Mrs.Davis' Gifted Resource Class

Where Great Minds Don't Think Alike!

New Policy to Gifted Please read carefully.

There is now an attendance policy for GRC. If your child is not here the day of gifted he/she is marked unexcused absence until a note comes to me. After 10 absences (just like the regular class) the student is flagged for exceeding the DCPS Absentee Policy. It is imperative that you communicate the absence to me if possible before hand. Many times a student stays behind in the regular education class for some reason. I need that information, please.

General Information for all grades.

Welcome back to GRC Start Dates are as follows:

Monday 9/14 Grade 2

Tuesday Grade 5

Wednesday Grade 3 Early Release dismiss @1:30

Thursday Grade 4

Friday Grades K/1

IMPORTANT NOTE: Breakfast is NOT served at GRC. Please make sure you have your child at school in plenty of time to receive a breakfast prior to getting on his/her bus to GRC.

Contact Information

IF you need to contact me in an emergency while your child is here at Don Brewer, please call the MAIN OFFICE @ 745-4990. All calls left on my voice mail will be answered after 2:30 of that day.

Bus Numbers

GRC Hours 8:30-2:30 / Early Release Days 8:30-1:30

Merrill Road and Lone Star #165

Ft.Caroline, Arlington Elementary, and Arlington Heights #738

Parkwood Heights #598

Lake Lucina #121

Grade K and 1 Friday

Sept. 11

Thanks for the supplies! We had a great first day. I was informed today that Kindergarten was TOO easy and that is why they are here. Love it...they get it!


I will send home a field trip permission slip next Friday. We are taking a trip to UNF Nature Trail for an Insect and Others Program.

Grade 2 MONDAY

Sept. 14

Waiting patiently!!!!!


Field Trip permission slip will come home Monday for an October trip to UNF Nature Trail.


Cannot wait to see the students.

Grade 3 Wednesday

Sept. 9 Early Release


We learned about figurative language and similes. We wrote a simile to compare our Tube Dudes and Dudette's.


Please sign the planner each week. If you did not send in a 3 ring binder for your child please do so next GRC Day.


Bring supplies.

Grade 4 Thursday

Sept. 10


We learned about figurative language and similes. We wrote a simile to compare our Tube Dudes and Dudette's.

Please sign the planner each week. If you did not send in a 3 ring binder for your child please do so next GRC Day.


All fourth graders attend Resource on Thursday. They leave the GRC classroom from 10:15-11:00.


Bring supplies. We will begin a lengthy unit on Research Methods. Students will need 3x5 index cards and a file box to keep them in. All information regarding expectations come home next week. File box and cards due in two weeks. Just giving you a heads up.

Grade 5 Tuesday

Sept. 8


I will be visiting the schools next week for a meet and greet with your child. I will give them directions to complete this project and show them my example. See picture below. Parents can help, please. We will write the simile and describing adjectives in class (on the blue card) in class during the first week of gifted.


Resource is 8:35 - 9:20. All students must attend resource per the district.


Bring supplies.


Science Fair begins next week. Please send in 3x5 index cards. All students will be doing an experiment at home. I will model procedures here in class. Timeline and info comes home next week.