May 13, 2022
Message from the Principal
Dear Gator families,
I can’t believe we have reached the last installment of our newsletter for the 2021-22 school year. My heart is sad yet excited! It has been a crazy three years and we all need to honor the journey we have been through. The challenges we faced, flexibility we practiced and perseverance we displayed are all traits that come to mind. I am so proud of our students, families and staff. Our students were the shining stars. They have been patient, helpful and tenacious. Families, you have been supporters for your children and teachers. We appreciate your partnership! Thank you! Our staff have continued to make changes, helped to fill gaps of learning loss from our time out of school, and focused on the emotional, social and academic needs of our students. I am a proud principal of the hard work of our students, families and staff. Thank you!
See below for the events that will occur next week! Please make note of the fundraiser on Tuesday for the Prater Willi Syndrome. We are dressing up WACKY and/or wearing a hat this day with a goal to raise some money for further research of Prater Willi Syndrome that impacts one of our own fourth grade students! Thank you for your support. Please remember to lather on the sun block and send a bottle of water for Field Day which is on Wednesday. Finally, our 4th Grade Clap Out celebration details have been sent to all parents via the fourth-grade teachers.
As we approach this final week, we could use your help.
1) All rental iPADS will be picked up starting today through next Thursday. Please make sure to follow the email from district that explains the guidelines.
2) Please keep giving the pep talk about staying focused for these final five days of school. We have ongoing learning as well as many fun events next week that will deviate from our normal schedule which can be difficult for some students to transition and navigate. Please use the list below as well as the communication from your child’s teacher to prep your child on the activities for the week. Please keep those normal bedtimes for everyone’s sake.
Once school is over, we will send out one more notice to families about the 2022-23 school year. As we have done the past few years, we will have open touring hours in late July for families to walk the building. After school starts, we will have Meet the Teacher night for families. All the dates will be shared prior to office closing for the summer. Below are some dates that we know!
· The last day for our office to be open will be Monday, June 6.
· The office will re-open on Tuesday, July 19.
· Teachers will arrive in the building starting Monday, August 1.
· Our first student day for the 2022-23 school year will be Wednesday, August 3.
· Our PTO will have and End of Summer Social on the playground Friday, August 5.
Thank you for your continued support of your local school. We appreciate your trust in our expertise as educators and value your partnership as we come along side you in the education of your children.
Have a blessed summer,
May 16- Bongo Boys presents
May 17- Wacky Day or Hat Day for Prater Willi Syndrome
May 18- Field Day
May 20- Last student day
Student Council Spirit Day - Tuesday, May 17
Student Council will be sponsoring the final spirit day of the school year on Tuesday, May 17. The theme of the spirit day is Hat Day or Wacky Day. Students can wear a hat or dress in a wacky way. Students are encouraged donate $1.00 to support the Foundation for Prader Willi Research.
Field Day - Wednesday, May 18
Field Day is a fun-filled day of outdoor games, relays and Kona Ice! Please send your students dressed for outdoor games: gym shoes, appropriate clothing, hats and pre-applied sunscreen if needed.
- 8:05-9:05am 2nd Grade
- 9:20-10:20am 1st Grade & Kindergarten
- 10:35-11:35am 4th Grade
- 12:30-1:30pm 3rd grade
Students will receive a Kona Ice Treat provided by our PTO. Ingredients are listed in the attachment below. You may opt out or choose plain shaved ice by clicking here. This needs to be completed by May 17.
iPad Rental Return Instructions
Rented iPads will be collected in the classrooms. If you're renting an iPad this year, please refer to the attached instructions for preparing the iPad before collection.
Rental iPad Collection schedule:
KG -Friday, May, 13
1st – Monday, May, 16
2nd – Tuesday, May, 17
3rd –Wednesday, May, 18
4th – Thursday, May, 19
If your child is absent during collection, iPads can be returned to the Administration Building at 13485 Cumberland Rd. Monday - Friday between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.
GES and HEPL Summer Library Programs
The Hamilton East Public Library has a fun summer reading program for your family. Use this link to enroll and participate.
