We may only be two full weeks into our school year, but I have never been so impressed with the caliber of my students and their genuine love for learning.  What a joy to have your students so excited to tell you that they have chosen a new question for their Genius Hour Project, then watching them strive to complete their assigned classwork so they can continue their research and own their learning.  A healthy dose of having to justify how parts of animal and plant cells are like a principal, teacher, and a school hallway just added to the fun and excitement inside the Gr 5/6 classroom this week. I cannot wait to see what my students with teach me this year. I am expecting great things from this crew!

Please take note of the following information:

A Fan Of My Students

One of my professional goals as your child’s teacher is to become one of their greatest fans.  The easy part is to be their cheerleader inside the classroom, however I would love to have the opportunity to cheer them on outside the school environment as well.  If you and your child wish to have me attend one of their special extracurricular events (hockey game, gymnastics competition, soccer tournament, technology camps, etc.), please send me a note with a few possible dates and I will try my best to make it.

After-School Art Club

Beginning on Oct 4th, and running Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:15 PM until November 1st, Mrs. Able will be hosting an after-school art club for students in the elementary. The cost to participate is $20. Please sign your child’s permission slip and return your payment should they wish to participate.
Hot Lunch Program
Please keep an eye out for more information about our school’s Hot Lunch Program which will be provided in the near future.  Although lunch forms will be sent home each week to indicate the options available, parents may also wish to check our online school calendar to plan ahead.
Scrip Program

Scrip is Grace Christian School’s simple fundraising program using gift cards from popular retailers. The school purchases these gift cards at a discount and resells them to parents for the face value of the card. Families will earn back the difference of the purchase (to a specified amount) to be returned to that family in June in the form of their choice of gift cards, tuition bursary, donation to GCS staff, or donation to GCS Plant a Seed Fund.  Please remember to stop by the Scrip Cart just inside the school doors to purchase your gift cards.

Confederation Library-  Camps

The Confederation Centre Public Library is offering a number of great programs for school-aged children:

Pirates In the Library:  Friday, October 6 at 2:00 pm. School aged kids are invited to sign up and join us in the Children’s Library for an afternoon of pirate adventures! Ages 5-11.

Math Magic: Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 pm “Math Magic” is a show for all ages filled with amazing mathematical wonders. Whether or not you think you like math, this fun show is for everyone! STEAM PEI’s Nellie Keating showcases gorgeous geometry, strange statistics, poetic patterns, and astonishing arithmetical art! All welcome.

Assignments & Assessments

Mon: Candy Cells (in-class science lab)
Thurs:  Spelling Test 2
Fri:  Language Quiz &  Math Test 2

Important Dates:

October 6-  Professional Development Day (No Class)
October 9 – Thanksgiving (No Class)
October 16-19 – Science & Technology Week
October 19- School Pictures

All for now,
Mrs. M