GCIS Friday Focus 2/3/17

We're Not Here to be average; we're here to be AWESOME!

Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 2/6 Day 1

  • Iowa Assessments AM
  • 504 Mtg after school
  • IEP Mtg after school


Tuesday: 2/7 Day 2

  • Iowa Assessments AM
  • Mtg: Brenda O. 2:00 pm


Wednesday: 2/8 Day 3

  • Iowa Assessments AM
  • Lunch dates
  • Clubs
  • Collaboration
  • Meeting w/ 6th & Lori 2:00pm Doug's Room


Thursday: 2/9 Day 4

  • Iowa Assessments AM
  • Admin Mtg 2pm

Friday 2/10 Day 1

  • Iowa Assessments AM
  • Mtg w/ Tim 9:30 am

Staff Shout Outs!

I wanted to shout out to everyone! Thanks for a great week! I know this week has been packed with a lot! You all have been great! Next week during Iowa Assessment feel free to dress comfortable, just like we are encouraging students to do! You all deserve it!


4th grade teachers, Shawn, Brenda Miller, and Colleen:

Thanks for your efforts in putting on our Movie Night and bake sale! It was awesome to see our community come together to support one of our students in such a caring and compassionate way!


Sindee wanted to give a shout out to Heather Berglund! She gave the Heimlich maneuver in lunch this week! Thanks so much for stepping in and helping out when one of our students needed us!

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Things Coming to Add to the Calendar!

Future Dates (This is the doc that was shared at the beginning of the year)


Iowa Assessment Testing Week of Feb 6th-10th

Make Up Testing: Feb 13th-17th


PBIS Winter Bash Friday February 24th


  • 7 oaks sledding
  • Skateland Jefferson
  • Hidden Acres



No School March 1st


Spring Break: March 13th-17th


GCIS Spring Conferences: March 21st & 23rd


  • 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Weekly Links...

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)


Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)


Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave


*Postcards Due to Heather by noon on Thursday


  • Our goal is to drop in mail Thursday afternoon. If you need more cards see H. Hadley

PD Calendar for Year Link

Below is the link for the PD Calendar for the year. Hopefully this is helpful in your planning and also let's you know of additional learning happening around the district. Time spent collaborating with all of you around this was AWESOME! Brenda and I work with amazing people! Let us know how we might help as we kick off the 2nd part of the year!


2nd Semester Re-Set Building Goal & PD Calendar

GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub