Golden Eagle Newsletter

May 12, 2023

Principal's Message

We are down to single digit numbers as we only have 9 days of school left! We have almost wrapped up all of our spring assessments and can't wait to celebrate our successes! Students learned at the end of the day today that WE MET OUR SCHOOL MAP GOAL which means we will be having our firetruck fun next week! We are so proud of their hard work throughout this entire school year. They set goals and worked to reach those goals. It was a true team effort with students doing their part to put their best foot forward each day and teachers and support staff doing their part to support students in meeting the high expectations set for them. A huge shout out to all!

Next week is a busy week!

Wednesday is FIELD DAY! Please see below for the complete schedule and the signup for helping at Field Day. Reminder about sunscreen: We recommend that sunscreen is applied prior to students coming to school. If students bring sunscreen to school, they can apply it to themselves but please note that we are not allowed to apply sunscreen for students and students cannot share sunscreen. Also, please remember to have students wear athletic shoes, bring a water bottle, and note that each grade level has a color to wear for the day:

  • K - gray

  • 1st - red

  • 2nd - green

  • 3rd - green

  • 4th -blue

  • 5th - red.

Friday is our GRE Family Picnic and firetruck fun! See below for family picnic details. For the firetruck fun, we encourage students to wear swimming suits under their clothes on Friday. There will be time for students to change out of their wet suit/clothes following their water fun. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO HAVE STUDENTS BRING A TOWEL AND EXTRA CLOTHES and don't forget to apply sunscreen for this day also. Parents are welcome to watch the children play in the water; here is the schedule:

1:00-1:30 - 4th and 5th grades

1:40-2:10 - 2nd and 3rd grades

2:30-3:00 - K and 1st grades

*Don't forget to check out the GRE Lost and Found for any missing items anytime you are up at school!

It's time to order your school supply kits!

The school kits sale is now LIVE!!!

Save the time and hassle of school supply shopping, PLUS save yourself some money while raising funds for the school!!

All the ordering details are in the flier attached to this email and also copied below.


Deadline to order is June 2nd.

PTO will sort and deliver to the classrooms for Sneak Peak!

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Field Day is coming up!

Hey parents, we would love to have you volunteer at our Field Day! We will have Field Day on Wednesday, May 17 with our rainout day being Thursday, May 18.

Field Day 2023

At the end of the scheduled activities (at 2:45), we will plan to have an all school tug-a-war and you may get to participate so please consider coming! We will have each class battling another class and the class winner will go against staff. If time allows, we can have the winner go against the parents so you won't want to miss!

*Participation will of course be voluntary and we will not hold the tug-a-war if it's too muddy.

5th grade presents at BOE meeting

Some of our 5th grade students, along with Mrs. Eaves and Mrs. Zimmerschied, presented to the Board of Education on Monday evening. They did an excellent job of telling how our garden came to be from the vision to the present day. They shared how the garden has incorporated lessons to help educate our students, how others have benefited from donations from our harvesting, and they even brought goodies from our garden to share with the BOE members and administration. In addition, we were able to present Mr. Broxterman with a "GRE Volunteer of the Year" award as a way of saying thank you for all he has done to help make our garden so successful!
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More from our PTO - We would love for you to get involved!

WE NEED YOU! Being a parent at GRE means you are already a member of our PTO as there are no dues to join! But if you are looking for ways to become more involved in your child's school, we have what you need! We are in search of a few officer and chairperson positions for our PTO. See the positions below and please contact Danielle Rezin at if you would like to help with any of these roles/activities.

Officer Positions Available:

Co-president 2

  • Acts as an aide to the co-president 1, sharing the same duties.
  • Serve as a primary contact for the principal.
  • Assists in monitoring committees to be sure the GRE PTO mission is fulfilled.
  • Monitors the GRE PTO email account.


  • Acts as the primary bookkeeper for all finances coming in and going out for PTO.

Fundraising Chair

  • Serve as the primary contact and organizer for our fall fun run and any other fundraising.

Committee Leads (NEW THIS YEAR)

The committee lead will work with the PTO officers to coordinate the following individual events. We will give the details of how it’s been done in the past, important contacts, etc. and you work with other helpful PTO members and officers to successfully put the event into action. The more help we can get here, the better!

Outdoor movie night (September)

Fall conference meal provided for teachers (October)

Spring conference meal provided for teachers (March)

Santa Shoppe (December)

Father Daughter Dance (January/February)

Mother Son Event (February/March)

5th Grade Celebration (May) (preferably a 5th grade parent)

Bingo Night (January)

School supply kits (Spring)

Trash bag sales (ongoing)

GRE events for the week of May 15, 2023

Monday, May 15

5:30 Site Council meeting

6:30 PTO meeting, join in person or via zoom:

Tuesday, May 16

no events

Wednesday, May 17

8:00 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

GRE Field Day: 9:00-11:00 K, 1, 2

12:40-2:40 3, 4, 5

2:45 all school tug-a-war!

Thursday, May 18

GRE Field Day (rainout date)

Friday, May 19

11:30 GRE Family Picnic

Firetruck fun:

1:00-1:30 - 4th and 5th grades

1:40-2:10 - 2nd and 3rd grades

2:30-3:00 - K and 1st grades

Upcoming Events:

May 22 - Eagles Nests

May 23 - 5th grade celebration

May 24 - Firetruck fun (rainout date)

May 25 - Last day of school!


We would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students and staff!

Sadie Waldrop - May 12

Jack Baldwin - May 17

Julianna Ingala - May 17

Laine Mulich - May 17

Madilyn McGuire - May 18

Adalease Springstead - May 18

Liliana Algarra - May 19

Friday Friendly ELA Tip - Summer Reading Part 1

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Sunflower Summer 2023: Free Access to over 100 Kansas Attractions and More!

Greetings GRE Families:

We are very excited to share with you an opportunity for your children and your family to experience over 100 Kansas attractions, educational activities, and fun events at no cost from Friday, May 26th through Sunday, August 13th. “Sunflower Summer” is in its third year and is a program that was developed by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for families to have fun and exciting educational experiences together in as many of the participating Kansas attractions and locations as possible during the summer.

Please visit frequently to learn more about this year’s expanded programming options and review the “Participating Locations” section of the page. Attractions, activities, and events from across Kansas include zoos, museums, historic landmarks, libraries, day camps, outdoor events, and more.

The updated App for iPhone and Android will be available on Friday, May 26, 2023, to download to your phone or tablet from Apple App Store or Google Play App Store. Anyone who kept the app on their device from last summer does not need to download it again; instead, they will receive an electronic notice to simply update their app to the 2023 version at that time. An adult will need to register their family members and include their county and school district. Then, families may begin planning their summer fun and acquiring free venue tickets as needed using the app and all of its features!

Thank you for your time and consideration of this opportunity!

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