January 5, 2015
A Principal's Perspective
What a gift of music this morning from the kids during Sing-A-Long! That one song from Polar Express is what it is all about! Are you supposed to cry in a Sing-A-Long? Very touching to hear the sweet voices of children. Thank you Gail for organizing a great morning. Thanks also to the CAMP team and Kathryn for helping with the Sing-A-Long. What a great joy to see David as well. Good times!!
As we finish off the first semester, I just want to thank each of you for the contributions you not only make to your students but to our GP staff as well. We have worked hard together to provide a quality, enriching education for our students while fostering a fun, nurturing learning environment as well. Yes, they can both go together and you as the staff are a model of how that can be done. However, it is time for a well deserved break to renew, relax, and enjoy our family during the holiday season. As we begin this season of celebrations and gatherings, please keep those that are going through tough times in your thoughts and prayers. Especially our very own Susan Wells and her girls. She is a great example for us to remember the importance of family, friends and living each day to the fullest.
May your holiday season be magical! I look forward to starting a new 2015 school year in January!
Morning Duties of the Week
Morning Assembly (7:30): Owen
Gym (7:20): Hastings
Cafeteria (7:20): Eppes
Bus (7:20): Fortner
Parent Drop Off Directing Traffic (7:30): McGregor
Parent Drop Off (7:30): Rhine & Madden
Librarian: At PC
Guidance Lessons: HS & Kinder
Week at a Glance
Monday: Start of 4th Six Weeks; Six Weeks Grades Due by 12:00 pm for 3rd Six Weeks
Wednesday: Tech Training (4th Grade Pod - Comic Life & Kinder Pod - Smartboard Tips & Tricks)
Thursday: Awards Assembly 8:30 - K, 9:00 - 1st, 9:30 - 4th, 1:30 - 2nd, 2:00 - 3rd; PTO Meeting @ 12:00; Reach 3:15-4:15
News & Notes
Our next GPE Tech Workshop will be Wednesday, January 7th. This is the make up session from December. Don't forget - next day jeans day if you attend. Sonic drinks all around if all grade level members attend. AND free lunch at the end of the sessions for perfect attendance!
Don't forget to complete the FERPA training. Please see December Faculty Meeting link for more details: https://www.smore.com/avn4j This was to be completed by today. If you have not had a chance to complete the riveting training, please do so before January 5th (our first day back). This is a district requirement for all staff members.