Golden Eagle Newsletter

April 28, 2023

Principal's Message

We made it through April and state testing and now we are ready to greet May and all that May has to bring! To start, next week is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! See the message below from our PTO.

We kick off our year-end MAP testing this next week which is very helpful to be able to measure students' progress. If we reach our MAP goal as a school, we will have the firetruck come so the students can have some fun playing in the water. That is scheduled for May 19 (in the afternoon, after the family picnic) with a rainout date of May 24. As always, please help encourage your students to put forth their best effort on their MAP testing!

From our PTO:

Teacher Appreciation Week is an important week that provides us the opportunity to celebrate our teachers and show them how much we appreciate everything they do for our kids each and every day! Not only does the PTO have a few goodies planned, but we have organized a week of surprises just for them! This year we would like to show that we have the GREatest teachers in the world. Here’s how it will work if you would like to participate:

• Monday (May 1st): Mexico City, Mexico — ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! Send in an item from your teacher’s Amazon Wish List.

• Tuesday (May 2nd): Paris, France - Bon Appétit. Send in your teacher’s favorite snack.

• Wednesday (May 3rd): London, England - It’s tea time! Send in a pack of thank you notes and have your student use one of the notes to write a ‘thank you’ to his/her teacher for all he/she does.

• Thursday (May 4th): Amsterdam, Netherlands- You help us grow and bloom. Surprise your child’s teacher with one of his/her favorite flowers.

• Friday (May 5th): Hong Kong, China - We are fortunate to have you. Choose anything you like for your child to give as one last thing to say ‘thank you’.

Not sure what your child’s teacher may need or want? Check out the Teacher Favorites lists on the PTO website.

Thank you so much for helping to make this week so special for our GREat teachers!

Field Day is coming up!

Hey parents, we would love to have you volunteer at our Field Day! We will have Field Day on Wednesday, May 17 with our rainout day being Thursday, May 18.

Field Day 2023

At the end of the scheduled activities (at 2:45), we will plan to have an all school tug-a-war and you may get to participate so please consider coming! We will have each class battling another class and the class winner will go against staff. If time allows, we can have the winner go against the parents so you won't want to miss!

*Participation will of course be voluntary and we will not hold the tug-a-war if it's too muddy.

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To Parents of 5th graders!


BLM will be hosting a parent information night on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6 pm in the BLMS auditorium for all incoming 6th graders.

April Exceptional Eagles

Congratulations to our April Exceptional Eagles!

K -Ethan Howlett

1st - Emery Owens (not pictured)

2nd - JJ Rickson

3rd - Julia Navarro

4th - Tucker Orrison

5th - Kane Sherley

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2023 GRE Family Picnic

The annual GRE Family Picnic is coming up on Friday, May 19th. Students will begin exiting the building by 11:35, with all grade levels being outside by 11:45. Families are encouraged to arrive by 11:30 so picnic areas can be ready when students come outside.

Please help us plan for this event by completing the form linked below, even if you do not plan to attend. This will allow us to make sure that each child is supported during this time. You may also use the form below to order lunches from the GRE cafeteria. Lunches must be ordered by Friday, May 5, 2023. We hope to see you there!


GRE events for the week of May 1, 2023

Monday, May 1

5th grade MAP testing

Tuesday, May 2

5th grade MAP testing

1st grade MAP testing

6:00 Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night-BLMS

Wednesday, May 3

5th grade MAP testing

1st grade MAP testing

3rd grade field trip

Thursday, May 4

Kindergarten MAP testing

2nd grade MAP testing

5th grade field trip

Friday, May 5

School Lunch Hero Day!

Kindergarten MAP testing

2nd grade MAP testing

3:45 - Bricks4Kids (for those enrolled)

Upcoming Events:

May 1-12 MAP testing

May 8 - Kona Ice for the winners from Major Savers

May 8 - BOE meeting

May 11 - Kindergarten field trip

May 11 - 3rd grade kite day

May 11 - School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 12 - 2nd grade field trip, 4th grade field trip

May 15 - PTO meeting

May 17 - GRE Field Day

May 18 - GRE Field Day (rainout date)

May 19 - GRE Family Picnic & Firetruck fun

May 22 - Eagles Nests

May 23 - 5th grade celebration

May 24 - Firetruck fun (rainout date)

*Last day of school-TBD at the May BOE meeting


We would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students and staff!

Lucas Carmitchel - April 28

Addie Penquite - April 28

Oliver Lowe - April 29

Brody Mische - April 30

Blake Tranckino - April 30

Lance Tranckino - April 30

Cora Plum - May 2

Parker Kunz - May 3

Katelyn Martin - May 3

Miles Steinlage - May 3

Ella Stout - May 3

Mrs. Plum - May 4

Annabelle George - May 5

Friday Friendly ELA Tip - Main Idea & Summarizing

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From the Library

It’s hard to believe that we are ending April. The calendars are filling up. Here are a few important dates to know from the library.

May 8-12th is the last week for checking out library books. ALL books are due back in the library May 19th . Thanks to everyone who has worked hard at returning overdue books lately. It is so helpful as we prepare for end of the year inventory! We are going to be looking at Award winning books for all grades the rest of the year!

As always, thank you for your support of reading and of the library. Any questions or concerns please make sure to reach out.

Cyndi Kenton

Elementary Library USD458

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