Victoria Park Trip Postponed

Hi Everyone,


Just wanted to let you know that we will postpone the Victoria Trip until tomorrow.  It’s a bit too wet and rainy out today.  We will leave at the same time tomorrow.  I was also able to reschedule the trail tour for the same time tomorrow.


The final week of school

Hello Parents,

It’s very hard to believe that this is the last week of school!.  My first year of teaching has gone by very quickly.


Just a reminder that there will be no milk this week.

Tomorrow, weather permitting is our trip to Victoria Park.  We are taking the city bus down to the park.  Please have your child at school no later than 8:45.  We will be leaving the school right at 9:00 to catch the 9:20 bus.  Mrs. Bissett and I will be walking with the students down to the Econo Lodge to catch the bus.  The weather looks like there might be some light rain in the morning.  I am still planning on going unless it is pouring rain.  In that case we will postpone the trip to Tuesday.   We will be going tomorrow if there is only a little bit of rain.  It’s suppose to clear up later in the morning.  Please make sure your child has a rain jacket and boots with them.

Family Fun Day

Family fun day at Sandspit:   June 19th. Families of our school have been given the opportunity to visit Sandspit for the day at a reduced rate.  The park opens at 10:00am.  This is not a teacher run event.  All school families are welcome to bring and supervise their children.  Some families pack a picnic lunch with them, while others bring money and enjoy the food available for purchase.

 School Closing

June 20th at 9:30am will be the school closing.   All are welcome to come and celebrate the great year that we have had this year!  Students will be given their report cards following the school closing ceremonies.


This past week in grade one and two we had a couple of students choose to bring in things for their “super student” prize.  Ceciley choose to play music for the class.  Here are a few pictures of Ceciley playing her instrument for the class.  She did a great job!

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Ava chose to do a show and tell.  She brought in some of her art work to show her class.  Ava has such artistic talent.  She told us how all her drawings are done just by looking at a picture and then she draws it.  Great job Ava! Such a talented young lady : -)

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On Friday the students made Father’s Day cards.  Again I got to see what a talented group of students I have in grade one and two! God has gifted each of them with different talents and abilities.

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Victoria park Trip

Hello Parents,

A permission slip for Monday’s trip to Victoria Park was sent home in your child’s agenda today. Please sign and return the slips to me by Friday.

We will be taking the city bus down to the park. We will leave the school at 9:00am to catch the bus at the Eco Lodge at 9:20am. We will arrive at the park by 10:00am. At 10:30am we will be taking a nature tour around the park lead by park staff. We will be eating lunch at the park. Please pack a lunch that does not need to be heated up. We will catch the 1:50pm bus at the park to arrive back at the school by 2:20pm – 2:30pm. There will be no charge for this trip. Money collected for a previous outing that was cancelled will be used to cover the cost of this trip.

We had a wonderful end of year chapel today with Stephen Cousins. He brought in his lamb “David” and talked to the students about the 23rd Psalm. Here are a few pictures from today.

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After our chapel students went inside for some lunch.  When students are finished of their lunch they are asked to make a good choice while other students are finishing up.  One student chose to bring out the flash cards and ask his fellow classmates some math facts.  Before long all the students were finished and choosing to join in on the fun.  Some were using the phonics cards and other using the math fact cards.  This is what the room looked like after almost everyone had eaten!  Great to see that they are excited to learn even when not asked by their teacher. 🙂



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Coming up this week June 9th – 13th

Hello Parents,

The school year is winding down but there are still a lot of events taking place the last two weeks of school.  On Friday I had great morning meeting my grade one class for next year!  It’s hard to believe that my first year is almost over, and I am excited about a new year next year.  Here are a few snapshots from Friday morning:

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This week in grade one and two


On Friday last week we did not do our spelling test, so for this week we will have our spelling test on Thursday.  Grade one’s test will be for list #28  and grade two’s test for list # 30.    This will be the last spelling list for the year.

Special Chapel on Wednesday:

Last week I mention that Steven Cousin’s would do our last chapel.  Unfortunately he had to reschedule.  He will be here this Wednesday.   Stephen does a wonderful presentation to the children about Psalm 23. He even brings “David”, his sheep along with him. It should be a great ending to our Wednesday chapel.

Victoria Park Field Trip

Grade one and two will be taking a trip to Victoria park on Monday June 16th.  We will be taking the city bus to and from the park.  Stay tuned for more information later this week.  Also a permission slip will be sent home on  Wednesday this week.


Upcoming events at GCS:

Grade six graduation

The grade six graduation will take place on Wednesday morning starting at 9:00 am.  Grade one and two will have the opportunity to watch the graduation

Kindergarten graduation

The Kindergarten graduation will take place on Tuesday June 17th at 6:30 pm.

Grade 12 Graduation 

The grade 12 graduation will take place Friday June 13th at 7:00 pm.

Family Fun Day

Family fun day at Sandspit:   June 19th. Families of our school have been given the opportunity to visit Sandspit for the day at a reduced rate.  The park opens at 10:00am.  This is not a teacher run event.  All school families are welcome to bring and supervise their children.  Some families pack a picnic lunch with them, while others bring money and enjoy the food available for purchase.


Summer Camp information

If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, there are many great summer camps on the Island that offer a variety of exciting activities. Here are some of them!

