Head U Gator News

September 16, 2016

Greenback campaign

Our annual Greenback campaign has been going on since August 25. So far we have collected $11,297. If you haven't contributed yet, you can still do so and we also are happy to apply for matching donations from employers. Many employers have processes for matching your charitable donations, and they are typically things that we have to complete. It would be great for us to meet or exceed last year's total of $12,000!


All of our grade level teams have been given an additional $500 to spend for their classrooms, and we will be ordering additional Maker Space material for our library. We also have some teacher requests for professional kits that are pretty expensive that we can now purchase as a result of your generosity!

Parking lot

I have mentioned before that the parking lot next to the school is for staff (and four purchased spots) and handicapped parking only. I wanted you to see the reason for this rule:
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As you can see, students and their parents walk across that parking lot all the time. When cars pull into the parking lot for drop off or pick up, it increases the risk that a child could be hurt. Please don't pull into that lot either in the morning or afternoon in order to help us keep our students as safe as possible.

Traffic

You may have noticed that we've settled in after 4 weeks of school. This week we were able to get everyone into the building by 7:40 most every day, and the afternoons are going more quickly as well.


Please don't drop students off in Glenhope Circle. Mrs. Hiett is noticing students who are getting out of the car at the bottom of the hill and then walking across the street. Also, wait until the crosswalk is clear before pulling forward. We have cars that pull into the crosswalk and then stop, which make it difficult or impossible for students to cross.

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Reflections contest

Each year, the national PTA hosts a fine arts contest that is open to students in grades K-12 called Reflections. Students create entries in one of 6 categories (literature, dance choreography, film production, photography, visual arts, musical composition) and their creations are judged at the school level. Winners of the contest advance to the district level contest, which can lead to state and even national recognition. The theme this year is "What is your Story?" so there are many opportunities for students to be as creative as they would like to be. Entries are due by October 27th, and forms can be picked up in the office.

Literacy meeting

GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT &

REACHING, EDUCATING, ADVOCATING FOR DYSLEXICS (READ)

invites you to our 3rd Annual LITERACY SYMPOSIUM

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 FROM 6 – 8 PM

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION CENTER 5800 COLLEYVILLE BLVD

Reading intervention, accommodations, successful transitions, assistive technology, parenting a struggling reader, Executive Functioning

JOIN US FOR AN OVERVIEW OF ALL TYPES OF SUPPORT FOR STRUGGLING READERS. THE SYMPOSIUM WILL CONSIST OF AN INTRODUCTION AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS...


STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND & BRING THEIR DISTRICT ISSUED DIGITAL DEVICE. THEY WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OTHER STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA THROUGH 2BeU AND GET HANDS ON INSTRUCTION WITH LEARNING ALLY.

For more information contact Amanda Wallace at President@read-advocate.org

Calendar


Monday, September 19

PTA Executive Board meeting 8:00- cafeteria

CEC- 3:15

Art Club: 2:55



Tuesday, September 20

La Academia Spanish classes 2:55



Wednesday, September 21



Thursday, September 22

Good News 2:55

Sky Ranch meeting 6-7 p.m.



Friday, September 23

La Academia Spanish 2:55

Sock Hop 6:30-8:00

Bricks 4 Kids 2:55

Bowman Sports 2:55