GCS Grades 3 and 4

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Love of Reading – Week 23 at GCS

on February 12, 2017

Well, with rescheduled Parent-Teacher Interviews, Love of Reading activities, Valentine’s Day, skating, and skiing, we have LOTS planned for the coming week! Let’s see if the weather will cooperate…

Parent Teacher Interviews – Rescheduled

Due to the cancellation of previous scheduled PT Interviews, the conferences will now take place in the following manner:

  • If you were scheduled for a conference Thursday evening, those conferences will now take place at the same time as previously scheduled on Monday evening (6pm-9pm)
  • If you signed up for a conference and are unavailable at that same time slot on Monday, please contact the school office (902-628-1668 or office@gcspei.ca) to cancel that time slot.
  • If you would like to change your timeslot, please contact the school office to determine possible availability (Monday 6pm-9pm)
  • If you signed up for a conference for Friday you can either contact the office to determine possible availability for Monday evening or can contact the teacher directly to schedule a different conference date.

Love of Reading Week – February 13-17

This week there are various activities happening in the school to encourage students to READ, READ, READ! Check out the schedule below:

Monday:  Bring Your Favorite Book Day – All students are encouraged to bring a favorite book with them to have during the day. Mr. Biech will also be reading to the elementary classes. Hmm… what silly story will we have him read to our class??

Tuesday: Bedtime Story Day – Dress in your pajamas, bring a teddy, and have your favorite bedtime story with you today.  There will also be reading buddies in the elementary from 10:45-11:15. Students in grade 3-4 will also be building reading forts in the afternoon (see below).

Wednesday: Sweet Reading – Each student will have the opportunity to complete a sheet about books they love.  When this is returned to Mrs. Biech in the library (during lunch), she will have a sweet treat.

Thursday: Book Character Day – Dress up as character from a book.  Also, during lunch or during the afternoon classes, students will be invited to check out some great book report projects from various grades in the foyer.

Friday: Skiing, Art and Reading – Grades 3-12 will be heading to Brookvale for the day (see below) while grades K-2 will enjoy art and literacy activities with Mrs. Biech.

High school students are welcome to participate in each of the days.  All students should be encouraged to bring a book with them each day as there will be some Stop, Drop, and Read times fit in as well.

Valentine’s Party… with Reading Forts! – Tuesday, February 14

Grade 3-4 will be taking an hour on Tuesday afternoon to have a small Valentine’s Party. A list of all the students in the class was sent home in the agenda last week so that students can send valentines to one another. Students can also take in a treat to share with the class if they so desire. After exchanging valentines and snacking, students will continue the fun and the love of literacy by building reading forts! Students can use blankets brought from home to construct “forts” or little tents made with blankets over furniture. Then they will spend the rest of the time reading inside their forts. It should be a lot of fun!

Elementary Skating – Wednesday, February 15

This winter, the elementary grades are planning on going skating at Simmonds Arena on four separate afternoons, the first one being this coming Wednesday. Permission slips have not yet been sent home, so please be on the lookout for them coming soon. The cost of skating is $4 which covers all skating times. Helmets are required by everyone going on the ice (parents included). We will need drivers for these events. Parents are asked to please pick your children up at the arena at 2:45. Students in afterschool care will be transported back to the school. If your child is unable to go skating, then we ask that he or she gets picked up before we leave the school for the arena.

With the potential of a blizzard this week, please keep up to date with possible skating cancellations via social media and MSM.

Ski Trip to Brookvale Ski Park – Friday, February 17

Students will receive important forms early next week that will need to be returned ASAP. In previous years, only high school students were allowed to snowboard, however with the popularity of this sport, and a growing number of younger students who participate in snowboarding on a regular basis, we have decided that with parent’s written permission, students in grades 3-6 can have the option to rent snow-boarding equipment.  Students MUST have written permission from their parents to rent the equipment, and have previous snowboarding experience. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please let me know.

Please sign and return your child’s permission form and rental sheet, along with the money.  Students will be leaving promptly at 9AM. Drivers are required for approximately 16 students, so please confirm with me whether or not you are available to drive.

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Language Test 7
  • Thursday – Math Test 17, Spelling Test 17

Grade 4

  • Wednesday – Math Test 9
  • Thursday – Spelling Test 17

Whew! That’s a lot! We will see what he week will bring!


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