Parent STAR News

October 2 - 6

NO SCHOOL OCT. 6 AND OCT. 9 (BOTH DAYS ARE STUDENT HOLIDAYS)

Rachel's Challenge Kick-off

Today was our BIG Rachel's Challenge Kick-Off. We are so proud that our students have the motivation to spread kindness and compassion in our school and in the community. It is even more special that this is a district-wide initiative that places an emphasis on these two life skills. We hope that you will ask your students about our big kick-off!

Safety for Your Children - Front Parking Lot and Driveway

Parents,

I am aware that some of you are parking in our front lot and walking your children to the foyer because you have mentioned that our back care lane takes too long. So I took to the road this week and got a bird's eye view of what is going on. I am happy to report with our addition of our safety patrol helpers between 7:15 and 7:30 the wait time from your turn onto School Street to the drop off point in the back is approximately 90 seconds. If you wait a little longer (7:35) it will take you as long as 3 minutes because we have so many walkers using our cross walk. This was amazing to watch the speed at which the lane is moving thanks to our addition of support.


So now....If you are driving to SLE it is an expectation that you use the back driveway for drop off and pickup. This is the safest place since we do not have personnel to monitor the front driveway. We ask that you never drop a child in the front parking lot or on the street. Drivers may not see them and this is a huge danger for everyone.


Our front parking lot has 84 spaces and we have a total of 77 staff and subs. This leaves limited parking for anyone visiting our building. If you need to step into the building for a conference, to drop medicine, or put money on your child's lunch account, please park in the front lot and make your visit brief especially during our peak times. We know that our parking lot is small and that this makes it a challenge for everyone. Thank you for helping us address these changes so that we will not have to block off the entire lot during these busy times.


Dr. Cole


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MONDAY - OCT. 2 - WORLD BLUE SHIRT DAY

On Monday, Oct. 2, we are encouraging students and staff to wear blue shirts to show the world that we are United in Standing Against Bullying.
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HIKE AND BIKE KICKOFF - OCT. 4

Once again, it is time to kickoff our Hike & Bike event. Hike & Bike is a school-wide activity to encourage our students to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Coach Bivin sent home a detailed letter this week with information and dates. We encourage our students and families to participate and join us this year in trying to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

SLIPPER / HOUSE-SHOE DAY - THURSDAY - OCT. 5

Since our Fun Run fundraising event was so successful and our students met all the goals, one of the rewards was Slipper/House-shoe Day. On Thursday, Oct. 5 all students and staff are invited to wear their slippers/house-shoes to school for the day. Please remember that we need to bring tennis shoes for PE and recess for safety reasons. Thank you again for helping our students reach their fundraising goals.

LOST ITEMS - LOST AND FOUND DAY OCT. 18

We have already accumulated a large amount of lost items which includes jackets, lunch bags, and other misc. items that need to find their owner. This year we are going to pick a few days and place all the items out in our front foyer on tables and encourage teachers to walk the students by to see if they recognize something they have lost. Our first day will be Oct. 18th. If your child is missing an item please encourage them to look in the lost and found area in the cafeteria or make sure they look on Oct. 18th. Parents are also welcome to come up and get a visitors badge and go and look for items too. After Oct 18th, we will donate what is left to Grace. We do not have the space to store these items for long periods of time. Thank you for helping us reunite lost items with owners.

GCISD IS LOOKING FOR GOOD SUBSTITUTES

Hey parents and community members! Do you find yourself always on campus volunteering and helping out? Want to be more involved in the classroom and get a paycheck? Then subbing might just be for you!


We are hiring qualified candidates to substitute teach for GCISD. If you are looking to impact kids and help make a difference, we want you! You must have a minimum of 60 college hours to apply. Apply online: www.gcisd-k12.org


If you have any questions, contact erica.pasvar@gcisd.net.

GCISD is Looking for Registered Nurses

The Health Services Department is looking for parents that are registered nurses to help cover campus clinics. If you are an RN and are interested in covering your child's school clinic on a PRN basis, please contact Amy Howard at amy.howard@gcisd.net.