We have a short week coming up this week. There will be no school Wednesday Nov. 11th in honour of Remembrance Day. There will be no school on Friday because of parent teacher interviews. Interviews are scheduled for next week on Thursday, November 12, from 6:00-9:00 PM and on Friday, November 13, from 10:00-12:00 AM. Sign-up sheets are located in the front office of the school. I look forward to chatting with you all!
This week’s spelling test will take place on Thursday Nov. 12th. Grade one is working on list # 5, Grade two is list # 7.
Remembrance Day Service:
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, is the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. It will begin at 1:45pm and last for approximately one hour. Each of the elementary classes will be taking part in this service. Grade one and two will be reciting the 23rd Psalm. Following the ceremony, family may accompany students to their classrooms to visit and see examples of their work, etc.
As in the past, we are asking for your help in inviting veterans, or currently serving members of the military, to the service so that we can honour their contribution to securing our freedom. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. This will enable us to give him/her appropriate recognition during the ceremony.
Operation Christmas Child:
A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. Boxes were sent home with your child on Thursday. If you fill a box, please return to the school by Nov. 18th. If you are unable to fill a complete box on your own, but still wish to contribute, individual items can be sent in and Grade 5/6 will pack it in a box.
Last year GCS collected over 200 shoeboxes. In Canada alone, there were over 70,000 shoeboxes. Make sure you check out: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child and help us reach children who need to hear about the love of Jesus.
Usborne Book Sale
Once again this year, Mrs. Biech will be hosting an Usborne book sale during parent-teacher interviews. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin some early Christmas shopping! For those unable to attend, you can always email Mrs. Biech with any orders at email@example.com. The online catalog can be found athttp://www.usbornebooksathome.ca/usborne_books/browse.asp.
Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction:
The GCS Committee and Jamaica Missions Team is busily preparing for our 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, to be held on Saturday, November 21st, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
This is one of our largest fundraisers for GCS and its success depends largely on your participation. The proceeds generated from this fundraiser will go toward the 2016 Grade 11/12 Mission trip to Jamaica. We are asking for ALL FAMILIES in the school to contribute to the auction by donating goods or services to this event. Popular items include gift cards, baked goods, gift baskets, preserves, books, concert tickets… we welcome you to use your imagination to come up with something to donate! Services are also welcome, i.e. professional services, computer help, lessons (voice, Pilates, music), dog sitting, handyman services, spring cleaning, coaching, etc. Please take some time to think about what you and your family can contribute to this very important event.
Some Homemade preserves, craft and food items will be available for immediate sale rather than auction.
Tickets have been sent home for you and your children to sell for the breakfast. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 per family and in include traditional or gluten-free pancakes, sausage, tea, coffee, and juice.
Items for the silent auction can be taken to the school any time between now and November 19th. Baked goods should be delivered on November 20.
If you have any questions, please contact Principal Biech (firstname.lastname@example.org), Florrie MacLean (902 566-2680), or Alumnae Brenna Boudreau (Bboudreau@gcspei.ca) or Taylor O’Connor (email@example.com)
- November 9 – Remembrance Day Learning Stations
- November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly
- November 11 – Remembrance Day (no school)
- November 12 – Report Cards; Parent-teacher Interviews from 6:00-9:00
- November 13 – Parent Teacher interviews from 10:00-12:00 (no school)
- November 21 – GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
We had a blast out at the Laird farm this past Wednesday. Here are a few shots from the afternoon: