CES Partner Post

Monday, October 19, 2015

TEAM Colleyville

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

Digital Citizenship Week
School Bus Driver Week

Monday, October 19

4th Grade girls/5th Grade (all students) Puberty Video Previews for parents 9:30 to 11:30 am in the GCISD Board Room at the administration building
Photography Club Meeting 2:45 to 4:00 pm in the Science Lab

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21
National Bullying Prevention Center Unity Day- wear orange
Student Council Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in Mrs. Seifried's Classroom
Choir Rehearsal from 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Music Room

Thursday, October 22
Kindergarten Field Trip to the Ft. Worth Zoo
Entrepreneurship Club Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons

Friday, October 23
CES Spirit Day (wear CES shirt)

From the School Nurse

Parents, we are in the early stages of flu season. Here are some reminders of common signs/symptoms of the flu:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

**If your student is kept home for any of these combined symptoms, I would appreciate that information as we try to keep track of the flu trends throughout the flu season (October-March).

Tips to remind your students to help prevent the flu:

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Cover cough/sneeze (not with hands), whenever possible use a tissue and be sure to throw it in the trash
  • Avoid sharing of drinks/foods, avoid too close of contact
  • Avoid touching eyes/mouth/nose. Hands off face.
  • Keep surfaces clean and disinfected as much as possible
  • If sick, avoid contact with others
  • Getting the flu vaccination if possible

Information from: (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm) Please visit the website for more information regarding flu.

Please feel free to contact me anytime via phone or email

817-305-4944 or natalie.rudolph@gcisd.net

Kindergarten GT LEAD Information (Kindergarten ONLY- Grades 1-5 will be later in the school year)

Mark Your Calendars!

Gifted and Talented Learning Experiences

For Academic Discovery (GT LEAD)

What: Kindergarten GT LEAD

Referral Informational Meeting

Where: Professional Development and

Education Center (PDEC)

Panther Den

5800 Colleyville Blvd.

When: Thursday, October 29th at 6:00pm


Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00pm

Why: Find out information about the referral and testing

process for the gifted and talented program of


District Volunteer Background Checks

Please remember that the district volunteer background checks need to be completed at least two weeks prior to an event at which you may be volunteering. It takes awhile for the background checks to be completed and cleared, so do them early and do not delay!

CogAT Testing

Second grade students and fifth grade students will take their CogAT Tests the week of October 19-23. A note regarding the tests was sent home in Friday folders last week.

Bullying Awareness Month- October!

October is Bullying Awareness Month: Here are a few activities that are taking place across the district -

  • October 21: "Unity Day" - make it orange and make it end
  • October 27: "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" - ask students to sit with someone new over lunch

Counselor's October Newletter

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Red Ribbon Week

OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 30, 2015

Red Ribbon Week is a national event honoring Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent who lost his life in the line of duty in 1985. Soon after this tragedy, “Camarena Clubs” were launched in high schools in California where hundreds of students pledged to lead drug-free lives. Two club members presented the “Camarena Club Proclamation” to former first lady, Nancy Reagan, bringing it national attention. Parent groups embraced the campaign, and in 1988 Congress proclaimed the first U.S. Red Ribbon Campaign. The Red Ribbon Campaign is designed to encourage healthy, drug-free and violence-free lifestyles among our youth.

Our CES theme is: “We Love our Drug Free Selfie”

Here are our Dress Up Days to Encourage a Drug Free Lifestyle:

Monday 10/26: Wear Red to Support Red Ribbon Week and take a Selfie

Red Ribbons will be given to wear all week.

Use your I-pad to snap a Selfie of yourself and your friends wearing red!

Tuesday 10/27: Mix It Up at Lunch to Make New Drug-Free Friends

Wear Mixed-up or miss-matched clothes and sit with a new friend at lunch.

Wednesday 10/28: I ‘moustache’ you not to use drugs

Wear your favorite moustache!

Students will receive pencils.

Thursday 10/29: Follow Your Dreams, not Drugs!

Wear PJ’s and slippers.

Friday 10/30: Team Up Against Drugs!!!

Wear your favorite team shirt and hat/cap. (no helmets or head gear)

****Reminder**** Dress code must be followed on dress up days – no spaghetti strap tops or tank tops, appropriate length of dresses or shorts, etc. No toy guns, knives, or weapons. No masks or costumes that cover your face. If you are unsure that what you want to wear is appropriate, please ask first.


GCISD has formed a Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) to study and prioritize ways to create the best possible learning environment for GCISD students. This facility planning team comprised of parents, community constituents, and campus and district staff will be brought together to consider the district’s financial position and strategic plan as it relates to programs for students, facilities, infrastructure, technology, security, etc. The membership structure of the FIRST is available under the tab marked TEAM. GCISD has not called a bond election but is researching the possibility of a May 2016 referendum through this process.

This website has been created to inform our community. Frequently asked questions will be updated throughout the process. This site also is a place for community members to submit questions and share thoughts through use of the Let’s Talk button.

GCISD FIRST will keep the district’s mission and goals at the forefront of their discussions, working collectively, Building Excellent Schools Together.

Technology Tidbits

Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:


Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids

Calendar Updates/Reminders

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:

  • December 18

  • February 17 and 18

  • June 2

Student holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27

  • Winter Break - December 21 - (Monday) January 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 18

  • Presidents Day - February 15

  • Spring Break - March 14-18

  • Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - March 25

  • Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - May 27

  • Memorial Day - May 30

If you have a student that attends GCISD’s Early College High School or iUniversity Prep, please know that their calendars are different from the rest of GCISD’s calendars. You can access their calendars by clicking on this link:


Thank you in advance for making the appropriate arrangements for your child on these days. Any closures due to bad weather will be broadcast through Skyward Family Access and all local news outlets. Please be sure you keep your preferred email address and phone number updated in Skyward.

From the CES PTA

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

Calling all parents!

We are in need of your support for pictures from the school year. Please help us by sending in pictures of your kids and their class!

Please submit images from this year to Jessie Tang at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

When submitting, please include the following information for accuracy:

- Child’s Name (First and last name please)

- Grade Class/Teacher’s Name

- Event and Date

- Please include all kids names if it is a group picture

Looking forward to a great 2015-2016 yearbook with all your help!

Any questions, please contact Jessie at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners