Mustang Message

December 7, 2015

A Principal's Perspective

Do you know who brought Frosty back to life in Frosty the Snowman? Do you know the average number of ornaments typically found on a Christmas tree? What song will you hear on every street corner? Okay, just a little holiday trivia for some fun!

This can be a very stressful time of year even though we are supposed to be merry and bright. This week in anticipation of Frosty's Snow Bash I know that you have had a little more stress in your day. With that said, I want to thank you for your enthusiastic support of the PTO. I am looking forward to a great day on Saturday! Sweet T is setting up and looking festive! The final preparations are being completed for the Snow Bash. The classroom doors are magnificent and very creative! The auction is off to a great start! We are ready! Now, please stop over bidding me on the auction and it will be a merry day!

These last two weeks before the holidays bring joy, laughter and great memories. I hope each of us take time to enjoy our school family during this holiday season!

Be Legendary - See the possibilities!


Big image

Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Littlefield

Gym (7:20): Shafer

Cafeteria (7:20): Fortner

Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Marler

Parent Drop Off Traffic: McMurray

Parent Drop Off: Lake & Rhine

Counselor Schedule: Small Group Instruction

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

Friday: Sweet T Exclusive Preview for GP staff @ 4:30 - Free entry to shop early! Sweet T Market for guests 5:00-8:00

Saturday: Frosty's Snow Bash 9:00-11:00

Monday: Volunteered at Frosty's Snow Bash? Wear Jeans!!!; Math Estimations from Frosty's Snow Bash revealed in Morning Assembly

Tuesday: PTO Grant Announcements in Morning Assembly; GP Faculty Meeting - All Staff in Attendance

Wednesday: Help the Brazos Valley Food Bank - Students & Staff pay a $1 to wear their PJs! Gift of Time - See sign up sheet in previous Smore; Open tech support with Parr 3:15-4:00 in room 405

Thursday: 4th Grade Musical 8:30 (Third, Kindergarten, PPCD, PreK) & 1:30 (Second, First, PPCD, PreK); SIT meetings Group #4 (Simpson, Bahls, Reed, Piscacek)

Friday: Lunch for Frosty's Snow Bash Classroom Door Prize Winners; Hot Chocolate Bar provided by PTO!

News & Notes

  • Hour of Code: This year the national Hour of Code will be December 7-13th. Check out the links for more information. Hour of Code Website: & Video Link:

  • DEIC: Joy Williams will be representing GP at next week's DEIC meeting. Agenda items include next year's calendar and discussion about a 9 week grading period for elementary schools (elementary only). Joy needs your feedback so that she can share your thoughts with the district committee.

  • Frosty's Snow Bash Updated Details:

* Sweet T Vendors: The Sweet T vendors will be setting up tomorrow in the gym. When arriving, they will check in at the office and wear a visitor's badge. It is important that visitors on campus not be able to roam the building. If you see a guest without a visitor's badge, escort them to the office. Sweet T vendors should remain in the gym throughout the day.

* Publicize the Event: Please share the event using your class communication system, on personal Facebook/Twitter, etc., talk it up with your students and share event details with family/friends. Encourage everyone to go to the silent auction link:

* Volunteer Check In: On Saturday, a volunteer table will be set up outside the front office. If you are volunteering, please check at the volunteer table for updated information.

Answer to Trivia - I know you were wondering!

1. Santa

2. 75

3. Silver Bells

Livebinder Link