Scholastic Book Orders

Today students are bringing home Scholastic Book Orders for the month of November. Orders will be submitted November 23rd.

For the month December books will be ordered by the 13th. If you wish to order books as a Christmas gift, and keep them as a surprise, please simply contact our Librarian- Mrs. Marshall by email at smarshall@psd70.ab.ca and she can coordinate that with you.

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Happy Fall Break

Wishing students a super duper, awesome, wonderful Fall Break!

Please take time to rest, relax and recharge!

Also, if students have any spare time, they are asked to:

1.practice their new spelling words. Everyone should have brought home their Word Study duotang. The spelling test will be Wednesday, November 15th.

2.practice multiplication facts (either one by one digit, two by one, three by one, or two by two)

Some interactive math games: http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-gameshttps://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html or prodigy is programmed for students to practice multiplication there.

3.continue to participate in our Home Reading Program. Before Christmas, we will enjoy a movie and popcorn afternoon for students who have handed in two reading sheets since the start of the school year.

Smudging

F.Y.I.- Our GCMS Wellness Class students (grades 7-9) will have the opportunity to participate in smudging on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Smudging is a part of the First Nation culture and is a respected traditional teaching.  It is a natural way to help us to be mindful to the present moment and to honor our personal experiences.  The medicine for the smudge will be sage, a natural herb gathered on the prairies which is often used by our First Nation people in ceremony; the smudging will be taking place in the school during the afternoon.  Parkland School Division has a smudging protocol (AP 162) which allows for smudging in our schools.  

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