Mustang Message

May 16, 2016

A Principal's Perspective

This Mustang Message is full of end of the year information. Please take a few minutes to read over the details to be ready for the last two weeks of school. I will be out tomorrow attending my daughter's graduation. I hope you have a restful weekend!

Thoughts and ideas about the end of school from a teacher blogger:(

Whatever you do to prepare for a great ending to the year, I hope that you enjoy the moments along the way!

Be Legendary - See the possibilities!


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Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): 1st Grade

Gym (7:20): Reed

Cafeteria (7:20): Bartosh

Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Brown

Parent Drop Off Traffic: Piscacek

Parent Drop Off: Hughes & Bingaman

Counselor Schedule: Small Group Instruction

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

Using your jean pass this week? Please give pass to Deanne Holmes to redeem your pass on your chosen jean day.

Monday: Last day for First in Math; Student library books due; Progress monitoring forms and grades due to SPED; Staff BBQ sandwiches and chips for lunch

Tuesday: 3rd Grade to Adamson Lagoon; Faculty Meeting @ 3:20 (all staff present)

Wednesday: 4th to Adamson Lagoon; New Kinder Parent Tour @ 12:15; Lounge Wednesday - Wear jeans if eating in the lounge; Open Tech Support with Parr 3:15-4:00

Thursday: New Kinder Parent Tour @ 7:30; First in Math Pizza Award @ 1:30; School Improvement Planning Meeting, SIP, at 3:20

Friday: Variety Show @ 8:30; First in Math Reward - Bahama Bucks @ 1:30 in Cafeteria; 2nd Grade Pen Pal Trip at 10:00

News & Notes

  • We are now registering for kindergarten students for next year and new students 1st-4th for next year. Enrolling early will help us gauge student enrollment for staffing. Please encourage your neighbors or anyone that you know that is planning to attend GP next year to enroll on-line. Links below:

New Student Registration 1st-4th:

Kinder Registration/Tours

  • Look for 3rd grade highlights of Lemonade Day in the upcoming CSISD Hall Monitor.

  • We are complete with interviews and staffing for next year. Please see below grade level staffing changes for next year. Thank you to the interview team for taking lots of time to interview candidates.
First Grade: Catherine Bahls will be taking time off to travel. Joy Williams will be moving to 3rd grade. We have hired two first grade teachers. Rita Michelson, ( is coming from Round Rock ISD. She has taught prek, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. Leslie Miller ( ) is currently an instructional literacy coach in Bryan ISD. She has taught first grade, third grade, and fourth grade.

Fourth Grade: Elisabeth Sawyer will be joining the 4th grade team ( She is currently teaching in Comal ISD. She has taught 3rd and 4th grade.

Proud Parents of High School Graduates!


  • William Vaughn, Stephanie Anderson's son, will be attending A&M Corpus Christi and be a 'walk on" on the baseball team. GO ISLANDERS!

College Station High School

  • Rachel Grant, daughter of Julie Grant, will be attending A&M and Blinn.
  • William Hughes, son of Sally Hughes, will be attending Hendrix College (Conway, AR) major undecided. He will be playing on their golf team.
  • Traes Hogan, son of Amanda Simmons, will be attending Tarleton State.

Mustang Yee Haws!

  • Congratulations to Michel Piscacek who is expecting a baby in the fall! Congratulations Michel!
  • Thank you to Katherine Ballard for an outstanding job as our STAAR Coordinator! The testing was seamless and successful due to your organization and prep work. Thank you!!!
  • Congratulations to Elizabeth Thomas, 3rd grade assistant, who will be teaching in Navasota next year at High Point Elementary!
  • Congratulations to Jordan Killingsworth who will be receiving his Master's Degree from TWU in Denton!!!
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Final Countdown

Can it Be? Two more Mondays???

Summer Who Knew????

Did you know...

  • The "dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation.
  • Summer is the by far the busiest time at movie theaters. To date, the top 10 most famous summer blockbusters of all time are 1) Jaws, 2) Star Wars, 3) Jurassic Park, 4) The Dark Knight, 5) Raiders of the Lost Ark, 6) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 7) Forrest Gump, 8) Ghostbusters, 9)Animal House, and 10) Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • In the United States, over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made.

  • The top 5 most popular summer vacation activities in the United States are 1) shopping (54%), 2) visiting historical sites (49%), 3) swimming/water sports (49%), 4) going to a park or national park (46%), and 5) sightseeing tours (46%).

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