November 28 – December 2

This is a regular, five day week of school.   Please see the November 28-December 2 schedule for a detailed schedule of events pertaining to our class.    Christmas program parts will be assigned this week.   Remember, if your family will be leaving for Christmas vacation on or before December 16, please email me so that your child is not assigned a speaking part.

A school wide World Vision Penny Drive will be held all this week.   Students have been encouraged to donate part of their allowance or do extra jobs to earn money around home.    The money raised will be used to help buy needed animals, clothing, school supplies or other basic necessities for people around the world in developing countries.  Please encourage your child to donate some of their own money to this worthy cause.

Christmas Program Practice Has Started

Today was our very first Christmas program practice.   The fresh snow certainly helped both faculty and students to feel like Christmas is coming soon and encouraged eveyone to sing their best during practice time.

In just three short weeks, on Friday, December 16,  the elementary students will be presenting our Christmas program.   This year, we will be performing The Signs of Christmas.    This beautiful musical includes a speaking part for every child in the elementary.   Parts will be assigned next week.   If you will be leaving early for Christmas vacation and your child will miss the program, please email me your intention so we can make a final decision regarding roll assignments.

Dress code for this program will be dressy chapel clothes.   I know many of the girls have special Christmas dresses and the boys have handsome suits that would look great as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.  

Please save the date of Friday, December 16 for an evening of fun and fellowship, as we take this time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

Library Field Trip Update

We have enough drives to go on our field trip to the Confederation Centre Children’s library.    Remember, due to our field trip, the students in grades one and two are wearing regular school attire on Wednesday.   We will leaving the school at 10:30am and returning by noon for lunch.   Thank you to those parents who are able to help drive for this field trip.

Revised November 21-25 Schedule

Due to the funeral for Miss Bannister’s mother on Tuesday, we are having a schedule change this week.   Please note the following:

Monday, Nov. 21 – Homework was assigned, test folders went home

Tuesday, Nov. 22No school

Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Regular school attire due to our field trip

Please note, we still need drivers for our field trip.   If you are able to drive, even one way, please email me your availability and number of seats.   I will be making a decision regarding the field trip on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, Nov. 24 – Subway order and money due

Friday, Nov. 25 – Lunch Option: Subway for those prepaid and pre-ordered

For a detailed revised schedule please see the November 21-25 Revised schedule.

November 21-25

After a couple of short weeks, we are back to a full five day week.   For a detailed schedule of events please see the November 21-25 schedule.

There will be a hot lunch option on Wednesday.    Pizza must be ordered and paid for on Tuesday, if you wish your child to participate in this option.   Cost is $2 per slice.

This Wednesday, November 23, we will be visiting the Confederation Centre Children’s Library.   Students will have an opportunity to check out library books if they have their own provincial library card.   Also, every student will receive a free book called The Gift to keep for their own reading pleasure.   Drivers are still needed.  We have plenty of supervision, but need help in the tranportation department.   If you are able to drive, but not supervise, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, November 26, will be our school’s annual pancake breakfast and silent auction.   Breakfast is $5 per person or $15 per family.   Come and enjoy a time of fellowship around the breakfast table and then find some great Christmas gifts at our auction.

First Report Cards for 2011/2012

Today is report card day.   Your child has their report card safely in the conversation pocket of their agenda.   The report card is yours to keep.   Please sign and return the bright orange communication form in the envelope at your earliest convenience.

Parent/teacher interviews are Thursday evening from 6-9pm or Friday morning from 10am-12pm. Remember, if you would like a parent/teacher interview appointment, please sign the list in the office or contact Miss Fanning and she will help you pick a time convenient for you.

November 14-18 Schedule

The week of November 14-18 will be another short week for students.   There is no school on Friday due to parent teacher interviews.   If you would like to discuss your child, there is a sign up list available in the office or contact Miss Fanning and she will help you select a time convenient for you.

Wednesday is a special day.   Not only will report cards be going home for the first time this year, but also it is Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection day.    Remember there is no shipping fee for each shoebox dropped off at the school.   A sponsor has generously promised to pay all our shipping charges and has challenged the students to use the shipping fee to fill another shoebox for a needy child.  

For a full schedule of tests and events pertaining to our class, please see the November 14-18 schedule.    Important events to remember this week:

Wednesday, November 16 = Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes due (Remember no shipping fee)

Thursday, November 17 = Parent Teacher Interviews from 6-9pm by appointment only

Friday, November 18 = no school for the students, Parent Teacher Interviews 10am-12noon

November 7-11 Schedule

Remember to change your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Next week is a short, but busy week.   Students will only be in class for 2 1/2 days.   Please see the November 7-11 schedule for specifics pertaining to our class.    Many parents find it helpful to print this schedule and post it in a prominent place in their home.

Upcoming dates to remember:

Monday, Nov. 7 = last day to order and pay for GCS clothing

Wednesday, Nov. 9 = Remembrance Day and Grandparents Day Assemblies, last day for Silent Auction donations

Thursday, Nov. 10 = Professional Developmment/no school

Friday, Nov. 11 = Remembrance Day/no school