February 27th – March 3rd

Hello Parents,

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.  Here are a few things coming up this week:


Bible Verse:

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Skating: 

Wednesday, March 1, the elementary classes will be going skating at Simmons arena. All students and adults are required to wear a helmet on the ice.  Also, please ensure that your child has mittens, hat and snow pants to wear on the ice.  Students who choose not to skate should be picked up at the school no later than 12:00.

We will need drivers for this event.  We also appreciate any help parents can give us tying skates and getting the little ones ready to get one the ice.  We will be leaving the school at 1:15.  Ice time is from 1:45 – 2:45.   All students must be picked up at the rink, instead of at the school, by 2:45.    If your child is in after school care they will be transported back to the school.

Geneva Villa:

Next Monday, March 6th grade one and two will be travelling to Geneva Villa to visit with our friends.  It is Cruise theme month at Geneva Villa.  The residents will be sharing stories of trips they have taken.  Students are asked to come prepared to share about a trip they have taken as well.   If you have pictures of that trip that students can take to help them tell their story, please send them with you child on Monday, March 6th.   We will also be doing a short craft with the residence.

Permission slips will be send home with your child tomorrow.  We will need drivers for this event.  Please indicate on the permission slip if you are available to drive and how many students you can take in your car.   We will be leaving the school at 12:40 and returning for 2:30.

For Valentines day students made valentine cards for all the residence at the Villa.  The residence were very grateful to receive these cards.  We even got a letter in response, thanking them for the cards.  Here is the letter:  img_5086

This week’s Tests:

Wednesday:  Phonics test

Thursday: Math test

Friday: Spelling test ( List # 16 grade one, List # 20 grade two)

Important Dates:

Mar 7- School Science Fair
Mar 13-17 – Winter Carnival
Mar 20-24- March Break
Apr 7 – GCS Storm Game
Apr 14 – Good Friday

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton

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February 21st – 28th

Good Tuesday Morning,

This weeks looks like a good week, and we should make it though without any storms.

Here’s what is coming up this week:

Skating: 

Tomorrow, Wednesday February 22nd the Elementary classes will be going skating at Simmons arena.  Permission slips are in your child’s agenda today. Please sign it and return to school tomorrow.   If your child is not skating then he/she must be picked up by 12:00.   All students and adults are required to wear a helmet on the ice.  Also, please ensure that your child has mittens, hat and snow pants to wear on the ice.

We will need drivers for this event.  Please indicate on the permission slip if you are able to drive.  We also appreciate any help parents can give us tying skates and getting the little ones ready to get one the ice.  We will be leaving the school at 1:15.  Ice time is from 1:45 – 2:45.   All students must be picked up at the rink, instead of at the school, by 2:45.    If your child is in after school care they will be transported back to the school.

Fro-Yo Sale

This Wednesday, the GCS Senior Cheerleaders will be selling vanilla frozen yogurt with rainbow sprinkles for $2.00.  All money generated from this sale will go towards helping the team attend a cheer competition in April.

This Week’s Tests: 

Wednesday:  Phonics test

Thursday: Math test

Friday:   Spelling test (List # 15 grade one, List # 19 grade two)

 

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton

Mid Week Update

Hello Parents,

Well, it appears winter is against love of literacy… With that being said, here is the mid-week update.

Elementary Skate

The elementary skate scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th has been cancelled. Students should come prepared for regular afternoon classes.

Valentine’s Party

Grade 1/2 will go ahead with a small Valentine’s Day party tomorrow afternoon. Students are still encouraged to bring in valentines for their classmates and, if they wish, a treat to share with the class.

Muffin Sale

Tomorrow morning, Mrs. Huizing will be selling her fresh blueberry and chocolate chip muffins for $2.00 in support of The Coldest Night of the Year.

Fro-Yo Sale

This Thursday, the GCS Senior Cheerleaders will be selling vanilla frozen yogurt with rainbow sprinkles for $2.00.  All money generated from this sale will go towards helping the team attend a cheer competition in April.

Love of Reading Week Revised

Scheduled events on school days that have been cancelled will not be rescheduled.  If you have any questions regarding Love of Reading week, please contact Mrs. Biech.

Wednesday: Sweet Reading – Each student will have the opportunity to complete a sheet about books they love.  When this is returned to Mrs. Biech in the library (during lunch), she will have a sweet treat.

Thursday: Book Character Day – Dress up as character from a book.  Also, during lunch or during the afternoon classes, students will be invited to check out some great book report projects from various grades in the foyer.

Friday: Skiing, Art and Reading – Grades 3-12 will be heading to Brookvale for the day (see below) while grades K-2 will enjoy art and literacy activities with Mrs. Biech.

High school students are welcome to participate in each of the days.  All students should be encouraged to bring a book with them each day as there will be some Stop, Drop, and Read times fit in as well.

We will reschedule all quizzes and tests until next week.

Happy Shovelling!

Mrs. Barton

February 13th – 17th – Love of Reading Week

Hello Parents,

We have lots of fun and exciting activities going on this week for our Love of Reading week.

Schedule for Love of Reading Week – February 13-17:

Monday:  Bring your favorite book – all students are encouraged to bring a favorite book with them to have during the day. Mr. Biech will also be reading to the elementary classes.

