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Design Your Own Float

November 24, 2017

This past Sunday, some of our students attended the Santa Claus parade and were excited to share all of the amazing floats that they saw. We then found coverage of this year’s parade and showed the children some of the fabulous and creative floats that were displayed. The children were so fascinated by them that…

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JK Gets Healthy

November 24, 2017

The JKs have just wrapped up their Healthy Eating Unit in Science with a bang. Nutritionist Linda Tommarino visited today to talk about healthy snacks. Making a snack with Linda was lots of fun! Thank you again to Sienna’s mum for sponsoring the visit for the class.The children have been learning about healthy eating for…

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Holiday Fun Camp

November 24, 2017

Looking for a few more days of child care to round out that last week of school before the winter break? Paula has put together another fun Holiday Camp for the children this year. (CGS staff will be added as numbers demand.) There will be crafts, drama & dance, games & sports, festive theme days…

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Term 1 Chess is a Wrap

November 24, 2017

Thank you all once more for another amazing term at CGS. This year, I was unable to attend all of our chess classes personally, but heard great reviews from parents, students and our teachers Mr. Nick and Mr. Septi. The CGS students have always shown a great deal of enthusiasm, passion and energy for chess…

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Foundation FundScrip

November 24, 2017

Hello CGS Families, The CGS Foundation has recently launched an exciting fundraising campaign to help you power through your holiday shopping while giving back to the school. We hope you received your FundScrip package last Friday. FundScrip is an established, Canada-wide fundraising program in which you pay for everyday expenses and gifts using gift cards.…

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Phonics Match Up

November 17, 2017

Students in Grade 2 learn best when they are on the move. The Grade 2’s have been learning about Open, Closed, and Bossy E syllables. Understanding syllables help children understand how the order of letters affect vowel sounds. This understanding aids greatly in a child’s decoding when reading and spelling when writing. To better understand…

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Early Start Musicians

November 17, 2017

Besides learning songs for assemblies, music class provides Early Starts the opportunity to play instruments including bells, drums, shakers and rhythm sticks. While exploring these instruments, Early Starts learn the basic elements of music such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow, and steady beat. Early Starts love to sing and move…

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Trading at Fort York

November 17, 2017

On Wednesday morning the Grade 3’s went to visit historic Fort York. They had a fabulous time learning about the Fur Trade in Canada, after people from the Old World (Europe, Africa, and Asia) ventured across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World (North and South America). They were able to see Indigenous artifacts that…

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Fill Your Bucket

November 17, 2017

This week in MindUP the JK and SK students have been talking about ‘bucket filling.’ This concept is based on the story ‘How Full is your Bucket’ by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. The story tells us that we all carry invisible buckets that float above our heads all the time. When we are happy,…

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