GRE Family Gazette

December 16, 2018

Dear GRE Families,

It's here! The final days before Winter Break! There is a buzz around the school and students are definitely feeling the holiday excitement. Please consider joining in our holiday spirit week, see below for details. On Wednesday you will receive your child's grade report. This will come home in a manilla envelope. Please review the documents inside the envelope and sign and return it to school. As a reminder, students will receive the following marks:

E=EXCEEDING Grade-Level Expectations

M=MASTERED Grade-Level Expectations

P=PROGRESSING Towards Grade-Level Expectations

L=LIMITED Progress Towards Grade-Level Expectations

Blank = Not Taught and / or Not Assessed this Semester

Parents should not expect to see many “E’s” or “M’s” as the marks are based on end of the year expectations, not mid-year expectations. Students should be progressing toward those goals at this point. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher when we return from break on January 2nd.

This week we will hold our 2nd Eagle Ed, sponsored by PTO. Students will attend their session on Tuesday from 2:20-3:20. This round, they can study anything from Making Fake Snow to Edible Snow Globes. This is one of our favorite activities of the year! We will have two more Eagle Ed Sessions this school year.

Our next Eagle Gazette will come out on January 1, 2019! Have a safe and fun filled Winter Break!

Kate Thoma

Principal, General Rosecrans Elementary

GRE Students Honored at the Board of Education Meeting!

A Few Important Reminders:

1. Just a reminder to be sure to have your child check the Lost and Found for missing items or come in yourself to help track down belongings. All items from the Lost and Found will be donated on December 20th.

2. Grade cards will be sent home on December 19th via backpacks. Teachers have a work day on the 20th and will return the same day as students on January 2nd. They will be available to answer any questions at that time. A reminder that we will have one more round of conferences as well on February 21st.

3. We are having a holiday spirit week this week! Be sure to have your child join in the fun!

Don't forget...

Our schools are extremely fortunate to have the support of our parent and community volunteers. While we are continually grateful for this support, we are also aware of the potential concerns that can arise when volunteers are working directly with students. One of the recent priorities established by our District Safety Committee, which is comprised of law enforcement personnel, first responders, parents, and staff, is that volunteers should have background checks completed to promote safety within our schools. Each staff member and coach in the district is required to provide initial and ongoing background checks to insure that they are deemed safe for working with our students, so it makes sense to consider a similar requirement for volunteers working with students or who are helping in the building during the school day. Click here to read more about our volunteer policy that will go into effect on March 1, 2019.

Important Dates

December 18 Eagle Ed

December 19 Report Cards Come Home in Backpacks

Dec. 20-Jan. 1 NO SCHOOL: Winter Break

January 10 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

January 17 STEM Night 6:00-7:00pm

Jan. 18-Feb. 1 Yearbook Sale

January 21 NO SCHOOL: MLK Day

PaySchools Central

Pay school fees, add lunch money to accounts, etc.

Congratulations to Quincy Varughese who was chosen as Student of the Month by the staff at GRE. Congratulations also to Rhian Burch who was this month's Artist of the Month. Her artwork will be on display at Central Office. Both students were honored this past Thursday at the Board of Education meeting.