Families that attend should bring a dish to share that will feed 6 – 8 people. If your last name begins with A – L, we ask that you bring a dessert or salad to share. If your last name begins with M – Z, please bring a main dish to share. GCS will supply the drinks and fun! There will ice-breaker games and prizes for getting to know the most new friends.

Assignments & Assessments

  • Tuesday: Math Test # 3
  • Wednesday:  Phonics Test # 3
  • Friday:  Spelling Test #3

Important Dates

  • October 15-19 – Science & Technology Week
  • October 17 – International Potluck
  • October 18 – Fall Party at Island Hill Farm
  • October 19 – School Pictures
  • October 25-26 – ACSI Teacher Convention – No Class

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton