House Spirit was fierce this year. Even with so much time spent online, the competition was very healthy and tons of fun. The final push for points always happens at the end of the year when Olympic Day rolls around. The Houses always head into this event with lots of anticipation, knowing it is their…

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Our very dear CGS friend Fred Fox came to ‘visit’ last Friday. He came to us live from the Terry Fox Foundation in Burnaby, BC. It was so great to see him and to hear more about his relationship with his extraordinary brother Terry. We have heard Terry’s story so many times at CGS but…

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we’re sending out a big, heartfelt thank you to all of our CGS volunteers. Thank you for all you do to keep the CGS community humming along. For organizing wonderful events and activities for parents and students, for being Class Parents and attending PA meetings, for being so generous…

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Look what Sara A found in her inbox this week? Our Terry Fox Top Fundraising badge accompanied by the lovely letter below from The Terry Fox Foundation. CGS ranked 7th in the Elementary School Division in Ontario. Well done CGS, this is a truly great accomplishment for a school of our size. We are up…

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We’ve had to call on our CGS Spirit at Home again this week. Here’s Marie presenting our Spirit at Home Ribbon to the children last June. None of us thought we would be here again, almost a year later. We hope that everyone is managing ok. No matter what an amazing job the teachers are…

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Magic Monday kicked off Spirit Week with a magical bang. It was a chilly day but magician BenTastic warmed everyone up with his amazing tricks and hilarious sense of humour. He had the children laughing and cheering for the whole show – no small feat to achieve virtually. Thank you BenTastic! Thank you to Marie…

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A big giant thank you to the CGS PA for sponsoring so much fun for the children last weekend! Baking with Rosie was a blast. We’ve had so much great feedback. Early Start-SK joined Rosie on Sunday morning for a Pajama Party with fruit sculptures and scones and Grades 1-3 tuned in on Saturday morning…

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Our new zippered hoodies are a total hit with the kids – they love them! They are proudly wearing them around the school. If you ordered a hoodie and have yet to receive it, the new shipment will be arriving the week of March 8. Marie was so happy with the response to this new…

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Happy Hanukkah! Thank you to Early Start mum S for sharing her Hanukkah family traditions with the class on Wednesday. She brought a story to share with the children, explained the significance of the menorah (we learned there is always a ‘helper’ candle to light the others), and told us all about the yummy treats…

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Our hat order from InSchool Wear has arrived! The hats were packaged up and waiting for the children this morning. The children were very excited to receive them. Reports are unanimous – the hats are very cozy and soft. One student said they felt like chinchilla! Thank you to InSchool Wear for sourcing and cresting…

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