This week at CGS

The Grade 1’s have been learning all about appreciation this month. ‘Appreciation’ is the CGS Character Trait for November. The students have been reading stories, listening, and learning about all the ways we can show someone that we appreciate them and what they do for us. So, who better than to show thanks and appreciation for than our parents!
The Grade 1’s wrote down all the reasons that their families, and especially our parents, are special to them and then placed their writing into their own jar. Everything from making delicious pancakes to warm cuddles and even allowing them to play video games, the Grade 1’s have a lot that they are appreciative of!
They will be taking their jars home at the end of November to share with their families to bring the same warmth and joy that it has brought the students!

Junior Kindergarten


The JK’s listened to the story ‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein. They talked about how generous the tree was and how appreciative the tree and the boy were of each other. Using construction paper, the students traced their hands and arms to create the tree, using a sponge they painted a paper plate with an ‘S’ (also the letter of the week) and added apples to their tree. The JK’s wrote about who or what they appreciate and added the number of hearts that represent their age. Some of the students even asked for half a heart (because they are 4 and a half, of course!)

The CGS Character Trait for December will be ‘Cooperation’.

Early Start

Our Early Start’s continued learning about hibernation, migration and adaptation this weekend.
The students had fun making bear caves and these beautiful white snowy owls which now decorate the Early Start door.

Holiday Outreach Program Reminder

Our Holiday Outreach Program provides parents with a little time for a dinner date or a chance to begin holiday shopping while at the same time helping people in our city who need extra support during the holidays. From 4:00 pm on Friday, December 3rd the children will spend a very festive evening with the CGS team (within their class cohorts) enjoying our Reindeer Games theme. There will be Gingerbread cookie House building, making Rudolph’s, watching the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ movie, dinner, and interacting virtually for a festive dance party.

If you would like your child to participate in this very meaningful project, please notify the office by Friday, November 26th. All participants are kindly asked to donate a gift of one of the items listed below to share their warmth and holiday spirit with families at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Bath robes

All donations should be dropped off prior to this magical event.  Please ensure that you donate NEW items for children and youths. Many Thanks!