Gregory Gardens Weekly Bulletin
Greetings from Administration
It is our pleasure to be serving as your interim principals while Mrs. Kolano is on medical leave. We have truly enjoyed our time getting to know students, parents and staff. We have been spending our days getting into classrooms, visiting with students in the cafeteria and learning the ins and outs of recess at Gregory Gardens. Our campus is full of wonderful students eager to learn!
A little bit about your interim administrators....
Prior to being the Vice Principal at Rio Vista and Shore Acres Elementary, Katie Koontz taught for 12 years in MDUSD. She grew up in Concord and attended St. Mary's College where she received her Bachelors of Arts Degree as well as her Masters in Teaching. She continues to be an avid Gaels Basketball fan...swing by for a chat!
Nadia Visaya has been a Program Specialist for the Special Education Department in MDUSD for the last 4 years. She services sites K-12 and is proud to be serving the Gregory Gardens Community.
We look forward to getting to know each of you while we are at Gregory Gardens. Please say hello!
Gregory Gardens Elementary
Bell Schedule and Elementary Traffic Circle
Early Kinder Friends- 7:50 am - 11:15 am
Lunch Kinder Friends- 9:45 am - 1:50 pm
Grades 1,2,3- 7:50 am - 2:30 pm
Grades 4,5- 7:40 am - 2:30 pm
Please remember to pull completely forward and do not block buses. This will ensure all students are safe and on time to school.
Robert Shearer Preschool
We look forward to the implementation of improvements to our facilities. It will begin with construction at the preschool pod. A new roof will be installed this summer, and, as a result, our extended school year program will be relocated to Sequoia Elementary School for this year only.
BUS CIRCLE reminder- For safety reasons, preschool students may not be dropped off or picked up in the bus circle at anytime of day. There is no parking in the bus circle. Parents, please park and walk your child to the preschool pod. 8:30 start time may not arrive before 8:15, 10:40 start time may not arrive before 10:30.
March 26 & 27- Alice in Wonderland Student Performance 7pmMarch 29- Cesar Chavez Day Observed
April 1-5- Spring Break
April 9- Spring Back to Success Classroom Presentations
April 9- 5th Grade Field Trip to PHMS 10:00-12:00pm
April 11- 5th grade Field Trip to VVMS
April 11- Spring Back to Success Classroom Presentations
April 15- Skydome Assembly
May 3- Incoming Kinder Assessment
May 6-10- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 10- Incoming Kinder Assessment
May 14- Open House 6:30-7:30pm
May 23- Tk/Kinder Orientation 6:30-7:30pm
May 27- No School
June 4- Field Day
June 5- 5th Grade Informal Celebration
June 5- Last Day of School- 12pm dismissal
Ms. Koontz is enjoying morning recess getting to know new 2nd grade friends! Her goal is to learn every student's name!
Please welcome Mrs. Weiler to room 22! She is eager to spend the remainder of the school year with these fabulous 4th graders.
We love this picture of Kinders reading with their teacher! Keep it up Gators.
Spring Fling 2019
Thank you PTA for sponsoring a memorable Spring Fling event last Friday.
Life is better with a good book and a great friend.
Yoga in PE
Our tiny Gators participated in Yoga during PE last week!