May 6, 2016

Save the Date

May 7 - GCISD Bond Election

May 9 - STAAR Math

May 10 - STAAR Reading

May 12 - Dallas World Aquarium Field Trip

May 13- Gator Games (Field Day)

May 16- Career Day

May 20- Faculty/5th Grade Softball Game

May 27- No School-Bad Weather Make-up Day

May 30- No School-Memorial Day

STAAR Testing Next Week

Third graders will take the STAAR Math test on Monday and the Reading test on Tuesday of next week. Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep both Sunday night and Monday night, eats a good breakfast (not a sugary, sweet one), and arrives at school on time.

We will provide water and pretzels for students to have during the test. If your child prefers a different snack, please make sure it is a healthy snack that is not messy.

Big image

Field Trip - Dallas World Aquarium

Our field trip is next week on Thursday. We will be leaving Glenhope around 8:25 and will be returning by 2:30. Specific details regarding the trip will be going home early next week!

Gator Games

Gator Games (field day) is next week on Friday, May 13th. The PTA has worked hard to coordinate free shaved ice and lunch (pizza/hot dogs) for students on this day. Coach Maupin has worked hard to coordinate all of the events.

Each grade level will be representing a specific color at Gator Games. 3rd grade will beGREEN. We are encouraging students to wear as much green as possible on this day. We wanted to give you a heads up!


Come Celebrate Another Wonderful School Year at the 3rd Annual K-5th ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party!

Plan to be there? Be sure to send in your registration form and pre-payment by Wednesday, May 25th.

Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford TX

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm

We do need your help! Please volunteer supplies and/or a little of your time at:


The ASPIRE Talent Showcase was the brainchild of three 4th grade ASPIRE students during the first year of the ASPIRE Academy. It's purpose was a chance for the ASPIRE students to get together across grade levels and share something they were passionate about through the arts. That first year it was held in Mrs. Hollinger's classroom since it was only 3 ASPIRE classes.

The next year these 3 students asked to do the Showcase again. Since the ASPIRE Academy was larger they split the day up so that 1st-2nd grade had a showcase and 3rd-5th grade had a showcase, but all showcases were in a class room.

This year we have five 5th grade students that were hand-picked by the originators before they went on to middle school. These 5 girls have gotten a good start on the planning, but since the ASPIRE Academy is now 7 classes - Mr. Boykin and Mrs. Fullhart are jumping in as the producers of the 3rd Annual ASPIRE Talent Showcase to help relieve the stress of putting on such a large show. The ASPIRE 5 classes will finish organizing and learning how to produce these shows. It will be a great experience in committee work and large group collaboration.

Once again due to the numbers of ASPIRE students and space available, the showcase is for our ASPIRE students only and will be in the afternoon after the 5th grade faculty softball game.

Stay in the Loop!

Make sure you connect to our class Facebook, Twitter, and Remind accounts to receive the most up-to-date news!

For Facebook and Twitter click the grey links above.

For Remind text aspireth to 81010.