January 30th- February 2nd

Hello Parents,

Here’s what is coming up this week:

Off The Wallz Trampoline Park:

We will have exclusive access to the new trampoline park in Slemon Park, Summerside on Friday, Feb 3rd, beginning at 7 PM. Tickets MUST be purchased from the homeroom teacher prior to the event, so please return your child’s form and money by this Monday.

A friendly reminder that this is NOT a GCS supervised event, and parents are responsible for their own children. A waiver form must be completed before the event as well. The cost will be $20 each (Full Park Access) and $15 for Soft Play Park (4 feet and under). Spectators are free. This is a fun way for families to see each other and get to know each other outside our school.

This week’s tests:

Thursday– Spelling test (List # 13 grade one, List #17 grade two)

Elementary skates coming soon:

The following dates will be elementary skates at Simons arena:

Wednesday February 15th
Wednesday February 22nd
Wednesday March 1st
Friday March 10th

Please keep in mind that all students must be on the ice. If you do not want your child to go skating he/she must be picked up at noon time. All students must have skates, a helmet, and mittens on the ice.

Also, we will be looking for a few parents to help out with tying skates and being on the ice with students.  If you are planning on skating, please keep in mind that the city of Charlottown requires everyone, including adults, to wear a helmet on the ice.

 

Important Dates:
February 3 – Professional Development Day (No Class)
February 9 – Report Cards
February 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (6-9pm)
February 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (10am-12pm)
February 15 – Elementary Skating

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton

Mid week update

Hello Parents,

No hot lunch tomorrow: 

Please note that tomorrow’s hot lunch (Wendy’s) has been cancelled due to today’s cancelled school day. Any orders that were already received this week will be returned in you child’s agenda.

This week’s Bible Verse

This week in grade one and two, students started to learn a new bible verse with Mrs. McGonnell.  They will be studying the following verse for the next couple of weeks.

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying ” Take heart, it is I.  Do not be afraid”.

Matthew 14:27

 

This week’s tests: 

Thursday — Math test

Friday — Spelling test (List # 12 grade one, List # 16 grade two)

Grade two have started vocabulary words this week. Each week on the spelling test students will be required to know howto spell the three vocabulary words, as well as be able to write the definition.  I will choose one word each week for students to write a sentence.  Please ensure that your child is going over their vocabulary words each night.  They should write them out along with their regular spelling list every night.

 

Dates to remember:

February 3 – Professional Development  Day

February 9 – Report Cards

February 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (6-9pm)

February 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (10am-12pm)

Elementary skating dates:

  1. Wednesday February 15th
  2. Wednesday February 22n
  3. Wednesday March 1st 
  4. Friday March 10th

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Mrs. Barton

 

 

 

 

January 16th – 20th

Hello Parents,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.   Here is what’s coming up this week:

Heritage Celebration & Dumpling Day:

The culture at Grace Christian School is diverse. Tomorrow, Monday, Jan 16th, we are encouraging each student to help us celebrate our diversity by wearing something that represents their family heritage- a family tartan, a traditional costume, or even a t-shirt displaying their country’s flag.

We are also looking forward to Dumpling Day, thanks to the generosity of some of our GCS students and their families. Each student will have the opportunity to sample the dumplings, and there is a rumor that a contest may occur to see who makes the prettiest dumpling! See you tomorrow.

School Spirit Day:

To show our ongoing support for our GCS basketball teams we are asking everyone to wear GCS apparel to school on Tuesday, Jan 17th.  A small treat for everyone wearing GCS clothing will be delivered to classrooms. A draw for a GCS T-shirt will also be made.

Chess Club

The last day of Chess Club will be on Thursday morning, January 26th. The club will resume on Monday, March 27th and continue until Thursday, June 8th. New forms and another fee of $20 per student will be collected in March.

This week’s tests:

Wednesday — Phonics test

Thursday — Math test

Friday — Spelling test (List # 11 for grade one, List # 15 for grade two)

Important Dates- Mark Your Calendars:

January 16 – GCS Dumpling Day
February 3 – Professional Development Day (No Class)
February 9 – Report Cards
February 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (6-9pm)
February 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (10am-12pm)
February 15 – Elementary Skating

Here are a few shots from Show and Tell on Wednesday, as well as reading buddies with grade three and four:

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January 9th-13th

Hello Parents,

I hope you are digging out from our latest storm.   Hopefully we will get through this week with no delays or cancellations.

Dress for the Weather

mittens hat glove

Please make sure your child comes to school with appropriate winter wear such as mittens or gloves, a hat, boots, and snow pants. Also, If your child does not have a full change of clothes at school please send some in with them. All students have a box for a full change of clothes.

Bible Verse:

Students will be learning the  verse over the next couple of weeks:

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

This week’s tests:

Wednesday — Phonics test

Thursday — Math test

Friday — Spelling test (List # 10 for grade one, List # 13 for grade two)

 

Enjoy your week,

Mrs. Barton

Happy New Year!

Hello Parents,

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!   I hope you have had a wonderful break with family and friends.

First Day of Classes 2017:

Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4th, at 8:45 AM.  Please come prepared for a full day of regularly scheduled classes.

Grade two Pet show: 

Before Christmas grade two students started to work on a presentation of their pet or favourite animal.  Students will get a chance to present their animal on Thursday and Friday this week.  Please ensure that your child has either a printed picture of their animal to show, or email me with a picture to display for them.  Please send the picture (or video) to jbarton@gcspei.ca by Thursday.

GCS Online Clothing Store:

Our GCS online clothing store is a great spot for shopping.  With new brands and styles listed frequently, be sure to check back often.  Visit  gracecs.entripyshops.com and continue building your GCS-branded wardrobe!

 

There will be no tests this week, however we will introduce our next spelling list this week.  Grade one is starting list # 10, and grade two is starting list # 13.  The test for these lists will be written on Friday, January 13th.

Please remember that students should be at school by 8:45 in order to be prepared for class at 9:00am.  Also please make sure your child comes to school with snow pants, a hat, mittens and winter boots everyday.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Mrs. Barton