Gregory Gardens Weekly Bulletin
Week of February 2, 2020
Greetings from Administration
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In-Person Registration TK/Kindergarten 2020/2021 School Year
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Gregory Gardens
9:00-11:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM Multi-purpose room
Kinder student turns 5 before September 1, 2020. TK birth date range 9/2/2015-12/2/2015
Prior to coming for in-person registration please complete the online enrollment, print and bring with you. https://air.mdusd.org/air/
- Picture ID for Parent/Guardian
- Original Birth Certificate for incoming student
- Shot records birth to current
- Two forms of address verification:
- Current Rental Lease
- Property Taxes
- CA DMV Car registration
- W2 form
- Payroll Stub
- Voter registration card
Students currently enrolled at GGES in TK will automatically roll into Kinder and will not need to register again.
Visitors on Campus
ALL visitors on campus must first go through the office to sign in for a badge/visitor pass. Whether you are helping in a classroom or at a school event and/or bringing something to a classroom for a party, you need to check into the office before going any further. This is for the safety of all at school. Thank you.
Extra Clothes for Office Needs
We are accepting donations of jeans and bottoms in TK-3rd grades sizes. Prefer unisex for students who may have bathroom accidents.
Family Photo Project
Family and community is what makes GGES and RSP so special. We are working on a special project that features each and every family in our community. Please send a 4x6 family photo or drawing of your family to school. Photos are due to the office by Monday, February 3, 2020. Please leave with Lisa or Kimberly. Thank you.
Superintendent Friday Letter
The Superintendent's Friday Letter has been posted.
**Parent and Pastries hosted by PTA
Students and their parents/guardians are invited Friday, February 7, for pastries in our MUR. Invitations/flyers were sent to teaching staff last week.
**4th annual Gator Gala on March 20 from 6-11pm! The Gala team is looking for donations of any kind for the silent auction. If you own a business, or know anyone that may be able to contribute to this super fun event, please email Robin Greenslade at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket sales for Gala will be announced soon.
**Visit the GGES/RSP PTA Facebook page for more information.
For more information and ways you can help, please connect with your PTA room parent or check us out on Facebook.
What's Happening Around MDUSD
Click here to view the 2019-2020 MDUSD Academic Calendar
2/4- 7pm-CAC Meeting, Board Room @ DENT CENTER
2/10-7pm- Board Meeting, Board Room @ DENT CENTER
2/20- 5:30pm- DELAC Meeting, @ WILLOW CREEK CENTER
2/24- 7pm- Board Meeting, Board Room @ DENT CENTER
Gregory Gardens Elementary
Healthy Kids Survey
Please complete this online survey and share your opinions on our campus life, student affairs and academic success. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. Please let the office, your child's teacher, or email Ms. Koontz and let them know when you take the survey.
Students will receive 10 GATOR BITES
Student Appointments outside of School
If your student is late to school due to an appointment, we ask that the parent/guardian comes to the office with your student. It is also recommended that the student get a pass from the office that they visited for missing school as that will be part of the late slip excuse.
Noon Supervisor Opening
We have 1 opening for a Noon Supervisor!! Come join our team to help support student success during lunch. The position is 5 days a week for a total of 7.5 hours. If you are unable to commit to 5 days, please consider signing up as a Sub Supervisor. Inquire in our elementary office.
Noon Supervisor Hours
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 11:20-12:50
Elementary Student Lunch Accounts
Payment for student meal accounts can be made in cash or check. If writing a check, please make your check payable to “MDUSD Cafeteria Fund”. Our front office has envelopes just for this and they will get your cash or check payment to the cafeteria. If you wish to pay by credit card, please use the district Titan service to pay onto your student's account https://www.mdusd.org/foodservices
If you receive a bill or call regarding money due, please contact food & nutrition services at https://www.mdusd.org/foodservicescontactus.
*Check into the office to receive your visitors pass.
*Adults will be verified using our online database.
*Make yourself available to support and interact with all students.
*Please no cellphones during volunteering.
Thank you for helping support our positive and safe campus climate.
Volunteers are always encouraged, any day of the week - just come in when you can. However, for the safety of everyone, we can no longer allow non Gregory Gardens children on campus during volunteering, unless they can be carried in a baby carrier.
Below is a link to the MDUSD volunteer instruction page.
If your student will be absent, please call the Attendance Hotline at (925) 682-8000 ext. 7042. Please include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Please be sure to call before 9:30 am. Thank you.
To avoid a Truancy for your student, please call the office within 72 hours for any absence. Without a verification for a day(s) missed of school after that time it becomes a truancy.
See MDUSD website for more details on truancy and absenteeism:
February 4 - Kinder/TK Registration 2020/2021
February 5- Shelter in Place Drill
February 7-Parents and Pastries -7am MUR
February 7- Mobile Dairy on Campus Field Trip Tk-5
February 10- Teacher In Service Day- No students
February 13- GGES Spelling Bee
February 14- No School
February 17- President's Day- No school
February 21- PTA Spring Fling Family Dance
March 16- Teacher In Service Day- No students
March 20- Gator Gala
April 3-10- Spring Break
May 25- Memorial Day- No school
June 3- Last day of school
Conversations to Have at Home
Happenings around campus
Practicing our phonics skills with a fun new game.
We loved hearing music from Australia. The didgeridoo makes a variety of sounds.
Firsties bought lunch with Mrs. Hagstrom! We love our Gator Bites.
Harvesting snap peas in our school garden.
4th graders determine how many people could ride a Tarpul across a river in Nepal.
3rd graders spend their Gator Bites to Pie Mr. Dake..... It was a big hit!
Thank you families for providing so much delicious food for our Multicultural Potluck.
5th graders research for their upcoming state reports.