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Terry Spirit

September 21, 2018

We are ramping up for our 20th Annual Terry Fox Walk on Oct 5. Please mark your calendars and join us if you can. It is a wonderful CGS family event and a lovely way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend. (Please note Early Start children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver on…

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A New Look for Our Classrooms

September 21, 2018

A huge thank you to the CGS PA and the CGS Foundation for funding the new Natural Pod furniture in the Grade 1 and 2/3 classrooms.The desire to bring our classrooms more inline with the current naturalized and communal learning aesthetic has been on the top of our wishlist for a few years. The PA…

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Phonics & Fun Facts for JK

September 21, 2018

Monday mornings in JK are always a busy start to the week. After our morning circle we are off to the races in the phonics department. We are learning two sounds per week and will have introduced our second vowel (e) by the end of week three! Mr.Muncher is our resident sound collector and enjoys…

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Ange’s Book Nook and the DRA

September 21, 2018

It has been a very busy start to the school year in Ange’s Book Nook. Getting to know all of the eager readers and pre-readers from JK-Gr.4 has been wonderful. This month, I’ve been sitting down with each student to assess where their reading level is at using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). The DRA…

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Introducing Anah and Clare in Early Start!

September 21, 2018

Hello! Bonjour! My name is Anah and I am a bilingual Early Childhood Educator from Montreal, QC. I have received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Child Studies and Development from Concordia University and have specialized in Children with Exceptionalities. Since 2014, I have been working as a volunteer and educator in an inclusive setting. I…

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Early Start Gets Help from the Grade 4’s

September 21, 2018

This week the Early Start class enjoyed baking apple crisp with the Grade 4 class. The Grade 4 students were wonderful helpers. They read the ingredients and helped the little ones measure everything. The Early Starts did all the heavy lifting though! They were in charge of pouring and mixing all the ingredients. It was…

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From Student to Teacher at CGS

September 21, 2018

Hello! My name is Sarah Morris and 20 years ago I was a student at CGS. I could not be more thrilled to be the first CGS student to become part of the CGS staff. I’ve spent the last six years studying in Nova Scotia and have a degree in Sociology from Acadia University and…

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Principal’s Message ~ September 2018

September 20, 2018

After a life-altering back injury took me away from my regular day-to-day life for a full year, I came across this Eleanor Roosevelt quote that resonated with me. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I’ve…

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The 2018/19 PA is Underway

September 14, 2018

The Parent Association is already busy planning the year ahead! Thank you to everyone who came out to the first meeting of the year on Wednesday. The new evening meeting time of 5-6pm was a success. Three long term CGS mums were able to attend a PA meeting for the first time! All parents are…

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