Geist Gazette

November 6, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Nov. 9

Mad Scientist Mondays

Spell Bowl


Tuesday, Nov. 10

Choir Practice

Geist Running Club 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Topsicle Tuesday

Book Club - 4th Grade

Destination Imagination

Good News Club

Dine to Donate at Hot Box Pizza


Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Wear Red, White & Blue

Choir Practice

Veteran's Day Program

Creating with Clay


Thursday, Nov. 12

PTO Board Meeting


Friday, Nov. 13

Mid-Term 2nd Grading Period

Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Chess Club

Monday, Nov 16

Spanish Lessons

Spell Bowl

Book Fair


Tuesday, Nov. 17

Geist Running Club - 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Book Club - 4th Grade

Destination Imagination

Good News Club

Book Fair Family Shopping Event


Wednesday, Nov. 18

Choir Practice

Book Fair

Creating with Clay

Movie Night - Grades 2, 3 & 4


Thursday, Nov. 19
Book Fair Grandparent Shopping Event

Spanish Lessons

Book Fair

Spell Bowl Competition

Movie Night - Grades K & 1


Friday, Nov. 20

Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Chess Club

Specials Rotation

Nov. 9-13 - Week 2 (PLC)

Nov. 16-20 - Week 1

Lunch Menu

Nov. 9-13 - Week 2

Nov. 16-20 - Week 3


Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

Artists of the Week

Oct 26: Xander H. in Miss Schmitt’s class

Nov. 2: Lauren H. in Mrs. Brown’s class

Congratulations!

Veterans Day Celebrations

This year, Geist Elementary will host its 12th annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 9:30 in the gym. The choir and 3rd and 4th grade students are busy preparing for this special occasion with songs, writings, and speeches. Please plan to attend!


To honor our Veterans, we are asking all staff and students to wear Red, White and Blue.

Thank You Geist Elementary PTO

Thank you to the PTO for their help in providing a meal for all the staff during parent teacher conferences. The snacks and dinner were helpful during our extra hours over the two weeks. THANK YOU PTO and to all the parents who volunteered items! WE LOVE OUR GES FAMILIES! Click here to see this week's PTO Corner.

Because of your Donations...

Because of your donations to the PTO over the past year, the GES staff was able to have a training session with Dr. Tara Kingsley, from IU Kokomo. The GES PTO helps put money toward professional development which is critical for our continued growth as educators! (WE LOVE OUR PTO and GES FAMILIES!) This semester Dr. Kingsley has helped us learn about many different apps that we are using at school. We have been using Educreations, which is a whiteboard app where students can explain and present information. Another app is Seesaw which is an online portfolio where we can display student work. You may have heard about Chatterpixs which allows you to take objects and make them talk by inserting a voice! The students have been hard at work and engaged in explaining how to solve math problems, explaining and sharing about animal projects, and creating maps of the building. Be on the lookout for increased technology in the classroom!

HSEHS Holiday Show

The Hamilton Southeastern High School Choral Department cordially invites you to their upcoming annual Holiday Show. This year’s show, “It’s the Holiday Season”, will take place on Thursday, December 3rd, and Friday, December 4th, at 7:00pm. The show will feature familiar holiday tunes, such as “The Christmas Waltz”, “Happy Holiday”, “Let it Snow”, “Deck the Halls”, “Jingle Bells”, “Feliz Navidad”, the “Candlelight Carol”, the return of an old elf number “Favorite One”, and many more. Also, this year’s show will feature the Hamilton Southeastern Junior High’s Panther Sound and Fall Creek Junior High’s Falcon Sound ensembles. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling HSEHS or by e-mailing Shawn Porter (sporter@hse.k12.in.us) or Danielle Mullen (dmullen@hse.k12.in.us).


Admission is:

Adults $7.00 in advance

Students (Ages 7-18) $5.00

Children (Ages 3-6) $3.00
(Agest 0-3) *Free

*However, please request a ticket if the child will need a seat of his/her own.

GES Food Drive

The Student Council is holding a food drive. Please watch for a flyer next week.

Holiday Assistance

If your family is in need of holiday assistance, please contact John Reynolds, school counselor, by November 8th. We only have the ability to serve a limited number of families, so assistance will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

Jrreynolds@hse.k12.in.us

915-4260