Optimism

Our JK class continued to make Optimism their focus this week. Their building challenge this week was to create a playground full of Optimism. They discussed the many things that could be incorporated into their structure. Students were eager to send pictures of their building structures. During their circle time on Tuesday, the JK’s renamed…

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January Optimism

The CGS character trait for January is Optimism and, as Jacob so aptly put it in his ‘Welcome Back’ message, this couldn’t be more fitting. Embracing optimism, both individually and as a community, will be so important over the coming weeks. Our JK class is embracing the January character trait with great enthusiasm. We will…

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Cooperation

COOPERATION – the CGS Character Trait of the month This week the Grade 3&4 class explored the Character trait of the month – Cooperation. The class took some time to brainstorm about what cooperation really means. They watched a video on cooperation and teamwork. To cap off their work, they did a fun Holiday activity.…

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CGS: Giving Back

  Giving back is a big part of what makes CGS the unique and special place that it is. We are so proud of the contributions, both locally and internationally, that our student and CGS community have made during this holiday season. The Children’s Book Bank We were able to make another large donation to…

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CGS This Week

Early Start  The Early Start class learned about Kwanzaa this week. They learned about the 7 Principles of the 7 day African-American celebration. Unity, self-determination, working together, sharing, purpose, creativity and faith. They read the story of Kwanzaa and based their phonics lesson on the letter ‘K’. It was a very exciting day when the…

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Our week at CGS

Our Grade 2 class completed their holiday celebrations project. Students were asked to select a celebration that is important to their family/culture. The students learned from their parents, grandparents and other family members about the celebration and how it may have changed over time. What they created are some gorgeous dioramas of their heritage and…

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This week at CGS

The Grade 1’s have been learning all about appreciation this month. ‘Appreciation’ is the CGS Character Trait for November. The students have been reading stories, listening and learning about all the various ways we can show someone that we appreciate them and what they do for us. So who better than to show thanks and…

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Principals Club Fundraiser

The Principal’s Club first big fundraiser this year, for The Olive Branch for Children, is a Hot Chocolate Jar Holiday Sale. Please support the fundraising efforts by placing your order. The Hot Chocolate Jars make the perfect holiday gifts for family, friends, and work colleagues! Principal’s Club Holiday Sale Form 2021 is open until November…

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CGS Mental Health Awareness Day

CGS introduced Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, November 17. We focused primarily on emotional health, and not academic health and growth for this day. We assembled resources and programming to promote positive well-being, raise awareness and teach our students how to seek help and advice strategies, and generally TALK about their mental health. Early Start Our Early Starts took time throughout the…

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Fundraiser Round Up

2021 Terry Fox Fundraiser A huge round of applause to the entire CGS community for the amazing fundraising for the Terry Fox Foundation. Our 2021 Terry Total is over $16,000!! Don’t forget to see our spot in the South Bayview Bulldog posted on Tuesday, November 2. Special thanks goes to Sara for leading the fundraising…

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