Gertie Belle Rogers

January Newsletter 2021

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  • Please call the office before 8:45 if your child is late or will not be here. 995-3091
  • We will be distributing fliers, classroom info. and important items every Friday. Please be sure to check your child's backpack/folder.
  • If you have a new phone number or address, please update your information in the office. This includes work phone number, personal phone numbers, and emergency contacts. When we have an urgent situation, it is vital that we are able to contact a parent. Sending a note with your child works, as does calling the office. Thanks in advance.
  • Winter is here! Our weather can change quickly in the state, so we want to be prepared for an emergency dismissal. Please be sure that we have updated information in the office as to what your plans will be in the case of an emergency early dismissal. For example, if your student typically rides the bus, we need to know if you want them to ride the bus if we dismiss early. Thanks for keeping us informed!


Please be sure to have your student dressed appropriately for the changing weather. This includes hats, gloves, warm coats, and soon snow pants and boots. All students will go outside for every recess unless the wind chill temperature is below zero.

Mark Your Calendar!!

January 4, 2021 - School Resumes @ 8:15 a.m.

January 14, 2021 - GBR Parent Teacher Conferences

(More information to come)

January 18, 2021 - No School Today due to Staff Development

February 12 & 15, 20201 - No School

March 12 - End of Third Quarter

March 18, 19, & 22 - No School

April 1, 2, & 5 - No School - Easter Break

Ugly Sweater Day at GBR!

Thank You Vern Eide & Dobesh Chiropractic for Lunch!

GBR's staff was treated to a catered Subway lunch from Vern Eide on Thursday, December 3rd. Our staff was so grateful for the special treat. Thank you so much! We truly appreciate the kind gesture! Also, thank you so much to Dobesh Chiropractic and staff for the Subway lunch provided as well on Thursday, December 17th. Thank you again for caring!


There are many items piling up in our lost and found. If your child is missing any items, please take a moment and have your child check the lost and found room. If you need to come into the school building to check the lost and found you will need to have a mask on.


Just a reminder that the doors to the school do not open until 7:30 a.m. and there is no supervision until 7:30 a.m. Therefore, please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the cold weather with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

A Few More Teachers Rockin' Their Ugly Sweaters!


Gertie Belle Rogers teachers will having Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, January 14th from 3:15 pm - 9:00 pm. Please be mark this on your calendar and be watching for more information to come home regarding the conferences.

Would You Like to Help Out the Art Room?

The Art room is in need of a few supplies for upcoming art projects. If you are willing to contribute please feel free to send packages of paper napkins, paper plates and Styrofoam egg cartons. Please drop any item off in the school office. Mrs. Geist would be so appreciative!! Thank you in advance!

Congratulations! To the Mitchell School District Art Department students who won ribbons at the 2020 South Dakota State Fair.

Check out the awards video to see what they created!

State Fair Art Award Winners Mitchell 2019-2020

GBR Elementary

GBR Fax Number: 605-995-3091

Administrative Assistants - Judy Miiller & Dawn Swenson

Principal - Chris Gubbrud -