GES Mustang Bulletin

Issue 34: May 17, 2019

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Dear Families,

We have just one Monday left in our school year (remember, we do not have school on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day). We have so many wonderful end of the year activities planned for students and I hope that you can come enjoy with us. Field Days are next week, as are a number of class field trips to some amazing sites. Be sure to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions!

As many of you may already know, GES is a member school of the Early Literacy Grant. Over the last three years, the grant has helped us fund between 1 and 1.5 teacher positions for reading intervention, conduct professional development, and purchase approved interventions and materials for students. The funding was contingent upon meeting certain goals in grades K-3. I am happy to share with you that, this year, our K-3 teams have met all three goals set by the Colorado Department of Education and, as a K-5 team, we have never had a higher percentage of students reading at or above benchmark level. I am so proud of your children’s teachers. It is truly a team effort and everyone, regardless of their position at our school, has played an important role in this success. Thanks, too, for all of your support of your children. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you at Field Day!


Jim Woytek


Counselor's Corner

We all care about our kids and their well-being, their mental health is on the forefront of most of our concerns when it comes to our kids being successful in life. I came across this great list of ways parents can help their kids manage and talk about their mental health from the Mental Health America (MHA) organization. It’s important to help lift the stigma that we should hide or not talk about our feelings or what is bothering us. As always please reach out to me if you feel your child may need some extra support as the year comes to a close. I can also provide a list of providers in our area that could help support your child(ren) over the Summer as well. Thank you for reading!

-Mrs. Kane

Dates to Remember

5/22 - 3rd & 4th grade Field Day

5/23 - 1st & 2nd grade Field Day

5/23 - Kindergarten Park Day (Legion Park)

5/24 - 5th grade Field Day and BBQ

5/27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

5/28 - 4th Grade Pioneer Museum Field Trip/Park Day (Legion Park)

5/29 - 1st Grade Swim/Park Day

5/29 - 2nd Grade Park Day (Legion Park)

5/30 - 3rd Grade Park Day (Legion Park)

5/30 - Kindergarten Graduation - GMS Gym, 6:00 PM

5/31 - Mustang Round-Up - 9:00 am

5/31 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Early release at 11:30 am

Lunch Menu

Monday: Rotini & Meat Sauce

Tuesday: Chicken Fajita w/ Grilled Bell Peppers, Onions, & Brown Rice

Wednesday: Beefy Nachos & Carrots

Thursday: Chicken Tenders w/ Whole Grain Roll, Corn Salad, & Bell Pepper

Friday: All Beef Hot Dog w/ Potato Wedges

Field Day Information

1st Grade Field Day - May 23rd

Field Day Activities: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Lunch on the Field: 11:30 - Noon

Awards: 1:30 - 2:00pm

Class Colors to wear during Field Day:

Murphy: Black

McKenna: White

Mowery: Red

Murtaugh: Orange

2nd Grade Field Day - May 23rd

Field Day Activities: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Lunch on the Field: 11:30 - Noon


2:15 - 2:45pm

Class Colors to wear during Field Day:

Chodorowski: Purple

Crittendon: Pink

Harris: Blue

Wells: Green

3rd Grade Field Day - May 22nd

Field Day Activities: 9:30 - Noon

Lunch on the Field: Noon - 12:30 PM

Awards:1:30 - 2:00pm

Class Colors to wear during Field Day:

Garcia: Black

Yoder: White

Whitley: Pink

Foster: Yellow

4th Grade Field Day - May 22nd

Date: May 22

Field Day Activities: 9:30 - Noon

Lunch on the Field: Noon - 12:30 PM

Awards: 2:15 - 2:45pm

Class Colors to wear during Field Day:

Edwards: Orange

Diamond: Red

Bailey: Navy

Cook: Purple

5th Grade Field Day - May 24th

Field Day Activities: 9:30 - Noon

BBQ and Awards: Noon - 1:30 PM

Class Colors to wear during Field Day:

Wenum: Red

Lukassen: Black

Good: Blue

Bown: Orange

Rooks: Pink

Summer Experience 2019!

Calling all K-12 students! Summer Experience Registration is here and we have over 80 courses available!

See Course descriptions and calendars:

  • Pre-School --

  • Elementary (current grades K-5) --

  • Middle School (current grades 5-8) --

  • High School (current grades 8-11) --

GHS Registration opens Wednesday, April 10th. GES and GMS Registration opens Thursday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m. There are two ways to register:

  1. Registration night for Lake, elementary and middle school students on April 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the GCS library. This option is for anyone wanting help with online registration or to pay by cash or check. Translators will be available.

  2. Online through the Gunnison School’s website (

The registration deadline is May 17th.

We anticipate classes filling up quickly, therefore we encourage registration on April 25th. No registrations will be accepted before April 25th and classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information regarding Lake or Elementary Summer Experience, please email Lance Betts at For Middle or High School Summer Experience, please email Cynthia Bruton at

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks have been ordered!

Don't miss out!

There is a VERY LIMITED number of elementary yearbooks left! To reserve your copy, please turn in the payment ($22) with your student's name, grade, and teacher to the the GCS Office.

Questions? Contact Mary Nordberg at

Mrs. Santarella's Music Notes

What a week of reading music in Mrs. Santarella's music room! 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades learned how to read music at the piano. 5th graders also learned about major scales and chords at the piano. Well done! 2nd grade celebrated their great success on their play, "Bremen Town Musicians", then practiced reading music notes and identifying piano keys by letter name as they prepare to read music.

Flyers and Attachments

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