November 25th -29th

Another busy week is upon us.  The next few weeks will go by fast as there is so much going on with Christmas play and all the other events that go along with this time of year.  Thank you to everyone who brought in a Shoe box for Operation Christmas child.  The school collected 97 boxes to be sent to children in need!

Last quarter in our Bible class grade one and two explored God’s creation.  They learned how God created the earth and created us in His Image.  This quarter we will be learning about how God keeps his promises.  We will learn about Moses, Noah and Abraham and how God kept his promises through these men.   Students this quarter will also be exploring God’s word through memorizing scripture.  This week we will start with Ephesians 6: 1-3.

Just a reminder that the winter weather is upon us.  Please remember to send hat, mitts, and snow pants with your child each day so they will be warm enough when they are out on the playground.  Also, please remember that if the weather is stormy, we will follow announcements for the English Language School Board for cancellations or delays. We also follow the Colonel Gray, Charlottetown Rural, and Bluefield families of schools.

We are excited to be able to be starting reading buddies this week with grade 3 &4!  Reading buddies will take place every second Wednesday afternoon.

 

Christmas Play Practice:

All the elementary is working hard to get ready for the Christmas play presentation on December 13th.  Thank you for working with you child on their lines. Below are links to the songs that we will be singing.  The links will allow students to practice the songs at home and get to know the words.

The Way in the Manger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCwyltS7XsY

He Made a Way in a Manger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwe7GDl9-04

Lord, I Lift Your Name on High

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COQ6cni_TG8

 

This week’s tests:

Grade One:

Wednesday —  Math Test

Thursday — Phonics Test

Friday — Spelling test List # 7

Grade Two:

Wednesday  — Phonics test

Friday — Math test

Friday — Spelling Test List # 9

 

This past week grade one and two had the privilege of joining Mr. Allin’s grade seven English class as they presented skits.  The skits were well done and taught the children about sharing, self control and obeying parents.  Here is a picture from the skits.  Also below are a few pics of other things taking place in grade one and two.  Reading buddies reading to each other after library on Wednesday and a shot of students working together on their learning center activities.

Mr. Allin's Grade Seven class presenting their skits

 

 

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November 18th – November 22nd

It’s hard to believe that we are getting close to the end of November!  The school year is just flying by.  Thank you to all the parents who came out to parent teacher interviews or who met with me at another time.  Your partnership with us is essential in your child’s education.  I appreciate all the support.

We are now gearing up for our Christmas play which will take place December 13th.  Grade one and two have been working hard on their lines and learning the songs for the play.  Tomorrow marks our first group practice.  Students will be able to use their scripts tomorrow.  We will have another group practice on Friday.  Students are asked to have their lines memorized for Friday’s practice.

Just a reminder that the weather is getting colder.  Please make sure your child is dressed for the cold weather each day.  Tickets for the pancake breakfast were sent home last week with your child.  If you have sold the tickets please return the money by Friday.  If the tickets have not been sold, please return the tickets with your child.

This week’s tests:

Grade one:

Tuesday November 19th — Phonics Test

Wednesday November 20th — Math Test

Friday November 22nd — Spelling test list #6

Grade Two:

Tuesday November 19th — Phonics test

Friday November 22nd — Spelling test List #8

Friday November 22nd — Math Test

Dates to remember:

Wednesday November 20th — Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due.   Remember that a generous donation has been given to cover the cost of ALL the shipping of these boxes. So all we need to do is fill them!!  There is a Christmas tree by the library for the students drop them off whenever they are ready.

Saturday November 23rd — GCS pancake breakfast and silent auction.

 

Looking forward to the week ahead.

 

November 12th-15th

Well, another short week is upon us, but it will be a week full of fun and learning.  Thank you to all the Grandparents, and parents who came out on Thursday to our Remembrance day and Grandparents day services.  The students were so excited to be able to honor you and to show you around their classroom.

This week in Library your children will make a wish list of books they would LOVE to have. On Thursday and Friday there will be an Usborn book sale where you will be able to purchase books from your child’s wish list. They will be coming home with these lists Wednesday November 13th .  Remember, every dollar that you spend, helps Grace Christian School buy more Usborne Books for our Library!  Make sure you stop by the Usborne Book Sale tables during Parent / Teacher Interviews, these books make great Christmas presents!

 

This week every afternoon grade one and two will be practicing for the Christmas play.  A script of your child’s lines were sent home a couple of weeks ago with your child.  Please remind your child to bring their lines with them everyday this week so we can go over them in class.  Full group practices will start next week.

Because it is a short week grade one and two will not have a spelling test this week.  I will, however send the new lists home on Tuesday this week.  (List 6 for grade one and list 8 for grade two) The test for list 6 and 8 will be held Friday November 22nd. This will give your child lots of extra time to study their spelling list.

This week’s tests:

Grade one:

Thursday November 14th — Math Test #5

Grade Two:

Thursday November 14th — Math Test #5

 Important upcoming Events: 

Parent Teacher Interviews:  Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday afternoon.  Parent teacher interviews will take place Thursday from 6pm – 9pm and Friday from 10am -12pm.  If you have not already signed up for parent teacher interviews, please do so in the office.  Miss. Fanning has a sign up sheet with times that are still available.  I would love to meet each one of you to talk to you about your child’s progress this year.  It is our hope to partner with you as parents to make you child’s school year a successful one.  Hope to see you all on Thursday or Friday.

GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction:  The breakfast and silent auction will take place Saturday November 23rd at 8:00 am.  Please come out and support our school. All proceeds will go toward the grade 11 and 12 Jamaica Mission trip.

 

As we start a new quarter this week please continue to work with your child every night at home going over their homework.  It is especially essential to you child’s academic success that he or she be reading at least 15 minutes each night.

I am looking forward to the busy week ahead. I hope to see you all on Thursday or Friday.

 

 

November 4th -8th

Hello everyone.  I apologize for the late post.

This past week we welcomed Frankie to our class!  Frankie is a grade one student who has recently moved from China.  Welcome Frankie!  We hope you have felt welcome and are enjoying your at GCS.

Happy Birthday to Kyler who celebrates his Birthday on Tuesday November 5th!!

This week is a short week.  There will be no school on Friday, November 8th or Monday, November 11th.

There will be no show and tell this week.

Just a reminder that Milk money is due on Thursday this week for the following week. Also, picture orders are due on November 6th.  Please return your order with your money in your child’s agenda.

This week’s Tests:

Grade one:

Thursday November 7th-  Spelling list # 5

Grade Two:

Thursday November 7th — Spelling list #7

Dates to Remember:

Thursday November 7th — Remembrance Day Ceremony and Grandparents Day Service

The Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place on Thursday at 1:00 pm.  We will honour our veterans as  we remember the sacrifice they have made for our country.  Following Remembrance Day service we will have a Grandparents day Service where students will honour their Grandparent.  Grandparents are invited down to the classrooms following the service.

Thursday November 14th and Friday November 15th— Parent teacher Interviews

Please don’t forget to sign up for Parent teacher interviews!   I would love to meet each one of you to discuss how we can partner with you to make this year successful for your child.

Saturday November 23rd — GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent auction

Please come out and support our your child’s school.  The proceeds from the Breakfast and Silent Action will go to the grade 11&12 Mission Trip to Jamaica.

Christmas is coming!!!

Before we know it Christmas will be upon us.  In the elementary we will soon be practicing together our Christmas play.  Your child’s part has been sent home for them to practice and memorize their lines.  Next week we will begin to run through the grades 1 and 2 parts in class.

Enjoy your week 🙂