Tuesday: Bedtime Story Day – dress in your pjs, bring a teddy, and have your favorite bedtime story with you today.  There will also be reading buddies in the elementary from 10:45-11:15.

Wednesday: Sweet Reading – Each student will have the opportunity to complete a sheet about books they love.  When this is returned to Mrs. Biech in the library (during lunch), she will have a sweet treat.

Thursday: Book Character Day – dress up as character from a book.  Also, during lunch or during the afternoon classes, feel free to take your students to check out some great projects from various grades.  This will be set up in the foyer.

Friday: Art and Reading – Grades JK-2 will enjoy a special story and art time with Mrs. Biech while the rest of the school is skiing.

High school students are welcome to participate in each of the days.  All students should be encouraged to bring a book with them each day – there will be some Stop, Drop, and Read times fit in as well.

Parent Teacher Interviews – Rescheduled

Due to the cancellation of previous scheduled PT Interviews, the conferences will now take place in the following manner:

  • If you were scheduled for a conference Thursday evening, those conferences will now take place at the same time as previously scheduled on Monday evening (6pm-9pm)
  • If you signed up for a conference and are unavailable at that same time slot on Monday, please contact the school office (902-628-1668 or office@gcspei.ca) to cancel that time slot.
  • If you would like to change your timeslot, please contact the school office to determine possible availability (Monday 6pm-9pm)
  • If you signed up for a conference for Friday you can either contact the office to determine possible availability for Monday evening or can contact the teacher directly to schedule a different conference date.

Valentine’s Day

Students were sent home with a class list on Thursday.  If you wish to send in Valentines for the class you may do so on Tuesday.  We will take some time to have a small Valentines day party.  You may send in small treats for the class if you wish.   We will also be making Valentines Day cards for our friends at Geneva Villa.

Elementary Skating – Wednesday, February 15

This winter, the elementary grades are planning on going skating at Simmonds Arena on four separate afternoons, the first one being this coming Wednesday. Permission slips have not yet been sent home, so please be on the lookout for them coming soon. The cost of skating is $4 which covers all skating times. Helmets are required by everyone going on the ice (parents included). We will need drivers for these events. Parents are asked to please pick your children up at the arena at 2:45. Students in afterschool care will be transported back to the school. If your child is unable to go skating, then we ask that he or she gets picked up before we leave the school for the arena.

With the potential of a blizzard this week, please keep up to date with possible skating cancellations via social media and MSM.

This week’s Tests:

Wednesday: Phonics test

Thursday:   Math test

Friday — Spelling Test ( List # 15 grade one, List # 19 Grade two)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton

February 6th – 9th

Hello Parents,

With the first half of the school year drawing to a close there are a few items to make note of.  Check out the following information and mark your calendars:

GCS Pride Basketball Game:

This coming Monday, February 6th, our Sr High Girls Basketball team will play their last regular season home game at ICS, beginning at 4:00 PM.  (68 Allen Street, Charlottetown)

In celebration of the girls successful season, we wish to invite all GCS families to come out and support our girls. All individuals who come dressed in GCS apparel will be entered into a half-time draw, so get your Knight gear ready!

Our Jr. Cheerleaders will also be cheering at this game, and are asked to arrive by 3:45PM to prepare for the event.  Please have your cheerleader dressed in their new uniforms, including their indoor sneakers.

On your way out the door, $2.00 treats can be purchased from our Sr. Cheerleaders in support of their upcoming cheer competition in April.

A friendly reminder that no outdoor shoes or treats are allowed inside the gymnasium. We hope you will join us this upcoming Monday.  Go Knights Go!

Fostering Generosity:

The elementary Bible classes have been busy preparing SURPRISE Valentine messages for Miss.Fanning, Mrs. Thorne, and Mrs.Barrett  to show our love and appreciation for their many years of faithful service to Grace Christian School.  Our grade 1-6 elementary students are looking to bless these ladies with a beautiful bouquet of flowers as well.  As a school, we are always looking for ways to foster generosity as a valuable character quality in our students.  Your child has the opportunity to make a donation towards purchasing the gifts for these staff members.  We are asking that any money contributed be from your child’s own pocket.  They are welcome to share money they have saved, or even come up with a creative way to make a few dollars!  When given the challenge to be generous, children will often step up in amazing ways.  If your child is able to share in this, please send the money in by Thursday, Feb 9th.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McGonnell at fmcgonnell@gcspei.ca.

Elementary skates coming soon:

On the following dates, elementary students will be heading to Simmons arena for a school skate:

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 to go 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 Charlottetown requires everyone, including adults, to wear a helmet on the ice.

Parent teacher Interviews:

Parent teacher interviews will take place this Thursday, February 9th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Friday, February 10th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.   A sign up sheet will be in the front entryway this week, please take some time to sign up for a time to meet with me.  I would love to meet with all of you to discuss your child’s progress this quarter.  If you are not able to make it on Thursday or Friday, please let me know and I would be happy to set up another time that is convenient  for you.  

This week’s tests:

Thursday — Spelling test (Grade one list # 14, Grade two list # 18)

Important Dates:
February 9 – Report Cards
February 9 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (6-9pm)
February 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (10am-12pm)-  NO CLASS
February 15 – Elementary Skating
February 17 – GCS Ski Trip (Brookvale)

 

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton