The Gator Chew

December Campus News

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Winter Spirit Wear is On Sale Now!

Navy Long Sleeve Shirt with lime ink, $15

Black Heavy Cotton Crewneck Sweatshirt: $15


*Make all checks payable to Imogene Gideon. Money is due December 15th! Shirts will be distributed when we return from the winter break, in time for the cold weather.


All sales are final.

Upcoming events...

  • Dec. 1- 4th grade to Austin
  • Dec. 5- Toys for Tots official last day (we got an extension)
  • Dec. 6- Toys for Tots Event, 5 pm;
  • Dec. 7- Progress reports posted in Skyward, wear your college shirt
  • Dec. 8- Last Fall Club day
  • Dec. 12- PTA Meeting, 1st Grade Concert
  • Dec. 15- 21- Holiday Dress Up Days (see schedule below)
  • Dec. 19- Spirit Night at Chik Flia
  • Dec. 21- Winter parties


*Be sure to like our Facebook page so you can see all of the fun holiday activities your kids are doing. www.facebook.com/gideongators

Holiday Dress Up Days...

  • Dec. 15th- Friday Favorite- wear your favorite holiday shirt, or red/ green
  • Dec. 18th- Mondays can be ugly- wear your ugly sweater
  • Dec. 19th- Baby it's cold outside- wear your favorite holiday socks, scarf, and/ or hat
  • Dec. 20th- Island of Misfit toys- dress as your favorite holiday character
  • Dec. 21st- All Aboard the Polar Express- wear your favorite holiday pajamas

Friendly reminders about holiday parties

  • Parents are welcome to attend
  • We ask that you leave siblings home, so your Gideon student can enjoy this time with you.
  • We ask that all food is peanut free & purchased from a store, to minimize allergic reactions.
  • All parties are scheduled for the afternoon of December 21. Times may vary among grade levels.


*Your child's teacher will send home a note with more details about times and needs.

CBAs this month

All 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade students take Curriculum Based Assessments each grading period. Please make sure your son or daughter studies.

  • Dec. 18- Reading CBA
  • Dec. 19- Writing CBA
  • Dec. 20- Science CBA
  • They will take Math CBAs upon our return from Christmas break. Please be sure they complete the study guide prior to returning on Tuesday. You will receive more information from your child's Math teacher closer to the break. Thank you!


It's cold outside!

Be sure to send your child to school with a coat. We still go out to recess everyday, and it gets chilly out. Sometimes it gets chilly in the classrooms.


*If your child is missing a coat, please come visit our lost and found. We have plenty new sweaters from the beginning of the school year.

Basketball Season is Back!

All games will be played in the gyms at James Coble Middle School.


Jan. 22 vs Tipps, 6 pm

Jan. 29 vs Jones, 6 pm

Feb. 5 vs. Spencer, 7 pm

Feb. 12 vs Cabaniss, 6 pm

Feb. 19 vs Harmon, 7 pm

Feb. 26 vs. Brockett, 7 pm

Mar. 5 vs Nash, 7 pm


Basketball short sleeve shirts are on sale now for just $12. Money is due December 15th.

*Make all checks payable to Imogene Gideon Elementary.

Students return to school on Tuesday, January 9th!

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Enjoy your Winter Break!

No school: December 22- January 8th!

Happy Birthday!

  • 12/2: Ms. Katrina, ISLE
  • 12/16: Ms. Vanessa, nurse asst.
  • 12/17: Coach Fleck, PE
  • 12/21: Mrs. James, 2nd
  • 12/27: Mrs. Jackson, Pre-K Aide