Gratz Brown News

September 29, 2017

A Memo from Mrs. Doss

Happy Friday GBE Families!

We have ended our last day of September on a positive note! Our awards assembly today was amazing, and we had several parents able to attend. Always join us if you can!

Our students rocked out being recognized for their learning and good choices as GBE Super Spartans! We even had our Senior Spartan Football Players here to hand out awards!!

We ended our morning with a celebration for students and growth mind set moments. Every student received a lanyard and smiley pin for working so hard on their Star tests. They will have a chance with each Star Testing window to set and reach a goal. If they reach their goal they receive a new Button Pin to place on their lanyard for each area tested. The kids were excited to know at the end of the year they get to take the lanyards home with their button pins!

Our goal this time was to have our students maintain their Star score in math and reading from their Spring or Summer School score. We have some who had a goal to maintain above their grade level since they did score over this range previously.

They will be getting button pins for math and/or reading if they reached this goal set. We also had these students join us for a Dance Party on the softball field to celebrate this morning. A total of 368 students were able to participate for reaching this first goal for Star. :)

If students were not able to reach this goal they were able to have some Growth Mind set moments and talks with teachers to look forward to the next window. These students were excited about growing and reaching their next goal. We felt this helps with knowing we have another time to try, we were just not there "Yet". The power of not getting it "Yet" is huge for our students to understand, and keep on trying.

We always keep on trying, even when it is hard-

Angie Doss

Moberly Public Schools Mission Statement:

To ensure all students have a quality education and a sense of direction.

GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:

GBE Students want to be a Champion in:

  1. Attitude

  2. Action

  3. Academics

GBE Partners in Education

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

Arts Appliances and Furniture

Central Bank of Moberly

Character Trait/Terrific Kid for October: Cooperation

PTO Information:

Our PTO monthly meetings take place once a month on the last Monday. The meeting will begin each time at 5:30 pm. in the GBE Library.

Please attend for a voice and input this school year. Your officers this year are:

Stephanie Mefford PTO President

Angie Doss PTO Vice President

David Samuel PTO Secretary

Melissa Slater PTO Treasurer

We always want more parent input and faces in our building.

Knights of Columbus Donate to our Elementary Schools:

Knights of Columbus making a coat donation for our three Elementary schools in Moberly. We received a total of 60 coats. Mrs. Emily Seiner is our District Resource Coordinator that works with families to that have any need, such as coats, gloves, and hats.

This is the second year that the school district has been chosen as a the recipient of the coat drive and is a huge blessing to our students in need.

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Save the Date:

Feel free to detach the bottom portion of this newsletter to keep on the fridge as reminder to all of the events we have coming up this school year. Others will be added as the year progresses, but these are the events already set on the calendar at this time.


2nd McDonald's Cookie Sales Delivered to GBE

3rd McTeacher Night at McDonalds 4:30 to 8:30 pm

4th Walk to School from Zion Lutheran Church depart at 7:55 am; Fall GBE Back to School Bash 5:00 to 6:30 pm on the back playground blacktop

4th, 5th and 6th Big Smiles at GBE

9th No School/Columbus Day

11th Bike to School from Lee's Lawn Care depart at 7:50 am

13th GBE PTO Fundraiser pick up date from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in Cafeteria; End of 1st Quarter

17th Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:30 to 7:00 pm

19th Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00 to 8:00 pm; Early Out Day

20th No School

27th Lady Greyhound Guest Readers at GBE today: Spartan Spirit Awards Assembly at 8:35 am

31st Halloween; Jump with Jill Assembly today from 9:00 to 10:00 am