Pancakes for The Olive Branch

Feb 15, 2019

The Pancake Breakfast is always huge and this year’s event was no exception. A record 174 CGS’ers came out to support The Principal’s Club and raise funds for The Olive Branch for Children. It is a sticky, noisy, full-hearted, fun morning; thank you for joining in the Valentine spirit and sharing it with us. Thank…

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The Paper Bag Princess

Feb 15, 2019

Prince Ronald and a full cast of Robert Munsch characters made an appearance at CGS this week. The JK-Grade 4 classes were treated to an amazing production of The Paper Bag Princess by the To Be Determined Theatre Company. Thank you to the PA for sponsoring this theatrical event for the children. It was fantastic!…

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A Beautiful Musical Guest

Feb 15, 2019

The Grade 1 class was fortunate enough to have a very special guest visit our room this week. Max’s Mom Hong arranged for her friend Dora to put on a musical performance in honour of Chinese New Year. Dora had a variety of Chinese flutes to play including the bamboo flute, hulusi and ocarina. The…

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Monet’s Lilies for The Gala

Feb 15, 2019

I hope everyone is excited about the CGS Gala coming up on April 27! The children are already hard at work creating AMAZING art work with Carrie to be auctioned off at the Gala to raise funds for our stage makeover. The JK and SK classes are each working on a lovely canvas in the…

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STEM Aliens in SK

Feb 15, 2019

The SK’s absolutely love their STEM days. This week, the challenge was to build an alien animal. There were a few requirements for the STEM teams to fulfill (see below) but after that, they could let their imaginations run wild! 

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Hockey Day in Canada

Feb 8, 2019

The CGS Hockey Day teams were posted on Monday this week. By the time the tournament rolled around on Wednesday afternoon, the players were extremely excited to get on the ‘ice’. Everyone at school was sporting their hockey jerseys and this really added to the occasion. This year we had five teams – the Leafs, Canadiens,…

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Mythical Mix-Up

Feb 8, 2019

This week in Grade 4 Michelle gave us a fun assignment to mix two animals together. The dragon is a symbol of Chinese New Year and looks a bit like a lizard or a snake. The Grade 4’s each made their own mythical creature. We wrote all about the creatures we mixed together and gave…

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The Story of Nian

Feb 8, 2019

We were very lucky at CGS this past week to have four CGS mommies come in to speak about Chinese New Year! It is so lovely when parents come to speak about their traditions at home; thank you to Amanda, Julie, Irene and Jenny for taking time to speak to the children. The SK’s and…

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A Cabin in the Woods

Feb 8, 2019

This past month, the children from JK to Grade 4 have been busy working on canvases to create their own winter cabin scenes. We learned all about “landscapes” and how to identify the foreground, middle-ground, background and horizon line in a picture. We also further explored the element of “texture” when creating the logs for…

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