GES Mustang Bulletin
Issue 20: January 24, 2020
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
We're nearing the end of January and February 14th is just around the corner. That Friday is Valentine's Day, but it is also an early-release day for Gunnison Elementary School. Please be sure to keep your eyes out next week for an after-school program sign up for students. We will also have information regarding transportation. Lake School's schedule will be unchanged that day, and please note that Gunnison Middle School and Gunnison High School have regular school days on February 14th.
To follow up on an earlier Mustang Bulletin message to families, please remember that the school parking lot is for parking and walking into the school. If you are picking up your child or dropping them off without coming into the school or meeting your child on the playground, please use the drop-off loop parallel to 11th St. Next week, we will be handing out reminders to encourage drivers to follow this protocol. The safety and well-being of our students is paramount to our school mission and I appreciate your support in keeping our children, staff, families, and visitors safe.
Thanks to our fourth and fifth grade teams for a wonderful first week of skiing and CBMR! Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Friday! After last week I started to wonder about what other things can literally change how our brains function. I came across some interesting ideas on silence. The World Health Organization (WHO) named noise pollution a modern plague (2011). We are constantly bombarded by noise (as I sit here I hear kids, lockers, sinks running, AND I have my music going). Now don’t get me wrong, I love the everyday sounds of a school but my brain still needs moments of silence to recover from all the stimulation. The Heart Journal noted that two minutes of silence did more to lower blood pressure and heart rate than two minutes of some sort of relaxing music (2006). When our cognitive resources become drained so does our ability to make decisions, problem-solve, think new ideas, and focus. So take the time this weekend to sit in silence or better yet spend some time in the silence of nature. Fun fact: There’s a whole science behind why it’s quieter in the snow too! Snow acts as a natural sound absorber which dampens sound waves!
Monday: Eggrolls w/ Edamame & Red Pepper Salad
Tuesday: Breaded Fish Tacos w/ Black Beans
Wednesday: Beef Lasagna w/ Green Salad
Thursday: Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla w/ Carrots
Friday: Beef & Vegetable Stew w/ Whole Grain Roll 7 Sweet Potato Puffs
Dates to Remember
February 12 - Literacy Night 6-7:30 pm
February 14 - Early Release @ 1:15
February 17-18 - NO SCHOOL, President's Day Weekend
3rd Grade -
Foster (Green Group): Feb 12, 20
Foster (Blue Group): Feb 13, 21
Garcia: Feb 12 & 21
Rooks: Feb 13 & 21
Whitley: Feb 12 & 20
Yoder: Feb 13 & 20
4th Grade - January 22nd & 29th, February 5th, & 12th
5th Grade - January 21st & 28th, February 4th & 11th
Stay tuned for our upcoming reveal as this will be permanently exhibited in our building.
Events & Activities
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is coming to GES! Registration is now open for girls in grades 3-5 for the season beginning on Monday, February 24. Practices will be held Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 at the WCU Field House until Spring Break. After Spring Break, practices will be held from 3:45-5:15 at GES. The season will culminate in a 5k race in Montrose on Saturday, May 2. Registration is $55.
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. Registration is available online at https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/ProgramRegistration-Spring2020?sid=e88902f5236440fa809d9cc551d1954f.
If you need a paper registration form or have questions, please see Ms. Chodorowski or contact her at email@example.com.
Please mark your calendars for February 12, from 6 - 7:30 p.m and plan to join us for the 5th Annual Family Literacy Night at Gunnison Elementary School. Be on the lookout for more details to follow!
Kids Cook! Winter Session – Baker’s Delight with Mountain Roots
Mountain Roots invites kids ages 10-16 to join our Kids Cook! Winter Session – Baker’s Delight
Wednesdays, 4-6pm, Jan 29 – March 11 at the Gunnison Rec Center
Baking is fun, warming, exciting and delicious. With different recipes each week, you’ll bake scrumptious main courses, desserts and sides. Learn the exciting science behind baking as you develop your skills in the kitchen and with the oven. Parent tasting night on the last class. $20 Choice Pass discount available. Scholarships Available. Allergies accommodated. Register at mountainrootsfoodproject.org or through the Gunnison Rec Center. Contact Sasha with any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.