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GMS Weekly Announcements

October 18, 2021

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Mission Statement



It is the mission of Greenbrier Middle School to empower students to be successful, productive leaders in society. We are devoted to an engaging and rigorous curriculum, a safe and student-centered environment, and innovative teaching and learning that is built on stakeholder collaboration to educate the whole child.

GMS Theme: BE THE ONE

GMS staff was spoiled this past week by the Greenbrier Church of the Nazarene. We are so blessed to have them partner with us this year to BE THE ONE for our students! We appreciate your support more than you know! We also want to thank the Nazarene Church and Bleacher Bling for sponsoring our staff pullovers. Thanks for all you do for our staff and students! #BetheOne
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Important Dates:

-October 18th-7th Football at Beebe 5:00

-October 25th-7th Football 5:00

-November 1st-7th Football 5:00

-October 13th-End of 1st Nine Weeks

-October 19th-Early Dismissal (P/T Conferences for Grades 6-12)

-October 21st-Early Dismissal (P/T Conferences for Elementary)

-November 1st-PD Day (No School)

-November 22nd-26th Thanksgiving Break (No School)

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Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month! Click here to learn more about what dyslexia is. Sometimes people confuse dyslexia with letter reversals or "writing backwards". Dyslexia is not a vision issue, but rather a difference in the way the brain processes print.
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Social Media Awareness Campaign

Check out resources for parents on how to keep your child safe on Social Media!

GMS Students Performing the National Anthem

GMS is so proud of Lillian and Grace for singing and playing the National Anthem at this week's high school volleyball game. Great job, ladies!
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Apple Nacho Bar for Teachers

GMS loves and appreciates our teachers to the core! Teachers were treated to an Apple Nacho Bar this week!
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GHS Homecoming Royalty Celebrated our GMS Alumni

Thank you to our GHS Homecoming Royalty for recognizing our Greenbrier alumni this week with a special invite to tonight's game and a Homecoming ribbon! #GreenbrierProud
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GMS Family and Parent Engagement Informational Packet

Please read through our Family and Parent Engagement Informational Packet and then complete the form letting us know that you have read through the information. Also, please let us know if you would like to volunteer this school year.

Counselor Corner:

Here is a Family, Character Dare:

Do you know the Love Language each member of your family prefers? Here is a great dare, which in turn, would help you know each person in your family a little better! Knowing your child's love language, might help them feel a little more connected to you as well!

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Tic Toc Trend called "Devious Licks."-Parents Please Read!

Parents, please read this information about a current Tic Toc trend called "devious licks."


With this challenge, kids are encouraged to film themselves destroying, stealing, or moving school property. The challenge communicated that nothing is off-limits, including teachers' items, bathroom fixtures, furniture, and more.


We encourage families to share with students the real consequences involved in taking things or defacing school property. We want to also encourage families to discuss this from the character standpoint and doing the right thing.


We are blessed with incredible facilities for our school community and the best resources for teaching and learning. Thank you for discussing the dangers of social media, including challenges such as this, at home. We appreciate your support!

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Volunteer Training

Thanks to the ones that were able to participate in our virtual volunteer training on Thursday. Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook and here is the link to the Volunteer training slide show. Please complete the Volunteer registration form documenting your understanding of volunteer procedures and guidelines. We are blessed with very involved families and appreciate your interest in partnering with us at GMS!
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Helping Your Child with Reading!

Each month, the RISE team produces a newsletter to explore and promote the Science of Reading in Arkansas. Within the newsletter, there are lots of resources that you may find helpful as you help your child on their reading journey. Click here to check it out!
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1:1 Guidebook

Our District 1:1 Initiative Team is still working hard to support all teachers, students, and families with best use of the devices for every staff and student! This work includes creation of our 1:1 Guidebook which can be found through the link or QR code.
#GreenbrierProud
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Greenbrier School District-American Rescue Plan Act

ALL STUDENTS EAT FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AGAIN IN 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!

WE ARE #GREENBRIERPROUD THAT OUR FAMILIES HAVE THIS RESOURCE AVAILABLE!

WE STILL REQUEST OUR FAMILIES TO COMPLETE THE FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION FORM BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBLE FUTURE IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON OUR TITLE I STATUS AND FUNDING FOR STUDENT RESOURCES.

FORMS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT THE LINK BELOW AND WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

Check out our new 2021 GMS T-shirts and Window Decal 😍 Use QR code to order today!

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COVID Reminder:

It is imperative that parents always contact Kristi Williams, our COVID Point of Contact, at 501-581-1191 regarding anything to do with COVID testing/results or quarantine.
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GMS Point of Contact Information

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BUS NOTES

If students are to ride a different bus home than normal, they MUST bring a note and have it signed by the office. The student will then give it to the bus driver. If a student does not have the note signed by the office, the bus driver will not allow the student to ride home to a different location.

Reminder for Quarantined Students:

While a student is quarantined, they will not be allowed to attend any function here on campus. This would include sporting events. Thanks for understanding and your cooperation.

Google Meet for Quarantined Students

When a student is quarantined, students will be able to continue with class instruction through Google Meets. Each day, students will log in to their Google Classrooms each period and will participate in class through the Google Meet. Students attendance will be based on students being logged on for the complete class period.


Google Meet Expectations:


*Be on time to class and you must stay logged on the entire session.

*Keep your camera on and muted until teacher directs otherwise.

*Engagement is required, participate by answering questions, etc.

*Wear appropriate clothes.

*You must identify yourself with your full name when entering a Google Meet Session.

*Choose a quiet place in your house that is away from distractions. Students should be focused on the lesson and not participating in other activities at the same time.

*You must log in using your school gmail account. Profile pictures should include your face.

School appropriate backgrounds.

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PTO Contact Information

If you would like to volunteer at GMS and need information, please feel free to send an email to PTOgreenbrierms@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • To help things flow as quickly as possible at our car rider line, we ask that you let your child know which line you will be using so that they can be standing on that side of the pick up line. This will especially be important in bad weather when students will not be able to be standing outside.
  • Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. and pick up will begin at 3:20 p.m. Please remember to pull up as close as possible to the car in front of you. This allows us to load several students at one time.
  • Tardy Bell rings at 7:50 when instruction begins for the day.
  • We encourage you to still come eat lunch with your child. However, this year you will have to eat at one of the outside seating areas. Parents will not be able to enter the cafeteria due to safety guidelines.

Drop Off and Pick Up Routes for Middle School and Jr. High

Just a reminder to be patient with us the first day of car rider line. Please remember that middle school has two lines for car riders. The right lane will turn towards Hwy 65 at the Panther head and exit to Hwy 65. The left lane will turn left at the Panther head and merge in with Jr. High car rider line and exit back on to Hwy. 25.
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Dress Code

Please be mindful of the student dress code for students in grades 6-7. Students who are in violation of dress code will be asked to change and parents will be notified. You can find the dress code in the link below.

Greenbrier Middle School

Principal, Sarah Jerry jerrys@greenbrierschools.org

Asst. Principal, Rachel Atkinson atkinsonr@greenbrierschools.org

Secretary, Susan Bradley bradleys@greenbrierschools.org

Nurse, Dollie Greene greened@greenbrierschools.org

Counselor, Tami Buchanan buchanant@greenbrierschools.org