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps

From an informative email:
Our camps are high-energy, fast paced settings where kids explore the world of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® Bricks. Our camp themes and activities are specifically designed for children ages 5 -12. All camp materials are supplied, and in some cases, allow students access to specialized and hard to find LEGO® products and software they might not otherwise be exposed to. In addition to our proprietary motorized model builds, all of our camps include creative free play time with our giant bags of LEGO® Bricks, LEGO-based games and challenges and other small daily take-homes.

THEMES: Mining & Crafting (Minecraft® based LEGO® activities), Angry Birdies & Bad Piggies, CHI Challenge, Stop Motion Movie Making (age 9+), Ninjago, Bricks 4 Girlz, Super Heroes Academy and Extreme Expedition

COST: Camps are $150/week for either mornings or afternoons ($175 for movie making). FREE lunchtime supervision is provided when you register your child in the morning and afternoon camp at the same location. Alternatively, students can attend the Holland College Canes camp in Charlottetown for the other half of the day for an extra $15/day.

LOCATIONS: Camps will be located at Holland College campuses in Charlottetown and Summerside.

REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, visit


Emmanuel Bible Camp

From the website:

“Our aim at EBC is to provide campers of all ages with an unforgettable, life-changing experience in an atmosphere that’s fun, active, and Christ-honouring. Our mission is to encourage each camper to not only enter into and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, but to help them develop Christian character as well. We want to give each one who comes to Emmanuel a chance to learn more about how God personally wants to be involved in their lives!

This all takes place on our beautiful 80 acre campground in Upton, Prince Edward Island, where the camp has been successfully running for sixty years. Campers are well fed with delicious, home-cooked meals. Our caring, experienced staff strive to create an atmosphere that’s enthusiastic and fun through a variety of games, challenges, and day-to-day activities. Emmanuel is the place to bask in the beauty of God’s creation, learn about Jesus Christ, make new friends and memories that will last a lifetime!”

More information about Emmanuel Bible Camp can be found at

Camp Seggie

From the website:
Camp Segunakadeck (Seggie) was founded in 1963 as a fun and safe place for youth to grow and develop spiritually, physically and emotionally in a beautiful, outdoor environment through the love and support of a fun, caring staff.

Over the past 50 years we’ve grown to accommodate nearly a 1,000 campers and 50 staff. We love playful challenges, creative outlets, musical expressions, sports, games, outdoor exploration, new friendships, Bible discussion and building positive, life lasting memories.

More information about Camp Seggie can be found at

UPEI Panther Camps

The University of Prince Edward Island offers a variety of specialized day camps including different sports, arts, and mini-university themed-weeks.

More information about UPEI Panther Camps can be found at


I will leave you with a video that Miss. Robbins made in music class.  They have been working hard to play Hot Cross Buns on the mallet instruments.  The students were excited to be in a video that might make them famous!




June 2nd – 6th

Hello Parents,

Our time at school is getting very short.  However, there is a lot to keep updated on over the next three weeks.  Be sure to check back every week for important information.

One important piece of information has to do with the way we will be doing school supplies for next year. Previously, parents were provided a full list of school supplies to purchase for the following school year. Things are about to change for all elementary students!

Parents are asked to provide their child’s teacher, for next year, with a school supply fee of $25.00 to cover the majority of their supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. A full list of what this fee includes will be sent home in your child’s report card, as well as a short list of additional school supplies for you to purchase. Lists specific to each grade will be posted online in the coming weeks.

We would be most grateful to have these payments made in full by the end of the school year; however we are setting a target date of Monday, June 9, 2014 to collect the fees from elementary students who have already registered for the fall. Please send all money in a sealed envelope labelled with your child’s name and “School Supply Fee” and return it to your child’s teacher for next year. This money will not be collected in the office, and must be paid separately from your tuition payment next year.

This week’s tests

Wednesday June 4th — Math test grade one and two
Friday June 6th — Spelling test # 28 for grade one, Test # 30 for grade two.

Wednesday June 4th will be our last chapel of the year. We are excited to have Stephen Cousins as your guest speaker. Stephen does a wonderful presentation to the children about Psalm 23. He even brings “David”, his sheep along with him. It should be a great ending to our Wednesday chapel.

Events coming up this week:

Epic Cheer leading

Tuesday June 3rd –We are please to announce that the cheer girls will have two performances on June 3rd. They will be performing for the elementary at 2:30 and they will have another performance for the public that evening at 6:00.. The event will take place in the school gym. There is no admission to the event; however there will be an opportunity to purchase candy, cookies, and hair bows to support the girls fundraising efforts for new cheer mats and equipment for next year. The girls are asked to have their cheer outfit with them for the daytime performance, including their cheer top, skirt, black leggings, black t-shirt, hair bow, sneakers, and pom-poms. The evening performance will commence at 6:00 pm, however cheerleaders are asked to arrive no later than 5:00pm for warm-up and final dress rehearsal.

Come meet the teacher

Friday June 6th — “Come meet the teacher” day for Kindergarten and grade one. I am excited to meet my grade one class for next year. On June 6th all those registered for grade one will come to my class for the morning and experience a day in Grade one. In the past this has been a day off for the current grade one and two’s. This year, however it will not be a day off for the current grade one and two’s. It will be a regular school day for grade one and two.


Here are a few pictures from gym class on Friday:
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