Volume 1, Issue 22 - February 2, 2018
I want to remind you that there will be no school on Monday, February 5th, as it is a Professional Development day for teachers. While your students spend the long weekend at home, encourage them to take advantage of the free time to interact with friends and family members. As this article discusses, kids that play sports, go outside, and interact with people in real life (IRL), are happier than those that spend more time in social media, texting, or playing on their phones/video game system. It is always about balance... kids can still enjoy digital time and be healthy, just make sure it is not the only thing they do!
6th/7th Grade Elective Course Selection
Parent Teacher Conferences
Students learn from the Fire Dept
The Columbia Fire Dept came to GMS’s 7th grade science classes to teach students how fire flow through a home due to the amount of oxygen and fuel available. Students were taught about the chemical reactions that can occur in their homes to create these fires and what they can do to prevent them. CFD did a great job of teaching and engaging students even though at one point it started raining on us...and on the house he had lit on fire!
K-8 Chess Tournament
2018 Columbia Elementary & Middle School Scholastic Chess Tournament, for grades K through 8, will be held at Lange Middle School on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
See attached flyer for details!
Reminder - Track & Field
Register to Vote!
- Election day - April 3, 2018
- Last day to register to vote - March 7, 2018
- Deadline for absentee ballots to be mailed - March 28, 2018
- Deadline for in-person absentee voting - April 2, 2018
You can find Voter Registration Cards at Gentry's main office for your convenience.
For more info on the bond issue, click HERE.
Dates to Remember
February 5 - No school
February 6 - PTSA meeting at 6:00 pm
February 6 - 7 & 8 Grade Parent Track & Field info meeting
February 9 - IPR's sent home
February 13 & 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences
February 16 - No School
For practices and games check Gentry website!