First Grade News

March 7-11

Open House

  • Please plan to stop by Open House this Thursday, March 10th to have your child show you around their classroom and school. This is a come and go activity from 6:30 - 7:30. Hope to see you there. The students are excited to share their learning with you!

  • MAPS teachers will be in the foyer to greet students and parents. The students can pick up a MAPS FACTS with questions prompting student and parent discussions about their classes.

  • Mrs. Hilcher will be sharing information about HB2610 and the changes to our school day/calendar with parents at 6:45 and 7:05 in the GES Library/Learning Commons. More information will be sent home regarding the changes, but she is offering a time to hear it first hand for the families who choose to attend.

Mark Your Calendars

***Picture Frames need to be turned in as soon as possible!!!***

Monday, March 7th ~ ALL 3 Field Trip forms and money due!!!

Thursday, March 10th ~ Open House 6:30 -7:30

Friday, 3/11 GES Bank (7:15-7:40am)

March 14th - 18th ~ SPRING BREAK

Sunday, 3/20- Saturday, 3/26 Fundraiser at Five Below in Euless (mention GES and 10% of purchases will benefit our school.)

Tuesday, 3/22 Class picture day

Friday, 3/25 Bad Weather Make up day-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, 3/29 STAAR testing for 4th & 5th grades-closed campus

Wednesday, 3/30 STAAR testing for 5th grade-closed campus

Friday, April 1st ~ Field trip to the Fort Worth Zoo

Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts: NO Spelling this week! We will review spelling words this week.

Reading/Writing non fiction

Math: Students make 10 using 2 or more #s w/ or w/o concrete objects. Students add a multiple of 10 w/ a 1 digit # using objects/pictures.

Science: Living/Nonliving

Social Studies: Inventors/Inventions

GCISD Book Challenge Update

Here is the SMORE link:

Please make sure you continue to read over Spring Break! The deadline is quickly approaching to complete the reading challenge by May 12th!! Every student who completes this challenge will receive a certificate.

A Day at the Zoo

Field Trip money and permission slips due by Monday, March 7. If you have not turned this in please do so as soon as possible. Tickets will be purchased on March 9.

Please check your child's folder for an orange 4 page note with general information about our upcoming field trip!!! If you are interested in chaperoning please make sure you have completed the district background check!!! You must be on the district approved volunteer list in order to chaperone. This is located on the district website.


What does that mean for you?

Closed campus means NO parents on campus for any reason. On testing days you may not come for lunch, drop off a lunch/backpack, or volunteer. Thank you for your understanding on these days!