GCIS Weekly News 5/27/2016
Weekly Celebrations, Successes, and Up Coming Events!
Last Newsletter of the Year!
GCIS Drive In Movie Night!
Since we gained some additional time with postponing the Drive In Movie Night, we polled the GCIS students what movie they would like to have. The choices that were given included, Alexander and the Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, Star Wars, and Zootpia. The students voted and over 150 students selected Zootopia! Let's pack the parking lot!
The Drive In Movie will be in the same place: (High School Parking Lot) with Lot opening at 8:00 pm with movie starting at dusk (9:00ish)
This is the weekend of Bell Tower Festival! Hopefully we can generate more friends and families to join us! If you have any questions please call the GCIS office at 515-738-5721
End of the Year Slide Show
Pleases remember to find time this summer to read, read, and read some more! I love the saying Readers are Leaders! Have a great summer!
GCIS Office News
GCIS Parents: as we work to continually improve safety measures we ask that all parents wait in the office area regarding all matters. If visiting, we ask that you sign in and wear a visitor badge.
Last Day of School - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 11:30 am - No lunch will be provided this day!
All lunch accounts must be paid in full prior to the last day of school.
Our Last day of school is Wednesday June 1st. We will dismiss at 11:30 from Grand Junction. We will not be serving lunch one this day! Summer is just a few days away!
M.S. Bracelets are for sale in our office. They are $2 each. We have four 4th grade girls who have done research for multiple sclerosis as their genius hour project. In result, they are raising money by selling the bracelets. Please stop by and pick yours up!
As we are closing in on the end of the year, please encourage your students to check out the lost and found table! It has dwindled down but there are still a few remains. Please let us know how we can help!
GCIS Key Players of the Week!
Join us for our first ever GCIS Color Run!
We couldn't have done it without you!
- Rueter's Red Power
- Juhl Feed
- Neese Ink
- People's Trust and Savings Bank
- Eweniquely Yours, Pool Time Pleasures, Central Iowa Construction
All money raised will go to PBL, Genius Hour, PBIS incentive days, playground equipment.
4th Grade Happenings!
Lit/S.S.- The region projects were GREAT! They persuaded many of us to do more research in certain areas. Summer is a great time to find a book and read, read, read!!!! This is the best way to be ready for 5th grade!!!
Math: Wow, we were introduced to a lot of new concepts this year in fourth grade math. Double digit multiplication, division, adding and subtracting fractions to name a few. Math is all around you. Hopefully you will take some time this summer to find some math to practice!
Science- This week was a reflection time of all that we learned this year. The post-test showed how much we have grown in our Science knowledge over the year. Top Science activities ( voted on by the 4th grade-
Balloon Powered Cars
The Human Body
Making the Bulb Light
The 4th grade team would like to thank the parents and students for an amazing year! Have a WONDERFUL and RELAXING summer!!!
5th Grade Happenings!
Math: We finished up this week with testing on decimal division. Keep working on the facts and practice those problems.
Science: This week and next we are discussing water, water pollution, conservation, and the importance of our role in keeping the planet healthy through recycling and many other methods.
Lit/S.S:We are wrapping up with our poetry unit. The kids have done an awesome job with writing their own original poems. We plan on having a “Poetry Slam” next week! In Social Studies we finishing our Iowa History Unit. The kids have learned about many important people, places, and fun facts of Iowa!
OPUS Honor Choir 2016
5th and 6th grade students will have the ability to audition for the Iowa Choral Director’s Association’s 2016 OPUS Honor Choir. The auditions are held in September. Preparations are being made to assist any student wishing to audition for this choir. Requirements include, learning the song America, a major scale on solfege syllables and approximately a 16 measure excerpt from one of the song selections for the concert.
If you would be interested in having your child work toward this goal, please contact me at 515-738-5721 ext. 235. I am willing to set up a practice time once a week during the summer months. Knowing that families vacation, I am flexible with scheduling.
Hello and Goodbye
In both classes we have been working on the basics of teamwork and knowledge necessary to work in the kitchen. I have been encouraging them to cook at home and teaching them skills that they might need in the future at a job where hospitality is important. The fifth graders watched me make cookies and we talked about equipment, basic supplies, how to measure, and microwave safety. The sixth graders made a buffet for their teachers and served dips and sauces with finger food. This hopefully gave them some ideas about what it is like to serve others and how to be aware of what it takes to be in a business that serves people. I will really miss this age group next year. They have a lot of potential to learn about many FCS topics.
Last days in Art! As a final fun day in art class, we are playing Pictionary on the whiteboard. No keeping scores, just working on quick drawing skills and having fun at the same time.
Here are some fun summer projects that you could look up online at www.refunkmyjunk.com. If you go to that website, there are awesome ideas for adult projects… or search for kids and it will show cool art projects to keep your little ones busy on a rainy day.
4th and 6th Grade Orientations are now completed. Students toured their new buildings and learned about expectations and new activities for the next school year.
If anyone has any additional questions, concerns or comments, please contact me in the GCIS Counseling Office.
A Wish for You…
I hope everyone (students, parents and staff) has a great summer and continues to grow academically, socially and emotionally. Read some great books; make new friends and nurture existing relationships. Learn how to do something new each week. Find new strengths and build on them.
Have a safe and active summer. Kids Health has 5 top safety tips for summer. 1. Leaves of 3 let them B. Teach your child to identify plants such as poison oak and poison ivy. 2. Check for ticks after being outdoors. 3. Practice sun smarts. Cover up or apply sunscreen and avoid times when sunburn is more likely. 4. Be water-wise. Teach your child water safety and always supervise when they are in the water. 5. Learn CPR.