GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

Week of October 2nd-6th

Please remember, as previously messaged, there will be NO SCHOOL MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nd.  Our staff will be traveling to NB to show love and support for Miss Bannister.  School will resume the normal schedule on Tuesday.  Any milk orders that were sent for Monday will be credited to the following week.

As we enter the month of October, we will be participating in our annual World Vision Penny Drive.  All this week, we will be collecting pennies and other change (and bills!) to raise money for this amazing organization.  We always look forward to our visit from the World Vision Representative, who shares with us personal stories of where this money goes and how it makes a difference.  Thank you for encouraging your children to participate in this.

Students did an amazing job on their Bible memory verses this past week! I was so impressed at how well they recited them, with expression and articulation.  Keep up the good work at home! Next week, we will have our first Bible test, covering our entire overview of the Bible.  Students will be expected to know the books of the Bible in order and be able to recite them or fill in the blanks.  The children have all the information in their Bible notebooks, and anything that is highlighted will be required to know.  We have been reviewing these since the beginning of the year, and they have a song that they can practise with.  Please make an effort to begin reviewing this in preparation for next week’s test.  We will not have a new Bible memory verse until after this test is completed.

In spite of the shorter week, we will have a spelling test on Friday, October 6th covering all of the words from List 4.  If you would like to get a head start on the list, I have posted them here for your convenience.  List 4

Please have a look at our newsletter for this week.  October 2 Newsletter

God Bless,

Mrs. D.

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School’s in, and we’re off to a great start!

We had a wonderful day on Friday celebrating our Back to School Olympic Theme.  Miss Farrer’s class did and awesome job organizing our fun.

Our new Monday-Friday schedule will take effect this week, so students will be participating in music, library, gym, French, computer, art, and drama. We are thrilled to have Mrs. Thorne teaching science to our class for the first and last quarters of the year.   This being our first week, our only test will be our List 1 Spelling Test, which will take place on Friday for both grades.  Please ensure that the children are prepared for this by studying their lists each night.  This is an excellent time of year to establish great study and homework habits! 

I am looking forward to hearing about and seeing all the wonderful treasures in the “Me” In a Bag projects that went home last Thursday!  What a great way to start our Monday 🙂

 Have a fantastic week.  See you at the Parent Information Night, Tuesday, September 11th at 7 pm.  This is an important night to connect with our school’s leadership and catch the vision for the new school year. 

Mrs. D. 

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News for November

Welcome back after a long weekend!  The teachers had a wonderful time in NB learning from some inspiring educators.  The more you learn, the more you realize that there is to learn.  Such fun!

The next few weeks will be busy ones, so hang onto your hats.  This upcoming week is a full one, with a regular schedule.  The following week, we will be celebrating Remembrance Day as a school, and I would encourage everyone to come and join us as we commemorate those who have fought for us.  This is an incredibly moving time with our students, and it is a ceremony you won’t want to miss.  Following this, we will have our Grandparent’s Day celebration, which is always a wonderful time.

Here is the detailed newsletter for the next two weeks:

Nov 1st-11th Newsletter

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Coming Soon…A Scarecrow Shindig!

Next Wednesday afternoon, we’ll be having our fall party with the Grade 1 and 2 class.  Please read the attached information to learn more.  I have encouraged the students to use materials they have at home to make a costume for their friendly scarecrow.  Thanks for your continued encouragement and support for our classroom events!

Scarecrow Shindig

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