Geist Gazette

October 13, 2017

Hello from China!

I want to wish everyone and wonderful Fall Break! #Globalgator and I are in Beijing and flying to Xi an this morning. Throughout this newsletter you'll see photos of people and sights of China, including terra cotta warriors.

Thank you for making it to teacher conferences. We appreciate your partnership!

Have safe and wonderful break!

Christi Thomas, Principal

Gator of the Month

Check out the new Gator of the Month display in the lobby, just outside the office door. GOTM students from each classroom are featured with a photo and a description of how they demonstrate the month's character trait. The display will change each month.

Congratulations September Self-Control
Gators of the Month!
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School Picture Retakes - Friday, October 27

School Picture retakes are scheduled the morning of Friday, October 27, from 9-10 a.m. Students who were absent on our original picture day will be photographed; please look for an order form in the student's backpack. All other students may have their photo taken again as long as they bring their picture packet to return to the photographer. Questions may be directed to

To order online please visit and use the order code 22372XB.

China Spirit Day and China Week

During the week of Oct. 23rd -27th we will be having a China Week to celebrate the Chong Yang Festival. It falls on the 9th day of the 9th month on a lunar calendar. It’s also designated as Senior’s Day, for everyone to pay respect to the elderly. Our goal is for students to experience different aspect of life in China, from PE to music to in class writing activities!

During F&F that week, each class will participate preparing a Chinese dessert called Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls). Tuesday, Oct. 24th is Wear Red Day, and a Chinese meal will be served Thursday, October 26. Thank you for helping our children gain a stronger global perspective!

Chinese food at lunch Thursday, Oct. 26

To celebrate China week, the hot lunch choice on Thursday, Oct. 26 will be a Chinese meal of Mandarin Chicken, rice, broccoli and egg roll. PBJ, Pizza pack, salad and turkey will be available as well.

Artists of the Week

Congratulations to the Artists of the Week for Oct. 9!

K-Ella V. in Mrs. Gamble's class

1st-Grant M. in Mrs. Bradburn's class

2nd-Shane D. in Mrs. Wolf's class

3rd-Taylor D. in Mr. Frazer's class

4th-Cooper S. in Mrs. Erickson's class

Friends of the Library

Thank you and congratulations to the October Friends of the Library members. Books have been donated by Ethan W., Amelia D., Tyler T., Naba R., Annabelle D., Will L., Grant L., Ethan R., Nevin H., Matthew L., Abby K., Nile R., Conrad L., Harper C., Kendall S., Alexis G., Henry D., Madelyn G., and Jack M.

Lunch Menus and Visitors

Click here to see what's being served in the café.

Click here for the food services website.

We are practicing smooth transitions and procedures in the cafeteria as our students adjust to the school schedule. The cafeteria is not open to visitors at this time. We will open for visitors after Labor Day.

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Please join HSE in collecting items for Goodwill. For every 13-gallon bag of clothing dropped off at Geist Elementary that is donated to Goodwill, a $5 clothing voucher will go to those in need in our school family. Clothing only. Clothing must come in plastic garbage bags. Drop bags off in the goodwill box in the front atrium .


Text-A-Tip is a program that allows students, parents or others to anonymously send a text or email message to our school resource officers and school administrators about concerns they may have for their own safety or the safety of others. Text-A-Tip will be actively monitored during the school day. It should not be used for emergencies—Call 911 if you need immediate help. Click here for frequently asked questions...

Submit Via Text

Texts can be sent to 274637 (or CRIMES). Start the actual message with the # symbol and a building-specific keyword. For a list of keywords, click here...

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This newsletter, the Geist Gazette, goes out every other Friday (although it may be sent again next week). We will send it to you via email, and post it on our website under the News tab.

Click here to see our building calendar. This lists activities before, during and after hours.


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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.