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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

Year 2 - The week ending February 17, 2023

Title I Family Engagement Survey

Please take a moment to answer two questions regarding the type of programming and activities we can provide in the future at Gray Hawk and what could be limiting access to family engagement activities here.

Please be sure to choose GHE for your school when answering the survey. We will keep the survey open until March 9 and I will send out occassional reminders. We would love 100% participation in order to have your voice heard. Thank you!


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Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for your flexibility during Parent Teacher conferences. With the Super Bowl Celebration and the inclement weather, I know that everyone had to do a lot of pivoting and rescheduling. Thank you for making this time a priority to connect with your child's teacher. If you were not able to reschedule, please reach out to your child's teacher to find a time.

Thank You!

Thank you for your patience as we checked people in for the Valentine's Day Party. There were significant lines as people waited to get in but my hope is that people understand that this is another example of ways that we are making OUR school safe for OUR kids and community. If your ID has been scanned you will not need to have it scanned again this year for any events.


Gray Hawk Talent Show PLEASE READ

There is a lot of information regarding OUR GHES TALENT SHOW this year in the form below. Please read it carefully and be prepared to meet the deadlines for the show to run smoothly.

Sign Up for the Talent Show is Tuesday, March 7, 2023 between 5 and 6:30 pm.

Dress Rehearsal is Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 6:00 and participants MUST attend

Gray Hawk Talent Show is Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm.

Please read the attached flyer for more details.

If you would like to sign up to be a part of the 2nd Annual GHES Talent Show, please fill out this form.

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Gray Hawk Kindness Week begins Tuesday!

Please check out the picture below for information about OUR GRAY HAWK KINDNESS WEEK beginning on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Throughout the week, Student Council is collecting items to support Joy Meadows. They are in need of the following items: bottles of water, bug spray, and individually wrapped snacks. Please donate an item next week if you are able.

In addition to the fun dress up days, students will also be given daily kindness challenges to help make the world a better place!

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Shout Out a Gray Hawk Staff Member

OUR GRAY HAWK staff strives to be child-focused and doing everything they can to support OUR GRAY HAWK community. If you would like to recognize an adult at Gray Hawk, please fill out this brief form to let us know the "who" and the "why" and we will recognize that person with a certificate and recognition each Friday!
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OUR first GRAY HAWK GROOVE will be on Friday, February 24 from 6 - 8 pm. We will have a LIVE DJ and cookies and drinks will be provided.

Please pre-register for the dance here so that we will know about how many to expect. Remember since this is an AFTER HOURS event, the use of the Raptor system is not necessary.

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GHES PTO is teaming up with Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Current to raise funds for OUR GRAY HAWK! Please sign up below for a volunteer training session in order to be able to volunteer at games for this upcoming season. Volunteers earn money for working at the game - even the training sessions earn us money!

Please sign up here for a Volunteer Training Session that works for your schedule!

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KINDERGARTEN for 23/24 School YEar

If you have a child that will be attending Kindergarten next year, please fill out the information above so that we can get you registered and information sent out regarding our Kindergarten Round Up events.
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Gray Hawk Neuro-News

Have you ever wondered why people feel anxious? Lee Constable discusses how anxiety and stress work in your brain! Lee teaches some tips and coping strategies that can help calm your 'survival brain' and 'emotional brain', and get your 'smart brain' back online so you can manage anxiety. It is a great video to watch with (Y)OUR kids!
Brain Basics: Anxiety for Kids - with Lee Constable
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If you would like to recognize an adult at Gray Hawk, please fill out this brief form to let us know the "who" and the "why" and we will recognize that person with a certificate and recognition each Friday!

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