What a week! Congratulations to the top readers in our Olympic Reading Challenge! I am very proud of all the students’ hard work. In grade 3/4, we had nearly 100% participation with almost all students earning at least one medal, and some many more. Also, congratulations to the cheerleaders on their thrilling performance at the Island Storm basketball game.

Skate Days

The students will be travelling to the APM Centre in Cornwall again this Thursday for an elementary skate.  Skate times are scheduled for 1:30-2:30. Students are required to have skates, mittens, and a helmet in order to participate. Students who do not wish to participate in these skating days are asked to be picked up at the school at 12:15 on these dates. Thank you, parents, for all those who came out to help with transportation and the tying of skates!

Extra Cheer Practices

Our GCS cheer teams are preparing to participate in the Island Cheer Expo on Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 PM.  Please take note the additional practice times for this week –  Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 and Thursday at lunchtime.

The Grade Three Cooking Show

For parents of non-ESL students in grade three, the Grade Three Cooking Show will take place this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students are scheduled to present their procedural writing telling how to make a simple food on one of the two days. Please check the agenda to see which day your child will present and ensure he or she is ready with the necessary supplies. My apologies for not sending out the due dates with the project outline. If, for any reason, you an unable to gather supplies for the day of the presentation, please let me know. I can’t wait to see these little chefs in action!

Mathletics March Madness Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered a national competition through Mathletics, an award winning interactive site that aims to improve maths skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize!

For the duration of this competition which ends on April 1, I am allowing students to bring in devices so that, when they are finished of the required daily work, they can spend time doing Mathletics. This does not mean that you have to send in a device if you are not comfortable doing so! Students who do not have a device can use school computers if they are available. Any devices that come in will be kept in a safe place in the classroom when not in use and will be sent home at the end of the day.

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

Happy math-ing!

Upcoming Assessments

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Math Test 18, Procedural Presentations
  • Wednesday – Procedural Presentations
  • Friday – Spelling Test 20, Language Test 9

Grade 4

  • Monday – Language Quiz 15
  • Thursday – Math Test 10
  • Friday – Spelling Test 20, Language Quiz 16

Have a great week!