December 5th-9th

Hello Parents,

We have a busy week this week with Christmas play practice on Monday and Thursday. We will also visit the Burnside Community Care facility on Wednesday.

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.

Elementary Christmas Program:

The elementary students are very pleased to be presenting the musical The Power of the King for our annual Christmas program to take place on Friday, December 16th. Performances will take place at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Students are asked to dress for the concert in red, silver, white, or black clothing.

Extra clothes:

All students in one and two have a box in their cubbies to keep an extra set of clothes. This time of year students often get wet when they are outside and have to change their clothes. Please send in a full change of clothes with your child so they will have it, in the event that they get wet. As well, socks often get wet so a few extra pairs of socks would be helpful to keep in their cubbies.

Please ensure that your child comes to school with snow pants, snow boots, hat, and mittens everyday.

This week’s tests: 

Wednesday– Phonics test

Thursday– Math test

Friday– Spelling test (List #8 grade one,  List # 11 grade two)


Important Dates:

December 7th– Trip to Brunside

December 13th– Trip to Geneva Villa

December 16th — Christmas program (1:30& 6:30)

December 21 – Christmas Parties (half day)

December 22 – January 3 – Christmas Break

January 4 – First Day of School 2017

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Barton

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