GES Mustang Bulletin

Issue 33: April 29, 2022

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Hello GES Parents,

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 – 6) which is the time to celebrate our teachers/staff! Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by sharing your appreciation for our dedicated, inspiring, and professional Gunnison Elementary School staff. These exceptional teachers/staff have gone above and beyond in supporting students’ academic success. During this school year, they have built meaningful relationships with students, and fostered emotional well-being during a school year full of uncertainty, challenges, and change.

Also, this past week we had a couple of exciting events. On Wednesday, April 26th, we recognized our Administrative Professionals: Hannah Hanson, Angel Hartzell, Deb Hoskins, Jill Peterson and Laura Parker. They are central to the daily function of the school and they are key to keeping it organized and efficient. We appreciate all they do!

Our first and second grade students had a wonderful time at the AgVenture Day, held by the Cattlewoman’s Association on Thursday at the Fred Field Building. It was so fun to see the small animal show. Grades 3 – 5 will attend on Monday, May 2nd and their visits will include many hands on activities.

Finally, next week GES is participating in 2022 National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 4th. Students will be given the opportunity to ride their bikes to and from school and will be provided a safe and secure location to store their bike and helmet during the day. Guided routes are also available for students who would like to ride to school with a group. Please be on the lookout for more information.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kind Regards,

Mr. Michael Seefried, Principal

Counselor's Corner

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Lunch Menu

Monday - Hamburger on a Bun

Tuesday - Mini Corn Dogs

Wednesday - Pizza Sticks w/ Marinara Sauce

Thursday - Bean & Cheese Burrito

Friday - Ham & Cheddar Sandwich

**Fresh Fruit and Veggies included every day!**

2022-2023 Meal Information:

Please click here for important info about meals next year, free and reduced app, and SNAP benefits:



Dates to Remember

Saturday, April 30th - Mighty Mustang 5K & Obstacle Course

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd - AgVenture Day (3rd - 5th grade)

Wednesday May 4th - Bike to School Day

Summer Experience

Summer is almost here and that means it is almost time for Summer Experience!

Information and daily schedules can be found on the following link - 2022 Summer Experience

Registration will close Friday, May 13th!

Art Happenings

This week our artists created beautiful paper flower compositions applying shape, symmetry, and space.

PTA News

Greetings from Gunnison PTA!

2022 MIGHTY MUSTANG EVENT - mark your calendars for Saturday, April 30th and REGISTER!

· The 3rd Annual Mighty Mustang Flyer

· Registration Form

· Website for online registration or sign up as a volunteer!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is quickly approaching (May2-6)! We need your help! Please CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up to provide an item or items to contribute in honoring and celebrating our amazing teachers and staff at GCS!

Kindest regards,

Gunnison PTA

Bike To School Day - Wednesday May 4

May the 4th is National Bike to School Day. We will be riding bikes to school in bike trains using the safe to school route. If you want to join us please meet the trains at the designated time and spots. In the afternoon the city is going to set up a bike rodeo in the back middle school parking lot. The Bike rodeo will be from 2:00-4:30. To participate in the rodeo the city has asked to have the students have a signed waiver. Please make sure you wear your helmet!

Girls on The Run

This week Girls on The Run completed their practice 5K! Their final 5K event is Saturday, May 14th at 9am on the Van Tuyl Trail if interested in cheering or participating you are welcome.

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Health News

We have been seeing an uptick in illness, specifically Influenza cases. Please remember to keep your child home when sick. Students should remain out of school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and other symptoms have been improving for a full 24 hours. Thank you for helping keep our schools safe.

End of Year Chromebook Information

Yearbook Update

The GES and Lake School Yearbooks have been sent to Jostens and will be delivered in May!

If you have already ordered one, your student should have a receipt in the Friday Folder. (If you think you ordered and don't get a receipt, do not panic! Just contact Mary Nordberg at

If you want to reserve a copy, you can use MyPaymentsPlus, send cash/check to the GCS Office or click here: Gunnison-Elementary-School/2022 Yearbook

Yearbooks are still only $20!

Lost & Found

Please be sure to check the lost and found if your student is missing anything! Our bin is overflowing and will be donated soon!

Flyers and Events

3rd Annual Mighty Mustang

Hello GCS students and families! The PTA's 3rd annual Mighty Mustang is coming up this weekend. We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 30th for a 5K fun run, a 5K fun bike, and/or obstacle courses for elementary students. In addition to these events, there will also be bouncy houses, face painting, music, and fun for the whole family! Every participant will receive an automatic entry into an awesome raffle drawing. Registration begins at 8:30am and events start at 9:30. We have extended our registration deadline, and you can register via the paper form attached, at our website, or the morning of the event. Please reach out to Sara Lamar at if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Junior Mountaineers Summer Camp

Western Athletics is collaborating with the Rady School of CS & Engineering to provide a unique summer camp opportunity to youth ages 5-12 in the Gunnison Valley – Junior Mountaineers Summer Camp! This camp will combine athletics & physical activities with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) to create a summer full of adventures and learning. Each week of camp will have a different theme that the various STEAM activities are based around in addition to the regularly scheduled weekly activities. Camp will run from 8:30am-5:30pm on Monday-Friday with an afternoon/full day Friday option that coincides with the GWSD Summer Experience dates. You can register for 1 week of camp, multiple weeks of camp, or the entire summer.

Interested or want more info on Junior Mountaineers Summer Camp? Please use the QR code on the flyer or this link for camp descriptions, weekly themes, a sample schedule, and a registration link. If you have any questions about camp that you can’t find online, feel free to contact Bree Hare, Athletics Business Manager for Western, at or 970.943.2109

We hope that this camp not only finds success on the Western Colorado University campus, but that it also becomes an inclusive and safe place where kids can be kids, create meaningful relationships, and are inspired to be active learners!

Choice Pass Information

Are you a 5th grade parent? Join us to learn about the Choice Pass program. Parents and youth welcome! Enjoy food, games and education on the program and having difficult conversations with youth. Please sign up here:

May 18th – Legion Park, Gunnison (will be at Fred Field if weather is bad) - 5:30-7:30 pm

May 19th – The Depot, Crested Butte - - 5:30-7:30 pm

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