Gratz Brown News
February 9, 2018
From the Principal's Desk
February snuck up on us at GBE! We have been fast at work with a few days thrown in putting us out of school for Snow and City Water Issues. Then, before we knew it the first week is down.
This week we have been celebrating our Counselors and the ways they support our students in the district. I will include some fun pics of today's combo wacky hair and favorite boots day! We were creative and combined our days to make up for a missed dress up day. :)
Students will be bringing home Progress Reports today for Mid Quarter updates. Always feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. I know many of our teachers use a variety of ways to communicate with parents. Several are using Class Dojo for quick communication, as well as Remind. These are both technology based and can be easily accessed with a cell phone. Our teachers do send Friday Folders home with information, along with their weekly newsletters. If you are not receiving any of these forms of communication please make the teacher aware. We value your input and believe in a team effort to do what is best for your child. Hope everyone stays warm and have a "Happy Valentine's Day"!
Gratz Brown Elementary Principal
Moberly Public School Mission Statement:
GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:
GBE Students want to be a Champion in:
GBE Partners in Education
Arts Appliances and Furniture
Central Bank of Moberly
Character Trait for February- Honesty
3rd Graders Take Their Learning on the Road
Students in our RtI groups working on using Geometry to Create House Plans
Visited MATC to see a 3-D Printer and Creation of House Plans using this technology
Other Resources and District Items:
When considering school cancellations, the safety of all students in the district is the first consideration. School district personnel drive bus routes to check local conditions firsthand. District personnel then hold conversations with the bus transportation company to gain their perspective. Again, safety is always our top priority. We also consider whether conditions will be changing throughout the day.
In the event of a school cancellation, notice will be provided as soon as a decision is made. Local radio and television stations will be notified, and a notice will be posted on the school district’s web page, Facebook, and Twitter (@MoberlyDistrict). Notification will be sent via TextCaster Spartan Alerts as well.
Early Dismissal: An early dismissal will be used when conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day. This option will be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. If early dismissal becomes necessary, the district will announce and post dismissal times. The standard early dismissal schedule will be used when possible.
Late Start: A late start option will also be used sparingly and in cases in which conditions are expected to improve fairly quickly in the morning. If late start is utilized, the district will announce the length of the delay. For example, if there will be a 2 hour late start, you would add 2 hours to the typical school start time. In the example of a 2 hour late start, if your child has a 7:30 bus stop time, the new bus stop time would be 9:30. The standard late start schedule will be used when possible.
Please sign up for Spartan Alerts to get texts and information about our school. Through this system text messages are sent directly to your phone, wireless PDA or pager!
Early Dismissal Times
School Event Reminders
Bus times running behind
Please check out our school website www.moberlyk12.mo.us to sign up! It is located under Parent Tab!
Save the Date:
2nd Mid Quarter
9th Progress Reports Sent Home
14th Valentine's Day- Parties will be in the afternoon from 2:00 to 3:30; Teachers will send details out for individual classroom needs and plans.
19th No School President's Day
21st GBE's Annual Parent Night from 5:30 to 7:30 pm; Activities, Food and Door Prizes- students and parents attend
22nd Six Flags Read to Succeed forms are due to Mrs. Rivera
26th GBE PTO meeting in Library @ 5:30
28th Early Out for Teacher Professional Development
2nd Read Across America Day
5th Spartan Tutoring Make Up Day
9th End of 3rd Quarter
11th Daylight Savings Time Begins
13th Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30 to 7:00 pm; BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30 pm
15th Early Release Day Dismiss @ 1:00; Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 to 8:00 pm
16th No School
26th to April 2nd Spring Break No School
MAP testing begins at GBE
1st Easter Sunday
3rd Return from Spring Break; MAP testing window opens - specific testing dates will be sent prior to this month
10th BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30 pm
11th Mid Quarter
20th No School
30th Spring Scholastic BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Book Fair begins; 4th Grade Fine Arts Program 6:00 to 7:00 pm
4th Skype at GBE with Author Chris Grabenstein- link to his website http://www.chrisgrabenstein.com/
4th 5th Grade DARE Graduation; School Carnival at MACC
8th BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30
20th High School Commencement
21st GBE Field Day; 5th Grade Recognition 5:30 to 7:00 pm
22nd Rain Date for Field Day
23rd End of 4th Quarter; Last Day of School - Early Out Dismiss at 1:00
Contact Information for GBE Office Staff and Administration:
Principal's Secretary, Melissa Slater
Assistant Principal, David Samuel
Assistant Principal's Secretary, Dee Noel
Office # 660-269-2670
Address: 1320 Gratz Brown Road, Moberly MO 65270