Mustang Message

May 22, 2017

A Principal's Perspective

It is hard to believe that this was the last full week with our students! As we finish out the year, it is my hope that we look back on the year knowing that we have made an impact on the lives of each of our students with our passion, creativity, ideas, and lessons that we taught. Also as important is the relationships and connections that we have created with each student. Relationships that will shape a lifetime. As we celebrate the end of the year, I hope that we take the time to reflect on the difference that we have made in each life...each day... each hour at Greens Prairie Elementary.

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Morning Duties for the Week

Morning Assembly (7:20): Gibbs

Gym (7:20): Bingaman

Cafeteria (7:20): Matthews

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Marshall

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:50): Reed

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:50): Parr & Simmons

Counselor Schedule: Classroom Support

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

Friday: Faculty and Family Party! Saddle Creek beginning at 6:00 pm -Swimming, games, food and fun! Come on out to celebrate the end of the year!

Monday: Grades due at 8:00 am; 4th Grade Variety Show at 8:30; Board Game Day! Technology Lunch - Fajitas from Abuelos - We have 22 staff members that had perfect attendance for the afternoon tech trainings! To celebrate your commitment to learning all things tech, enjoy a fajita lunch from Abuelos. Food will be in the science lab.; We will also have a red, white & blue celebration cake to enjoy with Maria who will be an American citizen soon!

Tuesday: Field Day (see schedule below);

Wednesday: Food Day; Kinder Program at 9:30; Awards Assembly: K-8:30, 1st - 9:00, 2nd - 1:15, 3rd - 2:00 & 4th - 9:30

Thursday: Last Day of School!!!; Sing-A-Long at 8:30; 4th Grade program at 9:45; Early Release at 12:45; Report Cards sent home; Last day of school schedule link:

Friday: Meet at 8:30 in Cafeteria- Pancakes

News & Notes

  • Staffing Updates:
-Christa Keiper - Christa will be moving to Houston. She has a new job coaching at a private school in Houston. Congratulations Christa!

-Morgan Gibbs- Morgan Gibbs will be moving to 3rd grade. She wants to teach math/science/social studies.

-Sally Hughes has a unique opportunity to work at Blinn College using her technology and educational design background.

  • Field Day:

Field day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd.

Field Day is a great day of celebration and competition! As always, field day is a chance for all of our staff to be all in with the students! Teachers and staff will cheer on the students as they participate in field day. See below for schedule and staffing. Appropriate length shorts, tennis shoes (not beach flip flops), and shirts good to go on this day.

  • *First and Second grade - 8:10-1010. First grade will report to the gym first for an hour of tug-o-war. Second grade will be outside for the first hour and then they will switch. SPED Resource Primary, Life Skills Egli's staff, Reading Specialists, Ballard, Bairrington, counselor, library all attending to help and cheer.

    *Kinder will report outside only from 10:25-11:25. Counselor, Ballard, Bairrington

    *Third and Fourth grade - 12:45-2:45. Third grade will report to the gym first for an hour of tug-o-war. Fourth grade will be outside for the first hour and then they will switch. Counselor, Ballard, Bairrington, Resource 2nd-4th, Math Specialists, Life Skills - Smith's staff all attending to help and cheer.

  • End of the Year Activities: Please remember that we still have four days of instruction and fun festivities. It is important to keep structure and consistency as much as possible to promote positive student behavior.

  • Moving Rooms?: We have several staff members that are moving rooms. Keeping the above in mind about end of the year activities, moving rooms will be a logistical Jenga game where moving parts affect another part. So, if you are moving and want to get in your new room ASAP, please remember that the other teacher may not be able to move their items according to your schedule. If students are in the room, boxing up and moving will need to be done at another time. To be respectful of the teacher that is currently in the room you are moving to, please box up your items and keep in your room, move to one side of the science lab after Monday, or wait until Friday which is a staff day. If the teacher happens to have space in your future room, work with that teacher.

If you are moving rooms and have already spent your $200 for your current

classroom and need some things for your new room, come see Donna to discuss


Mustang Yee Haws!

  • Congratulations to the following graduates of staff members!