Wanda Gray Newsletter

October 2018

Important Dates


1 - Texas Roadhouse Night

4 - Health Fair

5 - Fall Family Event - Hosted by PTA - fun and free family event

8 - Beach Bash Spirit Day and School Wide Celebration for doing the PTA Fundraiser

9 - Picture Day

12- End of 1st Quarter

12 - Site Council @ 2:30

15 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Learning Day for Teachers

18 - 3rd grade program @ 7:00 p.m. and day assembly @ 9:15

19 - PTA Meeting @ 9:00 a.m. in cafeteria

22-Nov. 2 - Parent Teacher Conference Weeks

22-26 - Penny Wars - Classroom pumpkin decoration contest

Nurse Linda Notes

October 4th is the PTA Health Fair for K-1-3 grade levels. We will check vision, hearing and dental.

Friendly reminder SPS policy

Illness and Injury: A student should not be in attendance and will be sent home with any of the following:

· Temperature (orally) 100 degrees or more, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Student may return to school when free of above symptom(s) for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication or other medication to relieve symptom(s).

· Symptoms related to possible communicable diseases (skin rashes, redness of eyes, swollen glands, etc.)

· Excessive drainage from eyes, ears, persistent earache, constant cough; or painful sore throat accompanied by enlarged lymph nodes.

· Students with (or having the potential to transmit) an acute infectious disease or parasite.

· Head lice and/or nits.

Students excluded from school for health reasons may return based on the exclusion specification. Any questions regarding when to return to school should be discussed with the school nurse and/or health services.

Students returning to school after injury, including concussion or surgery with crutches, casts or slings should present a physician release to return to school along with any modifications or accommodations that need to be made.

Linda Schieber

Gray Nurse


Fax 417-888--2694

Mrs. Carder Update

Welcome to fall! We hope you enjoyed Open House and have signed up for a time for a parent teacher conference the end of October.

First quarter of school has gone by so fast and all of the classrooms are buzzing with fun activities and lots of learning. It is the best part of my day when I get to see the learning in action!

Car line is complete most days by 3:50 - please be sure you are here by then to pick up your child. ALSO, do NOT park in the handicap spots unless you have a handicap tag. We truly need these spots for students and families with a handicap.

Hopefully, your child is settled in and enjoying friendships and learning! If you ever have questions or concerns contact the classroom teacher.

Looking forward to seeing you the end of the month during conference time!

For the Students,

Angie Carder

Safety Update

The teachers have been trained for 2 hours in A.L.I.C.E. for school safety. We also do 4 fire drills throughout the year and 4 storm and intruder drills. We take school safety very seriously. NO parents or visitors should be in the building without checking into the office. ALL doors are locked except the one going to the office. Ask your child where they go if we do a fire drill or a storm drill. Ask your child what they do if we have a stranger or intruder in the building.

PTA Events - Donations - or Ticket Sales

Use this link to purchase anything from PTA: https://squareup.com/store/wandagraypta/

Leaders of the Month

Here is the updated list of Leaders of the Month! Congratulations to these students for their hard work, kindness, and helpfulness in the classroom.

Teacher and Staff of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Saleske on being teacher of the month. Gray is fortunate to have such an expert teacher on staff!

Staff member of the moth is Mrs. Hull. She works hard each day to assist various students with great care!

We are happy to have these wonderful educators on staff!

Attendance Report

Our goal is to be in the top 3 for best attendance in Springfield! This month we were 96%.

Great attendance at school helps your child feel more prepared for class work and perform better! Help your child get enough rest to be at school on time each day to learn at their best!

Thank you for this support!

Counselor Corner - Mrs. Greiner

The Counseling Corner

There’s a lot a great stuff happening this month at Wanda Gray! Parent-Teacher conferences, Bully Awareness, and Red Ribbon Week all fill the calendar.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Students will participate in lessons and activities focusing on the many aspects of bullying and prevention strategies for it. Also, you can look for parent information coming home and on Gray’s social media. There’ll be a few spirit days thrown in to liven things up!

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 29 - November 2. We’ll talk and teach about safe, smart and healthy choices in counseling lessons. There may be a few spirit days then as well.

Please know I’m available to conference with families having concerns or struggles that go beyond the grade card.

Mrs. Greiner