News from Mrs. Hilcher- Principal of Grapevine Elementary
Week of September 11 - September 15
Last week was quite a busy week at GES. Somehow the short weeks always feel longer as we try to pack five days of learning fun into four! Classroom teachers are starting to schedule parent-teacher conferences. Our goal is to have these meetings scheduled prior to the end of September. Be watching your child's grade level newsletter for details on scheduling a time. We look forward to partnering with you and making this a wonderful year for your GES Star to learn and grow!
I know many of you have been following the news of the hurricane in Florida this weekend. We are sending our positive thoughts for all of our GES families that have family and friends impacted by these storms in Florida and Texas. As a school community, we did a wonderful job of supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey through our three donation drives. In the coming months we will continue to look for ways to support schools impacted by these storms. Thank you for your generosity!
Friday, September 15 is International Dot Day! For those of you who aren't familiar with this, it's a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. The message of "Making a Positive Mark on the World" will be shared in a variety of activities planned by teachers. GES students are encouraged to participate in Dot Day by wearing their dots!
Have a wonderful week!
Volunteers of all ages are invited to join us for park projects and waterway cleanup throughout the community. This is a fun way to improve the environment and enjoy the great outdoors! Groups are invited to participate.
Assignment locations will be sent out one week prior to event. Register at: www.KGVB.org
Prize drawings begin at 11:30 am at Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane.
Date: October 7 • Time: 9–12 PM
Ages: 5+ (accompanied by adult)
Questions? Contact Cindy Harris, Volunteer Services Liaison: email@example.com
GCISD Nutrition Department Information
GES PTA Information
Carnival Auction Committee
We also are in need of help collecting donations from individuals and companies. Please take a look at our sign up to sign up for both the committee and to help with individual donations! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f44aea62ea3ff2-2017
GES PTA Needs YOU!
Our awesome PTA could use your help! There are a variety of ways you can support GES at home and here on campus. Sign Up to Volunteer Here! If you have been volunteering for GES already, please be sure to Log Hours Here.
We also have several board positions still open for this school year. Please note that there is no experience necessary! The following positions are available:
Star bright Express
To find out more information about any of these positions contact Karen Fyda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GCISD Has a New App!
Did you know that GCISD has a new app? Be sure to download the app so you can easily stay connected and navigate easily to information pertaining to your student(s) and GES!
The following link will take you to a launch page that has screenshots of what the app looks like and functionality that all users can anticipate:
Cheer Camp at GHS - Oct. 14th
In order to volunteer at GES, or around GCISD, all volunteers must:
- read the Volunteer Handbook (this replaces the previous face to face volunteer trainings held on campus)
- watch the appropriate video included in the handbook
- electronically sign the verification Google form for each campus you plan to volunteer
- complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook.
The following link takes you to the online Volunteer Handbook and background check: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=474
When you are ready to volunteer at GES, feel free to call the front office at 817-251-5735 to verify that both of the required steps have been recorded as completed. We appreciate your support as you complete these steps and volunteer to work with our GES students.
Meet Our Outstanding GES Staff!
Grade Level Newsletters
PreKindergarten - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzaMxFimFa8sejN3Yk1mV0tGdGs
Kindergarten - https://www.smore.com/y3b8e
Follow Our Story
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- On Twitter follow:
Principal Mrs. Hilcher: @GESHilcher
Assistant Principal Mrs. Hale: @GESHale
Grapevine Elementary: @GESStars
Your favorite teacher: @GES[lastname]
All GES classrooms by checking our #GESshineon
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrapevineElementary