“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:1-2
Hello parents! I do love how the Christian life is compared to a race, requiring focus on the One who enables us to run, and endurance until the end. Which brings me to the event coming up this week…
Elementary Cross Country Meet
We welcome parents to join us in cheering on our grade 3-6 students as they compete this Tuesday, October 4th, in the annual Cross Country Meet. Students are asked to come prepared with proper running gear, including their purple GCS t-shirts and a good pair of running shoes. Students should also pack a light snack and water bottle. We will be leaving the school at 9:00 for Eliot River Elementary School in Cornwall (a.k.a. The Terry Fox Center) and will return to school by noon. Those attending should park in the parking lot behind the school. We still require a number of drivers to transport students to and from the event. If you are available, pop down to the classroom at 8:45 , and I will happily send a few students your way!
GO KNIGHTS GO!
Elementary Extracurricular Activities
Grace Christian School has a diverse lineup of fun extracurricular activities available to all elementary students, thanks to a number of parent volunteers, coaches, and dedicated staff. These activities aim to encourage students to explore interests, learn new skills, and build confidence in a variety of content areas. Please take a closer look at this year’s line. More details about each extracurricular activity will be provided to students throughout the school year. elementary-extracurricular-activities
School Lunch Program
We have recently kicked off our school lunch program with some tasty treats from Wendy’s. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to order from Wendy’s, Subway, Greco Pizza, and Taco Boys. Although lunch forms will be sent home each week to indicate the option available for that week, parents may also wish to check our online school calendar to plan ahead. GCS Calendar This week’s lunch option is Subway!
Potential School Cancellation
Some of you will recognize the name Mr. Martin Stewart; others may have noticed a smiling elderly man with mobility issues, accompanied closely by his wife, at many of our school programs and activities over the years. Your children will definitely know him. Mr. Stewart and his wife, Dorothy, have been faithful supporters of Grace Christian School for many years, praying for students and staff individually, by name, every single day. Words are inadequate to express how much this man of God has meant to us with his shining example of perseverance and contentment, his encouraging words, and his love for His Saviour and others.
For several weeks now, Mr. Stewart has been hospitalized as the result of a stroke; the doctors have now informed his family that his death is imminent. When Mr. Stewart passes away, please be aware that school may be affected, as the funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Church. In addition, to demonstrate our love and respect for our prayer warrior and to support Mrs. Stewart at this time of grief, staff will attend. We will inform you of the sad event as quickly as we can, so that you can make alternate arrangements for your students on that day. We appreciate your thoughtful support of this beloved couple at this difficult time.
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Upcoming Tests and Quizzes
- Wednesday – Language Test 2, Bible Memory Verse Quiz
- Friday – Spelling Test 3, Math Test 3
- Wednesday – Language Quiz 3, Math Test 2, Bible Memory Verse Quiz
- Friday – Spelling Test 3, Language Quiz 4