GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Steady as She Goes – Week 12 at GCS

on November 25, 2015

Hello parents:

For all you Christmas fanatics out there, be excited to know that it is one month until Christmas Eve! For all the others who think it comes too fast, my apologies. 😛

In any case, we are getting into the Christmas spirit in grade 3 and 4 with play practices, the beginning of our Christmas Around the World Social Studies Unit, and the completion of Operation Christmas Child. The school was able to send 176 shoeboxes to children in need. Thank you for your participation in this worthy cause!

Weather & School Cancellation

Due to the dropping temperatures and the snow that will soon be in the air, please review the following information regarding potential school closures or delays.

In the case of a “one hour delay”, school will begin at 10:00am while a “school closure” results in no school at all for the day.

When announcements are made for a delay or closure, GCS follows the English Language School Board.  Alternatively, sometimes only certain schools will be delayed or closed and will be announced by “family of schools”; GCS follows the Bluefield Family, Colonel Gray Family, and Charlottetown Rural Family of schools.  If any of these are delayed or canceled, GCS will be also.

There are a number of ways to know if there is a school delay or closure; they are as follows:

  1. We will post on the GCS Facebook (Grace Christian School – Prince Edward Island), Twitter (@gcs_pei), and Instagram (gcspei) accounts
  2. Each PEI radio station regularly announces delays/closures (as English Language School Board)
  3. The CBC Stormcentre website (http://www.cbc.ca/stormcentre/pei/) (as English Language School Board)
  4. The PEI radio station websites also post delays/closures on their sites (as English Language School Board)
  5. Families can opt in to a GCS text message notification.  If school is delayed or canceled, a text message can be sent from GCS to one cell phone in the family to notify of the delay/closure.  This is an OPT-IN ONLY program.  If you would like to use this option, please email Jordan Ellis (jellis@gcspei.ca) with the cell phone number that you want to have the text message notification be sent to.  If you opted in last year and still have the same cell phone number, it is already still in the system.

Jamaica Missions Update

We would like to extend a heart-felt thank you for your support during our 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  Students served 350 guests and raised $6000.

Introducing… Mandarin!

We are thrilled to have high school ESL students come to teach all classes in the elementary some Mandarin during second quarter! We are looking forward to these engaging classes on Wednesday afternoons.

Upcoming Events

  • December 11 – Christmas Program (1:30 & 7:00)
  • December 18 – Christmas parties (half day)
  • December 21 – January 1 – Christmas break

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Math Test 8
  • Thursday – Bible Memory Verse Quiz
  • Friday – Spelling Test 10

Grade 4

  • Tuesday – Language Quiz 7
  • Thursday – Math Test 5, Bible Memory Verse Quiz
  • Friday – Spelling Test 10, Language Test 3
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