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February 22, 2019

6 FLAGS reading program

The Six Flags Reading program is coming to a close for the 18-19 school year. Please make sure if your child participated to return the form to your child's teacher by Friday, February 15. Each student who read 6 hours or more will receive a free child's ticket to a Six Flags Theme Park. If you misplaced the form, you can download it at http://static.sixflags.com/readtosucceed/StudentReadingLog.pdf

Technology learning opportunities for parents

GCISD Technology is excited to announce our Spring Session line up with several new sessions. Stay tuned as more will be added to our list as we keep receiving the request from the community.

February 26th - Understanding Minecraft ( Presented by Microsoft) -SIGN UP HERE

Come and learn about the power of Minecraft in education, get tips directly for Microsoft on parental settings for use at home.

March 21st - Internet Addiction " Gaming"--SIGN UP HERE

More than 5 million kids may be addicted to video games. 31% of males and 12 % of females report they have felt addicted to gaming. Come to hear from Dr Kay Trotter, PhD, LPC-s, RPT-S from local Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health as she discusses the signs and symptoms of this growing addiction. Learn some tips and be a part of the discussion around online gaming and internet addiction.

April 16th - Apps Parents Need to Know -SIGN UP HERE

Take part in this interactive discussion around the growing world of apps that students are using. Go being the scenes to hear the truth behind the apps and what dangers there are to those who use them

Virtual Session Coming Soon - Fortnite ( a Parents Guide ) - SIGN UP HERE

Many have asked some come and experience Fortnite for parents. Hear about details of the game and dive into parental settings for the various gaming systems students use to play online.

Kinder registration coming soon

We will host Kinder registration for 2019-20 on April 23rd from 6-7 p.m. If you have incoming first graders or know someone who does, please let them know or put it on your calendar.

Telescoping tests- IMPORTANT!!!

Spring Exam Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 9 a.m. Colleyville Middle School

Online Registration Opens – Spring Exam Date: February 19, 2019

Online Registration Deadline – Spring Exam Date: March 6, 2019

The online registration form will not be available on March 7, 2019

Exam Fee Payment Deadline – Spring Exam Date: March 7, 2019

You Art What You Eat Contest

You Art What You Eat Contest The Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) annual You Art What You Eat statewide student art contest is here! The student art contest offers Texas students a chance to earn statewide recognition for themselves and their school. Student winners receive a custom prize package and their artwork will inspire the design for TDA's National School Lunch Week and School Breakfast Week campaigns!

To enter the art contest, students w ill create artwork highlighting good nutrition and TDA's theme for National School Lunch Week 2019 / School Breakfast Week 2020. The new theme is "Save the Day with a Healthy School Lunch/ Breakfast" This year TDA provides teachers with a new , easy way to upload and submit student entries.

The Submission Packet and Guidelines can be found online at www.SquareMeals.org/artcontest. The submissions deadline is April 12, 2019. Please join TDA in encouraging students to focus their artistic talents on healthy school meals by entering the You Art What You Eat statewide student art contest.

Want to substitute?

GCISD is Hiring!

Do you love working with students and have a desire to impact the GCISD family?

GCISD is looking for dedicated community members to work in our schools as substitute teachers.

For more information and to apply, visit www.gcisd.net.

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Chromebook alert- 5th grade parents

Please share the following information with all parents, students, and teachers of 5th-7th grade on your campus beginning February 1st. Thank you!

All district issued Chromebooks will be placed in KIOSK mode to accommodate testing for a two week period beginning February 15th and concluding March 1, 2019.

***To bypass KIOSK mode on Chromebooks during non-testing times, students will need to press CTRL-ALT-S as soon as you see the STAAR testing window. This keystroke will allow the student to utilize their Chromebook in a normal manner.

Join the GCISD Team!

Great opportunities are available in our auxiliary departments:

  • Nutrition Specialists -PT w/ benefits – work while your students are in school!
  • KidzU Site Aides – PT w/benefits – great schedule for local college students!
  • Night Custodians
  • Bus Drivers
  • Maintenance Engineers

Apply now to work with the BEST! www.gcisd.net

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Feb. 25

Spring Class pictures

Art Club 3-4

Feb. 26

CTMS counselors coming to Glenhope

Good News Club 3:00-4:15

Feb. 27

Gator Choir 3-4 (all)

Feb. 28

Mad Science 3-4

Open House 6-7

March 1

Spirit Day/Pep Rally


Running Club 3:00-3:45

Chess Club 3:45-4:45