10/14 Update

Last Friday, we had our first grade level chapel. All third and fourth graders gather in the commons to sing and worship together. It is such a special time! This week, Professor Sandra Vroon from Calvin will be joining us to introduce Calvin Book Clubs to our students. The fourth grade classes at GRCES partner with Calvin to provide experience for students in the education program. The fourth graders are mixed up and placed in a group with a Calvin student. The Calvin student spends time creating engaging lessons around a novel. Every Monday and Wednesday, the fourth graders will get together with their group and enjoy reading and learning together, as the Calvin students gain valuable teaching experience. It is a win win situation!
Here’s what you should know this week.
Homework: The homework for this week can be found here. The parent password is Foot Frolic Frenzy. Thanks for encouraging your child to complete the homework well!

Hiking through the National Parks: The 4th graders have read over 600 books for HIKING THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARKS! To celebrate reaching this goal, we will have a Sports Day on Wednesday, October 16.  This means students may choose to wear sports hats, uniforms, jerseys, their Christian Eagles shirt, dance gear (Ballet) or Taekwondo uniforms. This will be a fun day! Students have until Friday, October 18 to complete this requirement. If they do not complete the 10 book requirement by Friday, the will have to stay inside for the first recess each day until they have completed it.

Pre-Conference Form: Last week, I sent out a pre-conference form. Thanks to those of you that have already filled it out! It should not take more than a few minutes, but will ensure that we can use our short time together to discuss what is the most important. If you have not filled it out, please do so by the end of this week. The form can be found here.
Foot Frolic Frenzy: The new turn in date for FFF envelopes/money is Monday, October 28. Students should hang on to their envelopes until then. They’ve got an extra week to collect pledges! Also, students should turn in their envelopes even if they’re empty (for instance if all their pledges are online). It’s helpful for the committee to have the envelopes no matter what. No matter the size of the donations, we would love for every student to participate! Our class will be running from 11:30-12:00 on Friday. We would love to see you there!
Upcoming Dates:
10/16 Box Top Collection Day
10/18 Foot Frolic Frenzy
10/22 and 10/23 Picture Retake Day
10/22, 10/29, 10/31: Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/23 ½ Day of School (12:10 dismissal)
10/24-25 No School – GRCES Staff Development
10/29 Scholastic Book Orders Due (Click here to order online using our class code, QB6P9)
12/16 Christmas Program

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