Our Grade 2/3’s have once again impressed us with their incredible public speaking skills. The final round on Tuesday was an absolute pleasure – topics included How To Calm Down, Why Not to Get a Dog, Skateboarding, The Titanic and The Good Ol’ Days. The children arrived polished and ready to present. Speakers were assessed…

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Pride Month is here and with it comes so much colour! The children have been making all kinds of rainbows, learning about all kinds of families and all kinds of love. The JK’s building challenge this week was to make a rainbow out of whatever they had at their disposal at home. They came up…

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The Grade 2/3’s have been reviewing their Indigenous Perspectives lessons this week. They started off with vocabulary and what Indigenous means, remembering that the term includes three groups of people – the Métis, First Nations and Inuit. They talked about what they learned about Residential Schools during Orange Shirt Day earlier in the school year.…

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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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How cool is this? The Grade 2/3’s took their Technology coding project curbside. The sidewalks have never looked so smart! Codes had to include 10 commands and a P1 or P2 (if the children wanted more challenge). P stands for Procedure. These commands are used to extract a common set of instructions or patterns from…

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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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Kudos to the Student Government for doing a bang-up job of presenting the Term 2 Ribbons last Friday. We were fully virtual this time around but the Government brought a real sense of occasion to their classroom presentations. They were very well prepared as usual! Thank you to Michelle L for making sure the Government…

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Friday and Monday got a little mixed up at school this week. The Grade 2/3’s have been coding their own sequences using Dance Party on code.org. in Technology and they wanted to share the cool results with us. What a great excuse for an extra Dance Party to start the week! JK-Grade 3 signed on…

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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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