GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

This Short (and Busy!) Week – Nov. 12-14

on November 12, 2013

Hello parents!

As you already know, it’s a short week but it will be jam-packed with the start of a new quarter. Take a look at what we will be up to.

Leaf-raking for Mrs. Barrett

Wednesday afternoon, weather-permitting, we sill take a stroll over to Mrs. Barrett’s house to give her and her husband a hand by raking their generous supply of leaves. If you have a rake, please send it in. Also, it is looking like it will be quite cool tomorrow, so make sure your child is dressed warmly.

Report Cards

Coming soon in an agenda near you! The highly anticipated report cards! 😛 They will be sent home on Wednesday, November 13. There is a sheet to sign to confirm that you have seen the report. You may then keep the report card itself but return the signed sheet in the envelope.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

If you have not already signed up for interviews, then please do so. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway of the school. Interview times are between 6:00-9:00 on Thursday, November 14, and 10:00-12:00 on Friday, November 15. If neither of these days works for you, you can always contact me and we can arrange another time. Your child’s education requires a strong partnership between home and school. Therefore, I am eager to get to chat with each of you and to share some of the incredible achievements that your child has made over the past weeks.

GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

The breakfast and silent auction will take place Saturday, November 23, at 8:00 am.  Please come out and support our school. All proceeds will go toward the Grade 11 and 12 mission trip to Jamaica.

Operation Christmas Child 

Time is quickly drawing near to have the boxes ready to send to children who do not have presents at Christmas. They should be passed in no later than November 20. I don’t know about you, but I am excited to get my box put together for this great cause!

Socks, Please!

I would appreciate it if all children could bring an old, non-stinky sock to school to use as an eraser for individual whiteboards. Also, I will supply a whiteboard marker for each child. However, if a child loses it or it becomes damaged, he or she can buy another one from me for $2.00 any time throughout the year.

Grade Four Book Reports

Last week, students finished reading Song of the Brook. This week we will begin the written portion of the book report. Students must write three paragraphs: one summarizing the story, one describing a favorite part, and another evaluating why or why not they think someone else should read the book. We will have time to work on this in class, but any unfinished work will need to be completed at home. The written portion will be due on Tuesday, November 19.

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

There will only be a spelling test this week. Students must be sure to bring their spelling sheets in as those contain their individual spelling words.


I was able to snap a few photos from Grandparents Day celebration. I hope everyone who came out enjoyed the afternoon!






My mom even came in to act as a “Stand-in Grandparent.” 🙂


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