Geist Gazette

February 17, 2017

Thank you!

To the GES community,


My family and I would like to express our gratitude for Neon Day at GES. We are overwhelmed by the outpour of support in the community, and are so touched by the thoughtfulness you have given to our family. Our loss is great but our hearts are hopeful. It is people like you that bring us strength, comfort, and hope. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


The Cameron Family

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Is Your Volunteer Background Check Expiring Soon?

Volunteers will receive notice from safevisitor.com 30 days prior to the expiration of their background check. You can find the date on your Safe Visitor badge. Please be on the lookout in your email when it gets close. It will be sent to the email that was used when you registered your background check. Volunteers can renew background checks online by visiting hse.k12.in.us.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE 2017-2018

Thursday, April 13th, from 5:00-7:00 PM

A child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017

Online Enrollment is Now Open.

Click here for details.


Visit the HSE Website for more information, including early entrance. http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/enrollment/kindergarten.aspx

HsEART Show - March 18-19

Please mark your calendars for the district-wide art show, known as HsEART, coming up March 18 and 19 and HSE High School. The hours are 2-5 pm. It is an amazing show and a great family outing! Please come see artists from GES and all the other HSE schools. Admission is free!


Shirts featuring the HsEART logo are available from $10 (kids' sizes). Proceeds from sales support future art shows and the HsEART scholarship. Please return forms with payment to Ms. Green no later than Friday, Feb. 24. Click here for the order form.

Yearbooks! Yearbooks! Yearbooks!

Don't forget! Yearbooks are on sale NOW!


The cost is $15, and orders are placed through www.inter-state.com/yearbook


Our school code is 14412P

The very last day to order is March 17--no late orders accepted!


Please contact Ms. Green at egreen@hse.k12.in.us if you have questions

Friends of the Library

Thank you and congratulations to the most recent Friends of the Library Club members.


Books have been donated by (January) Mason B., (February) Avery C., Smantha M., Kaylee T., Jackson M., Chloe T., Noah B., Emmy S., and Aidan S.


It's not too late to join Friends of the Library no matter what month you are celebrating. The Friends of the Library form can be found in the PTO Corner newletter or see Mrs. Pidcock in the library for additional information.

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart

We are off and running with our Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart campaign for this year. All students should have received a packet this week about how to join our team for this amazing project. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call or email Mr. Sutherlin.


I did not set a goal for the year, but I can tell you this-if we raise $21,932 we will go over 1/4 million dollars for our school total in 13 years!!!! Pretty Cool-huh! Also, HSE schools went over 2 million last year for all schools involved with this amazing project. Thanks so much for your past support and I look forward to another great year.

Some incentives for this year are:
Jump Rope contest winner will receive a $5 Dairy Queen gift card
Free throw contest winner will receive a $5 Dairy Queen gift card
$100 party after school for all students raising $100 or more
The student who raises the most money by Feb. 22 will be able to shave Mr. Sutherlin's beard and head!!!!


By the way, the price of the haircut is already up to $750!!!!!!!


You can tell we are off to a great start and I look forward to another awesome year! As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to call or email.
rsutherlin@hse.k12.in.us
317-915-4260 Ext 1690

Mrs. Many's Kindergarten class has been working on diagraphs.

Movie Night - Destination Imagination Fundraiser

The Secret Life of Pets

Is coming to Geist Elementary School

Friday, March 3, 2017


Join us Friday March 3rd for a showing of The Secret Life of Pets from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by HSE Destination Imagination. Please complete the attached registration form and return it to school by Wednesday, March 1st. We can accept up to 225 registrations.


The cost of movie night is a recommended donation of $7.00 and snacks (popcorn, nut free candies, and water) will be sold for $0.50 each before and during the movie.


Click here for the registration form.

Lunch Menus and Visitors

Click here to see what's being served in the café.

Click here for the food services website.


We love our lunch visitors! Please remember that we are unable to offer lunch to our visitors. You are welcome to bring your lunch; please no restaurant-packaged food.

Reporting your student's absence

Please contact the school office to report your child's absence or late arrival. Please call 317-915-4260 or email Ellen Roberson at eroberson@hse.k12.in.us.


You can also report the absence by visiting the GES website under Quick Links.(http://www.hse.k12.in.us/GES/home.aspx).

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Help Geist Elementary win $1000 for our school!

Help GES win $1000 for our school! Check out our "New Year, New You" package in the Game Day silent auction. You do not need to be present to participate or win. Just look for package 100 along with all the other great ones at https://www.qtego.net/qlink/hsefoundation.



Click here to see more information and register for Game Day.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AT GEIST:

Engineering for Kids - Session Begins February 24

Engineering for Kids meets here on Fridays after school. Click here for information and registration.

Good News Club Begins February 28

The Good News Club will meet here on Tuesdays after school. Click here for information and registration.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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HSE Schools Community Bulletin Board

HSE Schools has created a Community Bulletin Board on its district website. This will serve as a central location to find information about activities and events promoted by organizations that serve our students and their families. This is where the Fishers Library, YMCA, S.P.O.R.T.S. and other groups' registration information will be located.


Parents can view the information at any time by visiting http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/news/bulletin.aspx.