The Cannon Connection

2021-2022 Newsletter for Cannon Elementary Families

August 1-7, 2021

Good morning Cannon families,

We hope all of our Cannon families are enjoying a restful and fun summer break! It seems like it is flying by!

We are extremely excited to see all of our families at our MEET THE TEACHER/BACK TO SCHOOL BASH FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH! In collaboration with our PTA, our staff have planned an amazing opportunity for us to reconnect our Cannon Community!

Kindergarten and First grade parents are invited to begin a special campus tour and meet the teacher at 5:00. Immediately following the kindergarten and first grade tours, our fantastic PTA will begin our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH at 5:30, which will be held in our Cafe, Gym, Courtyard and Playground. Teachers will reach out to our families on the afternoon of Thursday, August 17 to let you know your homeroom teacher.

During the bash, we will call families to meet their teacher during the following grade level blocks of time:

K-1: 5:00 pm

Bash start at 5:30

2nd-3rd: 5:45-6:15

4th-5th: 6:15-6:45

The Bash ends at 7:30.

We look forward to an amazing 2021-2022 school year!

Proud to be your principal,

Tina Garrett


Our Cannon Garden

Thank you to all of our Cannon families that have signed up to help maintain our garden this summer! Our garden is thriving and there is still time for your family to harvest and enjoy some of the veggies!

This year during Earth Week our Cannon scholars participated in planting their garden beds with herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers and succulents. They did a phenomenal job of working and watering the beds. We still need families to sign up to take care of the garden, harvesting fruits/veggies, pulling weeds, and watering when needed. You are welcome to keep any of the veggies harvested during your week. We only ask that if it is too much for your family to consume that you donate the rest to GRACE Grapevine.

Our beds were planted to align with grade level studies as follows:

Kindergarten - Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Cucumber, Pumpkin (Vining)

First Grade - Radishes, Turnips, Carrots, Beets, Kohlrabi (Root Vegetables, Bulbs)

Second Grade - Butterfly Garden (Butterfly Life Cycle)

Third Grade - Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions (Salsa Garden - Tomato Life Cycle)

Fourth Grade - Squash, Beans, Corn (3 Sisters - Native Americans)

Fifth Grade - Succulents (Structures/functions)

Community Bed - Okra, Sunflowers, Herbs

Recommended Process:

Step 1 - Access necessary gardening tools in the storage shed.

Step 2 - Pull stray weeds in beds.

Step 3 - Harvest ripe fruits/veggies and snip some herbs. (Bring your own basket for transport)

Step 4 - Water

Step 5 - Post photos of your harvest on our Cannon Facebook page!

Step 6 - Clean off used garden tools and return them to the storage shed. Don’t forget to lock up!

Step 7 - If your harvest is more than your family consumption - Consider donating half to GRACE.

Please note that it will be mandatory for you to watch the video tour of the garden that will be sent to families who sign up. This video is key to understanding how to unlock the small storage shed, accessing water and tools.

Link to Sign Up! (Enlace para Registrarse)
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Returning Student Registration - Have you registered?

registration for the 2021-2022 school year for both new and returning families are open in Skyward. Registration has been open since April 12 for new students, as well as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.

Visit to begin the registration process. Prior to completing online registration, students enrolling in pre-kindergarten must have completed a separate online application.

If you are awaiting a transfer request, please register for the campus you are currently zoned for. Transfer requests will be processed at a later date. To view attendance zones, visit our attendance area map.

Students new to the district (including those entering Kindergarten) must provide proof of residency, birth certificate, social security number, immunization record, emergency contact numbers and a report card from the previous school unless enrolling in kindergarten.

During the registration process, parents will also be able to register as a bus rider for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have specific questions regarding bus registration, please contact Transportation at 817-251-5590.

As a reminder, the primary guardian will need to complete the registration in Skyward Family Access. If you have forgotten your login and/or password, please click on Forgot login or password on the login screen and that information will be sent to your email.

Help with Skyward Registration

    • The LAC is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00-3:00 for Skyward help by appointment only. If a family needs assistance they can call 817-251-5231 or email to set up an appointment.

    • The Community Outreach Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm for Skyward registration help. Please have them call 817-421-2192 to set up an appointment

Back-to-School Tech Check

GCISD students and families are getting excited for the 2021-2022 school year! Before you return on Wednesday, August 18, what are some steps you can take to ensure a successful start to the year? The first is a Back-to-School Tech Check!

Each year, GCISD technology staff see an influx of devices that need repair during the first week of school. This can lead to students missing valuable time in class in which their device is needed. To ensure students start the year in the best possible way, please complete the simple steps of GCISD's Back-to-School Tech Check.

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2021-2022 Free Meals Update

For the 2021-2022 school year, students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade, and also at Collegiate Academy, will be eligible to receive a free healthy meal every day at school. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals; however, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. While a free and reduced application is not required for free meals, GCISD will process socioeconomic forms to determine student status which may provide other benefits such as discounts on bus services, academic testing fees, school fees, and college applications. In addition to these discounts, local community services and free hotspots for internet services are available.

Students that attend Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School must apply to determine eligibility to receive free or reduced-price meals. The application may be accessed at Questions may be emailed to

Youth Leadership Colleyville Program

For over 20 years, the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce has offered the Youth Leadership Colleyville Program for sophomore and junior students enrolled at Colleyville Heritage High School, Grapevine High School, and local private schools, residing within the GCISD attendance area. After a short break due to the pandemic, the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce is privileged to host another exciting year of empowering today’s youth with tools essential to career growth and development. You can be a part of this stimulating series and challenge yourself with life-changing experiences!

The Youth Leadership Colleyville Program is designed to develop leadership skills and a sense of community while providing you with the keys to personal and professional success. During the nine-month program, you will learn about your own unique leadership style, valuing the contributions of others, economic responsibility, local government, and media/communications.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 13. Click here for additional information and to submit an application.

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to stay up to date on all PTA information this summer and for the next school year.

** ALSO, make sure that you have OPTED IN to sharing your information with PTA in your SKYWARD profile.