We are looking forward to a full week of school this week! Hopefully no more storms for a while! Here is what is planned for the week.
Grade one will be working on list # 13 this week.
Grade two will be working on list # 16. Don’t forget that list #16 marks the first week that grade two will have vocabulary words. There are three vocabulary words which students will have to write the meaning of each word as well as know how to use them in a sentence. The test for both grades will be on Friday, February 23rd.
Grade two pet show!
Grade two have been reading a story called No Longer a Nobody. In the story the main character, Sammy, has a pet show to get ready for in his class. Sammy doesn’t have a pet, but he finds a snail and he learns everything he can about the snail which becomes his pet. Grade two will be finishing up the last chapter of this book on Monday. I would like Grade two to have their own pet show in class this Thursday.
For this pet show I would like students to bring in a picture and/or video of their pet, or if you don’t have a pet, of your favourite animal. Each student will be required to show the picture or video of their animal and tell us three things about it. Each student will be given five minutes to talk and take questions.
If your child has a video that they would like to show, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday so I can have it ready to show on Thursday morning.
This week’s tests:
Wednesday Feb. 25th — Math Test
Thursday Feb. 26th — Phonics Test
Friday Feb. 27th — Spelling test
On Tuesday, February 24th at 5:00 pm, GCS will host a second International Potluck Dinner. All GCS families are welcomed for another great night of food and entertainment from around the world! Entertainment will take place in the church sanctuary at 5:00 pm, followed by a potluck meal at 5:30 in the school gymnasium.
Outdoor Recess/Winter Temperatures:
As a staff we feel it is important to provide the students with as many opportunities to be outdoors as possible, even in the winter months. After much discussion, we have agreed that students will be outdoors for recess in temperatures up to -20, including the windchill. Please make sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess everyday, with proper winter clothing. On occasion, in temperatures between -15 and -20, recess may be reduced to 10 minutes.
Skating Update & Reminders:
The students are hoping to hit the ice again this week for a second Elementary School Skate at Simmons Sports Arena, on Thursday, February 26th. Here are a few key updates and friendly reminders to be aware of:
- Bussing: The school has generously offered the GCS school bus for us to use for the following 2 Elementary School skates on Feb. 26th & Mar 4th. That being said, not all Elementary students can travel on the bus safely. We strongly encourage parents who are available, and would enjoy a skate themselves, to pick their child up at the school by1:10 PMand travel to the arena. We are hopeful this will reduce the amount of parents feeling obligated to take time off to assist us with drives. As always, we greatly appreciate the support of so many parents. Thank-you!
- Pick-Up Times & Location: Students will conclude skating at 2:30 to allow time to untie skates and prepare for the trip back to the school via the bus. Parents who wish to pick their child up at the rink must do so before 2:50, however the bus will be available to return students to school for 3:00. Any students who are not picked up before 2:50 will return to the school for pick-up.
- Safety Procedures: All students are required to wear skates when on the ice. NO BOOTS ALLOWED. Students must also be wearing mittens and a CSA approved helmet. Students wishing to play hockey at the end of the rink, must have a face shield on their helmet, hockey gloves, and a stick.
- Hockey: For a period of 10 minutes each, at the beginning and end of the skate, students with the appropriate equipment (mentioned above) will have the opportunity to take shots on our very own goalie, Pastor Jeff. Following this 10 minutes, students will be playing a scrimmage game of hockey. If you have any questions regarding this privilege, please see Mrs. MacNeill for clarification.
Free Milk Day:
On Thursday, February 26th, each child in the elementary grades will be offered a free chocolate milk, as part of our school milk program.
Enjoy your week!