September 25-29, 2023 - End of September edition
International Night, Sept. 28, 6:00-8:00 PM; Participant rehearsal is Sept. 27
Thursday, Sep 28, 2023, 06:00 PM
Grayson Elementary School, Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA, USA
Grayson Elementary students and staff enjoyed a recent on-air visit from Univision journalist Michelle Benitiz (pictured center, back row), during our recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Pictured with Ms. Benitiz are members of our current GETV 5th Grade crew, Parent Liaison Nora Hernandez, and Assistant Principals Ferdye Tenorio and Eeoni Lee.
GES welcomes Michelle Benitiz during National Hispanic Heritage Month
Journalist Michelle Benitiz, acclaimed news anchor at Univision, has a message for young people hoping to reach their potential and accomplish their lifetime dreams.
“The most important thing,” Ms. Benitiz told GETV students during an on-air broadcast this month, “is to do what you love every single day. Try to do more of what you are passionate about.”
Ms. Benitiz, interviewed by 5th Grade journalist Ana Hernandez, has certainly achieved success in her career as the evening and late news anchor and producer at Univision 34 in Atlanta, the No. 1 Hispanic media station in the Southeast Region. Univision is an American Spanish-language television network owned by TelevisaUnivision.
Working at Univision is a pleasure for Ms. Benitez, who has won multiple Emmy Awards and Gabby Awards. Each day presents new opportunities.
“Just moments like this, being with you guys [at Grayson Elementary] is very important to us, reaching out to our communities,” she told her young viewers. “We put on the newscast each evening at 6:00 and 11:00, and we talk about different stories, what happens daily in your parents’ lives, your lives, and what has happened with the weather, and politics.”
Ms. Benitiz is from Ecuador, a small and beautiful country on the Pacific coast of South America, also famous for its province, the Galapagos Islands, considered one of the world's best destinations for wildlife-viewing. She was born in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital.
“We have so many animals, and so much diversity in our country. We speak Spanish, and we speak Kichwa.”
Kichwa is a Quechuan language that includes Quechua varieties of Ecuador, Colombia, and parts of Peru.
“I think it is very important to follow what you really like, your passion, and do a little bit of it every single day,” she told GES students. “And I hope all of you can join me on the newscast.”
Ram of the Month Breakfast, September 29th, 9:15-9:45 AM, in GES Cafeteria
RAM of the Month Breakfast - Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade
Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 09:15 AM
Grayson Elementary School, Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA, USA
Volunteers Day at Grayson Elementary takes place Friday, September 29, 9-11 AM
PTA 5th Grade Committee seeks volunteers; Learn how you can get involved
Grayson Elementary Spiritwear 2023-24
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Thank you to everyone who has activated your Read-A-Thon account, donated, and started to track your reading minutes! The GES Read-A-Thon is a great way to get your reader excited about reading. It gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more.
It is not too late to activate your account. Use this link: https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers/r/mlFuUg to start today and follow the simple instructions.
The class that raises the most donations will receive a pizza party and the class that reads the most minutes will get an ice cream party!! Plus, all readers collect Rat Bucks as they log their minutes. These Rat Bucks can be used to select prizes at the end of the month.
Local Business Owner Sponsorship
We encourage parents who are business owners to become a sponsor. Donations can be mailed directly to the school, with checks made out to GES PTA. In the memo note list Read-A-Thon. This method allows the school to keep 100% of your sponsorship.
We hope EVERYONE participates. Happy Reading!!
Thanks so much,Grayson Elementary School PTA
Grayson Elementary PTA: How to Join and Make a Difference for our Students
5th Grade T-Shirt Pick-Up Opportunity - October 6th, 6:00-7:00 PM, Grayson Park
5th GRADE T-SHIRTS PICK-UP
For those that ordered 5th grade t-shirts, they will be available to pick up at Grayson Park on Friday, Oct 6th from 6:00-7:00 PM (look for the green balloons under the pavilion). Note: If you did not get a chance to purchase a t-shirt, there will be more opportunities…please stay tuned for details on future orders!
REFLECTIONS: Annual PTA arts competition accepting entries through October 31st
The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts program designed to give students an outlet for creative expression. It is an opportunity to challenge their imagination.
Grayson Elementary students scan submit completed works of art in one or all of the available categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Be sure to follow the rules of the contest.
For information on judging guidelines, specific rules for each area, etc., please visit https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections
Entries are due to Neha Kothari by emailing all entries digitally at email@example.com by October 31, 2023. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Kothari at 404-592-0475 for answers to any questions. Thank you!
Grayson Athletic Association
Welcome to the homepage for Grayson Athletic Association ("GAA") Basketball. Our program is open to boys and girls ages 5-14 in the Grayson community and surrounding areas. GAA Basketball focuses on skills development, teaching the value of teamwork, emphasizing sportsmanship and prioritizing academic excellence for all program participants.
Fifth Grade Movie Night on October 20th!
Great Days of Service - October 20-22
GES Literacy Night - "Reading at the Fall Festival" - October 26, 5:00-7:00 PM
Grayson Elementary Literacy Night: October 26, 5:30-7:00 PM
Our 2023 GES Literacy Night theme is Reading at the Fall Festival! We will play reading games, read fall themed books, and do fun fall activities for the whole family! Save the October 26th date!