GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Autumn Joy – October 20-24

on October 19, 2014

Hello parents and readers,

There is lots to look forward to!

Science and Technology Week

The school will be alive with curiosity and exploration as we participate in Science and Technology Week! Here is a schedule of the extra activities the students will be involved in this week:

  • Tuesday – 1:00-1:45 – Louis Giglio’s powerful astronomy video “Indescribable” will be shown in the chapel. All are welcome to attend!
  • Wednesday – 2:00-3:00 – Students will rotate through learning stations designed by our high school science and technology teachers.
  • Thursday – Students will enjoy cupcakes made to look like the elements of the periodic table thanks to Mrs. Biech’s chemistry class!
  • Friday – Dress Like a Scientist Day! Lots of different occupations involve the use of science. Students will get to dress up as any person who uses science on a regular basis.

Grade Four Cereal Box Book Report

Last Friday, I sent home the explanation of the grade four students’ first book report project. They will be creating their own cereal based on the novel Song of the Brook. This is sure to be a fun one! Parents, please be sure to look over the requirements for this project and feel free to ask me any questions. I also have pictures of last year’s projects if you feel like a visual would help. Students will be writing the rough copy in class on Monday and Tuesday of this week, with all rough copy material due on Thursday to give me a chance to look over it. The project is due the following Monday.

GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

From the October Newsletter:
The GCS Committee is busily preparing for our 10th Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, to be held on Saturday, November 22nd, 8:00am to 11:30am.
This is one of our largest fundraisers for GCS and the success depends largely on your participation. We are asking for ALL FAMILIES in the school to contribute towards the auction by donating goods or services to this event. Popular items include gift cards, baked goods, gift bas-kets, preserves, books, concert tickets… we welcome you to use your imagination to come up with something to do-nate! Services are also welcome, ie profes-sional services, computer help, lessons (voice, pilates, music), dog sitting, handyman services, spring cleaning, coaching, etc. Or, perhaps you have a cottage or RV that you could auc-tion off the use of for a weekend. Please take some time to think about what you and your family can contribute to this very important event.
This year, we will once again have a section of items for sale that can be purchased immediately rather than bid on. Homemade preserves, craft items, and food items are all welcome additions to this table!
As we get closer to the date, there will be tickets coming home for your children to sell for the breakfast. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 per family, and includes traditional or gluten-free pancakes, sausage, tea, coffee, and juice.
Items for the silent auction can be taken to the school any time between now and November 19th. Baked goods should be delivered on Novem-ber 21.
If you have any questions, please contact Leanne Newson (902) 940-4657; gcscommittee@gmail.com), Florrie MacLean (902) 566-2680), or Alumnae Brenna Thompson.

Important Dates to Remember

October 29 – Fall Party
October 30-31 – ACSI Teacher Convention (no school)
November 7 – Professional Development Day (no school)
November 10 – Grandparents Day / Remembrance Day Ceremony
November 11 – Remembrance Day (no school)
November 12 – Report Cards
November 13 – School Picture Retakes
November 13 – Parent-Teacher Interviews (6pm-9pm)
November 14 – Parent-Teacher Interviews (10am-12pm – no school)

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Language Test 3
  • Thursday – Penmanship Test 4
  • Friday – Spelling Test 7, Math Test 5

Grade 4

  • Wednesday – Math Test 3, Language Test 2
  • Thursday – All rough copy material for book report due
  • Friday – Spelling Test 7
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