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Sunday, February 14, 2021

From the Principal's Desk

Carline Info starting Monday

From Mr. Ben:


Starting Monday we will have 310 students and 80 staff coming in and out of the building daily. To manage this, and to keep all of our Gators, big and small safe, we ask ALL drivers to follow these rules:


Morning arrival:

-Arrival starts at 7:40. No drop offs prior to this time (especially in inclement weather)

-Stay in line/Do not cut - Even if you are ready to leave, stay in line as there are students who exit cars on the drivers side.

-You may use both the east parking lot and the west traffic circle. Reminder the busses use the west circle and take longer to unload students.

-Drivers stay in the vehicle

-Unload between the signs

-Have students ready to get out of the car when they get close to the building.

-If your student needs a little extra time, please park in a designated parking space and walk them across the car line.

-Follow all directions from staff


After school:

-Dismissal starts at 2:55p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 1:55p Wednesday

-Pick-up in East parking lot only

-Stay in line

-Have your pick-up placard in your dashboard so we know who you are picking up.

-Drivers stay in vehicles

-If you park and walk over to pick up your child, please wear a mask and wait on the sidewalks South of the flagpole and pergola.


Thank you for your patience and for following the rules.


Debbie Bennett

Principal

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Chinese New Year 2/12- The Year of the Ox

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

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Weekly Schedule Until June 11, 2021

Monday- 7:55am- 2:55pm

Tuesday-7:55am- 2:55pm

Wednesday- EARLY OUT AT 1:55pm

Thursday-7:55am- 2:55pm

Friday-7:55am- 2:55pm

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Understanding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement for Kids

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Visit the website at www.dancemarathon.org for information on fundraising opportunities and various events throughout campus to get more involved.


Garner group donation page: https://donate.dancemarathon.uiowa.edu/detail/1710

North Liberty Library Tutoring

Parents,

I wanted to make you all aware that the North Liberty Library has an amazing new resource for kids AND PARENTS who might be struggling with homework, concepts, etc. It’s called HelpNow and the library is providing it free of charge for our patrons. Kids who don’t have a North Liberty library card can use their student AIM cards for log in if needed. Parents can call or email me if they need to know what that number is.


The database offers free, live tutors from 2-11 pm, and there are a lot of helpful features for practicing skills and games for reinforcement. I honestly wish I would have had this when my son was in elementary school because there were A LOT of tears (from both of us) about math homework.



Erin Silva

Youth and Teen Services

Librarian

North Liberty Library

PTO NEWS

Supply Drive for Classrooms

PTO will be sponsoring a Supply Drive. Our Gators need extra pencils, dry erase markers, crayons, notebooks, paper, and tissue. You can drop off the supplies in the entryway on the cart labeled "Supply Cart".

PTO Zoom Meeting

Monday, February 22. 2021

6:30pm-7:30pm

We will discuss the latest updates and events sponsored by the Garner PTO. We are looking for FRESH IDEAS that are fun and engaging while we are still socially distanced!

A Zoom Link will be emailed out.

GATOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Hi Gator families!!


We are still looking for some willing volunteers to help with events for the rest of the year. Please message our Facebook page or email president@garnerpto.org if you can help.


Have a great weekend,

Your PTO