CES Partner Post

Monday, May 23, 2016

TEAM Colleyville

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

Monday, May 23
First Grade Field Trip to the Dallas Zoo
Mrs. Kessel's Library Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at 10:00 am in the Learning Commons
GCISD School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 24

Kindergarten Celebration at 8:30 am in the cafeteria
First Grade Celebration at 9:30 am in the cafeteria
First Grade Writing Showcase in the classrooms after the event above until 10:50 am

Wednesday, May 25

Fifth Grade Parent CMS Meeting at 8:00 am in the CES cafeteria

Second Grade Field Trip to Sealife Aquarium

Thursday, May 26

CES Fun Day at CES/CMS

Friday, May 27

School Holiday- Bad Weather Make-up Day

2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration and Round Up

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year, will run through the end of May. Please complete the online registration through Skyward, and then the registration process can be completed at the school Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm.

From Nutrition Services- No Charging Policy

No charging will be allowed starting May 9th. Students must have a positive balance in order to purchase items in the school cafeteria. Any student without a positive balance will receive an alternative meal at lunch. Please visit myschoolbucks.com to monitor account balances and set up low-balance email alerts. We appreciate your prompt attention in maintaining a positive meal balance. Additional information may also be found on the district's website www.gcisd-k12.org and Child Nutrition Facebook page.

Math Telescoping for Students in Grades K-7

July Math Telescoping Online Registration for Returning and New students is now available. The registration deadline is June 20 and the Exam Fees are due by noon on June 22. It can be accessed under the For Parents and Students directory on the district website. Please visit http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/171 for more information.

From the School Nurse

If your student takes daily medications or has any as needed medication in the clinic, these need to be picked up no later than June 2, 2016 by the end of the day. *

Any medication remaining in the clinic after the 2nd will be disposed of according to GCISD medication destruction guidelines. Medication may not be left in the clinic for use for the following school year. As needed medications will be sent home with students if appropriate beginning Tuesday May 31, 2016.

*Please remember to visit the CES Nurse website. There are many resources available including medical/medication permission forms, summer safety tips, and other ways you can be involved in health services.


*Any summer immunization/exemption form updates should also be brought to school before school starts in the fall. If your student is delinquent in receiving immunizations or exemptions at the start of school next fall, he/she may not be allowed to attend until the required updates have been made.

As always, please contact me with any questions/concerns.

Natalie Rudolph

Elementary Electives Survey

In the fall of 2015, the district solicited parent, staff and community member feedback through a new engagement tool, ThoughtExchange. Upon reviewing the feedback the district received, it became apparent that our elementary parents were interested in adding extracurricular activities ​to the school day. Unfortunately, due to the elements that must be taught through the state mandated curriculum, and the restrictions by the state for our school day, we are not able to add extracurriculars as part of our every day life at Colleyville Elementary. In order to meet the needs of our families the district is looking at offering some extracurricular activities after school for a fee. If you are interested in possibly participating in this after-school offering, please take this brief survey by May 27th to provide us with your feedback on course offerings and schedule.


Fifth Grade Parents!

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Technology Tidbits

Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:


Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids

Calendar Updates/Reminders

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:

  • June 2

Student holidays:

  • Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - May 27

  • Memorial Day - May 30

If you have a student that attends GCISD’s Early College High School or iUniversity Prep, please know that their calendars are different from the rest of GCISD’s calendars. You can access their calendars by clicking on this link:


Thank you in advance for making the appropriate arrangements for your child on these days. Any closures due to bad weather will be broadcast through Skyward Family Access and all local news outlets. Please be sure you keep your preferred email address and phone number updated in Skyward.

From the CES PTA

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

PTA Restaurant Nights:

Menchies: Wednesday, June 1 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please Remember to Report your Volunteer Hours

Please remember to report your off-campus volunteer hours either on the Off-Campus Volunteer Record or by e-mailing charlotte_barborka@yahoo.com. The record is located on the front desk in the office! Questions? Contact Charlotte Barborka, CES PTA Volunteer Coordinator.

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners