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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary
Calling all incoming Kindergarteners!
Is your student in their last year of preschool and getting ready to begin Kindergarten next year?
2024-25 Kindergarten registration opens November 1st!
24/25 Preschool Registration opens November 1st!
Every Building Blocks and Advantage Preschool (tuition based) student will need to complete a new registration, even if your student is currently enrolled in Gilbert Public Schools Preschool.
No School - Friday, Nov. 10th
- Stu Co Meeting - Nov. 7th after school
- Canned Food Drive runs from Nov. 6th - Nov. 17th
- Holly Jolly Grams sale begins on Nov. 27th
Crazy Spirit Days:
Nov 3 - TWIN DAY
Nov 17 - CRAZY SOCKS DAY
NOV 21 - TURKEY TROT
Respiratory illness season has arrived. No one wants to be ill and miss out on school, work, and all the holiday fun this time of year brings. The best way to prevent severe illness is to get vaccinated.
If you have not already done so, this is the time to get your flu shot to help protect through the flu season. Everyone six months and older without contraindications to the flu shot is recommended to receive it. It can take two weeks to build up immunity, so the sooner you get vaccinated the better. While the flu shot may not prevent the flu in all cases, it can help to reduce symptoms and prevent severe illness and hospitalization.
For further information on Influenza and the flu shot please visit:
There has recently been a newly updated Covid-19 vaccine approved by the FDA and released for distribution that targets more currently circulating strains of the virus. All individuals ages six months and older without contraindications are recommended to get the Covid-19 vaccination and/or booster. You can get the flu and covid vaccines at the same time.
For further information on Covid-19 and the Covid vaccination please visit:
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
RSV is a common illness that causes mild cold-like symptoms. Individuals typically recover within a week or two on their own. However, RSV can cause serious illness and hospitalization in infants and older adults. There are vaccines available to protect infants, young children, and older adults. Consult with your physician to determine if the RSV vaccination is appropriate for you.
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Upcoming GPS Bond and Budget Override Continuation Election
Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board approved that in November 2023, voters living within Gilbert Public School boundaries will decide on a proposed 15% budget override continuation and a $100 million dollar bond. Voters last approved a bond and override in November 2019. For more information please visit www.gilbertschools.net/election and watch the short video below.
- Ballots mailed to voters - starting October 11th, 2023
- Mail-in ballots - by October 31st
- In-person voting available - October 30 - November 6th, 8 am-5 pm (Mon-Fri) and 5:30 am-7 pm on Election Day November 7th (Location - Gilbert Public Schools, Building B, 140 S Gilbert Rd)
IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!
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GPS has 3 Parent University events coming up. Two of the events are the Parents as Teacher workshops that are geared towards families with children ages 0-5. The other event is for families with children upper Elementary to HS age. (That event registration is full, but if families are interested they can still sign up & be on the waitlist.)
Here are the event registration links:
Carol Rae Ranch Elementary
Home of the Coyotes!
We are an "A" Rated School TM
School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Early Release each Wednesday at 1:55 p.m.
Gates open at 7:45 a.m.
All students must enter through the bike rack/parent drop-off.