CGS Holiday Camp Recap

CGS Holiday Camp ran Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17 Our ‘campers’ enjoyed wearing their festive clothing and civvies. In addition to enjoying being together, they made lots of seasonal and festive arts and crafts, heard holiday themed stories, played games and spent time outside. To cap the Holiday Camp off, volunteers from the…

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CGS Fun

Santa Visits CGS CGS hosted a very special visitor on Monday. Santa himself visited the school virtually. Santa has been so impressed with our students this year. They have shown kindness, care and support to each other during these challenging times. Santa read everyone a story about a hibernating bear ….. Santa took some extra…

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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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Holiday Outreach Event

CGS had such an amazing Holiday Outreach event this year! With a record number of students in attendance our families overwhelmed us with donations of almost 200 pajamas, slippers and bathrobes for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. Our students enjoyed decorating gingerbread cookies and houses, making holiday themed art, a virtual holiday dance party,…

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Holiday preparations at CGS

CGS is preparing for the holidays in a big way. Everywhere you look you will find reminders that the holidays are near. Our students have been busy getting Christmas Trees displayed (JK and Grade 2 Trees are below), creating decorations, writing letters to Santa and welcoming the ‘Elf on the Shelf’. It’s so important at…

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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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Hallowe’en Fun at CGS

CGS has been gearing up to Hallowe’en fun for over a week now. Our SK Arts & Crafts Club creating their Mummies (picture), the Grade 2’s and their slime creation, the Grades 3&4’s and their masks! Our CGS PA provided some fantastic outdoor decorations that have set off the Hallowe’en festivities. Many thanks to Devon…

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The Letter F/f and CGS Art

Each week in Early Start the students learn a letter of the alphabet.  This past week was the letter ‘F-f’. At circle time the students review the letters they have learned and are introduced to the new letter.  We read a book about the letter of the day and look at items in a letter…

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Eid Mubarak!

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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