Weekly Communicator
Upcoming Dates & Important Info
  • Photo Retake Day is Thurs Oct 29 - Official Uniform is required for retakes - please bring back the original proofs in order to indicate what you would like changed for the retake
  • The deadline is coming up to order school photos from Lifetouch - click here for a promotional code
  • Visit here for Unified Classroom parent tutorials
Elementary Updates
Elementary Office

  • Phys Ed Shoes - Just a reminder that all students in Grades 1 to 5 require a pair of indoor running shoes with non-marking soles for Phys Ed classes. These are in addition to the black in-school uniform shoes and outdoor footwear. Indoor classroom shoes cannot be used as Phys Ed shoes in order to protect the gym floor. Thank you for understanding!
  • Gr 4 & 5 Parents - Please ensure that your child has a back up mask in their backpack, in case one should be lost or spoiled.
  • Labelling Clothing - Please ensure that you have labelled your child(ren)'s winter coat, snow pants, hats, mitts, gloves, scarves, boots, etc., as this helps with the lost items or those items left outside or on the hallway floors. Thank you!
Junior High Updates
Junior High Office

  • Spring Production Announcement - The drama team is excited to announce that we will be putting on a Grade 9 only play for the spring. We will be holding a meeting to see interest in November and practices will commence in December. The play title is TBD based on numbers and interest. 
  • Reporting & Supporting Student Absences in Jr High - Parents, please remember to notify the school through the “Report an Absence” tab on the GCA Parent Website home page (pswd ParentSite). This saves us many many phone calls during this time.
  • Christmas Fundraising - Jr High students are holding a Christmas fundraiser to raise funds for their Camp Homewood and Mexico trips. Beautiful Christmas greens and baskets are available. You can order through a Grade 7, 8 or 9 student or through the Junior High office. The order deadline is November 13, 2020.
  • Next Week's Cafeteria Students - Gr 6 and 7 students will eat in the cafeteria October 26-30. The Junior High cafeteria schedule can be viewed here.
GCA Community News
New Student Admissions 2021-22
For all those interested in submitting an application for a new student for the 2021-22 school year in JK, Kindergarten, or any other grade, the GCA Application is available online. Payment for the application can be made during the application process, at either office with cash, cheque or debit, or by requesting a one-time pre-authorized payment form. An enrollment specific account will need to be created in order to submit an application as this is different from the PowerSchool account for current students. Please contact Heidy Aviles at h.aviles@gcaschool.com 
with any questions.

Staff Parking Stalls
Many of our Elementary Staff start their shifts later in the day, and those in our Out of School Care ABC Program need to park in their parking spot for 3 pm...so please do not park in any staff parking spots marked with a sign until after 3:30 pm. Thank you for your help with this!
We hope you've had a restful two days off, and that you have a lovely weekend.

The GCA Team