Monday Message

News from Mrs. Hilcher-Principal of Grapevine Elementary

Week of September 14-18


In keeping with #Thankyouthursday, we would like to say thank you to all of the parents who attended the GES Curriculum Showcase on Thursday night. We hope that you found the session(s) you attended informative. We want your child to have a successful year here at GES and know that communication between school and home plays a major part of that.

Our campus has made a special effort to say 'thanks' to our peers on Thursdays. We've been using Twitter as one of our ways to show our appreciation to others. Be sure to follow our hashtags and join in the experience by thanking a GES staff member on 9/17. Be sure to add #thankyouthursday & #GESshineon along with the Twitter handle of the person you're thanking!

We Need YOU for our Campus Excellence Committee

If you would like to serve on the GES Campus Excellence Committee, or you know of a community member who would be a good candidate, please call the front office at 817-251-5735. As a reminder, the Campus Excellence Committee(CEC) is made up of 9-15 members made up of GES administration, faculty, staff, parents and community members. The CEC is involved in the site-based decision making process for our campus. CEC meetings will be held on Tuesday afternoons in the GES library. CEC meetings for the 2015-2016 school year will be held on: 9/29; 10/27; 12/15; 1/26; 2/23/ 3/29 and 5/3.

Attendance Reminders

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FIRST Committee

GCISD has formed a Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) to study and prioritize ways to create the best possible learning environment for GCISD students. This Team meets every other Tuesday and all minutes and updates are uploaded on their webpage. This is a critical time for our district as we look ahead and plan for the educational needs will look like for our students. Be sure to check out the FIRST website link:

Reminders from MAPS teachers


Thank you to everyone who has signed on to Class Dojo. It's not too late to get connected to your child's MAPS classes through Class Dojo. Just create an account, sign up with your child's personalized code, and you're done! Check your account daily for updates on your child's behavior. If you need another letter with your child's code, send me an email at


Coach Basil wants to remind you to make sure your child comes prepared for learning by wearing the correct shoes on PE days.

4th & 5th grade only

Ms. Lambert wants to let you know that all students are responsible for bringing their recorders to music every day. If you need to order a recorder, for an order form.

Reminders: Arrival & Dismissal

Please remember that doors open and students are supervised at 7:15 each day. Students shouldn't be dropped off, or plan to arrive at the school prior to 7:15 unless enrolled in KidzU's before school care. We've had many bike riders arrive as early as 7:00 this past week.

Please do not arrange to meet your child in the foyer, work room or library after school. Walkers will meet their siblings, neighbors and/or walking parents and quickly proceed to the crosswalk nearest their homes. Walker Station areas should be cleared out within minutes of dismissal

  • K-2 students walking to the northern crosswalk (Hall Johnson & Hazy Meadow) will be dismissed from the picnic table area only
  • K-2 students walking to the southern crosswalk (Hall Johnson & Hughes) will only be dismissed from the area near the front entrance to the school only

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/16 Student Council meeting (2:45-3:30pm)

Wednesday, 9/16 Dad's Club meeting at Wise Guys Pizzeria (6:30pm)

Thursday, 9/17 PTA meeting & Spaghetti Dinner (6:30pm)

Thursday, 9/24 Future Panther Night at the CHHS Varsity football game

Friday, 9/25 GES Rachel's Challenge Rally for students

Tuesday, 9/29 Campus Excellence Committee (3:00pm)

Monday, 10/12 Student Holiday

Friday, 10/16 PTA's GLOW DANCE! (6:30-8:30pm)

Saturday, 11/7 GES Fall Carnival (2:00-5:00pm) More information coming soon!

Future Panther Night

If your child is a future CHHS Panther, plan to attend the Varsity football game on Thursday, September 24th at Mustang-Panther stadium! Students will not be allowed on the playing field this year, but will definitely be recognized! Be sure to wear a GES shirt and represent our wonderful school!

Important Links

Literacy Symposium

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Follow Our Story

Stay connected with GES by following the excitement on Twitter and Facebook.

  • On Twitter follow:
    • Mrs. Hilcher: @GESHilcher

    • Ms. Ray: @GESKRay

    • Grapevine Elementary: @GESStars

    • Your favorite teacher: @GES[lastname]

    • All GES classrooms by checking our #GESshineon

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