March 29, 2017
Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE 2017-2018
Tuesday, April 18th, from 5:00-7:00 PM ** (New Date)
A child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017
Online Enrollment is Now Open.
Visit the HSE Website for more information, including early entrance. http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/kindergarten.aspx
The New Climbing Wall
Mr. Sutherlin instructs 3rd graders on the new climbing wall.
Climbing to New Heights!
Our Lifeskills students give it a try!
Thank you PTO!!
Every class is being trained in climbing techniques and safety procedures.
Thank you to all the parents who made their way out to support the GES Marketplace. It was a wonderful day! Your children are amazing. They display such passion and love for learning. The are curious and creative. Thank you for sharing them with us each day. We are honored. Thank you for your encouragement at home and thank you for your support of our school!
Have a safe and wonderful spring break.
ISTEP+ Testing Begins After Spring Break
Third and fourth grade students will begin ISTEP+ Part 2 testing with the Practice Test on Wednesday, April 12 through Friday, April 14. Students will continue testing through Friday, April 28.
It is critical that your child is present these days of school. In the event of an absence on a testing day, makeups must occur prior to Friday, May 5th.
How can you help your child?
- Charge your child's iPad nightly.
- Ensure your child is getting a good night's sleep leading up to and throughout the testing dates.
- Ensure your child has a good breakfast.
- Encourage your child to do their best and be proud of his/her effort.
Spring Pictures April 11
Spring Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 11. This is the week we get back from spring break. Flyers were sent home last week. Online orders will be accepted until the night before. Students who place an order online or bring a paid order envelope will be photographed. Two poses are offered.
Click here or visit inter-state.com/order and use the order code: 17363NB or 17363JB.
Students in Mrs. Wolf's 2nd grade class worked on persuasive writing.
Students each picked a product and wrote to the company about what they liked about the product and gave suggestions to make the product even better.
Four students wrote to Frito Lay about the chips they sell. Pat Wolter visited our classroom to share about the Frito Lay company.
Family Night at the GES Library
Visiting Author - Troy Cummings
Author/illustrator Troy Cummings will be visiting Geist Elementary on May 4th. Each grade level will spend time with him discussing his work. Troy may be best known for his series of beginning chapter books called Notebook of Doom. Children will have an opportunity to pre-order one or more of Troy's book for autographing. Click here for the order form.
Friends of the Library
Notes from the Music Room
*Our 3rd and 4th graders are working hard in their recorder groups. Students are learning new pieces to play, and learning new notes as they progress.
*Our 2nd graders are working very hard on their 2nd grade Musical called "The Principal and the Pea" The musical will be presented on May 10th at 7:00. Please put this date on your calendars! We are beginning in-class auditions for solos and speaking parts. The students are learning to follow a musical score and learning movement to the songs. We look forward to performing for you! Please watch for further communications about any extra practices and costume information.
*Our first graders are learning new songs and playing instruments with the songs. We have recently learned to play hand bells, and are currently working on xylophones. We are also learning about different instrument families, such as Brass, Woodwind, Strings and Percussion instruments.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for all of your support with Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart. We are over $24,000 and I will have a final total soon. As I said in earlier newsletters, this amount will put the school over the 1/4 Million $ mark for our school over 13 years!!!! AMAZING
Another Thank You to the PTO for the awesome rock climbing/traverse wall. The students are already putting it to good use and having a great time with it.
One last thing
Fourth Grade Track starts on April 10. We will meet on Mondays and Fridays until May 15. Check with me for more info.
Have a great break and stay active and healthy!!
Student Council Spirit Day April 21
Suggested donations include:
coloring books, crayons, construction paper, glue sticks, glitter glue, stickers, scissors (kid or adult), play-doh, modeling clay, wikki sticks, model magic, watercolor paper, white cardstock, sketchbooks, water-color paints, canvas boards, colored pencils, charcoal markers, sharpies, drawing sets, and mechanical pencils.
Classroom Requests for 2017-2018
It is that time of the year where we will accept letters about class placements for next year. Please know that we do not accept teacher requests. You are welcome to share with us what characteristics you feel help your child be successful, however, notes or emails with teacher names are not referenced in the class placement process. Please direct all letters to Mr. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Diversity at GES!
At Geist Elementary, we want to celebrate our diversity. To become a more welcoming school, we are planning a special project. This is where we need your help!
We want to know how you say ‘Welcome to Geist’ in other languages. If you speak a different language in your home other than English, please send Mr. Reynolds an email or a letter with the below information.
Welcome to Geist-_______________________________
Language used- __________________________________
Thank you, and if you have any questions, please email Mr. Reynolds at email@example.com
If you and your family is in need of any assistance of any kind, please contact Mr. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-915-4260.
Lunch Menus and Visitors
We love our lunch visitors! Please remember that we are unable to offer lunch to our visitors. You are welcome to bring your lunch; please no restaurant-packaged food.
Want to keep up on what's happening at school?
Geist Elementary PTO
Our fantastic PTO has a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GeistElementaryPTO/
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT GEIST:
Chess Club Starting April 12
Engineering for Kids Starts April 14
Geist Half Marathon with Geist Elementary
Go to Geisthalf.com
Click "Register Now"
Click the green "Tickets" tab
Click on the “Enter Promotional Code” in the upper right hand corner of the screen
Enter “SchoolProgram2017” as the program code
Please make sure you choose “School Program / Pay Now” Do not choose just School Program
Complete the registration form
If you have questions, please call or email. I hope to see a large group representing Geist.
HSE Schools Community Bulletin Board
HSE Schools has created a Community Bulletin Board on its district website. This will serve as a central location to find information about activities and events promoted by organizations that serve our students and their families. This is where the Fishers Library, YMCA, S.P.O.R.T.S. and other groups' registration information will be located.
Parents can view the information at any time by visiting http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/bulletin.aspx.