GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Back in Action!

on February 22, 2015

Well, after that unprecedented week away from school, it’s time to get rolling again! I, for one, am looking forward to getting back into the classroom. I’ve missed my students over the past week! Plus, I’m a but stir crazy. 😛

Here are some things to note:

The Mount Trip – Postponed

I’ve decided that we will postpone our trip to The Mount until the spring when we have a greater chance of actually getting there and we’ve had a bit of time to catch up with the curriculum.

International Potluck Dinner

Remember, we will be having our International Potluck Dinner this Tuesday, February 24th, at 5:00 pm. This is an event for ALL GCS families! Grab a dish that represents your heritage and come join us for a wonderful evening of diverse food and entertainment.

Skating Updates

The students are hoping to hit the ice again this week for a second Elementary School Skate at Simmons Sports Arena, on Thursday, February 26th.  Here are a few key updates and friendly reminders to be aware of:

  • Bussing: The school has generously offered the GCS school bus for us to use for the following 2 Elementary School skates on Feb. 26th & Mar 4th.  That being said, not all Elementary students can travel on the bus safely.  We strongly encourage parents who are available, and would enjoy a skate themselves, to pick their child up at the school by 1:10 PM and travel to the arena.  We are hopeful this will reduce the amount of parents feeling obligated to take time off to assist us with drives.  As always, we greatly appreciate the support of so many parents.  Thank you!
  • Pick-Up Times & Location: Students will conclude skating at 2:30 to allow time to untie skates and prepare for the trip back to the school via the bus.  Parents who wish to pick their child up at the rink must do so before 2:50, however the bus will be available to return students to school for 3:00.  Any students who are not picked up before 2:50 will return to the school for pick-up.
  • Safety Procedures: All students are required to wear skates when on the ice.  NO BOOTS ALLOWED.  Students must also be wearing mittens and a CSA approved helmet. Students wishing to play hockey at the end of the rink, must have a face shield on their helmet, hockey gloves, and a stick.
  • Hockey: For a period of 10 minutes each, at the beginning and end of the skate, students with the appropriate equipment (mentioned above) will have the opportunity to take shots on our very own goalie, Pastor Jeff.  Following this 10 minutes, students will be playing a scrimmage game of hockey.  If you have any questions regarding this privilege, please see Mrs. MacNeill for clarification.

Outdoor Recess

With the frigid temperatures, it has been a challenge to get students outdoors for recess times as of late. Indeed, the students have been getting quite antsy spending the whole day inside! As such, the elementary staff has made a few key changes to our policies regarding outdoor recess. Please take note and make sure your child is dressed appropriately with hats, mitts, scarves, and snow pants. It is very important that they can get their energy out and have fun safely!

  • We will be having full 15 minute recess in temperatures up to -15 degrees.
  • Between -15 and -20 degrees, recess will be decreased to 10 minutes.
  • Students without proper clothing will (which means they have arrived unprepared for the day) will be expected to read or work quietly with Mrs. Barrett.

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Penmanship Test
  • Wednesday – Math Test 17
  • Thursday – Bible Quiz
  • Friday – Spelling Test 18

Grade 4

  • Tuesday – Penmanship Test
  • Wednesday – Language Quiz 13
  • Thursday – Math Test 9, Bible Quiz
  • Friday – Spelling Test 18

Have a blessed week! Crossing my fingers for no more snow!

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