Happy Fall, Y'all!

Garner ISD Newsletter

"Fall" in love with Garner!

The 2016-17 school year is off to a fantastic start, and we are thrilled to share with you some of the first six weeks' highlights as well as upcoming events and activities. In addition to our commitment to provide rigorous, relevant academics to all students, this year we are focusing on personal growth and leadership for all students & staff. We recognize the importance of developing our hearts as well as our minds and are working hard to provide a place where kids can fall in love with learning and leading as a way of life. Just as we are invigorated by the arrival of crisp autumn winds, our school's climate this year is refreshingly positive and full of hope. As always, if you have comments, concerns, or ideas on how to further Garner's greatness please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd love to talk with you!

Rebecca Hallmark, Superintendent

BJ Carlton, Principal

Diane Shaw, Asst. Principal (Editor)

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Fall Festival is THIS SATURDAY!!!

Please make plans to join us for PTO's annual Fall Festival on 10/15 from 4-7pm. Students have been working hard selling $1 raffle tickets for a $500 Visa Gift Card. The student who sells the most will receive a $100 gift card, and the highest selling class will get a pizza party! PK-2nd graders are in charge of baked goods for the cake walk and items for an Outdoor theme gift basket, 3rd-5th graders are donating bags of candy and small prizes for the games as well as items for a Crockpot/Kitchen theme basket, and JH students need to bring 2-liter bottles of soda for our Ring Toss as well as donations for a gift card basket. It's going to be a great evening of fun for the whole family. See you there!
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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week with us the LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

All month long we are learning to be "bucket fillers" rather than "bucket dippers," meaning that we use our words and actions to fill others up with encouragement rather than to drain them with negativity. It will culminate with our annual week long celebration 10/24-28 dressing up each day to focus on a different aspect of our theme:

"Choices for a Better You."

Monday - Sleep is good for the mind and body (Wear PJ's)

Tuesday - HERO: Help, Encourage, & Respect Others (Superhero)

Wednesday - Mix it up (Wear mix-matched clothes and sit with someone new at lunch)

Thursday - Team up and get ready to exercise (team jersey)

Friday - Good choices make you better inside out! (Dress as your favorite character/emotion from the movie Inside Out which we will be watching)

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It's National School Lunch Week!

As if our cafeteria isn't already awesome enough, prepare to be delighted this week with interesting, new fruit and veggie choices every day in honor of National School Lunch Week. Tuesday - Jicama and Rainbow Carrots; Wednesday - Butternut Squash and Sauteed Mushrooms; Thursday - Roasted Broccoli, Watermelon Radish, and Guava; Friday - Sweet Potatoes and Pickled Okra. Families are always invited to join us for lunch. Just let your child's teacher know so we can prepare enough! We had a HUGE crowd on Grandparents' Day and love to host our Garner parents and loved ones anytime. See you soon!
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