Well, we have one more short week this week and then it’s full throttle from now until Christmas. (It feels weird writing that!)
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, is the date for Grace Christian School’s annual Remembrance Day service. It will begin at 1:45pm and last for approximately one hour. Following the ceremony, family may accompany students to their classrooms to visit and see examples of their work, etc.
As in the past, we are asking for your help in inviting veterans, or currently serving members of the military, to the service so that we can honour their contribution to securing our freedom. If you know that a veteran or service person will be in attendance as a result of your invitation, please contact Mrs. Thompson email@example.com and give her the individual’s name, rank, and field of service. This will enable us to give him/her appropriate recognition during the ceremony.
Also, Mr. Ellis is again preparing a Power Point to be played during the service; therefore, we are soliciting photographs of family members who served during the World Wars, the Korean War, the Afghanistan conflict, or in peace-keeping, to personalize our presentation. Any photos received will be scanned and returned in a timely manner. We understand that they are family treasures. Photos can also be scanned at home and e-mailed to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the name, rank, field of service, arena and time served (e.g. Corporal Joe Smith, army, France, 1939-1945) of the individual pictured, as well as the relationship to your student (e.g. great-uncle of Katie Jones, grade three). Please note that photos shared in previous years are on file and do not need to be re-submitted, but, if adjustments are required, please send that information. New photos and/or adjustments must be received by Mr. Ellis no later than 3pm, Friday, November 6th.
Thank you for partnering with us to make this year’s ceremony the best it can be.
Operation Christmas Child
A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.
Last year GCS collected over 200 shoeboxes. In Canada alone, there were over 70,000 shoeboxes. Make sure you check out: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child and help us reach children who need to hear about the love of Jesus.
Collection day is November 18th. I’m excited to pack my shoe box! What will your child put in his or hers?
For anyone wishing to purchase school pictures, the orders are due by November 19th.
New Bible Memory Verse
The students did a great job with their last verse! They now have another one due on December 1st. It’s Philippians 3:12-14:
“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Thank you for diligently reviewing the memory verses with your children.
Upcoming Events (A Recap of All the Stuff Mentioned Above and in Previous Posts)
- 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; Usborne Book Sale
- November 13 – Parent Teacher interviews from 10:00-12:00 (no school); Usborne Book Sale
- November 18 – Operation Christmas Child Box Due Date
- November 19 – Picture Order Due Date
- November 21 – GCS Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
Upcoming Tests and Quizzes
- Thursday – Spelling Test 8
- Monday – Book Reports Due
- Tuesday – Math Test 4
- Thursday – Spelling Test 8