Mustang Message

November 16, 2018

A Principal's Perspective

This year makes me think of sweet potato casserole. Not because it is my favorite. I like sweet potato casserole but really wouldn't miss the dish if it were not served during the holidays. However, for my family sweet potato casserole with the pecan topping is sentimental. Sweet potato casserole sentimental??? Yes! My dad loved sweet potato casserole but was allergic to pecans. So the cooks in the family always topped the casserole with a mixture of pecans, brown sugar and butter except for a small corner of the dish. My dad passed away five years ago during the holiday season. So to this day, we make the sweet potato casserole with a corner of the dish without pecans. I wonder in future generations in my family will they still have a Thanksgiving menu with sweet potato casserole with a carefully carved out corner without pecans?

As we look forward to this holiday season. I hope that we all take time to cherish our family time. That we fondly remember those that are no longer with us. I also hope that we take time to be thankful for our blessings such as our school family, our friendships and our family. I wish you a holiday season building precious memories with those that you are thankful for!

Be innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties for the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): Lindner

Word of the Week: 11/26: scatterbrained; 12/3 enthusiastic; 12/10 dumfounded; 12/17 destination

Tuesday Book Share: Lindner & Magnuson

Gym (7:20-7:45): C. Anderson

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): Reed

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): J. Rhine & Neidig

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Marshall

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Matthews

Counselor Schedule: 3rd & 4th Thankful/Grateful

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance


Tuesday: BRAVE 3:00-4:15

Wednesday: Lock Down #2 @ 9:00; 1st Gift of Time @ 1:30

Thursday: Fall Picture Retakes; Data Team Goal Setting Meeting Group #3 (S. Anderson/Herzog, Lake/Gibbs, Craigen/Simpson, Fraley/Seagraves, Weber/Knight)

Friday: 4th Grade Poetry Parade in Cafeteria @ 1:30; GP Staff Adult Party at 6:30 at the Rhine's home - see link for sign up and more information:

Donna out Thursday & Friday for the LeadForward Think Conference

News & Notes

  • Julie Grant's mother in law is coming to visit today, Friday, November 16th. She is a retired teacher!

  • Indoor recess and after school dismissal procedures may be altered when the temperature or wind chill factor drops below 36 degrees.

  • Saturday, Dec. 8th, the internet will be down due to city service updates.

  • Believe it or not it is time to sign up for a Holiday Gift of Time. Want more information? Go to link for information and sign up opportunity:

Fall/Christmas Party

What: Greens Prairie Staff Fall/Christmas Party

When: Friday, Nov. 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Josh and Sarah Rhine's Home, 6124 Straub Rd., CS 77845

Please join us for some holiday cheer and celebration on Friday, Nov. 30th at the home of Josh and Sarah Rhine. Adults only. BYOB. The social committee will provide brisket. Please see below to RSVP and sign up for a side dish or dessert.

If you would like to participate,there will be a fun gift exchange. One gift per couple, $15 max. Real gift? Gag gift? All are welcome!

Happy Birthday

This Week Birthdays:

Julie Cooper, Nov. 18th

Janna Nail, Nov. 22nd

Mustang Yee Haws!

  • Patricia Hadnot received her Sam Houston State ring! Check it out! Congratulations Patricia!
  • Thank you to the PTO for the Gifts of Gratitude! What a wonderful PTO we have at GP!
  • Congratulations to Sawyer Nowak, the daughter of Ashton Nowak (Photo Texas). As part of Signing Day, Sawyer signed for Sam Houston State to play volleyball!
Big picture