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November 20, 2018


All of us at GHES are so thankful for our school, students, and families! We've enjoyed a great start to this school year, and can't believe Thanksgiving break is already upon us! We hope you have a wonderful week spending quality time with your children, family, and friends.


Congratulations to GHES Robotics students and coaches their hard work and incredible efforts this season! The two GHES Robotics teams competed at the State Qualifier in Rock Hill on November 17. The Robotic Stars team took home the Core Values Award! In addition to the GHES teams, 4th grader Abby Schueren's all girls community team won first place overall and is headed to the state championship! We also had two other 5th grade GHES students, Andrew Ibbetson and Elion Church qualify for the state championship by finishing 2nd overall and first in Robot Games. This team is also comprised of former GHES students, now 6th graders. We are extremely proud of our robotics teams and can't wait to cheer on our students advancing to the state championship on December 15.

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Spirit Wear

On Friday, November 30th, a Spirit Wear order will be placed. It will be the last order of 2018. So, if you are considering purchasing GHES Spirit Wear as a holiday gift, you'll need to get your order in before the 30th!

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree will be set up in the front office Monday, November 19th after school. If you would like to participate, you can take one or more angels from the tree and purchase a gift using the information on the angel as a guide. When you choose an angel from the tree, you will provide the angel number, your name, and phone number.

Angel Tree gifts are due December 14th. The gifts need to be wrapped with the angel attached!

Angel gifts will be delivered December 17 & 18th.

Holiday Shop Volunteer Sign-up

Parents, please consider volunteering in the Holiday Shop, which gives students an opportunity to purchase a holiday gift for someone they love.

Celebrating a Birthday at School

Parents, please use the following expectations for birthday celebrations at school...

  • Communication is key! Communicate with your child's teacher at least two weeks in advance of the date that you'd like to come in.
  • Understand that you may not be able to celebrate on the actual birthday (there could be many reasons for this, including a scheduling issue, testing that day, too many treats in one day/week, etc.)
  • Our space is limited in the cafeteria, and our schedule is tight on a daily basis. Therefore, we cannot accommodate a birthday "party", meaning no balloons, cake, goodie bags, etc.
  • If your child's teacher allows for a treat to be provided, it must be store bought or purchased ahead of time through the cafeteria. No home baked goods allowed. Consider a mini cupcake or donut versus larger items. When children consume a treat, it can be difficult for them to regain focus upon returning to class after lunch. We want to maximize our instructional time!