GES Mustang Bulletin
Issue 19: January 17, 2020
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
At GES and Lake, we pride ourselves in creating a school environment "Where Kids Go To Grow." Academic growth is our priority, but no our sole priority. We strive to provide students with opportunities that help them grow in confidence and give them lifelong tools that extend beyond "reading, writing, and arithmetic." This time of year, our students start some really wonderful activities. Preschool, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades are swimming, thanks to our partners with the City of Gunnison Recreation Center. Third Grade will soon begin their Nordic Skiing, while our Fourth and Fifth Graders will hit the slopes at CBMR. To think about the broad scope of these programs, it's staggering to think that, if a child attends Lake and GES from PK3 to 5th Grade, he or she will receive up to 16 swim lessons with Red Cross certified instructors, 2 Nordic Ski Lessons (including a hut trip), and 8 downhill ski lessons with CBMR instructors. We live in an incredible community and I'm grateful that we have such tremendous partners who ensure that education opportunities are second-to-none.
Happy Friday! Let’s talk gratitude! I guarantee I’ve mentioned this before, but I know it bears repeating: gratitude can change your life! According to Emily Fletcher when we express or experience gratitude our brain releases dopamine and serotonin - two molecules responsible for making us feel good. When we practice gratitude we build those neural pathways. Meaning, when we do good we feel good and when we feel good we do good. Not only that but studies from Moll, Zahn, et al. 2007 show that practicing gratitude can release toxic emotions, reduce pain, enhance sleep quality and even reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Building gratitude can be as easy as journaling one thing you are grateful for everyday and can go as far as paying it forward and doing something kind for someone else. No matter what you choose, choose gratitude, choose kind, and choose to make our community even happier!
Monday: Meatball sub w/ Broccoli
Tuesday: Pork Carnitas Burrito Bowl w/ Jicama & Carrots
Wednesday: Rotini w/ Tempeh Peas
Thursday: Pizza w/ Veggie or Sausage, & Green Salad
Friday: Chicken Pot Pie w/ Baked Butternut Squash
Dates to Remember
February 12 - Literacy Night 6-7:30 pm
February 14 - Early Release @ 1:15
February 17-18 - NO SCHOOL, President's Day Weekend
3rd Grade -
Foster: Feb 12, 13, 20, 21 (half of class each day)
Garcia: Feb 12 & 21
Rooks: Feb 13 & 21
Whitely: Feb 12 & 20
Yoder: Feb 13 & 20
4th Grade - January 22nd & 29th, February 5th, & 12th
5th Grade - January 21st & 28th, February 4th & 11th
Events & Activities
Please mark your calendars for February 12, from 6 - 7:30 p.m and plan to join us for the 5th Annual Family Literacy Night at Gunnison Elementary School. Be on the lookout for more details to follow!
Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge
When: January 22nd, 4:15 pm @ the Rec Center
Open to ages 6-13
Kids Cook! Winter Session – Baker’s Delight with Mountain Roots
Mountain Roots invites kids ages 10-16 to join our Kids Cook! Winter Session – Baker’s Delight
Wednesdays, 4-6pm, Jan 29 – March 11 at the Gunnison Rec Center
Baking is fun, warming, exciting and delicious. With different recipes each week, you’ll bake scrumptious main courses, desserts and sides. Learn the exciting science behind baking as you develop your skills in the kitchen and with the oven. Parent tasting night on the last class. $20 Choice Pass discount available. Scholarships Available. Allergies accommodated. Register at mountainrootsfoodproject.org or through the Gunnison Rec Center. Contact Sasha with any questions, email@example.com.