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Baking For Terry

Oct 4, 2019

Sara A, our inspired and tireless Terry Fox leader, cried her best ‘happy tears’ this week. There has been so much Terry Spirit in the school and the children have been fundraising with exceptional commitment. There have been some amazing examples of ‘above and beyond the call of duty’. One of our littlest students held…

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Starry Night with a Twist

Oct 4, 2019

The Grade 2/3 class learned all about Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry night this month and then made their own versions with a twist. We learned about the word “impasto”, a style of painting in texture strokes creating the illusion of movement in our nocturnal sky. They mixed this up with a skyline of buildings reminiscent…

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Our Olive Branch Playground

Oct 4, 2019

We received a beautiful email from Deborah McCracken-Nangerke with some wonderful news this week. Deborah is the founder of the Olive Branch for Children in Tanzania. The CGS Principal’s Club funded playground and garden is complete! Principal’s Club has only supported the Olive Branch for one year and already so much has been accomplished. The pictures…

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Friendship in the Playground

Oct 4, 2019

What beautiful pictures. Thank you to Don for capturing these precious moments in the playground with some of the JK’s this week. The children are having such fun together!    

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Grades 1-3 On the Ice

Oct 4, 2019

CGS students have taken to the ice for another season! The Grades 1-3 skating lessons with Performance Skating at Forest Hill Arena have been taking place over the past two weeks. Each year, CGS students take part in eight lessons in the first term. Each child is assigned a group based on their skating experience so…

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Foundation Wish List Delivery

Oct 4, 2019

The Grade 1’s were thrilled to receive their new classroom games and activities, compliments of the CGS Foundation. Our yearly Foundation Wish List budget of $500 (to refresh our classroom materials) is always welcome and so exciting for the children. We did some online shopping together to get ideas. Everyone voted and now we have…

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Pandemonium

Oct 4, 2019

The first month of school went by so well for our little artists! At the beginning of the school year the JK & SK’s were inspired by Chu the Panda from the book, “Chu’s First Day of School.” In the story, Chu the Panda was worried about going to school because he didn’t know anyone.…

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Early Start in the Kitchen

Oct 4, 2019

On Wednesday, the Early Start friends got to make a wonderful Fall treat…pumpkin muffins! In small groups, we talked about each ingredient needed, and everyone had a chance to add something and stir up the batter. Everyone used their patience and listening skills well, and many Early Starts showed enthusiasm for helping and watching. When…

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Who’s Packing Your Parachute?

Sep 27, 2019

Each year when we prepare our school calendar, we are always mindful of which times of the academic year are most appropriate for focusing on the various Character Traits that make up our Character Education Program. This year when deciding on when to focus on teamwork, there was no question that September was the best…

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