October 9, 2017
A Principal's Perspective
This weekend is the 14th annual Buddy Walk to celebrate and support the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley. https://www.ds-stride.org/dsabvbuddywalk/ The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. Through this event awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people with down syndrome is promoted.
I like to include clips in my Mustang Message that can teach us. I hope that you take time to view both of these clips because not only will they teach us, but they will touch our hearts as well. Take a look at the two clips below of Blake. I couldn't decide which clip was better because they both told Blake's story so well. So, I wanted to share both with you. Blake is the youngest entrepreneur in Sanger, Tx. Blake is also the first business owner in Texas with down syndrome. Blake as stated in the clip, "defines the spirit of Texas."
How is Blake successful? He has an undying community of support. With that community of high expectations for Blake, the sky is the limit! Blake defies the odds as he shares his joy, hugs, and his beautiful smile with his customers. Blake indeed is changing the hearts and minds of people in Sanger, TX.
How do we come together as a GP community to defy the odds for our students? Do we have high expectations and a community of support for each of our students? Do we have that undying belief that the sky is the limit for each of our 775 students? What will define our GP spirit where we collectively defy the odds?
Jennie Fortner shared her precious story of Gage coming into this world. She posted her story on Facebook. She is going to email it to GP as well. Her story and Blake's story can teach us, yes, but will touch your heart too!
Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!
Morning Duties of the Week
Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20): Glunk
Gym (7:20): Knight
Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20): LeBlanc
Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20): Weber & J. Rhine
Cafeteria (7:20): Prukop
Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Car Drop Off after all buses arrive): Holecek
Counselor Schedule: - Classroom Support
Librarian: GP - W,Th,F
Week at a Glance
Campus Social Focus: Mustang Spirit (video link: http://safari.csisd.org/SAFARI/generated/embedlinks/fe133a14a132a0b63a5df0a35edd1bd1.mp4 ) T - Teamwork
Vision Testing 3rd & 4th Grades
Monday: : Parent Conference Day, AED Drill for AED Team @ 3:00, 3:30 Instructional Coach/Leadership Team Meeting
Tuesday: Birthday in October? Wear jeans! Bday Jean Pass Day; 3:30 Faculty Meeting - Math & ELA Teachers, SPED Teachers
Thursday: REACH, Fall Picture Day - Each staff member will need to take their picture which will be in the yearbook.
Friday: ELA Meetings/Conference Time - Math teachers will need to join the meeting for the first few minutes.; PTO grants open & will be due November 3rd.
News & Notes
GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay your grade level Social Rep. Our goal is to collect all the dues by Tuesday, October 31st. See Social Committee tab below in this Smore.
Parent Conference Day: Our GP goal is 100% parent conference attendance. If you are struggling to reach a parent, please let the office know so that we can help. Dress? Jeans and Mustang Strong or Gray/Purple school shirt
Social Committee Overview
Tell Me Something Good!
Mustang Yee Haws!
Pattie Bartosh - October 9th
Stephanie Anderson - October 13th