What's Up Weekly!


Important Dates:

Campus Fundraiser through Monday, November 11

Halloween- Thursday October 31

*Students may wear their costumes on Halloween. No parties or treats given on this day. Costumes must comply with our dress code and no masks, and no weapons or scary props.

Friday, November 1- End of 2nd 6 Weeks

Sunday, November 3- Daylight Savings Time

Monday, November 4- Beginning of 3rd 6 weeks

Monday, November 11- Veteran's Day Assembly- 7:45-8:15 am GIS Gym

Monday, November 18- Math Benchmark 4/5th grades

Tuesday, November 19- Reading Benchmark 4/5 grades

Wednesday, November 20-

4th grade Writing Benchmark

5th grade Science Benchmark

Friday, November 22- Family Thanksgiving Meal @ GIS cafe (students can invite 2 guests only because of limited space- RSVP note will be sent home November 8th)

Monday November 25- Friday November 29- THANKSGIVING BREAK


50 questions to ask your child after school instead of "How was your day?"

  1. What made you smile today?
  2. Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?
  3. Was there an example of unkindness? How did you respond?
  4. Does everyone have a friend at recess?
  5. What was the book about that your teacher read?
  6. What’s the word of the week?
  7. Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh?
  8. Did anyone cry?
  9. What did you do that was creative?
  10. What is the most popular game at recess?
  11. What was the best thing that happened today?
  12. Did you help anyone today?
  13. Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
  14. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  15. What made you laugh?
  16. Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
  17. Who inspired you today?
  18. What was the peak and the pit?
  19. What was your least favorite part of the day?
  20. Was anyone in your class gone today?
  21. Did you ever feel unsafe?
  22. What is something you heard that surprised you?
  23. What is something you saw that made you think?
  24. Who did you play with today?
  25. Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  26. What is something that challenged you?
  27. How did someone fill your bucket today? Whose bucket did you fill?
  28. Did you like your lunch?
  29. Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
  30. Did anyone get in trouble today?
  31. How were you brave today?
  32. What questions did you ask at school today?
  33. Tell us your top two things from the day (before you can be excused from the dinner table!).
  34. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  35. What are you reading?
  36. What was the hardest rule to follow today?
  37. Teach me something I don’t know.
  38. If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
  39. (For older kids): Do you feel prepared for your history test?” or, “Is there anything on your mind that you’d like to talk about?” (In my opinion, the key is not only the way a question is phrased, but responding in a supportive way.)
  40. Who did you share your snacks with at lunch?
  41. What made your teacher smile? What made her frown?
  42. What kind of person were you today?
  43. What made you feel happy?
  44. What made you feel proud?
  45. What made you feel loved?
  46. Did you learn any new words today?
  47. What do you hope to do before school is out for the year?
  48. If you could switch seats with anyone in class, who would it be? And why?
  49. What is your least favorite part of the school building? And favorite?
  50. If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?

UIL practices have started- please talk to your child about when their practices are. Tryouts are the next 2 weeks and the final team members will be turned in to Mrs. Floyd on Friday, November 1st. Good Luck!

Campus Wide Expectations- Buff a Laws

Please click the link (button) above to see the explanation of our campus expectations. We use tickets to reward positive behavior of students. Students may use their tickets to purchase items and attend a reward activity every 6 weeks.

Lately at GIS...

THANKS to Ms. Berger for a great, fun Red Ribbon Week!

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4th graders had a great field trip!

Homecoming Dance and Pep Rally! So Much Fun!!

Character Counts!! #BuffPride

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Braveheart of the Week #Superhero #ThePowerofOne

Ms. Berger

Ms. Berger amazes me daily with her positiveness.
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Braveheart Award for this week goes to..... Ms. Berger

Ms. Berger has been a ray of sunshine on our campus. She is willing to fill any need that arises. She starts and ends her day at the car rider drop off making sure students begin/end their day with a SMILE. She wears so many hats and still takes the time to listen, build positive relationships and counsel students and staff members. She provides guidance/counseling lessons for our students, is a positive role model and every action she makes is thoughtful, planned out and purposeful to make a positive impact in the lives of others. She is truly making a difference!

Bravely leading students to see their WONDER.

Thank you Ms. Berger - we appreciate you! (Counselor)

#ThePowerofOne #KnowyourWHY

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