The Quetzal Pretzel

January 19-23, 2015


"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each of us holds the power to make this a reality...what will you do?


- Please make sure your projector is turned off before you leave at for the day.

- REMINDER: Before you leave each day make sure your iPads are double locked...locked in a drawer or file cabinet plus locked in your classroom.

- Monday, January 26th during our Community Meeting Univision will be filming. Clips of this will be used in a GES open enrollment commercial that will run the month of February. Preventative measures will be taken for our students on the do not photograph/video list.

- Our GES enrollment application is currently being revised. As soon as the revisions are completed our open enrollment window will begin. Our open enrollment window will close on Friday, April 3rd. If necessary, a lottery will be held on Tuesday, April 7th.


+ Thank you, Maria for facilitating our vision setting PD! We appreciate your extra time and passion!

+ Thank you, Tiffany for the AWESOME bulletin board! Everything really is awesome when you are part of a team!

+ Thank you, Angela for taking on the teacher report at the PTO meeting last week! We appreciate your time and willingness!

+ Thank you, Lorena for acting as liaison for our Love & Logic parenting classes! This is such a valuable resource for our families and we appreciate your extra time and effort to make this available!

This Week's Happenings

Monday, Jan. 19th
  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, Jan. 20th

  • 9:15 a.m. IEP Meeting (Centre)
  • 9:20 a.m. 2nd Grade PLC
  • 11:30 a.m. 1st Grade PLC
  • 1:45 p.m. Kindergarten PLC
  • 4:35 p.m. BLT Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 21st

  • 10:00-11:30 a.m. Dr. Hatridge Meeting (Kim)
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. SPED PLC (Nicole, Anna, Gerardine & Sherry)

Thursday, Jan. 22nd

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. AMP Meeting @ GCI (Kim)
  • 9:15 a.m. Eligibility/IEP Meeting (Centre)
  • 11:00 a.m. Eligibility/IEP Meeting (Syracuse)
  • 2:30 p.m. Meet w/teacher (Kim)
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. PTO Gillean
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. GES Board Meeting @ GCI (Kim)

Friday, Jan. 23rd

  • 9:15 a.m. Eligibility Meeting (SLU)
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sustainability Meeting in SLU