Our teachers are excited to be incorporating weekly STEM activities into their curriculum in all grade levels. They had their turn being the students during today's inservice. Each group was tasked with a different STEM project to complete. Success (and a lot of fun) was achieved all around!
The Community Fair is in full swing! Come out and experience all the exciting events that are scheduled for the rest of the week. Chili Cook-Off this evening, Car Show tomorrow and lots of free activities on Saturday from 2 -5 pm during Family Day! Be on the look out for Oliver the Owl and head on over to our tent for a delicious fruit smoothy and to participate in the coloring contest. Chick-fil-A gift cards for the winners!
So much FUN!! Praise the Lord for good weather, friendly competition and smiles all around. Thank you, Mrs. Saunders, for all your hard work planning this day and to all the parents and grandparents that came out to help and cheer!!
After spending time with us today, one parent shared with us her reflection from the day, "I want to let you know how happy Josh and I are with GCS and how much we love the community of children and teachers there. Parents told me it was a special place at the beginning of the school year and every time I’m there I see more and more why. There are so many things we love; the message of God’s love and reminders of living the way we’re taught in the Bible, praying for one another every day, the kids being all together mixed grades, and what I noticed today, respect and kindness from the older students, especially, is a testament of how GCS has helped shape their character. Knowing the kind of environment AJ is in when he is away from home brings me peace."
A wonderful time was had by all as we welcomed grandparents (and a number of 'grandfriends') to school this morning. Chapel time was lead by the 5th and 6th grade class. The students then escorted their guests to the gym where they had a great time with games and special activities. The grandparents of the 6th grade class were treated to a delicious lunch with their grandchildren in the Coffee House.
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The 2017 Spring Auction was a huge success! Over $29,500 was raised thanks to all of you!!
The rain/sleet/snow held off and the crowds showed up. Both the live and silent auctions were exciting and spirited, with competitive bidding. It was fun to witness the anticipation and excitement as items were bid up and up and up!!
The kids, also, were having a wonderful time all around. Mr. C's Science Show was lots of fun with interactive experiments and fire! Face painting, kids' table shopping, the game tent and moon bounce kept the children happy for hours.
The kitchen and bake sale table had a steady stream of customers buying the delicious food that so many of you took the time to prepare. (Hopefully you treated yourself to one of our famous sticky buns!)
Thank you PTF Auction Team, teachers and parents for the many hours and dollars you gave to make this day successful well beyond expectation! Thank you Penn Valley Church and attendees for your generosity and support.
6th and 5th grade had an opportunity to serve the Lord today. They eagerly jumped in to help spread wood chips to fill in the holes in the playground. They did a great job! A special thank you to Brock and Grace's grandfather, Fred Michaelis for providing the mulch!
Each Wednesday morning our students gather together to worship and learn from God's word.
Today, Mrs. Hewett read to the children about missionary Cameron Townsend. Mr. Townsend's ministry started when he moved to Guatemala in 1917. He quickly realized that many of the native villagers could not read or understand the Spanish Bibles that were available. This began his quest to translate the Bible into the native languages of the Central American people. in 1942 he founded the Wycliff Bible Translators who have help to translate all or part of the Bible into 2,800 different languages and dialects.
On Monday, our 2nd grade class braved the blustery cold to walk to the Telford Police Station. They wanted to let the police officers know how thankful we all are to have them protecting and watching over our community. The children were treated with a tour of the station and were each given a turn to sit in one of the police cruisers. They were even allowed to push the buttons and flip the switches to make the lights flash and the sirens roar!! Thank you, Mrs. Lynch, for making the cookies!