Gertie Belle Rogers

March 2021 News

Random Acts of Kindness Week!

We celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 16th -19th with a variety of dress up days from Wacky Wednesday to PJ Day to Dress like a Superhero Day. Students were asked to donate 50 cents or more to dress up as a Superhero. The money raised from this day, which was $338.70, was donated to the Heart and Sole Cancer Society in recognition of February Cancer awareness month. Way to go GBR students and staff!


Please make sure you contact the school office to update us with any phone number or address changes. Sometimes we have may have a child who gets sick or who gets hurt at school and we are unable to contact the parent. This can be scary for the child. Please either stop in or call the school office at 995-3091 if you have had a change. Thank you!

The ART Room Could Use Your Help....

Thank you to everyone who has participated in PTA fundraising functions. PTA is sponsoring the purchase of supply boxes. The art room is receiving the supply boxes to help organize drawing tools for our students.

The ART room is seeking donations of Pencil Top Erasers. We have used up our erasers and need eraser TOPS! If you are interested in helping out the ART Room by make a donation of the eraser tops we use, feel free to send to school with your student. The type of eraser tops we use are pictured. We truly appreciate any donation we get.


Each year the Gertie Bell rogers PTA provides a scholarship to a former GBR student. As an applicant you must have attended GBR for at least three years. You must be a graduating senior from Mitchel Senior High School. You are encouraged to see one of the Senior High counselors for an application or you may download the application below. All scholarship applications must be turned into the GBR School office no later than Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Keep Those Memories of Your School Year!

Our GBR PTA is busy putting together the 2020 - 2021 Gertie Belle Rogers Yearbook! Order forms went home earlier this week with each student. If you would like to order a Memory Book please return the order form that was sent home - no later than Wednesday, March 10th. The cost of the Memory Books this year are $15 each book.

Choose the Box Top App and Earn Money for Our School!

If you have not already downloaded the Box Top app please take the time to do so! You can still help earn money for our school by choosing Gertie Belle Rogers when downloading the app. By doing so you can scan your grocery receipt each time after shopping and if you have purchased any items that have the box top logo on it you will be earning money for our school. It is as simple as that!

Dropping and Picking Up Students

Parents, when you are dropping off your students in the morning please do not drop them off in or near the loading zone on the North side of the building or where the buses drop off. Students have to walk around to the East side of the school building in order to enter so please just drop them off on the East side of the building before someone gets hurt with the buses coming in and then leaving again. Thank you for you cooperation!

Important Dates to Remember!

March 12th - End of Third Quarter

March 17th - Report Cards Will Go Home

March 18, 19, & 22nd - NO SCHOOL

April 1, 2, & 5 - NO SCHOOL

April 7th - Spring Pictures

April 13th - GBR Scholarship Due in GBR Office

Kindergarten/Begindergarten Jumpstart

If you have a student who will be five by September 1st, 2021, we are in the process of enrolling the kindergarteners/begindergarteners the 2021-2022 school year. We have sent out a registration packet for Kindergarten and for Jumpstart to each family. Each family is required to attend one of the sessions during one of the Jumpstart evenings. If you have not received a registration form, please contact the office. Remember that the school needs a certified copy of your student’s birth certificate before they can attend school. Please bring that to your Jumpstart session if you have not already given a copy to the office. We look forward to your son or daughter joining our GBR Golden Arrow family.

Read Across America - Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Tuesday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day and students are asked to dress up as their favorite book character - any book character. There will be a contest for the best dressed character! Each classroom will vote on their classroom winner, who will receive a prize, and each of those winners will have their names entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize!

Smarter Balance

As a reminder, all 3rd-5th grade students will be taking the Smarter Balance Test in the month of April. Please try to avoid scheduling any appointments or trips during this time. More detailed information will be shared soon. Thank you for your help.

Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary

Principal - Chris Gubbrud

Administrative Assistant - Dawn Swenson

Administrative Assistant - Judy Miiller

School Fax: 605-996-6610