It was a busy, festive morning at school today. Classes arrived by cohort to drop off their at-home learning kits and pick up whatever work and belongings they still had at school. It was a great chance for everyone to see each other in person before heading off for the summer!      

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It was a virtual end to another school year. We so hoped to be in school for the final days but it was not to be. So, in characteristic CGS fashion, once we knew what we were dealing with, several plans were put in motion to make sure that the final assemblies were meaningful and…

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The Grade 1’s really know how to take advantage of a sunny day. Their spring scavenger hunt sent them off in all directions looking for flowers, bugs, noisy things and smelly things, just to name a few. There was a long list to complete so it was no easy task. L takes us along for…

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Ever wanted to smash an egg, or maybe even two, on someones’ head? Now’s your chance. Please join CGS parent Brook Hamilton and Get Smashing CGS! Brook has come up with an incredibly creative way to make sure the 2021 Easter Seals Paper Egg Campaign does not suffer due to COVID-19. This important annual campaign…

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Some of you may already know about blue light glasses, but if you don’t, you may want to consider them for your child. They work by filtering out the blue light from screens before it reaches your eyes. Blue light has been shown to disrupt the body’s wake-sleep cycle. It also has the potential to…

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The Grade 2/3 class learned about Movement & Location in math this week. Navigation without a GPS may soon be a lost art so it was great to see the children learn about map reading and directional language. Up/down, north/south, left/right – the works. To practice their skills they played a fun game called I…

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Our 2020/21 Student Government campaign was very colourful and spirited this year. We hope you had a chance to peek in the front window at some point to see the full display of posters in the foyer. It was impressive! We had so many students take part. We were especially proud of our new students…

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‘Electric Ellie’ and ‘Professor Iggy’ from Mad Science were here to share their Fire & Ice presentation this week. It was full of excitement – things were smoking and steaming and bubbling all over the place! Classroom doors have to remain closed during virtual, school-wide presentations to prevent feedback but cheers and claps could be…

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World Kindness Day, celebrated on November 13th each year, is a global day that promotes being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day is to focus attention on the importance and the power of compassion for others. In preparation for this special day, I did a little…

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  A huge thank you to our tireless CGS teachers for making it through a very busy and important week at school. It was their first-ever round of virtual Parent/Teacher Interviews. P/T interviews are usually spread over two evenings and this year, to accommodate the new virtual format, interviews were spread over 4 evenings. After…

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