Paws for Books Scholastic Book Fair

Paws for Books Scholastic Book Fair

The Elementary Book Fair, Paws for Books, is almost here! March 12th-16th in the Elementary Library. Come support our school while getting some incredible new books! The Fair will be open 7:50 am-3:15 pm MondayThursday and from 7:50 am-10:30 am Friday. Come anytime and shop with your student to fill up your home library! If you can’t make it in person, no worries! Our online fair (free shipping and still supports our school) will be open from March 4th-17th!

The online fair is open to the entire school! We have tons of great new books for middle/high school and even adults! 

Find our fair at:  https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=gastonchrsch

Mad Science Workshop

Mad Science Workshop

The fifth-grade classes recently participated in Mad Science workshops. Activities included hands-on learning experiences with rigorous math and science content.

Mad Science Workshop
PinkOut 2018 shirt sale is Feb. 19 – March 12.

PinkOut 2018 shirt sale is Feb. 19 – March 12.

Gaston Christian Pink Out night (April 13) concludes a week-long fund-raiser where the proceeds from t-shirts, bake sale, concession, and admissions at games, etc. raise our annual donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Order your PinkOut 2018 Sold under partnership with epluno.

Order your PInkOut 2018 shirts from link to support this year’s donation. PinkOut shirt sale is Feb. 19 – March 12.

Thank you and God bless.

  • Youth Short Sleeve - click to order

Personalize your yearbook

Personalize your yearbook

Jostens has some fun new ways to personalize your student’s yearbook this year! In additional to traditional name personalization, they added monograms & crests as well. The deadline to personalize your student’s yearbook and add any extras is Friday, February 23rd.
Here is the direct ordering link:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01015999

Presenting ‘The Park Bench’

Presenting ‘The Park Bench’

Featuring the writing and directing of GCS’s Honors Drama class, The Park Bench is a series of comedic and dramatic vignettes that explore topics from love to lose and cross eras from the Civil War to the future. Running time approx. 1 hour. Tickets $5 at door ONLY.

Harris Teeter VIC card

Harris Teeter VIC card

February Sweepstakes

Purchase 1 item from each Harris Teeter brand for your chance to win $100 for you and $100 for your school in the Together in Education Link. Shop. Win. Sweepstakes.

Harris Teeter brands include Harris Teeter, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Traders, and Harris Teeter Farmers Market.

10 prizes will be awarded. Sweepstakes open from 1/31/18 – 2/27/18.  All linked VIC cards prior to 2/27/18 eligible.

Gaston Christian School number for Harris Teeter is 2500.

Click here to link your VIC card to Gaston Christian School 

 

Double Earnings!

Earn twice as much for your school on the purchase of any Harris Teeter brand pasta and pasta sauce between February 1 – February 28.

Your VIC card must be linked to a Together in Education code for your school to earn.

Attention Schools: This bonus will show in your Together in Education earnings and paid out with your regular earnings. 

Mock Trial crushed regionals

Mock Trial crushed regionals

What a successful weekend for both GCHS Mock Trial teams!  Both groups earned the title of Regional Champion (White Team in Gastonia; Red Team in Asheville) and will advance to the State Competition in Raleigh March 9-10.
GCS came away with multiple “Best” awards:
White Team:
Round 1:  Best Attorney–Samuel Ellington
Round 2:  Best Witness–Anna Pratt; Best Attorney–Mary Claire Long
Final Round:  Best Witness–Jackson Lee; Best Attorney–Maggie Lee
Red Team:
Round 1:  Best Attorney–Jacqueline Purtell
Round 2:  Best Witness–Shane McNiff; Best Attorney–Daniel Nivens
Final Round:  Best Witness–Gavi Taylor; Best Attorney–Daniel Nivens
Both teams are under the coaching leadership of Mrs. Christa Pratt.
Congratulations!
2018 Mock Trial Dress Rehearsal (NC Regionals)
Letter from School Nurse

Letter from School Nurse

February 2, 2018

Dear GCS Family,

As most of you are aware, we were seeing students with signs and symptoms of the flu here at school. We also have had students with confirmed flu diagnoses. In order to prevent the spread of flu and other illnesses, I am asking that you do the following:

  • I would ask that you review the CDC information regarding the flu (www.flu.gov). In addition, I would remind you that any student who has signs and symptoms of the flu should stay home. This includes fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea, especially children.
  • If your child complains of feeling unwell, please consider keeping them home until you are sure they are okay.
  • Please keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever or signs of illness, without using fever-reducing medications. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

Please join us in making this a cooperative effort to avoid the spread of sickness. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Sincerely,

Gaston Christian School Nurse