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:
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
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 http://www.bricks4kidz.com/canada-princeedwardisland-charlottetown/program-events/camps/
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 http://www.emmanuelbiblecamp.com/index.html
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 http://www.campseggie.ca/
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 http://ar.upei.ca/camps
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!