GRE Family Gazette

September 3, 2018

Dear GRE Families,

We had another great week at GRE! This past week, grade level teacher teams met in what we call Data Team Meetings to review assessment results for each and every student. It was great to see teachers working so hard to personalize learning for all of our 508 students. You should have received your child's Fall Assessment letter in their back pack on Friday. Along with the Fall Assessment letter, you may have received a permission letter to have your son or daughter work with an additional teacher in a small group setting for either reading or math. If you have questions about any assessments or results you should reach out to your child's teacher.

Now that we are getting more confident and comfortable in our classrooms, it's clear the learning is in full swing. This week, as I popped into classrooms to check out our learning, I saw students using ST Math (our K-2nd math software) in small groups, working with teachers on writing workshop, and practicing sounds during Fundations (our new phonics program for K-2). I love getting into classrooms and can't wait to see even more rooms this week!

Let's have a great week at GRE!

Kate Thoma

Principal, General Rosecrans Elementary

A Few Important Reminders:

1. As a reminder, you may not pass cars in our Drop Off/Pick Up line. This is for the safety of all of our students and staff. Also important, you may not move the cones to get around a vehicle. If you need to be able to leave faster than our line allows, I suggest you park in a parking space, come into the office and pick up your child. Our children's safety is our most important goal during arrival and dismissal, we need your help making sure our Pick Up Loop stays as safe as possible.

2. Are you looking for a way that you can make a positive impact in Big Walnut Schools? The district is in high need of substitute bus drivers. If interested, please visit the job posting at

Free training will be provided to help eligible candidates meet license requirements. If you have any questions about substitute driving, please contact Ron McClure at 740-965-8967.

Important Dates

Sept. 3: No School

Sept. 6: Picture Day

Sept. 11: Box Top Collection

Sept. 13: PTO Meeting @ 6:30

Sept. 17: No School

Sept. 19: Mumkin's Orders Due

Golden Spatula Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners for the week of August 27th.

Kindergarten- Mrs. Rowe

First- Mrs. Valentik

Second- Mr. Patterson

Third- Mrs. Kurena

Fourth- Mrs. Carter

Who will win the "Golden Spatula" this week?

PaySchools Central

Pay school fees, add lunch money to accounts, etc.