Gratz Brown News
March 3. 2017
A Memo from Mrs. Doss
First wanted to thank each of you that were able to attend our Parent University on February 21st. We were excited about having feedback from our parents and plan to offer this each year. We did have winners from that evening with our door prizes ranging from board games to a Samsung tablet that was made possible by assistance from our PTO. Thank you as well to our amazing GBE PTO members that make the extras we do possible!
We have begun our Major Saver Fundraiser this week, and students are pumped up to reach certain levels of sales to be awarded a variety of prizes, even a pizza party and limo ride! Do know that this fundraiser is optional. The funds from this fundraiser assists in supporting The Moberly Public Schools Foundation, Inc.. This foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation created to assist in raising money to benefit programs and educational opportunities for our students in the district.
As the month progresses we will be holding our Spring Parent Teacher Conferences. These will vary from grade to grade with some being student led this quarter.
We will have more information as well later this month in regards to Summer School. This summer all grades will be housed at Gratz Brown for the elementary level. Due to some size constraints we will not be offering enrichment, and it will be an invite only program. This will be discussed with parents at our March conferences on the 14th and the 16th.
Look this week for information to come home and in our newsletter about our Spring McTeacher Night and cookies sales coming up. These forms will be in your children's Friday folders of this week.
Lastly, on the horizon in April we will begin our MAP testing. This will start on April 4th for Third and Fourth Grade. Fifth grade will begin later in the week on the 7th. We ask that you partner with us in assuring our students can do their absolute best on this assessment. Please make sure that they are getting enough rest, as well as a breakfast if they do not eat here at school.
We will be working to make sure if a student is absent that they make up the test, but ask that if possible please have any absences can be avoided during this time
Thank you for all you do as partners, and Happy Spring Approaching!
Moberly Public Schools Mission Statement:
GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:
GBE Students want to be a Champion in:
GBE Partners in Education
Arts Appliances and Furniture
Central Bank of Moberly
Character Trait/Terrific Kid for March is Self-Discipline
GBE's Attendance for the Month: Let's Celebrate our Success!! 94.34%!!
Additional Parent and Family Information:
The classrooms this month with the highest percentage of students meeting their Reading Counts Goal will be the room that Mr. Samuel hast to camp out in overnight!
IF GBE as a whole building hits 3.000 Reading Counts points for the month, Mrs. Doss will wear roller skates an entire school day!!
Memo from Mrs. St. Clair: In Honor or Read Across America Day
District librarians kicked off their annual bookmark contest today! When classes come to the library during the next week, students will learn how to enter and receive a bookmark template.
These will be judged later in the month with winners announced and honored for their creativity and encouragement of Reading!!
Save the Date:
March 3rd Flyers about the PTO Talent Show go home
March 6th McTeacher Night Cookie Order forms due to GBE
March 7th McTeacher's Night from 4 to 8 pm
March 8th End of 3rd Quarter
March 8th to the 14th Major Saver Collection for Fundraiser Daily
March 13th to the 16th PBS Success Days
March 14th 4:30 to 7 pm Parent Teacher Conferences
March 16th Response To Intervention time Ends; MAP practice on Chromebooks begins in classrooms
March 16th Early Out; 2 to 8 pm Parent Teacher Conferences
March 17th & 20th No School
March 24th DARE Graduation for 5th grade 9 to 9:45
March 31st Spring Picture Day
April 4th to April 14th MAP Testing at GBE