Mustang Message

August 27, 2018

A Principal's Perspective

An amazing, extraordinary first week of school doesn't just happen. It takes lots of planning, organization, meetings, teamwork, energy, passion - Wait, I think I am getting tired of just thinking about all that it takes to start our year off with an extraordinary first week! You may be feeling like the pictures below where your tired is tired! Your hard work is very much appreciated! What a gift you are to our students! Thank you for your passion for kids and working together as an extraordinary team to make the first week a picture perfect week setting the stage for an extraordinary year! THANK YOU!!!

Be innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties for the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): Parr

Tuesday Book Share: Parr & Wilkerson

Gym (7:20-7:45): Eddy

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): Sullivan

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): Williams & LeBlanc

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Marshall/Eppes

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Bell

Counselor Schedule: 1st - 4th SPIRIT

Librarian: GP & PC

Week at a Glance

Monday: August birthday? Wear jeans!

Tuesday: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in MA for presentation

Thursday: Aggie Football! Wear Maroon & White with JEANS! Whoop!

News & Notes

Thank You Shout Out for our GP You Matter speakers! Hartsell, C. Anderson, Galow, Simpson, Jankowski, J. Parker, Peterson, Grant, Marshall, Prukop, Gibbs, Bartosh, Samuelson, Brice & Murphy

A BIG THANK YOU for Melanie, Jessica W. & Kathryn for supervising students and their siblings during parent orientations. Thank you to Julie Grant and Tami Seagraves for recruiting high school students to help as well.

Leaving the Building During the Day?: Rather than coming to the office to sign in/out, you may use GP's electronic sign in/out form from your computer. Link will be emailed from Kathryn. A QR code will be in your box so that you can place by your computer. Leaving/returning during lunch or conference time does not require prior approval. If you need to leave for longer periods of time or at another time, then talk with Donna. Please refer to handbook page 23.

Specialist Invite: The specialists sent out an invite for an intro. to Data/SIT for the school year. Please note: It isn’t necessarily falling on your regular, scheduled SIT Thursday. This informative meeting will set us up for productive, efficient Data/SIT meetings.

ProEthica: As we discussed in staff development, we will complete the 2nd year ProEthica training. A chart below explains what modules we need to complete. All professional staff are participating in the training. After we complete the modules, we will have scheduled group conversations centered around the modules.

  • What do new professional employees need to complete?

    • They need to complete the first two modules of Year 1

    • Year 2 will consist of 2 modules to be completed by everyone.

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Happy Birthday

This Week Birthdays:

No Birthdays this week

Mustang Yee Haws!

Brag from Technology - Nicole: Your staff has been very patient and amazing through this summer. They have been very understanding and polite.

Had an EXTRAORDINARY week? Click the link to share one thing about this first week at GP that was EXTRAORDINARY for you. EXTRAORDINARY LINK A SUPER, EXTRAORDINARY prize will be awarded to one staff member sharing. The drawing from responses will occur Monday after school.

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