GES Friday Wrap-Up 9/23

Wrapping up this last week, and news for the week to come.

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The MOST Important reminders in this newsletter.

  1. The Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser is HAPPENING!!! Help your student gather pledges, and help us meet our $10,000 goal. (more information below)
  2. Individual Picture Day is on 9/29, make sure you send your form back in, or submit an order online.

A BIG Grizzly Bear Hug To:

I am a little belated on a special welcome to both the Forsyth and Weber families! Welcome to the Garfield family and community!

Thank you to those of you who were able to join me at our SAC meeting here at school this last week, and to our amazing PTA board (Lucie C, Jayme R, Sarah A) and PTA membership for the support and planning that happens in these two amazing groups of GES Parents and teachers.

We had so much fun during National Math Storytelling Day!

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Garfield Families,

Ownership. It's a word your child will hear often around GES this year. We want our students to own their successes and challenges (Academically and socially). We want students to know where they are, and where they want to be. We want our students to have a personal stake in the work they do, and the decisions they make.

You can join us in this work! What are some ways we can create students who take responsibility for their own learning and behaviors (successes AND challenges)?

  1. Be consistent with routines, procedures and expectations. Take the guesswork out of what is expected (voice, hands and feet) when you and your child enter a store or a classroom, or when it's bedtime.
  2. Include conversations about decisions made as your read together, "What would you do if you were in this (insert character)'s situation?
  3. Set goals (short or long term) with your student, check-in about them, and reflect on progress.
  4. Give responsibilities and chores- Our grizzlies are all learning independence and perseverance. Help your student complete tasks given from beginning to end (like cleaning their room).

One of the best parts about this school community is the partnership we have in raising, educating and supporting these little Grizzlies. If you would like to hear more about our school P.R.I.D.E values, please reach out.

One of my goals would be that you as parents know the language of our values so well, that you can talk them up in your homes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Most Sincerely,

John Kleiber



The Student Friday Wrap-Up Video for 9/23

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September Lunch Menu

Monthly lunch menus are available on the website under Nutrition Services

Support your GES Jog-a-Thon! Our Goal is $10,000!!!

The details:

  • 100% of money goes to Garfield Elementary (in the past the money has been used for new gym mats, technology, licenses, playground equipment, classroom budgets and more!)
  • Donations are due Monday, October 10th.
  • Donations can be cash, check or even paid online! (
  • Students will run on 10/13
  • All students will earn a t-shirt no matter what. Additional prizes at $5, $15, $25 and $100 levels.
  • The top earner gets a ride to school on a fire truck! for Garfield gear, PTA memberships, and if you're feeling, generous-donations!

Planning Ahead (future dates & events)

  • Thursday 9/29: Individual Picture Day! Information should be in your child(ren)'s backpacks. Lifetouch Picture Day ID: EVT2GTB7H


  • Monday 10/3 is the official Student Count day. This day and time of year, the federal government issues funding for schools based on the number of students in the school. We need your student in school!
  • Monday 10/3 Hearing and Vision Screening! Volunteers needed!
  • 10/13 PTA Jog-a-Thon event!
  • 10/14 No School for students
  • 10/17 SAC/PIE Meeting and PTA Meeting (5:00 & 6:00 respectively)
  • 10/19 & 10/20 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 10/21 No School for students
  • 10/31 Halloween parade
  • Week of 10/31 Book Fair!
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Schedule for the Week

Monday, September 26th

  • Band: 3:15-4:15 with the woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)

Tuesday, September 27th-

  • Band: 3:15-4:15 brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, french horn)
  • Choir: 3:15-4:00
  • TSD DAAC Meeting- Boardroom 5:30-7:30

Wednesday, September 28th

  • School starts @ 9:00
  • National Math Story Telling Day
  • Band:3:15-4:15 percussion

Thursday, September 29th

  • Picture day for students!

Friday, September 30th

  • A wonderful day to be a Grizzly