GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

One More Thing…

Kraft Hockeyville: PLEASE VOTE

O’Leary, P.E.I. has been named as one of 10 finalists for Hockey Night in Canada’s Kraft Hockeyville competition. This is the hometown of both Mrs. MacNeill & Mrs. Barton, both of whom have spent many hours with their friends and family over a good game of hockey. Even today, many of our students at GCS play hockey at the O’Leary Community Sports Centre. The community is already guaranteed a $25,000 dollar prize to upgrade the O’Leary Community Sports Centre, just for making the top ten. It’s hoping to be in the top two, which would mean another $100,000 for rink upgrades and the top prize – the opportunity to host a preseason NHL game. Residents of PEI are urged to showcase their Island-way of helping one another by going online to vote for O’Leary. At the same time, residents are asked to reach out to their family & friends, whether they are Islanders or not, to give O’Leary that little extra push towards the final line. Online voting begins on Sunday at 10 a.m., and runs until Monday at midnight. Please visit the Kraft Hockeyville Website to cast your multiple votes.

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Winter Carnival – Week 27 at GCS

Hello parents,

Winter Carnival is here! Students are invited to join in the school spirit and participate in our themed dress-up days. Again, the days are as follows:

Monday: PAJAMA DAY – A student favorite! Wear your favorite pajamas to school but
don’t forget to wake up!

Tuesday: DECADE DAY – Dress up like people from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or any other decade from the past. Raid your parents’ closets!

Wednesday: RED CARPET / PRINCE & PRINCESS DAY – Dress up in formal celebration
clothes today. Wear a crown or a tiara if you want.

Thursday: DISNEY DAY – Have you got a costume? Great. Are you a creative mind who
can make one? Great. If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.

Friday: SKIING at BROOKVALE (grades 3-12)


We’re off to a great start with the Mathletics March Madness competition. Currently GCS is in 19th place out of 700 Canadian school who are participating! That’s a LOT of math practice!

The Grade Three Cooking Show

Parents of non-ESL students in grade three are reminded that the Grade Three Cooking Show will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Students are scheduled to present their procedural writing telling how to make a simple food on one of the two days. Please check the outline which was sent home in the agenda to see which day your child will present and ensure he or she is ready with the necessary supplies. I will be editing the remainder of the rough copies that I didn’t get to last week tomorrow so that students will have some time to practice their presentations. If it so happens that we have a snow day on Wednesday (which it looks like we may) ALL presentations will take place on Thursday.


Permission forms and Brookvale ski rental forms will be going home for the ski trip on Friday. Please make sure these are filled out and returned to the school. Currently, only three students have told me that they will be taking ski lessons. If your child needs lessons, then please either write a note in the agenda or have your child tell me as soon as possible. If your child wishes to snowboard instead of ski, we need a written note of permission.

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

As it is the week before March Break and grade three students have a presentation to focus on, we will NOT be having a spelling test this week.

Grade 3

  • Tuesday – Bible Memory Quiz
  • Thursday – Math Test 20 (AND Oral Math Facts Quiz on 6, 7, and 8 division tables)

Grade 4

  • Tuesday – Language Quiz 15, Bible Memory Quiz
  • Thursday – Math Quiz 11

Happy Winter Carnival!

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