Join the HEPL community of readers by enrolling in the Oceans of Possibilities 2022 Summer Reading Program! Read and keep an online log during June and July to participate.
GES Summer Library Hours
Come to you school library for great summer reading. The library will be open from 10:00 to noon on the following dates:
Are You Moving?
If your student will not be returning to Geist Elementary due to the fact that you are moving out of the GES boundaries or are transferring to a non-HSE school and have not yet notified our office, please email Ellen Roberson email@example.com.
Cafeteria News - Lunch Accounts
Mrs. Barnes will run a report towards end of year regarding lunch account balances. You may check your child's balance on Skyward. If your student has a negative account balance please add funds through the efunds website or by sending in a check/cash. At this time it looks like the meals will not be free for all students next year. If you are interested in the free or reduced lunch program please fill out the form on Skyward.
Sign Up for the FYAP Summer Meals Program
It is time to register for the Fishers Youth Assistance Summer Meals Program. This program will provide grocery items for breakfast and lunch for five days during the weeks of May 31st through July 19th. We are pleased to announce that our program is moving to its new and permanent site at 8766 E 96th St, Fishers, IN 46037 (Old Mash building). Weekly pick up day is currently unknown due to difficulties with scheduled food delivery. We will notify registrants as soon as we know this information. To be part of this program you must sign up by May 15th 2022. The program will be limited, so please register early. Click here to sign up for the program.
REMINDER FROM YOUR NURSES AT GES
If you have scheduled medication, Epi Pens, or inhalers in the clinic for child, please remember to let the nurse know how you would like it transported home on the last day of school. Thank you!
Recognizing All Valuable Employees
Do you know an employee who makes HSE Schools a better place for others? Do you know someone who exemplifies the Mission of HSE Schools? Have you observed an employee who goes above and beyond their job responsibilities/duties to make a difference?
These individuals deserve a 5-star “RAVE Review!”
The goal of the RAVE (Recognizing All Valuable Employees) Review is to identify and honor those, in their contributions and service to HSE Schools, exemplify our mission. Click here to submit a nomination.
PTO Needs Your Help!
As families have moved on from GES, we have had some important committee roles to fill on the PTO in the coming school year.
The GES PTO welcomes everyone from staff, parents and caregivers to grandparents, aunts and uncles. Whether you can help once a week or once a month, we need your help to be able to continue to do what we do for the GES staff and students. Please visit the PTO website to learn more about the positions that we need to fill before the end of the school year.
GES Cafe Cashier/Monitor Position Open
Looking for a fun and flexible career? Join the HSE Food and Nutrition Department. We're hiring full-time and part-time positions with competitive pay and benefit options. No experience necessary.
Geist Elementary has a Cashier/Monitor Position available! Hours are 10-2 each school day.
This is an opportunity to make a difference in the community by working in the public schools. The HSE Food and Nutrition Department promotes a family-like work environment. You can work a schedule that fits with your child's school hours. No evenings or weekends ! Want to to learn more? Contact June Barnes, GES Cafe Manager at 317-915-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mudsock Youth Athletics Updates
Boys Volleyball is BACK this Spring:
Due to interest, Mudsock Youth Volleyball will be running sessions for 3rd - 8th graders from April 22nd - May 15th on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Participants can register NOW at myathletics.com. Parents/guardians, thank you for letting us know if you'd like to coach on the online form. Learn everything you need to know, including the format here. We’ll see you on the courts soon! Questions? Email email@example.com.
Knights Travel Cheerleading Tryouts:
Calling all incoming 5th and 6th graders! Do you want to stunt, flip, jump, and cheer for the Knights Travel Football Team? Attend the callout meeting on April 25th for all the details. The Knights Cheerleading 2022 season tryouts will be held Sunday, May 15th, from 4:30-7 p.m. at DeVeau’s Gymnastics. Find information and registration details here.
Fall Sport Registration Opens May 1st:
Mark your calendars! Open registration for football, cheerleading, soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, co-ed field hockey, fall baseball and softball will take place on May 1 – May 31st at myathletics.com. Find fall season information from our leagues here.