The Bear Necessities


Pre-Project Practice: Webbing

As you continue to explore topics for possible projects, consider practicing the skill of "webbing" with your students. To begin, bring in an object of interest and put it in a paper bag. Let students ask questions about what might be in the bag. Share and see what the interest level might be. Have a non-fiction book that ties into the object and read to your students. If you notice that over 1/2 of your students are pretty excited about the object/topic practice creating a web.

Tacos for Wednesday Parent Teacher Conferences

We will have tacos served for Parent Teacher Conferences at 4:00 on Wednesday. Thursday will be dinner on your own.

Please make sure that the front office has your schedule up to date. They will reschedule parents who call in using the document in this file, so keep updates fresh.

Lori will send the Conference Summary sheet for you to complete as well.

Conscious Discipline

I spent two days in a newly developed CD training for leaders. It was an amazing two days and I hope that I can use my new learning to better serve you. I listened to the barriers of so many other leaders and either I wear rose colored glasses all the time, or we are truly an exceptional team. Leading you is one of life's greatest pleasures, but it comes with a lot of pressure!! You do amazing work, I hope to support you to the level you deserve.

We will be building a Conscious Discipline Team here at GBEEC, I would like to know if you are interested in serving.

Friday Reminders

Staff Absence: If you secure a Para sub through the District, please include the sub’s name in your email to the office.

Please see the office if you would like more information regarding salary deduction donations to the United Way Campaign.


  • Mail procedure instructions and mail supplies are in the File Room. Please remember to place KC Presort slip on mail and secure with a rubber band.

  • Please notify the office if a Title student is now eligible to receive Special Education services. Please place the Title cumulative file in the brown file.

  • Regarding time off requests, classified staff will still need to request the entire time off. If they request 4 hours and they return after 4 hours plus some, they will need to modify this time off request or work the extra time before the end of the week.


October - Fire Drill

Upcoming Events:

10/18 Parent / Teacher Conferences

10/19 Parent / Teacher Conferences

10/20 ECC Comp Day

10/30 10:15 Halloween Parade - TRE Location

10/30 2:15 Halloween Parade - TRE Location

10/31 10:30 Halloween Parade - ECC Location

10/31 2:30 Halloween Parade - ECC Location

Kerry/Jeanie Schedule

Wednesday - Kerry PDO, Jeanie here

Thursday - Kerry PDO, Jeanie here


Monday - Jeanie PDO, Kerry here

Tuesday - both here

Wednesday - both here

Thursday - AM Jeanie downtown at MARC, Kerry at SLC, here in PM