GES Mustang Bulletin
Issue 6: September 24, 2021
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Hi GES Families;
We hope that your week has been a good one and that your weekend will be filled with fun, family, and friends. What a great week we have had at GES!
Can you believe we are almost through the month of September? How time flies! I really have to brag about our students, they are doing such a great job with all the safety precautions and continue to show their HEARTS! We are so proud of them. All the parent involvement and encouragement does not go unnoticed by the teachers and staff.
Just a reminder, this coming Monday, the Gunnison-Watershed School District is hosting a District-Wide Professional Development for all employees. Therefore, there is no school on Monday, September 27th for students.
Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support of our students and school and we look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday morning!
Michael Seefried, Principal
Happy Friday, Families! One of the hardest things for us to see as caretakers is our kids hurting in any way. Rejection can hit kids especially hard depending on the situation. We, as our children’s caretakers can respond in certain ways that can help support our kids in overcoming rejection and building resiliency and grit. First and foremost we can comfort our kids, listen to them, and validate their feelings. It’s okay to feel disappointed. Normalize failing and making it feel safe for kids by helping them reassess their goals and come up with alternative plans and solutions. Next, try making failing part of the process of life. Let your kids know when you fail at something or things don’t go according to your plan and how you overcame it. Praise kids for re-thinking situations and solutions and continuing to try and try again. When encouraging your kid(s), focus on their character, “I saw that you worked hard and didn’t give up!”. It’s great to recognize achievements but ask your kid(s) how they did it and praise them for their effort as well. Last, sit back, relax, and let your kid(s) learn and grow and step in only as needed. It’s easy as a caretaker to want to step in right away but by giving our kid(s) an opportunity to grow their self-worth and resiliency we are giving them the tools to be successful throughout life.
- Mrs. Kane & Mrs. Yow
Dates to Remember
Thursday, September 23rd - Thursday October 7th - Book Fair, See more info below!
Monday, September 27th - NO SCHOOL, PD Day
Wednesday, September 29th - Early Release - Classes Dismissed at 1:45
Tuesday - Chicken Sandwich w/ Bun
Wednesday - Lasagna Cheese Rollup
Thursday - Ham & Cheese Sandwich
**Fresh Fruit and Veggies included every day!**
Mark your calendars for our first PTA event of the 2021-22 school year (see flyer below)!
Family Drive-in Movie Night - Proceeds benefit Gunnison Valley PTA
When: Sunday, September 26th (Gates open at 6:15pm, movie begins at 7:00pm)
Where: I Bar Ranch
What: A League of Their Own
Price: $20 per car *Limited sponsorships available. Please contact Cori Woytek (email@example.com) if you would like to sponsor a family or be sponsored.
You may purchase tickets at www.ibarranch.com or at the gate.
No outside food or beverages may be brought in. Concessions will be available! Thank you for your support!
We are happy to announce that our Book Fair Homepage is up and running! On it you will find our hours of operation as well as a list of volunteer opportunities and descriptions of what needs to be done.
We are really excited for this fair. We hope you are!
Flyers and Events
Mountain Roots Kids Cook!
Mountain Roots invites kids ages 10-16 to join the Mountain Roots Kids Cook! The Science of Cooking Course. In this 6-week course, students will learn how yeast helps dough rise, how to make their very own sauces, why fermentation can help preserve our favorite summer harvests, along with lots of other kitchen techniques that will turn them into the next Top Chef!
During the last week we will come together for a Chopped competition where students will test their knowledge and skills in front of Mountain Roots Judges! $150 registration. Scholarships are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about scholarships.
8th Street School: Gunnison Valley Mentors
Wednesday: September 29th - November 10th (We will not hold class on October 13th for Fall Break)
Mustang Bike Club group rides are on Tuesdays, 3:45-5:30, Sept. 7 through Oct. 19. Group rides are open to 4th and 5th grade students who have signed and turned in their club contract. Visit the Mustang Bike Club website or contact Ms. Kuhns for more information.
October is National Energy Awareness Month and GCEA wants to celebrate with two contests for students!
· KID’S COLORING CONTEST: Submit your picture of what “being energy efficient means to me,” and enter to win an ice cream date with a friend and a parent, riding in style in GCEA’s Tesla Model 3!
· SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST: Work with a parent or guardian to show us on Facebook how you’re being energy efficient at home and enter to win a $25 bill credit!
Must be a GCEA member to participate. See attached flyer for details.