With spring in the air, there is always lots happening here at GCS!
Track and Field
Remember that Track and Field practices start this Friday!
Mrs. Merideth McCarville is graciously giving her time to assist with the track athletes while others are helping with the jumping and throwing events practices. Details are as follows:
- When: Every Friday after school (3:15-4:30pm), beginning April 1st
- Where: UPEI track complex (for track/running and jumping athletes)
- Who: Any student grades 3-12
- Cost: $0
There will also be a meeting at school on Monday, April 4 at noon for students interested to go over more specific details.
To ensure your child’s seat for the 2016-17 year, please register your child by paying the annual $200 re-enrollment fee and filling out the registration form by April 30th. The re-enrollment fee increases on May 1st to $250. Forms will be sent home on April 1st. Many classes are filling up and we even have a waiting list for some. Reserve your spot today!
Our fourth annual Family Fun Run will take place on the beautiful spring morning of April 30th. 2016. All are invited to come and participate in a 5 km walk or run in the subdivision surrounding the school. Registration forms (individual and family) were sent home with students before March Break. Please take note that those who register early will do so at a reduced rate. The last day for early registration is this Saturday, April 2nd, and the last day for standard registration is Saturday, April 9th.
Remember that the Planters’ Gala will take place on Saturday, April 9th. All families are invited to this formal dinner, with a celebration of the history and the future vision of the school. This year’s gala is extra-special, as we celebrate our 35 years of service at GCS. This is an evening you will not want to miss!
Tickets are $100/person, and can be purchased from Mrs. MacNeill, Mr. Thompson, or Mr. Biech. A $50 tax receipt will be provided for each ticket purchased.
Mathletics at Home
I just wanted to remind parents that students can log on to their Mathletics account at home to try the various activities and to participate in Live Mathletics, competing against others students in the class and all over the world. I encourage you to use this incredible resource at home!
Students are approaching the final quarter of the year with just three verses to go! This one is due on April 18th.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Important Dates (a.k.a. A Summary of the Above Information)
- March 31 – Afterschool Percussion begins
- April 1 – Track and Field practices begin
- April 1 – Registration for the 2016-17 school year opens
- April 2 – Last day for early registration for Fun Run
- April 7 – Afterschool Craft Club begins
- April 9 – Planters’ Gala
- April 9 – Last day for standard registration for Fun Run
- April 13 – Report cards go home
- April 14-15 – Parent-Teacher Interviews
- April 21 – Spring Photos
- April 30 – Family Fun Run
- April 30 – Last day for early registration for the 2016-17 school year
And… Winter Carnival Pictures!
Check out our school spirit as we celebrated the last (fingers crossed!) days of winter.