Kinder Kapers

September 5-8, 2017

Thank You!

Thank you to all those who made it out for Parent Information Night!


If you could not make it, need a refresher or would like to know more about Standards-Based Report Cards, please follow the links below:


Parent Information Night Presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MOPGmTo6vrSKSnpyOfeJUAw-23lwPZPs3oKmcvUVdQY/edit?usp=sharing


Explanation of Standards Based Report Cards:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_dsYoiaFcliqapubOUU0y6lx8AWDp6CGEODl1D-ZDfA/edit?usp=sharing

Get to know our Learning Commons (Library)

Please follow the link below for great information about our library and the check out process for this year.


https://spark.adobe.com/video/DwtfhjUS0tToo

Library Lesson Times

Please see below for your child's library lesson day and time. They will have a mid-week checkout time as well, but that may vary. If Monday is a holiday, the time will be moved to Tuesday.


Eubank- Mondays, 8:45

Spencer- Mondays, 9:15

Dodd- Fridays, 8:45

Killebrew- Fridays, 9:15

Birthday Celebrations

At GES, we want to honor your child's birthday with a birthday pencil from the office and something special from his or her teacher. If you want to send something for the class, please send non-food items such as special pencils, erasers, stickers, glow sticks, etc. Food treats for birthdays will not be allowed.
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iPads

Beginning in September, it is the policy of GES that iPads and chargers will be going home every night and weekend unless parents notify the teacher directly that they do not want the iPad sent home. Please let your child's teacher know ASAP if you DO NOT want your child's iPad to come home nightly. At no point in the year will your child's teacher require him or her to have an iPad at home to complete homework or any other at-home projects. Apps are downloaded at school only; no app store is available at home.

GES Drop Off & Pick Up Reminders

Morning Arrival:

  • Students can be dropped off in the front or back loop as early as 7:15am

  • Parking is NOT available in the front driveway of the school until after 7:45am.

  • Parking is available in the lot behind the school

  • Student drop off is not permitted in the parking lot at any time

Afternoon Dismissal:

  • All students will be escorted to their dismissal locations by a staff member.

  • KidzU and daycare bus riders will be escorted to the cafeteria. Car riders and walkers have set locations outside the building that their teachers will escort them to, as well.

  • 1st-5th students walking to the northern crosswalk (Hall Johnson & Hazy Meadow) will be dismissed from the picnic table area only

  • 1st-5th students walking to the southern crosswalk (Hall Johnson & Hughes) will only be dismissed from the front entrance

  • Pre-K & Kinder students walking home will be dismissed from the front entrance only

  • Student pick up is not permitted in the parking lot at any time. Parents are asked to meet their students and escort them across the back cross walk.


Follow us on Twitter

Check our Twitter feed for pictures and updates as we tell our story throughout the year. Follow your child's teacher below and our school hashtag: #GESshineon.


@GESKillebrew; @GESSpencer; @GESDodd; @GESEubank

Learning to Tie Shoes

If your child has shoes that tie, please work with them at home to learn to tie them. Shoes untie a lot at school because we are moving often. Thank you for helping us promote this level of independence with your child.
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Snack

We will have a brief snack time every afternoon. It is very important that you send your child with a snack DAILY. We have a very early lunchtime and their little tummies need a snack before the end of the school day. Please follow the guidelines below in sending a snack for your child:



  • No nut products for snack (nut products for lunch are fine)
  • Snack needs to be dry and not require any utensils (ex. please no yogurt, applesauce, fruit cup, etc)
  • No candy or soda
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Label Your Items

Please take the time to label ALL of your child's personal items. This will hopefully ensure that all of your things return home to you each day. Please write first and last names, or first initial and last name, on backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets, sweaters, and hats (when weather gets cooler).
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Extra set of clothes

To prepare for a spill or accident, please make sure your child always has a clean set of clothes in a plastic bag within his or her backpack.

Still have lot's of questions?

Check out our websites and the ABC's of Kindergarten document linked below:


Wesbites:

http://www.gcisd-k12.org/domain/1680



ABC's of Kindergarten

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GZ2u30ZJ42EXXW-UbTmbNCW3ZXqR79gjv3sFZAwnpy0/edit