Mustang Message

August 9, 2014

Back to School 2014!

Wow! We are winding down the last days of summer. I am looking forward to our first day together on Friday. Please join me at the CSISD Kickoff 2014 on Friday at 8:30. We will meet at Central Baptist Church in College Station. It is a good idea to carpool. Don't forget to wear your new GP baseball shirt. The shirts will be placed in your box on Monday.

We do have additional staff changes. Meleah Steelman has resigned to be with her family. I respect her decision and believe that family is a priority. We have invited Elizabeth Simpson to join us teaching in kindergarten. Elizabeth is coming to us from Lufkin where she previously taught kindergarten. Jessica Kapchinski, our PE assistant, has been offered a PE teaching position at Pebble Creek. She will be awesome in that position. Candace Leroux will be our PE assistant. Candace is experienced working with kids in fitness camps. We are still needing a K/1st PE assistant and instructional assistant. If you know of someone that would be ideal for this position, let me know!

It is hard to believe that we are starting our 4th year at GP! What a strong foundation we have built where students come first, students are successful, students are loved and nurtured, and parents are partners in educating their children. GP is a special, positive place to work. The teaching staff is innovative and creative. Staff work together to meet the needs of our students. We know that each staff member's contribution, no matter what position, is important and critical to making our GP staff team complete. In the first three years, I believe we are meeting the GP vision that we have established for ourselves. Just like a puzzle, it takes all the pieces (staff) to make the picture complete. It can't be done without each of you sharing your gifts, talents, ideas, expertise, and passion not only with your students but with fellow GP colleagues!

Below you will find all of the necessary information for our first week back. Please take a few minutes to look over the information. Please sign up in Eduphoria for the professional development sessions listed below. It will be a great week of learning!

See you Friday!


Important Information for the Start of the Year

Staff Calendar

Click on this link for the updated Staff Calendar for the year.