GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

November Cometh – Week 9 at GCS

on November 1, 2015

Hello parents!

Isn’t it hard to believe that first quarter is drawing to a close already? I look forward to meeting with you all at the upcoming parent-teacher interviews and discussing your child’s progress so far this year.

Christmas Craft Club

We are pleased to announce that GCS will be having an after school Christmas Craft Club for elementary students from Grades 1-6!

Students will create a beautiful rustic nativity scene out of wood blocks and other materials.

When: Thursdays from November 26th to December 17th

Time: 3:00-4:30

Cost: $15.00

Who: Students in Grades 1-6; maximum of 15 students

Be on the lookout for a registration slip to be sent home on Monday.

Scholastic Book Order

A Scholastic book order form was sent home with your child this past week.  There is NO expectation that you place an order from it, however, if you do wish to order a book for your child there are new options this year.  Parents can pay online with a credit card or via cheque.  Please refer to the last page of each order form for more details or go to:


Please have any orders placed by Wednesday, November 4th.

Fall Party

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! On Wednesday, we will be heading to the Lairds’ farm for our annual Fall Party! Permission slips for the rescheduled date went home last week so be sure to check in your child’s agenda pocket if you haven’t signed it yet. Please let me know if you can help out with driving or supplying simple desserts.

Combined Social Studies and Spelling Test

This is just a reminder that students should be studying the placement of the continents and oceans so that they are ready for this Thursday’s test.

Visit to the Mount

Next Thursday, November 5th, we will be travelling to The Mount Continuing Care Community to minister to the seniors there and to “adopt a Grandparent” for a short time. Permission slips will be sent home this week. Again, we will need drives for this event so please let me know if you can help.

Book Reports for Grade 4

Last week, I sent home the outline for the Grade 4 book report on Song of the Brook. This week students will draft their rough copies and edit them in class. However, the creative portion of the project and the good copy must be completed at home. Students will likely need parental support to gather supplies and put things together. Please also be aware that they will need to practice their oral report and be ready to present on Monday, November 9th.

Remembrance Day Activities

On Monday, November 9th, students will participate in learning centers hosted by high school students from Mr. Allain’s history classes. We look forward to learning more about the history of war, the sacrifices made for freedom, and why we should never forget the past.

Then on Tuesday, November 10th, everyone is invited to come to our annual Remembrance Day service here at GCS from 1:45-3:00. Please note the change in time from other years. Of course, there are no classes on Remembrance Day on the 11th.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for next week on Thursday, November 12, from 6:00-9:00 PM and on Friday, November 13, from 10:00-12:00 AM. Sign-up sheets will soon be located in the front entrance of the school.

Usborne Book Sale

Once again this year, Mrs. Biech will be hosting an Usborne book sale during parent-teacher interviews. This is a fantastic opportunity to begin some early Christmas shopping! For those unable to attend, you can always email Mrs. Biech with any orders at mbiech.ubooks@gmail.com.  The online catalog can be found at http://www.usbornebooksathome.ca/usborne_books/browse.asp.

GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

The GCS Committee and Jamaica Missions Team is busily preparing for our 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction, to be held on Saturday, November 21st, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

This is one of our largest fundraisers for GCS and its success depends largely on your participation. The proceeds generated from this fundraiser will go toward the 2016 Grade 11/12 Mission trip to Jamaica.  We are asking for ALL FAMILIES in the school to contribute to the auction by donating goods or services to this event. Popular items include gift cards, baked goods, gift baskets, preserves, books, concert tickets… we welcome you to use your imagination to come up with something to donate! Services are also welcome, i.e. professional services, computer help, lessons (voice, Pilates, music), dog sitting, handyman services, spring cleaning, coaching, etc. Please take some time to think about what you and your family can contribute to this very important event.

Some Homemade preserves, craft and food items will be available for immediate sale rather than auction.

As we get closer to the date, there will be tickets coming home for you and your children to sell for the breakfast. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 per family and in include 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 November 20.

If you have any questions, please contact Principal Biech (principal@gcspei.ca), Florrie MacLean (902 566-2680), or Alumnae Brenna Boudreau (Bboudreau@gcspei.ca) or Taylor O’Connor (taylordawnphoto@gmail.com).

Upcoming Events (A Recap of All the Stuff Mentioned Above)

  • November 4 – Fall Party
  • November 5 – Trip to the Mount
  • November 6 – Professional Development Day (no school)
  • November 9 – Remembrance Day Learning Stations
  • November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly
  • November 11 – Remembrance Day (no school)
  • November 12 – Report Cards; Parent-teacher Interviews from 6:00-9:00
  • November 13 – Parent Teacher interviews from 10:00-12:00 (no school)
  • November 21 – GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Wednesday – Penmanship Test 3
  • Thursday – Math Test 6
  • Thursday – Combined Social Studies and Spelling Test
  • Thursday – Bible Quiz on Matthew 5:14-16

Grade 4

  • Wednesday – Penmanship Test 2
  • Thursday – Combined Social Studies and Spelling Test
  • Thursday – Bible Quiz on Matthew 5:14-16
  • Next Monday – Book Report Due Date



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