On Wednesday September 23, the grade five students of Gretna Green Elementary assisted MP Tilly O’Neill-Gordon in planting a maple tree in recognition of National Maple Leaf Day on September 23rd. The maple tree was donated by Mr. Jean Guy Comeau
and will be enjoyed by the Gretna Green learning community for many years to come. Bravo Gretna Green!
On Thursday, September 17, the staff at Gretna Green will be hosting a "Welcome Back to School Celebration". The evening will kick off with a spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria for our families, cooked and served by Gretna Green teachers. There will be two seatings for dinner, one at 5:30 and one at 6:00. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00 a family. After the dinner there will be a presentation in the gym by Mrs.
Mr. Richardson, our guidance counsellor, worked with a small group of
students to create a photo story giving student tips on making
friends. Be a Friend to Make a Friend is a slogan that Gretna
Green students try to play by. This photostory reminds students of
things they can do to help make friends.
On Friday May 29, 2009, with the help of our Student Council, the Circus came to Grenta Green. It was called a Circus of Conventions because, as a school, we were focusing on the Writing Trait of Conventions. Staff and students came to the gym on Friday afternoon, listened to one writing piece from each grade level and then particpated in fun circus activites. The afternoon ended with draws for free tickets to the circus that is coming to the Civic Center on June 5! A fun time was had by all!
This has been a very busy week for the Gretna Green Drama club. They presented their play, "Robin Hood and the King's Bling" for 3 different audiences this week. On Tuesday, May 26, they performed a dress rehersal in front of their friends and classmates at Gretna Green. On Wednesday, May 27, they attended the District #16 Drama Festival at MVHS where they presented their play to ajudicators and other schools. Finally, they presented their play for the last time on Thursday evening, May 28th at Gretna Green for families and friends. Many thanks to Mrs. Frost and Mrs.
On Tuesday, May 19th, Mrs. Frost's Grade 3 went Geocaching with Dr. Bob, Mr. Savoy and Mrs. O'Neill-MacDonnell. We used the GPS to help us find the geocaches. They were hidden in bushes, and between rocks and by the fences. When we found them there were slips of paper in them. You would pick one out and put it in your bag. When we found them all, there was a special one. We found them for Fairy Tales. On each piece there was something you need to write a fairy tale. There were two characters, a beginning, an ending and a setting. Now we are working on them in class.
On May 12th, the staff of Gretna Green each donated $5.00 to participate in National Denim Day to support the CURE Foundation for Breast Cancer. By donating $5.00 to the foundation, staff were allowed to wear denim and pink to work. After school all staff members participated in a Pink Party in which we learned important facts about Breast Cancer, ate pink treats and drank pink lemonade. Many thanks to Mrs. Morehouse for organizing this worthwhile events.
The Home and School Spell-A-Thon was huge success! Thank you to all our parents and school community for your support. The prize assembly was held Wednesday May 13, 2009. Prizes were given out to the top three sellers, they were: Arun Sharma - Top Seller; Hilary Doran - 2nd Place and Sam Boulay 3rd place. The class which brought in the most money won a pizza party. The winning class was Mrs.
Space:The final frontier,might very well be conquered by...Tomatoes?!? Kennedy space center,located in Florida,thinks so. By initiating project "TomatoSphere", 5G and hundreds of other classes are able to lend a hand by planting tomatoes.
How does this help? Well to fully explain, you have to go back to the start...