GES Title I Tips

March 2023


Title I Spring Parent Survey

It is that time of year once again when we ask our GES parents to help us evaluate our Title I program! Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions and provide any feedback you feel will strengthen Title I here at Graysville. The survey is available online or by paper copy, upon request. Students whose parents complete a survey by Friday, March 10th will receive a special treat!

Click here to take the survey online.

Or email Marissa Watson at to request a paper copy.

Thank you for your time and support,

Marissa Watson

Important Dates & Events You Don't Want to Miss

  • March 2nd - Read Across America: Wear Bright Clothes
  • March 3rd - Read Across America: PJ Day
  • March 6th - Read Across America: Book Character Dress Up Day
  • March 9th - End of the 3rd 9 Weeks
  • March 10th - No School
  • March 13th - No School
  • March 15th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Rock City
  • March 15th - Kindergarten & First Field Trip to UTC Aquatic Center
  • March 16th - 4th & 5th Field Trip to UTC Aquatic Center
  • March 17th - 2nd & 3rd Field Trip to UTC Aquatic Center
  • March 17th - PTO Spring Carnival
  • March 21st - Report Card Go Home
  • March 22nd - Spring School Pictures
  • March 23rd - GES Chorus Field Trip to "Singin' in the Rain, Jr."
  • March 28th - 4th Grade Quest Field Trip to Bessie Smith Center
  • March 29th - 3rd Grade Quest Field Trip to Ruby Falls
  • March 31st - No School


2nd Semester F.A.S.T. Meeting Results

Thank you to all of the families who attended our 2nd Semester F.A.S.T. online meeting and taking the time to evaluate your experience. Minutes and evaluation results are available online for parents to review.

Students who had parents that completed a meeting evaluation by February 10th were entered into a drawing for free ice cream. One student in each grade level was randomly selected. Our ice cream winners are:

5th grade - DeMarco in Mrs. Hargrove's class

4th grade - Avery in Ms. Mullins' class

3rd grade - Hunter in Mr. Owens' class

2nd grade - Callen in Mrs. Nayadley's class

1st grade - Brentley in Mrs. Trundle's class

Kindergarten - Luella in Mrs. Peterson's class


Volunteer Opportunities

We can always use extra hands at Graysville! If you have time to give to GES please contact Marissa Watson with your availability. I will make sure we have something for you to work on!

We need 3 parent volunteers to help with Spring School Pictures on Wednesday, March 22nd. If you are able to help on that day, please contact Marissa Watson.

Volunteer News

A special thanks to these February Volunteers:

  • Weekly Snack Bags & Parent Room: Dee Dee Buckley


Teaching Collaboration at Home

Knowing how to collaborate with classmates will help your child work well and learn in groups. Here are some tips to practice collaboration skills at home.

  • Balance speaking and listening. During family discussions, give each person a chance to talk. Your child should listen carefully so they can acknowledge what everyone says and build on those ideas. “I liked what you said about ___. I think ___>”

  • Encourage compromise. If your child has a disagreement with a sibling or friend, such as whether to play inside or outside, think of it as a learning opportunity. Ask them to think of a way they could both feel satisfied. For example, they could do a puzzle outside on a picnic table or they could flip a coin to decide which to do first.


TITLE I INTERPRETED - How can parents offer input?

Input is valued at any time and can be submitted through an online input form on the website, completing Title I surveys in the fall and spring, filling out Title I event and meeting evaluations, or by contacting Mrs. Sholl, our principal, or Marissa Watson, Parent Involvement Coordinator.

Teacher Qualifications

GES Teachers are highly qualified. Parents have the right to request teacher and paraprofessional qualifications. For more information, please contact the school office.

2022-2023 Title I Budget

For the 2022-23 school year, GES has received $154,810 in Title I funds. 85% of these funds are spent on the salaries for our full-time Academic Coach and our part-time Parent Involvement Coordinator. 13% is used to purchase student technology including iReady, Brain POP, Reading Eggs, IXL Math and Reading, and Flocabulary. 1% is used for teacher training and the final 1% is used for parent workroom supplies. If you would like to provide input or have any questions on how Title I funds are being spent, please contact our Principal, Mrs. Sholl, or our Parent Involvement Coordinator, Marissa Watson. Title I Budget Handout.

Title I Parent & Community Input

Feedback is always greatly appreciated and will be gathered throughout the year, so please feel free to contribute at any time by contacting me or by filling out the Parent & Community Input form located on the GES website under the Title I tab.

Title I Parenting Resources

Parenting resources are available to be sent home from our Parent Resource Library. The list of resources can be found on the GES website under the Title I tab or by clicking here. We also have a digital library of parenting resources available online in English and Spanish. Please contact Marissa Watson if you would like more information.

Graysville Elementary School Title I Program

Kerri Sholl, Principal

Jenny Mountjoy, Assistant Principal

Rebecca West, Academic Coach

Marissa Watson, Parent Involvement Coordinator

Location: 944 Graysville Road, Ringgold, GA, USA
Phone: 706-937-3147

Title I Remind Sign-up: Text @gestitle-1 to 81010