Week of September 19-23
Please send a small, dry snack with your child daily. Kindergarten has the first lunchtime each day (10:20) so we need extra fuel to finish the day. You can send the snack in a separate bag (ziploc, etc) from their lunch boxes. Please do not send anything that requires a spoon or fork as these snacks tend to be messy. Thank you!
Please be sure that your child has an extra change of clothes in their backpack for spills, mud, accidents, etc.
Each class has sets of headphones, but your child is welcome to bring a set from home if they would like. Ear buds tend to fall out of little ears.
Notification of Absences
Many of you are now notifying both the office (Jessica Rickman) and your child’s teacher by email whenever your child is absent from school, and this is much appreciated.
In addition, when your child has been absent from school, he or she must bring a note indicating the reason for the absence. If a doctor visit was made, please send a note from the doctor indicating that it is safe for the child to return to school.
Chaperones for Green Meadows Field Trip
Our annual field trip to Green Meadows Petting Farm in Grand Prairie is coming up on October 27th. If you’ve told your child’s teacher that you’d like to chaperone the trip, please make sure you’ve completed the Volunteer Handbook AND the Volunteer Background Check. Both can be found at http://www.gcisd-k12.org/page/474, or you can find it on the GCISD website by searching ‘volunteer’. The process can take 2 weeks to secure approval so be sure to complete it this month! Chaperones will NOT ride with us on the bus but can meet us at Green Meadows.
If you are interested in being a Friday Reader in your child’s classroom, you MUST have completed the Volunteer Handbook AND the Volunteer Background Check before coming. The process can take 2 weeks to secure approval so please complete it asap! Both can be found at http://www.gcisd-k12.org/page/474, or you can find it on the GCISD website by searching ‘volunteer’.
Friday, 9/30 - GES Bank Day
Monday, 10/3 - Picture Day
Friday, 10/7 - GES Spirit Day
Monday, 10/10 - Staff Professional Learning Day - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 10/19 - Report Cards
Friday, 10/21 - College Colors Day
October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week
Thursday, 10/27 - Kindergarten Green Meadows Field Trip
Friday, 10/28 - GES Book Parade; Glow Dance 6:30-8:00pm