Greens Prairie PTO


Note From the President

Howdy Mustangs!

It dawned on me today that this will be our last newsletter for 2014. Wow! This year has just flown by! We have two more weeks of school before the holiday break, and they are going to be PACKED with all kinds of activities! We have our 4th Annual Mustang Market, our 2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa, holiday parties, holiday programs, and many opportunities for our Mustangs to give back to the community.

The PTO Board is looking forward to a nice restful break with our families and we want to wish each and every family at GPE, Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Look for our next newsletter in January, with a great lineup of Spring activities!

-Lara Lewis, President


GPE gives back! All mustangs who wish to donate $1.00, may wear their pajamas to school on Monday! Money raised from this event will be donated to help purchase safety/bullet proof vests for three Precinct 1 Brazos County Constables. Wear your PJs and help a very important cause!

Parents, three of our local Constables do not have bullet proof vests to wear while on duty. The cost of these life saving vests is aroud $1,000.00 each. GPE and the PTO will be looking for creative ways for the kids to help us raise the money to donate to the Precinct to purchase the vests. If you would like to help, please contact either Principal Donna Bairrington, or PTO President Lara Lewis. Thank you!


We will be hosting our 4th annual Mustang Market this week. Thursday and Friday will be student shopping days. Look for a letter and envelope to come home on Monday. This is not a PTO fundraiser. All money from the event goes directly back to the school to support the Greens Prairie activities fund.

On Saturday, December 13th, from 8:00am - 11:00am, please make plans to join us for our 2nd annual Breakfast With Santa! We will have a free pancake breakfast, free pictures with Santa, shopping at our Mustang Market, storytime with Mrs. Claus, a performance by the Lil' Wranglers, and a station for writing letters to Santa! More details about the Saturday event will be coming home on Monday as well.

We need a lot of volunteers this week! If you have an hour to give, please click here to sign up!

CSISD Update

College Station ISD has made a commitment to remain transparent and engaged with our community. Leadership CSISD allows parents, community leaders and business partners the ability to get an “up-close and personal” look at how the district operates.

An Inside Look

Leadership College Station ISD is an opportunity for community members to get an inside look at the goals, operations and culture of College Station ISD. During the program, Leadership CSISD participants will have several opportunities to interactively explore first-hand how it all works and offer insightful feedback that supports CSISD’s continuous improvement efforts.

Who Should Apply

Because we would like to be sure we are reaching our target audiences of community members, parents, and business owners, we ask that participants not be employees of the district or current Board of Trustee members. Additionally, we ask that our applicants be committed to attending all of the meetings if possible. To graduate from Leadership CSISD’s Class of 2015, participants may miss no more than one meeting. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th. Click HERE for the application.

Making Connections

By meeting five times during the spring of 2015, participants will get to know some of the people who are responsible for programs and services, and see how the district creates a climate of success for our rapidly growing, diverse student population. Our 2015 Leadership CSISD class of approximately 25 members will also be able to build relationships with district leaders and others in our community during this semester-long experience.

For more district news, check out!

Last Chance for Yearbook Discount!

We have two weeks left before the pre-sale price on the yearbook expires! You can click HERE for an order form to print and send to school with your payment. Our early order price of $20.00 will only be available until December 19th. After the holidays, the price will increase to $25.00.

Last day to order a yearbook will be March 31st!

Spirit Night - Take a Break and Support GPE!

Up Next.......

Game Time Pizza & More on December 16th

Thank you for your continued support of our Spirit Night events, and GPE! Look for details to come home before each event!

Make a difference! Volunteer!

Your help at the school, in every way, is IMPORTANT to us! We appreciate the effort it takes to make the time to volunteer, and we want you to know that it does not go un-noticed! If you are still looking for ways to get involved, please contact any of our PTO board members, or your child's teacher. Below are just a few of the upcoming and ongoing volunteer opportunities we need to fill;

Click on the Job to get more info and to sign up!

-Mustang Market

-Breakfast with Santa

-Library Volunteers (Shelving books)

-Parent Patrol

-Kinder and First Reading Helpers (Contact your child's teacher.)

-Rodeo Planning Committee Positions (Email

For more ideas on how to help, please check out this article in Parenting Magazine!

Remember, to volunteer in the school, you MUST complete the CSISD online volunteer application. We know that it looks like a job application, and can be a little confusing, but we promise, it will only take a few minutes of your time, and is for the safety of all GPE students. For more information on volunteering at GPE, please contact our VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Coordinator, Nicole Bellows Thank you!!!

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Thank you!

Our Staff Appreciation Committee would like to thank everyone who provided the wonderful desserts for our Goodies of Gratitude day last month! We wound up collecting enough desserts for every staff member PLUS 15 more! We love your Mustang Spirit!

Upcoming Events/Activities

December 11th - 4th Grade Musical (8:30am and 1:30pm)

December 11th - 13th - Mustang Market

December 13th - Breakfast with Santa (8:00am-11:00am)

December 16th - Spirit Night @ Gametime Pizza and More

December 18th - Class Holiday Party Day

December 19th - Sing-A-Long 8:30am

December 19th - Early Release 12:45pm

January 5th - Classes Resume

January 8th - PTO Meeting (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

To see the School Calendar click HERE.