Gregory Gardens Weekly Bulletin
Week of October 27, 2019
Greetings from Administration
Last week, we celebrated Red Ribbon Week. I loved the positive conversations about ways to keep our bodies and minds healthy. It was also a blast to dress up with students...we all take spirit days very seriously. Thank you parents for helping your kids get ready. We ended the week with our oh so anticipated Gatorween...WOW what a blast! it was wonderful to see so many GGES and RSP families out enjoying games, snacks and lots of dancing!
What's Happening Around School
We are creating an inclusive and respectful climate on our campus. We support all types of learners from diverse backgrounds on our site. It is imperative that parents, students and staff conduct themselves in a tolerant and respectful manner at all times. Please be aware of your surroundings when talking to members of our GGES/RSP community and be mindful that all students regardless of race, religion, abilities (e.g. physical, social/emotional development, cognition), socio-economic status, language, gender identity, race or family structure are welcome and important members to our school family.
Students may wear costumes to school on Thursday 10/31. Students must wear school appropriate shoes. Please no accessories that need to be carried (wands, swords, light sabers), masks, toy weapons or excessively scary costumes.
TK/Kinder Parade - 9:30-9:50a in the bus circle
Preschool Parades- 9:50a and 1:00p
Lost & Found
November 1 is donation day!!!!! Please be sure to come find your items. All lost items are displayed along the picket fence in the front hall of the school and on the picket fence just outside of the playground bathrooms.
Click here to view the 2019-2020 MDUSD Academic Calendar
Attendance is a school and district focus. We are continuing to track attendance to assist our community focus on attendance. Starting with October we will be recognizing a class with the best reduction in Tardiness with a popcorn party and a ten minute extra Friday recess. Our first celebration will be on Friday, November 1st. Please continue to communicate to your students the importance of their attendance and arriving on time!
Gregory Gardens Elementary
*Check into the office to receive your visitors pass.
*Adults will be verified using our online database.
*Make yourself available to all students.
Thank you for helping support our positive and safe campus climate.
Volunteers are always encouraged, any day of the week - just come in when you can. However, for the safety of everyone, we can no longer allow non Gregory Gardens children on campus during volunteering, unless they can be carried in a baby carrier.
Below is a link to the MDUSD volunteer instruction page.
Visit the PTA Facebook page for more information.
For more information and ways you can help, please connect with your PTA room parent or check us out on Facebook.
If you think your student will be absent, please call the Attendance Hotline at (925) 682-8000 ext. 7042. Please include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Please be sure to call before 9:30 am. Thank you.
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Robert Shearer Preschool
What's Happening around Preschool
Our Autism classes have been working on ABA patterns and social skills. Last week I joined classes in as they enjoyed music in room 28! It was great fun to sing Halloween songs and bond with students. Our DHH students continue to work on counting, number and letter recognition and acting out familiar stories. Preschoolers and 5th graders continue to build relationships and have fun together on the playground. Recently our PTA funded supplies, toys and building materials for our new STEAM Lab, as soon as it is ready all students will be able to enjoy the space.
Preschoolers will have two parades this year. 9:50a and 1:00p, both in the bus circle. Immediately following the parade students will trick or treat in various areas around campus. Bring your costumes and your smiles, it's going to be a great day.
October 31- Halloween
November 8: End 1st Trimester
November 11: Veterans Day- No School
November 12- See's Candy Fundraiser begins
November 15- Lunch on the Green
November 22- Report cards sent home
November 25- 29: Thanksgiving Break
December 2- See's Candy Orders Due
December 9-20- Parent Teacher Conferences
December 13- GGES Winter Concert 6:00pm
December 23-January 6- WINTER BREAK
January 7- WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL
January 17- Family Movie Night- 6pm
January 20- Martin Luther King - No School
January 27-31- Multicultural Week
January 27-31- Book Fair #2
January 31- Multicultural Week Potluck