Geist Gazette

November 4, 2016

Notes from the Principal...

Thank for the great turnout for parent teacher conferences! Having a team approach is critical for your child's academic success!

I am excited to share that we are headed off to Washington DC to bring back our National Blue Ribbon Award! We will be meeting with the Secretary of Education on Tuesday to receive our banner and to proudly bring it back to GES for display! The week of November 14th we will be celebrating this AMAZING national honor! We are one of only nine schools in Indiana this year with the distinction of National Blue Ribbon! We are thankful and humbled.

We will be celebrating Veteran's Day next Friday. 3rd and 4th grade students will celebrate with the GES Choir and our Veterans in our traditional Veteran's Day Assembly for 3rd and 4th grade students. K-2 will celebrate with their class and grade levels.


Monday - Special treat from the PTO for our Staff

Tuesday- The NIGHTZOOKEEPER author is coming to GES

Wednesday- Wear Blue and bring a stuffed friend

Thursday- School Wide Assembly with the Mayor and Superintendent

Friday- Career day, our parents are coming to speak about careers with our students (PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS A SUCCESSFUL DAY BY SIGNING UP! 9:30-10:15)

Monday, November 21st- Congresswoman Brooks will be meeting with our staff and touring the building, and finally that evening the HSE School Board is coming to GES to celebrate with us. Our own choir will be singing and the Board will be reading a proclamation to honor the Blue Ribbon Schools of HSE!

Thank you for all you do to help our schools be successful! Your work at home and support of our amazing staff is important and appreciated. Thank you for being amazing parents and for sharing and trusting us with your precious children!

A proud and thankful Principal,

Christi Thomas

No School on Tuesday, November 8

Due to anticipated high numbers at the voting sites HSE School students will not report to school on Election Day. School offices will be open and telephones will be answered during normal hours.

Artist of the Week

Artist of the week is Evie P. in Mrs. Beck's first grade class.

Bookaneer Book Fair November 14-18

Dear Students and Families,

We are excited to invite you to our Scholastic Book Fair November 14th to 18th. Money earned from the fair goes specifically to the library budget for purchasing new books and resources each year.

Shopping Days and Times:

Monday the 14th – 4th grade

Tuesday the 15th – 3rd grade

Wednesday the 16th – 2nd grade

Thursday the 17th – 1st grade

Friday the 18th – Kindergarten

Family Night: Tuesday the 15th from 4:30-6:30 PM
Grand Event for grandparents and other grand people:

Thursday the 17th from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM

Online shopping is also available. These books will be sent to the school after the book fair closes.

We need volunteers! Please sign up here:

Last year the total in sales for our fair was $13,173.00, which allowed us to purchase over 100 new books for our school. In addition, we earned a cash profit of $2,250.00. Thank you to all of our shoppers. We are looking forward to another successful book fair this year.

Kelly Pidcock, School Librarian

Jessica Harsha, Teresa Bertrand, Jen Watkins, Co-Chairs

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Veterans Day

Our 3rd and 4th graders are busy preparing for our 13th Annual Veterans Day Program to be held Friday, Nov. 11th at 9:30 a.m. in the GES Gym. Please have your students wear Red, White and Blue for this special program. All of our families are invited, and especially our Veterans! Please try to invite and bring a veteran to our program!

Fourth Grade Musical

Our 4th grade Students are busy working on a Musical called "Snow Way Out!" Many students are auditioning for singing and speaking parts. You will be notified if your child receives a special part in our show. All 4th grade students will be on stage for this fun musical. Please be watching for emails and news letters from your child's class with more details about and ways for you to help with the December 14th program.

Career Day at Geist Elementary

Hello GES Parents,

We are excited to announce a fun event we will hold at Geist Elementary on Nov 18th from 9:30-10:15 - Geist Elementary Career Day.

Here is a video explaining what the career day is, why we are doing it, and how we need your help to make it meaningful to our students.

Follow this link for the interview questions your child needs to ask.

Here is the link to the signup to be a speaker at Geist Career Day.

We polled our students to find out what careers they are interested in and over the next few weeks will be communicating some of the job-holders we really want to come visit us. The students would love it if you volunteered 45 minutes of your time to come in and speak to us about what you do. Feel free to spread the word!

John Reynolds, GES Counselor

Missing Books

We are missing a few books that were on display in the library as a class project. We think some of our eager readers picked them up (thinking they were library books). Some of the books are public library books and some are part of a personal collection. Please check with your child to see if you may have these titles (as pictured): Press Here, Dog Gone School, The Little Mermaid, Star Wars Tatooine Adventures, and Go Dog Go! Please send the books with a note to return to Mrs. Many. Thank you!

Makers Space Donations

Great things are happening in our Makerspace and we need your help!

Each grade level will host a Makerspace donation month. During that month, we are asking you to consider donating some of the items listed below to replenish materials that have been used to develop critical thinkers as students explore, design, and create new products from the donated treasures. Donations can be dropped off in the “Makerspace Donations” bin located between the double doors in the front entrance foyer.

November- 4th grade

January- 3rd grade

February- 2nd grade

March- 1st grade

April- Kindergarten

Please click here for details. Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Parenting Digital Kids presentation at HSE High School November 7th

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Lunch Menus and Visitors

Click here to see what's being served in the café.

Click here for the food services website.

We love our lunch visitors! Please remember that we are unable to offer lunch to our visitors. You are welcome to bring your lunch; please no restaurant-packaged food.

Check out the Great Work of our HSE Foundation

The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation has been hard at work for you.

Permitted use of school newsletters as required by the Equal Access Act is not an endorsement of this group or this group’s beliefs by Hamilton Southeastern Schools or the Board of School Trustees.


Good News Club

The Good News club is starting at GES on Tuesday , Nov. 15. Enrollment is limited. Please click here for registration information.


Southeastern Swim Club

Southeastern Swim Club is holding tryouts for the Short Course Season. Click here for details.

Fusion Winter Dance Clinic

4-H - Join the Club

4-H Call-Out and Open House Sunday, November 13, 2016 2-4 p.m. Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Questions? Contact Purdue Extension Hamilton County (317) 776-0854 or visit Click here for more information.

Parents Night Out!

HSE High School student leaders are sponsoring a Parents Night Out December 3. Click here for details.

HSE Competitive Cheer Fashion Show

Hamilton Southeastern Wrestling Club Kindergarten—8th Grade

The Wrestling Club is accepting registrations. Please click here for the flyer.

Fishers Library Activities

Click here for November happenings at the Fishers Library.


Click here for the latest SPORTS newsletter.