GCS Grades 3 and 4

The Adventures of Mrs. Bouter's Class

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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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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Reminders for This Week

What a glorious weekend! A new week is ahead of us now, and there is much to keep track of:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, will be the rescheduled day for the CROSS COUNTRY RUN.  Please remember to ensure that those children who are participating are dressed for the weather, and have a water bottle to take along to the Terry Fox Centre. Layers seem to work best this time of year.

Wednesday, October 12th, Mrs. Thorne will be collecting the “ADOPT-A-PLANET” projects.  We will also have LIBRARY with Mrs. Huizing, so please remember to return library books.

Thursday, October 13th, is PICTURE DAY.  This is also our FIELD TRIP to Belfast Corn Maze, so please make sure that the children have a change of clothes if you’d like them to wear separate outfits for the photos and the excursion.  Our classes will be photographed first, and we will leave directly afterwards. 

Friday, October 14th, will be our SPELLING TEST for List 5. Please spend extra time studying the words this week, as we have a shorter work week.

Thank you for your continued support.  Be sure to sign up to “Follow By Email” if you’d like to be notified when there are new posts to view.

Mrs. Devries

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Goodbye Stanley!

Last Monday, we said goodbye to our friend Stanley, the skeleton.  He had been with us since the beginning of September, and we sure learned a lot from him! Until next time, Stanley!

And now onto the muscles…Ask your children about Pastor Jeremy and which muscles we learned about this week!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  See you on Tuesday!

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