This Week! June 12th – 15th

I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! In math, we are working on perimeter and area, as well as volume for the Grade 5s. Next, we will be learning about probability.
In Language, we are finishing up poetry, and I have been reading some really incredible work so far! Great job everyone!
In Science, we are learning about habitats and human organ systems. We could use some materials and your help would be greatly appreciated! Here are some of the required materials:
  • 2L pop bottles
  • Clay/plasticine
  • Straws
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • String

Events in the next couple of weeks:

June 15th – School BBQ (I hope to see you all there!)
June 20th – Mass and we will begin assembling our Science Projects


Have a great week everyone!

Mrs. Gill


What’s Happening This Week – May 23th-May 26th

Hi everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend!


We are now heading into our poetry unit.


In math, we will start translations and then move into measurement (area and perimeter…volume for Grade 5).


The students will be starting Theme 3 (“Created Sexual: Male and Female”) in Family Life.

In Theme Three we will:
  • explore the idea that we do not have bodies, we are bodies; God created us as body/spirit persons
  • consider the major systems of the body, and learn that the reproductive system has unique characteristics
  • learn about the adult female and male reproductive systems and about human fertility in adult women and men
  • discuss the physical changes of puberty, as well as some of the emotional and social changes
  • Please return the permission forms for Family Life. 

Next week is the Grade 5’s field trip to Carleton University. Forms are being sent home today and will need to be returned as soon as possible.


Have a great week!

Mrs. Gill

What’s Happening This Week? May 8th – 12th

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Two of our students participated in the “Diefenbooker” Run on Saturday and ran an amazing 5km! I am very proud of them and all of their training in the Running Club helped them reach the finish line in record time! 🙂

This week is fairly busy, and we will be finishing up our websites. Students have been working hard on these and they look very professional and are informative about many issues happening in the world.

In math, we are continuing 2D shapes, angles, and geometry.

In science, we are working on Structures in Grade 5 and Gears and Pulleys in Grade 4!

This week:

Monday: Engineering in the Learning Commons

Tuesday: Running club at 12:05 pm and Ultimate Frisbee practice at 8:00 am.

Thursday: Freezies are being sold at recess!

Friday: Grade 6 Bake Sale and Jump Rope for Heart (remember to bring in your pledge forms)


Have a great week!

Mrs. Gill

Jump Rope for Heart!

This is a message from the Jump Team!

Dear Parents,

We are so excited to launch our Jump Rope for Heart event which will take place on Friday, May 5th during the last block of the day! Please read below for any pertinent information you may need concerning the day.

First of all, we will begin at approximately 2:15 with all children outside jumping rope and having fun!

Should there be a need for a rain-day we will suspend the Jump activities and give parent and teachers ample notice to have the event under optimal conditions.

Please send pledge forms and money to school with your child by no later than Friday, May 5 in the morning.

FRIDAY ATTIRE. Children should BRING THEIR OWN ROPE. We have a large number of ropes, however, we doubt there will be enough for everyone to jump at the same time. Gym clothes and Athletic shoes are highly encouraged as well as hats and Sunscreen + Water Bottles are important.


Thank you,


The Jump Rope for Heart Grade 4 Team!

What’s Happening This Week – April 24th-28th

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!

In Language, we are still continuing with our social justice projects. In Math, we are working on angles and moving into triangles and 2D geometry. Work on constructing angles with a protractor. If you still do not have one, you should go and purchase one because you cannot share during an assessment.

Friday – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly (fundraising information will be given)

We also have Double Lunch Day coming up, so please help support The Ottawa Mission next Wednesday, May 3rd! See the information document for details. and next week is CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK! Students will be busy with many events happening around the school and in the community. We will be going to Mass at St. Isidore on Tuesday. A permission form is being sent home and must be returned by Monday, May 1st. 

See the attached Google Doc for more information!


Have a great week!

Mrs. Gill

What’s Happening This Week? April 18th-21st

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend with your families!


In math, we are beginning a unit on Angles and 2D Geometry. We have started talking about different types of lines, the different types of angles and how to measure angles. Practice measuring angles at home and if you do not have a protractor, please go to Dollarama or Walmart and purchase one! We will be using these quite a bit!

This year, the yearbooks will be hardcover and in full colour. They are going to be a great keepsake of the year. Books are on sale until May 8th and they are $20. You can place your order online by following this link.

Order online:
School Code: 15978


A team of Grade 5 students are working very hard to raise funds to help offset costs involved with them traveling to Tennessee to represent St. Gabriel and the Ottawa Catholic School Board in the competition for Destination Imagination. We are very proud of our friends’ successes and would like to see them compete globally.

To help them, please consider ordering a Pizza Kit from Little Ceasars. $5 from every kit will go to the team. There will be prizes awarded to top sellers in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Please share this link!

Please follow the link below to sell the links:

Group ID#: 136257
Fundraiser ID #: 333068
Delivery Date: May 17

Easter Weekend – Updates

Hi everyone!

I hope you all have a fantastic long Easter weekend and spend lots of time with your families!

Under the Language Arts tab, there is a page for our Podcasts! Please check them out!

Grade 4 – If you would like to make a pulley or gear system over the weekend to bring in and show us, I would love to see what you can build!

Next week, we will start Angles in math and Passion Projects in Language!

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