We have finished our first full week of school in 2013. I trust that everyone is settling back into their routine nicely. Next week is another full five day week of school. Please check the weekly January 14-18 schedule for events and tests that pertain to our class.
Now that winter weather is upon us please remember that GCS follows the Department of Euducation’s school canellation procedures. As the the Deptartment of Education amalgamates their East/West school boards into one this month, their terminology for cancelling school has changed. A province-wide cancellation/delay is now being called under the term “English Language Schools“; occassionally, the term “Eastern School District” may still be used. If “English Language Schools” are delayed/closed for the day, then GCS will also be delayed/closed for the day. If schools are being delayed/closed by “families”, GCS will follow the families of Colonel Gray, Charlottetown Rural or Bluefield. If any one of these school families is delayed/cancelled then GCS will be delayed cancelled for the day.
Detailed announcements regarding delays/cancellations or early closures will be broadcast on local radio stations throughout the day. Local radio stations that broadcast school closures include: Ocean 100.3 FM, CFCY 95.1 FM, Magic 93 FM or CBC 96.1 FM. Please listen to the radio or check on line for the most current closures.
Upcoming dates to remember:
Monday, January 28 = Family Literacy Day observed in grades one/two (Optional: Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character.)
Tuesday, January 29 = field trip to Confederation Centre Library (1:30-3:00pm)
Monday, February 4 = Professional Development Day (no school for students)
Thursday, February 7 = Parent Teacher Interviews (6-9pm, by appointment only)
Friday, February 8 = Parent Teacher Interviews (10am-12pm, by appointment only) No school for students