News from Mrs. Hilcher- Principal of Grapevine Elementary
Week of May 16-20
Here is the link to the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/bKWW7I8DO8
It's almost time to celebrate our Stars at their grade level Success Ceremonies. If you are planning to attend, please consider signing up for a Fast Pass. All visitors will need to check in and receive a badge in the front office. We will be utilizing our normal Raptor badge system which requires a valid photo ID. If you would like to speed up the process in obtaining your badge, please complete this google form and we will have your badge pre-printed and available in our "Fast Pass" line. This "Fast Pass" will only work if you have been at GES this school year and we have already scanned your photo ID. Please list full names as written on your driver's license. Any visitor who has not been here, or didn't let us know in advance, will need to wait while photo IDs are scanned and their badge is processed. Please note that a photo ID will be shown in order to pick up your fast pass and as always, to check in to the system for the first time. The deadline to request a Fast Pass for all Success Ceremonies is Tuesday, May 17th, at 3 p.m. Link to the form: http://goo.gl/forms/edvM2rehmH
We hope you will take advantage of our "Fast Pass" concept and avoid the crowds and long waits. Fast Passes will be available at 7:15 a.m. on the morning of your child's Success Ceremony or 9:15 a.m. on the morning of our fifth grade graduation.
We look forward to celebrating with you soon!
Planning for 2016-2017
Are You Returning to GES Survey Link: http://goo.gl/forms/UnhmDc2f7c
- shorts or skirts must be long enough to extend mid-thigh and allow students to be able to stand, sit and/or bend with modesty
- shirts must cover the midriff at all times
- tank/tube tops with proper underclothing must be worn with an over blouse buttoned halfway up
- sleeveless blouses/tops must have the outside edge of the sleeve touch the outside edge of the shoulder
For more information, please refer to page 13 in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook and Code of Conduct for 2015-2016. Students who violate the dress code will be sent to Nurse Burwell for a clothing change.
SHAC: The State of Texas mandates that each school district have a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). SHAC assists the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the implementation of a coordinated health program including health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, healthy school environment, staff health promotion and family/community involvement. SHAC is in need of dedicated members for the 2016-2017 school year. See the attached flyer for more information.
Field Day Info From Coach Basil
GES Field Day is Thursday, May 26th. GES students will have a fun filled day with games and competitions as well as swim time. GES is very lucky that we have the opportunity to use a portion of our Field Day at the Pleasant Glade Pool. Lifeguards are on duty. K,1st and 2nd use the shallow pool and 3rd, 4th and 5th use the larger lap pool. Students should put their sunscreen on prior to coming to school and bring a towel.
*If you do NOT want your child to swim please fill out the blue Opt out form that was sent home and return it prior to Tuesday, 5/24.
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:45am and Closing Ceremonies are at 2:00pm.
If you have ordered a shirt, they will be handed out the week of Field Day.
If you would like to volunteer, please check out the Sign Up Genius. Volunteers must complete a background check prior to Field Day. These spots fill up quickly.
Monday, 5/16 Monday Morning Math Lab (7:15-7:40am); Ensemble practice (2:45-3:45pm);
Wednesday, 5/18 KC Club (2:45-3:30pm); **No NEHS meeting
Thursday, 5/19 Kindergarten Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria); Ensemble rehearsal (1:45-3:45pm); PTA Talent Show (6:30-8:00pm)
Monday, 5/23 Career Day at GES
Monday, 5/23 Monday Morning Math Lab (7:15-7:40am); Ensemble rehearsal (1:45-3:45pm); WOW Garden Club (2:45-4:00pm); Ensemble Performance (6:30pm)
Tuesday, 5/24 2nd grade Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria)
Wednesday, 5/25 1st grade Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria)
Thursday, 5/26 Field Day
Friday, 5/27 Bad weather make up day-NO SCHOOL!
Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day holiday
Tuesday, 5/31 3rd grade Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria)
Wednesday, 6/1 4th grade Success Ceremony (8:00am in Cafeteria)
Thursday, 6/2 5th grade Success Ceremony & Graduation (9:45am in Cafeteria);
Thursday, 6/2 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & Early dismissal at 11:45am
Did you know that you can use Istation throughout the summer months to combat summer slide? Istation believes a break from school needn’t be a break from learning! The Istation characters Justin Time and Paige Turner put together a short video about using Istation Home during the summer. Watch Paige and Justin discuss Istation Home on this video: http://bit.ly/1qnQpE4
Information From Nurse Burwell
- The health clinic is in need of gently used pants and shorts in size 6 through 14 girl and boy. The clinic is also in desperate need of new boys and girls underwear in sizes 6 -14. All donations greatly appreciated. If your child needs frequent clothing changes it is a great idea to keep a backup set in their backpack
- Please remember that if your child has medication in the clinic that it will need to be picked up before 11:45am on the last day of school. Any medication not picked up will be discarded. Please contact me if you would like your medication to be sent home with your child at email@example.com
Information From Mrs. Horn
Talking About Race for Parents
This training provides all parents, guardians and caregivers with strategies to effectively address issues of race and racism with their children. Through interactive activities and dialogue, participants will learn how children see race, and gain skills for approaching age-appropriate conversations using a racial equity lens. They will also practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children, including addressing misconceptions about race and reversing unconscious racial bias.
Snack Donations Needed
GES Information & Announcements
- Art Gallery Guides
- Art in Education
- Dads' Club
- Healthy Life Styles
School Supply Orders
Online Orders Only:
To try and go green, Grapevine Elementary is offering secure online ordering only.
1. Go to www.epipacks.com
2. Enter school id GRA044
3. Follow the directions or steps to complete your order
4. Please remember to order your child’s grade for NEXT school year!
Packs will be in your child’s classroom on Meet the Teacher Night in August.
Kindergarten - $27.58
First Grade - $46.26
Second Grade - $34.65
Third Grade - $35.97
Fourth Grade - $40.61
Fifth Grade - $41.72**Contact Leslie Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- GCISD's online volunteer background check: http://bit.ly/1j1zDHT
- GES Yearbooks: http://www.TreeRing.com/validate (Our passcode: 1013813367251830)
- 2015-2016 Parent-Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/226
- The ABC's of Grapevine Elementary: http://bit.ly/21HuqHf
- Counselor Horn's website: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=33723
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- On Twitter follow:
Principal Mrs. Hilcher: @GESHilcher
Assistant Principal Ms. Ray: @GESKRay
Grapevine Elementary: @GESStars
Your favorite teacher: @GES[lastname]
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