Week of February 11, 2024
A Message from the Principal
Hello Cougar Families!!!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Superbowl weekend!! The Spring showers have started early which is good for our hot and dry Texas summers. This week we celebrated Mrs. Spears, GH counselor, for all the time she dedicates with our Cougars. She has the gift of working with and talking to them as they navigate their youth and concerns. Thank you to Mrs. Spears for your commitment to Geneva Heights.
This month Mrs. Spears and Ms. Walk are leading our Black History Month celebration on campus. They are sharing inspirational videos and highlighting the accomplishments of our African American community. We have a program scheduled at the end of the month to close out the celebration.
This week there is a meeting at JL Long for incoming 6th grade families. They will be going over Choice sheets and answering any questions y'all may have regarding middle school. Please see the flyer for more details. Please enjoy your Sunday and thank you for your support!!
Your Proud Principal of Geneva Heights Elementary,
Israel Verver, Jr.
This week at Geneva Heights...
2/14 Wednesday: Valentine's Day. Students are allowed to have Valentine themed clothing and classroom parties from 2:40-3:10PM. Foods items & treats may be delivered (no later than 2PM) to the front office and *must* clearly indicate the teacher's name. Home room teachers will be providing more details per their individual class needs. Only room parent's or their proxy will be allowed to help in the classrooms.
2/16 Friday: Spirit Shirt Day! Students can wear uniforms or GH spirit, Feeder pattern, or College shirts with uniform bottoms (Shorts/Skirt must be at least finger-tip length) *no donation required.*
2/19 Monday: President's Day. No School for Students.
3/7 Thursday: Kinder Round Up will be held on campus, at 6PM. Please make sure to spread the word to friends and family who are looking for a school to enroll their PK3-Kinder in, for the 2024-25 school year.
3/8 Friday: Grandfriends Day will be held in the morning, on campus. More details are coming. Save the date!
3/28 Thursday: Career Day. Please use the link (https://forms.gle/ZreoLvvqF1fK4biG7) or the QR code in the flyer below to volunteer. All volunteers must have current Voly registrations. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Spears. Voly link below.
Sign Up and become a DISD Volunteer @ https://dallasisd.voly.org
The Dallas ISD Voly System ensures all our volunteers know the safety guidelines of helping in our schools and includes background checks. All volunteers must complete this process yearly.
Lunchroom Volunteers NEEDED,
The first step is to complete the DISD volunteer process @ https://Dallasisd.voly.org. Second, please choose the lunchroom opportunity that works best for you. You may choose a 30-minute lunch period or choose to help with all the lunch periods. Finally, once you arrive at the school present your photo ID to Mrs. Rios and you’ll be off to help make the students’ lunch time efficient and enjoyable. Your support is always greatly appreciated.
Get to know our Cougars!
Counselor's Corner with Ms. Spears
This link provides more information about how the district and the city of Dallas is celebrating Black History Month. https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/73838
There are some additional attachments for Random Acts of Kindness and No One Eats Alone Day.
Free kindness resources: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-at-home
No One Eats Alone
Choice Sheet Meeting for our 5th Grade Students going to J.L. Long
Friday, February 16
GH fifth graders will visit J. L. Long Middle School for a tour and brief presentation. Students will be picked up and returned to GH, by bus.
A BIG Thanks!
Teacher and Staff Snacks
Jason Spencer, Your snacks put smiles on many faces! Thank you for taking such good care of us!
Raffle for Volunteers
PTA is starting a monthly raffle for our volunteers. The names will be pulled from Voly. The more times you volunteer the better chances you have at winning. The prize....$100 gift card! The winner for December is Erica White. Congratulations and thank you again for helping support our school!
Feeder Pattern News & Links
Save the Date for the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats Band CATFest!
When: April 28, 2024
Gates open at 11:30, performances from noon - 3
Where: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater
What: Mark your calendars for an afternoon of performances from the Band, feeder pattern school performing arts groups, and professional musicians. Enjoy food, activities, a raffle, and fun for the whole family! More details coming Spring 2024.
Interested in being a sponsor or having your student group perform? Contact email@example.com for more information!