Last week of school for 2015

Hello Parents,

A HUGE congratulations to the elementary students on their fantastic Christmas Musical performances this past week. All your hard work and dedication to delivering the true message of Christmas is admirable. To those who attended, thank-you for your kind words and support.

We have some exciting things planned for this week.

Show and Tell:

Students have been working toward a day where they could bring in a show and tell item.  Tomorrow (Monday) students may bring in an item that they would like to show their class.  Each student will get a couple of minutes to share with their class.

Geneva Villa:

Students will be traveling to Geneva Villa on Tuesday.  We will leave the school by 10:45 and return in time for 12:15.

Christmas Theme Days

We’ll be having a ball this week with some fun dress-up days in elementary!

Tuesday – Red/Green Day: Students can wear anything they have with these Christmas colors and they’ll blend right in!

Wednesday – PJ and Movie Day: Students can dress in their comfy pajamas and even take along a stuffy friend for the day. They’ll be treated with a Christmas movie and hot chocolate and cookies.

Thursday – Christmas Hair or Hat Day: Calling all Santa hats! Students can doll up their hair or hat to look as festive as they feel!

Friday – Christmas Parties: Our week ends with a half day filled with Christmas games and activities! Students need to be picked up at 12:00.

Here are a few pictures from our hour of code that we took part in on Friday.

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Barton

December 7th – 11th

Hello Parents,

We are coming into a busy week ahead.  We are preparing for our Christmas program.  Students in grade one and two will also be preparing for their trip to Geneva Villa.   

Trip to Geneva Villa:

Students will travel to Geneva Villa on Tuesday, December 15th.  We will be leaving the school at 10:45 and will be returning by 12:15.  Students will be singing a few Christmas songs, reading the Christmas story to the residents as well as handing out Christmas cards to those who attend.  It is  the time of year where we want to students to realize that God uses his children to bless others, and that it truly is better to give than to receive.  We hope that students will be able to share the love of Jesus and to experience a time of giving to the residents at Geneva Villa.

We will need drivers for this event.  If you are willing to drive please send me an email at Please include the number of students that you can take in your car.

This week’s memory verse:

In Bible class this week students will continue to learn about the true meaning of Christmas and will continue to memorize Isaiah 9:6.

For to us a child is born,  to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,  Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Christmas Musical:

It’s Christmas at Bethlehem Gulch, and the elementary students have arrived at the ranch for their annual school Christmas party.   Miss Diane, the owner of the ranch, shares the message of Christ’s birth, and Robert, one lost and lonely child, finds the best Christmas gift ever… Jesus.

Students have worked diligently over the past several weeks and are prepared to deliver their Christmas musical to friends and family this coming Friday afternoon and evening.  Our afternoon matinee begins promptly at 1:30 PM, with a second performance commencing at 7 PM. Students are asked to arrive at their classroom by 6:30 PM for the evening performance.

Again, we are asking students to come dressed in country/ranch attire- plaid shirts, jeans, cowboy boots (if you have them), belts, etc.  NO HATS please, just for the actors!

Yeehaw, we are sure lookin’ forward to seeing y’all!

Hour Of Code:

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 190+ countries.  Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to take part in creating technology that’s changing our world. The basics of computer science and coding help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.

Over 300 partners have come together to support this grassroots campaign, including Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, The Walt Disney Company, Target, the Gates Foundation, Khan Academy and more.

This week, every learner at GCS, from our youngest to oldest, will participate in a minimum of one hour coding tutorials.  We are thrilled to be part of this campaign for a second year, and look forward to watching students embrace challenges and feel empowered by their learning.

This week’s tests:

Wednesday — Math test

Thursday — Phonics Test

Friday — Spelling Test (List # 9 Grade one, List # 11 Grade two)


Dates to Remember:

Dec 11 – Christmas Program (1:30 & 7:00)
Dec 18 – Christmas parties (half day)
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – Christmas break


Enjoy your week!!

Mrs. Barton