Winter is Here! December 2022
Gertie Belle Rogers Newsletter
Gertie Belle Rogers Adopt an Ornament Tree
Student Penny Wars
In honor of Veteran's Day, our GBR Student Council sponsored a Penny Wars fundraiser for our local VFW. Students were encouraged to bring their pennies and bills to create positive points for their classroom buckets. Time was set aside for students to put negative points (silver coins) in other classrooms' buckets. Student council members and advisors then counted each of the buckets. All of the money collected is being donated to the VFW which is a total of $1549. Way to go 1st Grade Mrs. Brua's classroom for bringing in the most points - they win a pizza party.
Thank you to MSD Caring Closet, Harve's Sport Shop, Sun Gold Sports and GF Advertising Services.
❄️ Brrrrrrr! It's Cold Outside 🧣
Parents, we cannot stress enough as the cold weather and snow move in, to make sure your student brings COATS, hats, mittens, snow pants and boots.
We are seeing some students coming into school with no coats and just hooded sweatshirts.
ALL students are required to go out for recesses - even during this cold weather. We only stay
inside when the temperature or feels like temperature is zero degrees or BELOW.
☃️ No School Dates! 🀩
🥶 Reminder **Reminder ** Reminder 🧦
Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.
School begins @ 8:15 a.m.
School ends @ 3:15 p.m.
* Please drop your child off as close to 8:00 as possible, especially IF they are not eating breakfast, as there is limited supervision in the commons.
**JUST A REMINDER that if your child will be late, absent, or leaving school for any reason, please call the school office at 605-995-3091. All doctor's notes can be faxed to our school office at 605-996-6610. We ask for a doctor's note anytime a student misses a day of school due to illness and/or medical appointments of any type. Thank you.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Thursday, Dec. 8th, 3:30-6pm
1305 West Havens Avenue
Come on out and support the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign as
our GBR Student Council students will be ringing the bells in the lobby of County Fair
from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
Proclamation of A.E.W. at the Mayor's Office.
We will be having a Cards for Cash Contest beginning on 12/5th - 12/16th. Please consider donating your County Fair Stamps / Full Cards to PTA. For every filled card we get $.55 per card. Last year we made over $1500.00. The top 2 classrooms with the most cards filled will receive a special prize from the PTA.
During Christmas Break, on Wednesday, 12/28 from 11-7 pm we will be having a fundraiser with The Main Street Mercantile during the Boys Hoop City Classic Basketball Games. Please come out and support our GBR PTA. Please share with friends and family!
Monday, Jan. 23rd 2023 at 6pm
1301 North Kimball Street
December Dress-Up Fun!
Library Read A Thon Was a Success!!
A great big thank you to all who participated in the library’s 1st ever Read A Thon. After prizes were awarded we raised $3,950 to go towards our library. We also logged in 21,268 minutes of reading time in those 2 weeks. Medals and top two earner prizes will be awarded during December's assembly.
ART ROOM CHATTER
A BIG thank you to all the parents who have ordered from the Artsonia website. These purchases made by you from the site enables myself to purchase special items, incentive rewards, and drawing books for my students to use.
Now that the school has reopened I am extending an invite for volunteers. If you are interested in spending approximately an hour a week helping out in my Art classroom, please feel free to email me at April.Geist@k12.sd.us. I would love to hear from you.
If you would be interested in making a donation to my ART Classroom, I am looking for assemblage craft kits that can be purchased through Oriental Trading. If you are interested in donating some of these craft kits, you will be able to find a variety of them by logging on to the Oriental Trading website and searching assemblage craft kits.
Thank you in advance for supporting my classroom.