GJM Family Connection
October is Principal's Month. Make sure you thank the leaders of the school.
World Teacher Day is coming up. Our teachers work hard everyday for each student. Let's show them some appreciation through a thank you card , a Remind message or an email showing your appreciation. Your student can even write a letter, too.
We appreciate you for taking time out of your busy schedules for parent conferences. Our teachers value the time they had speaking with each of you.
Counselor's Corner by: Mrs. Jimenez
GJM will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 23-27. Each day of Red Ribbon Week we are reinforcing the idea of living a healthy, drug free lifestyle. This year's theme is “Be Kind To Your Mind. Live Drug Free.” and we would like to invite your family to participate at home during Red Ribbon week.
Monday - “Celebrate in Red”
Wear as much RED as you can!
Students will receive a spirit tag.
Roleplay with your family:
What would you do if someone offered you drugs or a vape?
What would you do if someone offered you alcohol?
Tuesday - “It is Crazy to do Drugs”
Wear Crazy Socks and Crazy Hat
Family Game Night:
Pick a favorite board game to play together
Wednesday -”Future Career or College”
Dress like your future career. (Ex: scientist, athlete, police, etc.)
Or Wear your favorite college shirt or college colors.
Family Read- a -Thon Night
Grab a pile of your favorite books and take turns reading books out loud so everyone in the family can participate.
Thursday -“Peace Out to Drugs”
Dress in Tie Dyed Color Clothing
Family Art Night
Color, draw, paint or create a masterpiece together as a family.
Friday – “Team Up and Tackle Drugs”
Wear your favorite Team Jersey, Ingleside gear or blue to show your school pride.
Family Movie Night or Family Football Game Night
Grab some popcorn and your family and sack out on the couch and enjoy a family favorite movie together.
Fall Family Activities
- Visit a Pumpkin Farm or Corn Maze
- Attend a Fall Festival
- Create a family meal together - develops kitchen skills when you let your students help with dinner or Saturday morning breakfast, eat together - helps with manners, and then clean up together - goes with responsibility
- Grocery Store Treasure Hunt - Find a fruit grown in your state, name a favorite flavor of yogurt, find something made with whole grains
- Read a book about autumn
- Compare apple or pumpkin prices, use terms greater than, less than, or equal to
- Write a spooky Halloween story.
Nurse News by: Nurse Willams
Snack vs. Treats
Hello GJM Family. Here at GJM the students have been working hard and staying
active, there is no doubt that their appetites will increase. Healthy snacks provide
nutrition that increases focus, performance and energy. The American Dietetic
Association states, children are able to comprehend and retain information presented in
the classroom at a higher rate when their bodies are fueled consistently.
What is a snack vs a treat? A snack is a mini meal that is healthy and can hold you
over when the time between meals is long. Treats tend to be less nutritious and will
generally contain more calories, sugar and fat. This may cause sugar levels to spike
and then crash causing fatigue and an increase in hunger. We all enjoy a treat
sometimes, but most days it’s best to indulge in a healthy snack.
Here are some snack ideas:
Baked Chips, string cheese, nuts and raisins, cut up veggies with hummus, fruit,
Also, please remember to have your child bring a bottled water to school. Water is
always a good healthy choice!
UPCOMING GJM EVENTS
Oct. 2 - School Custodian Appreciation Day
Oct. 5 - World Teacher Day
Oct. 6 - National Coaches Day
Oct. 6 - "BLUE OUT" for Mustang Homecoming
Oct. 9 - Eat lunch with your child (5th Grade 11:00 am - 11:30 am, 3rd 11:35 am -12:05 pm, 4th 12:30 pm - 1 pm)
Oct. 8 - 14 - National Fire Prevention Week
Oct. 12 - PICTURE DAY!
Oct. 13 - Fire Safety during PE (Ingleside Fire Department)
Oct. 16 - Boss's Day
Oct. 20 - "Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct. 23 - 27 - Red Ribbon Week, see above for the dress up days
Oct. 28 - PTO Fall Festival, 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Oct. 31 - Dress Up
Nov. 6 - Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day Presentation
Nov. 17 - Substitute Professional
Nov. 20 - 24 Thanksgiving Break