March 27th – 31st

Hello Parents,

I hope you have enjoyed your March Break!  Here are a few things to take note of for this week.

GCS & Island Storm Game:

Please look for an important announcement being sent home with your child on Monday regarding our upcoming Island Storm basketball game on Friday, April 7th.  This fundraiser allows for half the proceeds of our tickets sales to go right back to GCS. You simply buy a ticket at a reduced rate of $10, and come enjoy the game.

The Jr & Sr Cheer teams will be performing during the half-time show, and our Sr High Ladies Basketball Champions will be recognized as well.  Please send in your ticket forms and payment to your child’s homeroom teacher.  If friends, family, and/or coworkers would like to purchase tickets, please let me know and I will arrange to make that happen!

The Island Storm will also visit the elementary this coming Monday.

Mathletics  March Madness Competition: 

The students certainly rose to the challenge of keeping their math skills sharp! GCS is currently in tenth place in the March Madness Mathletics Competition! Only one more week to go!

Bible Verse: 

For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

This week’s tests: 

Wednesday — Phonics test

Thursday — Math test

Friday  — Spelling test. ( List # 18 grade one, List #22 grade two) 

Upcoming Dates:

April 7 – GCS Storm Basketball Game
April 14 – Good Friday (No school)
April 17 – Easter Monday (No school)

 

See you all tomorrow at 8:45!

Mrs. Barton

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March 13th-17th — Winter Carnival

Hello Parents,

We have a full week ahead of us before we all enjoy a much deserved Spring Break. Please take note of the following:


Winter Carnival:

Grace Christian School WINTER CARNIVAL is March 13th to 17th.

Show your school spirit and join in the fun by participating in our theme days! Remember that modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the rule! Winter Carnival is organized and sponsored by G.C.S. Student Council.

Monday: PAJAMA DAY – A student favorite! Wear your favorite pajamas to school but
don’t forget to wake up!

Tuesday: DECADE DAY – Dress up like people from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or any
other decade from the past. Raid your parents’ closets!

Wednesday: RED CARPET / PRINCE & PRINCESS DAY – Dress up in formal celebration
clothes today. Wear a crown or a tiara if you want.

Thursday: DISNEY DAY – Have you got a costume? Great. Are you a creative mind who
can make one? Great. If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.

Friday: SKIING at BROOKVALE (grades 3-12)                                    Green Day for Kindergarten and grades 1&2.

Library:

There has been a change in our library schedule.  We now have library on Wednesday.  Students are asked to return their book by Tuesday so they are able to take a book out each week on Wednesday.  students who do not return their books will not be able to take out a new book during the next class.

Kraft Hockeyville: PLEASE VOTE

O’Leary, P.E.I. has been named as one of 10 finalists for Hockey Night in Canada’s Kraft Hockeyville competition. This is the hometown of both Mrs. MacNeill & Mrs. Barton, both of whom have spent many hours with their friends and family over a good game of hockey. Even today, many of our students at GCS play hockey at the O’Leary Community Sports Centre.

The community is already guaranteed a $25,000 dollar prize to upgrade the O’Leary Community Sports Centre, just for making the top ten. It’s hoping to be in the top two, which would mean another $100,000 for rink upgrades and the top prize – the opportunity to host a preseason NHL game.

Residents of PEI are urged to showcase their Island-way of helping one another by going online to vote for O’Leary. At the same time, residents are asked to reach out to their family & friends, whether they are Islanders or not, to give O’Leary that little extra push towards the final line. Online voting begins on Sunday at 10 a.m., and runs until Monday at midnight. Please visit the Kraft Hockeyville Website to cast your multiple votes.


Mathletics March Madness Competition

Get your math brains on, students! The elementary classes have entered a national competition through Mathletics, an award winning interactive site that aims to improve maths skills through fun activities linked to the Canadian curriculum. Students earn points by completing activities and answering questions in Live Mathletics competitions. We are hoping the enthusiasm surrounding this competition grows and will help to increase our students’ math skills. And, who knows? We may even win a prize. We are currently 19th place out of over 700 schools!

 

Students can do Mathletics activities at home as well as in class. As long as they are connected to the internet and not using an offline Mathletics app, the points that they earn will count toward the competition.

Happy math-ing!
Mandarin Classes

GCS is proud to announce the beginning of Mandarin classes for all elementary students. We look forward to welcoming Mrs. Lin each Wednesday to help us learn a third language.

This week’s tests:

Wednesday — phonics

Thursday — Math test

Friday– Spelling ( List # 18 grade one, List #22 grade two) 


Important Dates:

March 13-17 – Winter Carnival (Details about dress up days will follow soon)
March 17 – Grades 3-12 Ski Trip
March 20-24 – March Break (No school)
April 7 – GCS Storm Basketball Game
April 14 – Good Friday (No school)
April 17 – Easter Monday (No school)

 

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Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton

 

 

March 6th – 10th

Hello Parents,

I hope you are staying warm and safe of this blustery Sunday afternoon.  Here is what’s coming up this week.

Geneva Villa: 

Tomorrow, 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 your child tomorrow, March 6th.   We will also be doing a short craft with the residence.

If you have not already done so, please return the signed permission slip 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.

PJ and Movie Day: 

Grade one and two have been working toward a PJ and Movie day.  Last week students earned their PJ and Movie Day.   This Wednesday, March 8th grade one and two students may wear their Pyjamas to class.  We will watch a movie the last hour of the day.

Scholastic Book Orders:

Scholastic reading club went home last week.  Please don’t feel you need to place an order,  but if you would like to order a book for your child, the order form and the money is due on Wednesday, March 8th 2017. All cheques are made payable to Scholastic Canada.

School Spirit Day & Championship Basketball Game: 

Please join us at Holland College this Monday, March 6th, at 6:00 PM, and help us cheer our Sr. Girls Basketball team to a gold medal victory!  There will be a small admission cost associated- $5/adult and $2/student to help cover the costs of the event.

Students are strongly encouraged to wear their GCS apparel to school on Monday as well.

Winter Carnival:

Grace Christian School WINTER CARNIVAL is March 13th to 17th.

Show your school spirit and join in the fun by participating in our theme days! Remember that modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the rule! Winter Carnival is organized and sponsored by G.C.S. Student Council.

Monday: PAJAMA DAY – A student favorite! Wear your favorite pajamas to school but
don’t forget to wake up!

Tuesday: DECADE DAY – Dress up like people from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or any
other decade from the past. Raid your parents’ closets!

Wednesday: RED CARPET / PRINCE & PRINCESS DAY – Dress up in formal celebration
clothes today. Wear a crown or a tiara if you want.

Thursday: DISNEY DAY – Have you got a costume? Great. Are you a creative mind who
can make one? Great. If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.

Friday: SKIING at BROOKVALE (grades 3-12)

This week’s tests 

Wednesday — Phonics test

Thursday — Math test

Friday — Spelling test (List # 17 grade one, List # 21 grade two)

Important Dates:

  • March 10 – Elementary Skate
  • March 13-17 – Winter Carnival
  • March 20-24 – March Break (No school)
  • April 7 – GCS Storm Basketball Game
  • April 14 – Good Friday (No school)
  • April 17 – Easter Monday (No school)

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Barton