October 9, 2015
Monday, Oct. 12
Crazy sock and/or crazy hair day
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Geist Running Club 3rd Grade
Book Club - 4th Grade
Creating with Clay
Wednesday, Oct. 14
PTO Fall Festival Committee Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 15
School Pride Day - Wear your favorite GES or HSE sportswear
Report Cards Posted 4:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 16
Gator Gallop T-Shirt Day
Geist Running Club 4th Grade
Gator Gallop and Fall Festival
Monday, Oct. 19
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Geist Running Club 3rd Grade
Wednesday, Oct. 21
Thursday, Oct. 21 & Friday, Oct. 22
Fall Break - No School
This week we focused on School Safety and we discussed how our students help keep us safe at school in many ways. Two areas we discussed were that students should never open the door for strangers and we must stay quiet during drills and listen to the adult in charge. We discussed how parents help keep us safe by wearing their visitor badges on their shirt lapel at all times. This week we practiced a lock down drill with Officer Matt Simmonds, our SRO for HSE, and we did a tornado drill. We do encourage that all families work to have safe places at home for fire and tornado. Where will you meet up if everyone evacuates that house from a fire?
Finally, 3rd and 4th grade students had presentations from the Fishers Fire Department today. Please follow up with your children to learn more about their presentations.
We are teaching children to use different methods to solve problems!
We are teaching children various methods to solve problems. We are teaching them to think and to understand math. We want a conceptual understanding. Certain situations are more suitable for various methods and we need to learn when to use different methods. Indiana state standards and mathematical process standards require that students move into a more conceptual understanding and not just a procedural understanding of math.
Tonight after dinner, we encourage you to ask your child to share with you two or more ways to solve a problem! Students across the building are learning there are multiple ways to solve math problems. We don't always have to use the standard algorithm. Students can use the Lattice method in multiplication or the pull down method in addition! There are many ways to solve a problem!
Solving Multiplication using the Lattice Method!
Solving Addition problems using other methods besides the standard algorithm!
Division using many methods!
Oct 19-21 - Week 1
Kellogg's Happy Birthday Treat
As a participant in the Kellogg’s Happy Birthday program, HSE Nutrition & Food Services will be celebrating birthdays once a month with a special treat. On one Tuesday of every month we will have “Birthday Day” to celebrate all student birthdays that month. Any student who purchases a meal deal on “Birthday Day” will receive a Rice Krispies Treat with their lunch.
“Birthday Day” Schedule:
September 22nd (Celebrate August & September Birthdays), October 20th, November 17th, December 15th, January 19th, February 23rd, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th (Celebrate May-July Birthdays)
School Pictures Retake Day is Tuesday, October 13th
We will send an order form home today with students who were absent on picture day or have enrolled since that day. Extra forms are available in the office, or order online here.
Mad Scientist Mondays
Parent Teacher Conferences for Related Arts Teachers
The GES related arts teachers are available to schedule conferences if you are interested. The following times are when they will be available:
Oct. 14 8:00-8:30 AM
Oct. 15 4:00-5:00 PM
Oct. 19 4:00-6:00 PM
Please contact the individual teacher that you would like to conference with by email.
PE: Mr. Sutherlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music: Mrs. Taylor, email@example.com
Art: Ms. Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist of the Week
Sept. 28: Riley M. in Mrs. Scott’s class
Oct. 5: Lilly S. in Mrs. Deckard’s class
What if Your Child Becomes Ill at School?
Student Vision Screening
On Nov. 5th, 1st grade students at GES will be given a vision screening. Dr. Jim Daugherty and Dr. Jillian Pall from Fishers Eye Care will be doing the vision screens for all of our 1st grade students throughout the district. There is no cost for the vision screening and you will be notified if your student’s results indicate a concern.