What's Up Weekly!


Important Dates:

March 2-6: Statistics in Schools Week-- Complete the Census!

Book Fair Before school and during specials March 2-6th.

Read Across America! Come to GIS and read a picture book to a class! Friday, March 6

No School- Spring Break! March 9-13


Tuesday 3/24- Math Benchmark 4th/5th

Wednesday 3/25- Reading Benchmark 4th/5th

Thursday 3/26- 4th Writing/5th Science Benchmark

Friday 3/27- Make Up Testing

Friday 4/3- End of 5th 6 weeks


Tuesday 4/7: 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math

Wednesday 4/8: 5th Grade Reading

Friday 4/10- Monday 4/13- School Holiday - No School

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Donuts at Drop off

Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30-7:45am

GIS library

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Brewerton's Class measuring angles


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Learn with IXL at home!

Please have your child practice problems under the Diagnostic tab for a minimum of 10 minutes a week.

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?! Riddle of the Week ?!

Vision trumps all other senses.

  • Vision is by far our most dominant sense, taking up half of our brain's resources.

  • What we see is only what our brain tells us we see, and it's not 100 percent accurate.

  • The visual analysis we do has many steps. The retina assembles photons into little movie-like streams of information. The visual cortex processes these streams, some areas registering motion, others registering color, etc. Finally, we combine that information back together so we can see.

  • We learn and remember best through pictures, not through written or spoken words.

Brain Rules by John Medina

Let's see who is reading the newsletter....

With what resource do we learn and remember the best?

Campus Wide Expectations- Buff a Laws

Please click the link (button) above to see the explanation of our campus expectations. We use tickets to reward positive behavior of students. Students may use their tickets to purchase items and attend a reward activity every 6 weeks.

Character Counts!! #BuffPride

Braveheart of the Week #Superhero #ThePowerofOne

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Braveheart Award for this week goes to..... Ms. Puente!

Thank you Ms. Puente for everything that you do!

Ms. Puente does a great job of meeting our students needs. She establishes good relationships with students in the classroom so that they are comfortable to learn and grow throughout the year. She is willing to help out where it is needed and always helps us with translating as well. She is easy to work with and a great team player!

I appreciate Ms. Puente for being a superhero to many. Thank you for your positive impact you have on students and staff at GIS.

Bravely leading students to see their WONDER.

Thank you Ms. Puente - we appreciate you! (4th and 5th ELAR Bil)

#ThePowerofOne #KnowyourWHY

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