The Early Starts had their very own Olympic Day this year. It was held on a Friday so they started off with their usual Dance Party with the office. It was the last one of the year and Don brought his best dance moves! Zandée also brought the CGS Olympic Torch down to the children…

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Lights, Camera, Action… Press Play! This year’s Talent Show went virtual. Thank you so much to the students and families who submitted videos. Talents ranged from piano and singing to skateboarding and drawing. Even Sally, Mani’s kind, soft-spoken teaching assistant turtle, sang a song! For those of you familiar with this annual show, you know…

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Whether you are a Grampy, a Dan Dan, a Nani, a Nana, a Ganny, a Bubbe, a Granny, a Popou, a Babooshka, a Dadu, a Dodi, a Poppa or a Grandma, we celebrate you! For those of you that are pre-Covid CGS families, you know that Grandparent’s Day is a very special event around here.…

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Early Start headed to the zoo this week to visit the giraffes. The children had lots of fun asking great questions. Did you know that giraffe tongues are purple and as long as your arm? Woah. A giraffe’s spots also act like air-conditioning in the hot sun. Thank you to Hailey, the zoo leader, for…

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As most of you know the Early Starts are permitted to be at school during the lockdown. Preschools are governed under a different ministry and therefore follow a different set of criteria for school closures during the pandemic. Keeping staff and students safe at school continues to be a top priority and one of the…

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The new moon in the sky signals the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid, a very special time for people in the Muslim community. Eid means ‘feast’ or ‘festival’. People are ready for a celebration with family and friends after the long month of fasting for Ramadan. To everyone celebrating this special holiday…

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Well,  in case you’ve never noticed, MOM spells WOW upside down. Thank you to Sara A for pointing out this fun fact for us. Celebrating Mothers and Fathers is always a pleasure at CGS. The teachers know how important these relationships are for the children and make sure to mark the occasion with lots of…

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The Early Starts are enjoying Dr. Seuss books right now. The language is so fun and who doesn’t love that crazy, tall hat? Between that and The Cat in the Hat’s cool bowtie, the children are making some great crafts. They are also continuing to work on their printing skills. Read it. Trace it. Well…

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There’s been a lot of activity for the children leading up to the Easter long weekend – there are Easter eggs all over the place, bunny masks and paintings, spring poems and chicks being ‘born’ in the Grade 2/3 classroom. The Grade 1’s even built conveyor belts for the Easter Bunny’s chocolate eggs in their…

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Wow! The Easter Bunny was spotted outside the school on Wednesday morning. The Grade 1’s saw him first, he was just hanging out eating a carrot on the church steps. (Turns out he isn’t a very good hider.) Once he realized he had been seen, the kids got lots of waves. He turned up outside…

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