GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Week of September 24th-28th

On Monday, our class will be visiting the Cow’s Creamery and Anne of Green Gables Chocolate Factory in North River.  If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your child has returned their permission slip and $5.00 fee for the tour.  Many thanks to parents who have volunteered to drive for us.  Your availability and help is MUCH APPRECIATED!

Also this week, our school will be participating in our annual Terry Fox Run on Wednesday afternoon from 2-3pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join in as parents. You will see first-hand what a blessing it is to have a K-12 school!  From the tiniest kindergarten students to our most “senior” of students (and staff!), we all walk and run together in remembrance of a remarkable young Canadian.  Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to drink from.

Coupon book order forms are due back Tuesday, Sept 25th.  Our Scholastic book orders are also due on Friday of this week.

Here is the class schedule for the week.  Please review this with your child in preparation for the week to come.

Sept 24th Newsletter

Enjoy each day – it is a blessing.

Mrs. Devries


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May 14th-17th


This week, we have many exciting things taking place in our classroom.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Grade Three students will be writing their provincial writing assessments.  Please be sure that your children are getting to bed on time!  As the year winds down, it is so important for the children to have a positive attitude and clear focus. 

On Tuesday evening, The GCS Knight Lights and the Grade 5/6 Recorder class will be playing at the Awards Gala for the music festival.  Both groups will be receiving awards. This will be  a wonderful night of music, taking place at 6:00pm at Park Royal United Church.  Students who are involved in this event will need to come dressed in their Knight Lights T-shirt and jeans at 5:15 pm.  There are many children involved in the event, and seats fill up quickly. The cost for admission is $5.00 for adults, and all proceeds go to the Music Festival Association to help with the costs of hosting these wonderful events. 

I still need parents who can help me move instruments to Park Royal Church after school on Tuesday.  If you can spare a few moments to drive over there after picking your children up from school and to help us transport instruments, that would be a wonderful help.  As you can imagine, it is a logisitcal feat : )

We have a very exciting opportunity for a full day FIELD TRIP on Thursday, May 17th.  A very talented friend of  mine works for the Town of Stratford.  He and a colleague have created two interactive workshop sessions to teach children about the importance of water conservation and watersheds.  I have attended the water conservation session, and it is SO much fun!  Over the weekend, he was telling me about his latest watershed project, and invited me to bring my class to the town hall for a full day of  fun, interactive learning. The children will attend one session in the morning, have an arts and gym session, eat their lunches, and attend the second session in the afternoon.  There is no cost for this, and I guarantee that it will be a most memorable and highly educational day.  I will send home permission slips tomorrow, and will need to know if I have enough drivers for this as soon as possible.  We will need to leave the school at 8:30am to be at the town hall by 9:00. 

There will be no regularly scheduled tests for this upcoming week, as it will be a shorter week with the field trip on Thursday and the Student Appreciation Day on Friday. (Our high school Jamaica team will be leaving this day, and the junior high track and field team will be traveling to Truro for the annual meet. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday.)  The following Monday, May 21st, is Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL), and Tuesday the 22nd is our trip to the Moncton Zoo!  Exciting things are happening in Grades 3 & 4! 

I would like to thank you  for your continued support for our classroom events.  We thoroughly enjoyed our “Bean” party on Friday afternoon, and appreciated the yummy treats that were brought in by the grade threes. 

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. D.



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Last Full Week of School Begins!

It is hard to believe, but we are entering our last full week of school before the holidays.  As much as possible, please try to maintain nightly reading and homework routines, as we will continue regular testing until the end of the week. 

There will be an extra rehearsal for the Knight Lights on Monday, December 12th, from 3-4 pm.  This is to ensure that we are ready for the upcoming concerts.  This will be in addition to our Thursday practise, which will be held upstairs in the sanctuary.  For all new members, I have ordered t-shirts which will arrive on Wednesday (phew!!!).  Please send in $10.00 for these as soon as possible. 


Our Class party will be held on Tuesday morning, December 20th.  I will be purchasing candy for the decorating of a nativity scene.  There will be a $3.00 charge for this, so  please send this with your children by Wednesday, December 14 th.  Any “nutritious” treats you’d like to send in for our party (crackers/cheese, clementines, fruit, muffins, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.  Junk food is also accepted 🙂

You’ll find our newsletter attached below.  Please be sure to read it carefully for extra details and information regarding our Christmas concert.

Dec 12 Newsletter

Enjoy these busy days!

Mrs. Devries


Welcome December!

This week, we will continue to practise for our Christmas musical, “The Signs of Christmas”.  Your children have brought home small speaking parts that they will need to have memorized as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support in this. We will be presenting this musical again for the residents of the Prince Edward Home on Thursday, December 15 at 10:30am.   Drivers will be needed.

Miss Farrer’s class will be sponsoring a family this Christmas, and in support of this outreach, they will be hosting two events this week:  a BAKE SALE on Tueday and a HOT DOG SALE on Friday.  Wednesday’s hot lunch option is PIZZA.

Forms will be sent home for these events at the beginning of the week.

Register for the school SPELLING BEE by downloading this form:


Deadline for entry is December 16th. 

Here is our newsletter for the week.  Enjoy the week!

Dec 5 Newsletter

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November 28th-December 2nd


This week marks the World Vision Penny Drive.  Many of our students have already participated in this wonderful opportunity.  Keep it coming… We’ve almost filled our jar!

Many thanks to all of you for attending our Annual Pancake Breakfast.  We had a record number of people through, and it was a wonderful time of food, fellowship, and fun. 

Please ensure your children’s milk orders are in by Friday morning  for the following week.  This makes Miss Fanning’s job much easier.  Thank for your participation in the school milk program.

With the cold weather upon us, please remember to send your children with warm clothing, boots, and an extra pair of socks. 


Here is our newsletter for the week:

Nov28 Newsletter

Have a great one!

Mrs. Devries





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Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, November 26th

Each GCS family has been given 5 tickets to sell for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction which will take place this Saturday morning from  8:30am-11:30am.  Tickets are 5 dollars per person or 15 dollars per family. This is our major fundraiser of the year,  and it is always a wonderful time.  Come out and enjoy the food, fun, and fellowship, and do some Christmas shopping while you’re at it!


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November 14th-17th

Looking ahead to the upcoming week, I have posted the current newsletter for you.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at adevries@gracechristianschool.ca.


Our science quarter with Mrs. Thorne has ended, and she will return to continue our science program in the fourth quarter.  She has done a wonderful job with our students, and we appreciate her creativity and fun approach to science. We will be continuing on with Health and Geography.


Please remember to bring your Samaritan’s purse boxes back to the school by Wednesday, November 16th. No money needs to be included in the shoebox, as one family has generously offered to cover all the shipping costs for our school.  Have fun shopping and have a great week!

Mrs. Devries


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Turkey Talk

This week the student council is hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We have a large basket in our classroom that is waiting to be filled, so send in your canned or non-perishable goods.  Thanks for your generosity in reaching out to our community!

In other news, students are reviewing their science notes tonight for a test tomorrow with Mrs. Thorne.

Also, permission slips went home today for those students who will be participating in the Cross Country Run on Thursday (rain date of Friday).  Please send back permission slips tomorrow, Thursday morning at the latest.  Students are required to have these in order to leave school premises. 

See you tomorrow!

Mrs. Devries