Gratz Brown News

March 2, 2018

From the Principal's Desk

March has started off with a breeze in the air and warmer weather. We are definitely ready for it at GBE! First off, I wanted to thank our parents that were able to attend our Parent Night last week. We were able to share out learning games and resources to parents for Math and Reading. As always, our PTO was supportive in this event, and purchased door prizes for those that attended and won the luck of the draw, at the end of the night. I also would like to give a special thanks to Moberly Motors for the donation of Car Lover's' Goodie Basket that included an oil change. We are blessed to be supported by our community and parents!

We are gearing up for several events this next month including Parent Teacher Conferences and Spring Break. I have included the dates and times at the bottom of this newsletter for you to detach and keep as a reminder. We encourage all of our Parents to please attend Spring Conferences to partner with us in your child's educational journey.

Thank you for your support,

Angie Doss

GBE Principal

Moberly Public School Mission Statement:

To ensure all students have a quality education and a sense of direction.

GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:

GBE Students want to be a Champion in:

  1. Attitude

  2. Action

  3. Academics

GBE Partners in Education

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

Arts Appliances and Furniture

Central Bank of Moberly

Character Trait for March: Self-Discipline

Major Saver

The Moberly Public Schools Foundation discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 20 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign go to the participating schools.

Discount card sales occur in Moberly schools starting Thursday, March 1st thru Tuesday, March 13th.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.

Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family! On our homepage you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Save the Date:

Feel free to detach the bottom portion of this newsletter to keep on the fridge as reminder to all of the events we have coming up this school year. Others will be added as the year progresses, but these are the events already set on the calendar at this time.


2nd Read Across America Day

5th Spartan Tutoring Make Up Day

9th End of 3rd Quarter

11th Daylight Savings Time Begins

13th Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30 to 7:00 pm; BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30 pm

15th Early Release Day Dismiss @ 1:00; Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 to 8:00 pm

16th No School

26th to April 2nd Spring Break No School


MAP testing begins at GBE

1st Easter Sunday

3rd Return from Spring Break; MAP testing window opens - specific testing dates will be sent prior to this month

10th BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30 pm

11th Mid Quarter

20th No School

26th 3B Field Trip

27th 3A Field Trip

30th Spring Scholastic BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) Book Fair begins; 4th Grade Fine Arts Program 6:00 to 7:00 pm


4th Skype at GBE with Author Chris Grabenstein- link to his website

4th 5th Grade DARE Graduation; School Carnival at MACC

8th BOE mtg at Central Office 5:30

16th 4B Field Trip

17th 4A Field Trip

20th High School Commencement

21st GBE Field Day; 5th Grade Recognition 5:30 to 7:00 pm

22nd Rain Date for Field Day

23rd End of 4th Quarter; Last Day of School - Early Out Dismiss at 1:00

Contact Information for GBE Office Staff and Administration:

Principal, Angie Doss

Principal's Secretary, Melissa Slater

Assistant Principal, David Samuel

Assistant Principal's Secretary, Dee Noel

Office # 660-269-2670

Address: 1320 Gratz Brown Road, Moberly MO 65270