Weekly Updates from Gladys Speers

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Gladys Speers Update December 12 – December 16 

Christmas Concert 
We had three amazing performances of our holiday concert this week. I want to thank Ms. Doggart, Ms. Morton and Ms. Penny for their hard work in pulling together the Jinglebell Jukebox as well as Mr. Rajczak for being our sound technician and preparing the students in music class. The students shone in their performance for a very appreciative audience. Thanks also to all of the kindie team for their efforts in preparing a kindergarten performance for parents (Ms. Hoang , Ms. Hubley, Ms. Kowalyk, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Dittrich, Ms. Flanagan Ms. Sulenteh, Ms. Usher). Special Kudos to Ms. Hubley and Ms. McGarvey who made the gym and stage look beautiful. 

Early Dismissal 
Just a reminder that on Friday December 23, 2016, all elementary and secondary schools will dismiss 1 ½ hours early (90 minutes). Gladys Speers school will dismiss at 1:40 p.m. Please be sure to be on time to pick up your child. If your child rides the bus, buses will be loaded at the school at 1:40 and depart shortly after. 

Gift of Hope 
For many years Gladys Speers has supported the Home and School Association’s holiday initiative called the Teachers Gift of Hope. Rather than giving a gift to your child's teacher, families can consider donating money, with no obligation, to one of three charities. Cheques will be collected in classrooms until December 22nd. Donations will be given to the chosen charity "in honour" of your child's teacher. Last year an impressive amount of just over $2060 was donated by Gladys Speers’ families. This campaign is simply a suggestion; there is no obligation to participate. This year we ask that you consider donating to The Fare Share Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton or Safetynet Children and Youth Charities. More information is coming home with students today. Thank you! 

Invitation for Grade Four and Six Parents 
Grade six parents are invited to attend an exhibition that students have put together about people and events that have shaped Canadian Identity. Parents are invited to visit on December 22 at 1:45pm. Grade four parents are invited for a habitat gallery walk so that students can showcase their dioramas on December 22nd from 2:30 – dismissal. 

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful snowy landscape – may be our first White Christmas in a long time!