April 21, 2017
Dear Geist Elementary families,
I can't believe that we are only five weeks away from the end of school. What an amazing year we have had!
In looking to next year, we were just recently notified by Ningbo China that our sister school will not be able to visit in August. They were not able to organize their paperwork in time to take to their government. Therefore they were not able to move forward with visas. We are going to continue our process of connecting with our sister school and plan for visits the following summer! I know we are all disappointed they won't be able to visit this year. Good things come to those who wait!
We have one additional week left in ISTEP testing. Results do not come out until the end of summer/start of next school year. We will keep you informed as to when the results arrive.
In just one week the nation will be celebrating Staff Appreciation week. This is such a wonderful time to allow your children to share with their teacher what their teacher means to them. We have an amazing and hard-working staff. Please know a short thank you note goes a long way in the life of an educator!
I hope the sun continues to shine brightly! Get out there and enjoy a nice long walk with your children!
Thank you for sharing your children with us each and every day!
Christi Thomas, Principal
April is Poetry Month
Have fun with your child and see if you can write a short poem! Acrostic, Concrete, Haiku... have fun!
We love our student art work
If you visit the building, enjoy the artwork up in the cafeteria and X. GES is an art gallery!
Turn and talk
Students grow in their listening and speaking skills by turning and talking with their neighbor. Students learn through sharing and listening and learn by teaching each other!
April is Poetry Month
We love our student art work
GES Marketplace Charity Recipients
The following organizations will receive donations from Geist Elementary. The school will contribute $7,396.96 from the GES Marketplace activity. Thank you to everyone who supported the students in this endeavor!
Make a Wish Foundation
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Ronald McDonald House
Hamilton Co. Humane Society
Meals on Wheels of HC
HC Animal Rescue Shelter
Riley Hospital for Children
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital
Peyton Riekhof Foundation
St. Andrews Anglican Primary School
Spring NWEA Testing Windows
Grades K-2 is May 1-3
Grades 3-4 is May 8-10
iPad Return Process for the End of the Year
SchoolKidz Supply Kit Order Forms for students attending GES in 2017-2018. Orders due by May 3.
Your SchoolKidz order form was sent home this week. SchoolKidz is the school supply kit that is delivered to your child’s classroom for the first day of school. No running from store to store looking for the right supplies, it’s all done for you. The SchoolKidz supply list is chosen by the teachers so the kit contains the exact supplies needed for the classroom, plus a few shared supplies (Kleenex, baggies, wipes, etc…) for school wide use. Each grade level kit is $35. (Each kit is $35= $30 grade level supplies + $5 convenience fee which provides additional school wide shared supplies).
*This is a service provided by the GES PTO for students attending GES for 2017-2018.
Visiting Author - Troy Cummings
Author/illustrator Troy Cummings will be visiting Geist Elementary on May 4th. Each grade level will spend time with him discussing his work. Troy may be best known for his series of beginning chapter books called Notebook of Doom. Children will have an opportunity to pre-order one or more of Troy's book for autographing. Click here for the order form.
Friends of the Library
Library Cards and Enrollment information for 2017-2018
As students are being enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year, please check the box that allows children to use the Hamilton East Public Library databases. The child's student number then becomes the ID and password for accessing the databases and electronic books making logging in much easier.
Looking for a Mother's Day Gift?
GES Students Heading to Destination Imagination Finals this Weekend
Indiana Destination Imagination's Affiliate Finals will be held on April 22nd from 8am- 4pm at Fishers High School. Hamilton Southeastern has 22 DI teams from the elementary to high school level who will be competing in these state finals for the opportunity to move on to DI Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee over Labor Day weekend. Please plan to attend the competitions to learn more about Destination Imagination and the team-based problem solving skills that participants develop.
Please join us in supporting the following Geist Elementary students and wish them the best of luck on April 22nd as they compete to represent HSE at Indiana DI State Finals.
Charlie D, Gabe H, Andrew K, Revah M, Brayden P, Tate W, Elizabeth B, Delaney G, Paige G, Grant R.
Classroom Placements for 2017-2018
It is that time of the year where we will accept letters about class placements for next year. Please know that we do not accept teacher requests. You are welcome to share with us what characteristics you feel help your child be successful, however, notes or emails with teacher names are not referenced in the class placement process. Please direct all letters to Mr. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you and your family is in need of any assistance of any kind, please contact Mr. Reynolds at email@example.com or 317-915-4260.
Lunch Menus and Visitors
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.
PTO Updates the Staff Lounge
The GES staff sends a big THANK YOU to our fantastic PTO for updating the staff lounge. Some much-needed updates were added to the décor, along with a coffee machine and coffee, tea and hot chocolate pods, and a snack bin. Krista Rexroth, Christel Pardo and Kristi Perozzi developed a plan and with Amy Coombs worked hard a couple of afternoons to put it together. The Geist PTO does great things at our school for our students and staff. We appreciate the efforts and donations from all of our families!
Reminder to Sign Up for Geist Half Marathon with Geist Elementary
Go to Geisthalf.com
Click "Register Now"
Click the green "Tickets" tab
Click on the “Enter Promotional Code” in the upper right hand corner of the screen
Enter “SchoolProgram2017” as the program code
Please make sure you choose “School Program / Pay Now” Do not choose just School Program
Complete the registration form
If you have questions, please call or email. I hope to see a large group representing Geist.
Want to keep up on what's happening at school?
Geist Elementary PTO
Our fantastic PTO has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GeistElementaryPTO/
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT GEIST:
Movie Night at GES - Destination Imagination Fundraiser
Join us Friday April 28th for a showing of SING from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by HSE Destination Imagination. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to school by Wednesday, April 26th. We can accept up to 225 registrations.
Summer Sports Camp
Summer Sports Camp information is now available online. Here are the links:
HSE High School
Fishers High School
HSE Schools Community Bulletin Board
HSE Schools has created a Community Bulletin Board on its district website. This will serve as a central location to find information about activities and events promoted by organizations that serve our students and their families. This is where the Fishers Library, YMCA, S.P.O.R.T.S. and other groups' registration information will be located.
Parents can view the information at any time by visiting http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/bulletin.aspx.