January 26th – 30th

Hello Parents,

Well, it’s about that time of year again. You know, the time when you check the Environment Canada website on a daily basis? It certainly looks like it’s trying to storm on Tuesday, so keep in mind that in the event we do have a storm day this week, we will proceed with a typical school day on Friday to accommodate the high school students writing exams.  Keep your eyes on the blog, Twitter, and Facebook throughout the week for up to date information!

How will I know if school is delayed or cancelled?

  • Check the GCS Facebook & Twitter Feed
  • Turn in to any PEI radio station or browse their websites
  • Visit the CBC Stormcentre website (http://www.cbc.ca/stormcentre/pei/)
  • NEW THIS YEAR – families can opt in to a GCS text message notification. If school is delayed or canceled, a text message can be sent from GCS to one cell phone in the family to notify of the delay/closure.  This is an OPT-IN ONLY program.  If you would like to use this option, please email Jordan Ellis (jordanellis@gracechristianschool.ca) with the cell phone number that you want to have the text message notification be sent to.

When announcements are made for a delay or closure, GCS follows the English Language School Board.  Alternatively, sometimes only certain schools will be delayed or closed and will be announced by “family of schools”.  In this event, GCS follows the Bluefield Family, Colonel Gray Family, and Charlottetown Rural Family of schools.  If any of these are delayed or canceled, GCS will be also.

Winter Weather Procedures:

Consistent with previous years, elementary students will be outdoors for recess unless the conditions exceed -15 0 C.   Students are asked to come prepared for outdoor recess EVERYDAY, in the event that temperatures rise and the conditions improve.  This means hats, mittens, snow pants, and proper winter footwear.

This week’s Tests: 

Spelling tests this week will be on Thursday.  Grade one is doing list # 11.  Grade two will be doing list # 15.

Phonics test — Thursdays Jan. 29th

International Potluck:  As our school continues to be blessed with so many families from China, we are going to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Mark your calendars and dig out your recipe book, because on Tuesday, February 17 at 5:00 pm, GCS will host another international Potluck Dinner. All are welcomed for another great night of food and entertainment from around the world.


Important Dates to Remember:

January 30th — PD Day (No Classes)
February 5th — Report Cards
February 5th — Parent Teacher Interviews 6pm – 9pm
February 6th — Parent Teacher Interviews 10am – 12 am   (No Classes)


On Thursday grade one and two were able to use the salt dough that grade 5/6 made for us in their science class. Students began their work on their maps of Canada.   Here are a couple pictures of students working. We will be finishing the map during this Thursday’s class.  The next step will be to paint them which will take place the following week.



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Dublin chose to trade in his stickers to do a special show and tell.  Here he is showing us his toy.