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...
As part of a collaborative project with a Grade 2 class in Dallas, Texas, Grade 2B planted tulips last Fall to track the arrival of Spring! The last week of April the tulips finally bloomed, which means Spring has finally arrived!
On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Gretna Green students and staff spent their recess walking around the gym in support of the Miramichi Youth House. Many students and staff donated a Toonie to help support the Youth House. The Miramichi Youth House had a draw for 2 Webkinz for Gretna Green students. Winners were Paige Trevors and Tanner Dunn.
On Wednesday April 29, 2009 Gretna Green held its' annual Oratory contest for grades 3-5 students. Every year the Douglastown Lions Club sponsor this contest for Gretna Green students. Four memebers of the Lion's Club are judges and they also provide cash prizes and trophies for the top finalist.
This year's top three finalists were: First Place -Jayden Jones, Second Place- Lexie Peterson and third place - Sam Boulay.
The Gretna Green Floor Hockey Team had another great season. Coached
by Mr. Ryan and Mr. Wood the team made their way to the final game
against St. Andrew's. There were 4 teams in the league this year;
Gretna Green. Croft, St. Andrew's and Harkins Elementary. All four
teams played Home and Away games against each other. Gretna Green met
Croft in semi-final action. The game ended in a tie which resulted in
a shoot out to determine the winner. Gretna Green won and advance to
the final game against St. Andrews. Unfortunately, St. Andrew's were
After completing a book study on Charlotte's Web, Grade 3 Frost presented a Wax Museum for Gretna Green students to see. The class chose several of the most important scenes in the books, designed a background and dressed in character. When students came to view the museum, narrators from Grade 3 described the scene.