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Lemonade for Sale!

June 20, 2012

On June 13 The CGS Principal’s Club  took to the school lawn for their final fundraising event of the year. The sale raised $140. Parents, CGS students and Leaside Collegiate students from across the road, stopped by to cool off on their way home. Congratulations members for raising a total of $2,000 in 2011/12 for CanWES. When…

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The Diamond Jubilee at CGS

June 13, 2012

The Queen celebrates 60 years as Monarch in 2012. Our Preschool ~ SK students took time out of their busy schedules to mark this momentous occasion as part of our Cultural Studies program. Thank you to Paula, Alex, Sara A, Sarah C and Liz for putting together such a fun and unique event. The students…

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Olympic Day Fun

June 12, 2012

It seems the suns shines almost every year for our end of year picnic and Olympic Day. This year was no exception. A cool breeze took the edge off the heat and students and staff had a great time at all the game and craft stations. Thank you to the parent volunteers who braved the…

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Le Grand Cirque

June 12, 2012

The Grade 3 and JK classes had an exciting event – a circus! All year, the older students have been involved in a French Reading Buddies project with their little JK friends. Whenever the JKs finished one of their books, the Grade 3s went down to read it with them. The younger kids enjoyed this…

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Charlie is a Hit!

June 1, 2012

Congratulations actors! What a wonderful show. So much work goes into these productions – script writing, student rehearsals, parents helping with lines and costumes at home, set design and production – not to mention the many jobs back stage keeping everyone in the right place at the right time. Thank you for coming out to…

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A Day at the Farm for SK

June 1, 2012

The SKs had their first all-day field trip this month to Downey’s Farm. The weather was perfect. The children enjoyed planting strawberries, meeting the animals and riding go carts. Next up are the Grade 2s and 3s – they’re off to Adventure Valley for a sleepover next week!

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Grandparents’ Day at CGS

June 1, 2012

Grandparents’ Day is one of the best days on the CGS calendar. We begin with a short Assembly in the gym and then students and grandparents head back to class to share work and have a celebration. Proud faces shine in every corner of the school! We look forward to seeing all the Nanas &…

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Vilaine ou Princesse – Storyboarding with the Grade 3s

May 29, 2012

On Tuesday, June 12, Grades 1-3 parents are invited for an exhibition of their children’s year-end projects in both French and Media Studies. Traditionally, the culminating project for French is a play the children have studied all term and then perform before a live audience, complete with costumes and props. The Grade 3 class wanted to try something different…

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Is New Math Worth the Trouble?

May 29, 2012

Student-Centered Mathematics VS Procedural Learning A colleague of mine recently showed me an article published in Maclean’s Magazine in March 2012 lamenting the amount of effort it takes for parents to help children through the newer mathematic strategies taught in school. As with many such articles, the proposed solution (particularly from Kim Langen, CEO and…

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